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 cavernous hills of Tambun. Linked to the Lost World Of Tambun theme park and the Lost World Hot Springs where you can unwind and soak in the natural therapeutic hot springs, the hotel is an ideal choice for families who plan on visiting the park. It’s also the first smoke-free hotel in Ipoh, thus providing a safe, child-friendly environment. Expect basic but clean rooms with no frills, but no lack of necessities either.
The Roots Eco-Resort
Jalan Chemor 10 ½, Tanjung Rambutan, Ipoh (05 533 5411/www.rootsmalaysia.com). The Roots isn’t your standard five-star hotel getaway, but it does have a beautiful marble pool, fruit 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 proves choice accommodation. The Treehouse was built to accommodate a durian tree so its trunk stands as a central feature of the building. If your kids find it hard to tear their eyes away from the telly, they’ll be forced to do so here, as there aren’t any TVs in the rooms. Bring inflatable pool toys and card games to reintroduce them to fun outside virtual realms.