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Hotel Station 18
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   2A-10, Medan Stesen 19/8 | Station 18, Ipoh, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #8 of 50 Hotels in Ipoh
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“Comfortable stay, run by a superb family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We did not know much to do in Ipoh, when we were actually just on a trip towards Cameron Highlands.

The good comments on tripadvisor made us decide to stay at this hotel, but we did not understand how everybody was sooo positive about the family that runs the place. He offered us to show Ipoh, and as the owner is Chinese, he knows all the good food spots around town. We had some good white coffee, nice rice with chicken and beansprouts, some good sandwhiches and everything very cheap.

If you consider to stay in Ipoh, this hotel is the way to go. Nice service, cheap and a good room. We feel like having a new friend in Ipoh town!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We decided to explore Ipoh for a weekend trip and staying at this hotel was the best decision we made! You will not believe the quality of this hotel for the price you pay until you see it for yourself. The rooms are outstandingly clean and have the best showers I have seen in Malaysia on my vacation. The service is 5 star quality with a security guard at the door all day who even holds the door open for you. The location is perfect with a restaurant downstairs and 2 minutes walk from the AEON shopping mall. I will always come back here whenever I am in Ipoh!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

My family and I went and stayed in Hotel Station 18,Ipoh,Malaysia.The hotel was very clean and well organized and it was indeed a very clean hotel.We came from Kuala Lumpur ,Malaysia And still felt at home in Ipoh because the staff were so friendly. The hotel was next to Tesco and a shopping mall. we could easily buy water if we don't have enough.The bed was big and comfortable as it seems .The TV channels were great .And it was truly a home from Home away.... Recommend to be stayed

Room Tip: All the rooms are great
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jakarta, Indonesia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

My family and I were really grateful that we stayed at this hotel when we went to Ipoh. Before we arrived in Ipoh, the hotel had offered us "transport service" with no charges. From the offer, we were very impressed and thankful by the warm welcome given by the hotel since we were away from our country. When we arrived at the bus station, Medan Gopeng, two friendly persons had arrived to bring us to the hotel. They were really low profile, helpful, and kind to us. They gave us a lot of information about Ipoh. Surprisingly, when we arrived at the hotel, we just found out that one of the persons is the owner of Hotel Station 18. He's been very helpful to us. He willingly and gladly offered to bring us to go around the city in his own car. He brought us to many interesting places (Kellie's Castle, Gua Tempurung, Ipoh's Biscuit Homemade Factory, Fruit Stall, Gopeng Market - where we ate delicious and cheap porridge and 'ayam pacamke'). He even brought us to Medan Gopeng to buy return tickets to KL, just to make sure we wouldn't miss any tickets. He organized and managed everything very well and quickly. Furthermore, Hotel Station 18 was as amazing as the owner. It was amazing in many aspects, i.e. service, value for money, sleep quality, cleanliness, location, room comfort, staff performance, hotel condition, facilities. We stayed at Royal Family room. The room was gorgeous. It's big and spacious, clean, bright, newly designed, comfortable, and convenient. We really loved the design and high-tech system of the room, including the bathroom. We really felt like being home. In addition, Hotel Station 18 is located in a strategic place. It's within walking distance to Aeon and Tesco. We could easily reach those places in 5 to 10 minutes. Moreover, we could find yummy, delicious, and affordable food sold by the restaurants in front of the hotel. Another terrific thing that I admire from this hotel is that the hotel staffs were really honest. My father once forgot to bring all his money and left it at the hotel. Once we returned to the hotel, we were really amazed that every single cent of the money was right there, at the right place where he left it. My father was really impressed and grateful. Salute to the hotel staffs!!! In terms of the value for money, it's really affordable. We could never find another hotel with the same price, service, facilities offered by Hotel Station 18. In conclusion, I'd really love to stay at this hotel again if I go back to Ipoh. I strongly suggest and recommend travellers stay at this hotel because Hotel Station 18 is amazing, fantastic, perfect, and excellent. You will never believe it until you experience it. Wish you all the best, Hotel Station 18!!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Travelled and stayed here with my 81-year old mom. We decided to drive up north ipoh for less than 24 hours planning. I booked the hotel and in minutes, I got a nice email from the staff inquiring help we need. It's outstanding. Even an SPG standard hotel may not send you a nice email like that.

Our trip was all about visiting my Dog who's now under the care of my former landlady. The owner/ or manager even offered us a trip. I lived in Ipoh for 6 years so I know the place well.

