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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
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Romantic tea time

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

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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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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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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Tanah Rata, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Tried their tea & English scones set for one and a ginger tea for one. Personally, their scones were bit dried and not enough of butter in it. But the tea served with the set were enough for few cups (3cups if not mistaken) and the ginger tea is lack of ginger tea but portion wise is good for at... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Dropped by for an afternoon tea and scones. Had the set scones and tea for RM22.50. Nice surrounding with beautiful flowers. Indoor and outdoor sitting area, both equally comfortable. Great view near the parking lot. The scones were served warm with homemade strawberry preserves, cream and butter. But the preserves and cream alone were great. Tea served hot and was... More 

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Puchong, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Scones is their specialty i guess combined wit hommade strberry jam n cream wit cameron tea, nt to mention the preserved english style home..nt to b missed

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Very good place to relax and eat your cream tea - fresh sandwiches, warm scones, jam, cream and excellent tea. Wonderful garden, very peaceful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Nice furnished tea rooms, you may take good pictures at every corner. Quiet and spacious. Good service and staff are always ready to serve. High quality of food and serve BOH tea.

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Kuala Lumpur
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

The subject matter says it all. 2 small scones, with butter and a pot of tea at RM 22.50 per person is very very expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Our kids love to go for some high class tea and scones at Bala's. The atmosphere is great, its in an old boarding school which is now a hotel and restaurant. Afternoon tea and scones are RM22.50 a person (about $7usd) so maybe a tad pricy by local standards but still a good time. Sit out in the garden and... More 

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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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