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“Decent mid-range accommodation.”
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Hotel Furama
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Taiping
Gold Coast, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Decent mid-range accommodation.”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

A nice, but fairly basic, mid-range option in Taiping. Good, clean rooms with a better than decent bathroom.

In-room WiFi is a bit hit-and-miss.

Close walking distance to a 24-hour food court that does good food.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2014

Stayed here during a business trip in Feb 2014 mainly due to its ranking in TA. Was pretty disappointed with the room condition and overall set up of the hotel. There were ants in my room and writing table was dirty with stain. The overall room set up was like those Chinese hotels in the 70s. The bed was not even on a divan but was on a laminated floor which was raised up. They don't even have a side table for the telephone, it was placed on the floor beside the bed. No kettle in the room but you can get water from the corridor as dispenser was made available. The rate I got was quite cheap and I should have set my expectation lower but looking at their ranking in TA, I was hoping to step into a better condition hotel. The hotel is 4-storey high without elevators, not good if you have a couple of luggage with you.

The street is pretty quite at night as the hotel location is not on a main road. Front desk was managed by elderly staffs without uniform. Their service was acceptable.

There are better options around Taiping if you are in search of a decent budget hotel. Overall stay was alright but I don't think they deserved the no 1 ranking. Maybe overall standard of hotels in Taiping is pretty low.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2014

Stay there for a night. It's an old but well maintained hotel. Room is large enough for at least 3-4 visitors. Clean and simple. Water dispenser is easily available at each floor. Books are available for reading (not take-away) at each floor.

Staff are very friendly, sharing information about eateries and things to do despite not giving out any simple map.

Wifi signal is strong and it is free.

Location of the hotel is near Taiping Lake (pretty polluted by vehicle at peak hours) and also some eateries inclusing the famous Taiping Market FoodCourt.

Room Tip: All rooms have external windows. I will choose higher floor.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

This is first time I have stayed in thus hitel after reviews fr TripAdvisor. ..well..everything is true in reviews!!! It is clean. ..spacious n the receptionists are very friendly n helpful. .it is definitely one of our best stays in taiping as we come here quite often..n in fact we hv book for next year in advance.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Hotel Furama is a very clean and welcoming hotel. Small but very homey. We booked a family room on the 3rd floor, no lift though so those travelling with old folks should inform them in advance, in order to get a room at ground floor or 1st floor. Our room has 2 queen size beds and a single bed, a decent size toilet cum shower room equipped with water heater. The room is clean and cozy with all the basic amenities.

Each floor is equipped with a water cooler, so no worry where to get clean water. The hotel even put on mosquito net on every window, which really made me feel like home. Very friendly and helpful staffs with warmth greetings. During our stay, my daughter had high fever and luckily the staff recommended us to a good reputation clinic. Thank you!

The hotel is at the city centre, only 10 minutes walk to Taiping Lake Garden. Very convenient even if you don’t owns a car. All in all, a very great value hotel. I will absolutely stay there again on my next visit.

Room Tip: As i mentioned in my review, the 3-floor hotel has no lift, for those who travels with old folks and...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Johor Bahru
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Yes, we were happy enough with this budget hotel. It has everything we need. For this price, we couldn't have asked for more! There is fairly good wi-fi (free) in the room, drinking water from the dispenser outside the rooms, coffee and tea and hot water flask in the room. The air-cond was working well. In fact, the owner knows exactly what travelers need! The owner is a keen traveller - you can judge by his beautiful and rare collection displayed in the cabinets all over the hotel! Richard (at the counter) was especially helpful throughout our stay. He is really passionate about his work, which we appreciate so much. He was always at hand to help get taxis and was concerned for our safety.
Lots of famous eating places around the hotel. Very near the town centre and most importantly, next to the Taiping Lake Gardens which we enjoyed so much!

Room Tip: We requested for a room downstairs, and we got one near the lobby. Very convenient and it was not no...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I've been staying at the Furama since the year 2000. The high standard of cleanliness and decor cannot be faltered. It's my home away from home as the staff as always so friendly and helpful. The position of the hotel is perfect being so close to the food courts, shops and the beautiful Lake Gardens where I love to walk every morning.

Room Tip: My favorite room is corner room 201 as it has a view of the mountains ,
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Furama
Address: No.30 Jalan Peng Loong, Taiping 34000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Perak > Larut, Matang dan Selama District > Taiping
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Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Taiping
Number of rooms: 32

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