A really nice guesthouse, which is annexed to the adjacent school that the guesthouse supports. Our room was gorgeous, clean and comfortable, with whisper-quiet air conditioning (essential in Phnom Penh at any time of the year).
Downstairs is a beautiful, shady courtyard area with lush greenery which contains a small, but very enjoyable pool, sometimes used for swimming lessons for the school kids for an hour or two during the day. The "Four Ladies' Kitchen" is staffed by very friendly ladies, who deliver a simple but filling breakfast each morning to tables in the courtyard, and you can order tasty meals there throughout the day. The kids from the school also sell crepes to the public at 3:00 each afternoon.
It's lovely just to sit out there with a beer (available for US$1 per can from the courtyard fridge), and take in the serenity, in this quiet little pocket of Phnom Penh. The only disturbance might be the occasional yapping of the manager's little dog.
The guesthouse is a comfortable 20 minute walk to the centre of the city (especially early on, before the heat kicks in), but if you prefer, there is nearly always a tuk tuk parked outside, which will take you anywhere in the city for $2-3. They'll also take you anywhere else you want to go. A round trip to the Genocide Museum, then to the Killing Fields, returning to You Khin House, cost $15. They wait for you at both places - you can take as long as you like.
Overall, this place had a wonderful, friendly and relaxing atmosphere - highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to You Khin House, your very special hideaway while traveling through Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. After a day exploring this bustling city you can retreat to an oasis of tranquility and friendliness . You’ll enjoy our secluded setting,clean new accommodation and amenities such as swimming pool, art gallery, snooker, bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- You Khin House Hotel Phnom Penh