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“retracing the past in Malaya Part II”

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Government Resthouse
Ranked #1 of 2 Kuala Lipis B&B and Inns
Reviewed 25 May 2012

the town of Kuala Lipis in the state of Pahang was the old administrative centre during British rule, and the state capital of Pahang. The resident's manor sits atop the highest hill in this quaint old Malayan town. built in 1922, it was the residence of Sir Hugh Clifford, the superintendent of Upper Pahang.

This grand old building is now the government resthouse, with a few rooms available at very reasonable rate... I consider them low, but the maintenance is also low! if you are like me, and enjoy travelling through these old towns and reliving the past, this is definitely the place to stay in Kuala Lipis.

Don't expect much... the place is actually a bit run down, but who cares when you seek history. I stayed in the master bedroom, which is a huge room with a separate sitting room and your own private balcony which extend out over the front of the building. obviously few guests stay here, so the room is a bit musty, and for some unexplanable reason, has been decorated in royal yellow... awful! the bathroom is in need of some care... but there is hot water and air-conditioning, and even a large tv with all the satellite channels... after all, this is the VIP suite!

at the rear of the building is a restaurant, which is open in the evenings, and is quite popular with the locals who come up the hill and sip a cup of coffee. the views of the old town are nice from this hill.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

I have only rated this so that it will be published - I have not stayed here. This place is called Residence Rest House in the Malaysia Lonely Planet. It is the only house on Resident's Hill in Kuala Lipis.

We wanted to stay here as it is steeped in history but when we arrived on 8th May 2012 it was closed for renovations. It is a huge old house that sits by itself on top of a hill a couple of kilometres out of town - I imagine it would be lovely to stay there if you have transport.

Phone 09 312 2788 if you want to stay here in the future to find out if the renos are finished.

Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
5  Thank jan j
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Address: Jalan Bukit Residen, Kuala Lipis 27200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Pahang > Lipis District > Kuala Lipis
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Kuala Lipis
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Government Resthouse Kuala Lipis, Pahang

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