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The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town
The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town
The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town
The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town
The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town
The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town
The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town

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7.8

Very good

574 reviews

574 reviews

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8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Miniature Wonders Art Gallery

40 m

Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo

90 m

Panglima

90 m

Meiko Kaiso Shop

100 m

Ho Yan Hor Museum

100 m

Popular landmarks
Funtasy House Trick Art

150 m

Art of OLDTOWN

230 m

Ipoh Railway Station

590 m

Perak Tong Cave Temple

3.6 km

Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

5.3 km

Closest landmarks
Funtasy House Trick Art

150 m

Kong Heng Square

160 m

Jan Sahib’s Office (#19)

180 m

Mikasa Photo Shop (#20)

180 m

Postcard 2rm

180 m

The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town

46, Market Street, Kampung Jawa, Ipoh, Malaysia, 30000 - See map

It's centrally located in Kampung Jawa only 590 m from public transport, so that you'll have easy access to local areas. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Lost World of Tambun. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Ipoh

Check-in/out [express]

640 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

70 meters to Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo

Facilities

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Family room

Smoking area

Daily housekeeping

Smoke-free property

Xerox/fax in business center

Cashless payment service

This property is in high demand!

6 travelers have booked today.

Value for money7.4
Distance to city center0 km
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportSultan Azlan Shah Airport (IPH)
Distance to airport3.5 km

Rooms available at The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town

Patio Cabin
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Patio Double or Twin Room
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  • Outdoor view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds or 1 queen be...
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Attic Cabin
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Family Cabin
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 king beds
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Twinkle Cabin
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  • No Windows view
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Attic Double Room
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  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Tent Style Cabin
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Family Room with Balcony
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  • Outdoor view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Attic Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Double Room
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  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

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

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

What are my dining options at The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town?

The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town?

The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town?

Ipoh Railway Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 590 m away from The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town.

What restaurants are nearby The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town?

Restaurants including Lou Wong Bean Sprout Chicken, Lok Hin Dim Sum and Tuck Kee Restaurant are popular in The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town’s neighborhood which is known as Kampung Jawa.

What popular shopping places are close to The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town?

Located in the Kampung Jawa area, The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town is close to great shopping choices like Gerbang Malam Night Market, Meiko Kaiso Shop and Yik Foong Complex.

What are popular attractions near The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town?

Guests at The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town can easily visit Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, Concubine Lane and Ho Yan Hor Museum located in the Kampung Jawa area.

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What people love about The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Nice place and location strategic"

    NORALIZA

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    October 13, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Aircond well functioned ! Strategy location nearby with the attractions!"

    OOI

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    September 30, 2022

  • 8

    Very good

    "Value-for-money stay right in the heart of tourist-focus area in Ipoh."

    HAH

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    September 18, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 991 Ipoh properties
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Room comfort score
7.2/10
Cheapest price score
Location score
8.9/10
Couples review score
7.9/10
Better than
94
%
of Ipoh properties
Better than
93
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of Ipoh properties
Better than
90
%
of Ipoh properties
Better than
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of Ipoh properties
Overall rating:

7.8

Very good
574 reviews
Cleanliness
7.9
Facilities
6.8
Location
8.9
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What travelers say they love:
The hotel location is convenient and right in the town.
Revathi from Malaysia
Solo traveler
More about The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town

More about The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town

The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town

Get the most from an urban escape in Ipoh when you book a room at The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town. Located right in the city center, The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town saves you time and travel by letting you wake up right in the heart of the best neighborhood. Find yourself incredibly close to Ipoh Railway Station. Just 590 m away, you can pack more into every day with simple transportation access with a stay at The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town.
Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Front desk service is provided at the hotel including express check-in or check-out. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hotel.
Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hotel.
Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with linen service and air conditioning. Some rooms at The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace. In some select rooms, you can find bottled water at your disposal.
It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


Around the property

Experience all the sights and local attractions of Ipoh with The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town as your base. An afternoon of browsing the works at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo located 80 m away can familiarize you with the local art scene. Explore the neighborhood! The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town is conveniently located close to transport options at Ipoh Railway Station only 590 m away.


