Photo: Beach scenes at Otres Beach.

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Serendipity Beach

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.


Serendipity Beach, Ochheuteal
US$35 to 75
Above Us Only Sky
Midrange - US$35 to 75
Serendipity Beach, Ochheuteal
T: (088) 426 8030

Above Us Only Sky, with just five bungalows arranged on the hillside above the rocks of Serendipity looking across the bay to Ochheuteal, is perhaps the pick of this clutch of small, low-key resorts. We can’t decide whether these Serendipity operations represent either a good compromise or rather fall between two stools as you’re neither in town nor on a tranquil island. The “beach” is... Read our full review of Above Us Only Sky .

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Serendipity Beach, Ochheuteal
US$10 to 35
Cloud 9
Flashpacker - US$10 to 35
Serendipity Beach, Ochheuteal
T: (098) 215 166

On the hillside, just past Above Us Only Sky and almost hidden in the trees at the far western end of Serendipity, you’ll find Cloud 9’s well-designed and attractive chalets. The sturdy wooden bungalows are built atop high stilts on the hillside and afford excellent ocean views from comfy balconies slung with hammocks. The interiors are well-maintained in a rustic style with plenty of... Read our full review of Cloud 9.

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Ochheuteal Beach

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.


Preah Lunhei Phumin St, far end of Ochheuteal Beach Rd, Ochheuteal
US$10 to 35
Makara Bungalows
Flashpacker - US$10 to 35
Preah Lunhei Phumin St, far end of Ochheuteal Beach Rd, Ochheuteal
T: (034) 933 449

Many travellers miss out on Makara Bungalows due to its location—tucked away at the far end of Ochheuteal beach—but this cute little, low-key resort operation is well worth seeking out. Although we’d be hard pushed to recall any objectionable Sihanoukville hotel staff, (hello Independence Hotel security), Makara’s crew were exceptionally friendly and even after just a five-minute cup... Read our full review of Makara Bungalows.

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Off Golden Lion Roundabout, Ochheuteal
Under US$10
Onederz Hostel
Backpacker - Under US$10
Off Golden Lion Roundabout, Ochheuteal
T: (034) 93 433

The very smartly designed—almost faultless—and superbly-organised Onederz Hostel ought to provide the blueprint for any budget hostel. Spotlessly clean white hallways surround a small pool and lead to beautifully laid out and well-appointed dorms and bathrooms. ###14236 Though tiny, Onederz Hostel is all so neatly and scrupulously arranged you feel the place may have been designed by a... Read our full review of Onederz Hostel .

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Serendipity Beach Rd, Ochheuteal
US$10 to 35
Chochi Garden
Flashpacker - US$10 to 35
Serendipity Beach Rd, Ochheuteal
T: (096) 274 7674

Chochi Garden feels special from the moment you step into the cosy and cute bar and reception area. From there it gets better as it opens up to reveal a large and sprawling but attractively designed guesthouse with rooms arranged around a pretty courtyard and garden. ###14232 Chochi Garden opened in mid-2014 after being taken over by an Italian/Japanese couple who met while living in Delhi.... Read our full review of Chochi Garden.

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Serendipity Beach Road, Ochheuteal
US$10 to 35
Mick & Craig’s Guesthouse
Flashpacker - US$10 to 35
Serendipity Beach Road, Ochheuteal
T: (017) 322 912

Another long-running and popular budget spot on Serendipity Beach Road, Mick and Craig’s Guesthouse also comes with a great attached restaurant along with the town’s best second-hand bookshop, Casablanca. The guesthouse is situated next door to Monkey Republic, a convenient position roughly midway between the Golden Lion traffic circle and the junction with Mithona Road leading down to... Read our full review of Mick & Craig’s Guesthouse.

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Serendipity Beach Rd, Ochheuteal
US$35 to 75
Serendipity Beach Resort
Midrange - US$35 to 75
Serendipity Beach Rd, Ochheuteal
T: (034) 938 888

Serendipity Beach Resort isn’t on the beach and nor is it a resort but it is a rather good classic style, mid-range hotel with very reasonable room rates. In fact the rates are surprisingly good as while the exterior is bog-standard, Southeast Asian-style concrete block and the vast but pretty vacant lobby also fails to raise expectations, the rooms themselves are well-appointed,... Read our full review of Serendipity Beach Resort.

