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“5* for a 2* Price”
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Ipoh French Hotel
Ranked #3 of 63 Hotels in Ipoh
Certificate of Excellence
Yorkshire UK
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“5* for a 2* Price”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

This place sells itself short advertising as a budget hotel. We stayed here for 5 nights in October just after leaving a 5* Bayview Hotel in Penang and this place is MUCH better!

The outside is clean and well presented. From the minute we entered the reception staff were friendly and helpful. Check in was quick and easy.

We had read that the rooms were small and to be honest there was not a lot of space to walk round the HUGE bed but we would prefer a huge bed to sleep in rather than a bigger space to walk round! The bed was comfortable and the linen was immaculate.

The hotel was new and very contemporary. Everything was clean and modern.

We had a superior double which had aircon, tea/coffee making facilities, safe, hairdryer, TV, double glazing, at least 12 types of lighting(!?), a huge glass shower with constant hot water and the biggest shower head ever, free WiFi in the room which worked very well.

Located next to a 7 to 11 which is actually open 24 hours. Close to lots of shops and places to eat.

When we stayed they were in the process of opening a small cafe on the mezzanine level of the reception area which was looking nice.

No fridge in the room which would have been useful but can not fault it otherwise.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights. The hotel looks new. There's a lift in the hotel. Free WiFi is accessible in the room. There is a LCD tv in the room. The hotel room feels bigger than the rooms in other budget hotels. The car park is at the next building. Free parking.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Cosy and cheap is the best way to describe this hotel! I was there to attend a wedding dinner, so I stayed there for a night. This hotel is strategically located in the city of Ipoh! It may not be the kind of grand hotel on the exterior, but the room was clean and decent. The bed was real comfortable and the pillow were fluffy too! As most of the hotels in Ipoh are quite rundown this is a great deal to settle with!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Good vicinity, nice new hotel. It is located at strategic place with popular eateries (and fast food joints) are within walking distance and there's a 7-11 (a convenience store) right beside it. Hotel guests are given complimentary parking which is located a block away. Despite the size of the room, it is definitely worth paying for the biggest room available at affordable rate. The room is well thought of; simple yet contemporary design. There's no bathtub (at least for my room) but there was a big shower head. The bed was comfortable so were the pillows. Overall, we are pleased with the hotel and we are definite to go back there again!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Taiping, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2012

I was in Ipoh for 2 nights in mid-September 2012. It was over the weekend so all of the King-sized bed rooms were fully booked, so I took a Queen-sized bed room with a window for my husband and I.
The room was RM138 per night including tax.

The room was not as large as your expected hotel room, but it was cosy and very well furnished. The furniture and appliances are all new and contemporary (even the kettle was one of those unusual, contemporary kettles). Whenever I go anywhere, I am quite particular about the bathroom. The bathroom was spotless, with ultra modern fittings. The shower was fantastic: high pressure and you can get super hot water (just the way I like it).
The towels were also new and clean.

There were sufficient Astro channels (NatGeo, ESPN and a few others).

The hotel is located in the heart of Ipoh, so there are no fantastic views but its location is extremely convenient. Also, there is a 7/11 right next to the hotel and a KFC across the road. Pizza Hut and McDonalds are also close by.

I would have not booked this hotel, as it didn't have a website (as a rule of thumb, I tend to overlook those hotels without websites and only book those with websites). But after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor and comparing the price to the other hotels, I decided to take a chance and it paid off. I think that by having a website, more people will get to know about this great hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Stayed in Ipoh, what a little gem of a Malaysian town. This hotel was only opened in January, 2012 and it is the BEST. Rooms are small but very comfortable and quality amenities. We were pleasantly surprised and the Operations Manager, "EE", is wonderful- happy, helpful and always smiling! Would highly recommend as a lovely inexpensive place to stay in Ipoh

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2012

I was here yesterday (24-09-2012). It was stunning. The room was cleaned, tidy and cozzy. The receptionist was friendly and helpful. REALLY WORTH FOR MONEY! The only that concerned me would be the parking area and food. However, there is 7-11 next door and Watsonn which opposite of the hotel. I will come here again for sure

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Ipoh French Hotel
Address: Hotel French 60 - 62 Jalan Dato Onn Jaafar, Ipoh 30300, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Perak > Kinta District > Ipoh
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 63 Hotels in Ipoh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ipoh French Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
iFH is a 48 rooms, Business cum Family Hotel in the heart of Ipoh City. iFH provides a very clean environment, a smoke free atmosphere in all area. Hotel is equipped with wholesome amenities and manned by a warm & caring 24 hours front desk service. Average All-In Room Price is about RM150, this covers Government tax, etc (breakfast not included). ... more   less 
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