I stayed at Don't Tell Mama with a group of friends over new years. I shared a room in the back building against the road. During the evening my friend returned to the room to find a Cambodian guy in our bed, having broken in through the window. Luckily we were nearby and when he pushed her out of the way to escape he was chased off. We told the owners about this and they said "yeah, happened a number of times before. Just don't leave valuables in there." They were completely unfazed and uninterested, despite the obvious safety concerns for our valuables and ourselves. We pointed out that the lack of window (bits of bamboo nailed to thin planks of wood) made it easy for break-ins, they just nodded and ignored us. Eventually our complaints (following second attempted break-in of the room next door while our friend was in the room alone) resulted in some additional bits of bamboo on the window, but we could see night after night that the window was being pulled from its frame by people. No security guard and owners who just did not care about the safety of their guests. They then charged one of my friends for the full bill when she left, and charged her cousin a second time, knowing that she would not know about the first payment. I live in Cambodia and visit Otres frequently. I will never ever stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Don´t tell Mama is a new guesthouse, offering bungalows and rooms on the more relaxed Otres beach. We are situated 20 meters from the beach.We have built 4 spacious and comfortable bungalows with double bed and private bathroom. In the backside tower house we have designed four cosy rooms with double bed, shared bathroom and terrace or balcony.In our cafe you can enjoy a tasty breakfast and a range of snacks. ... more less