All I could say is awesome, awesome, awesome!!! The service was great, the hotel itself was clean and new, and we truly felt that Steve, Patrick, Lyna, and Samnaeng (tuk tuk driver and pretty much a tour guide) were like family. I know, right? How could that happen by just being there for 2 days?
Well, for starters, when we first arrived at the airport, we had Samnaeng (spelling?) greet us courteously with a smile and help us with our luggage and into his tuk tuk. He was just an amazing guy; very smart, very knowledgeable of Cambodia's history, and very passionate about his dreams and goals. I know if he keeps it up, his personality and his work ethics will take him places. I totally recommend him as a tuk tuk driver, so request him when you have a chance!
When we arrived at the guesthouse, we were greeted by both Lyna and Patrick (owners), and they both were just very welcoming. They gave us many recommendations for how to maximize our stay with such a short amount of time as we were only there for 2 days. He gave set prices and made sure that prices were fair for all parties. He also recommended great eateries in the area. The guesthouse is only a few minutes from Pub Street, and everything was walking distance. For the price we paid per night, it was totally worth it, plus we got some exercise to the happening spots!
We met Steve (general manager) the first night, and he was very laid-back and very accommodating. We spoke many times actually while he let me bum a couple of smokes off of him. Haha. What was cool was that he, Patrick, and Lyna were even worried as I am Filipino, and the Philippines had been devastated by Typhoon Haiyan (and we had family there). They asked if they were OK, and just hearing that was very nice coming from people whom I had just met.
I could go on and on about this group of outstanding people, but I don't have time to write a novel. Just go to Panda Guesthouse! You are getting the best deal out there for the quality service and amenities, and you could use that saved up money for multiple $0.50 Angkor beers at that spot that Patrick recommends to all of his guests. Keep it up guys! I hope to see you guys again in the near future! Sohm Aw Ko-oon J-rahn!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Panda Guesthouse is a brand new guesthouse catering to the discerning traveler. We specialize in Western standards of comfort and luxury at a budget price. We also offer the very best temple tours and onward travel tickets. Located in Svay Dangkum Commune, just a ten-minute walk from the busy Pub Street and Old Market areas. ... more less
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