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“Happy with Happy 8” 4 of 5 stars
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The Happy 8 Retreat @ Pasir Puteh
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   8 Jalan Shah Bandar | Taman Happy, Ipoh 31650, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #3 of 49 Ipoh B&B and Inns
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Happy with Happy 8”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Happy 8 is a terrace corner house converted to a boutique hotel with 5 rooms. All beautifully furnished with lots of stylish wood furniture.

The room itself is decent size. The common area spacious, with lots of siting area. I spent a lot of my (quiet) time there surfing the net, reading while the children watched TV in the room. The place is clean and well kept.

We stayed in the Palm Tree room. The price was quite steep for a room with 2 single + extra bed. It came out to be the same price of the Lotus Room which is the biggest room at The Happy 8, and it comes with a single bed + 1 King bed. So if you are like us, travelling with 2 kids, the better option is probably the Lotus Room.

The Happy 8 is located very near to the town centre. Most of the popular eateries are near by, making this a good place to stay when in Ipoh. There are a couple of coffee shops within walking distant which serves breakfast and lunch.

Our room rate came with breakfast, we were not offered any choices, and was served an egg (sunny side up) and ham sandwich, with 2 sausages and a glass of juice each. They did serve us tea when we asked for it though.

What my children love most is the big wooden bathtub in the toilet! They spent lots of time just splashing in the tub.

My only complain is the hard and thick pillows we got. I had to convert the duvet into a pillow instead.

I would definitely return if we ever needed to spend a night in Ipoh. Lovely place.

Room Tip: All 5 rooms are equally beautiful. Choose the one that fits your travel size/need.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We had a 1-night stay on our recent short 2-day holiday in Ipoh. Happy 8 is a small 5 room set-up located within a residential area in downtown Ipoh. Quite a number of Ipoh's renowned attractions i.e. local food, nightlife, etc. is within moderate walking distance.
Each Happy 8's room is uniquely themed. We stayed in a room fitted with a wooden bath tub carved out of a solid tree trunk block. Room is of a good size, good ergonomics, quiet and very clean. The common area is homely and relaxing, constructed mostly out of timber and glass. Some minor details for improvement - pillows were a little hard and thick to rest my head comfortably.

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

My parent, my aunt and I stayed at Happy 8 for 1 night. We stayed at Bamboo Chalet and Palm Tree room. Each room come with their own design. As for Bamboo Chalet, the room is near the main gate facing the garden view of bamboo trees. Meanwhile for Palm Tree room is situated in the main house where the living room and kitchen (not accessible to guests). The design in the room is superb, each room come with a bath tub according to design theme, with mini water boiler, fridge, complimentary 2 bottles of water bottle, tea pack and biscuits.
However, the location is not that strategic. It is located just beside a school (SJK(C) Sam Chai). There are no convenience store nearby the hotel. There is a morning market in walking distance. I think it will be congested during weekdays due to school time.

Room Tip: Bamboo Chalet as it is nearer to main gate and outside road, the noise from cars and motorbikes duri...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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: 8 Jalan Shah Bandar | Taman Happy, Ipoh 31650, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Perak > Kinta District > Ipoh
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Ipoh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Happy 8 Retreat @ Pasir Puteh 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Looking for accommodation which is unique and relaxing during your travel? The Happy 8 is an inspiring, well designed art house in Ipoh. It is located in the centre of the city. Combining contemporary architecture and natural elements, we are aiming to provide you a place where you feel like you are secluded from the busy city while Ipoh city is just a stone's throw away. Take a break and enjoy a different sensation of the new Malaysian concept of living! ... more   less 
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