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“Tranquil and relaxing”
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Tamu Hotel
Ranked #2 of 75 Hotels in Sihanoukville
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 July 2014

A lovely hotel right on the beach.
Strengths:
Beautiful location if you want a beach getaway.
Well designed rooms some with outdoor bathrooms in a minimalist style but it works.
Great amenities,
Friendly staff
Universal plug sockets so no adapters required.
A good selection at breakfast.

Areas for improvement:
The water is a yellowish colour, which really needs looking at as it discolours towels, clothes etc
After reading good reviews about the food, we ate in the restaurant the first night but were very disappointed. Both my friend and I ordered their Khmer Loc lac, which we had eaten in other places while travelling in Cambodia. This was by far the worst, in fact, the meat was so tough, I ate half and gave up. Needless to say, we didn't eat there again. A bit disappointing.
The bedrooms need a full length mirror.

Room Tip: Don't go for outside bathrooms in the rainy season.....too much rain and Mosquitos.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank ThomasPolly
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Alexandre T, Owner at Tamu Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Dear Valued guest,

Thank you for taking your precious time to review us on trip advisor and for sharing your experience.
We are really glad that you had a relaxing stay in TAMU and that you enjoyed the location and the design of our hotel as well as the service provided by our staff.
We thank you also for your valuable feedback regarding your experience. We take very seriously all the feedbacks of our guests to improve our service.
Regarding the issue of the water, we deeply apologize and we are now currently under maintenance to solve this issue. We are sorry that you were disappointed by your food experience in our restaurant and I will share your comment to our chef.

We hope to see you again,

Very best regards

Alex

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Clearly the best hotel at Sihanoukville ! (We've been trying several hotels...) The room are nicely decorated, large, spatious... The location is calm and very beautiful (the private beach is really great). The personnel is perfect : nice, polite and discreet. Food is fresh and goes perfectly well with their tatsty cocktails and/or good wines. We recommand this place to all our friends and family. Definitely, a must stay hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Thomas Z
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Alexandre T, Owner at Tamu Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Dear Thomas Z,

Thank you very much for taking your precious time to write this wonderful review.
We are absolutely delighted that you had an amazing experience of TAMU enjoying our facilities, our rooms and appreciating the quality of the service provided by our staff.

Wish you the best,

Best regards

Alex

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Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

Went with 4 friends and requested for a connecting room. Room was clean and environment was relaxing. The service was first class. My girlfriend was sick and the hotel staff immediately brought us some medication. During the stay, they keep checking on her making sure that she is ok. All I can say is superb service! Will definitely recommend to everyone!

Stayed: July 2014
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Alexandre T, Owner at Tamu Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2014

Dear valued guests,

Thank you so much for recommending us so warmly on Trip advisor.
We are glad that you loved our hotel and the quality of our service. We do our best to provide the best service possible. So, it is a great reward to read that you appreciated the service in TAMU.

We would be very happy to have you back here!

Warm regards

Alex

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Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

Loved our stay at Tamu! Even through it rained quitte a bit (it is rainy season) the experience was great! we loved hanging out at the pool on big matrasses, chilling in our comfortabele room with good quality beds, lovely soft bedding and a super shower in the garden bathrooms! Staff were very helpfull and flexible. Our kids loved the restaurant staf who played with them on the beach. Highlight: Sunset coctails on the beach playing gammon or chess (al available at Tamu) on big soft beach beds. Ohh and great breakfast also!!

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Thank FamilyChilli
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Alexandre T, Owner at Tamu Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2014

Dear famillychilli,

We are so happy that you enjoyed our stay in TAMU (even despite the rain!), our swimming pool, the features of our room and the service provided by our staff.
I will share your special thanks to the restaurant staff who really enjoyed to play with your children.

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review!

Very best regards

Alex

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

After having been to Sihanoukville several times and always ignored Otres beach I now made the effort to investigate what other members of Trip Advisor had to say about this beach and the Boutique Hotel Tamu.

