We went to Tanjung Malim recently to visit some family and wanted to look for a nice and clean decent place to stay. We were recommended a new place called LP Hotel Tanjung Malim.
It was super unexpected. Tanjung Malim being a small town and close to a much bigger town - Ipoh + KL - its quite a sleepy town with semi-temperate climate (for Malaysian standards!), we expected a overly utilitarian hotel with with a simple bed and maybe a clean toilet.
But instead, we were met with a very clean small hotel (2 shoplots, I think) and actually quite boutique! It was very personalized and simply adorable with little touches of quirky old school furniture littered among the whole hotel. We had fun exploring what the weird items were! Yes there were some Ikea elements in the place, but it worked and tied in beautifully. I loved the colored lanterns in the rooms too.
For the price we paid, we loved it. We stayed in a Excutive suite with a King bed and attached toilet. The bed was very comfortable, better then some of the high end hotels I have been in and I loved the bedsheets. Simple white, definately higher then normal thread count and smelled nice and clean. There was plenty of space in the suite, easily accommodate another extra bed for kids. The toilet/bathroom was also well equipped - with shampoo, soap and stuff. So nice to have amenities in a budget hotel. Hot water and bathtub too! And they provided so much snacks, hot drinks and water!
The owners are also super friendly. They even showed me a room which they referred to as the Nat Geo room (reference to the National Geographic rectangular logo). This room had a bed by a wall that had a rectangular "window". Its hard to explain, but see the pictures. Very cute room. I think kids would love it.
The only drawbacks i have about LP Hotel was that it did not have breakfast (but then again, nearly all budget hotels don't. But they set such a high standard with the rooms, that you kinda "expected" it?). And the other drawback was that it was in Tanjong Malim - a place that I hardly visit to stay a night cause I would love to go back to LP to stay again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a small family hotel with 36 rooms. Our hotel is strictly non-smoking to add to the comfort of our guests. Our aim is to ensure that our weary travellers have a comfortable, cosy and clean room to rest in. All our rooms have attached bathrooms and are equipped with comfortable 11 inch beds, quilts/comforters, air-conditioning, fans, flat screen TVs and hot showers. Wifi is complimentary. For our Muslim guests, there is a Surau on the premises and all rooms have "Kiblats" fitted by the Jabatan Mufti Perak. We have CCTV monitoring in and around the Hotel to ensure the safety of our guests. We also have ample public parking for guests in front of the Hotel (Please note that during the day the parking lots are subject to Council charges). We are located on the main trunk road between Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur. Using the Highway, we are about 1.5 hours away from Ipoh and about 45 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur. We are 5 minutes from the main Tg Malim township and Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris. We are also approximately 10 minutes from Polytechnic Sultan Azlan Shah in Behrang, INSTUN and Proton City. The train station is a 3 minute drive from our Hotel. Our Hotel is conveniently situated next to several eateries, KFC, petrol stations and convenient stores. We are about 30 minutes from natural hot springs and waterfalls. For our Executive King and Family rooms, we offer spacious rooms, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, fridge and some complimentary "munchies". The Executive bathrooms are also equipped with bathtubs for those who would like to soak tiredness away after a long day out. For the travelling family, we offer 3 categories of Family rooms to choose from - The Executive, Deluxe and Standard Family Rooms. All family rooms have a queen and single bed. Our other category of rooms are the Standard Single, Superior Single, Standard Queen and Deluxe Queen. ... more less