The Happy 8 Retreat at Kuala Sepetang

No. LC 151A3, Tepi Sungai, Kuala Sepetang, Kampung Sepetang34650TaipingMalaysia
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About The Happy 8 Retreat at Kuala Sepetang

Located in a bustling fishing village, The Happy 8 Retreat at Kuala Sepetang is a quirky riverfront accommodation option. Nearby attractions include the Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve, just 15 minutes away on foot.

The 34 rooms at The Happy 8 Retreat at Kuala Sepetang offer air conditioning, wooden furniture, and satellite TV. Attached bathrooms come complete with hot showers and hairdryers.

This two-story hotel offers dry-cleaning and laundry services along with complimentary Wi-Fi in rooms and public areas of the property. For guests arriving by car, free parking is available near the property.

Guests can enjoy a simple complimentary breakfast and other meals for a fee at the on-site Happy Café. Plus, room service is offered during limited hours.

Eagle feeding and sightseeing trips launch from several spots along the river. Plus, guests may like to visit the area’s historic charcoal factory, situated just one mile east of The Happy 8 Retreat at Kuala Sepetang.


No. LC 151A3, Tepi Sungai, Kuala Sepetang, Kampung Sepetang, 34650, Taiping, Malaysia
Telephone: +60(5)8582188 |

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15
  • Check-out: 12

Positive Reviews

Clean rooms with views

The overall cleanliness of the rooms here typically hits the mark with guests. Along with the clean and often artistic decor, guests appreciate the views of the river available from many of the rooms.

Interesting area

The chance to stay in an authentic fishing village appeals to guests. Though a little smelly at times, the area is unique and offers an insight into local life.

Walk to attractions

Guests appreciate being able to walk to some of the area’s top attractions. The mangrove forest and eagle-feeding cruises, in particular, are at the top of most to-do lists – and both are easily accessible on foot.

Negative Reviews

Breakfast fails to impress

The breakfast here won’t be winning awards anytime soon. Guests describe the morning meal as little more than a cup of tea or coffee and a sandwich. The coffee is a bit dire and sandwich choices are said to be limited.

Noisy surroundings

Given the busy nature of the area, guests tend to expect and accept noise from outside the hotel. What’s not so acceptable is the internal soundproofing. It’s not uncommon for guests to report that every word of a conversation taking place in a nearby room can be clearly heard.

Tricky to find hotel

Guests report that this hotel suffers from a lack of signage. Indeed, it appears that the property occupies the floors above some sort of fish market and guests must traipse through this small market to find the hotel entrance.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 93 reviews across the web
7.6 /10
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7.6 out of 10 based on 93 reviews