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Wish You Were Here... Guesthouse & Bar
Reviewed August 5, 2012

I loved Wish You Were Here so much that I couldn't leave! It is a fun place to be and good for either chilling out or meeting fellow travellers - it felt like a home away from home. Johnny and Aaron were super friendly and always smiling and their food was good - I especially liked their honey glazed ribs and large burgers. The magic usually happens around the large open lounge area which had comfy seats while the bar drew people from all over, especially during the evenings. The bar served a good selection of drinks, anything from draught beer to cocktails while they had a good selection of music as well. Having wi-fi and a laundry service was also helpful.

Wish You Were Here offered bungalows, private rooms or dorms which came with mattresses, mosquito nets and locking-up boxes to keep your valuables safe. The staff were very helpful and able to help organise trips or tickets. If you are looking for a friendly place to chill, look no further! Just beware, you might not want to leave!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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WishCambodia, Owner at Wish You Were Here... Guesthouse & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2012

Thank you for the amazing compliments mate!
We're really glad you enjoyed the food and most of all that you felt like you were at home. We just upgraded the bathrooms and made some new additions and improvements to the rooms so you wont recognise the place when you come back... :)
Hopefully catch you for a drink next time you're in Otres.
Safe Travels from Wish...

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Reviewed May 27, 2012 via mobile

Very well run place. Owners johnny and Aaron are welcoming, friendly and chilled out, but at the same time make sure everything is taken care of and runs properly with service as a top priority.

When building the place it was planned so carefully to cater for all the little things u might want to be relaxed and feel at home at a place and Layed out in a way that its very easy to meet others staying there.

The corner area with counter tops and handy power outlets is very useful to work from using the free WiFi.

The hanging basket chairs are great to chill out.

The milkshakes are better than other places around.

I have travelled extensively for 4 years and highly recommend this place as a good base by the beach

  • Stayed: March 2012
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WishCambodia, Owner at Wish You Were Here... Guesthouse & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2012

Thank you mate for your compliments.
We hope you enjoyed your time at Wish, as you can imagine we get alot of requests from people to take the hanging chairs back home with them... :) sounds like you know your stuff so i'm glad you were happy with the service, as we are constantly trying to improve our quality so we can provide you with a clean and comfortable place to hang out. :)
Hopefully next time you're in cambodia you can head down to the beach for an ice cold milkshake in the hanging chairs...

see you next time mate!!

p.s we are also on tripadvisor... :)

Safe travels from Wish...

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Reviewed May 26, 2012

We only spent a short amount of time at Wish You Were Here but thoroughly enjoyed our two days. I really loved the traditional hutt-style rooms and having a bar within the premises was handy and dangerous for wasting away the hours (in the best way). The staff were very friendly and helpful, - I had a hole in my mosquito net and it was fixed pretty promptly when I alerted the staff. It is a bit of a party place so if you are up for that then it is definitely the place for you! If not you may be able to get one of the private huts rather than a room above the bar where the noise may not reach you as easily. The beach that is just across the road is lovely and quiet, and the restaurants around provide you with a good variety of options, from local Khmer to Western food if you are so inclined. Would definitely recommend to the young, chilled out traveler!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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WishCambodia, Owner at Wish You Were Here... Guesthouse & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2012

Hi, we're glad you enjoyed your stay at Wish!!
Thanks for the compliments, See you next time your in Otres Beach!!
Safe travels from Wish...

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Reviewed May 22, 2012

We only spent two days here but really enjoyed it. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the restaurant/bar was a great place to unwind and relax and have a beer. The place smells strongly of pot, but hey there were lots of hippies there!! It is in the centre of Otres, and really Otres was just fantastic. You have to pay for toilet paper, which isn't obvious, but the bathrooms were pretty alright. Just make sure you have jandals to wear in them, because shoes aren't allowed in the other parts of the guesthouse!! Try Richies across the road and Sunshine Cafe further along to the left for HUGE portions of khmer food.

