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Malihom Private Estate

Kiri N/t 168, Bukit Penara Mukim 6, Balik Pulau, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, 11000
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Based on 167 traveler reviews
24-Hour Front Desk
Swimming Pool

Nearby attractions
(4.99 km)
Pantai Hospital Penang
(5.11 km)
Penang Intl Airport
(5.30 km)
USM - Universiti Sains Malaysia
(8.24 km)
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2 Traveloka customers have stayed in this hotel and given reviews:

The view is excellent!! Will be visit again
Beautiful view of the city penang looks beautiful with its lights, cooking my orderan cuisine, my son voracious breakfast.
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Catherine S
A little oasis tucked away...
After completing the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, my husband and I flew to Malaysia. Our first stop was the Malihom Private Estate. An absolute must. Nestled in a tropical forest, the property offers private rice houses, an infinity pool and delicious meals! The views are extraoridnary and the staff are wonderful. Peace and quite is at the top of the menu! Only 45 minute drive from downtown Penang. So, so great!
Couples - Nov 9, 2017
Robert W
Fabulous retreat, but maybe not for everyone
My wife and I (in our late sixties) had just spent time jungle treking on the mainland and following our stay at the Malihom had booked time to explore Georgetown and the Langkawi. We, therefore, booked the Malihom as a place to relax for 3 nights and 4 days and found it to be the perfect retreat. The Malihom is a retreat at the top of a rainforest outside of Georgetown, the location is breath taking with great views of the rainforest, georgetown (particualrly at night) and the malacca straits. From booking the Malihom and throughout our stay we found all staff to be helpful and friendly, they arranged airport transfers, taxi to Georgetown and made sure that we had an enjoyable stay. We booked the Sanook barn on the advice of the lady who took our booking as it was next to the pool and only a few metres to the bar and restaurant. The barn was perfect for us as it had a large balcony and great views of the rainforest and the Malacca Straits, the barn was on two floors with the upper floor being the bedroom and the lowerfloor being the bathroom and balcony, the bedroom had a small WC so you did not have to go down to the bathroom at night. The environment we found to be a delight, a back to nature experience with all the smells and noise of the rainforest, why some people have complained about the noise that the insects and other rainforest creatures make during the day and night I find hard to understand as it is a rainforest, so would suggest that people make sure this is the environment for them. Equally it may not be the best location for anyone with mobility issues. The Malihom has only 8 barns and during the time we were there it was quiet with only 2 or 3 other barns occupied so we were able to enjoy the serenity that the Mlihom provided. To pick up on a point some other reviewers have mentioned that the place is untidy, we did not find this to be the case, the pool was always cleaned every morning and we saw no extrainious rubbish. Yes there are a lot of leaves all over the estate, but you are in a rainforest and by nature they have a lot of trees, though I would agree that some of the outside furniture would benefit from a fresh coat of paint. Regarding food, breakfast was adaquate without being extensive; fresh fruit, eggs cooked in a variety of ways, fresh juice, toast and tea or coffee. We did not bother with lunch but had dinner on each of our three nights, the first night western and on the second and third nights burmese. I would definately recommend the burmese, the food was very tasty and the selection different on both nights. Prices are a little high, particularly compared with street or cafe food, but are comparable with most hotel prices. The Malihom is the ideal place to relax, breath fresh air and experience nature.
Couples - Oct 24, 2017
Magical rainforest hill retreat near Georgetown
I still remember the trip up from the Penang Intl.airport. As your ascend, you'll see lush pristine rainforest, and a cool breeze as the temperature drops, and there'll be views of both the sea (Straits of Malacca) and Bayan Lepas (a town with dozens of electronics and semiconductor plants that lits up at night). Once you enter this place, the architecture of the lodges, he pool, the koi pond, the restaurant and the surrounding hills and trees will captivate you. You'll feel the wind, the sound of leaves ristling, the view and sound of birds and insects and the sense of privacy and serenity. The Burmese staff serves high quality western cuisines amidst a backdrop of gorgeous scenery. I can't never forget the image and experience of this place. We only hope owners of the nearby surrounding hills do not indiscriminately choo down those pristine leafy trees. Malihom is worth the trip and the experience. I misses it!
Couples - Oct 8, 2017
Virginie G
Haven in nature
This was a very nice stay and we have excellent memories from it. The burmese staff is very smiley and friendly. Do not expect a luxury getaway though. The common areas are quite dusty but it seems in the middle of the jungle, spider webs come back everyday and the atmosphere can be quite humid. Please expect all sorts of bugs around, which nature lovers will enjoy and seasoned city dwellers may find harrowing! We did not find the cooking to our taste and tried to go down to Balik Pulau or Teluk Kumbar for food. The staff kindly drove us down and up the steep hill, and we laboriously got some Uber or Grab to pick us up at the shelter down the hill. I definitely recommend Balik Pulau for food, especially Nan Guan! At night, the jungle makes quite a rucus. The rooms are definitely not sound proofed (no glass and only mosquito netting) and black-out of windows a little random. The mattress was also on the hard side. Light sleepers may be better served with sleeping mask and earplugs. You are warned.
Family - Aug 13, 2017
awesome getaway to relax in the 'jungle'
The room that we booked is 'dhamma'. The host was really kind to text us to inform us the light system, to go up the hill before we drove our car up the hill. The road was really steep and has a lot of sharp turnings. When we arrived, the host actually brief us and prepare us the issue about the bugs. We had a good night sleep and there's no bug at all. Even though the room is small and it had some mini spider webs here and there, it has the most amazing views from the hammock area! You can enjoy the wind and watching the city lights at night while swinging on the hammock. In the morning, you can just sit on the 'hanging' wooden chair nearby and listen to the sounds of nature. The staffs were with great hospitality. There was also a family of cats around. We enjoyed patting the cats and watching the kittens. I think it would be better if the pool can be cleaner. There were many falling leaves. But I would love to return to this place. The time spent here is definitely worthwhile.
Couples - Jul 24, 2017
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Hotel facility


