Large bedroom with en-suite bathroom in large villa. Room is air conditioned and has wireless internet. We have daily maid service. The Touk Kork Market is right down the street and Western and Khmer restaurants nearby. You have the use of two fully equipped kitchens and a great rooftop terrace to relax after a long day sightseeing. There isn't any public transportation but Tut Tut drivers at the end of the street to take you to where ever you would want to go.
This is a quiet family style villa. Please be considerate of the other guests.
Cheryl was indeed waiting for us and very welcoming when we eventually arrived in the dark by tuk tuk having traveled all day from Dalat in Vietnam. The tuk tuk driver had great difficulty finding the place in the dark with the address as given but this is in part due to the craziest street and house numbering system which is Phnom Penh, the craziest system I have ever seen in my many years of travelling. The house security system was somewhat daunting especially when exiting and entering those large gates in the site picture as one has to manipulate a rather large and heavy yale type lock and key with one hand through a small metal hatch from the outside. I quickly became a Houdini expert. The room was large. light and airy with air conditioning and their are facilities in the house for other essentials. We had a very comfortable stay, Cheryl was easy to communicate with via airbnb site as required and she organised a very good and inexpensive tuk tuk driver for us to see the sights and take us to our very early bus for onwaed journey to Siem Reap. The area , locality itself is a bit daunting if arrival is by night and one has to locate food etc, feel uncertain but come daylight all is ok and it feels like a better safer area. We enjoyed our stay, thank you very much Cheryl but Phnom Penh is not a city I would linger long in.
First the nice things.
.The tenants of the building are fabulous people!
The cons: a mite too out of the way from the city center, and the tuk tuks take different routes back each time, which made us quite anxious a couple of times, particularly because of the near-total language barrier (we speak English).
The apartment was very nice and cozy - the area was silent and perfect for two nights in PP without any tourist-atmosphere. The possibility to cook for ourselves was great-you have a kitchen downstairs and another at the nice terrace on the roof! If you want to Drive from the Apartment to the City Centre-it was easy to find a Tuktukdriver for only 2USD - the way back could be more expensive because the area :)
We had a great time in Phnom Penh and part of it was due to the accommodation we stayed in. The room we stayed in was spacious, clean with an en-suite bathroom and we loved the heigh ceilings.
A big bonus is the roof terrace, where you can relax with a beer or a cup of tea. And if you want to do some cooking, you can do this in the kitchen downstairs or in the kitchen on the roof terrace.
We were also happy with the free supply of drinking water. You need to make sure you drink enough!
Cheryl herself is a lovely person and we were happy to meet her and have a chat.
As Tuol Kork is not exactly in the city centre, we rented two bicycles ($ 2 a day several places in the city centre) and used these to go the city centre and killing fields. Otherwise you can walk (not recommended) or take a tuktuk.
We booked this place based on the reviews and that happened to be a good choice. We would definitely recommend this place.
We had a short but nice stay at Cheryl's place. She was waiting for us on arrival and had her driver get some bottled water for the room,which is very nice when arriving from a long trip. We had to leave early the next morning and she managed this very well even though she wasn't on site. The drawback would be the darkness of the room, with a view on a wall. We found that the location was not a problem with all the tuktuk in the streets and for dinner we found a great BBQ place next door and loved it !
This room will work well for those that have a bit more time in Phnom Penh and want to spend some time away from the more touristy areas of the capital. The house is located on a quiet residential street with a large local market nearby. The area is also a hub for Cambodian BBQ restaurants. It's unlikely that you will see foreigners.
I personally liked the neighborhood. While I was there there was a 3 day wedding taking place next door. I was invited inside while I walked past and witnessed something fairly rare for short term visitors to the country to experience. I was also able to play checkers with a sweet old man in a small cafe and speak with a local music association down the street.
There were some small problems that occurred in the house while I was there (broken locks, e.g.), but Cheryl was attentive and quick to remedy them. She's best reached by phone.
The room is pretty basic, but it was clean. I received an entire 5 gallon container of water when I checked in, which was quite nice to have actually. I did wish the two windows permitted a view other than the walls of the neighboring buildings and allowed more light into it. But it just provides more incentive to walk or bike around and explore the area. There's also a kitchen available in the house if you want to do some basic cooking. There's a nice balcony, but I found that between the heat, noise, mosquitos, and lack of electricity, wifi, or company, it wasn't a place that I wanted to ever sit for too long.
Wifi in the room was excellent though. As was the AC.
So in the end, I would say that if you have only two days in the capital, this probably isn't the place for you because it's further away from all of the tourist sites than most accommodation options. However, if you have some more time and you want to explore an interesting little neighborhood away from the hubbub, this might work well for you.
We had a nice, short stay. There is a large supply of bottled water in the room, which is nice to have. A bit far from city center, but you can hire a motorbike or tuk-tuk for $2 - $3 USD to city center (one way). There are restaurants nearby and you can even have some street food for less than $1 USD. Fast and reliable WiFi! Thank you. :)
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