Best Places To Stay At In Ipoh From RM40 To RM300 Per Night

Discover Malaysia's hidden gem!

Cover image via Ipoh Bali Hotel

Set in the northern part of the country, Ipoh is slowly becoming a favourite weekend getaway spot for both locals and tourists alike. With its charming old buildings, authentic Malaysian delights and friendly locals, Ipoh is definitely one of the most beautiful places in Malaysia.

Image via Lonely Planet

Just a few weeks ago, Ipoh was named as one of the top 10 cities in Lonely Planet's first-ever Best in Asia list, making it the first and only city in Malaysia to have made it into the list.

While most people associate day trips with Ipoh, there's a lot more to the town than just its chicken rice. Grab your friends and spend the weekend at one of these affordable yet beautiful places:

The hotels are arranged from the lowest to the highest rate per night.

1. If you think RM40 per night will leave you with bed bugs, the Container Hotel will prove you wrong!

The design of Container Hotel Ipoh is inspired by the golden era of Ipoh, known historically for tin-mining activities in the 1920s to 1930s. The design draws the inspiration from industrial retro style, transforming the heritage building into compact modernised capsules by infusing smart design in the use of space, and functional elements to create a unique lodging experience for the adventurers as they explore the charm of the city.

For reservations and details, click here. Rooms are from RM40 per night.

2. Wake up to the blissful smell of Ipoh's white coffee after a night's stay at the Sekeping Kong Heng...

Sekeping Kong Heng, in the charming old town of Ipoh, is the latest addition to the Sekeping family of retreats. It is located in a 3 storey neo-classical building which also houses a famous coffee shop of the same name on the ground floor that serves great coffee and the best local dishes in town. All effort has been made to preserve as much of the character of the existing building as possible in contrast to the surrounding new architectural interventions.

For reservations and details, click here. Rooms are from RM130 per night.

3. Stay in a modern, themed room at the popular M Boutique Hotel

Be pleasantly surprised by the smallest things! M Boutique Ipoh Hotel pays tribute to the Straits Eclectic Architecture synonymous with the Pre War Shop houses found littered across Ipoh, both inside out. Spotting small cozy rooms that is enveloped in our urban vintage interpretation, M Boutique Ipoh Hotel is a whimsical artistic experience in Ipoh.

For reservations and details, click here. Rooms are from RM151 per night.

4. Craving for a little nature spot in town? Spend the night at the Ipoh Senses' Banana Room for the best of both worlds!

Ipoh Senses is a retreat designed for those who are looking for offbeat and close to nature way of living. Here, you can slumber in the depth of forest, shower under the rain and sip coffee before a running stream at convenient location.

For reservations and details, click here. Suites are from RM191++ per night.

Image via Ipoh Senses
Image via Ipoh Senses
Image via Ipoh Senses

5. This resort like beauty would only cost you RM210 per night

The Ipoh Bali Hotel is located in the heart of Ipoh with Baliness stay experience.
The traditional bamboo cages, the antique rustic natural woods with luxurious furnishing used extensively in the decor at lobby creates a sophisticated contemporary design born from Baliness architecture and interior design.

For reservations and details, click here. Rooms are from RM210 per night.

Image via Ipoh Bali Hotel
Image via Ipoh Bali Hotel
Image via Ipoh Bali Hotel

6. Experience the charm of Sarang Paloh, a beautifully repurposed building from the 1930s

Sarang Paloh is a heritage stay and event hall housed in the iconic OVERSEA BUILDING and YICK WOH Building, Ipoh. Bask in the long history of the building we are housed in and discover the rich culture of Ipoh Old Town, all within walking distance of our humble abode. Come and experience its glorious history dating back the 1930, timber flooring and beautiful high ceiling by spending a few nights at our nests or by holding an event at our beautiful hall.

For reservations and details, click here. Rooms are from RM238++ per night.

Image via Sarang Paloh
Image via Sarang Paloh
Image via Sarang Paloh

7. A touch of Bali right in the middle of Ipoh town!

Situated in the proximity of Ipoh's matured neighborhood of Canning Garden & Ipoh Garden, NPF Bali Villa offers a wealth of services & amenities with a dash of personal touch.The villa has 5 rooms at which guests would be able to immerse themselves into a tranquil "stay-cation". Plunge yourself into a good book and a glass of wine in the veranda amidst meticulously planned garden on a sunny day afternoon would be heavenly to unwind from the hustle & bustle.

For reservations and details, click here. Rooms are from RM250++ per night.

Image via Agoda
Image via Booking
Image via NPF Bali Villa

8. Love all things mod? Let Weil cater to all your vacation needs for a reasonable price

Set in the backdrop of Ipoh’s old town heritage and adjoining the Ipoh Parade Shopping Centre, WEIL is a unique destination for business, leisure and pleasure. WEIL boasts 313 rooms and suites with meticulously selected furnishings complementing the contemporary design and incredible views of the town and the surrounding limestone hills.

For reservations and details, click here. Rooms are from RM290++ per night.

Image via Vkeong
Image via Asia Travel
Image via Asia Travel

9. You’ll only need 3 other friends for an unforgettable stay at the Happy 8 Retreat

Located close to the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport in Sungai Rapat, the Happy 8 Retreat X White House looks more like a home away from home with it's vast gardens and idyllic location. Ipoh is all about breaking away from the hustle and bustle of concrete jungles and this beautiful house will give you just that.

For reservations and details, click here. Happy 8 Retreat X White House can comfortably accommodate 4 people and would only cost RM137++ per person for one night (rate per night: RM550++).

Image via Airbnb
Image via Airbnb
Image via Airbnb

Want deals for your next local getaway? Grab Airbnb coupons and AirAsia travel deals for extra savings. Have an awesome time off!

Looking for more beautiful, unique hotels to stay at in Malaysia? Check out these lists!

Meanwhile, did you know the the world's first Michelin-starred hawker stall owner was born and bred in Ipoh?