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Malihom Private Estate

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at Malihom for 3 nights and we were delighted by this place. It offers fantastic views to both sides of the island which provides great sunrise and sunset contemplation. The staff is amazingly friendly. The barns are in very good condition and the outdoor bathrooms are so nice (if you like being outside and close...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 29 October 2016

It was a getaway with my family and we were the only family on that day. Had the entire resort to ourselves and we loved the view from the resort. The staffs were attentive and helpful. The drive up to the resort was very narrow and steep. Would recommend guests to park at the bottom of the hill and get...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you are looking for a quiet getaway to recharge your batteries then this is it. It is beautifully placed on top of a hill at the back of Penang. It is a small estate and very private with not much else to do but relax, swim and get massages. I will say that they need to work on their...

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

First of all, this is not Ur usual resort. What u r paying for is its location not quite the rooms or amenities. It's set amidst trees so what it comes with is definitely bugs, mosquitoes and ants. I've even had a baby snake at my private garden! But hey, I love it. It only means that they hv a...

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Reviewed 26 September 2016

What more can I say that hasn't been said.... I agree with the previous reviews about Malihom. My guests from Germany enjoyed themselves very much, especially the views form the east and west. There is something which I hope you could do, the flushing system of one room wasn't working . It was not a nice sight ! The service...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

we stayed here for four nights and I would definitely recommend it. The place is on top of a hill in Penang, about 30 minutes from the airport. In order to get from the highway to the estate, you drive for about 10 minutes up switchbacks, so you end up on top of a hill with views to both sides...

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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Maliholm is located hidden away on a hilltop in the Balik Pulau area of Penang and offers stunning views of the sea as well as the lights of Bayan Lepas and the Penang bridge at night. We thoroughly enjoyed the amazing scenery, the lush nature with plenty of fruit trees around the estate, as well as the rustic but well-maintained...

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

The Malihom is definitely a gem. It is a little more pricey than your average Malaysian hotel, but it certainly is worth it. You are high above the island on a hilltop and enjoy magnificent views, whether from your private deck or from the pool. We stayed for three nights and had diner for two times. You sit on a...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Well maintained facilities, clean room & bathtub. Excellent service, staff were friendly and attentive, amazing view and awesome pool! Have to try their coconut & lime cake warmly prepared by the owner. Thanks for giving us such a pleasant stay!

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

+ Remote + Amazing view + Helpful, accommodating staff + Relaxing + Option to go for a 3km rainforest walk around the grounds + Infinity pool + Detachment from city life + Great food + Highly attached to nature - Not everyone can afford to go here - Tonnes of mosquitos - You could get bored of you need constant...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Malihom, a private estate, perched on the crest of the southern end of Penang, offers a tranquil getaway. Our unique location offers stunning and uninterrupted panoramas from every room, providing all our guests with ever-changing but always immense and breathtaking views. The fresh air, myriad sounds of the birds and stunning views are a feast for your senses whilst delighting in our array of home cooked cuisine and carefully selected collection of wines. We are an intimate boutique Retreat offering a more personal style of service and an intimate atmosphere that is only found in boutique establishments. The estate comprises a cluster of traditional Thai rice barns which have been carefully converted with modern comforts while respecting traditional charms. There are generous indoor and outdoor seating areas to allow guests to soak in the views and the cool breeze from the horizon as well as yoga and holistic therapies offering an array of relaxing treatments. At the hub of the estate lies the main wing which centers the reception, dining and living areas. The barns are linked to the main wing by way of footpaths. Each barn, with its own unique character has a private garden or a deck. This arrangement provides guests with privacy and seclusion. Our unique picturesque settings will provide that unforgettable difference to any occasion whether a romantic stay for two, group vacation, a Conference venue with an edge or a unique Wedding reception to reminisce. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Malihom Private Estate

Address: 168 Kiri N/T, Balik Pulau, Penang Island 11000, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Balik Pulau
Price Range: €124 - €177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Malihom Private Estate 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Each villa is unique and offers different views.”
 of 5 bubbles JanDebbie, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
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“face Georgetown for amazing sunrises - or the straits for sun setters”
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“There are 8 barns, and each is different from the other, so wait and see!”
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