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The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town

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Design Cabin, 1 Bedroom (Attic) | Free WiFi
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Overview of The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town

The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town

3.5 star property

7.4/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Housekeeping
Map
No 46, Market Street, Ipoh, Perak, 30000

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationConcubine Lane1 min walk
  • Popular LocationKali Amman Temple3 min drive
  • Popular LocationMari Amman Temple4 min drive
  • AirportIpoh (IPH-Sultan Azlan Shah)11 min drive

Room options

About this area

Ipoh

Located in Ipoh, The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town is near a metro station. Yasmin At Kong Heng Museum and Han Chin Pet Soo are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Concubine Lane and Nam Thean Tong Temple. D. R. Seenivasagam Park and My Gopeng Resort are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Concubine Lane - 1 min walk
  • Han Chin Pet Soo - 1 min walk
  • Yasmin At Kong Heng Museum - 3 min walk
  • Kali Amman Temple - 3 min drive
  • Mari Amman Temple - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Ipoh Railway Station - 9 min walk
  • Ipoh (IPH-Sultan Azlan Shah) - 11 min drive

Restaurants

  • Nam Chau Coffee Shop - 2 min walk
  • Ipoh Kong Heng - 2 min walk
  • Plan b. - 2 min walk
  • Burps & giggles - 2 min walk
  • Lim Ko Pi - 3 min walk

About this property

The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town

3.5-star hotel near a metro station
Consider a stay at The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town and take advantage of a terrace, a cafe and a restaurant. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Concierge services, luggage storage and express check-in
  • A front desk safe
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff
Room features
All 12 rooms have comforts such as air conditioning, as well as perks such as free WiFi and free bottled water.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries

Languages

Chinese (Mandarin), English, Malay

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe

Restaurants on site

  • Happy 8 Cafe

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage

Outdoors

  • Terrace

More

  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - 9 PM
Late check-in fee: MYR 30 for check-in after 10 PM
Express check-in available
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:30 AM - 10 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property from 1 January 2023. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Late check-in fee: MYR 30 for check-in after 10 PM

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

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Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town Ipoh
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Frequently asked questions

Is The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 8 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 2 Mar 2023 start from RM 166.38, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town?

This property doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 9 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town?

Checkout is at noon.

Where is The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town located?

Situated in Ipoh, this hotel is steps away from Ipoh Mural, Concubine Lane and Han Chin Pet Soo. Yasmin At Kong Heng Museum and Birch Memorial Clock Tower are also within 5 minutes. Ipoh Railway Station is 9 minutes by foot.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Reviews

7.4

Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 7 out of 31 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 23%
Rating 8 - Good. 15 out of 31 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 48%
Rating 6 - Okay. 4 out of 31 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 13%
Rating 4 - Poor. 4 out of 31 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 13%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 1 out of 31 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 3%

7.9/10

Cleanliness

7.8/10

Staff & service

3.0/10

Amenities

7.7/10

Property conditions & facilities

5.0/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

6/10 Okay

Jessica

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stylish Interior, Basic Services
This place has so much potential to be great! The interior is impressive. Time, thought and money have clearly been invested in the design. The hotel is right in the old town, so it's easy to pop in and out for toilet stops, water refills etc. There is a small water dispenser for morning coffees. Rooms come with a bit of coffee and shower toiletries. The pricing point doesn't quite match the room facilities in comparison to other guest houses I've stayed in throughout SE Asia though. AUD$20 less a night and it'd be fine. There is just 1 bloke trying to do everything (maybe the team in the always empty restaurant could take their hands out of their pockets and muck in). He was trying to clean rooms at 6pm and after while checking guests in. So I don't fault him, he was trying hard. There is little noise blocking. If you like hearing both sides of the neighbours' argument then you'll love this place. Same with hearing the Sinhalese Bar patrons singing drunkenly on a Sunday evening. Monday was surprisingly quiet. What really REALLY REALLY lets this place down is the beds. I had read they were a little on the firm side. Mate! If you bushwalk and camp overnight on an 5mm inflatable mat you'll be right. If you want to pre-experience before booking, put a thin mattress topper on a bed of bricks and try sleeping. I felt every age related injury and ache the next morning after sleeping here, I assure you. I had a look, they're box springs with thin toppers.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

6/10 Okay

Julie

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Convenient and adequate.
The location is great, right in the old town. The room was small but adequate with all the quaint features I was expecting. However there was no drinking water in the rooms and although I could see a wifi connection I was told I couldn't have the password. There is no storage in the room so it wouldn't be suitable for a longer stay. The bed was on the firm end of comfortable for me.
There was a balcony!
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022

2/10 Terrible

Amelia, Kuala Lumpur

Travelled with family, Business traveller
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This property was dirty. The bed linen gave me itchy ness and the worst was there was no hot water. They use a solar without electrical back up. The next day wanted to change room but their hot shower was the same. They seem to encourage the patron with cold blasting showers! Not even a shower cap provided, it was devastating as I went to the salon!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

8/10 Good

Dean

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Well designed central hotel.
Beautiful, centrally located hotel. Well designed. Bed a little hard, but lived the wooden facades etc. Was disappointed than our reservation included breakfast but the hotel doesn't do breakfast?! We checked out at 11am butthere was no one in reception at all to give key too,which was a little odd.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

6/10 Okay

Verified traveller

Liked: Staff & service
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2018

8/10 Good

Verified traveller

Liked: Staff & service
A charming place to spend a few nights in the old town.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2018

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent location, very centrally located by walking to restaurants, attractions, shopping, etc.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2018

8/10 Good

Verified traveller

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good value
Not too bad and value for money
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2018

4/10 Poor

Pitt

Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
There are better choices around.
Supply of hot water is unreliable. Replacement of wet towels and tidy up rooms have to be requested. Generally it lacks a service mindset and certainly over priced.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2018

8/10 Good

giorgio

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Nature
Nice little gem. Really a pleasant hotel. Only cos was the mattress too hard for my liking.