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Barry's den on the riverbank !

Private room

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1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Beautifully decorated 3 room flat with a romantic view over the river full of refreshing breeze. Spacious living room with comfortable sofas and TV set. Welcome to use the kitchen. Barry, the chef can give you advice on the best local cuisine.

The space

The flat is located on the riverbank and nicely decorated with traditional ornaments. You can enjoy the touch of Sarawak as you spend time here. Please note that the price is for each room and you may have to share the common space with other guests if there are any during your stay.

Guest access

You can go anywhere in town on foot. A few mins walk to the bus stop to Bako National Park and to the boat pier for a Malay Kampung on the other side of the river (the boat costs just 1MYR) . Within 10-15 mins walk, you will get the best baozi in town at 52 Jln. Padungan. 10-15 mins walk to the owner’s restaurant. There are also some good restaurants nearby for vegetarian Chinese and Indian food etc. If you are visiting in July or August, you will have a chance to visit the Kuching food festival in this neighborhood.

Interaction with guests

Depends on guests' request. The owner lives upstairs and will always be happy to initiate you into the real Sarawak culture.

Other things to note

Barry, the owner is a well-rounded hospitable Hakka Chinese descendant who really enjoys meeting people and looking after them. He is a Sarawakian chef, culinary instructor and a manager of the restaurant.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room


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House Rules

No drugs, smoking is allowed only in the limited area and please keep the place clean.



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Jeff User Profile
May 2017
It is decent place to stay and worth for the price if you don't mind walk a little distance.

Oliver User Profile
May 2017
Awesome! Great value, simple but very comfortable apartment. We went out for a few meals with Barry which was really nice, he picked th meals at local spots an th food every time was delicious. He is a cook at a local restaurant and the food there was delicious as well. He was really nice, friendly and easygoing. Helps with advice about things to do around kuching etc too. Would definitely recommend!!

Nabila User Profile
April 2017
It was great! Barry was a good and nice host, waiting for us in the rain to pass the key. His place was comfortable to stay, with basic facilities. Tidy and clean.

Devin User Profile
April 2017
Barry should be considered a superhost! We met him every morning and he took us to a different delicious breakfast place. We tried all the iconic Sarawak foods. His place is a quick 10 minute walk from downtown. The room is in a shared apartment overlooking the river. No other guests checked in and we had the entire place to ourselves. We would definitely stay here again.

Steve User Profile
April 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at Barry's place. It is quiet, airy, large, clean and rustic. And the value is unbeatable. We loved staying at his apartment. Amazing experience for us. It's only 1.5km to the old town, city center or about a 20 minute walk. Not bad at all. Around where Barry's place there are numerous great small Malaysia style cafes and family restaurants that serve inexpensive and delicious street food. It's a convenient location. And its easy to catch buses to go to places like Bako National Park or Kubah National Park. Finally, Barry is an amazing and generous person. After our trip, he is a friend. We enjoyed hanging out with him having breakfast, coffee and evening juices. He owns a seafood restaurant in ABC Food Centre. The restaurant serves really good, fresh seafood cooked with authenticity, honesty and passion. We really enjoyed our stay and am so glad and fortunate to have met Barry. When we come back to Kuching, we will definitely stay at his home. Thanks Barry.

Peter User Profile
March 2017
We loved our stay at Barry's place, ended up extending our stay over a week! Barry took us out to a food court for a great local feast on his day off. Very friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend!

Jon & Holly User Profile
March 2017
Barry was a fantastic host - easy to chat to, knows the area well and is more than happy to answer questions and give recommendations. He took us for a nice lunch on our 3rd day - he clearly enjoys spending time getting to know his guests, which is lovely. The room we stayed in was spacious and the bed was really comfortable. The living room is full of quirky, interesting items that Barry has collected and we enjoyed looking at these! The kitchen is pretty basic and needs a good clean, but the overall charm of the whole place makes up for it. We were also really lucky to have the whole apartment to ourselves as there were no other guests booked in, which made it excellent value. Overall, we would recommend staying at Barry's place.

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