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Sun Sothy Guesthouse
Ranked #128 of 513 Siem Reap B&B and Inns
Reviewed 22 November 2013

We stayed one week with Sun & Roger and it was absolutely lovely: nice and clean rooms, nice pool, fantastic food and really nice people. It felt like home, but better...If there are any problems or questions arising, Sun & Roger are sure to help you. The guesthouse is a little bit out of town, but transportation is no problem. We will be back!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

I made new friends in another part of the world (the owner's) Roger and his wife are great loving people they go above and beyond to make you feel welcome. Roger's wife Sun is one of the hardest working people I know, you name it she was doing it! There was nothing better after a hot humid day coming back away from all the hustle and bustle to your own little retreat jumping in the refreshing pool.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

This excellent guesthouse has everything you could want; great rooms, ensuite with fan and air con, a swimming pool, a little relaxation area, top food and hosts who will sort your every need out - and at a very reasonable price, too. The main benefit of staying here though is being part of village life. It's about 3km outside Siem Reap down one single road, so it's easy to find. Instead of constant 'Tuk tuk sir, where you go? you can sit and watch country life happen from the guest house's outside area. Better still, grab a free bike, turn left out of the guest house and within 5 minutes, you'll be exploring the best of Cambodian countryside, with hidden temples, villages and warm welcomes everywhere you go. Siem Reap is only a 10 minute 2 dollar tuk tuk ride away if you need a night in town. I planned to stay a few nights but ended up staying a week. Thoroughly recommended for those in search of a memorable Angkor Wat / Siem Reap visit.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

A small (less than 10 rooms) guesthouse, managed by the owners, providing you with a personalized service. It's easy to reach, out of the busy and noisy centre of Siem Reap town, and the owners make it a point to collect you from the bus station or airport, and drop you upon your return. A very friendly atmosphere, almost like staying with family :-) The rooms are decent and clean, and the staff is extremely friendly. All rooms (double or twin beds) have AC and fan, and private shower area. Enjoy your breaks near the swimming pool or in the lounge area. A fantastic Italian restaurant just next doors. What can one more wish for? Definitely a super value for money place, not even counting the service and friendliness, and the most peaceful sleep I have enjoyed since a long time.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

A great little guesthouse, slightly hidden away but well worth looking for! Away from the hustle and bustle (and dust) of the city centre, it has an inner courtyard full of plants and a small swimming pool - a real bonus!The rooms are very clean, spacious and cool. The owners and very friendly and always ready to help. There is a great restaurant (Italien Garden) and between the good food and the peaceful atmosphere, the danger is to end up spending too much time here!! The only drawback is that it is 3 km out of town but very kindly the owners offer free bicycles to facilitate the ride.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

When arriving in Siem Reap you will be picked up by one the owners, as the place might be difficult to find on your own.
The Guesthouse is clean, the rooms are super nice, all with airconditioning, and the pool is just amazing after a long day in the "Angkor Wat" temples.
The couple running the place are VERY helpful, they helped us with finding a tuktuk for the temples, made us sandwiches for lunch to bring, booked us bus trips ect!
In addition to all this you get to see some of how life is going on a little outside Siem Reap, not just the center of town.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Bugge89
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

In Sun Sothy GH you'll never be a number. With only 7 rooms, everything is personalised. The rooms are comfortable, all with fan and A/C. There's a small swimming pool - never crowded of course with only 7 rooms - and a nice covered sitting area just in front of it.
It's about 3-4 km out of the town center, in an absolutely quiet environment. You'll love the peaceful atmosphere, both during the day as at night.
The spacious restaurant has very recently turned to an Italian chef to take things over, and the menu has changed accordingly with a series of tasty dishes and hearthy pizza's. But your host, Sun Sothy (and her Belgian husband) will on request still cater for other tastes as well.
Although they spend most of their time in school, you'll going to love their two daughters. Take guard of the five-year-old one - she's got energy to spare and is very able to keep you busy playing with her.
Roger (the husband) is also involved in running a next-door school. If you have any inclination in volunteering, please talk to him. Similarly if you're looking for a good cause to help. The school is set in a poor neighbourhood, hence some financial help is most welcome (and necessary) to keep things running. But you'll have to speak with Sun Sothy and/or her husband, because otherwise you'll never be bothered with the social engagement they have assumed on their shoulders.
For the occasional power-out, the guest house is well equiped with a generator. It's not heavy enough for all A/C units, but you'll not sit in the dark for hours on end, as is the case in a lot of other accommodations.
In short, if you're looking for a convenient and peaceful place, and particularly if you have a heart for the local needs, don't hesitate to make a reservation in this little jewel of a guest house.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Sun Sothy Guesthouse

Address: Kontrohk community, Siem Reap 767946, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Siem Reap Province > Siem Reap
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #128 of 513 B&Bs / Inns in Siem Reap
Price Range: £12 - £17 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sun Sothy Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small and friendly family run guesthouse located 3 kilometers from the center of Siem Reap. Experience the village life of Kontrohk community and enjoy the relaxation after a busy day full of exciting unforgettable impressions in and around Siem Reap. Let us be your home away from home! Comfortable rooms with all necessary facilities like minibar, cable tv, fan, free wireless lan, private bathroom and your own seating accommodation with view to the garden are awaiting you. Enjoy the refreshing swimming pool, a good breakfast, have a seat in our pavilion or just go for a walk and experience the friendliness of people in this village. Our own restaurant is offering Khmer Food as well as western dishes. And if you like to try some local specialties: Just ask us! ... more   less 
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