Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
Bungalows and guesthouses on Otres are fairly similar to one another, but a few do distinguish themselves and are noted here. Cheap beds are the norm but it won't be too long before upscale resorts stake claim.
It's mushroom maniaOtres 1, Sihanoukville
T: (097) 712 4635, (078) 509 079;
Since opening at the end of 2011, Mushroom Point has become one of Sihanoukville’s hot spots, meaning that booking in advance is recommended even during low season. It actually has two locations, ... Read the full review of Mushroom Point.
Chic paradiseOtres 2 (the far end), Sihanoukville
T: (088) 901 7451;
Chic paradise is the best way to describe two-storey, white Tamu, the only boutique hotel on Sihanoukville’s Otres Two. In a league of its own compared with its neighbours, somehow they have ... Read the full review of Tamu Eat & Sleep Otres.
Beachside budget or splurgeOtres Beach 2, Sihanoukville
T: (034) 65 90 222;
Elephant Garden on Otres 2 is all about options. Rather than target a specific demographic, they offer a variety of room styles in the hopes of capturing everyone from young backpackers through to ... Read the full review of Elephant Garden.
Quaint and invitingOtres 1, Sihanoukville
T: (010) 359 725;
Papa Pippo is the last beachside restaurant and guesthouse on Otres 1, with nine bungalows from which you can step from your bed straight out to the soft sand outside. The fan-cooled, thatch-roofed ... Read the full review of Papa Pippo Bungalows, Bar and Restaurant.
Clean and quietOtres beach, access road across from the beach
T: (034) 699 9968;
For those suffering from an aversion to thatch, but still keen for a good deal, these clean, large rooms are done in a typical Khmer style — that is, simply, with remarkably shiny, slick tiled ... Read the full review of Otres Beach Guesthouse.
Go for the bungalowsOtres Beach, Sihanoukville
T: (034) 633 8484;
At Otres Orchid, skip the rooms and choose one of the romantic bungalows set in a lush tropical garden complete with ponds and wooden bridges instead — they’re charming and come with a very ... Read the full review of Otres Orchid.
A well isolated and secluded spotHeadland between Otres Beach and Ochheuteal beach
T: (011) 937 373;
Queens Hill Resort sits at the far end of Ochheuteal beach atop the headland and overlooking both Ochheuteal beach on one side and Otres beach on the other. Rooms are somewhat exposed, but large with ... Read the full review of Queen Hill Resort.
Eco-friendlyOtres 1 Beach, Sihanoukville
T: (034) 630 1100;
Off the beach, Done Right is a Swiss/Canadian joint venture that prides itself on doing things in a slightly boozy, but very eco kind of way. They used beer cans to build their bar, beer bottles to ... Read the full review of Done Right.
Serendipity Beach is the northern end of Ochheuteal beach and is home to many of the backpacker guesthouses and fancier beach bungalows. It is the most popular area to stay in Sihanoukville.
High-end bungalowsSerendipity Beach
T: (089) 933 318;
With just four brick bungalows, and another on the way, Above Us Only Sky provides a higher level of comfort than its neighbours. The bungalows, with terracotta-tiled floors (which means you won’t ... Read the full review of Above Us Only Sky.
A top pickSerendipity beach (next to Cloud 9)
T: (087) 555 887;
A highlight on Serendipity, The Cove’s wood and thatch bungalows on the hillside are tucked in between palm and banana trees providing a relaxed, jungly retreat. Each bungalow has a private balcony ... Read the full review of The Cove.
Tucked away in the treesSerendipity Beach
T: (098) 215 166;
Hidden away in the trees at the western end of the beach, Cloud 9 is still one of the better value spots on Serendipity. The wooden bungalows are built on stilts into a hill, thus some have amazing ... Read the full review of Cloud 9.USD 10 to 35 12 votes Flashpacker
Midrange boutiqueSerendipity Beach Rd
T: (012) 315 338;
Reef Resort is an oasis of calm nestled among the backpacker hangouts on Serendipity Beach Road. Air-conditioned boutique-style tiled rooms are well-appointed and extremely clean in a way that only ... Read the full review of Reef Resort.
Quirky and friendlySerendipity Beach Rd
T: (088) 7882 100;
Quirky and convenient, especially for island addicts, The Gypsies provides a warm welcome only metres away from the beaches and the ferry pier. With a six-bed dorm tucked away at the back of the ... Read the full review of The Gypsies .
