The BEAUTIFUL property is a short bike ride from the temples and downtown Siem Reap. You can borrow a bike from the house, it was included with our accommodations, in my case, as was breakfast. A friend and I stayed in the larger of the room options and it accommodates 3 people comfortably: 1 queen size bed +1 single and is equipped with 2 standing fans. (no air conditioning). The bathroom is rather comfortable in size and kept very clean.
Thomas was very helpful in answering all of our questions and helping us schedule TukTuks when necessary. The TukTuks arranged by him are only about a dollar or two pricier than the ones you can haggle down on the street but you get the added service of having them pick you up at your doorstep, they know exactly where the homestay is, they are very trust worthy and punctual so all in all it's really worth extra buck(the most I paid was about 12$ for a few multi stop errands the TukTuk driver accompanied me to do in town for a few hours). Channa (Thomas's wife) is super sweet and a great cook, you can ask to have her cook you dinner or lunch for an additional charge, the meals provided by her are also pretty comparable in price to things you will find in town.
Overall, I HIGHLY recommend this place. I personally love children and pets so I was not bothered by laughing and playing children and the occasional crying baby at all, in fact I found it to be quite nice to interact with them. The 2 little girls and the 8month baby boy were an absolute delight, however, I would say keep that in mind if you are thinking of booking here. It is a family home an they have young children so if that isn't your cup of tea you may want to rethink it.
...But if you don't mind a little giggling in the background then you will surely enjoy your stay at Channa's :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come and stay with us in our Angkor home and get to know the family. We live inside the Angkor Archaeological Park in lush, pristine surroundings, within walking distance to Angkor Wat and only a ten minutes drive from downtown Siem Reap. We're offering homestay accommodation for visitors to the temples of Angkor and to anyone else who is coming to our hometown whether for business, leisure or to volunteer at one of the numerous humanitarian organizations (NGOs) in the area. Families with smaller children are welcome. Artists and scientists who come here for work will find us very responsive to their needs too. We have a large guest room 4x6m with shared bathroom close by and offer delicious Cambodian/western home cooking at competitive prices. We also have a studio/basic backpacker accommodation for rent. ... more less
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