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Hotel Station 18
Ranked #27 of 63 Hotels in Ipoh
Singapore
1 review
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“Unrivalled customer service”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

We, a group of exchange students from Singapore, decided to stay in Hotel station 18 because of the good reviews in tripadvisor.com. Right after the booking I got an email from the hotel where the hotel owner, offered a free pickup from the bus station. We took a night bus from JB to Ipoh and arrived around 6am to hotel and checked in and we didnt have to pay any extra for the very early check in. After arriving to hotel we didnt have anything booked but we knew we want to do rafting and explore the near by caves. The hotel owner made a few calls and we were on the way in no time! He arranged everything we wanted, drove us around where ever we wanted, showed the best food in town, recommended stuff to do and the price he asked for all this was insanely cheap!

Rooms are good standard especially for the price. Location isnt optimal but there is a very good shopping centre a few hundred meters away. I would recommend staying in Ipoh for everyone who are interested in truly local experience. Hotel station 18 is an excellent choice since the hotel owner will arrange the best Ipoh experience.Without any knowledge, the trip to Ipoh will likely be only a mediocore experience.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Singapore
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Three exchange students and I were here for an extended weekend with very little planned, but a general picture of what we'd like to do. So, we were given a fantastic new year doing various adventurous activities around Ipoh and shown the best food of the city. It was simply unforgettable. Not only did we have a great time going to these places and having a smooth tour from a local, but we made a friend. Truly, the service is great.

On top of that, there was absolutely nothing to worry about the room. Very clean, good amenities, and helpful receptionists.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Klang
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Stayed there the forth day of chinese new year. Room are clean and cheap. Nearby got Tesco and Jaya Jusco. Just around the hotel got coffee shop..One of the staff Ah Yau was kind enough ,took us around to Pasir Pinji when i inquired about the way to go there.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

We weren't planning on coming to Ipoh, but because of the difficultyout front in getting a bus from KL to Cameron Highland's during Chinese new year, we were forced to come via here. After checking out a hotel that could only be described as a brothel we decided to look at trip advisor and decided to spend a day looking around the town booking this hotel based on the reviews.

I must admit I was highly sceptical of the reviews, but within minutes of arriving I knew the reviews were all true. The owner Ian was very welcoming when we arrived. He drove us to the bus stop to book tickets to Penang but we quickly changed our travel plans for the entire trip, because of the wealth of information that he provided us with. He then drove us to some amazing caves before taking us out for one of the best meals I've had. The next day was even better with him showing us sites I've never read about. He is a very friendly and accommodating man who seems genuinely committed to giving tourists a great look into his city.

All the staff have been very warm and welcoming, even the dog out front gave me a high 5... Oh yeah the rooms are very decent too.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Having read the previous reviews i was under no illusions that there was something a little bit special about this hotel, but not sure what. Within a very short space of time i found out why... The service to the guests is unrivaled to anything i have ever experienced before. I was taken on a tour of ipoh... the best places to eat, beautiful view points, waterfalls, forrests, malaysian heritage, temples, caves.... The list goes on! I would recomend this hotel to everybody staying in malaysia and looking for an authentic and truely wonderful malaysian experience. All the staff are personable, helpfull and patient and the rooms are clean and comfortable.... And the mini cooper tour car is the icing on the cake.

Fantastic, unfogetable and unmissable experience!

10 out of 5!!!

  • Stayed February 2012
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Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

We decided to stay at station18, as like most people the reviews are nothing short of Brilliant.
We arrived in Ipoh at about lunchtime, we were a little early to check in, but luckily our room was ready...We had a really nice chat to the owner Ian, he was younger than i expected!
Our room was spotlessly clean & comfortable, we unpacked, then went & spoke to the girl at reception & asked about going to the DHL office, she promptly said 'Ian will take you'...Great & totally unexpected...Ian drove us there & back & later took us out for dinner with a lovely young Austrian couple. The next day we meet Ian & the Austrian couple at 9.30am, Ian took us all out to see the most amazing places that we would never have found on our own, he again took us out for dinner that night...
Nothing was too much trouble for Ian, he was only too pleased to help us in anyway he could, his staff were all very pleasant & a credit to him,.
If your planning on staying in Ipoh i would not hesitate to recommend Hotel Station 18 to anyone...we will be back..

Room Tip: one with window was excellent,if Ian has the time you will be in for a great time visiting some grea...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

This budget hotel was clean, beautiful and quiet. The staff was phenomenal, so helpful and efficient. Ian, the owner, played a huge part in making Ipoh a favorite spot for us. He toke into account both my fathers likes and mine and created an amazing tour for us. We were able to see Ipoh and surrounding towns, taste the beautiful food and meet plenty of other travelers.
We look forward to returning!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank halidowns
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Property: Hotel Station 18
Address: 2A-10, Medan Stesen 19/8 | Station 18, Ipoh, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Perak > Kinta District > Ipoh
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #27 of 63 Hotels in Ipoh
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Station 18 2*
Number of rooms: 35
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