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Singapore
Reviewed 1 May 2011

I stayed at the Kebun in a group of 4 adults, 2 x 5yr olds, 1 x 3 yr old and 1 x 9 month old baby. We placed ourselves in Adrian's capable hands and did his 2 nights, 3 day package. He was absolutely fantastic - truly knowledgeable about Sarawak and its history, infinitely patient with our (often badly...

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thekebun, Owner at The Kebun, responded to this review

Hello there SGTiger, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are very happy to see that all of you had enjoyed your stay with us for those 2 nights. It was a pleasure having all of you over and yes in particular also the children. We have always looked forward to having children around on the...

Scotland
Reviewed 26 April 2011

2 weeks ago we bade a sad farewell to Adrian and his team ,having had an amazing four night stay down at the farm.If you enjoy getting of the beaten track,discovering all things new and seeing them through local eyes this is a must to complete an adventure in Borneo.People do make a place and from the moment we first...

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thekebun, Owner at The Kebun, responded to this review

Hello Christine, Your review was shown to the team and everyone is very happy that the both of you found your stay with us a very good experience. This will encourage everyone to work even harder to ensure each and every guest in the future have as wonderful an experience. Thank you for taking time off from your busy schedule...

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 12 April 2011

My time spent at the Kebun far exceeded my expectations for a farm stay. Upon arrival Adrian, the owner, and his daughter, picked me up from the airport and took me for some delicious local cuisine, (which was greatly appreciated after two days of travel). When we arrived at the farm, I was again greeted with a warm welcome from...

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thekebun, Owner at The Kebun, responded to this review

Hello Shannon, Thank you for taking the time to write your review and also the effort to include your very nice photos. We were very happy to have you with us for the time you were here. Everyone on the farm has been shown your review and are very happy that you enjoyed your time with us. Regards, Adrian

Ohio
Reviewed 3 March 2011

I booked 4 nights at the Kebun in January, and stayed in Adrian’s Bungalow. I was a solo traveler, and I wanted to make the most of my time in Sarawak and see as much of the natural beauty and wildlife as possible. I did all this, and more. Adrian met me at the airport and on the drive back,...

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thekebun, Owner at The Kebun, responded to this review

Dear fh953, Thank you for taking time off from your busy schedule and giving us your review here. It was a pleasure for me to make time and be your personal guide to our little corner of the world. Your enthusiasm not only to explore our natural surroundings but to learn and appreciate the local culture was very heart warming...

Cairns
Reviewed 22 February 2011

This is the place to stay when you want the real deal not the usual tourist experience. It is far enough away from Kuching you feel like you are in the jungle and close enough to enjoy all the area has to offer. The real gem here is your host, Adrian - the best most amazing host with all the...

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thekebun, Owner at The Kebun, responded to this review

Dear K0500, Thank you for your review here. We very much appreciate our guest's who make the effort to give one. We are happy to note that you and the whole family enjoyed your time with us. As for us we were especially happy to introduce the local flavors to everyone and in this case must admit that your very...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 February 2011

We had an amazing stay with Adrian at The Kebun! The Kebun really is an working organic farm and homestay. They have two two-bedroom bungalows and we stayed in Adrian's Bungalow. It's an all-inclusive thing, meaning he provides all meals, transportation and even the use of his motorbike. As we had been staying in Kuching for a few nights at...

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thekebun, Owner at The Kebun, responded to this review

Dear NoodlesNYC, Thank you for your very detailed review for which we are much appreciative. Also a big thank you for uploading some of the photo's taken during your visit with us. Guest photo's of our farm is as important as the actual review itself. It was a pleasure to be a very small part of your honeymoon trip and...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2011

My boyfriend and I just got back from our stay at The Kebun. We had a great time! Adrian and Olivia were lovely hosts. We enjoyed lots of delicious food and a very comfortable cottage all to ourselves. We also appreciated getting the local perspective on many of the Sarawak sights and being taken around by an expert guide -...

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thekebun, Owner at The Kebun, responded to this review

Dear as2569, Thank you for your review. Each and every review we receive is always much appreciated as it is an incentive for all of us to provide and maintain the quality of service for all our guests. Regards, Adrian

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2010

We stayed in Olivia's bungalow for two nights and wish we could have stayed longer. The bungalow is very well equipped, has lots of character and a homely feel. We felt very well looked after by Adrian and it was great to have the company of someone so knowledgable about Sarawak. We really enjoyed a day's walk in nearby Kubah...

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Ludvika, Sweden
Reviewed 20 October 2010

We looked for a place in Kuching as a start point for small trips in the area and found this outside, close to nature. Off course we thereby got dependent of the personel of the place, but they were really nice and friendly and made us feel so Welcomed. We got good service and help with transportation that was necessary...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 7 September 2010

Words can not decribe the absolute beauty of The Kebun. It is a holiday that everyone must have at least once in a lifetime. Andrian and Olivia are the most perfect hosts any one can ask for. Nothing is to much to do for their visitors and they are a host of information on Sarawak and all of East Malaysia.I...

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  • Breakfast included
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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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Address: 20 - 25 Jalan Kampungtabuan Melayu | Jalan Hidupan Liar, Kuching 93050, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Price Range: $42 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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The Kebun Kuching, Sarawak
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