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 (email 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.
What an amazing and friendly place to call home for the one night we spent in Phnom Penh. We did not have a chance to visit the school next door but we were glad to help this great cause by staying at the guesthouse. It is on a quiet street and overall a great place to unwind at the end of the day. A handy tip before visiting is to familiarize yourself with the location of the guesthouse on (website hidden) Streetview. I was able to provide accurate directions to the tuk-tuk driver because of this as the street to turn on could be easily missed if you are not paying attention.
Muoy and the staff are wonderful and made our stay great. The breakfasts were a hearty amount of food, and the room was comfortable with ample A/C. The house is on the edge of being walkable to the Royal Palace if you're brave enough to cross through traffic on the large boulevard. This was a beautiful and comfortable place for a first time visit to Phnom Penh.
Muoy's guesthouse was a great way to end our trip to Cambodia, both Muoy and her staff were friendly, approachable and made us feel like part of the family.
Nice hôtel down Phnom-Penh, well located and very well organized. Rooms are cosy and the shower original. Breakfast is good and copious. And lot of very nice people always ready to share relevant information. Place I will come back.
Muoy and all staffs were great and kind. It is only 10 minutes away from the palaces or markets that may cost you around 2 dollars one way. The house itself was interesting and had all like a pool (swimming), traditional instruments, pool (pocketball) etc. Muoy also suggested to go the school that she supports (or runs), which would be an excellent local experience, but we couldn't make it.
The accommodations were very nice. Had dinner one night made by the four ladies kitchen, which was convenient and enjoyable. Good access to the riverfront. They set us up with very knowledgable guide. Room was spacious with good AC.
Thank you for your comment. English speaking people are young and educated. We would like to give a chance to ladies and girls who don't have a chance. We try to leave an English speaking on duty but it is not always possible for different reasons. It's hard to reconcile all aspects. Thank you for your understanding.
Had a great stay in You Khin House. It's the perfect choice after a long and tiring day of travelling and drinking around Phnom Penh. It got an artistic ambience all over the place which is very interesting, too.
The only problem I had is that the Tuk tuk we got didn't know where it is despite showing the address but then again, that's partyl my fault for not printscreening the map so make sure to save it on your phone!
Other than that, the place was lovely. Recommending this to all my friends when they visit Phnom Penh.
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I am from Cambodia but have lived in France, Sudan, Ivory Coast, Qatar, Belgium and London. I am a French teacher by trade but passionate in education in general. My goal in opening the guesthouse is to support the school I have founded to provide quality education to Khmer children. I have four grown up children, have been a widow for nearly three years now. My late husband, You Khin, was an artist and an architect. He designed the guesthouse you are going to stay in. That's why it has a unique feel and charm. Welcome to You Khin House!