Fodor's Expert Review Malihom

Bukit Penara Mukim 6, Balik Pulau, Penang, 11000, Malaysia

Malihom's name, which translates to "village of the fragrant rice" in Thai, was inspired by the nine traditional rice storage barns brought over from Chiang Mai to serve as this eco-retreat's guestrooms. Set on the southern end of Penang atop high hills, the small eco-hotel has a tranquil setting offering views of the mountains, sea, city, and lush forest valleys. Yoga and spa sessions can be organized, and each barn has a private garden that's a nice perch for bird-watching. The rates include three daily meals made fresh with seasonal produce.

PROS

  • eco-friendly
  • tranquil and romantic setting
  • spectacular views

CONS

  • limited seating at the pool
  • grounds could use better upkeep
  • Wi-Fi in common areas only

QUICK FACTS

Resort
GreenViews
Intimate
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -12–428–5191

HOTEL DETAILS

8 barns
Rate Includes: Free breakfast; All meals

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