Hotel policy

  • In-room Facilities
    • Cable TV
    • Desk
    • In-room safe
    • Separate shower and tub
    • Shower
    • TV
  • General
    • AC
    • Family room
    • Swimming pool
    • Smoking area
  • Public Facilities
    • Parking
    • WiFi in public area
  • Connectivity
    • LAN Internet
    • Free WiFi
  • Hotel Services
    • 24-hour Receptionist
  • Transportation
    • Airport transfer

Check-in and Check-out Time

Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM

Malihom Private Estate is located in area / city Balik Pulau.

The accommodation has a very good location, also near the Penang International Airport (PEN), which is only 5.3 km away.

There are plenty of tourist attractions nearby, such as Penang International Airport (PEN) within 5.3 km, and USM - Universiti Sains Malaysia within 8.24 km.

About Malihom Private Estate

This accommodation is the perfect choice for couples seeking a romantic getaway or a honeymoon retreat. Enjoy the most memorable nights with your loved one by staying at Malihom Private Estate.

Malihom Private Estate is the splendid choice for you who are seeking a luxurious treat for your holiday. Get pampered with the most excellent services and make your holiday memorable by staying here.

Have fun with various entertaining facilities for you and the whole family at Malihom Private Estate, a wonderful accommodation for your family holiday.

If you plan to have a long-term stay, staying at Malihom Private Estate is the right choice for you. Providing wide range of facilities and great service quality, this accommodation certainly makes you feel at home.

This accommodation is the best spot for you who desire a serene and peaceful getaway, far away from the crowds.

Be ready to get the unforgettable stay experience by its exclusive service, completed by a full range of facilities to cater all your needs.

24-hours front desk is available to serve you, from check-in to check-out, or any assistance you need. Should you desire more, do not hesitate to ask the front desk, we are always ready to accommodate you.

WiFi is available within public areas of the property to help you to stay connected with family and friends.

Malihom Private Estate is a accommodation with great comfort and excellent service according to most accommodation's guests.

Enjoy luxurious treats and incomparable experience by staying at Malihom Private Estate.

Breakfast time start from 07:30 until 10:00.

Smoking is strictly not allowed in this property, and smoking area is available.

Pets are NOT allowed.

Hotel may accept Early check in, subject to room availability

Hotel may accept Late check out, subject to room availability, with additional fee.

Late check-outs are charged at RM100 per hour. Check-out time can be extended to 2.00PM without charge when requested in advance and when it will not inconvenience the next arriving guest.

This resort has WiFi available in the common area, however due to our remote location, the service is intermittent.

This hotel does not comes with wheelchair accessibility.

Hotel can arrange for airport, Georgetown or Batu Ferringhi transfers but this needs to be booked in advance (at least 72 hours before arrival date). Please provide hotel your pick up details / flight number upon booking confirmation.
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