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The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town

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Design Cabin, 1 Bedroom (Attic) | Free WiFi
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served
Coffee shop
Shower, free toiletries, hair dryer
Cabin (Tent, Mongolia Style) | View from room

Overview of The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town

The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town

3.5 star property
3.5-star Ipoh hotel with restaurant
7.4 out of 10 Good
7.4/10 Good

31 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
The price is $35
Price available on 6/5/2023
No 46, Market Street, Ipoh, Perak, 30000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Ipoh Parade - 4 min drive
  • Aeon Station 18 - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Ipoh (IPH-Sultan Azlan Shah) - 11 min drive
  • Ipoh Railway Station - 9 min walk


  • 新元华饮食阁雪花啤酒 - 1 min walk
  • Kiki Lalat - 1 min walk
  • Platf9Rm Coffee & Brew Cafe - 1 min walk
  • Restoran Li Heng Fatt - 2 min walk
  • Kedai Kopi Kin Kok 建国茶餐食 - 2 min walk

About this property

The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town

A great choice for a stay in Ipoh, The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town is just 4.9 mi (7.8 km) from the airport. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Happy 8 Cafe, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Malay

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Express check-in available
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:30 AM - 10 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Happy 8 Cafe - This café serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late check-in after 10 PM can be arranged for an extra charge of MYR 30

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that guest safety measures are currently in place.

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Happy 8 Retreat
Happy 8 Retreat Old Town
Happy 8 Retreat Old Town Inn
Happy 8 Retreat Old Town Inn Ipoh
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Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town Hotel
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Frequently asked questions

Does The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town?
As of Jun 3, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town on Jun 5, 2023 start from $35, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town?
You can check in from 3 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in is available.
Are there restaurants at or near The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Happy 8 Cafe.
What's the area around The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town like?
The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town is a short 9-minute walk from Ipoh Railway Station and 5 minutes' walk from Ipoh Padang.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Stylish Interior, Basic Services
This place has so much potential to be great! The interior is impressive. Time, thought and money have clearly been invested in the design. The hotel is right in the old town, so it's easy to pop in and out for toilet stops, water refills etc. There is a small water dispenser for morning coffees. Rooms come with a bit of coffee and shower toiletries. The pricing point doesn't quite match the room facilities in comparison to other guest houses I've stayed in throughout SE Asia though. AUD$20 less a night and it'd be fine. There is just 1 bloke trying to do everything (maybe the team in the always empty restaurant could take their hands out of their pockets and muck in). He was trying to clean rooms at 6pm and after while checking guests in. So I don't fault him, he was trying hard. There is little noise blocking. If you like hearing both sides of the neighbours' argument then you'll love this place. Same with hearing the Sinhalese Bar patrons singing drunkenly on a Sunday evening. Monday was surprisingly quiet. What really REALLY REALLY lets this place down is the beds. I had read they were a little on the firm side. Mate! If you bushwalk and camp overnight on an 5mm inflatable mat you'll be right. If you want to pre-experience before booking, put a thin mattress topper on a bed of bricks and try sleeping. I felt every age related injury and ache the next morning after sleeping here, I assure you. I had a look, they're box springs with thin toppers.
Jessica, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Convenient and adequate.
The location is great, right in the old town. The room was small but adequate with all the quaint features I was expecting. However there was no drinking water in the rooms and although I could see a wifi connection I was told I couldn't have the password. There is no storage in the room so it wouldn't be suitable for a longer stay. The bed was on the firm end of comfortable for me.
There was a balcony!
Julie, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

This property was dirty. The bed linen gave me itchy ness and the worst was there was no hot water. They use a solar without electrical back up. The next day wanted to change room but their hot shower was the same. They seem to encourage the patron with cold blasting showers! Not even a shower cap provided, it was devastating as I went to the salon!
Amelia, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Well designed central hotel.
Beautiful, centrally located hotel. Well designed. Bed a little hard, but lived the wooden facades etc. Was disappointed than our reservation included breakfast but the hotel doesn't do breakfast?! We checked out at 11am butthere was no one in reception at all to give key too,which was a little odd.
Dean, 1-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

A charming place to spend a few nights in the old town.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent location, very centrally located by walking to restaurants, attractions, shopping, etc.
2-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very Good

Good value
Not too bad and value for money
1-night family trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

There are better choices around.
Supply of hot water is unreliable. Replacement of wet towels and tidy up rooms have to be requested. Generally it lacks a service mindset and certainly over priced.
Pitt, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very Good

Nice little gem. Really a pleasant hotel. Only cos was the mattress too hard for my liking.
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