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23 Tola St, 2 blocks back from Ochheuteal Beach, Ochheuteal
US$10 to 35
Beach Club Resort
Flashpacker - US$10 to 35
23 Tola St, 2 blocks back from Ochheuteal Beach, Ochheuteal
T: (034) 933 634

With a spacious tiled courtyard providing a setting for shaded seating under straw parasols and a large pool lined with loungers, Beach Club Resort has done its level best to recreate a beach club kind of look. Beach Club is basically a mini-hotel rather than any sort of club and does have a distinct lack of actual beach with the delights of Ochheuteal being a 5 to 10-minute walk away but the... Read our full review of Beach Club Resort.

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Serendipity Beach Road, Ochheuteal
Under US$10
Monkey Republic
Backpacker - Under US$10
Serendipity Beach Road, Ochheuteal
T: (012) 490 290

A justifiably popular backpacker choice the Monkey Republic hostel comes with a lively bar, good music, an above average restaurant and several options for budget accommodation. The main building, looking onto the central section of Serendipity Beach Road, houses their spacious cafe downstairs and a chill-out, seating area above. It’s built in a very pleasing neo-colonial style with a... Read our full review of Monkey Republic.

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Otres 1 Beach

At the northern end of Otres Beach, this stretch of sand is armed with a long row of beachside guesthouses and bars with a young, vibrant hippy feel to it. More mid-range, and upmarket, places are opening up, but it is still possible to score a dorm room for as little as $4, while the upper level resorts also offer amazing value for money.


Beach Rd, Otres 1
US$10 to 35
Otres Lodge
Flashpacker - US$10 to 35
Beach Rd, Otres 1
T: (070) 857 391

Otres Lodge is a fine flashpacker selection with an attractive pool and well-designed chalets in a garden setting plus a convenient mid-Otres location. The Lodge put in mind a more upmarket version of Otres Orchid just down the beach, with chalets aligned in a well-tended garden and a wood and straw-roofed reception and restaurant out front. ###14284 The smart pool area could grace a... Read our full review of Otres Lodge.

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Otres 1, Sihanoukville
US$10 to 35
Papa Pippo Bungalows, Bar and Restaurant
Flashpacker - US$10 to 35
Otres 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 and clapboard-walled bungalows are rustic or romantic depending on your point of view, and each has a small terrace out front where you can enjoy your own outdoor space. French doors open straight out,... Read our full review of Papa Pippo Bungalows, Bar and Restaurant.

Beach Rd, Otres 1
Under US$10
Wish You Were Here
Backpacker - Under US$10
Beach Rd, Otres 1
T: (097) 241 5884

We’d propose Wish You Were Here be submitted for UNESCO World Heritage status as a cultural site of historical significance as in many ways it’s a perfect example of late 20th-century backpacker architecture. That’s not a criticism; it’s a well-run and good value spot—just a bit retro. Ochheuteal’s Onederz represents the new style, ultra-organised budget hostel while an... Read our full review of Wish You Were Here.

Beach Rd, Otres 1
US$35 to 75
Good Times Resort
Midrange - US$35 to 75
Beach Rd, Otres 1
T: (060) 852 456

Good Times Resort is an excellent, mid-range chalet resort in the central section of Otres 1 and with neighbouring Sahaa Beach Resort undergoing a full makeover, we’d assume this stretch of beachside is considered safe from redevelopment for now. In fact, we only came across Good Time as we couldn’t update long standing fave next door, Sahaa, as it was closed due to construction work.... Read our full review of Good Times Resort.

Beach Rd, Otres 1
US$10 to 35
Mushroom Point
Flashpacker - US$10 to 35
Beach Rd, Otres 1
T: (097) 712 4635

Mushroom Point has an eclectic collection of offerings including a pleasant beachside bar and restaurant, several rundown mushroom shaped beach huts, much nicer and seriously quirky chalets across the road along with dorms, a second cafe and an upstairs chill-out area. The quirky chalets are set across the road, arranged randomly around a very cute garden. The tiny round bungalows with... Read our full review of Mushroom Point.

