Popular with bikers
Rather bizarrely, there is talk of a new boutique hotel that may be constructed soon somewhere around Koh Ker, but we know regular visitors to the area who would still opt for this 11-room, two-storey guesthouse about 400 metres before the ticket booth to the south of the temple complex.
Rooms are clean, if a little dark, and we can’t vouch for the comfort of the mattresses. The showers are cold water only. However, the owners are friendly and one spoke reasonable English when we stopped by, and it is popular with the groups of bikers who traverse the country. There is no restaurant attached to the guesthouse as such, but they will cook up something for you if you like, including breakfast. If you fancy a beer, they can send out for that too.
Address: Koh Ker, Srayang Village, Siem Reap
T: (011) 935 114;
Coordinates (for GPS): 104º32'39.77" E, 13º42'52.63" N
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Room rates: US$10 to 35
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||US$12||US$12|
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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