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“Good value....however.... !” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites
Ranked #20 of 60 Hotels in Ipoh
Seattle, Washington
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91 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good value....however.... !”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

Was here for 3 nights, on my own personal trip. Had stayed here previously, but did not write anything up. Figured it'll be good to add some comments for other travelers.
First off, its location along the Kinta River and newly developed river front is great. Lots of night life, and great to stroll along. This area could turn into the people watching place for Ipoh.
Rooms are decent.....accessed with a proximity card. Cool thing is that the card needs to swiped in the elevator, and they've set up the system to recognize the floor your room is in. Saves a button push.
Amenities in the room are the bare minimum though. Could do with better quality towels and amenities. They do provide 2 bottles of water, though the tap water is fine.....no chlorine taste. Bed is firm - which is what I prefer, and there is a safe and small fridge in the room too. At the desk, they provided some writing material, and a pencil....no pens.
Internet access was (at best) rudimentary. For some odd reason, it kept kicking me out of the system,....and one has to log in several times before it sticks. Multiple calls to the IT dept. only provided answers that they're changing their server. Well....it's been 4 days here, and they're still changing servers !!

The fitness center was acceptable, couple of treadmills and an elliptical....free weights, benches and a couple of machines. The air conditioning here was almost non existent. It was pretty warm in the room the two times I was there this trip.
There is also a nice pool, with glass sides....so one could 'observe' others as they appear underwater......perhaps a fetish with someone when they drew up this concept ???

The staff could also do with more coordination - I called about a used plate with leftovers that was left out on the corridor, a couple of days ago, and the front desk told me that they'll send someone up to take care of that. It's 2 days later, and the plate is still there. I'm wondering who dropped the ball on this ? Couldn't the housekeeping staff just take that and pass it back to the restaurant ??

All in all though, it was pretty good value....safe for the few irritants.

Room Tip: Rooms face either E or W, so take your choice for sunrise or sunset.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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33 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

Stayed for 3days 2 nights for business meeting. Hotel quiet new during stayed. Room was clean and good for 2 person. Only problem with tv reception.

Breakfast also quite good with selection from continental and western style.

Total experience here is awesome.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mielong
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

Staying with my son for a night...there's a Company's Dinner...the dinner,overall-quite ok..My son really loves their swimming pool....made of glass...tips:bring your own towel to swimming pool - for your own convenient...the staff not always there...room-quite big,yet quite expensive..but....the room seems a bit dirty...even though expensive,my son ordered a room service nasi lemak for supper....breakfast-not variety and not delicious...

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank pupsiemupsie
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Singapore
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79 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

Stayed a night here during my recent road trip holiday. Recommended by friends in Ipoh as I requested for a newer hotel.

Room rate was relatively high almost priced at a 4 star hotel charges.

So what I think is badly maintain -

Firstly, the lift is a bubble style lift with glass that you can view outside but the glass is blurry cause it is dirty.

Upon arriving at your floor, you will realize that for a new hotel the walls are dirty and stained.

In room, towel are thin that looks like floor mats, pillow are polyester and already busted with the stuffing coming out and all they did was the tie ip up to prevent further split.

Bed mattress is firm and nice in my opinion. Slept bad due to the pillow and checked out almost immediately the next morning and skipped breakfast in the hotel.

Overall not a great stay for one night and not worth the money

Room Tip: avoid if possible
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Lapi
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Singapore
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013

Very poor service...no proper training. My parents stayed there for 5 nights but staff did not informed them of the breakfast. Bad management. Wifi not automatically given. After usimg the wifi for 30 mins... time out and no wifi connection. Logs you out upon inactivity. There are better hotels in Ipoh

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ProXecutor
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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105 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

Positives - Great size Room , Varietied Breakfast , Polite Staff !

Negatives - Non Exclusive Parking for Room Guests , thin and insufficiently wide curtains , dirty Corridors and dirty Room Windows .

Checked in 14 Dec 2013 to 1608 ( after changing from another due to broken master lighting ) supposedly to a Superior Junior Suite at RM 212 nett with breakfast for 2 , requested additional Extra Bed at RM 80 including breakfast . Room size is good , clean interior , view facing Kinta River , not bad at all . The kids love the view from the lifts where they get to view the river and city . Room condition is great with bathtub and rain shower . Beds are comfy but the sad thing is sunligh creeps in too early due to the thin and insufficiently wide curtains - This needs to be rectified soonest possible ! Breakfast variety is good with great and polite service . Checking in and out is a breeze ! Car Parking system needs to be re-assigned for room guests exclusivity rather than go round and round hunting for lots . Bear in mind this hotel is a favourite for holding wedding dinners and you can imagine the rowdiness it gets with the wedding crowd !

Room Tip: Even Numbered Rooms facing the river has a Great View
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Tan H
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

If you a want a nice clean hotel close enough to the city centre with fair price and everything else just about average, then you should have no complaints. Its real attraction is the river that flow pass this hotel coupled with artifical lighted trees at night that make this place unique. You may enjoy a meal by the river but don't expect great food as you find in the city.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank nkchan2103
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Property: Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites
Address: Jalan Lim Bo Seng, Ipoh 30000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Perak > Kinta District > Ipoh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 60 Hotels in Ipoh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 410
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Launched on 1st January 2012, Kinta Riverfront Hotel & Suite is one of the latest luxury destinations for holiday retreats in Ipoh. It is by far the largest hotel in Ipoh. Strategically located in the centre of Ipoh city, it lies elegantly along the Kinta River and runs parallel with Jalan Lim Bo Seng. It is owned by the Morubina Group of Companies which is also the owner of Hillcity Hotel & Condo Ipoh. ... more   less 
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