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Malihom Private Estate

4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Kiri N/T168, Penang Island 11000, Malaysia
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    5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here last weekend, based on the Lonely Planet review. Really nice getaway, I usually stay in Georgetown but wanted some downtime. The staff are great, food excellent, very quiet apart from being able to hear the call for prayer from a Mosque. Views amazing and the staff do their best to keep mossies at bay. Lovely wee pool.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked in to malihome for two nights from the 10-12 th if August 2014. It was an absolutely magical place for us, it felt like being in the forest but with modern facilities. Swinging away on a hammock watching the world go by was bliss . There is nothing much at all to do other than go for walks,... More

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Penang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is 15min drive from the Penang Internation Airport, away from town, away from the busy traffic. We drove to the entrance, probably up a 1/4 of the hill and we were brought up hill on van sent by the resort. The road up hill was steep and narrow, good for only 1 vehicle. It's best not to drive... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is my third attempt to review Malihom Private Estate - the others were lost to technology. I have persisted because this property is so worthwhile. We planned 2 weeks in Penang and wanted to mix up the experience between Georgetown and Batu Ferrangi. I found Malihom - and what a find it is. Perched approx 1200ft above sea level.Uninterruptred... More

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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I recently stayed at Malihom Private Estate and what can I say. It was more than I expected. I didn't think that it would be spectacular, but I was so wrong. The place is beautiful, the staff are amazing and the food is outstanding! My wife and I stayed in the Sankhara Barn and it was perfect! Best place to... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We spent 2 nights at Malihom recently. Everything was just perfect. From it's serene location, to the delightful staff, excellent food, awesome sunsets and the fantastic infinity pool. To add to it all, there were only two other cabins that were occupied for the duration of our stay, adding to the exclusivity. Every nook and corner of the well manicured... More

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Darmstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Malihom, a secluded and tranquil mountaintop retreat, is the best place to relax after spending a few days in Georgetown. The staff is very friendly … some of the friendliest we have ever encountered in Asia. The hotel management, a wonderful family, went out of their way to accommodate our needs. Among the most attentive people we’ve ever come across... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We returned for part two of our honeymoon at the end of March 2014! We had spent one night at Malihom back in August 2012 and this time pushed to 3. As before we were so, so pleased to arrive. The staff were some of the friendliest we have ever had the privilege to meet. I urge you to ignore... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Malihom's staff add to the charm of this mountain top retreat in Penang. A collection of modified Thai rice barns the accommodation is both different and very comfy! Sunset from the "tower' with a glass of wine before dining al fresco sets the tone.The food is excellent both western and local, the Burmese breakfast 'soup' is a must try, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We made the decision to have a weekend breakaway at malihom after looking through so many good reviews despite that its actually located in my own state. We manage to get my favourite barn khanun ( the other is aloun) after some difficulty in online reservation. I like the sunken bathtub and the bathroom is really ' open' . We... More

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Address: Kiri N/T168, Penang Island 11000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Malihom Private Estate 4*
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