In Ipoh – Hotel French

Whilst having a day trip to Ipoh is a good idea, staying in Ipoh for a night (or two) is even a better idea especially for those (like me!) who are there for food binging session. With that in mind, I stayed in Ipoh for a couple times with limited budget allocated for hotel stay.

French Hotel, Ipoh

Fairly new hotel with only 4 four floors, Hotel French is strategically located along Jalan Dato Onn Jaafar, within walking distance (technically speaking) to some of the famous food joints like Funny Mountain Tau Fu Fah, Aun Kheng Lim Baked Salt Chicken, Cowan Street Ayam Tauge & Koitiau and etc.

French Hotel, Ipoh

Some might loath at the idea of staying in hotel that’s operating in shoplots, but the fact that they are clean and well furnished, simplicity and trendy make the stay cosy.

French Hotel Lobby, Ipoh

I liked how inviting the lobby was as it was brightly lit with natural lights during the day and by night, it’s still pretty bright. The check-in process was simple and quick with mandatory RM100 as deposit. Besides that, I was able to request for early check-in, a plus point since I don’t really like the 3PM check-in rule. Free parking is available for in-house guests and hence, it is best to check in before heading to the parking lot nearby.

Basic Necessities by French Hotel

Dressing Table


In the compact room, basic necessities are provided; bottled water, coffee and tea. Other items such as kettle, safe deposit box and hair dryer are also there but the only thing that is missing in the room is a refrigerator which I didn’t really care of. Although there is no LAN network port (for internet junkies), the hotel provides free wifi for its hotel guests, albeit a weak signal.

Bedroom of French Hotel, Ipoh

The bed is adequately large yet comfortable but boy, their pillows are even better!

Bathroom of French Hotel, Ipoh

French Hotel Toiletries

The bathroom is simple yet clean. And like any other hotels (unless those really bad and dodgy ones), toiletries are provided as well. Any extra toiletries (by request) will be charged accordingly.

Shower Room at French Hotel

Due to space constraint, there is no bathtub but I loved the big ass rainfall shower head and the water pressure was constantly strong during my stay.

Jose & Deli Eatery


There’s a new eatery at the first floor; Jose & Deli Eatery, which is quite nice but slightly overpriced, in my opinion. I had their tiramisu cake for RM15. It tasted good but the portion didn’t justify the price they were charging.

French Hotel, Ipoh

For a price around RM150++ for the smallest room (you could get lower rate if you book early), I don’t have complaints about this hotel. It was comfortable stay and best of all, it was clean and cosy. Though there are abundance of hotels in city centre… and I have not personally tried all of them, I can vouch that Hotel French is probably best bang for your buck. And no… I didn’t get paid to say those words.

Address :
60-62, Jalan Dato Onn Jaafar,
30300 Ipoh,

Telephone Number : +605 241 3030

GPS Coordinates : 4.5978994, 101.0834026


  1. I stay at similar style hotel too when I was at Ipoh, but this looks better because the bathroom has no separate area for bathing, so the bathroom will tend to get all wet >.<

  2. oh, this sounds wise! on my last visit to ipoh, we drove up in the morning and came back at night. might be nice next time to stay at hotel french and make the most of the trip :D

  3. Melissa : Yea. The price is affordable for the given facilities and cleanliness.

    Choi Yen : Try this one when you’re in Ipoh again. :D

    Sean : Yeah. It’s worth staying in Ipoh for a night.

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