Location is great (if you are driving). There's a hawker downstair, next to the entrance is a bar (no worries, its not noisy at all), and a snooker place at the back. Most importantly, a few blocks from Jusco Station 18 (biggest mall in Ipoh I guess)
Inside the hotel is classic.... those painting are amazing, everywhere.
Staffs are happy.... the manager/ owner is a happy person. That explain this hotel is amazing piece of happy paintings.

Paying RM60/ night is more that worth any expectation!
The hotel staff will even notify/inquire if you have reach your destimation (after checkout) safely.

Room Tip: 2nd floor is nice.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

We strongly recommend travellers stay this hotel if you bring your own transport. It is affordability and worth to stay.

Husband and I had two nights in this hotel with daily rate of RM53. Surprisingly, the room was clean, bright, nice and comfy! The room was provided clean towels and shower foam.

There are two shopping malls near to the hotel which are Aeon Jusco and Tesco. Only needs 5 to 10 minutes walking distance between shopping mall and the hotel.

The laundry service shop just opposite of the hotel. You can ask the staff of laundry shop deliver the cleaned clothes to the hotel as you need mention your room number.

The hotel worth to stay with readonable price. The room was clean and comfy. We still will choose this hotel as our first choice if have second time to Ipoh.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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penang
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

When we first arrived at the entrance of the hotel, we saw a nicely decorated hotel with a security guard and friendly staffs. When we entered the hotel for registration at about 5+pm, a friendly person greeted us and asked if we are free at night, as he would like to take us out for a short tour of ipoh and to introduce us to ipoh's delicacies. He was the person who was washing a car in front of the hotel that we saw when we arrived there by taxi. We were skeptical at first but soon accepted his invitation as he was a very friendly person. Then, a few hours later, at night, he showed up as promised, along with his mini cooper. It turns out that this friendly young person is the hotel's owner, he was dressed in simple manner and didn't have any sort of proudness in him. Furthermore, he always has a warm smile on his face when he's talking to us. Really humble and friendly for a boss, isn't it? I beckon that there aren't many bosses like him nowadays, you'll understand what I mean when you do meet him personally.
ok, back to the story. The walkway outside the hotel room are nicely decorated with carefully selected paintings as well. There is a very unique painting beside the reception area as well, really wonderful painting, this shows that the owner has very good taste.And the room itself is very nicely decorated and comfy, with the feeling of our home, the lightings are good as well. Later on, at night, he took us to papan town for a short sightseeing, as the town is very historical, full of old buildings, there are still people living there, but many have left the area for greener pastures. After that, we went to eat some lou xu fan (cantonese), River basked in moonlight (translated from cantonese), and fried chickens. Seriously, I have never tasted these dishes before, as similar dishes from my hometown Penang, albeit with different names, simply cant compare with these. And it actually turns out that he was treating us for the meal! I can't imagine that he didnt charge us for it, for being the tour guide, transport fee (in a mini cooper some more), and the dinner fees. we felt really touched and grateful to him..
Other than these places, we also visited the railway station and the courthouse which has unique designs as well.
The next morning, again, he invited us to join him and another customer for breakfast, this time at a popular shop, well known for it's coffee. The parking slots are usually full, as he told us. When we reached there, turns out that it's true, but luck was on our side, where another car was leaving the parking space when we arrived. The coffee, was really delicious and the food as well, the shop, of course, full of people.
Later on, he even personally sent the other customer to the bus station for free. Then, he took us to Kellie's castle, which was a gem that we would've missed if not for him, it was a nice place indeed, with nice surroundings and views. The castle has many unique designs and craftings all over. After that, we went to a museum, which looks small from the outside, but full of treasures inside! there were many unique items inside, and turns out that it was worth the trip of going there. after we're done with the museum, it was already 12+, he brought us to buy some heung beng (cantonese) before sending us to the bus station personally, again, for free!! We were truly touched and felt very lucky to have known such a nice person, who wasn't very calculative, he wasn't just concerned of gaining profits, but more towards helping others in need and making new friends, again, thanks to the owner of the hotel!
It was an enjoyable stay there! Highly recommended if you were to visit ipoh, as it was a great value for money and with a friendly host.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2A-10, Medan Stesen 19/8 | Station 18, Ipoh, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Perak > Kinta District > Ipoh
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #8 of 50 Hotels in Ipoh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Station 18 2.5*
Number of rooms: 75
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