Reasons to stay here

Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 99% of the city's other accommodations.
Ranking higher than 91% of the city's accommodations options, this is a great choice for location.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 94% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Good
Facilities

6.8

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

7 mentions

Housekeeping

7 mentions

Food & Dining

6 mentions

Car Park

3 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Malay

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Invoice provided
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room

Cleanliness and safety

  • Cashless payment service

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
Location
46, Market Street, Kampung Jawa, Ipoh, Malaysia, 30000
Excellent
Location

8.9

Airports

  • Sultan Azlan Shah Airport (IPH)
    3.5 km 13 min drive
  • Penang International Airport (PEN)
    118.3 km 1.7 hour drive

Public transportation

  • Ipoh Railway Station
    590 m

Hospital or clinic

  • H-Point Pharmacy
    770 m

Shopping

  • Ipoh Parade Shopping Centre
    1.3 km

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    250 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    240 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo
    90 m
  • Ho Yan Hor Museum
    100 m
  • Concubine Lane
    130 m
  • Funtasy House Trick Art
    150 m
  • Art of OLDTOWN
    230 m
  • Ipoh Railway Station
    590 m
  • Perak Tong Cave Temple
    3.6 km
  • Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens
    5.3 km
  • Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple
    5.4 km
  • Lost World of Tambun
    9.1 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Miniature Wonders Art Gallery
    40 m
  • Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo
    90 m
  • Panglima
    90 m
  • Meiko Kaiso Shop
    100 m
  • Ho Yan Hor Museum
    100 m
  • Perak Ku Kong Chow Association (#22)
    110 m
  • Dramatists Hostel (#21)
    120 m
  • Concubine Lane
    130 m
  • Ipoh High Court
    130 m
  • Yasmin At Kong Heng
    150 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Hotel transfer is provided with additional charges. Guest is required to contact hotel for arrangement.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until18:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until18:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center0 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)15

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 12
  • Year property opened2013
  • Most recent renovation2013

Reviews of The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.8
/
10
Cleanliness7.9
Facilities6.8
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality7.2
Service8.0
Value for money7.4
High score for Ipoh
Rating
9+ Exceptional (83)
8-9 Excellent (60)
7-8 Very Good (77)
6-7 Good (34)
<6 Below Expectation (66)
Time of the year
Mar - May (66)
Jun - Aug (70)
Sep - Nov (72)
Dec - Feb (112)
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10.0
Exceptional
Parimala from Malaysia
Family with young children
Family Cabin
Stayed 1 night in August 2020

Top location and staff”

This a character hotel in a reconverted shophouse in the old town. Location is perfect as it's on the next parallel road to Concubine Lane. We only stayed one night and chose a family with double bunk beds. Comfortable beds and the room had everything we needed for our short stay. Only cons: The room was a little small and my younger boy was badly bitten by mosquitoes (the rest of us were fine). I would have asked for mosquito repellent but it was 1am when my son complained and the reception was closed then. Kevin, who works at Reception and also helps out in the cafe at the back, was very friendly and ever so helpful. He was always asking if everything was okay. He's a real credit to the hotel. Take note: We had trouble finding the hotel and drove past it twice. It's the first shophouse on the left after the horse sculpture, with big wooden doors and a no.8 metal sculpture outside (which we failed to spot).

Reviewed August 16, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Cyril from Brunei Darussalam
Group
Twinkle Cabin
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

A Hidden Gem!”

This is a Hidden Gem in Ipoh old town! The creators of the hotel must be fantastic artist! Every corner of the hotel is instagramable worthy! The room design itself is a joy to use! I am missing this place so much that I don't mind to have another trip to Ipoh just to stay here again! Thank you Happy 8!

Reviewed June 12, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Zam from Malaysia
Group
Attic Cabin
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Really enjoyed our stay at the Happy 8!”

Our room was clean and toilet was spacious. Nicely decorated and eccentric interior. Great and friendly staff. Value for money. Will definitely come back!

Reviewed April 18, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Katie from Australia
Solo traveler
Twinkle Cabin
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

Awesome stay”

Very aesthetic building. Comfortable beds and friendly staff. The place is located centrally in the Ipoh Old Town with plenty of dining / drinking options nearby. Host is very friendly and easily contactable via WhatsApp - also very prompt replies!

Reviewed June 02, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Khairun from Malaysia
Group
Patio Cabin
Stayed 1 night in December 2020

Worth staying”

Walking distance to Kong Heng, Plan B, restaurants and Dataran Dato Sagor. Conts, in front of the hotel got a bar and a bit noisy with the transports, dogs barking. Overall, is value for money. Nice for OOTD, snap picture.

