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The Kebun
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Stayed 2 nights at "The Kebun" I really wish we could've stayed much longer. Such a wonderful staff. With rental car included in price made exploring the local areas very easy! Staff was very accommodating and prepared excellent meals for us! Centrally located between all the major attractions in Kuching.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

This is not a hotel or a resort. The place is great for what it is; pure and honest. For me this place was like a warm blanket, so homely. The owners are wonderful people. Thanks again for the birthday cake! Janet is a great host! Thanks Janet for the crocodile hunting! We planned 7 but stayed 11 nights. Dinner is simple, but healthy. Lunch is noodles or fried rice or so. Breakfast is the best for us European with homemade bread and all the things provided in the fridge like sausage,milk, eggs and cheese. With the provided car you can explore the area. Most activities are within 1 hour driving. Be aware that the Internet signal is very weak, mosquitoes are there but no malaria. Thanks, all of you at the Kebun!

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Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

We booked initially for 4 nights at "The Kebun" and ended up staying 10. This alone should be evidence enough that we loved this place. It is ideally situated for all the trips suggested in the booklet provided by Adrian. We would advice you read this well when you arrive as it proves to be extremely helpful. Adrian, his wife Olivia and all the staff are extremely helpful and if there is anything you need they will help you straight away. We suggested it might be a good idea to have more 3 pin plugs (was not that important) yet the next day they appeared out of nowhere. If you like nature, fantastic service, good food, enjoy a car for exploring and want to meet other travellers...this is the place to go. We are definitely going back to "The Kebun"
The gardeners are doing a great job too and the grounds including the fish ponds are in an immaculate condition and is really inviting for strolling around or try your hand at some fishing. There are many things provided complimentary which other places might charge for: Special Soaps, home made Rice wine, free post cards, fishing rods and a packed lunch if you go on a day trip. The cooking classes can be arranged and proved a real success. All in all:
Thanks to everybody at the Kebun for making this one of our nicest trips so far in S-E Asia.
Hope to see you guys in our home in Langkawi soon. PS.: Lime trees have survived

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

Upon our arrival, we were so shocked to see the wonderful farm because it is even more beautiful than on the website. Me and my kids, stayed over Olivia's bungalow for 5 nights and the last night we stayed at Kebun Residences because we had an early flight the next day. This was so convenient for us because the the place is only around 10-15 minutes away from the airport.

In the Kebun, the staff there were so nice and friendly. Unexpectedly for a farm, it was maintained very well.This probably explains why there weren't a lot of mosquitoes around our area as well. We were recommended by Adrian to go for the mangrove cruise which me and my boys had so much fun doing! We were even lucky to see some dolphins and the beautiful fireflies at night. It was the peak of our whole experience especially for my boys. Some places I really recommend to visit is the Bako national park and the Semenggoh wildlife centre, it was such an amazing experience for me and my boys to see an orang utan up close in front of us. We also visited the Chinese temple that is very nearby Bako national park and had one of the best seafood I've tasted! And honestly, I was quite nervous navigating around Kuching for the first time but it was all good because the car was wired with a Garmin and also comfortable plus easy to drive with.

Now that we're back home, my boys could not stop talking about the amazing food and especially the goreng pisang that one of the staff, Lela, made for us everyday during the evening time. The boys really enjoyed the BBQ night that we had, they had a chance to BBQ their own chicken wings and it was all good fun.

Thank you so much Adrian, Lela and the other staffs for making our stay comfortable and memorable, we will definitely recommend you.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

My husband and I stayed in the headmans longhouse for 5 nights. We had a very memorable stay - the rooms are rustic and homely. Adrian and Jeanette was extremely helpful and the car was great to get us around, especially since the weather was not great.

The highlight of the stay was the New Year's Eve dinner .. They cooked us so much food, which all tasted amazing...crab, duck, prawns ..yummo!

Thanks for a sensational stay and your hospitality.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Kebun

Address: 20 - 25 Jalan Kampungtabuan Melayu | Jalan Hidupan Liar, Kuching 93050, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 81 Speciality Lodging in Kuching
Price Range: ₹ 1,952 - ₹ 11,062 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kebun was started 12 years ago as our plan for a retirement home in Sarawak, East Malaysia. Adrian’s Bungalow was put up after being disassembled from the movie set of The Sleeping Dictionery. Olivia’s was only put up only two years later when it was taken out of storage which was also disassembled from the same movie set. The farmstay side of the business only started in April 2010 after much encouragement from friends.The Kebun is not just accommodation, it is an experience. If you would like to get a taste for the basics of a simple lifestyle in a beautiful tropical setting, which is of fresh gardens of organic herbs & vegetables, picking your own tropical fruits, dining on fresh farm raised livestock, fishing for your own freshwater fish & simple accommodation with little impact to the environment, or even to help out with feeding all of the animals at the end of the day’s activities and again in the morning, then your are up for a unique Sarawakian adventure at The Kebun. ... more   less 
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The Kebun Kuching, Sarawak

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