Location

Hillside Retreat

The Hillside Retreat is situated on Penang Hill. There are a few ways to get to the Hillside Retreat:

Jeep

Jeep service can be booked and arranged with the Hillside Retreat. Pick up is at Botanical Gardens.

Hiking

Guests can also choose to hike up Penang Hill. Please see here for the hiking trail. The hike takes around 90 minutes.

Funicular

Funicular operates throughout the year except when special announcements are made for maintenance. Information about tickets and operating hours can be found here www.penanghill.gov.my.

There are 2 stops you can alight to get to the Hillside Retreat

Stop 1 – Upper Tunnel Station (Red Path in Map)
(Approximately 10 minutes’ walk – Comfortable path)
– Board the front cabin and inform the driver that you wish to alight at “Upper Tunnel Station” as the funicular does not normally make a stop there.
– Luggage or goods can be placed in the box at the front of the funicular
– Alight at Upper Tunnel Station, walk along Tunnel Road to arrive at the Hillside Retreat

Stop 2 – Upper Station (Yellow Path in Map)
(Approximately 10-15 minutes’ walk)
– The funicular will make a stop here automatically
– Luggage or goods can be placed in the box at the front of the funicular
– Head in the direction of Monkey Cup once you exit the station
– Keep an eye out for Bypath B signage
– Walk down from Bypath B until you reach the Hillside Retreat