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Malihom Private Estate

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Kiri N/T168, Balik Pulau, Penang Island 11000, Malaysia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just wow. The photos on the website don't do it justice. Tropical setting on a tranquil mountain overlooking George Town one way and the Straits of Malacca the other. Breathtaking views abound. We spent two nights here and emerged totally relaxed and refreshed. All meals are included here and are a Burmese/Western fusion. Servings are generous and just delicious. Our... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very special lodging style, i got a cabin with attached semi open bathroom, and below the bedroom, there is an open-air sitting area with hammock with wonderful jungle view and birds singing around. Staffs are helpful and attentive, i have spent 3 relaxing days here doing sweet nothing. brought some books with me as suggested but only finished one. spent... More 

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Montpellier, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We were looking for a quiet place in the forest to be just my wife and I, and we found it : this hotel is lost in the very jungle and is the perfect place for a couple that wants to spend all the time together in a quiet and peaceful environment. If you’re looking for a resort that will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Finding the place is not very easy, especially with standard GPS systems and it is advisable to ask for directions to the staff. Once there, this is paradise on Earth. The place is a magical combination of closeness to nature, fine details of decoration and gardening, leveraging a unique site with a view on both sides of the island of... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Our family of four (girls aged 10 and 4) had a fantastic stay at our barn, Baanmai. Loved the verandah overlooking the first Penang bridge, with our own hammock. The room is well equipped with modern amenities and good bedding. We looked forward to each meals, with fine dining quality food. Service from the staff was excellent, all were very... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Booked last minute for our stay at the Malihom. It was utterly gorgeous! We stayed in the Sanook barn. It has the most fabulous views over to the sea and sunset. What a pleasure to wake up in the morning, throw open the doors and soak up the view. Would recommend a stay there to anyone. It was delicious; as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The drive up to the mountain top is breathtaking. But once arrived you look at large tracks of forest cut down. The hotel's own so called jungle trail is littered by plastic debris. The villas close to the (very nice) pool may be disturbed by the pool pumps. But the food and the service provided by Burmese staff is good.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We really enjoyed staying in Khanun rice barn. View on George town and forest was great. We also liked to hear birds singing and rain while using outdoor bathtub in separate bathroom with view on trees. It's a fabulous place to relax, rest, admire nature and cheer up:-) Staff ist very attentive and discreet: They made our stay very comfortable.... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Very nice place. Travelled with 2 young kids. Room: Khanun house is a charming wooden house. Overlooking the Penang bridge. The room has a king bed + single bed. 2 toilets, 1 bath tub, tea maker, fridge..., equipped with all the essentials. The only complaint maybe: TV screen too small. Room was nicely decorated with hibiscus. Flower bath was prepared... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Malihom had given us a really good experience. We went in a group of 3 so we picked Khanun the room which cater for 3 person. The room was spacious and the weather has been cooling enough to replace the air-conditioner. Min the private estate manager was kind enough to help us drive our car up to the hill as... More 

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