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Malihom Private Estate

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Reviewed 18 August 2016

We had a fantastic 4 night stay. Our converted rice barn accommodations were so lovely and very comfortable. We were totally pampered during our stay. James, the manager, made sure we had everything we needed. Joel and the rest of the staff couldn't have been nicer. Everything was extremely clean, including the pool. The food served was outstanding and varied....

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Glasgow
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I have to agree with a previous reviewer who said this place has so much potential. We stayed here for only one night and regrettably, in the five weeks I have been in Malaysia, Singapore and Bali this was the hotel that offered the least value for money. It is in a beautiful location and it has echoes of being...

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1Thank msmackayr
Brisbane
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Unfortunately i felt that this place missed the opportunity to be really amazing. Its in a unique location, the general service staff are nice, food is nice. But the rooms were not clean and not maintained which is a big issue, also bathroom toiletries had not been properly replenished prior to our arrival. Felt quite let down unfortunately. The basics...

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5Thank 5678pop
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed here as her birthday treat between 20-22 May 2016 and we weren't disappointed. The road up to the estate is narrow in parts and winds back and forth to ascend the hill but once you reach the summit you are there. The staff are professional and friendly and offer fantastic service. The food menu has...

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Thank Daniel C
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

This place really exceeded my expectations. Living in Singapore, I'm always looking for weekends away that are easy to access. This resort manages to be totally away from it all and so serene, yet less than 30 mins drive from Penang airport. Side note, advise you take the airport transfer. It's more than double the cost of a taxi, but...

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Thank Sarah R
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 10 June 2016

This is a very nice and relaxing resort. The resort is beautiful and the attention to detail with the creative building of the structures was fab. Any of the barns would be good as they all have fabulous views, some of the city and some of the ocean and islands. We stayed in a sunrise room and it was was...

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Thank KellyB32
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Our whole stay was arranged through emailing the manager who turned out to be our personal butler as well. He arranged for a private pickup at the airport followed by his staff picking us up at the foot of the hill. The same staff checked us into our so special accomodation. The manager then talked to us during dinner which...

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Thank Levi1288
Tainan, Taiwan
Reviewed 11 May 2016

The stay at this resort made our visit to Penang worthwhile. The place is beautifully kept, and the atmosphere is quite tranquil and relax. We rented a car during our stay in Penang, and if you don't mind narrow steep roads, this option helps you get the most out of your stay. Just remember to press the light signal button...

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1Thank edgineer
Herrliberg, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 May 2016

It sounds like a crazy idea, but it works perfectly: ship 8 small Thai rice barns to Pinang and put them on the top of a hill to create a resort! We stayed in one of those barns for two nights and we would not want to miss it. The tranquil atmosphere up here was just the right thing to...

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Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

1. Steep n dangerous road to drive up and down. 2. Over price. Doesnt worth it at all. 3. Stuffy n full of bushes n insects(ant n mosquitoes) 4. Poor management and system. 5. Simple curry meal wt RM110/meal/pax. 6. Djana room is dirty.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Malihom, a private estate, perched on the crest of the southern end of Penang, offers a tranquil getaway. Our unique location offers stunning and uninterrupted panoramas from every room, providing all our guests with ever-changing but always immense and breathtaking views. The fresh air, myriad sounds of the birds and stunning views are a feast for your senses whilst delighting in our array of home cooked cuisine and carefully selected collection of wines. We are an intimate boutique Retreat offering a more personal style of service and an intimate atmosphere that is only found in boutique establishments. The estate comprises a cluster of traditional Thai rice barns which have been carefully converted with modern comforts while respecting traditional charms. There are generous indoor and outdoor seating areas to allow guests to soak in the views and the cool breeze from the horizon as well as yoga and holistic therapies offering an array of relaxing treatments. At the hub of the estate lies the main wing which centers the reception, dining and living areas. The barns are linked to the main wing by way of footpaths. Each barn, with its own unique character has a private garden or a deck. This arrangement provides guests with privacy and seclusion. Our unique picturesque settings will provide that unforgettable difference to any occasion whether a romantic stay for two, group vacation, a Conference venue with an edge or a unique Wedding reception to reminisce. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Malihom Private Estate

Address: 168 Kiri N/T, Balik Pulau, Penang Island 11000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Balik Pulau
Price Range: $179 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Malihom Private Estate 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Each villa is unique and offers different views.”
 of 5 bubbles JanDebbie, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I can't imagine that any of their rooms would be bad!”
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“face Georgetown for amazing sunrises - or the straits for sun setters”
 of 5 bubbles 5678pop, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Choose accommodation near the swimming pool.”
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“There are 8 barns, and each is different from the other, so wait and see!”
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