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Makara Bungalows
Ranked #32 of 234 Sihanoukville B&B and Inns
Canberra, Australia
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44 reviews
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“A welcome surprise awaits..”
Reviewed 9 October 2013 via mobile

We were ferried to these bungalow/villas by our tuk tuk driver after making a booking mistake elsewhere in Sihanoukville.It was a welcome surprise to arrive and be so welcomed . Obviously they wanted our business, but we negotiated 2 rooms at $23 each. Very attentive staff, good restaurant, forget about washing here- too expensive for a family, go around the corner and pay .75c per kilo! Loved the pool, nice place to test from the business of Sihanoukville!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

The bungalows are very clean and well maintained. The price is reasonable for the service, location and friendly staff. Requests are dealt with promptly and always with a smile. Although the breakfast wasn't included in the price it is priced pretty much the same as other places. The pool is beautiful, clean and chemically free. The Tukk Tukk drivers who service this hotel speak good English and know the area well. Sam especially, he is an asset to the place. Over all a great experience and would definitely return.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

When we arrived in Sihanoukville I asked our tuk tuk driver to take us to a guesthouse by the sea, with a swimming pool that was not expensive. He brought us to Makara Bungalows which has all three important elements. After negotiation we agree a price of $20 per night and took two bungalows for my family of five. We also hired mopeds for $6 per day each. The bungalows are clean, fresh and spacious for $20. The restaurant is efficient and charges about the going rate for food, although obviously prices for basics like bread are much much cheaper at the market! The prices that Makara wanted to charge for laundry were too expensive (50c per item) so we used another place at 0.75 per kilo.

We stayed five nights in total and would happily come again and recommend others to come here too.

Room Tip: The rooms not overlooking the pool are quieter, but then that obvious, isn't it?
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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89 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2013 via mobile

We stayed a week. Room is clean and fresh and a good size. Pool is amazing. Chlorine free. Salt water. 100m from good part of beach. Manager and staff were very accommodating and friendly. They helped with every need. Great wifi. 24 hour security for my motorbike. Quick laundry. Overall great value and we were very happy.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

These bungalows are just about 200m from the quite end of the Ochheuteal beach. The beach itself is beautiful, unfortunately not very clean and the beach bars in this area aren´t very inviting. To the town centre or other beaches you have to take a tuk tuk.
We stayed in a poolside bungalow. The room was nice, newly equipped and really clean. Safe is a big advantage. Pool was great. Good size and clean.
You can have a breakfast in the hotel restaurant – fresh crispy baguettes from 1 USD. Other meals were good too.
New, nice and a quiet place to stay. Good value for money.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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winestate
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

We stayed a week in one of the poolside bungalows . A great quiet location in Sihanoukville and only a minutes walk to the quieter end of beach or a short tuk tuk ride to other locations. The staff were very friendly and attended to any request we had. Breakfast and other meals were good. Very good value for money ! Even all the other guest were friendly and we exchanged travel tips etc . A very nice small guest house.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Arad, Romania
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

we stayed at Makara 4 nights and was really good, it's close to beach (1min walk), has a nice pool and the rooms are new and clean. very good value for money. if you want to go to Independence beach you can walk about 5-10 min or you can take a tuk tuk whit 2$. if we go back we'll definately stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank crivatz
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Property: Makara Bungalows
Address: Preah Lumhei Phumin Street | Ochheuteal Beach, Sihanoukville 18000, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Sihanoukville Province > Sihanoukville
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #32 of 234 B&Bs / Inns in Sihanoukville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Makara Bungalows 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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