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Kurakura Homestay

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Kampung Semadang | Batu 24, Jalan Borneo Heights, Kuching 93250 , Malaysia
Kurakura Homestay
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We loved our visit to KuraKura Homestay from stopping at the market for groceries, to traveling on the river, to harvesting ferns with Liza to muddy hiking with Lars. I wished that we has stayed another night for both the activities and the incredible food (weeks later and I am still thinking about Liza's bamboo shoots with wild ginger and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Our 4 days/ 3 nights at Kurakura were the highlight of our 2 weeks holiday in Sarawak. Lars and Lisa are great and very hospitable hosts. Lisa is such a good cook! We are vegetarians and the dishes she came up with every day were so yummy! The house is in the middle of the jungle, the river is 2... More 

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Nana Glen, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We were staying at the Pullman in Kuching and Lars picked us up from there as arranged. All plans had been made via emails and it was refreshing to not be asked up front for any money. Lets hope that no-one lets you down and changes that arrangement :) The trip out was fine but I hadn't considered going upstream... More 

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Broulee, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We really loved our stay at Kurakura. We also visited the markets on the way which was interesting. Loved the trip up the river. Lisa and Lars were very friendly and welcoming and made us feel part of their family for the time we were there. Lars made us some great coffee and we had a few beers with him... More 

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Like most of Kurakura's visitors we can agree that it is VERY good! Hotel greeting - friendly Grocery shopping enroute - convenient Upriver boat trip - all part of the adventure Eco-friendly home and accommodation - super! Meals & drinks - excellent! Really great cooking. Organised trips and excursions - friendly, informative and worthwhile. Adding to the whole experience: We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

By the time we arrived in Kuching we had already seen plenty of wildlife up in Sabah, so for us the stay at Kurkura was for something different. Lars met us at the airport - I liked the fact that he had no nameboard and naturally assumed that we would recognise him and vice versa even though we had never... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is an amazing marriage of people, place and local style offering even a solo traveller who likes comfort an outstanding stay in the jungle. Well, we ate jungle food Liza picked on our jungle shopping trip, along with the freshest market prawns and fish. If trekking is your thing Lars takes you to caves, rivers, valleys and hills on... More 

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Pegomas, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We spent 3 nights at Kurakura homestay, right after our arrival in Borneo. What a wonderful stay !!! We really enjoyed it. Lars and Liza are so cool and welcoming that you feel like at home after a few hours. The cooking is absolutely delicious, with à lot of products from their garden and some directly from the jungle. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

After 10 days in Sarawak we can warmly recommend the Kura Kura Homestay, it was the best place we have ever been: a friendly atmosphere,deep insights into the local bidajuh life along the Sarawak river, home grown, fresh fruits and vegetables from the jungle jard, delicious and very tasty meals, great knowledge of jungle plants and animals,intersting and adventuring activities... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We visited Kurakura Homestay three years ago on our trip to Sarawak. When we decided to go back to Sarawak, we decided to come back to this lovely place. And we were not disappointed! Kurakura was - again - the best place to stay during our three week trip to Sarawak and Sabah. All the raving reviews on Tripadvisor are... More 

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