MU Hotel Ipoh Review

Looking for a complete breakdown on MU Hotel Ipoh? You’ve come to the right place!

From MU Hotel, there are many eateries and souvenir shops you can walk to. As well as a mall! Late night travelers will appreciate the 24-hour reception too.

It may not look like it from the outside, but MU Hotel has over 100 rooms and 8 floors. What else do they have? Read on!

Table of contents:

  1. Location
  2. Rooms
  3. Facilities
  4. Food Nearby
  5. Review
  6. Ipoh Private Tour Service

MU Hotel Ipoh Location & Address

MU Hotel is just off Jalan Sultan Iskandar in a business and entertainment district. It’s hard to find parking in this area. But luckily, the hotel has its own basement car park!

MU Hotel Lobby
MU Hotel Lobby – photo belongs to the hotel

It takes 10 minutes’ drive to Sultan Azlan Shah Airport. And if driving, 4 minutes’ from Ipoh Railway Station and Ipoh Old Town.

  • Address: 18, Jalan Chung On Siew, Taman Jubilee, 30250 Ipoh, Perak
  • Contact: +605-240 6888
  • Website:

Fun fact: This hotel used to go by the name, Ibis Hotel.

Rooms At MU Hotel In Ipoh

MÙ Hotel owes its modern design to a team of Australian architects.

The 113 rooms share the same bright and airy concept. Some of these rooms have thoughtful features for elders and wheel-chair users.

Deluxe Suite At MU Hotel
Deluxe Suite At MU Hotel – photo belongs to the hotel

For those who cannot seem to get away from their work, there is a workspace too.

Studio Room At MU Hotel
Studio Room At MU Hotel – photo belongs to the hotel

Inside the rooms, are a lot of amenities that you would expect a 4 star hotel (or even a 5 star hotel in Ipoh) to have!

Like a minibar, safebox, an LED TV, WiFi, tea making facilities and a living space!


  • Check-in at MU Hotel Ipoh is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM
  • Room rates shown below are subject to change by the hotel
Room Type Capacity Size Price Remarks
Standard Twin Room 2 pax 25sqm room ~RM180  
Standard Queen Room 2 pax 25sqm room ~RM180  
Standard Queen Room with Handicap Facilities 2 pax 25sqm room n/a Handicap facilities
Standard Room With Courtyard 2 pax 25sqm room n/a Access to the courtyard
Studio Room 2 pax 32sqm room ~RM260 King bed, Bathtub
Deluxe Room 4 pax 49sqm room ~RM330 Queen bed and twin bed in separate rooms
Deluxe Suite 2 or 4 pax 56sqm room n/a Need direct booking; Bathtub, walk-in wardrobe, option of connecting rooms

Facilities At MU Hotel

You certainly get value for money considering how many facilities there are at this hotel!

GYM At MU Hotel
GYM At MU Hotel – photo belongs to the hotel
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Basement parking for guests
  • Rooftop bar
  • Common lounge
  • Free WiFi
  • Indoor children’s play area
  • Bicycle rental
  • Shuttle service to selected spots in Ipoh Town and the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport

But this hotel does not have a swimming pool.

1. Event & Function At MU Hotel Ipoh

At MU Hotel Ipoh, there are 4 spacious multi-purpose rooms that can be converted to suit different types of functions.

Multi-purpose Room At MU Hotel Ipoh
Multi-purpose Room At MU Hotel Ipoh – photo belongs to the hotel

Maximum capacity is up to 120 guests.

2. Restaurants At MU Hotel Ipoh

MUnch restaurant is where guests can go for their breakfast.

The layout of this café looks a little like a cafeteria. But you get a great variety of local or western food.

MU Hotel Ipoh Breakfast

The simple but satisfying breakfast buffet is complimentary for hotel guests.

MUnch Restaurant
MUnch Restaurant – photo belongs to the hotel

Open from 6.30am to 10.30am. Outside guests are welcome too. But walk-inrates are RM28+ (Adult) or RM15+ for kids under 12 years’ old!

