By Mohd Shahril Fawzy on April 18, 2016
“How can I find an accommodation that offers good city access at an affordable price?” – that always seems to be the question that pops in my mind when planning for my upcoming journey. Being an ardent traveller, I place emphasis on comfort and value-for-money. Fortunately, Cititel Express Ipoh meets both attributes.
The contemporary 12-storey Cititel Express Ipoh sits at the heart of Ipoh Old Town surrounded by the city’s main attractions, including Ipoh’s famous eateries and heritage spots, making it ideal for a weekend sojourn. Stepping into the property is such a pleasure because guests are warmly greeted by hotel staff, making them feel extraordinarily welcomed.
The hotel, which caters to both leisure and business travellers, offers 210 contemporary, functional and comfortable accommodation at reasonable prices through its rooms comprising Superior Twin, Superior Triple and Deluxe Quad categories, all designed in vibrant colours, complete with basic amenities.
I stayed in a room situated on the eighth floor. The thing that I admire the most about my room is the fact that it gives me an opportunity to feast my eyes on the stunning panoramic view of Ipoh city. Besides the view of the city or river, the rooms are built facing the direction of North, South, East and West of Ipoh city.
Each of the room is equipped with multi-channel 40” LED IPTV, complimentary high speed Wi-Fi access and in-room safety deposit box. One of the features that grabbed my attention is the complimentary Video on Demand. Just in case you do not feel like going anywhere, you could simply stay in your room and enjoy exciting movies or programmes provided just at the touch of a button.
Feeling lazy to drive or walk around unfamiliar roads? Cititel Express Ipoh offers a complimentary shuttle service for their in-house guests to visit the seven main tourist attractions in Ipoh including Ipoh Railway Station, Ipoh Old Town, Concubine Lane, Dim Sum Street, Ipoh Parade Shopping Mall, Jalan Yau Tet Shin and Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS), an up-and-coming new attraction that is expected to be a hit among travelling families.
In case you feel hungry, just head to the hotel’s all-day dining outlet called the Bumbu Café located at the lobby that serves up local and international fare. It opens from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
In addition, Cititel Express Ipoh opens its space for corporations or organisations to organise functions such as seminars, learning and development programmes and business meetings by using the hotel’s two meeting rooms, each with the seating capacity for 120 persons and one multipurpose hall with the seating capacity for 160. The meeting rooms are equipped with complimentary LCD projector for organiser’s use.
Definitely because of its strategic location and free shuttle service – the hotel is only within walking distance to Ipoh’s interesting attractions. For those who do not feel like driving or walking, you can conveniently hop on the shuttle bus to get to those attractions.
If you are a traveller who is curious about Ipoh’s attractions, gastronomic offerings and value-for-money accommodation, then Cititel Express Ipoh is surely the ideal choice for you.
No. 2, Jalan S.P. Seenivasagam, 30000 Ipoh, Perak
+6 05 208 2888