1. common area of Ban Loong Hotel @ Ipoh Old Town

1. common area of Ban Loong Hotel @ Ipoh Old Town

During my 5-day Penang holiday last month where I stayed at two heritage boutique hotels (Kimberley & Penaga), I couldn’t help but wonder if Ipoh has a similar type of hotel to offer – a heritage boutique hotel with character.

2. Premium Double Room

2. Premium Double Room

As someone who is frequently on the road, I have put up at many different types of accommodations, from the most basic of homestays to luxurious five-star resorts.

3. Premium Double Room

3. Premium Double Room

To me, the factors that make one trip more memorable than the other are: the people I meet, the places I visit, the food to savour, the things I get to indulge in, and of course, the hotels that I stay in.

4. Deluxe Double Bedroom

4. Deluxe Double Bedroom

With one trip blending into another, it is not easy to remember everything, unless it is outstanding. As for the recent Penang trip, the hotels stood out for me.

5. Deluxe Double Bedroom

5. Deluxe Double Bedroom

In Ipoh, we have something similar in Ban Loong Hotel. Just opened for business 1.5 months ago, this is a 102-year-old (1915) building that has seen four going on five generations of the Loh Family.

6. Family Room

6. Family Room

In 2015, the family decided to convert the building, in the heart of Ipoh Old Town, into a boutique hotel, to cater to the market demand for more accommodations in that area of Ipoh.

7. Family Room

7. Family Room

Restoration of the building took about two years, with investment of time, money and energy, plus having to make many painful decisions on how best to preserve the building but at the same time fulfil all building fire safety requirements as stipulated by the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia.

8. Standard Twin Bedroom

8. Standard Twin Bedroom

To that end, a new steel framework was erected within the pre-war shop, with a raft foundation to avoid piling works within the heritage zone in the pre-war neighbourhood.

9. Standard Twin Bedroom

9. Standard Twin Bedroom

As you can imagine, this Loh ancestral home, now Ban Loong Hotel, is a combination of old and new, full of character in every nook and corner.

10. Deluxe Twin Room

10. Deluxe Twin Room

There are only nine rooms/suites, so you can expect a cosy, warm stay should you check in at Ban Loong Hotel.

11. Deluxe Twin Room

11. Deluxe Twin Room

Have a look at the room types and their rates (inclusive of 6% GST):

Deluxe Twin Room (2 Single Beds)
RM 178 nett

Deluxe Double Bedroom (1 Queen-sized Bed)
RM 148 nett

Standard Twin Bedroom (2 Single Double-Decker Bed + common toilet)
RM 88 nett

Standard Twin Bedroom (2 Single Double-Decker Bed + common toilet)
RM 88 nett

Standard Twin Bedroom (2 Single beds + common toilet)
RM 98 nett

Premium Double Room (1 Queen-sized Bed + Back view)
RM 198 nett

Premium Double Room (1 Queen-sized Bed + Front View)
RM 208 nett

Family Room (1 Queen-sized & 1 Single Double-Decker Bed + Back View)
RM 238 nett

Check-in time: 3pm – 12 midnight
Check-out time: 12pm
Note: Reception counter is open from 8am to 12 midnight.

12. Male Common Toilet

12. Male Common Toilet

Ban Loong Hotel
Add: 51, Jalan Bandar Timah, 30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Tel: +605-2555989 / +6016-2580989
Web: www.banloonghotel.com
Email: reservation@banloonghotel.com

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