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Malihom Private Estate

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4.0 of 5
Kiri N/T168, Balik Pulau, Penang Island 11000, Malaysia
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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121 reviews 121 reviews
45 hotel reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visited for 2 nights and were lucky to have the whole place to ourselves for the first night. The setting is wonderful, helping you to relax as soon as you arrive. The gardens are beautifully tended and the pool has the most amazing views. The staff were quietly attentive even when the wedding party arrived on day 2. The... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

It's one of the most unusual hotels I've ever stayed in and I'm not sure if calling it a hotel is even that accurate. It's a long and steep drive to reach the Maliholm but safe and secure if you take it slowly. You are rewarded by there most amazing hilltop collection of Thai Style bungalow/barns, all individual and only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We visited here in July 2014 and were lucky enough to have the entire place to ourselves. We were treated like royalty by all of the staff who were so polite and friendly. The food was absolutely excellent, particularly the Burmese dinner we had. The views here are just stunning, it was so relaxing we just didn't want to leave.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

What a wonderful place to relax and unwind. The houses are just so unique with wonderful views over Penang. Perfect for whiling the hours away in your hammock on your private deck. The food was delicious and catered to all tastes. Personally I thought the Burmese and Thai food was outstanding. The staff so delightfully friendly, especially Kwar who couldn't... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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15 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We were fortunate to have been given a recommendation from one of my work colleagues, this mixed with the reviews from TA made this a location worth exploring. We decided our wedding anniversary would be a fitting occasion for a little splurge. Traveling from Singapore to Penang Island was a breeze, takes 1 hour 35 minutes but we arrived 20... More 

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