About the Homestay
My name is Pheaktra Ponlok, originally I was born in Siem Reap Province, and I am married. At present time we are living and working in Chreav village, Sangkat Chreav, Siem Reap-Cambodia. I am a local kindergarten teacher, I teach kids age from 3-6 years, they are cute! I am running my homestay on my own now after my director left because he is too busy with the Information Center for Community (ICC), and beside working as a kindergarten teacher I am also a local tour guide in my village, I like both tourism and education work, therefore I have set up this Homestay work, and I am very much opened to the world communication, and I am ready to share my Khmer Culture with all kinds of guests who come to stay at our house.
Thank you very much for putting your consideration on choosing our Homestay Chreav to serve you.
I believe staying with us, you are not only knowing the area of Siem Reap, but you also know better about our Cambodian culture as well.
With My best regards,
- Bikes for use
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
It is located only 200 m from ICC Association and Chreav Police Post and as such is only 6km or a 15 minute bike ride from the city centre.
Sala Lodge road, it is about 3 Km southeast of Pub-street, Salakamreuk village, Salakamreuk commune, Siem Reap-Cambodia.
By staying in the home stay you don’t only support the family but also have a positive economic impact on the whole village.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Horse Stables
- Bus Stop
Please note that only a light breakfast is included in the room rate. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
Diet Type available on request
We can see at homestay
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
The homestay experience was exactly what we were looking for and more. We were hoping that by staying in a small village we could get a better taste of Khmer culture - Pheaktra's family & home environment provided exactly that! On the first morning we woke up to the welcoming sounds of Cambodian music being played by one of the neighbors. We were told that there would be wedding later that day! Pheaktra already had our breakfast ready and we ate outside with her family who greeted and welcomed us with warm smiles.
On our final day we didn't have anything planned so Pheaktra invited us to help out at the school where she works. Her class size had been doubled because another school teacher was out sick that day. We spent the morning teaching English and singing songs with 3 & 4 year olds who were as cute as can be. So much fun!
The village looks as you would expect... fields, cows, roosters, dogs & schools, with locals zipping by on their motorcycles. If you opt to venture out their are some stores, a market, and some local grub spots within a kilometer or so. The best part is that it is only 10 minutes from downtown & Pub Street. Beware though that for the locals, this is very far. We ventured off on our own once (Pheaktra was always more than happy to arrange a tuk tuk for us but we wanted to walk into town to better enjoy the scenery). Catching a tuk tuk back was easy enough but our driver was really tripping out that it was "so far" and kept saying that he couldn't believe we were in the "countryside". He was very nice but we ended up giving him more money in the end because he was so panicked he probably wouldn't have taken us had he known where we were staying -- really, it was only a 10 minute ride but apparently the city-slickers of Siem Reap don't get out much. Had I known, I would have called Pheaktra to arrange our usual driver to pick us up as he was very kind, always on-time.
All in all, Pheaktra and her family made the trip so much fun and we are so glad we chose to stay with them versus some of the fancy-pants hotels out there so that we could experience the real culture of Cambodia! The accommodations are modest and clean, our room was basically two beds & one table (nothing else) and the shared shower was warm.
Together these guys are not only providing hospitality to all visiting guests but show the goodness of their country and their culture and brought up. You do not need to be rich, highly educated nor religious to have a kind heart. This homestay have all these quality, they change their service without complains to support their best comfort for our stay. Hope progress, money, etc will not corrupt their homestay service. Thump UP !!!
Really enjoyed my Homestay, and will book here again later! Phaektra is a very busy women, but on her days off from work, she showed me the ricefields, sat and talked with me in the evening, and even gave me a gift before i left! Her brother is especiallly good at making traditional breakfasts, and works as a chef in town during daytime. Their rooms were nice, had a good price, and the enviroment around was very rural and nice. If you would like to be in the tourist centre all day this is not the place for you. The homestay is an authentic village experience with a great welcoming family.
My two daughters and I had a great stay in Pheaktras homestay. My daughter was very interested in seeing the local school, so Pheaktra took us to see the school, where she works. She also organized a trip in an ox cart for us and took us to a nice place near a lake, where we had dinner. Pheaktra also cooked for us. The whole family was very accommodating. From the village it's easy to go Siem Riep and Angkor Wat by tuk tuk and Pheaktra was very helpful calling the tuk tuk driver, whenever we needed it. We enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you Pheaktra :-)
I had such a wonderful time staying at this homestay. Although the accommodations are simple, Phaektra was such a lovely host. She cooked me a delicious meal my first night and I ate on the porch among her luscious garden. The next day, she and her sweet daughter took me on a tour around their village: through the local market, rice fields, on a boat ride on Tonle Sap and to lunch at a traditional Khmer restaurant. Staying at this homestay was a perfect escape from busy and touristy Siem Reap, although it is super easy to get to the city whenever desired. Thank you for such a wonderful stay!
1) Once after booking, Pheaktra response quick and kept contact. very good.
2) As air-con is important, we made sure it was before booking. But when we arrived, there wasn't. Hopefully, Pheaktra's teacher (Dara) arranged us to his hostel.
3) As the date is election day and Pheaktra had to do work from night till day. Even we stayed in her homestay, we couldn't see her. This was the most pity one. If she said it before, it would be good.
4) Dara is still helpful. But because we started with a poor impression at the beginning, something it is ok.
I enjoyed my stay at Pheaktra's home. She was very accommodating and helpful. She assisted me with my tour activities in Siem Reap. If you want a place that is quiet and relaxing, Homestay Chreav it is! Thank you Pheaktra and family! You made my stay in Siem Reap memorable. :)
No llegamos a quedarnos, se encontraba algo apartada del centro de la ciudad y la fecha en la que llegamos hacia mucho calor y no había aire acondicionado, seguro que en otra época del año resulta mucho mas cómoda. Un saludo.
Friendly, down to earth caring family. Would have loved to stay longer except for the weather which was very hot. If it was cooler wold jhave extended our stay. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed playing with the chicks/pig. I enjoyed sharing my culinary skills with the host. God bless them.
Awesome place to stay to get out of the tourist trap that is the town of Siem Reap. I went out to stay with Pheaktra primarily for seeing the public school that she teaches at and it has definitely been one of the highlights of my trip so far. Family was super nice and the food was great, would recommend to any one.