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“Beautiful English-styled house”
Review of Hilltop Bungalow

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Hilltop Bungalow
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Beautiful English-styled house”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

Stayed in this classic 4 bedroom 3 bath English Tudor bungalow for 2 nights with the family.Driving up the narrow winding road leading up to the house was a bit scary since it was a bit misty and kind of dark on a rainy day. However, the sight of the house and its immaculate gardens drew a lot of oohs and ahhs from our group.

Very old furnishings in the bedrooms and dining room. According to Mr Choong, the friendly housekeeper, most of the furniture dates back to the early 1900s. Very old bathroom and toilets too, the sink, bathtubs and wc are antiques in their own right! One thing i like about the house is the lovely original wood flooring that runs throughout the house. Sure beats musty smelling carpet at some of the highlands' hotels.

Albeit the old furnishings, the interior of the house was clean and the beds did not smell musty. The bathrooms were clean too. The housekeeper, Mr Choong provides meals on request and of course charges are separate from the rental of the bungalow. The scones are to die for! We actually ordered scones for tea on arrival but they were so good, my brother insisted on having some for breakfast on our last morning there. The homemade strawberry jam was lovely too. The roast lamb and reallly 'crackling' pork were also good. The apple crumble was also very good, just the right amount of sweetness. We were very satisfied with the 5 meals catered by Mr Choong and it sure beats eating out when you are in the highlands as a group during the school holidays because getting a parking space in town is so difficult.

Overall, the family was happy staying here and we will return for another stay. A great place to just sit back, relax and enjoy the nice cool fresh air.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2012

We had a hard time finding the place as the signboard was not clear, the reason given by the house keepr, Mr Choong was to prevent outsider from coming in. It was a long drive up to the bungalow and it was a bit creepy at first as the drive way was covered with forestation, however it was a treat to the eyes once we cleared the driveway, the bungalow exudes the old classic English charm, most of the furniture were antique, as my family do not appreciate antiques, we felt that some of the furniture can be upgraded or refurbished. Even the water heater in 2 of the bathrooms were gas heated, we had a fun time watching the fire came on to boil the water when we turn on the heater, but controlling the heater can be a challenge. The place provided clean towels but do remember to bring your own shampoo and bath gel, the place only provided bar soap.

The place has a huge garden and it was perfect for our kids to play balls and everyone had a fun time. The garden was well kept and beautiful with flowers in bloom. Mr Choong was very friendly and he has a small vegetable farm within the premise which we visited. The living room has a small TV and DVD player, so do remember to bring some DVD for entertainment. We catered bbq from Mr Choong on the last night, the roast leg of lamb was perfect though we thought the bbq was a bit pricey. Having said that I still think it was charming to have bbq in the garden under the stars.

I would definitely recommend the place for group with more than 10 person as the place is big with 4 bedrooms, it is a beautiful place though a little run down in the interior, but the big and beautiful garden made up for it.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Hilltop Bungalow
Address: No 12 Titiwangsa | Tanah Rata Cameron Highlands, 39000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Pahang > Cameron Highlands
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Ranked #14 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Cameron Highlands
Number of rooms: 4

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