This review is for GBT 4 Guesthouse.
There are FOUR--4 GBT guesthouses in SNK, of varying quality.
I gave in to suggestion from my motodup, rather than going all the way to Otres 2 --a mistake!
For a rate of $15 I got 2 double beds (I asked for one, got two!), two oscillating fans, TV, ensuite bathroom (COLD water), complimentary toiletries, flip-flops, and water.
The restaurant is large, plays music 'constantly', and loudly. The TV is on, 'constantly' and also loudly. There is a surfeit of waitstaff: I observed one standing to the side of his table the whole time the folks were there --I would've asked him to 'give some space'. There were a few warm, smiling faces, and some rather expressionless. I watched volleyball on TV while people-watching, recouping from a bus ride from Koh Kong.
The room was clean, large and airy, with a screened window (w one tape-repair). There were at least 5 mosquitoes in the room, and they behaved as mosquitoes do, much to my frustration! Although I did bring four to rest, many more came in the room--the space under the door is almost 1.5 in! I did ask for mosquito coils, they had none (at my previous guesthouse, these were supplied with a friendly smile).
One fan was not oscillating, and was quite noisy in its attempts to do so. I went to the guy at reception - he used a walkie-talkie to convey the message; a guy came in a couple minutes. The fan was totally replaced! Although it ended up being installed at an angle, it worked as it should.
The TV reception did go out several times, for two minutes or less. The internet was good, and available in my room.
I was going to eat at Snooky's (there are TWO) near Ocheteaul (closed!), and ended up eating red snapper at Nice Ocean, a 5-7 min walk toward town, on the street behind GBT4. It was EXcellent!! $5.
I am leaving after one night at GBT4--going to Otres 2.
It is an OK place -- having a cold water shower is fine, it's just that I'm ready for a HOT shower to have before bed, after a gritty day of travel.
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