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“Excellent budget hotel and almost perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ipoh French Hotel

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Ipoh French Hotel
Ranked #3 of 62 Hotels in Ipoh
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Excellent budget hotel and almost perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

I decided to book this hotel for my family Ipoh trip after gone through some basic review about the location, room condition and service. Since this is a new hotel, i have to set my GPS to Eastern hotel which is few blocks away along the same road. Locating the hotel is not a problem since it is along the roadside but parking is a bit difficult, found no parking for the hotel and have to park in a nearby parking area beside LIDO building and dragged my luggage to the hotel. Later only i found out that the hotel actually give RM5 parking ticket when you check-in to park at the place i parked earlier.
The lobby looks very modern and stylist, with nice sofa for guest to rest. Since this is a budget hotel, there is no hotel restaurant for breakfast and no facility like gym. Nevertheless, the room is very beautiful, modern type and clean, thought it is a bit small compared to normal hotel. Room equipped with flat screen tv and glossy glass type bath room. Our initial room was 502 which overlook the street and roadside but later changed to 504 because the room air condition not working. Complaint was attended promptly and the manager change the room for us immediately once they found the air con was not working. The only negative point i have for the room is they don;t have hook or indoor lock for us to lock the room from inside, and once the air con service personnnel just open the door after calling at the door, it was totally no privacy and security at all, especially at night if sleeping alone. We have to use our luggage bag to block the door from inside before we sleep at night.
Apart from that, all others thing are excellent. Room, corridor, lift and lobby all looks very clean and no unpeasant smell as the hotel have the non-smoking policy. Sleeping has no problem at all, didn;t hear any noise even the hotel is along the road side. Eating is also very convenient as there is 7-11 that open 24 hours just beside, few blocks away there is KFC, pizza hut and Macdonald. Further down was the famous chicken rice restaurant and night market place at night. Service of the hotel is excellent, I really thanks the indian staff that remind me to park my car further away on saturday night when i come back because there will be sunday morning market the next day. Thanks to him, else i won't be able to drive my car out on Sunday morning as the area is full of stalls selling second hand stuffs.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

Formerly from Ipoh but moved to London as a child. It's been a struggle in the past to find a good hotel in Ipoh on return trips especially as my mum can be super fussy. I love this city but it needs to up it's game in the hotel department.

We needed a hotel simply to sleep in really on this trip and so looked for something that was clean and in the centre of town.

I booked the French Hotel in Jan 2012 for three nights for my parents and myself and can only say positive things about out stay. Parents had a problem with curtains not closing properly in their room after the first night and the management were quick to move them to another room with no fuss or blame.

The rooms are small but very clean. No carpets are an added bonus - much more hygenic having laminate floors. Great air-conditioning too. The bed and pillows were first rate - no trouble sleeping at all. The bathroom was compact and modern. Especially loved the walk-in shower area and the overhead shower had a strong jet of water. Much needed after a long day in the heat.

Solid walls meant you don't hear your neighbour. Often not the case in budget hotels.

The staff were super friendly and helpful. There is no hotel restaurant but part of the fun of Ipoh is enjoying the food outside any hotel.

I'd definately stay here again and hope the management keep up the standards.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

I am very fussy when it comes to hotel cleanness. French Hotel hit the spot. Its very clean and EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE. The mattress and pillows hugs you to sleep and the Rainforest shower head is divine after a long day.

What we did was we had a day trip to Cameron Highlands, then head back down to Ipoh for the night. Cameron Highlands was so-so (hotels were overpriced and dodgy), in fact French Hotel really was the only good thing that day!

The Managers and Front Desks are very helpful, even called us to check if we need directions to the hotel.

Location is very good, walking distance to all famous food spots both day and night.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

stayed during chinese new year time - the super peak period; thus the room was a bit pricy than normal time. we stayd at a super king room. this is a new hotel, still in good condition. clean linen, well-functioned facilities, rain shower, air-cond...everything was in ordered. located in nearby The Store mall, watson's, fast food shops and 7-eleven. the negative parts....overall it was satisfied but hot water was not sufficient during peak time as the hotel was running full during my stay. i like the rain shower with strong water preassure but water is easily come out from the shower area to toilet side....as there is no shower panel to devide bath room. i would recommend to my friends.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

First, I just wanted to comment that the customer service was great! We came on motorcycles and was drenched from the rain. They provided an enclosed garage for the motorcycles, which could easily fit 4-5 cars. Everything was very clean and brand new. The outside is deceptive to how the inside looks. Clean, new tile, new carpet smell, clean linen, new TVs, nice design. We did stay in the room that had no window w/ a king bed and this did not bother us at all. Whenever we called for anything to the front desk they were accommodating. If they didn't have it they thought of something else that could help, uncommon for this part of the world. EX: We needed a blow dryer to dry our clothes, the brought it, then we asked for a fan so we didn't have to listen to the noise all night long they did not have that so instead they called back up and asked if an iron would work. That was a surprise that they thought outside of the box. All in all a very good experience and a cute clean hotel! I would recommend this to anyone! PS we paid something like $60US don't expect that to stay that cheap for long.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ipoh French Hotel
Address: Hotel French 60 - 62 Jalan Dato Onn Jaafar, Ipoh 30300, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Perak > Kinta District > Ipoh
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 62 Hotels in Ipoh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ipoh French Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
iFH is a 48 rooms, Business cum Family Hotel in the heart of Ipoh City. iFH provides a very clean environment, a smoke free atmosphere in all area. Hotel is equipped with wholesome amenities and manned by a warm & caring 24 hours front desk service. Average All-In Room Price is about RM150, this covers Government tax, etc (breakfast not included). ... more   less 
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