WEIL Hotel in Ipoh has recently revealed their secret weapon – the Concept Floor on the Top Floor. The Concept Floor is distinguished as a “Boutique Hotel Within a Hotel”. The 52 rooms on this floor have the perfect amalgamation of Asian and European influences; at the same time, elements of local culture are also incorporated.
Every room comes with a stunning view of Ipoh’s skyline and limestone mountains, so you don’t have to specifically ask for a room with a view as you’ll get one by default !
The Concept Lounge on the same floor is exclusive to the guests that stay on the Top floor. The guests can enjoy premium breakfast buffet from 7am – 10.30am or evening canapés from 6 – 8pm, while complimentary beverages are served here throughout the day. We were able to do a speedy checkout at the lounge too (like within 3 minutes !).
There are three different categories of rooms : Suite, Studio and Cosy Room ; and there are four types of rooms by design : Brewster, Summer Bliss, Telegraph and Miners. We stayed in the Brewster Studio. The name “Brewster” is an integral part of Ipoh’s history as E J Brewster was once the district officer of Kinta; there was also a road named after him in Ipoh. Inspired by Malaysia’s colonial past, the majestic suite is elegant in shades of grey and royal blue. Besides the nostalgic terrazzo flooring and dark wood paneling, the most notable feature is definitely the Jacuzzi for two with red-marble surround.
We’ve also had the chance to look at the other rooms. The moment we stepped into Summer Bliss, the nature inspired studio felt soothing with its fresh green carpeting and floral wall. I can so imagine myself in this room – read a book on the big comfortable arm chair (or just fall asleep in it !), followed by a Jacuzzi session !
The Summer Bliss is also available as a Cosy Room ( without Jacuzzi).
The Telegraph Cosy Room caught us by surprise as we didn’t expect such pop of colors ! The furnishings are eclectic with a 1920’s European vibe. The deep turquoise bedhead board, the red carpet, the blue chair and the purple chair each have such distinct and bold colors yet they are the perfect match for the room !
The Miners Cosy Room is inspired by Ipoh’s past, when many Chinese immigrants were involved in the once-thriving-activity of mining . Oriental elements such as the porcelain lamp and the red door are immediately recognisable. Even the bathroom is in sync with the oriental theme by the use of blue porcelain tiling. The best part ? The marble finishes that you see in this room are from Ipoh !
Lastly, complete your stay at Weil Hotel by taking a dip at the infinity pool, or sip a glass of cocktail at The Deck Gastrobar, both of which will give you a fabulous view of Ipoh city beneath you.