@ The Top (previously MU Bar)

Open from 5pm to 1am:

This hotel is one of the few hotels in Ipoh with a rooftop bar.

MÙ Bar (Rooftop Bar)
MÙ Bar (Rooftop Bar) – photo belongs to the hotel

Enjoy the sunset views of the city with a cocktail in hand! And some snacks like meat pies and tarts!

Try their signature MU cocktail which is a blend of pomelo juice and a dash of cinnamon!

Remark: The rooftop is enclosed so don’t worry if it rains!

Notable Ipoh Food Close To MU Hotel In Ipoh

Chinese food and Indian food are within walking distance if you stay at MU Hotel Ipoh!

1. Tong Sui Kai (糖水街)

Ipoh food and dessert all in one place! These street stalls by the main road open in the evening until after midnight.

Tong Sui Kai (Dessert Street) In Ipoh
Tong Sui Kai (Dessert Street) In Ipoh – Photo by Travelswithsun

You can get noodles and desserts like “Mixed fruits ABC” which is a combination of fresh fruit, jelly and ice cream!

Opening Hours: 5pm to 11:30pm (Closed on Monday & Tuesday)

2. Nasi Ganja Kedai Kopi Yong Suan

There’s always a queue for takeaway – usually with all 3 Malaysian races present too!

Nasi Kandar Stall At The Front Of Yong Suan Coffee Shop In Ipoh
Nasi Kandar Stall At The Front Of Yong Suan Coffee Shop In Ipoh

It’s quite interesting to see how the humble restaurant copes with so many customers!

It’s normal for dine-in customers to have to share a table with strangers.

The fried chicken is the highlight here! It costs under RM8 for rice, curry, and chicken! Be sure to order caramel custardand iced coffee from here too!

Read more about our experience at Nasi Ganja Kedai Kopi Yong Suan.

Remark: The curry is very spicy if you’re not used to spicy food!

Opening Hours: 9am to 5pm

3. Hakka Mee Restaurant Paris

Like the nasi ganja store mentioned above, this restaurant has become rather touristy for their yummy Hakka noodles with minced meat and bean sprouts on top.

Hakka Mee At Paris Restaurant, Ipoh
Hakka Mee At Paris Restaurant, Ipoh – Photo by Travelswithsun

Their service speed is impressive despite the overwhelming crowd.

Remark: Add-ons will push the price up significantly if you get greedy 😉

Opening Hours: 7am to 11:30am

4. Restoran Xin Quan Fang

Skip this tiny shop if you see many people. Else it will be a long wait for their curry noodles. They taste sourer than the average curry noodles in Ipoh.

The staff knows English which makes it easier to order if you don’t know the local language.

Remark: Portions run small; no air-conditioning here; Less crowded after 12pm

Opening Hours: 7:30am to 12pm

5. Restoran Tuck Kee

On the same row with the famous Ipoh peanut candy store (Sin Weng Fai Peanut Candy Shop):

Restoran Tuck Kee has been around for many years. You should note that the food quality tends to be better when the shop is not full of people!

Restoran Tuck Kee
Restoran Tuck Kee

Go early to have their signature dishes:

  • Moonlight hor fun
  • Braised chicken feet
  • Boiled octopus

Read more on Tuck Kee Fried Noodles here.

Opening Hours: 1pm to 10:30pm

Remark: Don’t be confused – There is a newer shop with almost the same name “Sun Tuck Kee” in the same row!

6. Ipoh Taugeh Chicken Rice

If Cowan Street Ayam Tauge & Koitiau Restaurant is closed – which it usually is:

Front Of Cowan Street Ayam Tauge And Koitiau Restaurant
Front Of Cowan Street Ayam Tauge And Koitiau Restaurant

You can try Ipoh taugeh chicken rice at either of these establishments:

  1. Lou Wong
  2. Ong Kee

Both are equally good at preparing the Ipoh must-try dish. And they’re right across from each other in Ipoh New Town!

See more options of Ipoh tauge chicken rice here.

7. Salted Chicken Ipoh – Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken

Lastly, there’s herbal salted chicken from Aun Kheng Lim. They pack their chickens ready-to-go for takeaways as this is not a dine-in restaurant.

