About Us

Once used as a rest house for British government officers in the 1900s, the Hillside Retreat is one of the oldest bungalows on Penang Hill, classified as a Category II heritage building.

After decades of being left vacant, restoration work began in 2019 to transform the bungalow into an eco-friendly accommodation for visitors of Penang Hill.

Designed for minimal environmental impact and maximum comfort – the Hillside Retreat boasts extensive amenities such as living and dining areas, kitchenette, shower rooms, a rain harvesting system, storage for refuse and recycle material and many other eco-friendly features.

We hope to provide our guests an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, leaving the retreat feeling rested and rejuvenated.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Hillside Retreat.