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Jim Thompson's Tea Room at Bala's

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Lot 55, Tanah Rata | at Bala's Holiday Chalet, 39000, Malaysia
05-4911660
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quiant and charming

Lovely place to visit. Price is steep but I had wonderful service from a staff member named Vegas. He will fill you with interesting information on the history of the place. Menu is limited. Go for the charm and do take a walk around the grounds.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2015
Raymond M
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a quick stop at Bala's for the scones based from our friend's recommendation. I am not really fond of scones but the ones they sell here are very tasty! Our scones are served with homemade strawberry jam and cream and we ordered extra because it's worth the price!

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Thank imiharrima
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Experience: This is the worst hotel we have been.The lady boss n owner Mr Bala believe to be an Indian were extremely RUDE.We had called/confirm with them that we intended for early check in and they told us no problem as there's still alot of room availability for us.When we reached there early morning the reception area/front office was CLOSED... More 

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Thank Salli S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I went to stay a night with my friend in this place. The surrounding and decoration attracted us but if you are looking to capture a few photos of this property, forget about it. We were rudely chase out by the Indian old man (the owner) even we were guests staying at this place. Situation went worse after we decided... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Lovely place to visit. Price is steep but I had wonderful service from a staff member named Vegas. He will fill you with interesting information on the history of the place. Menu is limited. Go for the charm and do take a walk around the grounds.

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Thank Raymond M
KL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

afternoon tea for signature scone set RM22.50 in quiet and beautiful english garden. scones are served with cream and home made strawberry jam. highland tea is thick, good accompany with scones. classic rose printed tea pot n saucer are matched with this environment.

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Thank travelhoneybee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Another of our scones hunt. they were good, expensive 28 for 2 plus tea, poor service but beautiful garden and weather to enjoy the scones.

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2 Thank Alphonse Lae P
Melaka, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Thought it was a english tea but it is just tea and scones. A pot of tea with two scones -rm22.50. A strawberry ice cream for rm16.50. Nothing special. No view at the tea house. Just a quiet garden.

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1 Thank IcebergMelting
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

We, 2adult 2small kids enjoyed or stay very much. We where searching for an old colonial place to stay in the cameron highlands..there are only 3-4 place among hundreds of very ugly hotel and place to stay. We where very happy ..paid 300 and later 260 Rin what is good for a wonderfull place like this...sure its old bit moldy... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We dropped by for afternoon tea around 12.00 p.m. on a rainy day just before we drove back to Kuala Lumpur. The place looked deserted and nobody was there to welcome us though a few workers were outside trimming the lawn or cleaning the floor. So, we made our own way to the reception and had to wait a while... More 

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Thank nadky
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

Scenic view at top of hill, this is one of the cafe to sip a morning tea to warm up the body after long cold night at Cameron highlands. Scorns are tasty, quite as good as the ones from Smokehouse but slightly cheaper. Victorian garden with blossoms is picturesque.

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  • Address: Lot 55, Tanah Rata | at Bala's Holiday Chalet, 39000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Pahang  >  Cameron Highlands
  • Phone Number: 05-4911660

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