Charming cabin-style rooms
With 15 clean and comfortable wooden cabins, Phanyro was described as “plush” by one young Sen Monorom expat and while we wouldn’t go that far, it is a little more comfortable than the average and it’s out of everyone’s way, so will be quieter.
The mid-sized cabins are arranged around a pleasant little garden fronted by a rather wasted courtyard. The interiors are painted clapboard, which is vaguely romantic if you’re that way inclined, and have good bed linen, TVs, fans and hot water. The owner speaks English, and was very helpful, happy to answer questions and provide advice on things to do.
There is still no restaurant here, but that’s not really a problem, as everything else is within walking distance. Without a communal area though, you won’t really get to meet your fellow guests, so anyone looking to bond over elephant experiences may want to try Nature Lodge or Tree Lodge.
Address: Southeast of Sen Monorom High Street (a 10-minute walk)
T: (017) 770 867; (017) 770 879;
Coordinates (for GPS): 107º11'21.52" E, 12º27'30.17" N
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Room rates: Under US$10
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dbl fan private bathroom|
$12 for a twin room
Nicky Sullivan is an Irish freelance writer (and aspiring photographer). She has lived in England, Ireland, France, Spain and India, but decided that her tribe and heart are in Cambodia, where she has lived since 2007 despite repeated attempts to leave. She dreams of being as tough as Dervla Murphy, but fears there may be a long way to go. She can’t stand whisky for starters. She was a researcher, writer and coordinator for The Angkor Guidebook: Your Essential Companion to the Temples, now one of the best-selling guidebooks to the temples.
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