Lovely small family guesthouse in the heart of a Khmer district located 2km from the downtown. You will be staying in a wooden house dating from 1985. Maximum 3 people can sleep in this room. Bike and drinking water in self-service. French Breakfast is 4$ per person (bread, homemade jam, butter, fruits from my garden or my neighbours and tea or coffee.
“I stayed one night in Anelyse’s wooden flatlet as I was passing through Battambang. Despite only passing through, Anelyse made me feel values and welcome in her property. The room itself is just wonderful. Spacious and comfortable, with everything I needed including a ceiling fan and Wifi. Anelyse also provides a number of very nice little extr touches, like free water bottle refills and even a fridge to chill them in. Also a range of canned drinks for a nominal cost, so you can have a cold beer on arrival without having to hunt one down. Overall, if you are looking for a more authentic Cambodian living experience and want to soak up the atmosphere, then you will not do better than this.”
Suon Santiphumi is an social enterprise based on Agriculture and Community based tourism. Ox aims are to promote organic vegetables and create jobs opportunities through ox cart tour and farm stay. Enjoy farm stay through the beautiful site of Phnom Sampov area. Discover a path of our historic homes whilst taking the trip through organic farm, Ancient stone sites, Rice field, palm leaf hat making, seeing local women make Nom Banhchok (Khmer Noodle), and seeing amazing site at the bat cave.
“Staying at this farmstay exceeded my expectations. Sowath picked me and my dad up from Battambang and drove us to a cafe that he manages in Banan. There, he laid out the agenda for what to expect over the day. I didn’t expect to be briefed but he and his assistant, Vanra, put us at ease for what we knew was going to be an unconventional stay. After a respite at the cafe, Sowath and Vanra gave us a tour of the local farming community. We got to see rural residents create traditional rice noodles from scratch. We were, then, invited to have a few helpings of delicious homemade nom banh chok. We also got to see a fisherman netting a sizable fish from a pond while other farmers tended to their crop of green onions. Sowath helped me ask a local elderly woman about her hat-making craft and life in this region. In the late afternoon, we made our way to Phnom Sampeu to watch the bats fly out of the infamous killing caves. Finally, Sowath drove us through a rough and muddy road to our remote farmstay, which is essentially a bungalow constructed in the Cambodian tradition (with modern steel support). Vanra helped setup the bed and mosquito net. Before the team let us go, Sowath prepared a dinner of rice, chicken and various vegetables in the other bungalow. He told us that construction was still ongoing. He gave thoughtful responses to my questions about his mission and other topics. Overall, a spirited and enjoyable dinner conversation. Overnight, we slept to the serene symphony of geckos, toads and birds. A security guard hired by Sowath laid nearby in his hammock in the other bungalow and reassured our sense of safety. We slept well and awoke to a beautiful sunrise. If you’re like us, you probably wonder what life is like for most Cambodians who live in the countryside. This farmstay allowed us to take a peak into the lives of the people doing the most humble and earthbound jobs in the country. I was grateful to bear witness to the humility and kindness of these Cambodians. And I thank Sowath and Vanra for allowing us this opportunity. I hope that many others will get to enjoy this experience as much as we did and learn about the soul of Cambodia. I hope to return again someday soon.”
The house is a welcoming place located in a nice quiet neighborhood 2 km from town. Friendly and caring family that makes you feel like home. Don't miss the cooking class!
“If you stay at the Mony Homestay you will meet the most wonderful, warm and hospitable family, who make you feel very welcome. The room I stayed in was very clean and spacious with a comfortable bed, fridge, desk and air con. The food they provide is of a high quality and flavoursome. You can walk into Battambang and I also took an enjoyable tour with Monys husband in his comfortable tuk tuk to some of the local places. I would recommend this Homestay if you are going to visit Battambang Thank you to all the family who made my stay so enjoyable!”