The value is great, large room and easy walk to markets and pubs. I think that a 5 star rating is over-shooting it and I'm not quite sure why it has so many 5 stars. Aside from the price and the location and the nice unexpected eggs and bread for breakfast, I can't say that this is exceptional place.
I would tend to agree with some other reviews that management is not professional and there is too much asking where one is going when you come and go from the hotel. What might at first seem like "creating a homey atmosphere" soon gives way to realizing it's more about keeping tabs on you with the intention of getting their tuk tuk drivers jobs for the day (not sure if they take commission or not?). The longer you stay, the more evident this becomes. Super friendly one day, cold and indifferent the next. I think it's important to remember that a certain boundary should be maintained with guests in order to keep "welcoming" from turning into "I feel weird being here now." It is true that you're to keep your key at front desk with no safe in the room which I found to be an odd expectation when you have people traveling from out of country with passports, credit cards, etc.
I think for two days to save money in a good location is what Sidewalk caters to and so if this is what you're looking for then it's perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Side Walk Never Die is enchanting, peaceful, elegant and luxurious. Hotel experience is about stylish relaxation, modern comfort, and the enjoyment a range of activities beyond the discovery of the incredible Temples of Angkor. The Side Walk Never Die has 35 rooms, all fully furnished with modern conveniences to make sure your stay with us is enjoyable and as easy as possible. The entire building is decorated in a colorful and modern way with a splash of Khmer artistry and style thrown in to make an eye-pleasing environment, add to the fact the place is kept immaculately clean at all times. The owners are also security conscious and have sought to make a safe and secure lodging for your peace of mind. ... more less
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