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Balcony Guesthouse & Restaurant

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Kratie's saving grace
We broke our journey from Laos and stayed here for 2 nights. Andrew was an amusing and entertaining...

By EdSue

What we say: 4 stars

Of all the guesthouses in Kratie, Balcony is the most "backpackerish" with an excellent upstairs balcony that is ideal for the sunset and meeting other travellers while simultaneously serving up some solid Khmer and Western dishes. The rooms are large, with the upstairs river-view one being especially good value -- there's enough space they could fit in a table-tennis table. It could do with a coat of paint inside, but that's a minor problem. The real issue here is with the upstairs share bathroom, which has almost no water pressure and detracts from what is otherwise a good spot. Downstairs has a small information table and noticeboard and there is also a shared TV and DVD collection. Originally started by an Australian, he's apparently now busying himself with the related guesthouse in Banlung, while the Kratie option is looked after by Cambodian Pheak. The rates are great and this is better value than Star, but if you want a few more creature comforts, Heng Heng II may be a better option.


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Riverfront.  T: (016) 604 036 
Email them at: Balcony@y7mail.com
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dbl fan private b'room 8 USD 8 USD
Dbl fan share b'room 5 USD 5 USD

Added to Travelfish on: 18th August, 2009
Last visited or updated on: 19th September, 2013

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Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton and he spends most of his time in Bali, Indonesia.
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Balcony Guesthouse & Restaurant
Riverfront. 
T: (016) 604 036 
Balcony@y7mail.com
http://www.balconyguesthouse.net/

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Kratie's saving grace
By EdSue, 21 March 2011
4.0  stars

Great place
By appro, 28 June 2010
5.0  stars

good value
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4.0  stars

Cool vibe - fantastic value!
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