The outstanding reviews for this place are spot on. I am so glad I booked 5 nights here on my trip to Kuching!
From the absolute first contact by Greg (the main helper at The Kebun) I knew that this stay was going to be great! We were greeted at the airport by a smiling and already helpful Greg. He took us back to The Kebun and just gave us the rundown of Kuching and what to see/avoid. Once we arrived we were presented with our longhouse (which was incredible!!), a car and a GPS system. Seriously so much thought has gone into this place by Adrian (the owner). It is perfectly manicured, but still gives that jungle feel. A GPS loaded with all the sights and hidden places is a fantastic way to give travellers the confidence to explore a bit further off the beaten trail.
The food was great too! I am a vegan and Adrian catered for me perfectly. We were staying with 'normal' eaters too and their food looked phenomenal! All local produce and different meals every day.
The beds in our longhouse were comfy and the mossie net was great. I did get bitten by mossies on the first night because I was stupid and forgot repellent. But a quick trip to the plaza and that issue was sorted. Adrian provides mossie coils for the rooms anyway.
The other staff are always smiling and seem to go out of their way to help. Adrian has definitely picked a great team and it just adds so much to the experience. The whole place leads itself to losing yourself in the jungle and relaxing. There are hammocks, a jetty, nature walks, local fruit plants, animals and so much to do at The Kebun.
All in all - The Kebun is perfect. Everything has been thought of and perfected, from the token things an accommodation needs, down to the tiny things that add so much to the experience. I can't recommend this place highly enough for anyone who wants something just a bit different from the usual hostel/hotel/resort stay whilst in Borneo.
- 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