A little further out of town, Black Bear Guesthouse offers a mix of wooden and brick rooms in a large typically modern-style Khmer house.
Thus there is a brick ground floor and a wooden upstairs.
The rooms are all clean and tended to be a little larger than others that we saw, though any attempts at cat-swinging would still likely result in damage all-round. We weren’t able to meet the owner when we visited as only some workmen were there. Of note, the guesthouse is off the main drag, so will be quieter in the evenings, but is beside a school so will be noisier in the mornings. We found the property to be clean and well-maintained. As usual, the brick rooms were generally cooler than the rooms upstairs, though in the evenings a breeze from the right direction would go some way towards addressing that. Bear (Sok Srei Mom) Guesthouse
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||US$8||US$8|
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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