Shop Front Of Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken In Ipoh New Town
Shop Front Of Aun Kheng Lim Salted Chicken In Ipoh New Town

There are many places to find Ipoh salted chicken. And it can be very confusing to choose one, even for locals. But Aun Kheng Lim is a safe bet.

MU Hotel Ipoh Review

For all that you get, MU Hotel is a reasonably affordable hotel for Ipoh standards. And if you are looking for more hotels in this price range, you can check out boutique hotels in Ipoh.

If you prefer conventional hotels, Hotel Excelsior is another option.

For bigger budgets, there is WEIL Hotel and Ipoh Bali Hotel. WEIL Hotel offers keen shoppers convenience since it is attached to Ipoh Parade shopping mall. While Ipoh Bali Hotel has Bali vibes and a very good on-site spa.

What You Will Like:

  • Modern rooms that are clean
  • Excellent service
  • Underground parking
  • Adequate gym facilities
  • Basic toiletries, kettle & hairdryer provided
  • Childcare, laundry and housekeeping services are available
  • They have rooms that are wheelchair-friendly
  • International sockets available!
  • 24-hour reception
  • Free shuttle service (limited times and locations)
  • Complimentary breakfast – Asian and western food
  • Walking distance to Ipoh New Town
Standard Twin Room At MU Hotel
Standard Twin Room At MU Hotel – photo belongs to the hotel

Good To Know:

  • Need to buy a drink to access the rooftop bar
  • Avoid booking a room on the 6th floor where the rooftop bar is
  • Higher floors have nice views
  • No option to add an extra bed in the room.
  • If you have a child under 12, they are free to use the existing beds in the same room
  • Bathroom design has separate shower and toilet cubicles
  • Ask for a non-smoking room if that is your preference
  • Currency exchange is possible at this hotel

Frequently Asked Questions About MU Hotel Ipoh

Q1: What are some popular Ipoh attractions close to Ipoh MU Hotel?

A1: Gerbang Malam Ipoh (8min walk, 550m), Mural Art’s lane (9min walk, 700m) and Ipoh Parade Shopping Centre (11min walk, 850m).

Q2: What can you buy near MU Hotel?

A2: Walk to Lou Wong Ayam Tauge (7min walk, 550m). There are Ipoh souvenir shops like Guan Heong Biscuit Shop here selling peanut candy, salt-baked chicken, kaya puff, meat floss biscuits & more!

Q3: Which Chinese restaurants are close to MU Hotel?

A3: Sin Hup Kee Restaurant (12min walk, 950m), Oversea Restaurant (13min walk, 1km), Restaurant Pusing Public (17min walk, 1.3km). More Chinese restaurants in Ipoh.

Q4: Where can you find the best Ipoh dim sum close to MU Hotel?

A4: Fulin Dim Sum 富臨閣奌心 (1min walk, 35m), Ming Court Hong Kong Dim Sum (12min walk, 900m), Foh San Restaurant (12min walk, 900m) and Chef Fatt Restaurant (12min walk, 900m).

Further reading:

Ipoh Private Tour Service

MU Hotel may offer its own shuttle service. But the availability isn’t guaranteed. Locations are fixed and so are the times.

If you want to have the leisure of travelling at your own pace, go with a private tour service like RayTheTour.

You can choose where you want to go. Or just let the guide arrange the itinerary for you from morning to evening!

Including pick up and drop off anywhere in Ipoh during your tour duration!

Book with RayTheTour through their WhatsApp.

Need some help figuring out how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh? We also have a transportation guide for those seeking to go from Penang to Ipoh.


MU Hotel Ipoh is worth the money if location is your priority. And you just need a comfortable room with modern conveniences. It is great for leisure or business travelers alike!

Aside from that, the additional benefits of staying at this hotel are the complimentary breakfast, rooftop bar, and underground parking. What is unique about this hotel is the wheelchair-friendly design of the rooms.

PS: Do you know where to find authentic white coffee in Ipoh? Or where you can see Ipoh street art?

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