This place was perfect. I don’t mean it was the most fancy or nicest hotel by any stretch. However, it was clean and comfortable and, most importantly, had a really relaxed vibe and ethos about it. The feel of it was a bit like a hotel you’d expect to find on a tropical island. Just a really pleasant escape from bustling Phnom Penh. And the environmental and ethical bent of the place is a big bonus as well.
Very nice hotel, spacious rooms, good airco and Wi-Fi and location relatively quiet in chaotic city. Nice warm showers and good breakfast (not included) in vegan restaurant downstairs. Free drinking water which they purify themselves. Perfect place to stay and highly recommended!
The rooms were very simple, spacious, clean and had all you needed. Staff were very helpful with booking taxi's, tuk tuks etc. The pool under the banyan tree was an oasis worth returning too after a morning's sight seeing. Would definitely stay here again.
My husband and I live in Phnom Penh with our two dogs and two cats. Sometime We'd like to have a staycation in a hotel, YK Art House is close to town center, very resonable price, and they treat pets so well! We have a great time in our apartment room!
Really enjoyed our stay here. Friendly team who run a pet friendly hotel. It’s in a quiet lane way and close to street 308 street /bassac lane which is full of great bars and restaurants and a hang out for expats. The 241 cocktails by the pool were great. The rooms are adequate and very quiet. Our room had a bath but we didn’t use it. There is a tuk tuk driver named Yim ( pronounced Jim) who is often out the front of the hotel whom I highly recommend- very honest and helpful. The hotel would do well to grab him as their recommended driver. Will definitely return.
On arrival staff was very nice and helpful. Rooms were basic, clean and large enough. The place is quite centrally located in a quiet side street. Reception chave to knock on the gate to get in if you come back late. Pool is a lot smaller than it appears on the pictures and looked a bit neglected. Didn't see anybody using it. It's veryloses at 8 or 9 pm. I.e. you poorly soundproofed as you could hear every conversation from the staircase in your room. They serve some breakfast as well. Though it all seems to be vegan.
The best thing about YK Art House isn't the vegan food (which is excellent), or the location (which is outstanding), but rather the spirit the places embodies given the warmth and graciousness of the staff, YK Art House manager (Irina), and the other guest house residents. YK Art House hosts art classes, community talks, and other events depending on the talents of the local community and the residents themselves. This is a cooperative, interactive space in which everyone is treated with respect, thoughtfulness, and courtesy. You can be a Muslim, Christian, Hindu, atheist or Jew and feel equally welcome. I love it when spaces in the community are able to reach this level of compassion and inclusivity. I stayed for several nights and enjoyed the restaurant food. The menu is 100% vegan and quite good for vegan food. The intention of serving vegan food honors the idea that all living things deserve respect and compassion. But this intention just doesn't apply to the restaurant menu. You can feel how all of the staff feel valued and respected, which isn't always the case in Phnom Penh or Southeast Asia. YK Art House manager Irina goes to great lengths to listen to her staff and the residents with compassion and an open mind. Because of her, this place is thriving and drawing in local art talent from the community to offer classes. When I arrived a local sculpture was having a clay modeling class and I literally got my hands dirty with warm clay and sculpted away. The Staff are professional, thoughtful and curious. They want to know you, talk and connect, and make sure your stay is a restful as possible. I befriend three of the staff during my short stay and hope to stay connected on Facebook for the months and years to come. The location of the YK Art House is excellent. A plethora of good restaurants of all types are walking distance. And the neighborhood feels very safe. If you need a place to stay in Phnom Penh, this is it.…
As I write this, someone nearby is playing Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" loudly on the street ... however I will try not let it get me down too much whilst writing this review. We stayed at the YK Art House when we briefly returned to Phnom Penh after touring Cambodia before flying into Vietnam. I was genuinely surprised by how clean, spacious, and friendly the hotel was. From the front desk to the cleaners, everyone was always willing to help or try to help if we had a question. Our room was beautifully prepared and clean. We had a very small leak in the ceiling corner from the bathroom above ours, but we reported it to the front desk and they arranged a maintenance visit for when we left. WiFi was not the best, but that’s the same across Cambodia to be honest. They are still a developing nation so I always laugh when people complain about a loss of signal or when the water supply slows or stops. As any Cambodian will happily explain; this is just the way things are right now as Cambodia continues to climb its way out of poverty. In 20 years I believe they will get there and deservedly so. I would stay at the YK Art House again. Lovely hotel. Lovely staff. Lots of space and located within the trendiest area in Phnom Penh, which I didn't know until after we'd booked. 😅 …
We stayed 2 nights, and it was the best place we stayed in PP. The rooms are large, quiet, housekeeping every day, and nice bathrooms. The staff are really friendly and helpful too. There's a lovely courtyard and pool area to relax and cool down in too. Very close to many restaurants and bars, but without bring able to hear them at night. Also have a great laundry service. Bring a flashlight for evenings- some of the streets can be a bit dark. Safe neighbourhood though
I had booked the guesthouse room over the phone after reading reviews from Trip Advisor. I reached Phnom Penh on 23-Nov which is a national holiday for the Water festival ceremony. I boarded a tuk-tuk (after bargaining the trip cost was decided to be $6.00) from the airport who left me close to the guesthouse as roads were blocked for security reasons. I walked following google maps to reach Y K Art House. The google maps helped me reach house 13 Z, while the hotel address is 13A. Basking in sunshine, I would have walked almost 3-4 km and on my way took help from police officers, locals, in trying to figure out my way to the guesthouse. Thereafter, I requested a street vendor to help me find the place. He called the guesthouse several times and used up $2.00 of my mobile. However, he was unable to figure out. Finally, I took help from another tuk-tuk driver. He was a local young guy and kindly assisted, he spoke to the guesthouse people again and finally, I did reach the hotel completely drenched in sweat. I paid the tuk-tuk guy another $1.00 and thanked him. So, in case if you are planning to book this guesthouse, kindly type Nostalgia bar, street 830 in google maps. The hotel is opposite to this bar and from here, it can be easily located. The guesthouse rooms are huge and spacious and well organized however please note that there is no lift. If you are traveling with luggage you will have to struggle and climb through the stairs. They do not allow outside shoes/sandals to be worn inside, they have a common place where one is supposed to leave before going to the room. This is a nice practice as outside shoes should not be allowed in the living area. However, they did not provide any room slippers, so one has to move in the room/toilet barefoot. The rooms do not provide basic facilities, like electric kettle, TV (for TV viewers), fridge etc. The internet connection was inconsistent and therefore difficult to use. Though they make it up by just charging $20 per night for a room. One can understand that these facilities are provided in hotels and cannot be expected in a guesthouse. They do have more expensive rooms for about $40 which is furnished like an apartment and has all the facilities in case if one plans to stay longer. Location is excellent as it is quite close to Aeon mall, that is, in case if you plan to stay for long. One need not hire tuk-tuk or bike to go to shops for petty things. A less than 10-minute walk helps you reach the mall and you get all the stuff. All the staff persons are all very cordial and cooperative. Overall one of the BEST places to stay while in Phnom Penh. I liked it so much that stayed again in this place during my next visit on 20-Feb-2019.…