About the Homestay
My name is Kim and I live in Chrey Village with my wife and 3 children. I am a tuk tuk driver so I can easily pick you up from the airport (no charge) and take you to see Angkor Wat and any other places.
Our village is quiet, very safe and 9km out of Siem Reap city with a big lake close by for swimming. You can walk or take our bicycles and see a real Cambodian village and local people. You can also use our scooter.
We have a private room for you in a modern building with a queen size bed, desk, cupboard, and a private bathroom with shower and bathtub. (We can host up to 4 people - 2 private rooms, each with a queen bed, bathroom shared.)
My wife is a great cook and provides delicous breakfast, lunch and dinner (all included). Around our garden we have many mango trees, banana, orange, grapefruit and jackfruit which you can take as you like, and they provide cool shade for a hammock, which we have many.
I also provide free English school to the children in our village in the afternoons between 3.30pm-7.00pm. Most families living in the villages cannot pay for school so we provide all classes and materials we can to our students for free. You are very welcome to meet our students and help teach our English class if you would like, it would be our pleasure!
The price we ask for your private room and bathroom (all meals included) goes to growing and building our school so we can take on more students and provide a better life for the children in our village.
We would like to give you the real Cambodian experience!
My name is Ashleigh (Australia). I stayed with Kim Heak and his family for 2 months in April & May 2017 teaching English, fundraising for his school, sightseeing and experiencing Khmer New Year and the Khmer wedding season. It was an amazing experience! The family are so welcoming and the food is amazing. I got to see and do many things I would have otherwise not had the chance to experience and I am so grateful. Kim Heak is a good man with a kind heart and he’s knows everyone in the village so if there is something you want to experience, he will know a way to do it. Sunset from a boat on the lake, to a traditional Cambodian party, and all in between. I recommend this place, this family and this school for the greatest way to see Cambodia.
- Bikes for use
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our home is located in Chrey Village 7km from Siem Reap City. Our village is very safe and quiet with many trees, a river and a big lake called West Baray for swimming. We have our own local markets with food, fresh fruit and vegetables and anything else you may need.
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Diet Type available on request
- Lactose Intolerant
- Nut Allergies
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Thank you Kim for an amazing stay. We are grateful for being able to stay with you and your family. Kim went out of his way for us, driving us to and from the city centre and to the temples and always treated us so kindly. Thank you for everything Kim.
C'est un lieu légèrement reculé de Siem Reap, de ce fait, vous êtes totalement dépendant de Kim Heak.
Dès que l'on évoque d'autres options (scooter, vélo...), on sent son agacement.
Les prix pratiqués sont au dessus de la moyenne mais il explique qu'une part de ses revenus revient à son école.
Nous étions du vendredi au dimanche, nous n'avons pas vu d'enfants.
Nous pensons donc avoir fait notre bonne action.
Au delà de ça, les chambres sont très correctes, les repas très bons et vous avez des vélos pour vous balader aux alentours (ne comptez pas aller à Siem Reap au vu de la distance et de la qualité des vélos).
Petit bonus : mangues à volonté à récupérer vous même sur l'arbre (pas d'autres fruits).
A noter des frais supplémentaires : clim 10 dollars de plus par nuit, trajet dans la ville entre 4 dollars l'aller.
Fantastic homestay, highly recommended.
Kimheap immediately makes you feel at home, giving you a tour of his place, before allowing you to settle in and relax.
We had a clean and comfortable room, with a fan and Kim has recently installed aircon in our room too!
Kimheak took us to get out temple ticket, then took us around all the temples, you can follow his itinerary or ask him where to go. It was great having Kim guide us around, giving us time to relax and removing any stress and wasted time.
Breakfast and dinner were delicious provided, much made using produce Kim has grown himself.
You can see the kids in Kims school and his own kids are adorable.
Kim has real ambitions to help the local village children so it was great to stay with him and contribute to his efforts.
Kim and his family were incredible hosts.
They were very friendly and our daughters became friends !
The school he has for his community is wonderful, the kids are so smart and dedicated to their studies
The food was delicious every morning and his wife was a great cook of traditional Khmer food.
The bathroom and area for the homestay is private but large.
I would suggest a stand alone fan or small air conditioning unit as the room can getting quite hot over night.
What a wonderful place and stay!
