The M Boutique Family of Hotels
Nestled halfway between bustling Kuala Lumpur and laidback George Town lies the city of Ipoh. An often overlooked and highly underrated city, Ipoh has turned out to be one of our favorite stops so far on our Malaysian tour. A surprisingly rich history, beautiful street art scene and tons of delicious food make Ipoh an absolute joy to explore.
The M Boutique Family of Hotels has multiple locations across the city in easy reach of many top attractions. Although considerably different in styling, both offer extreme levels of comfort and luxury. The M Boutique Hotels group has gone beyond establishing themselves as more than just a lodging provider, but into a super unique brand. Their slogan “Come as Strangers, Leave as Friends” is a prime example of what they stand for as a company.
Not only are M Boutique’s ideals expressed through their decor and style, but through their staff members as well. Having given each other super hero nicknames like Peter Parker, Mary Jane and Harry Potter, it’s easy get a feel for the fun and creative mindset of the company during your stay.
Built in 2013, M Boutique Ipoh is the flagship property of the group and the epitome of the company’s design tastes. Perfectly decorated with exposed brickwork, fun patterns, animal prints and vintage items, the M Boutique Ipoh is a designers dream. All made with locally sourced materials and three unique themes across the hotel’s floors, the M Boutique Ipoh truly is a beautiful place to stay.
With 93 tastefully done rooms spread over three uniquely themed floors, there is something for every style and need. Offering everything from singles, doubles, triples, suites, conjoined rooms and everything in between, the M Boutique Ipoh’s wide range of rooms definitely covers all the bases. Plus, each room comes with it’s own attached bathroom, meaning complete comfort and privacy.
Their single rooms, perfect for solo travelers, come with everything you need to feel comfortable by yourself out on the road.
Along with offering standard double rooms (Standard Double), M Boutique Ipoh also offers double-twin rooms (Premier Room), double suites (Superior Room) and king suites (Suite King), giving you tons of choices for both price and room preference.
If you’re traveling with a larger group and require a few extra beds, M Boutique Ipoh has the perfect options for this too! Both triple rooms, as well as conjoined family rooms are excellent options for families or bigger groups of friends.
During our time here we were lucky enough to stay in one of the superior doubles and couldn’t think of a single negative thing to say about it. Sporting an unbelievably comfy bed, spotless bathroom and loads of style throughout, we immediately felt at home.
Additionally, M Boutique Ipoh has a number of extra amenities to ensure that your stay is nothing short of perfect. With two attached restaurants, a fully equipped fitness room, a business center with two Apple desktop computers, a boutique store and free laundry facilities, pretty much everything you could need is right here.
M Boutique’s younger and slightly more modern counterpart, M Roof Hotel & Residences, is another flawless example of the company’s aesthetic and functional brilliance. Decked from top to bottom in clean lines, natural light and well thought out details, M Roof Hotel & Residences totally blew our expectations away.
Built just a year ago in 2017, the brand new M Roof Hotel & Residences is another beautiful member of the M Boutique Hotels family. Considerably larger at nearly 200 total rooms, the M Roof Hotel & Residences has endless accommodation options. Boasting 150 exquisitely designed rooms and 39 fully furnished apartments, the M Roof Hotel & Residences has every room option imaginable.
Housing a number of excellent double options for various tastes and budgets, the M Roof Hotel & Residences has you and your travel partner covered. Their incredibly spacious, basic double rooms (Superior) are perfect for any couple, but they also offer double-twin rooms (Deluxe), which is an excellent option for two friends traveling together!
If you’re interested in something a little more spacious and luxurious, the M Roof Hotel & Residences has a wealth of double-suite options, allowing for plenty of choices depending on what you need. We stayed in one of their gorgeous deluxe king suites (Deluxe King Plus) and found ourselves never wanting to leave our room!
Along with an impressive range of hotel rooms available, the M Roof Hotel & Residences also has 39 fully furnished apartments as well! With everything from smaller, more modest conjoined hotel rooms (Family Room Connecting) to fully furnished three bed / two bath units, the apartments at M Roof Hotel & Residences make for an excellent family vacation choice.
With so many different room options to choose from, there’s definitely something for every budget out there. To check out a complete list of available rooms and current prices, visit the M Roof Hotel & Residences’ website.
Although it’s not officially open yet, one of the major draws to the M Roof Hotel & Residences is it’s rooftop infinity pool. Looking out over Ipoh and the surrounding countryside, we finally realized how the hotel so aptly got its name. (Duh!) When the rooftop area is finished, it will be home to a lounge area as well as a fitness center, easily making it the best rooftop in town.
Just like M Boutique Ipoh, M Roof Hotel & Residences is home to not one, but two onsite restaurants. Serving both Malay and Western options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you’re sure to find something to your liking on the menu. While both are excellent options for a meal, whatever you do choose, we highly recommend trying some of their famous white coffee!
After spending our weekend enjoying Ipoh and experiencing the incredible hospitality of the M Boutique Hotels family, we can definitely say that they live up to their company motto. Although we came as strangers, we definitely left feeling like friends. Both M Boutique Ipoh and M Roof Hotel & Residences are amazing properties that we can confidently recommend to anyone looking to visit Ipoh!
Yours in Adventure,
Joel & Marla