Sea Breeze Guest House
What we say:
This large, two-storey hotel is the only budget place on Independence beach, boasting quite large and very clean rooms. They are simply decorated in a popular Khmer style — shiny tiles everywhere and brightly coloured bedding — and many have ocean views. All rooms have en suite hot water bathrooms and air-con, and the entire hotel boasts free WiFi. It's a good choice if you want to spend most of your time on Independence Beach, but it is a bit isolated. Special rates for long-term stays.
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Contact details:Independence Beach. T: (034) 934 205
Email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Dbl air-con private b'room||25 USD||25 USD||$40 with two beds|
|Family room||30 USD||30 USD||Upto $40|
Added to Travelfish on: 15th August, 2004
Last visited or updated on: 15th March, 2011
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Rated 5 out of 5
Based on 1 ratings and 1 reviews
Most Unique in Sihanoukville
The Sea Breeze hotel is a uniquely positioned guest house 50 meters from one of the quieter beaches in sihanoukville. You wont find fat guys in g strings (thongs), with small khmer girls, or obstreperous, offensive drunk people with wide druggy eyes and horrid doof doof music along the beach. It's a quite beach for people who like to relax and not be bothered by hawkers who want to sell their crip crap, goad you into bad massages, pull your leg hair out with cotton thread, give you questionable manicures or sell you prawns that have been in the sun all day long. If you like that sort of stuff, go somewhere else (and get your Hep A and B shots before you go). I have stayed at the Seabreeze a few times over the past 3 years, and previously, when booking twin and double rooms around Asia and getting small boxes with tiny beds, I was initially quite stunned with the size of the rooms that were available. The rooms are LARGE, with huge beds, and one person, a few friends, or couple could live in one the bigger rooms quite easily without wanting to kill each other I have visited in both high and low seasons and in the high season, the hotel is full of interesting people, who regale you with vivid tales all evening long. In the low season, it's just more laid back. The last time I stayed, I started off in a $25 dollar room, but moved to a $35 dollar room when joined by friends. Between 3 of us we thought it was more than a bargain for what we were getting. The staff are an absolute delight and actually understand the concept of hospitality. They can arrange you any travel destination you want to visit either around the area, a boat trip to the islands, or book you bus tickets, and or a taxi for your return to Phnom Penh or the airport. They can also organize you a DECENT massage… not always the case here. ''no problem'' is one of their favorite sayings. Let me warn you, it isn't a new fandangled high concept art guest house, but a warm, friendly, cosy one with a family orientated atmosphere, where I lost total track of time, because it just didn't seem to matter anymore. The water pressure isn't great, but it is hot, the bathrooms aren't modern-modern, but are clean, and are kind of a like a sanctuary after being in beach huts on thai islands with no hot water at all. The hotel is Khmer architecture, extremely roomy yet with some odd interior decorating choices, but I have been told the rooms are being refurbished room by room. The new owners Robby and Lulu, who have taken over in the last year are really pleasant hosts (especially compared to the previous owners), and between them and the staff the hotel runs extremely efficiently. The best thing about being a bit isolated from the town (where there really isn't much to do anyways) is the FREE WIFI. I can't live comfortably without wifi. If you have a USB stick, they also have a large selection of movies they can offer you, because the english movie channels on cable start to repeat themselves after a while. And they offer a large library of books as well. The rooms have cable TV, good air conditioners, fridges, soap, toothbrushes and combs. The restaurant has really good western and khmer food, they sell A grade Australian beef dishes, plus specials on any given day. They also sell alcomahol. And for desert, Lulu's mousse is to die for. I don't usually write such long reviews about hotels or guest houses, but this is probably one of my favorites so far, just because you can actually relax and have a REAL holiday. I have been there a few times, and the improvement since the new owners took over is 1000% better. Extended gardens, relaxing atmosphere, comfier seating, and much more thought has gone into the interior decoration. Instead of an Alsatian dog, there are now 3 endearing Shitzus, who laze about in the sun all day long. I found all Their staff spoke excellent English, and were really helpful if I needed anything done. I plan on returning as soon as humanly possible, Especially since I have seen the spectacular improvement, in only one year.
Sea Breeze Guest House reviewed by Natachathetraveler (Total reviews: 1) on
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