Beach Rd, Otres 1
US$10 to 35
Otres Orchid
Flashpacker - US$10 to 35
Beach Rd, Otres 1
T: (034) 633 8484

Otres Orchid successfully covers the budget to flashpacker range with a choice of rooms or chalets in a pleasant garden setting and a good location on one of the prettier sections of Otres 1 directly opposite the ocean. Orchid announces its rustic style with an old wooden ox cart out front followed by a spacious deck cafe area liberally strewn with—surprise, surprise—lots of orchids. The... Read our full review of Otres Orchid.

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Otres 2 Beach

On the southern tip of the strand this the more mature end of Otres beach, even more laid back, but also more refined than its northern sibling. Impressive high-end hotels mix in with some really decent mid-range boutiques, all with access to the gorgeous, white, tree-lined sands.


Beach Rd, Otres 2
US$75 to 150
Tamu Cambodia Hotel
Toprange - US$75 to 150
Beach Rd, Otres 2
T: (088) 901 7451

At present classy Tamu is the top of the range in little Otres 2 and successfully manages to combine a laid-back beach vibe with chic mid-range hotel facilities. As with other resorts and hotels along this short strip, the main hotel building is set in the block on the land side of beach road with a separate restaurant and cafe across the lane directly on the beach. There’s a rear entrance... Read our full review of Tamu Cambodia Hotel.

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Beach Rd, Otres 2
US$75 to 150
The Secret Garden
Toprange - US$75 to 150
Beach Rd, Otres 2
T: (097) 649 5131

There are several very similar looking mid-range resorts down this end of Otres but the picturesque Secret Garden breaks the mould with their peanut shaped pool and individual chalets along paved paths winding through an attractive and lush jungly garden. Beige/yellow chalets come with traditional style thatch roofs and balconies furnished with bamboo or rattan tables and chairs. Interiors... Read our full review of The Secret Garden.

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Beach Rd, Otres 2
Under US$10
Footprints
Backpacker - Under US$10
Beach Rd, Otres 2
T: (097) 262 1598

Footprints is about the last backpacker joint left on Otres 2 these days but fortunately, it is a good one with efficient helpful staff, an excellent cafe and a range of accommodation choices from dormitory through to private bungalows. We guess they’ve had to up their game to cling onto their spot but they appear to have been very successful and Footprints is another address where you’ll... Read our full review of Footprints.

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Otres riverside

A little enclave tucked in behind Otres Village, Otres Riverside is so laid-back it makes Otres beach look positively frenetic. As concerns grow that many of the beachside businesses may be shut down by authorities, development in this area is growing as many seek to ensure their Plan B is in place, just in case.


Otres Riverside, Otres Village
Under US$10
Hacienda
Backpacker - Under US$10
Otres Riverside, Otres Village
T: (070) 814 643

Charming Hacienda with its delightful waterfront location in Otres Riverside, ticks all the budget boxes for us; well-organised, a friendly and convivial atmosphere, unbeatable value for money and a seriously cute garden setting. Boutique may well be a grossly overused term these days—both by marketing departments and reviewers, (yes we’re sometimes guilty too)—but we reckon this... Read our full review of Hacienda.

Otres Riverside, Otres Village
US$10 to 35
Mama Clare’s
Flashpacker - US$10 to 35
Otres Riverside, Otres Village
T: (070) 256 940

One of the longest standing accommodation options in Otres Riverside the quirky and highly unusual Mama Clare’s advertises itself as a, “Socially responsible, rustic resort”. We’ll take her word about the first part and we’ve heard good things, but we can definitely guarantee the second. Certain sections of this imposing but precarious-looking construction were propped up a bit but... Read our full review of Mama Clare’s.

Otres Riverside, Otres Village
US$10 to 35
Otres Jungle Bungalows
Flashpacker - US$10 to 35
Otres Riverside, Otres Village
T: (071) 773 6844

Otres Jungle Bungalows is another delightful address in the “low-key, chalet in a seriously cute garden” range in the rapidly expanding Otres Riverside area. This Italian-owned establishment is actually just off the main lane that loops through from the village so not immediately obvious but well worth seeking out for the excellent value for money accommodation on offer. The choice is... Read our full review of Otres Jungle Bungalows.

