This place is stunning and the staff are great. The food is excellent and moderatly priced. By far the nicest place we stayed in cambodia. The pool is beautiful and the location is very peaceful.
But the location is also problematic. Tuk Tuk drivers try to scam you saying its too far away and demanding far too much for a ride here. Free tour and bus pick ups and drop offs won't come here and food deliveries won't come here either making it very iscolated. EVEN though its not actually that far away and its possible to walk from here to just about anywhere in sihanoukville in an hour. Its very frustraiting. At night you pretty much have to eat from their restraunt because the road is too dark to walk from there to town to get something else. Even a place which delivers food at the bottom of the hill refused to come here to bring us an order. There are no transport options from here, so if you ask the resort to order you a tuk tuk or something you'd be at the mercy of the driver to charge you whatever he wanted once he got here to get you.
They would do well to provide some sort of transport service to guests. It would be a great place to stay if you have your own transport, or they do something to address the issue. I don't think its reasonable to expect every guest to hire a moto from town somewhere and use it to get about as some people would not be safe driving one if they have no experience and neither of the 2 roads to get here would be suitable for novice riders. '(one steep, narrow and rough, one not so steep but busy with trucks from the port etc)
I'd say its about 30 mins to walk from here to downtown and about 1 hour to walk from here to serendipity beach. Of course you don't need to walk all the way as after about the first 5 or 10 mins of walking you will encounter constant offers for a moto ride (for a fee of course).
Its a shame about this one element. Otherwise its heavenly.
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