Bright colours by the river
If you’re looking for a functional and affordable room close to Ipoh train station, Abby By The River fits the bill.
Set on a corner overlooking the Kinta River, the bright coloured building is easy to find. Within, you’ll find equally bright rooms, with doubles (90 ringgit) and family rooms (120 ringgit) on offer. Six and eight bed dorms (30 ringgit and 25 ringgit) are also available but we couldn’t see inside the dorms.
The property is air-con throughout and free WiFi is standard, as are hot water bathrooms. Rooms do allow smoking, so if you prefer a non-smoking room, say so.
Up top there is a small cafe area with a city view, but we’d be angling to hang out elsewhere. Due to the low prices, this is a popular choice on weekends—make sure you book in advance if in town on the weekend. Shop around online for a discounted rate.
Address: 55 & 57 Jl Sultan Iskandar, Ipoh.
T: (05) 241 4500;
Coordinates (for GPS): 101º4'50.3" E, 4º35'39.78" N
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Room rates: 60 to 120 ringgit
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
Up to 30 ringgit
|25 ringgit||25 ringgit|
|Standard double room||90 ringgit||90 ringgit|
|Family room||120 ringgit||120 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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