We spent two nights at Sam and Anelyse's house and did a one-day tour with Sam in December 2011. The whole stay was the nicest part of our trip. The house is located in a nice residential area of Battambang. The room and the bathrooms are clean. Sam and Anelyse made the stay wonderful. They treated us like we are friends. They provided banana on the dining tables. We enjoyed dinner from the market together. The food is really great. In the morning, we sat outside around a cozy table to enjoy the great breakfast, which includes bread, homemade jam and fresh fruits.
The trip was very special. We spent one day with Sam and the other two families. We visited the rural area on both tuk-tuk and motorcycle. We visited several traditional makers, such as, rice paper, boat makers, mushroom farmer, etc. We also saw rice fields and great view over the fields in the area. The whole trip is non-touristic (although we are still tourists :P). The people we met on the trip were very friendly. It's very nice to have the opportunity to experience the real rural Cambodia. Highly recommended.
When we arrived Battambang, Sam and Anelyse sent a tuk-tuk to pick us up from the bus station. The tuk-tuk also took us to the boat that we were taking to Siem Reap.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have two houses on stilts traditional. The first house is on papyrus and has a double bed. The second house is wooden and it has two bedrooms with a common living room. ... more less