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“Uneven quality”
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D Eastern Hotel
Ranked #33 of 63 Hotels in Ipoh
Turin, Italy
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244 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Uneven quality”
Reviewed 5 March 2012

The hotel was recently refurbished, and this is evident in the spacious bathroom with one of the best showers you can find in this part of the world; lights give a warm atmosphere; tv set is last lcd generation. But: aircon is not adjustable, fridge and wardrobe are not existant, toiletries are guesthouse standard, kettle is provided with a mere couple of coffeemix, and one single glass has to cope with two bottles of mineral water. On top of that, forget about the restaurant: we just had breakfast on the first morning; the second we bought some sweets in a nearby shop. Miss Aishah Lee is a performant receptionist giving tourist suggestions and doing all the best for your stay in Ipoh. The rate is more than reasonable. Why do they provide one single large towel for two, and no hand towels?

Room Tip: Ask for a courtyard room, because windows are not soundproof at all.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

We found the hotel a little bit overpriced when we booked it (couldn't find anything cheaper though that we actually liked) but when we arrived, we realized that it was one of the best hotels in this price range in Ipoh. The building is new, new furniture, very spacious room, flatscreen TV with English channels (believe me, you'll use it, because there's not much to do in Ipoh at night). The bathroom is big too, and the shower with a big rain shower head lovely. The beds were comfortable but we had booked a double bed (specifically mentioned it in the booking through Agoda!) and we still got two single beds. The wi-fi worked excellent. There were two bottles of water provided on arrival and we got new ones every day. There were also two coffee cups plus instant coffee and sugar/creamer – but no kettle to boil water!!! Not sure what the coffee & cups were there for???

We also visited the attached restaurant (it was actually recommend to us by a local) for breakfast - it was okay and good value for money, but the service was VERY slow. The staff at the reception was fairly helpful, although they spoke only little English, but managed to provide us with a black-and-white copy of a map of Ipoh. All in all, D'Eastern Hotel ended up being our favorite thing in Ipoh.

Room Tip: Ask for a room near the wi-fi router if you have a laptop/ iPhone. It worked great for us.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

Check-in was delayed after 3PM due to room being cleaned.
Bath room was not thorough cleaned, soap on bath room floor upon checking in
There were no hangers in closet and no hand towels were provided.
Room was quite clean and well maintained. Central location, location is convenient.
There are some open parking spaces as well as several gated enclosed parking lots.There is a security guard during daytime so parking is generally quite secure.
One thing which the hotel can improved is to ensure they staff has basic knowledge of on/off the main switch. Our room was on the second level and upon using the kettle at night, the whole room had a power blackout. The hotel attendant came to trouble-shoot, but was not able to identify the cause. We were stranded two hours without light as the hotel needs to inform the electrician to come back and trouble-shoot. The hotel staff could not give us a definite time as to how long we need to wait for the electrician, and when we requested another room they informed us none was available. We insisted to speak with the manager and only then were we given another room. The next day, upon relating our experience to one of the cleaners, she informed us that they just need to on/off the main switch as it was not the first time that room has such blackouts. We would appreciate that the kettle should have already been replaced when it first happened, thus, not causing inconvenience to us.

Room Tip: If you are couple, do not request for family room in this hotel. Even though it is big, all the fa...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sally552
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Singapore
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

My family & I spent our new year holidays in Ipoh and we booked online a hotel that is convenient to all good eateries and souvenir (read: pomelos, Hiang Peng and Ipoh white coffee) shops. Hotel Eastern is a good choice in terms of location. However, though the hotel has been renovated recently, our executive room's armchair and cabinets looks tired and old. We did not opt for the executive room as it is the only available room online. I am particular about the stains on the bath towels too.
The spaciousness of the room, the vicinity to Foo Shan Dim Sum Restaurant and flexibility to extend our check out time to 2pm somehow made up of the defects.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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Reviewed 20 December 2011

nice room...worth the value...n had a quite hapi moments her with my darling...will b coming to this hotel when we have time...

Room Tip: find a room which faces the alley..its quiet
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank naru m
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Property: D Eastern Hotel
Address: 118 Jalan Sultan Idris Shah, Ipoh 30000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Perak > Kinta District > Ipoh
Amenities:
Restaurant
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Ranked #33 of 63 Hotels in Ipoh
Price range (per night): $29 - $48
Hotel Class:3 star — D Eastern Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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