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“An oasis of calm”
Review of Makara Bungalows

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Makara Bungalows
Ranked #54 of 234 Sihanoukville B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“An oasis of calm”
Reviewed 17 December 2013

I wasn't too keen on Sihanoukville as a place as it's so noisy and busy- not really my kind of holiday destination- I was here on the way to the islands, Makara however is situated perfectly so that you are near enough the action to be able to benefit from the great restaurants and nightlife if you want it- also a quick moto journey to the quieter prettier beaches of otres. The pool is amazing, the staff are so friendly and helpful they can't do enough to make your stay perfect. The layout of the hotel is really intimate yet private, the rooms are well serviced and quiet. I only stayed for a night as we were going to Koh Thmei the next day - but I would definitely have stayed longer despite not really liking the town that much- it was just so relaxing and good value for money.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

After staying at a horrid bungalow by Otres beach, decided to come here. In high season, managed to get a bungalow no issue. After an hour here the missus decided she wanted to stay a 2nd night rather than head to Phnom Penh. The owener accomodated us without any hassle.

He asked many times if the boss was happy. Made us feel very welcome. The food is nice, restaurant is plush and about what you'd pay if you went somewhere else in town.

Rooms have flatscreens tv with Satalite aircon, warm water, two beds and a window. Really cosy

Wish I'd known about this place before but will stay again.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Munich, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 December 2013 via mobile

The staff and manager are very friendly and helpful. The rooms have twin beds. We had an issue with the blankets: I found some stains. On our request they changed them immediately. The bathroom seemed to be clean although the mirror had stains like after brushing one's teeth.
The restaurant is good. And for breakfast you get also yoghurt (although sweetened) which is not common in Seanoukville.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Krabi Town, Thailand
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2013

These terrace bungalows are owned and operated by a well and establish Family. The rooms are all air conditioned, modern and tastefully decorated. the Resort has a good restaurant serving western food at around $US 4.00 per person.

Motorcycle hire is available and there are plenty of comfortable Tuk TuKs to take you around. The swimming pool is chemical free and well maintained. Ocheurteal Beach is 300 metres away and there are miles of white sand almost as far as the eye can see.

Very friendly and helpful Staff.

Room Tip: Best to choose a room overlooking the Pool. A small number are a bit dark and tucked away
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Walnut Creek
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

Staying at Makara Bungalows was a great decision! It is steps from the beach and beachfront bars/restaurants, as well as a short walk to a group of small restaurants on the road next to the hotel. Beautiful and refreshing salt water pool (no chlorine!), and comfortable rooms. Wonderful staff - very keen to make sure everyone has a top-notch stay. New property - very clean. Stay here to be closer to the action, and spend the day (via tuk tuk) at Secret Garden's beach on Otres 2, a 10 minute ride. Beaches are cleaner, nicer on Otres 2, or the public beach near the Sokha Hotel.

Best tuk tuk driver there: Mr. Water! Make sure you visit the waterfalls...!! Awesome side trip.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Canberra, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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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 #54 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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