Otres 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 build their walls and Bombay Sapphire bottles in their bathroom walls. The main feature is the "geodomes" that line the perimeter of the garden: igloo-like constructions that wouldn’t look out of place on Tatooine, with windows and clear perspex roof lights. Inside, the bedroom greets you first, while an interior wall curves around to the hot-water bathroom. There are also dorms, and single and double rooms with share bathrooms, which are slightly sketchy affairs, in keeping with many others along here, but stand out because of what they’re attached to, namely the bar downstairs. The bar is wide and open-fronted, giving straight out on to the garden. There is a clubby, collegiate feel here, and evening gatherings come thick and hard. Out of respect for their neighbours though, they try to make sure these are decamped to Blame Canada further down the beach by about 10:00. The bar serves up a full menu of Khmer and Western dishes, and also boasts a brand-new Nintendo Wii, as well as a pool table. The vibe here is super-relaxed and, like most places along Otres, very friendly. There is a lounge area in the middle of the garden with rattan sofa and chairs, as well as a pool table. They've also constructed a small outdoor gym with a lot of free weights, benches, including sit up benches, a kick bag and yoga mats. At the time of writing, there were yoga classes every day at 07:00 and 16:30 ($5), which were very popular so get there early to secure your place. Recommended.
By Nicky Sullivan
Last updated on 16th May, 2015.