Monday, November 2, 2009

The Syuen Hotel

The Syuen Hotel is one of the largest hotel in Ipoh. This hotel used to be the No.1 hotel in Ipoh until recently been overtook by the adjacent Regency Tower Hotel and Apartment.

The hotel is rated as 4 star hotel. The location is really ideal. Ipoh Parade is just across the road and nice hawker food are just nearby.

An antic car parked outside the hotel. Wonder who still drive this vehicle around nowadays.

Syuen Hotel came into the hospitality scene to emulates the city's rich heritage value as emanated from its building design, a Neo-Classical architecture that bring back the old colonial feels for the hotel guests. The lobby is really huge but poorly lit in my opinion.

Front office counter. A good place to source for travel information around Ipoh.

The Lobby Lounge

Interestingly, the lobby also housed a few shops which sell furniture, watches, clothes and etc. It's just like a mini shopping complex here.

Garden View is the main restaurant where the hotel guest go for breakfast

However, do not let the appearance of the hotel fool you. I have heard a lot of complaints about the rooms here. Soiled carpets and filthy bathroom are some of the common feedbacks by the previous hotel guest here. The lowest room category, the superior room do not even come with any windows.

This hotel was established in the early 1990s and probably it is high time for a renovation and total overhaul on its rooms


Superman said...

The hotel is really special...the cars parked there, the furniture selling shop...etc

wenn said...

ya..syuen is indeed a lovely hotel..

ChrisAu said...

yeap, that's one of the best hotels in Ipoh. I never really go in to the lobby.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

habis hotel dilawat. Hahaha

foongpc said...

This hotel looks huge but maybe a bit old? Nice antique cars! Yeah, who would be driving those cars nowadays?

Johnny Ong said...

one of those main hotels indeed. well, such established will know what needs to be done in order to stay competitive and a sought after place of stay

SJB aka SUELYN J-B. said...

Interesting place..