Room Tip: Bungalows are on ground floor, dorm rooms and private rooms are all up stairs.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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WishCambodia, Owner at Wish You Were Here... Guesthouse & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2012

Hi, we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Wish even though it was brief. You still have to pay for toilet paper ( we have made it a bit more obvious) :) We have just renovated the toilets and all of the rooms, you still have to take your shoes off though ;) Hope to see you next time!!!
p.s the hippies say hi!!! :)

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Reviewed May 18, 2012

Wish you were here ROCKS! My boyfriend and I stayed way longer than we had planned because we just loved it so much. Johnny, Aaron, and all the staff really go the extra mile to make every one feel welcome and have a great stay. The vibe of the place is fun and relaxed and its so easy to just chill out and enjoy everything. Otres beach is beautiful as well - we had a great time beachcombing and going on a river tour with DC tours... and like the title suggests the new bathrooms are fantastic!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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WishCambodia, Owner at Wish You Were Here... Guesthouse & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2012

Hi Natalie, Thank you so much for your compliments!!!!! We're glad you had fun and hope to see you guys again soon back in Otres. Glad you liked the improvements we've added a few new things check out our facebook page for updates!!! see you next time!!!
Safe travels from Wish... x

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Reviewed April 29, 2012 via mobile

My girlfriend and I have stayed here twice in the past two weeks and had the time of our lives! We came back from bamboo island today (after being shipwrecked on koh ta Kiev for two days) and immediately felt at home (again) They looked after our bags whilst we were away and nothing was too much trouble! Arron jonny and the rest of the lads are some of the coolest guys around, so helpful and informative about the area as well! Any tips that they take behind the bar they give away to the poor people living on the road into otres, I really can't get over how decent they all are! I don't want this to sound like a fake review but I honestly don't have anything bad to say about the place! The rooms are quiet, the foods great, the rooms are cheap, the people and the communal area are incredible, the toilets are clean, the location is perfect and I really could go on! I can't believe that person that left an average review talking about weed, I don't smoke the stuff but others do, it's the same all over the world, no one has ever greeted me with a spliff, no ones ever pushed it on me!!! Everything about wish you were here is waaaaay above average, but the community feel is the best iv had anywhere!! Sit back, grab a beer and make some friends for life at the best place iv stayed! Lads I really wish you all the best, you're a great bunch!
Jesse and Meg xxx

  • Stayed: April 2012
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WishCambodia, Owner at Wish You Were Here... Guesthouse & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2012

Thanks for the kind words guys, it was awesome to meet you both, we are glad you felt at home & enjoyed yourselves!! I'm sure we will see you again soon!! Take care guys!!

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Reviewed April 22, 2012

Wow what an amazing one of a kind place to stumbel across while you are exploring Cambodia. I ended up staying there not just once or twice but possibly three times. This place is addictive.

Sunday sessions are the best how can you beat 75cent draft all day and a live dj! You have to try the burger and potato salad, deffently my favorite :). Ribs is also a must on the menu to taste.

The guys have worked so hard to create the perfect atmosphere for anyone from anywhere to be themselves. I take my hat off to them. It's the little things that make them stand so far above anywhere else I have stayed.

Sunsets at otres are unforgivably beautiful, make sure you see them from the balcony upstairs, and yes I wish I was still there......Not much more I can say but, what an amazing vission that they have executed with excellence.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Address: 4 Sangkat | Otres Beach, Sihanoukville 18000, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Sihanoukville Province > Sihanoukville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 155 Specialty Lodging in Sihanoukville
Price Range: $11 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wish Otres Beach offers clean & comfortable backpacker accomodation at affordable prices... For the budget concious, we offer dorm beds with fan & a personal locker for your belongings... Relax in the hanging chairs or up on the balcony… have a beer with your mates or sip on one of our tasty cocktails as you watch an amazing cambodian sunset over Otres Beach... Our Dorms have their own chillout area with an amazing view up on the balcony & are located above the bar & restaurant area. We also offer twin rooms with two single beds. Doubles & bungalows all have double beds, - all with shared bathroom. Our bungalows also have personal lockers & private balconies. Double Room with Private Bathroom & Hot Water available. We have 24hr Security, Free Wi-Fi, Laundry service, Secure Bag Storage, Mosquito Net, Towel & Blanket provided for all guests… Wish Sunday Sessions… Live Music every Sunday, 75c Beer, Cocktail & Food specials All Day... Our Tasty menu is available from 7.30am - 10pm with a mix of Western/Khmer food at great prices. Food Specials every night! Authentic homestyle Sri-Lankan Curry night every Thursday night. Our awesome kitchen staff do their best to make your stay with us as memorable as possible!! During your stay at Wish, our friendly staff will answer any questions you have about Cambodia or what to do whilst on Otres Beach & around Sihanoukville. Visit Ream National Park, Waterfalls, or take a Boat trip to Koh Rong, Koh Ta Kiev or one of the many islands off the coast… Also, it's possible to book buses & visas with us to your next destination… tuk-tuk ride to the bus station included!! We suggest spending a couple of days relaxing on the beach and you will see why so many never want to leave… ... more   less 

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