5 Minutes From Must Eat Food Ritz Garden Hotel Ipoh
A pleasant stay sums up my experience of a weekend staycation hosted by Ritz Garden Hotel Ipoh. If you’re a foodie, this hotel is 5 minutes from all the Must Eat Food in Ipoh.
On a stopover to Ipoh, while you travel in Malaysia, this is a great place to stay the night.
I got to drink in the charms of quaint buildings and kopitiams and found many new favorite eateries. Walking around the Old Quarters and checking out its restored heritage building and chilling out in the local cafes was a blast.
Penang’s heritage zone is concentrated in and around Armenian Street. Ipoh’s Concubine Lane and surrounding area are a great boon for shops and businesses.
Where Can I Eat Around Ritz Garden Hotel?
For leisure and business travelers, the Ritz Garden Hotel located in the heart of Ipoh city is a great choice. I could walk to the commercial area and tourist spots easily. The location between Old and New Town is perfect.
Best of all the hotel is a mere 5-minute walk to all the famous MUST EAT Ipoh food; “Nga Choy Kai” or “Ayam Taugeh”, salt-baked chicken, roast duck, bean curd and biscuit shops. I always buy the coconut candy whenever I’m in Ipoh. These are fat and taste of santan!
Just around the hotel is Woong Kok soya bean curd stall which has silky soft “tau foo fa” and creamy soya bean milk! The shop opens between 1 pm-6 pm
Walking around, going out in a taxi and sometimes Ipohan friends took time to bring me to eat their ultimate favorite food. That’s was the best way to visit! The pure joy of a MAKAN TRIP!
I realized that it’s not so far, after all, to go around in Ipoh. Parking maybe a little bit difficult over the long weekends but generally, if you’re willing to walk a little, it’s not so inconvenient.
Going around to eat and the shop is marvelous.
I tried Ipoh’s favorite food especially those frequented by locals. The taste is top-notch. Ipoh has refined taste buds and all the food tastes good to this Penangite.
Did You Know that Ritz Garden Hotel Was Once an Office Block?
I was amazed to find out that the Ritz Garden Hotel was built in a former office building. The owners managed to design to integrate the old building and the new extension. The hotel building is an integral part of Jalan Yang Kalsom / Jalan Hussein’s history.
The location is good as the hotel is close to some famous eateries within walking distance.
Book a Family Room for Friends Travelling Together
My stay at the Ritz Garden Hotel is cozy, comfortable and convenient. I stayed in a family room which has a King bed and another single bed. There are different categories available at their listing.
The room is air-conditioned, spacious, clean and comes with a flat TV, mini-fridge, kettle, and phone. The bed is comfy, nice with fresh-smelling clean sheets and pillows. I was curled up in my room between snoozing and surfing the internet. There is a free WIFI connection to all the rooms and hotel area.
There’s a sitting bath, a shower area separated by a glass wall, good strong water pressure although the showerhead looks quite small. There are a hairdryer and a clothesline which is a great convenience for a small hotel.
What Are The Hotel Facilities You Can Find?
Ritz Recipe located at the Lobby level offers 24 hours dining with reasonably priced menus ranging from Asian to Western choices. The café serves a decent meal but the small dining area can get a little full during breakfast.
On the new wing, there is a KTV, Thai massage center, snooker and cigar bar, adult pool, gym, and a cinema.
The owners managed to put in a decent sized swimming pool in the interconnected Garden Wing. On my next trip, I’m bringing along my swimsuit for a dip in the cool water.
The Thai massage/spa center within the hotel premises has experienced masseurs to iron out the knots in your shoulder and back.
East Come Restaurant is a popular Chinese Restaurant with the business community
The hotel connects to a Chinese restaurant named “East Come Restaurant”. This restaurant is popular with the local business community during lunch offering delicious Chinese food at a reasonable price. I was told that you could request for food to be cooked with minimal salt and oil.
There are set menus for both dinner and lunch during the weekdays. The restaurant is open from 11am-2.20pm (lunch) and 5.30pm-10pm (dinner) 7 days a week.
Euro House is the local Networking Spot
In the evenings, the Euro House, a restaurant & bar is very popular as a chill-out place. There are ample cozy corners to hang out and a long bar for socializing with your favorite drink. Opening hours are 3 pm – 1 am
The Cool Lounge is the Hotel’s Bar
The Cool Lounge is the hotel’s only outlet offering alcoholic drinks. Great for unwinding and a chill-out over an ice cool beer and the latest sports update on the LCD screen. Opening hours are 3 pm – 2 am
Overall my experience is a nice hotel with good facilities. There is a 24 – hours convenience store and a few banks and along the road and a few restaurants away.
88, Jalan Yang Kalsom, Taman Jubilee, 30250 Ipoh, Perak
Tel: 05-242 7777