10 Best Reasons to Stay Novotel Taiping Perak
My first Novotel experience was in Bangkok when I travelled there for my first shopping weekend.
The exemplary service and superb dining facilities have created a lasting impression.
I stayed at NOVOTEL BANGKOK SUKHUMVIT 20, a perfect location for connectivity and shopping and eating!
The latest Novotel Taiping Perak lives up to the brand’s image and branding. Here are the ten best reasons to stay:
#1 Location of Novotel Taiping is Central
Novotel Taiping is located on top of Taiping Mall.
Hotel Parking is at Level 6, with the car park entrance just beside the hotel. Covered parking is FREE, and the layout is spacious.
For self-drive, this is perfect. Even on a Saturday night, there is plenty of parking available, as the mall isn’t crowded.
Overall, the hotel location is excellent. Best advice; park your car and walk out to explore the city.
#2 Novotel Taiping Hotel Lobby & Check-In Service
The Lobby is contemporary, modern, and straightforward. Check-in is prompt, and the front desk staff is friendly and helpful.
#3 Novotel Taiping Perak Premier Guest Room
My Premier Room has a partial lake view.
It’s spacious with a King-sized Bed and a sofa by the window with homey comforts. Everything in the room is new, modern, comfy, and fresh.
Have you ever bought some food and forgot to eat or take it out of the minibar fridge?
For me, I have forgotten so many times that it is memorable.
I love the glass door to the minibar.
Being able to see what’s in the small fridge is essential to me.
Of course, slippers and ironing boards are great.
The bathroom is good with a modern rain shower, nice smelling toiletries, and huge bathrobes.
There’s a 41-inch LED TV Satellite, TV channels, MP3 docking station, and Free WiFi.
Blackout curtains and turndown service is excellent on their own.
I particularly like the headboard of the bed. The pillows and mattresses are luxurious and comfy.
The mark of a great hotel room is in its soundproofed rooms and the deep sleep I get.
This is measurable by my Fitbit watch.
Novotel makes it easy for those who dream of taking home the guest rooms’ mattress, duvet, and pillows.
There’s an online Novotel Store where you can make your purchases.
Verdict: The rooms are a real value for money. The look and feel is a modern smart 4-star city hotel worthy of two thumbs up.
#4 Free WiFi
The WiFi signal is incredibly and consistently strong. A good plus point!
#5 Swimming Pool | Gym
Novotel Taiping has a small gym. The equipment is spanking new and sufficient.
I feel there could be more lush landscaping around the pool.
The entire hotel facade is lit with a stunning blue wash at night, making the pool look very beautiful.
It would be cool to swim late at night in the blue glow.
#6 Welcome Drink
The welcome drink is for all Le Accors Members depending on their level. Gold Le Accors Members are allowed to have any glasses from the bar menu, including cocktails and beers.
#7 Novotel Taiping Buffet Breakfast Review
Good ambience with even coolness throughout the building.
There are no cold spots, and neither was the restaurant stuffy.
The buffet breakfast spread is good, with a variety of action stations for Malaysian/ Western cuisine. The food is fresh and tasty.
There are a few choices of bread, good sausages, and eggs for an excellent western breakfast that I enjoy with my complimentary newspaper.
I typically don’t take a heavy meal for breakfast, so the selection is fine for me.
The hotel happily obliged and fulfilled my yoghurt request for the fruit and salted butter for the toast.
There are a few boxed/warm juices on the buffet, but I rather have a small fresh blended fruit juice and drink a big glass of water.
Novotel Taiping Perak has two great coffee machine in the café with fine coffee beans.
The coffee is superb. I had two strong cuppas and experienced my relaxing start to a new day.
#8 Explore Taiping
Novotel Taiping is located in the heart of the historic Taiping Town.
The central location is perfect for walking to the major tourist attractions within a 15 minutes radius.
I visited so during the dry spell; I didn’t have any problem walking around in the evenings.
Taiping is famous for its rains that the locals will bet on it daily.
In the early mornings, I went for a run. It is very safe in Taiping.
Even though pedestrian crossing may be few, the locals have no problem crossing the streets.
The vehicles generally slow down to avoid pedestrians.
So in Taiping, follow the locals and be bold. It’s safe to cross the roads.
I’ve done that countless times, morning, noon, afternoon, and night. I live to tell the tale.
These are the places I visited on foot.
Perak Museum (14-minute walk) | Zoo Taiping & Night Safari (17-minute walk) | Taiping Lake Gardens (20-minute walk) | All Saints’ Church (11-minute walk) | Columbia Asia Hospital (23-minute walk)
I did some checking on the price of jeans, shirts, and blouses of standard mall brands.
Even the traditional baju kurungs are a good 30% cheaper.
It’s a great place to shop if you’re not looking for high fashion.
For essential office wear, casual clothes and even children’s clothes, it’s significant savings!
The anchor tenant is Pacific supermarket selling fresh greens, meats, and groceries.
Other floors of the mall have boutiques and sportswear.
On the upper level of the Taiping Mall are shops selling electronics, electrical items.
There is a cinema on the top floor if you fancy going to the late movies.
Novotel Taiping’s in-house restaurant, the Food Exchange, serves International cuisine.
I had dinner and brunch there.
The food is good; the portion is large, and it’s big on taste.
Overall from local Nasi Goreng Kampong to the promotions and desserts, the food is well seasoned, flavorful, and tasty.
Directly opposite the hotel is the town’s hawker centre, which caters to halal and non-halal food.
I walked to several notable restaurants and a coffee shop for some excellent street food and hot meals.
Novotel Taiping Perak Review
I would make a few more trips to relax in Taiping and stay at the Novotel.
The hotel is modern, clean, and designed with a minimalist touch.
All the guest rooms on the upper floors have excellent views as there are few high-rise buildings in Taiping.
I would recommend staying a day or two at the Novotel Taiping Perak for anyone stopping by Taiping, perfect for leisure and business travellers.
Novotel Taiping Perak | No 1 Jalan Tupai, Perak Darul Ridzuan, 34000 Taiping | Tel: 05-820 8288