Ritz Garden Hotel Ipoh Review Central Location
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 Kopitiam and found many new favourite 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 an excellent boon for shops and businesses.
Where Can I Eat Around Ritz Garden Hotel?
For leisure and business travellers, the Ritz Garden Hotel in Ipoh city’s heart is a great choice.
I could walk to the commercial area and tourist spots quickly. 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 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 with 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 favourite food. That’s was the best way to visit! The pure joy of a MAKAN TRIP!
I realised that it’s not so far to go around in Ipoh. Parking maybe a little difficult over the long weekends, but if you’re willing to walk a little, it’s not so inconvenient.
Going around to eat and the shop is marvellous.
I tried Ipoh’s favourite food, especially those frequented by locals. The taste is top-notch. Ipohites 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?
It amazed me to find out that they built the Ritz Garden Hotel in a former office building.
The owners designed and integrated 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 Traveling Together
My stay at the Ritz Garden Hotel is cosy, comfortable, and convenient.
I stayed in a family room that 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, friendly with fresh-smelling clean sheets and pillows.
I was curled up in my room between sleeping 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 intense water pressure, although the showerhead looks 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 at the Lobby level offers 24 hours of dining with reasonably priced menus, ranging from Asian to Western.
The café serves a decent meal, but the small dining area can get a little full during breakfast.
There is a KTV, Thai massage centre, snooker and cigar bar, adult pool, gym, and a cinema on the new wing.
The owners 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 centre 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 cosy corners to hang out and a long bar for socialising with your favourite 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.
It is great for unwinding and a chill-out over a fantastic ice beer and the latest sports update on the LCD screen.
Opening hours are 3 pm – 2 am
Ritz Garden Hotel Ipoh Review
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