3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

88 Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil, Ipoh, Perak, 30300, Malaysia

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Syuen Hotel
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Satisfaction Terrible
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 56% more than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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  • Families30
  • Couples28
  • Solo60
  • Business30
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    Lovely Hotel and Welcoming Staff


    This would be the last time I would consult Trip Advisor for Hotel Review, there were 15 reviews on this hotel on Trip Advisor and all of them were negative about the hotel. My friend with whom and whose sister I had travelled to Ipoh, had called the local contacts and all of them had said: Syuen is the best of the lot in Ipoh. I was very apprehensive but decided to follow the nose of a local rather than foreigners writing about a hotel in Ipoh.. Imagine my surpirse when the hotel turned out to be very aggreable, nice facilities, large rooms and good beds and great views over to the mountains. I dont know why the reviewers had given such bad reviews one after another. My local friend said: the europeans may wish to complaint about things which the locals may not pay attention to, such as the state of the carpet, lack of bathroom amenities ..
    In any case, i checked into my room and it was ample and nice and with great view.. the rooms of my friends, were even nicer with much better minimalist decoration and good views.
    Here is to you, Trip Advisor, You will not be hearing from you, except to say that I shall not be consulting you ever again. the last time i consulted them was about a hotel in Merida which turned out to be anything but what the description told us to expect..

    Unique Quality: the hotel is said to be 15-20 years old, pseudo colonial in architecture. large lobby and good rooms. the staff is pleasant enough. there are shops within the lobby belonging to various other parties.
    very close to eating and dining options and also to old town.. as well as the new since the division is rther arbitrary

More about Syuen

Ipoh : Back to the days of the Empire

by sourbugger about Majestic Hotel, Ipoh, Malaysia

If you are passing through Ipoh, in the middle of Malaysia then I feel I must point out the very interesting Majestic Hotel.

It's actually located on the third floor of the Railway station, an imperial pile that echos the Taj Mahal in its construction.

The superior rooms are very much worth the money - as they face out onto an impressive balcony littered with fraying leather chairs.

You can easily manage tall stories being told here of shooting tigers over a few G & T's The lift is a museum piece with a little twee message in it pointing out that if the lift was a person, then it would be of a venerable age and would need to be treated with alot of care and respect.

Also liked the original Victorian post box near the entrance.

My hometown...

by sheherezad

"Ipoh new town"

View from Syuen Hotel rooftop

"Ipoh New Town"

Chinese shophouses

"The coffee shop"

Friendly 'Ipoh mali' (from Ipoh) faces :-)

The City of Millionaires

by Chuckaziz


Ipoh is the capital of the State of Perak and was once the tin mining capital of Malaysia. The name Ipoh originated from a poisonous sap producing tree (Antiaris Toxicarial) or locally known as pokok ipoh, upas or epu. The tree sap is used by the Orang Asli or the indigenous people to lace the blow darts with poison.

At the heydays of the tin mining era, Ipoh as well as the surrounding Kinta Valley used to be the hinterland for the British Empire in suppling tin ore to the world. Her early days too saw many tin tycoons residing in the city and it was referred to as “City of Millionaires”. Ipoh is located 200km north of Kuala Lumpur and was founded in 1893 by Sir Frank Swettenham, a British colonial resident. Charms of the colonial era is visible in certain part of the city as the streets are dotted with pre-war buildings. Some of these buildings have seen better days but a number have been restored to their past glory. With the ending of the tin mining era it is today a sleepy hollow. But that will not be for too long because a new double track railway system is in place and soon there will be a fast electric train service to Kuala Lumpur on a regular interval. From what was told the service will only take 1 ½ hours to the capital of Malaysia and will one day transform Ipoh into another satellite city of KL.

"The Taj Mahal of Ipoh"

The Ipoh Railway Station is a colonial-style structure built in 1917 based on the design by AB Hubback who also designed the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. Also fondly called the Taj Mahal of Ipoh, this best known landmark in the city, also houses the Majestic Hotel (previously known as the Station Hotel Ipoh). The station is said to be the second concrete building constructed in Ipoh after the Town Hall situated across it which was constructed in 1916. In fact the railwaysystem in the early days was built by the British to serve the thriving tin mining industry. As part of the electrified double tracking project undertaken by the Federal Government, the station has been refurbished and is expected to handle higher number of passengers once the fast electric train service to Kuala Lumpur is introduced.

"The Inside Job"

The ticketing/passenger lounge of the Ipoh Railway Station is seen here spotting ultra shining floor. This new look interior is part of the transformation process of the station to cater for new services that are soon to be introduced, particularly the inter-city services.


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Forum Posts

Syuen Hotel

by SmilingTraveller


Does anyone have any up-to-date information about this hotel. We will be staying there for 1 night in April'07. I've heard stories that the hotel is haunted!! All information and advice appreciated.

Syuen Hotel

by kenari

hahahah where do you hear this crap !!!! anyway the room is small and in front of parkson mall

RE: Syuen Hotel

by Travelshoe

Not Haunted, use to work for them in the IT line. Well you can walk down and try the cakes at secret recepie


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