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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 February 2012

We stayed in Adrian's Bungalow for 4 nights. The bungalow provides a superb level of privacy, and is located in a quiet corner of the farm near the river bank. The accommodation is (as described in other reviews) rustic. Don't expect resort-style luxury, but expect a large bungalow decorated with antiques which gives it a real 'colonial' feel. While the...

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thekebun, Owner at The Kebun, responded to this review

Hello WeEnj0yTravelling, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate it very much as with the photo you added. It was a pleasure to be able to put some time aside for you in making the daily adventures. We are also happy to note that you were happy with the large Bungalow and have implemented the...

New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 10 February 2012

Adrian's Bungalow is one of my favorite memories of Sarawak. I had an excellent two-night stay. Adrian's family and staff's hospitality is incredible. Over just two days I kayaked on the river (right behind the Bungalow), visited a local Malaysian Chinese town, went to an island and took a motorboat ride on the river, biked in the vicinities of the...

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thekebun, Owner at The Kebun, responded to this review

Hello Rain B! It was a very nice start to the day when receiving your review after all these time. Very much appreciated. We are happy to see that you were very pleased with your short visit with us and managed to pack in all that you wanted and were able to do. Cheers!

singapore
Reviewed 5 February 2012

We stayed recently at the Kebun with our 8, 5, and 3yrs old children and fit, 75 yr old father. Adrian and Olivia were charming, wonderful hosts and took us on lots of exciting trips. Adrian always had lots of suggestions for things to do. We loved the 3 National Parks we visited, seeing the orangutans, the crocodile farm and...

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thekebun, Owner at The Kebun, responded to this review

Hello ET88Singapore, Thank you for choosing us as part of your family adventure here in Kuching. We were sad too that the children cried when it was time to leave. Perhaps there will be another opportunity for another visit in the future. Thank you too for taking the time and making the effort to write your review. Each review is...

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 31 January 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Kebun. We spent three nights in Adrian’s Bungalow where we were treated to all the comforts of home, including some wonderful extras like the fresh baked bread each day, in a beautiful, verdant setting. The hosts were extraordinarily gracious and generous, going to great lengths to accommodate our interests such as making arrangements...

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thekebun, Owner at The Kebun, responded to this review

Hello Patricia B, Thank you for making the time to post your review. We are most appreciative of each and every review we get. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your short visit with us in particular the night walk in Kubah National Park for frogs. Sincerely from everyone of us at The Kebun

saigon
Reviewed 28 January 2012

Family of four inc baby 2 months old- 7 days living in a farm house at one with nature. We had a great Christmas and will return for more. Extremely helpful Mr A ... was the perfect host nothing was too much trouble. A unique experience!

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thekebun, Owner at The Kebun, responded to this review

Dear lostinsaigon, Thank you for making the time to place your review. It was very good to spend Christmas with your easy going family. We look forward to welcoming you back soon in the future. Sincerely from all of us at The Kebun

singapore (Canadian)
Reviewed 26 January 2012

The Kebun offers an authentic farm stay with friendly service and decent, somewhat rustic cottages and some newly built longhouses with a traditional feel to them. We stayed at both cottages and found Adrian's cottage to be a little too rustic for our taste. It did, however have a great balcony and, according to Adrian, was the setting for a...

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thekebun, Owner at The Kebun, responded to this review

Dear dmancda Thank you for your review. Adrian’s Bungalow was reassembled from the movie set of The Sleeping Dictionary and it is what it is meant to be, a rustic getaway for the present owner who fell in love with the rustic charm of the bungalow design and layout hence the mighty effort to move it to its present location....

Conwy, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2012

If you like rustic and being close to nature, then The Kebun is just what you are looking for. The accommodation is simple and the food is excellent. Lots of things to see and do around the 'farm' and the local area. Adrian is a really nice guy and is very helpful and informative.

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thekebun, Owner at The Kebun, responded to this review

Dear esorlegin, Thank you for your review. We hope that your next visit will be a longer one and that we will be able to show you more of what there is to offer. Sincerely, from The Kebun team.

brussels
Reviewed 18 January 2012

Even at the booking stage, Adrian was very helpful and informative and we decided to stay 4 nights in the longhouse. It really is quite unique, and we were lucky to have it to ourselves. We rented a car from Adrian at a decent price and were able to drive ourselves around. Bako was great trip, and we also did...

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thekebun, Owner at The Kebun, responded to this review

Dear marie083, Thank you for your review. We were very happy to see that you took the option to rent a car and explore the surrounding area's which has so much to offer for the adventurous traveler. We are sorry that you were not able to book Adrian's Bungalow in time but at least you were happy to take in...

Kashiwazaki, Japan
Reviewed 16 January 2012

Staying at the Kebun was a really fantastic experience! I stayed there for 3 nights with a friend at the start of our trip to Borneo. Adrian was a fantastic host and kept us busy for all 3 days. He was great to talk to and shared his knowledge of Kuching and Borneo with us, helping us to plan our...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2012

We had an amazing time.We spent 5 nights at the Kebun in November 2011. Both Adrian & Olivia were the perfect hosts.The food was always amazing.Fresh bread was always ready in our kitchen for breakfast.,while Olivia cooked the finest of dinners. They could not do enough for us. All our family felt relaxed & at home with their hospitality. We...

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thekebun, Owner at The Kebun, responded to this review

Dear dansarchatto, Thank you for your review. It was a real pleasure having you and your family over to visit. We are happy to see that you got what you wished for a relaxing holiday and that you felt very comfortable with what we have to offer. Thank you also for your compliments on the meals we served. We look...

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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: €28 - €158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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