Don’t judge a book (or hotel) by its coverSerendipity Beach Rd
T: (034) 938 888;
Despite the rather soulless exterior, Serendipity Beach Resort’s rooms are well tricked out, many with stunning views across the sea. It’s rather startling to step in to them from the empty, ... Read the full review of Serendipity Beach Resort.
Ochheuteal Beach has a selection of hotels along a couple of roads that run parallel to the beach. Nothing is more then a five-minute walk from the water. The free accommodation, when available, is at the eastern end of the beach.
Barely a foot out of placeOff Golden Lion Traffic Circle
T: (088) 849 0055;
Almost futuristic in its conception, it’s hard to imagine that One Stop Hostel is a hostel of any kind. Spotlessly clean white hallways surround a small, emerald pool, and lead to ... Read the full review of The One Stop Hostel.
A little havenSerendipity Beach Rd
T: (034) 933 586;
This place feels different from the moment you step into the bar/reception area, and then it just keeps getting better and better as it opens up to reveal a large, sprawling guesthouse with rooms ... Read the full review of Chochi Garden.
The answer to most of your questions14 Mithona St
T: (017) 678 218;
Anytime you ask a question in Sihanoukville, the answer always seems to be Coolabah. Whether you want to know where to get a good meal around Serendipity, where to find good, comfortable ... Read the full review of Coolabah Hotel.
Small but beautifully conceivedSerendipity Beach Road
T: (086) 283 151;
There’s a Mediterranean feel to this small, brand new guesthouse where spotlessly clean, well-decked out rooms offer fantastic value for money. The spacious, air-con rooms are simply decorated but ... Read the full review of Tired Gecko.
Backpacker heavenSerendipity Beach Road
T: (012) 490 290;
Monkey Republic is a high energy hostel whose lively bar is usually packed with guests and those in search of good food, fantastic music and an atmosphere that could tip over into a party anytime. ... Read the full review of Monkey Republic.
True resort feel in Sihanoukville23 Tola St (two blocks off Ochheuteal Beach)
T: (034) 933 634;
With a genuine resort feel, despite being a 10-minute walk away from the beach, Beach Club Resort is a friendly, attractive place with comfortable rooms arranged around a wide pool where elegant ... Read the full review of Beach Club Resort.
A good family option1 Kakda St
T: (034) 502 6999;
So new we could still smell the paint when we visited, Johnson Beach Hotel is a little bit lacking in character but has great rooms for families on the move. The hotel interior is decorated in the ... Read the full review of Johnson Beach Hotel.
Unexpected glamour23 Tola St
T: (034) 933 658;
Part of the trend towards more upmarket hotels in Sihanoukville catering to couples, families and other visitors who want to combine comfort with travel, OC Hotel is not for the budget-conscious ... Read the full review of OC Hotel.
Dependable valueFar end of Occheuteal beach, Sihanoukville
T: (034) 933 449;
Many travellers miss out on spotting Makara Bungalows thanks to its location, tucked down at the far end of Occheuteal beach, and its lack of advertising. It might be priced a touch above your ... Read the full review of Makara Bungalows.
Great locationSerendipity Beach Road
T: (034) 934 845;
The name may sound so laidback it sounds like an Aussie barbecue pit, but when you walk in the front of Mick & Craig’s you’ll notice that, yes, those are linen table cloths on the tables. And ... Read the full review of Mick & Craig’s Guesthouse.
Good poolside value23 Tola St
T: (034) 933 639;
Orchidee’s rooms span a sizeable budget spectrum. Their least expensive rooms are on the small side but still have en suite bathrooms, air-con and a small, sheltered terrace. As prices increase, ... Read the full review of Orchidee Guest House.USD 10 to 35 3 votes Flashpacker
Sokha beach is home to just two resorts, the flash Sokha Beach Resort and the smaller Malibu Bungalows. Both are fine choices.
Great beachside bungalowsSokha Beach
T: (012) 733 334;
Up a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it dirt road at the bottom of the hill on 2 Thnou Street, this boutique resort has been built in two stages, with some lovely bungalows stretching between the road and ... Read the full review of Malibu Bungalows.
