Tried to book a few hotels with swimming pool but all were either full or left with very expensive rooms. I ended up booking a deluxe suite at Eastern Hotel, which comes with a queen bed and a single bed, just nice for my family.
Location: This hotel is located in the center of Ipoh town. McD is just less than 100m away, and the infamous 老黄 bean sprout chicken in walking distance. Due to the location of his hotel, there is limited parking in the back of the hotel. Cars were parked behind one another and I had to reverse my car once to give way to another car, unless I'm willing to leave my car key with the reception.
Room: The room was big, clean and new! Floor was fixed wih carpet. Other than a double bed and a single bed, there were 2 side tables, a TV (32" LCD) on a table, a fridge, another table with wall mirror, two single sofa chairs, and one single revolving chair. All these look very new or at least the management had tried their very best to make it like new. Well done.
Bathroom: There is only shower and no bathtub. The shower head was the "rain" type, and the walls were fixed with clean and large tiles, which don't look cheap at all. While most hotels usually have the soaps, shampoo, shower gel, etc placed in the toilet. This hotel had those placed in a beautiful box instead. Everything were arranged neatly inside the box and looked very luxury. Very impressive.
Value: Paid RM168 a night for the room. Although this hotel have neither gym nor swimming pool, I'm really impressed by the effort that the management had put in to maintain the room into a tiptop condition. This is a very old building and yet the interior (other than the lift) doesn't look old at all. And the lift, the control panel was the 1980s type, which I don't think can be changed, but what the management did was to put in new panels on all sides of the interior wall, including the top and bottom.
I'd definitely stay in this hotel again.
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