We arrived in Kuching with nothing but the clothes we stood in as our luggage had not come off our plane from Mumbai, feeling pretty stressed and exhausted. From the moment Adrian and his family picked us up from the airport we were amazed at how friendly and welcoming everyone at The Kebun were. We stayed in "The Little Cabin", which had everything we needed and was surprisingly comfortable for something that apparently is a converted chicken shed! You can see just from walking around the farm how hard the staff work to make the place what it is and so I must say to anyone that is looking for a luxurious, everything on hand hotel break that this may not be the place for you. Make sure you read the website fully and understand what the place is, it would be really unfair after all the hard work these guys put in to get people complaining because it's not a 4 star hotel. Adrian even went and got our luggage for us when it finally arrived and Jeanette was so helpful, getting up early to see us off when we were heading out at 6:30am, making sure we had everything we needed. Laila is an amazing cook and was so accommodating - preparing our meals to work around our schedule. If you're looking for a real adventure, an authentic stay with incredible people, amazing home cooked food, and the huge advantage of use of a car then look no further.
- 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