A cavernous Deluxe Room bade us welcome - it was in fact the largest room which we had stayed in so far. Admirers of the tropics would appreciate the solid wood flooring, intermittent cool breeze flowing past the sliding doors leading the balcony, and a welcoming vase of orchid on the coffee table.
Resting ourselves in the soft bed and on fluffy pillows was indescribably wonderful. We could flick on the LCD TV to kill time, but we were more intrigued by the balcony itself. As if sitting there on the comfortable table or sipping tea from the coffee table in the company of swaying trees and cooling breeze was not sufficient, a marble bathtub was sunken unobtrusively to a side on the balcony. Although it was no Jacuzzi, filling the tub with warm water and dipping yourself into it whilst listening to the sound of waves was really a luxurious way to enjoy our stay in Lone Pine Hotel, all without having to step out of our room.
To enjoy a breakfast under the cool breeze in The Bungalow was a bliss indeed. With a cup of cappuccino in hand, I just basked in the moment as the rest of the patrons did. Some kids were dripping wet from their dip in the pool, ready to start their breakfast after an immersing moment in the cool waters. Other patrons enjoyed a moment with each other as a couple, a family or friends on a vacation, engaged in conversations or just reading under the cool patio.
Particularly nostalgic was the furniture and window fixtures of "lepak corner". I was not sure whether the sofas were the type bound by wound rattan, a cushion on them to protect the backside but it sure did look familiar. Long gone from modern houses were the reminder of straits settlement type of windows - without glass or grills, just a wooden casement window that swung outward and anchored in place by aligning a punched metal bar with a pin, much as a belt does.
Wandering further from "lepak corner", we were rewarded with a partially hidden area devoid of visitors due to its relatively isolated location. The area I mentioned could have fooled me into thinking that I stumbled into a hidden Balinese kingdom. The architecture of the area was calm and soothing, a shallow pool lined with a small grove of trees. It wasn't hard to imagine the area reminiscent of a temple, worshiping an unknown deity and providing enlightenment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tucked away in an idyllic spot along Penang's coastline, Lone Pine is Batu Ferringhi's only luxury boutique hotel. Renewed and rejuvenated after a lovingly undertaken restoration, Penang's favourite beachside boutique resort reopened its doors refreshed in design and facilities, but still infused with the same colonial spirit and idyllic charm that has made it one of Penang's legendary hotels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lone Pine Batu Ferringhi
- Hotel Lone Pine
- Lone Pine Hotel Penang/Batu Ferringhi