The Sarang Paloh Hotel is about as heritage as Ipoh gets. If you’re looking for something a bit more luxurious, give it a go.
Unfortunately we were not able to see a room here. Despite three visits over as many days, the staffer advised us they were full every time. Moral of the story, if you want to stay here, book well in advance!
Sarang Paloh Hotel is well located for both the train station and the historic part of Ipoh town. The hotel occupies two buildings—the Yick Woh Jewellers and the Oversea Chinese Banking corporation. Both names can still be seen on the facade of the restored building. According to their website, it dates back to 1930.
As we were not able to see anything more in the hotel (staff were adept at steering us out of the lobby!), all else we can say is online reviews are positive. Please see their website for photographs of the rooms (238 ringgit to 298 ringgit). Do shop around online for a discounted rate.
Address: 16 Jl Sultan Iskandar, Ipoh.
T: (05) 241 3926;
Coordinates (for GPS): 101º4'38.99" E, 4º35'43.07" N
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Room rates: 250 to 500 ringgit
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Superior double room||238 ringgit||238 ringgit|
|Deluxe double room||298 ringgit||298 ringgit|
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
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