Reviewed December 23, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Chow from Malaysia
Couple
Tent Style Cabin
Stayed 1 night in October 2021

Artsy stays”

With nice artsy decor, cleanliness is okay, just not soundproof enough, can easily hear from next room

Reviewed October 31, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Cynthia from Malaysia
Family with young children
Twinkle Cabin
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

clean and unique”

we enjoy our stay. easy checkin, toilet is spacious and every corner is beautiful

Reviewed May 10, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Harith from Malaysia
Group
Attic Cabin
Stayed 1 night in January 2022

Great Concept”

Great concept, easy to deal, im liking the cleanliness. thank you.

Reviewed January 27, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
caderline from Brunei Darussalam
Couple
Patio Cabin
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Good experience on the olden day's renovated and wood furnished decoration”

Love the decorations of the wood -furnished old fashion style room, even the toilet's door is the old fashion wood slide to lock . one disadvantages was the room's wall is very thin until we can hear next door conversation. The bed was hard but its still can tolerate. Quite a unique experience as the slept until the mosquitoes net because the window's or i would say my balcony's door gaps for the bugs to fly into the room.

Reviewed March 11, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Steven
Couple
Patio Cabin
Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

Fantastic place to stay in Ipoh”

Great little boutique hotel. Loved our stay here. Close to many nice cafes and bars in the old town

Reviewed August 13, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Carl from Malaysia
Family with teens
Twinkle Cabin
Stayed 1 night in November 2021

Nature and old town feels”

Quite impressive the wooden fixtures or constructs... Host friendly arranged a twinkle room for us. Rooftop windows were our first ever experience of stay. Air-con condition good, shower heat is satisfied. Bedroom and bathroom were nature and beautiful. We had light backpack so easy to get up a 3rd floor staircase. Seems there probably is a wheelchair elevator in the mid of the units.

Reviewed December 14, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Rekha from Malaysia
Couple
Patio Cabin
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

Exceptional”

the hotel was beautiful, the rooms were perfect & the staff was soo friendly, especially Murali & Thiya. will definitely be travelling here again.

Reviewed October 03, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Rekha from Malaysia
Couple
Patio Cabin
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Exceptional”

the hotel was beautiful, the rooms were perfect & the staff was soo friendly, especially Murali & Thiya. will definitely be travelling here again.

Reviewed October 03, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Nur from Malaysia
Couple
Twinkle Cabin
Stayed 1 night in November 2021

Exceptional”

Very pleasant stay! Clean, unique cabin, toilet great,got kettle to boil water... there's mineral water to fill up your bottle at level 2...

Reviewed November 16, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
Nina from Malaysia
Couple
Patio Cabin
Stayed 1 night in December 2020

Beautiful!”

Awesome hospitality. Strategic location, clean & cozy unit just feel like home. They just need to change the mattress because its so hard. Overall is awesome. Will definitely book here again in the near future.

Reviewed December 15, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Rekha from Malaysia
Couple
Patio Cabin
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Exceptional”

LOVE THE ENVIRONMENT, THE LOCATION IS STRATEGIC, THE STAFF ARE AMAZING, FOOD IS DELICIOUS

Reviewed January 03, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Andri from Indonesia
Family with teens
Patio Cabin
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Beautiful designs, not for old people”

We thoroughly enjoy the cute designs in every room and everything in our room is functional. The strong aircons are extremely appreciated to quench the heat of the day. The location is as strategic as it can be to explore the old and new-old town by foot. Do note that at peak season, you'll have to wait for a while to get in or get out by Grab unless you strategically stationed yourself for easy pickup or dropoff. Some rooms for improvement: 1. These mattresses should really be replaced with something more comfy. My granny complained of skeletal pain after a night there. 2. The stairs were narrow and thus unsuitable for old people. 3. The bathroom floors are too "industrial" for our liking. Too rough, and left sandy "afterwalk" that made us rewash our feet everytime we stepped in.

Reviewed February 11, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Zhen
Couple
Tent Style Cabin
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Exceptional”

Friendly service, special atmosphere and comfortable place to stay.

Reviewed January 01, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Brightson from Malaysia
Couple
Patio Cabin
Stayed 1 night in December 2021

Nice Place”

Nice place to stay after long walk around, not bad spot to be honest!

Reviewed December 19, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Rekha from Malaysia
Couple
Twinkle Cabin
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Exceptional”

amazing staff, great environment, cosy, nearby tourist attractions, deco is amazing

Reviewed February 08, 2020

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