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Reviewed 6 January 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Dina and Rob. Communication to book was initially difficult however when we arrived, we clearly understood the reason why; phone signals are poor and electricity is only available for certain hours during the evening. Dina and Rob are a fantastic couple happy to share tales of living in Mulu and Malaysia. We thoroughly enjoyed breakfast and some evening meals but Dina also treated us to some other delights which were completely alien to us but delicious. We were one of only 2 couples saying at the homestay. While the accommodation is basic, the price reflects this, both Dina and Rob know the market that they are attracting and do not claim to be anything else. We opted for a private bathroom however we also used the toilets available to other guests. Yes this is a separate building all 5 paces from the main house to the back. We enjoyed fussing the family’s well behaved feline friends in the morning out front. The location is a 10minute walk from the airport ( head right after exiting the airport and the homestay is on the left before the turning/sign to walk to the National Park). The Park was a further 10minutes walk from the homestay. We opted to arrange our tours as this was cheaper than with Robert only for the fact that we needed 4 people as a minimum. We had a mixed bag of local guides and would have preferred to use Robert as we would discuss what we had done that day and he was far more informative.

Date of stay: November 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Stewandbex
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

I stayed for 3 days in the homestay. The homestay is basic, but there you pay for. The meals for dinner were amazing, the breakfast was excellent (pancakes with eggs, local food with bread and always fruit). Robert and Dina were so nice,friendly, lovely and they know alot from the park. Amazing and chill vibe near the Mulung rainforest.

Date of stay: November 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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2  Thank Ben V
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

We travelled already to many countries and slept in many hostels and homestays, but this beautiful place beats all others.
The moment we arrived Robert and Dina where so friendly. We felt very welcome. Robert is already more then 24 years a guide and give you lots of information about hiking, local tribes, ... He speaks amazingly good English and I had beautiful chats till late in de evening.

They can organise also the tours in the parc and for the same prices. They will offer you tea and snacks, what the parc doesn't provide. You get also more time to ask questions etc.

My wife and me are both vegetarians and we can't eat wheat. It is amazing how Dina made everyday healthy meals in a vegetarians and glutenfree way. She made even pancakes with rice flour instead of wheatflour.

For my bday she also made a wheat free cake.

She learnt us the traditional local dance, we sang karaoke, ...

So no words can describe the beautiful atmosfere during or 7 days in D'Cave Homestay.

Important note: if you want to make a reservation please call them! There is a very bad internetconnection in Mulu.

Michaël - Yirka (Belgium)

Date of stay: October 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Stuerke
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

We stayed at D'Cave Homestay for 4 nights (ensuite private room) and our stay was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Borneo. The hosts, Robert & Dina are extremely friendly and caring! Yes, it is possible to stay in Mulu without paying a fortune at the Marriot or park HQ!

Spend your nights at Dina & Robert's homestay and support the locals. Dina prepares wonderful food every night upon request (very cheap). We also loved the tasty pancakes for breakfast. The place is located a 10mins walk to the park entrance. Also a 10mins walk from the airport.

The place is clean, bed was comfortable. We really felt at home at this remote location thanks to Robert & Dina's hospitality! Robert, who is a former park guide, also offers private tours to the park (same price as the park, highly recommended!). He took us to the Deer & Lang cave. His knowledge about the park is endless. We really loved doing this with a local instead of joining the large tours offered by the park.

We booked our stay through Whatsapp by contacting following number:
+60 11 1508 5990
Their active e-mail address is: dcavehomestay@gmail.com

Highly recommended!

Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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3  Thank janvbel
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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

I had read the reviews before hand and was pleasantly surprised to find the complete opposite to the negative reviews! I am a Eurasian from Sarawak and England; travelling the world and found the homestay to be welcoming and just what I needed. Dina cooked some of the best food I had in the whole of Mulu and their warmness has been somewhat un-matchable - this has been in stark contrast to many a homestay I've been to. Even if you choose to not stay here, feel free to ask Dina to cook you up some local grub - it's affordable and truly delicious! Thank you for such a great stay Dina and Robert 😄

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled solo
Thank JackL3634
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