M Boutique Hotel, Ipoh

Hubby suggested that we should plan a visit to Lost World of Tambun after he came back from there for his company’s team building trip. What fascinated him the most is the Hot Spring & Spa By Night. He also insisted that we can skip the water theme park and amusement park (daytime) and ONLY visit the night Spa. The reason he gave me was the scorching weather is pretty unbearable for those activities and the place is lack of shady area. For good sake, he don’t want both me & Sam get sunburn just like him, hehe 😛 Ok, since he’s been there, Sam & I just listen to him ~~

I’ll blog abut our Hot Spring & Spa By Night @ Lost World of Tambun later and let’s check out our accommodation first today. Shall we?

When I was booking our accommodation, I saw a friend posted in Facebook an attractive promotion rate for M Boutique Hotel, Ipoh. Without hesitation I clicked into their website and settled our hotel stay for the trip.

 

This place is definitely designed to wow even before you step into the hotel. The majestic rustic red brick facade with supersize signage, one is almost impossible to miss the eye-catching building which stand out amongst other shop houses in that area. Location wise, nestled at the quieter enclave of Ipoh Town, on the fringe of the city center, but if you travel by your own transportation, this should not be a problem.

 

I have immediately developed a crush on the interior once I entered the hotel lobby. Inspired by an early 20th-century architectural style called Straits Eclectic which is basically East meets West where elements of British architecture were incorporated into traditional shophouses. Some urban and young elements being injected into the design, everything combined together which heightening the distinctive mood.
 
Wood is the dominant design element. Dark wooden counters, timber wood flooring as well as the appealing feature wall which showcases an apothecary cabinet or some said it’s a Colonial era library cardholder drawers. Steel elements, exposed light bulbs and rustic cemented walls cleverly blended into the design.
 

The beautiful space is further accentuated by comfy large fabric sofas, patterned cushions, leather covered coffee tables, ambient lighting and colourful flowers in big vases. The huge window panels, high ceilings as well as colour combinations, a kind of setting that exudes inviting and pleasing vibe.

 

Every corner of the hotel is brimming with characters with lots of corners to be explored.

 

Large vintage luggage boxes, jerry cans are part of the ornaments too. The persuasively appealing decor encourage me to pick up my camera and start shooting (non-stop) LOL

 
 

Even the lift area is tastefully decorated with classic big round clocks showing different time zones.

 

M Boutique Hotel Ipoh boasts 93 rooms with 3 thematic floors and each floor is meant to cater to a specific theme, with unique furniture catering to each room type.

The Adventure Floor on the first level has a Malayan safari concept that features abundant animal motifs and travel themed pieces. Second floor carrying the Majestic theme where cheeky numerology is used against a chic raw backdrop to great graphic effect. The highest floor is called The Excelsior – here alphabets and colourful insects abound amongst the loft setting.

 

We were assigned to a room located at Majestic floor. We were greeted by this striking red bricks wall painted with numbers and animals and prettily illuminated by tungsten lights once the lift open.
 
The walkway and details that throw in here and there.

Everything is taken seriously here, look at the room number design! *love

 

Our superior double room was respectfully small but it was more than enough for 3 of us. Although the room missed mark on spaciousness but it still provided adequate coziness and is not spared from the artsy touch.

 

Well equipped with air-conditioner, wardrobe, TV, bathrobes, WIFI, mini bar, electronic safe, coffee and tea making facilities. Love love love the mural of cute little deer jumping over the TV~~

 

Complimentary drinking water and snacks (is Ipoh’s famous kacang putih!!)

 

The bathroom adopted a simple but elegant black and white theme, equipped with both rain shower and hand held shower.

 

Also provided are hair dryer, basic toiletries and nice indoor slippers which I happily brought back home ^__*

 

Large mirror is ♥

 

Our room came with complimentary breakfast and guests have options of having it at Myth Eatery & Bar or OldTown White Coffee Grand, both located at ground floor.

Myth Eatery & Bar

The visually sumptuous restaurant is bedecked with elegant chandeliers, mix and match furniture, huge bunch of flowers and feature wall with recycled wooden window panels.

 

Some merchandises being sold in the restaurant such as dessert display trays, cushion covers, tote bags, wines, photo frames, candles and etc.

 

There are 5-6 options of breakfast in the menu and each come with coffee or tea. Food was just mediocre and really nothing to shout about.

 

We also checked out their in house souvenirs shop/ lifestyle store – M Shop after our breakfast. It’s a fashion and furnishing boutique store that offers guests custom-made handcrafted products such as plush cushions, organic soaps, scented candles and apparel.

The prices of the merchandises are slightly on higher side for me but if you’re fan of handcrafted artsy products, this is the place for you.

 

Other facilities in the hotel include:-

Photo from M Boutique Hotel Website

The Living Room & Self Service Laundry

Located at Level 1 of M Boutique Hotel Ipoh, that continues with the seamless design of Adventure Floor. Adorned with furnishings such as a rattan recliners, ornate tables, bookshelves, safari themed lamps and jut rugs. It is ideal as a reading room with small selection of books and daily newspapers. There are also an internet station and a water dispenser that has both hot and cold filtered water.

The Self Service Laundry is available 24 hours a day and complimentary detergent and softener are provided.  This service is provided on complimentary basis to the in house guests!

 

Photo from M Boutique Hotel Website

Self Service GYM

Open 24 hours, is an extended part The Living Room. Well equipped with free weights, barbells and exercise machines namely treadmills, upright exercise bikes, recumbent exercise bike and an elliptical.

 

Photo from M Boutique Hotel Website

M | SPACE

There are two M | SPACE here. The first space located on the Ground Floor which is a suitable for 4-5 people to hold intimate discussion as long as it’s an intimate event! The second one is located on Level 1 which is slightly bigger. M | SPACE is ideal for lectures, seminars, workshops, or just to gather to celebrate life in general.

 

Verdict: My stay here was great and my photos certainly do not do much justice to the grand ambience and design of the M Boutique Hotel. Service was generally friendly and prompt for both check in/out counter and restaurant. Come and experience yourself! If you adore boutique hotel setting, you might want to consider M Boutique Hotel!

 

M Boutique Hotel

2 Hala Datuk 5, Ipoh, Perak.

Tel: +605-255 5566

Website: www.mboutiquehotels.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/mboutiquehotels

 

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