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Government Resthouse

Resident's Hill, Kuala Lipis, Malaysia
Government Resthouse
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We came to kuala lipis to check out the old colonial buildings and were delighted that we could ctually stay in one! We really enjoyed our time in kuala lipis but were a bit sad that a lot of these fantastic old buildings have not been loved as much as they could have been. The rest home inn has seen... More 

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Sungai Petani, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It took us a considerable time to find the place - we kept missing the junction to go up the highest hill where the rest house is located. Formerly the Residence of the British Resident, built in 1922. the place is run down but the rate is RM70/ night - dont forget to ask for govt discount if govt servant... More 

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Kuantan, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

There is no question about it. As what all the earlier reviewers have said, this resthouse is terribly rundown and in dire need for refurbishment. I stayed here with minimal expectations. The receptionist was pleasant and I didn't experience what the previous reviewer said. I booked the VIP room, which was the master bedroom of Hugh Clifford. It was a... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

It took us some time (with GPS!) to find this wonder of 2012, we actually needed police intervention to find the once beautiful drive up the hill! We did not understand why the kind police officer said “good luck”, all was revealed on the first step up the landing of what once must have been a grand British residence! We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

the town of Kuala Lipis in the state of Pahang was the old administrative centre during British rule, and the state capital of Pahang. The resident's manor sits atop the highest hill in this quaint old Malayan town. built in 1922, it was the residence of Sir Hugh Clifford, the superintendent of Upper Pahang. This grand old building is now... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

I have only rated this so that it will be published - I have not stayed here. This place is called Residence Rest House in the Malaysia Lonely Planet. It is the only house on Resident's Hill in Kuala Lipis. We wanted to stay here as it is steeped in history but when we arrived on 8th May 2012 it... More 

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