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Jim Thompson's Tea Room at Bala's

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Lot 55, Tanah Rata | at Bala's Holiday Chalet, 39000, Malaysia
+60 5-491 1660
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

1st of all we loved this place so much.. Trust me if you are looking for relaxasion or a place where you can spend time with only yourself or with your beloved person then this is the perfect place for you. Nice location easy access to main town..hilltop room but there is no lift facility so you must climb up... More 

Thank refath z
Annapolis, Maryland
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Went to Thompson's not knowing what to expect, was completely blown away! Such a nice and classy establishment with a beautiful and sunny tea seating area. Had the most delicious tea available in the highlands and immensely enjoyed the afternoon trying all of the teas they had along with the scrumptious finger foods. The scones were to die for. Amazing... More 

Thank bsrepasky8
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

I am back here after almost 20 years and the place is much better than it was then. Much bigger and more opulent. The Tea (tarek) and Massala Tea (new) was exquisite, Scones, Fresh Strawberry Jam and cakes galore all served in typical Brittish style was a throw back to the Colonial era of the Highlands. Mr. and Mrs. Bala... More 

Thank Sifuram
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Nice place to stay and you have the best view of Cameron highlands from this place . One should take house on the top so can njoy the early morning sunrise. The morning breakfast and tea was nice.

Thank Ajay C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

We had a quick stop at Bala's for the scones based from our friend's recommendation. I am not really fond of scones but the ones they sell here are very tasty! Our scones are served with homemade strawberry jam and cream and we ordered extra because it's worth the price!

Thank imiharrima
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Experience: This is the worst hotel we have been.The lady boss n owner Mr Bala believe to be an Indian were extremely RUDE.We had called/confirm with them that we intended for early check in and they told us no problem as there's still alot of room availability for us.When we reached there early morning the reception area/front office was CLOSED... More 

1 Thank Salli S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

I went to stay a night with my friend in this place. The surrounding and decoration attracted us but if you are looking to capture a few photos of this property, forget about it. We were rudely chase out by the Indian old man (the owner) even we were guests staying at this place. Situation went worse after we decided... More 

4 Thank dannykwok
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

Lovely place to visit. Price is steep but I had wonderful service from a staff member named Vegas. He will fill you with interesting information on the history of the place. Menu is limited. Go for the charm and do take a walk around the grounds.

Thank Raymond M
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124 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

afternoon tea for signature scone set RM22.50 in quiet and beautiful english garden. scones are served with cream and home made strawberry jam. highland tea is thick, good accompany with scones. classic rose printed tea pot n saucer are matched with this environment.

Thank travelhoneybee
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23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Another of our scones hunt. they were good, expensive 28 for 2 plus tea, poor service but beautiful garden and weather to enjoy the scones.

2 Thank Alphonse Lae P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lot 55, Tanah Rata | at Bala's Holiday Chalet, 39000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Pahang  >  Cameron Highlands
  • Phone Number: +60 5-491 1660

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?