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Nanga Damai Homestay

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Damai, Kuching, Malaysia
Nanga Damai Homestay
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gladstone, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

**Due to a tragic event, Nanga Damai is currently closed. Nanga Damai's owner (Policarp) is sad as no accommodation is offered to travellers at the present time, however the plan is to rebuild the house soon. We had the chance to experience their great hospitality, Policarp's amazing service, comfortable and clean spaces... We will surely be back once the house... More 

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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31 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We stayed there for 3 nights to visit the area. It was a really good choice, beautiful Guesthouse. Polycarp, the owner, was really nice : he was here to welcome us with some fresh beers, gave us a ride to go to the beach or restaurant when we needed, gave us the best tips on what to do during our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

After 2,5 week of traveling around West Malaysia and Sarawak, we wanted the last few days of our holiday to be days of rest. Nature, a nice place to stay, a beach nearby and a place to relax. We found all of that at Nanga Damai, and more: a really nice owner, a lovely dog and very friendly guests. We... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Nanga Damai was truly a homestay, with Louise and Polycarp as our gracious hosts. Their beautiful home was quiet and peaceful, at the edge of the jungle. Our room was spacious and clean, and a nice breakfast was provided each morning. Louise and Poly went out of their way to make sure we saw the local community, and helped us... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We spend 3 days there and loved it. The swimming pool is beautiful. Rooms are simple but clean and pleasant. We stayed in the Wallace cottage and had our own balcony from which to observe the jungle. Very friendly and helpful hosts. Definitely would stay there again. It is a bit of a walk to the restaurants but you can... More 

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Odense, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

We started our vacation on Borneo with a 3 nights stay at this amazing place (was only supposed to be 2). We had read the good reviews and expectations were high, but it did not disappoint! The rooms, the pool, the owner, the staff, the surroundings (literally at the edge of the rainforest), the breakfast and night cap with the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

n many ways the key component in any homestay is the host and I doubt there is any host anywhere that would or could do more to ensure his guests have an enjoyable stay than Polycarp. He was constantly offering us lifts to the local area and giving us useful advice when planning our stay. We also enjoyed chatting to... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I stayed 5 nights at the beginning of May 2014 in the romantic wooden Wallace's Cottage, with a view on the jungle from the veranda. I had the chance to see a group of Silvered Leaf Langurs and another of Long-tailed Macaques out there. The well maintained swimming pool, between the cottage and the main house, was a blessing on... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

PROS : 1) you will indeedly feel like you're staying at home 2) pool is not crowded and clean surrounded by kamasutra small statues (LOL they're cute and funny) 3) super helpful owner, Polycarp ! Nice guy :) 4) clean bathroom 5) nice verandah and surrounding 6) love the bar (you just take anything, drinks mostly and pay when you... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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35 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The luxury aspect of Nanga Damai is the way the owner Polycarp looks after you and does as much as possible to make your stay in this beautiful area a very special one. Belinda who helps him was also a lovely person, very willing and helpful. I stayed 6 nights in April/May and I had booked the Ranee Margaret room... More 

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