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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place was absolutely breathtaking and beautiful, and it must be commended on how beautiful the gardens and surrounding areas are being kept. Coming here, I had unrealistic expectations of it being a luxury boutique resort, not having the time to read all the reviews beforehand. Actually its more like living at a private and very rustic home of a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It’s a rather threatening trip up the hill, with several notices warning you that you have strictly no access to this private property and will be persecuted. Once you’re inside, the high fences around the property gave me that same ‘rich people only’ vibe. I wonder what caused this hostility, and how this relates to the eco-tourism principle of blending... More 

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d-yeap, Owner at Malihom Private Estate, responded to this review

Dear Mr Willem, Thank you for your feedback. We're really sorry you did not find Malihom to your expectations. Please let us address your concerns. Unlike a hotel, we operate Malihom as a small home stay in a private estate. Most of our guests stay with us primarily to get away from the buzz of city life and to seek... More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We recently stayed at Malihom Private Estate on Penang. After reading reviews, we booked the barn called 'Aloun' as it apparently had the nicest views and outdoor area. However, when we arrived and were shown to Aloun we noticed that the hills in front of the barn had recently been cleared of vegetation. The view during the day was, therefore,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

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 June 20, 2015

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 38 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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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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