Friday, November 12, 2010

De Hotel Ipoh Garden

There are more and more hotels opened in Ipoh. Most of them are middle-ranged with daily rate starting from RM80. A newest one I find is this, De Hotel at Ipoh Garden (could it be an effect of the newest shopping arcade in town, De Garden, that lead to this hotel name? :-) ) which opened in October. It is located right beside Ipoh Garden Lau Pak Khuan Road roundabout, next to the Ipoh Garden post office and opposite to Wolley Building (CIMB Bank - Ipoh Garden Branch). This 4-storey commercial building completed about 2 years ago and the first tenant is Hoi Seng Chinese Restaurant which occupies first floor of east wing. The majority portion of the building was left vacant until the famous chain store of electrical goods, Courts moved in and taking up spaces of 2 floors during March. It also turns the building theme color from grey to blue, as seen at photo below. .
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Old photo taken on 23-March-2010 when Courts moved in to the building
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It is certainly out of my expectation that the remaining floors would become a hotel. Anyway, it's location at the heart of Ipoh Garden's commercial center is nice & convenience as there are banks, coffee shops, fast food restaurants, food courts and many other shops at walking distance from the hotel. Looking at the hotel exterior, it gives me a good impression to be a well-established one.
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I do not find an official website of the hotel but there is more information about this hotel in the blog of "From Emily to You".
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