This was a great place to crash in the lazy beach town. The manager is great and very accommodating – we screwed up our arrival date, coming in a day late. He kindly offered to split the first night we missed. He also helped with some great recommendations and transportation arrangements.
Rooms were nice and clean and included all the amenities you’d expect:
A/C – remote controlled, cold, featured swinging arm and sleep mode (if you don’t want to run it all night).
In-Room Safe – large enough to fit my laptop along with other valuables.
Mini-Fridge and 2 free bottles of water/day – Pretty much necessary given the hot and humid weather. Fridge isn’t as cold as I was used to in the states, even on the lowest setting. That said, stick the water into the mini-freezer and you can enjoy a brain-freeze later in the day.
Shower – Rainfall style shower with good pressure. Hot water is plentiful. Shower stall/cabin was a bit small for 2 people ;), or 1 standard American.
My favorite feature of the place was the restaurant. The food was really good and reasonably priced, as were the drinks and the wine list. What really amazed was the French restaurant manager – he ran a tight ship and was training the local Khmer staff. The training showed as the service at the restaurant was excellent. We had a chance to chat with him for a bit and he had a very interesting story/background.
Hotel offers laundry services that are extremely well priced – $1/kilo (or 2.2 lbs for you non metric people).
Overall this was a lovely place to stay at, I would definitely stay there again.
P.S. For the commenter who was disappointed with blandness of food: That's basically anything in Cambodia that's not sold on the street (Street food is delish). While the manager of the restaurant is French, the chef and all the cooks are Khmer. The manager is slowly changing some of the dishes, but he is sensitive to the fact that he is an outsider (despite having been in Cambodia for 20+ years) and he is taking his time to implement change. That said, we had the seafood platter for 2 and it was amazing.
P.P.S. Did notice the mold smell.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A new international standard hotel by Ochheuteal Beach offering well-appointed stylish rooms with luxury bathrooms and quality fixtures. Famous Seafood Terrace specializing in fresh seafood and Australian steaks including their own Aussie Meat Pies. Their air-conditioned Outback Bar/Lounge is great with live music throughout the week and a popular Pub Quiz on Monday Nights. The Jacuzzi Plunge Pool is a fabulous addition with massages and beauty treatments available. Well worth a visit. ... more less
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