We have been a bit disappointed by our stay at Kim’s place. First of all, the description of the room we booked stated that it included AC. We were really surprised at our arrival when we were told that it would be 100$USD more for the week... (it’s 40 degrees all day long, you will need that AC).
Second, Kim charges 20-25$ a day for the tuk-tuk drive to Angkor Wat, which is almost the double of the price you would pay normally (it’s supposed to be around 12-15$ a day max). This came with free water but nothing else worth the price, and there was no possibility of having a better deal with him. We knew that this homestay would cost us more than usual because we are paying to help a family and Kim’s school project, but the problem is that we don’t know exactly where is going all the money we gave him. Kids didn’t even have proper pencils and books to write in, which is something we thought would be a basic after paying Kim 184$USD for only 5 days (2 persons).
However, food was really good and affordable! Possibility of eating vegetarian and vegan. Also, the laundry and the water were free. We had a priviledged access to a beautiful local and rural village, we even had the chance to join Kim to two Cambodgian celebrations. We will defenitely keep a pleasant memory of that part.
Mr. Kim was a very nice host and I'm happy I chose to stay at his place.
Vere nice and helpful people. I had a happy holiday in this place.
Our family of four (kids 10 and 7) stayed with Kim Heak and his family for 6 nights. We really enjoyed our stay. Kim was very attentive to our requirements, always ensuring that we had everything we needed, whether it was drinking water, fresh fruit or help with coordinating our daily activities. The bungalow that we stayed in was very clean and comfortable. We ate breakfast and dinner there most days, prepared by Kim’s wife and the food was delicious (we felt bad that we often couldn’t finish it all). Kim’s children were great fun and observing the English school in action each night was a real joy. The homestay is obviously out to Siem Reap, about a 20-minute ($5 - $10) tuk tuk ride away, which means you are slightly isolated, but that was no surprise and was just what we wanted. Certainly enabled us to get a better feel of rural life around Siem Reap! We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this homestay! Thanks Kim and family for your warm hospitality.
J'ai passé dix nuits chez Kim et je garderai à jamais ce séjour dans mon cœur.
Kim est le meilleurs des guides et avec son aide précieuse , il facilitera vos démarches et sera une aide technique hors du commun pour sortir des sentiers battus.
Kim et sa femme sont à l'écoute de vos attentes et feront de leurs mieux pour vous satisfaire.
Le sourire légendaire des cambodgiens existe dans la maison de Kim.
J'appelle tout les touristes solidaires à venir aider Kim et son école gratuite.
La cause et la défense des enfants est en lui une vocation principale. Apporter une éducation scolaire anglaise gratuite aux jeunes et très jeunes enfants est profondément ancré en lui.
Quelle spectacle merveilleux assis sur ma terrasse de contempler sa maison , son jardin, les fruits ,les animaux ....
Kim est aussi un chauffeur de tuk-tuk prévoyant qui vous emmènera en toute sécurité sur les sites touristiques Angkor Watt, Kulen Montain, et le superbe village sur lac de Tonlé sap.
Location de vélo pour aller au lac de Wast Baray, magnifique endroit pour se détendre .Et aussi découvrir le marché cambodgien avec ses épices , ses jus de canne express, ses plats à emporter et à déguster sur place.L'eau est bonne et on peut se baigner.
Les repas remplis d'exotisme et de saveur préparés avec amour par sa femme sont absolument de la vrai nourriture khmer.
Je recommande vivement l’accueil et les chambres sont de très bonne qualité .
Staying at Kim's homestay was one of the best decisions I made. They always made me feel like a part of their family. Not too far from the city center but not too close either, Kim's homestay is an ideal location for travellers who want to stay outside the busy areas and experience the true Cambodian lifestyles. I woke up every morning with the sound of chickens calling (so much better than an alarm clock!) , was served wonderful breakfast, then Kim drove me around in his Tuk Tuk around Siem Reap. Some nights I had dinner with the whole family and everyone was so happy that I could join them! Kim also runs a free English school in Chrey village and watching the kids receive the much-needed education and playing around in their free time is heartwarming. You can play with the kids, volunteer and teach them English and also help them buy books if you like :) A wonderful way to support the local community!
Kim is an amazing host who not only showed me the best of siem reap but also accommodated for my all of my requests. He is super friendly and helps you plan your entire trip. For anyone visiting Siem Reap, Kim's homestay is the perfect place to truly understand the Cambodian lifestyle and experience Khmer hospitality.
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