Did you know Malaysia has hot springs? There are a number of natural hot springs in Ipoh actually! Most belong to resorts that charge moderate to high entrance fees for walk-in visitors.
And there are a couple of hot springs scattered around Perak that are more affordable. Hot springs are not only good for rejuvenating your body and mind but fun for the whole family too.
Go ahead and check out all of the options below!
Table of contents:
1. Ipoh Hot Spring
For the premium prices charged, you can expect better and more facilities at your disposal if you visit a hot spring resort rather than a hot spring park.
The overall environment is generally more beautiful too!
1.1. Banjaran Hot Spring Ipoh
Starting our list with the most exclusive hot spring resort in Ipoh:
The Banjaran Hot Springs Retreat prides itself as a luxury resort.
Overnight guests of course, have full access to the facilities along with their gorgeous chalets and villas.
But if you just want to go there for the hot springs or massage services, then it’s possible to book their day ticket on their website.
Not going to lie, the price per person may shock you!
- Address: http://bit.ly/TheBanjaranHotSprings
- Opening hours: 10am to 7pm
- Contact: +605-210 7777
- Remark: Children below 12 years old are not allowed.
1.2. Ipoh Hot Spring Tambun Lost World
Next on the list is the Lost World Ipoh Hot Spring, officially known as the Lost World of Tambun. It is under Sunway City. Who also happen to own and manage The Banjaran.
The Ipoh Lost World Hot Spring is only open during the evening.
However, you can actually spend the whole day at Lost World easily as they have many other zones to explore during the daytime too.
In fact, it’s just as busy in the daytime as it is in the night!
Other night activities include:
- Flaming Percussions (starts at 9pm every day except Tuesday during school holiday and public holiday)
- Tales of the Tribe (starts at 7:45pm every day except Tuesday)
- Crystal Spa
- Luminous Forest
- Petting Zoo
- Ipoh Street
- Tarantula Alley
- Address: http://bit.ly/LostWorldHotSprings
- Opening hours: 6pm to 11pm
- Contact: +605-542 8888
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There are 3 other hot springs on the outskirts of Ipoh:
- One on the way to Cameron Highlands from Ipoh
- The other is enroute to Ipoh from Kuala Lumpur
- And yet another, enroute to Kuala Sepetang from Ipoh
Let’s have a look at each:
1.3. Sungai Klah Hot Spring Park
Just include a 30 minutes’ detour if you’re heading up to Ipoh from Kuala Lumpur but want to stop by these hot springs!
You can reach Sungai Klah Hot Spring Park in 1.5 hours from Kuala Lumpur. Or an hour and 14 minutes from Ipoh.
A minutes’ drive or a 3 minutes’ walk from Felda Residence:
This public park has long been a favorite among locals for the 2 cool water pools with waterfalls that are greatly appreciated in the fierce mid-day heat.
There is one pool for kids (2 ft deep) and the other is for adults (4.5ft deep).
Facilities now include a mini mart, food & drinks stall, and small clothing store. Most are in decent condition. Considering the entrance fees.
|Age Category||Malaysian Citizen||Foreigner|
Tip: Bring ample cash (no outside food allowed), hats and a mat or tent if you have one.
- Address: http://bit.ly/SungaiKlahHotSpring
- Opening hours: 8am to 6pm everyday
- Contact: +6019-279 0022
1.4. Lubuk Timah Fall
It may not look like much but the small hot water pools along the river are enjoyable. The admission fee is RM5 (adults) and RM3 (kids).
Just mind the little ones because the river flow is quite strong!
A unique feature of the place is the perfectly crescent shaped waterfall that flows from a broken dam.
And if you feel like it, this is a very scenic spot for a picnic too as outside food is allowed. And other than the springs, you can try archery, horse riding or riding an ATV!
There are huts with fans for rent at RM50 (weekend price) and shaded benches for RM10.
Bathroom facilities are available too, free of charge. There is a surau and a cafeteria of sorts too.
- Address: http://bit.ly/LubukTimahFall
- Opening hours: 8am to 7pm
- Contact: +6019-244 9056
1.5. Trong Hot Spring
50 minutes’ drive north from Ipoh city is another hot spring resort in Changkat Jering.
There’s nothing for kids to play with and the pools are smaller than with other Ipoh hot springs in this list. Many adults and elders come here for rest and relaxation (and the low entrance fees!).
But mostly, to sooth aching joints, skin ailments and to reap other health benefits from the natural hot spring waters (~50 to 60°C)!
Private pools are available too. Call ahead to check if they’re open!
- Address: http://bit.ly/TrongHotSpring
- Opening hours:
- Contact: +605-855 3990
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2. Ipoh Hot Spring Resort & Hotel
Hot springs have a way of making you sleepy after a dip.
Tip: For better sleep, try to fit a visit to a hot spring during an evening of your Ipoh itinerary.
In case you do want to stay longer, let’s go over the available Ipoh hot spring hotels:
2.1. The Banjaran Hot Springs Retreat
Warning: These come with hefty price tags as expected since The Banjaran Hot Springs Retreat is a luxury spa resort!
You can choose among three different types of accommodation at The Banjaran.
