Jasmine Lodge Guesthouse is run by the ever-smiling Mr. Kunn and his extended family. The guesthouse is conveniently located in Siem Reap, within a 5-minute walk of the Presidential Palace and a 15-minute drive from Angkor Wat.
The guest rooms have en-suite bathrooms equipped with hot showers, air conditioning facilities, fan and cable TV. The roof top restaurant is an ideal spot to relax, enjoy sociable conversations with likeminded travelers, and indulge in ice-cold beverages and succulent Khmer and western style cuisine.
Jasmine Lodge Guesthouse is popular with budget travellers long-term volunteers and a great source of information.
Jasmine Lodge opened in 2003 after Mr. Kunn and Jasmine got married together. Today they run the guesthouse business in a friendly, personal, local, family way with big broad smiles and a warm welcome to all their guests.
This accommodation provider has taken action to address one or more issues (whether environmental, social or cultural) which will contribute positively to the long term viability of the destination and hence their site displays a Caring for the destination rating.
Main area of focus in Caring for the Destination:
Local employment and community projects
Detailed description of the Caring for the Destination Initiative:
Mr. Kunn and his Jasmine staff encourage guests to see more of Siem Reap than just the temples. A selection of information is available and guided tours to several charitable organizations can be arranged for guests that want to experience more.
Donation baskets are also available for guests who end up with a heavy backpack. Clothes, books, pens and pencils are distributed to schools and villages in and around Siem Reap and guests are welcome to come along on these trips.
Jasmine Lodge's latest initiative is a school and activity centre situated in Mr. Kunn's grandfather's house in his home village, Sampov Lourn. The village is located in Kralanh District, approximately 54 kilometers outside of Siem Reap and has seen relatively few of the impacts of tourism.
For more information and secure online donations, please visit My Grandfather's House project page.