What we say:
Many travellers miss out on spotting Makara Bungalows due 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 average budget backpacker guesthouse, but it’s worth the extra few dollars.
Rooms are located around a picturesque central pool area. Not only is this one of the cheapest places in Sihanoukville with a pool, but it’s also within easy walking distance of the beach. The guesthouse grounds have a soothing feel to them and if you’re looking for a respite from your backpacking travels, you could easily wind up spending your whole day lounging around the pool ordering daiquiris and mojitos from the bar. The pool isn’t chlorinated, so you don’t have to worry about any nasty chemicals while going for a dip either.
Rooms are immaculate and well furnished with a TV, refrigerator, in-room safe, desk, chair and mirror. All rooms also have hot water, cable TV and included WiFi. The matching linens are clean and high quality and, along with the dark curtains and comfy mattress, should ensure you a restful sleep. You have a choice of single rooms (US$25) or a double with two beds (US$35.) As with most places around town, their prices drop a bit during the slow season and you can get rooms then for US$20 and $US30 respectively.
Makara also offers a number of added services such as free beach mats for their hotel guests, laundry service, scooter rentals, and internet services with complimentary computers. If you ask at the reception area, they will arrange tours and bus travel tickets with a hotel pick up for you. They also have a large parking area patrolled by security at night, so no worries if you are bringing your own vehicle.
It’s just a two-minute moto ride to the busier areas of Occheatuel beach and the Golden Lions roundabout, which makes it an ideal spot if you like to party, but prefer your sleeping accommodation to be in a calm and quiet locale. Overall Makara represents good value for what’s on offer.
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Contact details:Far end of Occheuteal beach, Sihanoukville. T: (034) 933 449, (012) 495 888
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What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Standard - Single||20 USD||25 USD|
|Standard - Double||30 USD||35 USD|
Added to Travelfish on: 26th June, 2014
Last visited or updated on: 25th March, 2015
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Far end of Occheuteal beach, Sihanoukville.
T: (034) 933 449, (012) 495 888
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