Central and quiet
Right in the heart of the main village area, virtually opposite the CBET centre, you can’t get more central than Chan Ty Guesthouse.
There are more rooms in the brick building, in varying states of repair, than most of the homestays.
Guesthouses seem to offer a little more personal space than homestays, but the bare, off-colour walls can feel a little oppressive we felt. On the other hand, you’re going to be so tired from your day’s adventures, you’re not likely to care. If night-time noise is an issue for you then — those cicadas can roar — the guesthouses are definitely the option for you. The rooms also tend to feel cooler than in wooden buildings, especially when there’s no breeze to take the edge off the heat.
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||US$5||US$5|
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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