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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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Ranked #5 of 94 hotels in Penang Island
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
joshbrownuk Los Angeles, California
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    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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Simrishamn, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good idea with this hide-away high up in the mountains.Lovely views and only noise heard-birds singing. But the staff speaks very very bad english,it is hard to get them to understand and even more difficult to understand them.But nice and friendly. The place looks very run down-I know perfectly well that there has been no rain for a long... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lodge style property at the southern end of Penang Island is built on a steep hill 500M above sea level. It is reached via a dramatically steep concrete access road - I recommend using taxis booked by Malihom as some drivers apparently won't tackle this climb. Accommodation is in elevated wooden Thai style "bahns". These are small but quite... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We stayed at the Malihom in February 2014,after a very busy travel itinerary,in the Khanun barn. The site of the hotel is on a hill in the vast tropical forest in the centre of Penang,with a stunning 360° view of the island,The barns are situated in lush tropical gardens a haven of peace and tranquility,the barns are tastefully decorated and... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

As a Sri Lankan, who has travelled extensively through our beautiful country, I have been spoilt for choice of other worldly locations, offering serenity and heaven on earth type experiences. I was therefore skeptical when my partner suggested to me, that there was a location in Penang that offered what we were seeking viz, serenity, peace and quiet, great good,... More

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

Malihom is a lovely, quiet retreat. Perched on the top of a ridge you get a wonderful view from your own rice barn. The hosts are very friendly, though level of English is modest. Food could be more varied and with more local dishes. Infinity pool has a lovely view to the coast. Bring lots of books and just chill... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Tucked away from the buzzing town of Penang, this property is situated on top of a hill. Suitable who people who seek for serenity & unwind to the nature surroundings. They have a strict policy of selecting the number of adults upon reservation. Failing to do so will result in paying the addition pax at check out (We did). Arranging... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We have stayed here at the start of our holiday for 3 nights. We also met our family from overseas here so we need some peace and quiet to catch up on the past here. What a great choice. Malihom is for those that seek some time out...beautiful views from quirky accommodation provided in "bahns". I loved this place. All... More

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Also Known As:
Malihom Private Estate Hotel Penang Island
Malihom Private Estate Hotel
Malihom Private Estate Penang, Malaysia
Address: Kiri N/T168, Penang Island 11000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Penang Island
#2 Luxury Hotel in Penang Island
#7 Romantic Hotel in Penang Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Malihom Private Estate 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Malihom, a private estate, perched on the crest of the southern end of Penang, offers a tranquil getaway. Our unique location offers stunning and uninterrupted panoramas from every room, providing all our guests with ever-changing but always immense and breathtaking views. The fresh air, myriad sounds of the birds and stunning views are a feast for your senses whilst delighting in our array of home cooked cuisine and carefully selected collection of wines. We are an intimate boutique Retreat offering a more personal style of service and an intimate atmosphere that is only found in boutique establishments. The estate comprises a cluster of traditional Thai rice barns which have been carefully converted with modern comforts while respecting traditional charms. There are generous indoor and outdoor seating areas to allow guests to soak in the views and the cool breeze from the horizon as well as yoga and holistic therapies offering an array of relaxing treatments. At the hub of the estate lies the main wing which centers the reception, dining and living areas. The barns are linked to the main wing by way of footpaths. Each barn, with its own unique character has a private garden or a deck. This arrangement provides guests with privacy and seclusion. Our unique picturesque settings will provide that unforgettable difference to any occasion whether a romantic stay for two, group vacation, a Conference venue with an edge or a unique Wedding reception to reminisce. ... more   less 
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