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Bellevue The Penang Hill Hotel

Bukit Bendera, Georgetown, Penang Island 10450, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

Excellent views of the town and the bridge of Penang from the highest peak on this lovely island. Recommend a stay in the hotel, now that the rooms are newly renovated. Try the ride on the buggy or the Segway when you are there. Note that when you make a booking, you can request a pickup from airport or anywhere... More

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Singapore
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

I didn't actually stay at Bellevue The Penang Hill Hotel, having only visited to dine in the cafe and enjoy the view. However, it's obvious that the facilities are aging... No surprise, as Bellevue The Penang Hill Hotel is among one of the first stone structures ever built on Penang Hill, and was formerly a bungalow owned by the sheriff... More

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Pune, India
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15 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

I just recently stayed at Bellevue when i hiked up Penang hill. My initial plan was to hike from Teluk Bahang forest park till penang hill. I had reserved Bellevue because it would be late when i reach Penang hill and there would be no way to get down. The service is average and so is food - Nothing fancy.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

I had been a long time ago and back with a visitor to show them the view. What a let down. Following a slow and disjointed journey up on the railway we went to the hotel for a light brunch. Service was dealy slow as we sat on the terrace (gardens all roped off) Eventually a menu arrived and orders... More

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Calgary, AB
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

When it comes to staying in Penang Hill this is the only hotel you can choose. If you stayed in a house in Malaysia then you'll be use to this hotel. Most people stay in this hotel because they have no choice or for the view. I have no complaints for this hotel except the bed which is hard. The... More

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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

We had tea on the terrace of the Bellevue Hotel on a cool day in December. It's an old bungalow which has a few rooms to let, although I don't think it's much patronized as a hotel. However, it was great for tea, as it has a wonderful view of Penang island and the mainland across the sea. Initially we... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

Just came down from a 2-day-1-night trip to Penang Hill, and honestly it felt like a century. Didn't have much expectation of the hotel, though the restaurant HAD a good reputation in the olden days for serving authentic hainanese cuisine. Dad insisted on a mini family-get-together, and Penang Hill was decided to be the venue. Being the one and only... More

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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

I came to the Bellevue quite on a whim. I expected the rate to be well over what a budget traveler could afford. To my surprise it was quite reasonable and turned out to be just the respite I needed to recover from what had turned out to be an otherwise disappointing vacation. The hotel is a charming world heritage... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2008

I came to Penang Hill while the cable car line was down for repairs, so I was actually the only guest on the Tuesday night that I stayed, and the service was very good. I would definitely recommend the hotel for a romantic getaway, or a quiet retreat. The hilltop location is absolutely unique on Penang island; the rooms do... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2008

We love Malaysia and this is the first time I've been moved to post a warning on a Malaysian hotel. Penang Hill is a delightful area and one we wanted to stay. The Bellevue is the only hotel: it has an excellent location on the hill - central and convenient for walking and the funicular railway. The rooms are a... More

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Address: Bukit Bendera, Georgetown, Penang Island 10450, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
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