The Kebun is everything that the website promises and more. The bungalows are far above the standard of other accomodation that we looked at in Sarawak, being characterful and tastefully furnished with all mod cons such as air conditioning, good showers and a television and DVD player. The bungalows are also of a good size; we stayed in Olivia's bungalow and enjoyed two verandas at the front and back, a decent sized living room with two sofas, a fully fitted kitchen and two large bedrooms. An unexpected bonus was utterly delicious food cooked fresh for us every night and delivered to the bungalow, delicious packed lunches provided each day, fresh bread every day, lifts to the start of the various walks that we did, and lifts to and from Kuching airport. The owners did absolutely everything they could to make our stay as pleasant as possible; we were very well looked after indeed - this wasn't the sort of place to just hand you the key and take your money. The only slight downside for us was that, as keen walkers and having just got engaged, my fiancee and I were hoping to walk on trails in the nearby Kubah national park on our own and enjoy a romantic time together in the rainforest, but a guide was provided for us each day who walked at about half our usual speed, which was a little frustrating. I don't want to sign off on a negative note though, because our stay at The Kebun was very memorable and probably the highlight of our two week tour around Malaysia. Highly recommended.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Kebun Kuching, Sarawak