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Sokha Beach

Sokha beach is home to just two options; the vast Sokha Beach Resort and the smaller Malibu Bungalows on the rocks at the southern end. The former is basically an upmarket holiday camp complete with casino and coach loads of tourists while the latter is cute but with a new owner.


On the rocks at the southern end of Sokha Beach, Sihanoukville
US$35 to 75
Malibu Bungalows
Midrange - US$35 to 75
On the rocks at the southern end of Sokha Beach, Sihanoukville
T: (071) 861 6888

Malibu Bungalow’s cute chalets have been around for a while, perched in their prime spot atop the rocky headland at the southern end of Sokha Beach, but as it had just come under new ownership and management when we last visited our review is admittedly on the provisional side. The rocky promontory divides Serendipity from Sokha and while a footpath links to the latter the main entrance and... Read our full review of Malibu Bungalows.

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Sihanoukville town

While most foreign travellers opt to stay on the beaches, Sihanoukville town and its immediate surrounds offers a rather eclectic selection of accommodation; some of which is quite good.


Beside Wat Leu, Sihanoukville Town
US$35 to 75
Pagoda Rocks Boutique Resort
Midrange - US$35 to 75
Beside Wat Leu, Sihanoukville Town
T: (034) 939 111

Well-appointed and smartly designed wooden chalets set amid granite boulders and lush forest with only monks and monkeys for neighbours means Pagoda Rocks really does fit the cliché ‘oasis’. Staying at Pagoda Rocks means you wouldn’t know you were in Sihanoukville anymore—and that’s a plus, not a minus by the way—and we’re not sure whether to describe the resort as isolated or... Read our full review of Pagoda Rocks Boutique Resort.

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Ou-Pram St, Sihanoukville Town
US$35 to 75
Don Bosco Hotel School
Midrange - US$35 to 75
Ou-Pram St, Sihanoukville Town
T: (016) 919 834

Despite initial appearances, the Don Bosco Hotel School is both a training school for disadvantaged young locals and a fully functioning and very comfortable 3-star hotel—it represents both a great deal for visitors and a worthy scheme for Sihanoukville. The Don Bosco Hotel is located in the sprawling grounds of the school of the same name in a walled compound off Omui, (aka Ou-Pram)... Read our full review of Don Bosco Hotel School.

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Sopheak Monkol St, Sihanoukville Town
US$10 to 35
The Small Hotel
Flashpacker - US$10 to 35
Sopheak Monkol St, Sihanoukville Town
T: (034) 630 6161

The Small Hotel is well organised, cosy, centrally located and offers clean and well-appointed rooms at very good prices. There are increasingly few hotels and guesthouses left in the downtown and Victory Hill areas of Sihanoukville these days. If we’ve understood correctly a minimum 30-room accompanying hotel is a pre-requisite for obtaining a casino license so ready-made, mid-size hotels... Read our full review of The Small Hotel.

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Independence Beach

As at late 2017, the famous Independence Hotel, built on the rocky, forest-clad promontory at the far northern end of the beach was the only option for a bed, but there was a lot of major construction work going on the central and southern stretches of the beach meaning the hotel will shortly be joined by a series of mega casino/beach resort neighbours.


Independence Beach, Sihanoukville
US$75 to 150
Independence Hotel
Toprange - US$75 to 150
Independence Beach, Sihanoukville
T: (034) 934 300

No matter how many photos of former celebrity guest Jacqueline Onassis the Independence Hotel sticks on the walls there’s not a lot they can do about the basic 1960’s hotel block itself. The original, 8-storey building was built without balconies and surrounding tree growth now blocks the views of all rooms lower than the 5th floor. Decor and facilities are similar to any standard,... Read our full review of Independence Hotel.

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Ream National Park


Ream National Park
US$10 to 35
Monkey Maya
Flashpacker - US$10 to 35
Ream National Park
T: (078) 760 853

A jungle-hideaway with no one else to be seen; a chance to escape from the crowds or just your busy life; a place so chilled out, you might forget to leave. These are all Monkey Maya, and there’s more. A wooden and thatch retreat from the world on the edge of Ream National Park, with secluded beaches, an abundance of nature and the chance to truly unwind and switch off, Monkey Maya is just an... Read our full review of Monkey Maya.

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