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Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2013

Accessible only by small shallow hulled boats it's amazing what Lars and Liza have achieved, building their home in the jungle and creating a unique experience for guests. While you need to be fairly able bodied to get there, I don't think you need to be fit to enjoy it. I went on a jungle trek with Lars which I...

1Thank Salty_C_D0gg
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 June 2013

We can only agree with all of the previous reviews. Lars and Liza have created a magical place to stay in the middle of the jungle. If you would like to experience the real Borneo, whilst having the privilege of staying with hosts who are not only knowledgeable and hospitable, but delightful people, then this is a must for you....

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 8 April 2013

We planned our stay at Kurakura because of all the enthusiastic reviews from previous. What we know now is that all the previous guests were absolutely right! We stayed for 3 nights of our 3 week trip to Malaysia, enough time for Lars & Liza to share with us the unique experience of living life inside the Bornean jungle. In...

Thank tliebregts
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Reviewed 21 March 2013

I have heard about this homestay for years and I have to say it exceeded my expectations. Lars and Lisa were the perfect hosts--the food was amazing, the setting beautiful and my mother LOVED the 'rainforest grocerystore walk' that taught her a lot about the jungle vegetables and resulted in our dinner for the evening. Perfect escape from the heat...

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Stockton Heath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2013 via mobile

Brilliant. Just back from a two day trip staying at Kurakura Homestay, a guesthouse in the upper Sarawak river - a tranquil jungle paradise surrounded by Borneo rainforest. This is a longhouse built by themselves four years ago. Lars (Norwegian), Liza (from Bidayuh tribe), their 3 year old daughter Froya (who we named "Macaque" during my visit), two wonderful cats...

2Thank Nextadventure33
Reviewed 1 February 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at Kura Kura, it was definately a highlight of our trip to Malaysia. We weren't sure what to expect because we didn't want to feel like we were imposing on someone's home, feel in the way or find the hosts overbearing! Our experience was far from this - Lars and Liza's hospitality is spot on....

2Thank SK74Bristol
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2013

Everything about Kurakura homestay exceeded our expectations. We were first greeted by Lars and taken to get a few supplies before a boat trip upriver to their home. Liza and Lars were welcoming and friendly and we had a great time with them. Liza's jungle shopping is a must do, and we loved going around the garden helping to pick...

3Thank Charlotte P
Kent, England
Reviewed 25 January 2013

With such a high level of fantastic commendations on TA it is incredible that Lars and Liza can exceed your expectations. From the moment Lars collected us at our Kuching hotel you knew you were in for a a wonderful experience. Our first one of these was visiting the market for provisions. Then onto the boats for the trip to...

1Thank zooma47
Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia
Reviewed 20 December 2012

Our family (children 8 and 6 years old) spent 3 wonderful days in a jungle with our hosts Lars, Liza and Fröya. It is difficult to find words for their place; they create something special to feel like it is your home too. There was no problem during our stay. Lars and Liza are trying to find your interests and...

5Thank bojanSG
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2012

It's hard to argue with the other TA reviews about Kurakura. There are probably lots of equally beautiful spots in Sarawak and plenty of other great value accommodation. But what makes this place really exceptional is the hospitality of Lars and Liza (and their gorgeous daughter Freya). In case the name isn't enough of a giveaway, it is their home...

1Thank Monkey-and-Sprite

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kurakura Jungle Homestay is a place to explore the wildlife surrounding and to escape from the city stress. You'll find us next to the Sarawak river, a paradise surrounded by the rainforest of Borneo. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kurakura Homestay

Address: Kampung Semadang | Q325 Jalan Kampung Semadang, Kuching 93250, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Kurakura Homestay Hotel Kuching
Kurakura Homestay Kuching, Sarawak
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“Book the three nights package instead of the two nights, to give you more time to enjoy what that place and the hosts have to offer.”
gabriel_quill, 15 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Only 4 rooms, all basic but good”
Lailaf62, 19 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Stay at least three nights!”
AldeCoole, 26 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Just be aware there is no a/c or fans in the rooms at night. It can also be quite noisy - the jungle never sleeps!!”
pumpkinIzmir, 23 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Remember the repellent thick socks and walking shoes”
sadiecool99, 22 Sep 2012 | Read review
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