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“Good food but slow service”
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Chez Paou
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Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Good food but slow service”
Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

Their kampot pepper pizza is good..and so is the beef lok lak..service is reallllllyyyy slow as the restaurant has 2 'lots' and their staff dont walk around to check for new customers etc often enough..decent chill out place

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

We were recommended to Chez Paou by some friends who had visited a couple of months ago. After arranging a dive trip in town, we grabbed a tuk tuk and headed to Otres beach. Upon arrival we were greeted by the lovely owner, William, and his wife. We booked a quaint beach bungalow for $15 and spent the day relaxing on the beach. The food was amazing, drinks were cheap, and you can't beat the view. Would love to come again!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 14 July 2013 via mobile

We did not stay here, rather had our evening meals in the restaurant. The setting was lovely, furniture comfortable, background music just right. Meals were tasty, but not large. Wait staff were polite but not overly attentive.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bonn
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Reviewed 22 June 2013 via mobile

We stayed at chez paou for 3 days and the bungalows are fairly clean and comfortable, the bathroom was not so clean though (we had a bungalow with a bathroom inside and the shared bathroom was definitely better).
Also the food in the restaurant was tasty but in my opinion overpriced for the small portions.

Big contra was the staff which seemed to be totally overextended. Expect to wait a looong looong time for your food and you should be happy if you get even served at all. The owner was all the time so "busy" behind the bar that he didn't recognize how stressed his staff was and didn't even help them.
Don't expect to get a smile or anything like that.
When you go out they ask you everytime if you need a tuk tuk because one of the staff is also a tuk tuk driver (by the way the most unfriendly guy in the hotel). We paid our bill which was around 100 bugs for 3 nights and food included and then the hotel-diver tried to cheat on us. After 3 days on otres beach everybody knows that it's not more than 4 dollars to get to downtown.

Too much complacency makes this place annoying.

  • Stayed June 2013
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London
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

We saw a few places in Otres and for the money this place wins hands down. Great little huts; tidy, clean, spacious but no attached bathrooms. The staff are nice enough and the pool tables are easily the nicest on the beach.

All in all a decent place, I would stay again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sihanoukville
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

It is my favorite place in all Asia!

For 2 months we with my husband change few hotels: 1 it was in Otres beach 2, another in Otres beach 1 and Chez Paou is my favorite place.
Here more people then in Otres 2, but people so nice! All people that I met here become to my friends.
Funny that a lot of people come back again, after few weeks traveling, so all the time I can see my new friends:-)
I think for the rest is very important atmosphere, this is what we did not find in other places. This is place become to my second home and I will come back!
Owner is musician and plays sometime in the bar. So romantic listen his music with music of waves.
In the evening you can play pool and have a nice chat with people on the bar.
I feel in this hotel very comfortably and safety.
Once I was need a medicine help, owner call to the doctor, who came to the hotel and gave me medicine.
I miss you all!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Moscow, Russia
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2013

We spent 5 months in Chez Paou. Everything was perfect. Nice khmer and western food, awesome bungalows with seaview, pool tables.

it was 5 meters from our room to the water. I never see bungalows like this before. Strongly recommend this place!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Chez Paou
Address: 1 Otres Beach, Sihanoukville 18000, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Sihanoukville Province > Sihanoukville
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 140 Speciality Lodging in Sihanoukville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seaview bungalows, private beach, 2 nice pool tables (every week pool competitions), piano bar with live music, kayak trips, fine restaurant (Khmer, French and Western food). ... more   less 
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