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Lone Pine Resort, Batu Ferringhi

kayes



Registered: July 2008
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blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 92
October 26, 2008 2:33pm

We dined here a few years ago and I am glad to see it looking much as I remembered it. Have you had a meal here lately, Kayes? It is a lovely place isn't it?
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,548
October 26, 2008 2:46pm

hello Blue Grass, the Bungalow at the Lone Pine is one of my fav dining places in Penang. I would certainly recommend this place to dating couples, whether young or old. The atmosphere adds to the romance and after dinner there is always the beach where you can walk barefoot in the sand Smile
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 92
October 27, 2008 7:49am

Hi Kayes. I remember reading the yarn you spun about how Lone Pine got its name in the old Penang Talk. You sure know how to tell a story. It made interesting reading then and still would.
Norman Kelly

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 40
October 27, 2008 9:18pm

Hi Kayes,


Stayed a couple of years ago in the 'Lone Pine' with my beloved Margaret, when we checked into the 'E & O', and on arrival discovered there was a glitch in the booking, whereupon the staff at the 'E & O' took us both by limousine to the 'Lone Pine' for a nights stay (FOC) whilst everything at the 'E & O' was sorted, a place where we enjoyed the most fabulous hospitality, and we stayed in what can only be described as an upstairs bungalow, so much room, with his and hers bathroom, four poster bed, so huge I thought I had lost my Margaret in the night!, magical place, and of course on top of all the shopping along BF.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,548
October 28, 2008 5:40am

Blue Grass, actually the name "Lone Pine" has nothing to do with pine trees. I counted more than 20 pine trees at the Lone Pine Resort compound and unless the original owner was a real dud in arithmetic, he could not have miscounted and thought he had only one pine tree. The true story goes like this ..... the original owner had a girlfriend who disappeared just before they were about to get married. He loved her a lot and he became very LONELY and constantly PINED for her. So he named his hotel LONELY & PINING. Through the years, the name "LONELY & PINING" was corrupted to "LONE PINE". I think the present owners should re-instate the old name which is so much more romantic. Imagine the number of lovers who will flock to this hotel.


Norman, I suppose it is a tradition with the E & O and the Lone Pine. Being owned by the same people now, these two hotels have huge rooms and huge beds of course Smile
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 92
October 30, 2008 4:25am

I'm taking your story with a pinch of salt Kayes! It is, however, an interesting story although a tragic one. You are right, if the owners advertise and promote Lone Pine along this romantic line, their rooms may be fully booked throughout the year! Cheers.
derrickab

Registered: August 2008
Location: England
Posts: 74
November 2, 2008 8:31pm

When we lived on Penang in the 60's the "Lone Pine" along with the Golden Sands were the only hotels along BF. We would often go there and sit in the massive cane armchairs and have tea and cucumber sandwiches, those were the days my friends.
Jessica

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 11
November 4, 2008 6:13pm

A very romantic tale.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,548
April 29, 2009 11:50am

The Lone Pine Resort is presently undergoing a thorough makeover. It will be at least a few months before it re-opens.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/makeover10.jpg


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/makeover11.jpg
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,548
April 29, 2009 11:59am

No more lamb chops for a while.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/makeover20.jpg
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 92
May 6, 2009 5:02am

The Lone Pine had an 'old world' charm about the place. Certainly hope this will not be lost after the renovation, Kayes.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,548
May 6, 2009 11:58am

Blue Grass, indeed the Lone Pine had an old world charm, just like the E & O which belongs to the same people. I think they will maintain its identity like they did with the E & O.
Norman Kelly

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 40
May 12, 2009 9:15pm

Hi Kayes, Et Al.


I hope that the renovations are carried out in sympathy with the Old Building, and that the changes are not too great, will check it out assuming it is open September when I arrive at the 'E & O'.



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