About this listing
Stay at this new guest house while traveling through Phnom Penh. This absolutely lovely place is owned by a Cambodian non-profit organization that runs Seametrey Children's Village, a Montessori nursery/day care center and a primary school next door. It enables children of underprivileged Cambodian families to get quality education which at the same time is strongly rooted in Khmer culture.
The school policy is social and cultural integration. Parents pay according to their income. Because of the fee structure, the school is partially self-sustainable. The guest house is a way to generate revenues to help sustain, improve and develop the school. Presently only Khmer teachers are paid. Foreign staff are unpaid volunteers. They come for short term, usually one to three months which is a bit unsettling for the children. It is hoped that with the revenues from the guest house the school will be able to offer a more stable teaching environment for the children.
The 3-story guest house was built in 2006 and is located on a quiet street in Phnom Penh's residential neighborhood Tonle Bassac. It consists of seven tastefully decorated guest rooms.The decoration is culturally inspired yet modern and comfortable. Each room is air-conditioned and has its own bathroom. Hot water is from direct solar heating. The guest house has a homely atmosphere. There is a large lounge with a snooker table and flat screen TV on the second floor. On the ground floor, there is a painting gallery, internet facilities, a cafe, a ping pong table and a swimming pool. For children, painting and clay play with or without the pottery wheel is available. There is a also an ox cart on display and a weaving loom with a weaver at work on certain days. A multi service desk is at your disposal to respond to your needs from sightseeings to mundane concerns like having a dress made or fixed.
By staying at this guest house, you help offer underprivileged families a quality education for their children and thus help them break the vicious cycle of poverty. If you wish, you can visit the school's facilities next door and meet the children there. You'll learn more about the Seametrey NGO that was founded 15 years ago and the school that has been running in its 8th year by visiting the school web site at www.se(URL HIDDEN)
Mrs. Muoy You, the founder and director of both the school and the guest house, will be happy to show you around and answer your questions.
Feel good and do good by staying at this guest house, and enjoy a truly unique, unforgettable experience!
Prices are $35 for a double bedroom, $45 for a triple bedroom and $55 for a 4-bed suite (continental breakfast is included in the room rate). Please check the calendar or contact us for availabilities.
The swimming pool and ground floor gallery and computer facilities are available to the children at the school next door from 10 am to 2pm. After 4pm, there is a Khmer dance practice at the gallery area for 45mn. For the children's protection, no pictures of the children are allowed.
The private paintings on display are not to be photographed either.