First and only five-star resort in SihanoukvilleSokha Beach
T: (034) 935 999; F: (034) 935 888
This sprawling resort was the first five-star option available in Sihanoukville. Its style is definitely oriented more towards the Asian market, with a rather soulless and ostentatious lobby not ... Read the full review of Sokha Beach Resort.Over USD 150 2 votes Luxury
Currently there are just a few places to stay here, though that seems to be changing with the reopening of the flashy Independence Hotel.
A sight to beholdIndependence Beach
T: (034) 934 300; F: (034) 933 660
The renovated Independence is strikingly situated on the bluff above Independence Beach and is a sight to behold. Much of the original architecture was maintained throughout construction giving the ... Read the full review of The Independence Hotel.Over USD 150 1 vote Luxury
Sihanoukville's version of Khao San Rd has a bunch of cheap guesthouses atop the hill; the better options are halfway down towards the beach.
Excellent optionVictory Hill, Sihanoukville
T: (089) 261 241;
Quaint and cosy, Rose Villa Bed and Breakfast is a great spot to avoid the hustle and bustle found in many Cambodian guesthouses. If you are looking to meet fellow travellers then this isn’t the ... Read the full review of Rose Villa Bed and Breakfast.
Elegant but relaxedPhun 3, Mitapheap, Sangkat 3, Victory Beach, Sihanoukville
T: (034) 934 429;
The Harbor Lights Palace Hotel sits half way down the slope from Victory Hill to Victory Beach, making it a good choice if you want to be close to Victory Hill’s bar scene at night but within ... Read the full review of Harbor Lights Palace Hotel.
Good optionVictory Hill
T: (012) 670 818;
With pleasant sea views, close proximity to night life and a friendly staff, Mealy Chenda Guesthouse is one of the better options on Sihanoukville’s Victory Hill. A fair number of room types and ... Read the full review of Mealy Chenda Guesthouse.Under USD 10 4 votes Backpacker
Passable bungalows, better buildingVictory Hill
T: (012) 489 377;
Set at the base of Victory Hill, the original A-frame bungalows now sit in the shadow of a nondescript building that opened back in 2006. Though the bungalows have charm, the rooms in the building ... Read the full review of Sakal Bungalows.Under USD 10 2 votes Backpacker
There is no accommodation right on Victory Beach, but there are a couple of hotels across the road from it.
T: (077) 996 590;
A hotel attached to a casino isn’t normally the kind of place we would recommend, but the Victory Beach Hotel is an exception. Credit for the hotel’s popularity with non-gambling types has to go ... Read the full review of Victory Beach Hotel.
The guesthouses and hotels in Sihanoukville town are mostly in the centre of town and while there's a broad range of options, overall the beaches are better value.
Sleep with a clear conscienceOu Pram St
T: (034) 934 078;
A little out of the way with no surrounding attractions, but all the quieter for that compared to almost anywhere in Sihanoukville, Don Bosco Hotel is a hospitality training school providing ... Read the full review of Don Bosco Hotel School.
A strong playerBorei Kayaker Street
T: (097) 947 74311;
For something a little bit different, Fitness Resort is a small distance out of town, but offers a huge range of options for sports and fitness enthusiasts. A group of bamboo chalets built to a very ... Read the full review of Fitness Resort.
Feels like homeSopheakmongol St, Sihanoukville town
T: (034) 630 6161;
When the bus station in downtown Sihanoukville was knocked down to make way for a commercial complex, many of the guesthouses in the surrounding area fell on hard times. Some closed and others ... Read the full review of The Small Hotel.
A good budget optionSihanoukville town
T: (012) 495 825;
Geckozy Guesthouse is a rundown but comfortable option in Sihanoukville town. They are opening a new French restaurant in late 2011, but the large common area is great for lounging and swapping ... Read the full review of Geckozy Guesthouse.Under USD 10 4 votes Backpacker
T: (077) 524 275; F: (034) 939 222
You know you’re on the way to some place special when you reach the hilltop road that leads to Sihanoukville’s Pagoda Rocks Boutique Resort. The air becomes fragrant and trees provide shade for ... Read the full review of Pagoda Rocks Boutique Resort.
Friendly Italian hospitalityReam, past the airport
T: (097) 727 4510;
Ream Beach Guesthouse is neither fancy to look at nor to stay in, with nine rooms that are on the dark and gloomy side and all bar one without hot water. However, somehow it redeems itself with its ... Read the full review of Ream Beach Guesthouse.
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