- Garden Villa – Have your own private courtyard and patio along with the private pool, outdoor shower and Jacuzzi. Beautiful vegetation all around the villa for that zen vibe!
- Water Villa – These luxurious huts hang over the edge of a water canal with lots of greenery around. They come with a private balcony, pool, outdoor rain shower and Jacuzzi too!
- Lake Villa – The most “affordable” option but you still get a lovely spacious room with a garden terrace, a private pool and your own little hot spring!
- Weekdays: ~RM1.4K to RM1.8K for 2 people a night
- Weekends: ~RM1.6K to RM2K for 2 people a night
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2.2. Sunway Lost World Hotel
Sunway Lost World have their own hotel right across from their theme park!
It’s a short walking distance of 1 minute across the road and the theme park’s car park.
Tip: If you happen to need sunscreen or a bathing suit, they do sell these in the souvenir shop at the entrance to the park.
You get free tickets to the hot springs (and night park) if you stay at the Lost World Hotel in Tambun!
Book a room or suite:
|Ticket (night park)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Additional beds||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||2 twin beds – optional||N/A||N/A|
|Coffee/tea making facilities||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Price Range (RM)||~320 to 450||~300 to 450||~400||~520||~660 to 800||~550||~700|
Note: On their website, you have options of adding tickets or a massage too
Want something unusual?
Lost World Of Tambun Glamping Or Floating Chalet
Consider booking their floating chalets or glamping option then:
Floating chalets cost RM1K a night and can sleep up to 4 people with an ensuite bathroom. You get free theme park and night park tickets too. And buffet breakfast.
The glamping packages are either for 2 or 4 people and sleep arrangements are in a large camping tent in the grounds away from the main theme park and next to a lake. Breakfast is at their garden terrace.
But close enough to enjoy the included theme park and night park tickets!
Price range: ~RM620-900
2.3. Hot Spring At Sementra Nature Resort
Perak’s newest hot spring resort is Hot Spring At Sementra Nature Resort and it is in Gopeng. Which is less than 40 minutes’ drive away from Ipoh.
Do expect a very bumpy and windy drive into a palm oil plantation where the resort is.
Note: Avoid driving into the resort in the evening as the one-way road is not lit.
Aside from the single hot spring pool (fits 10 adults), there is a swimming pool with water sourced from the mountain.
There are many outdoor activities (e.g., swimming, fishing, hiking, river tubing, ATV, white water rafting, feeding fish, etc) to enjoy if you choose to stay at this resort. WiFi is not the best but that allows you take in the natural surroundings of the resort.
- Address: Lot 15918, Kampung Ulu Geroh, 31600, Gopeng, Perak
- Contact: +605-3520363
Read more: 5 Theme Parks To Check Out In Ipoh & Perak
2.4. Felda Residence Hot Springs, Family Spa
Getting to this location (Sungkai) requires a bit of a drive (i.e. an hour) out of the city:
But you will be rewarded by the beautiful greenery and your own private hot spring pool! Not all villas have that so check before you book!
Tip: Get something to eat before you go. There aren’t many dining options there!
However, all rooms at this resort come with entrance fees to the public hot springs as well as breakfast:
|Room Type||Capacity||Minimum Price (Weekday) In Ringgit||Maximum Price In Ringgit||Jacuzzi|
|Villa with 1 bedroom||2||500||700||Yes|
|Villa with 2 bedrooms||4||600||900||Yes|
|Villa with 3 bedrooms||6||700||1100||Yes|
|Villa with 6 bedrooms||6||1100||1500||No|
Note: Not many eateries around. So you have to prepare your own dinner or drive back to town.
- Address: http://bit.ly/FeldaResidenceHotSprings
- Contact: +605-438 8801
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3. Entrance Fees For Hot Springs In Ipoh
You don’t have to stay at the resorts to enjoy the hot springs!
With the exception of a couple of them, most of these hot springs are affordable and make a good day trip outing with family or friends!
|Hot Spring Resort/ park||Entrance fee||Includes|
|Banjaran Hot Spring Ipoh||RM350||Day access to their:
Also included: Locker, bathrobe, towels and shower facilities
|Lost World of Tambun||Walk-in (foreigner):
RM75 (Adult), RM66 (Child/Senior)
RM64 (Adult), RM55.50 (Child/Senior)
|Excludes locker fees.|
|Felda Residence Hot Springs, Family Spa||Walk-in (foreigner): RM18 (Adult), RM15 (Child)
Walk-in (Malaysian): RM15 (Adult), RM12 (Child)
|Day access to their hot spring water park|
|Trong Hot Spring||Foot soaking: RM2
(replace the hotspring water 3 times)
Main pool: RM3 per person.
Private pool: RM20 per hour.
|Depends what you pay for.|
|Lubuk Timah Fall||RM5 (Adult), RM3 (child over 4 years old)||Excludes: Rental for benches and canopies (RM10)|
If you need transport to any of the above hot springs:
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Ipoh hot springs are a great way to end a whole day of sightseeing in Ipoh! And to spend time with family and friends, soaking your cares away. Literally!
Best of all, you don’t have to spend a fortune to experience hot springs in Ipoh either. Hot spring resorts can be pricey and many are far from the city too. Here are some Ipoh Boutique Hotels that are value for your money!