Lost World Hotel
1 Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1, Sunway City Ipoh (05 540 8888/www. sunwaylostworldoftambun.com). Made up of 134 hotel rooms and 20 serviced apartments, Lost World Hotel is nestled among the lush hills of Tambun. Linked to the Lost World Hot Springs, where you get to unwind and soak in the natural therapeutic hot springs, and the Lost World Of Tambun theme park, the hotel is a great choice for the whole family. Also it is the first hotel in Ipoh to be smoke-free, providing a safe, friendly and secure environment. Expect basic but clean rooms with no frills, but nothing important lacking either.
Batu 10 ½, Jalan Chemor, Tanjung Rambutan, Ipoh (05 533 5411/www. rootsmalaysia.com). Roots isn’t your standard five star hotel getaway, but it does have a beautiful marble pool, orchards and a shallow river running behind the resort. If you’ve been looking for a nature getaway full of cicadas and bird calls, Roots is the place to go. It’s comfortable, but a word of notice: There are no televisions. Just bring some card games and inflatable pool toys and you’re set.