- what we found was sheer bliss on the very far end of Otres beach and named '' Tamu Hotel ''.
Whilst checking in we were greeted by a very charming French Lady and handed a welcome drink and asked to pay up-front. For unbeknown reasons my wife's Chinese credit card was rejected so I paid in cash.

- the superior ground floor room was spacy, clean and sufficiently appointed.
Their beach side open Restaurant airy and blessed with ocean breezes. The included breakfast was laid out with a fast array of all what one could wish to have in the morning and if that was not enough for some guests they could order a la carte such as eggs scrambled or in any other way with bacon, tomatoes and/or other dishes listed on the breakfast menu.

At lunch and/or dinner we liked their grilled Barracuda very much but had other dishes as well.
- and also no problem with the Hotels speedy room delivery as well.

Beach is spotlessly clean and ample chairs and other lay-down amenities are provided for reading or just to chill out and take the scene in.

A special mention deserve its smiling and attentive staff always more than willing to appease the clientele of this splendid abode.

I also had the opportunity to speak to the Hotels charming French (Paris) owners at great length and hear their story how it all came about

Last but not least I must mention that on our last night the Lady of this establishment ask me if we would like to have dinner on a specially set table on the beach. As a special treat she arranged with the Chef to have Pork rips, mash potatoes and vegetables prepared for 7pm.
- when we arrived the table was set with candles, tropical flower blooms and also proper table cloth napkins were laid out!

(there is also a 17 meter long in-ground swimming pool on this property)


In concluding I can truly recommend this establishment to the discerning traveler, honeymooning couples and/or anyone who wants peace and quite at a pristine beach setting away from all the noise of Sihanoukville's other beaches.
Gerard

Room Tip: away from the side where current building activities take place. We had a ground floor superior room...
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank chicoboyBrisbane
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Alexandre T, Owner at Tamu Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2014

Dear Gerard,

Thank you so much for writing this lovely review and for describing your whole TAMU experience!
It was a real pleasure to have you and your wife as guests and to have a chat and your feedbacks.
Be sure that i will share your very nice words to our staff.

We are glad that you appreciated the features of our hotel, of our restaurant and beach.

On behalf of the TAMU team, we thank you very much for recommending us.

We hope to welcome you again!

very best regards

Alex

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

I don't usually write reviews however me and my fiancé have just recently stayed at Tamu and WOW what an amazing hotel in a gorgeous location. I'm usually really fussy about cleanliness and only usually stay In 5 star hotels but I can not fault this hotel at all. We booked to stay here for 4 nights then moved to Borei Angkor resort (5*) for the last 2 nights of our stay and to be honest with you we wished we hadn't bothered.. Tamu is a small, friendly resort with the most amazing views. The rooms are very basic but ultra modern. The outdoor shower is lovely.. (I mean come on how often do you get to shower outside). The breakfast, lunch and dinner is to die for with a great choice.
The downtown is about 15 mins but to be honest with you once you get to Tamu you won't want to leave. It's the paradise of Sihanoukville.
I would also like to say a massive thank you to Vy and Sami the waiters who took the time out of their morning off to take us to a few places near Tamu.

I would highly recommend this hotel.. If it was not too far for us we would defiantly go back..

Many thanks

Jenna and Tom

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Alexandre T, Owner at Tamu Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Dear Jenna,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review,
We are very pleased to know that you had such an enjoyable stay in our hotel.
Your comment is very important to us and we will make sure to share it with our team.
We'll share your special thanks to Sami and Vy for sure..

We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

very best regards

Alex

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Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

Simple lines, simple rooms, but luxurious and spacious. Staff friendly and helpful. Good showers, comfy beds and right on beach and pool. Quite, relaxing and great restaurant with handsome, friendly waiters. Took 5 hours from phenom penh because of roads with trucks to overtake. Massage and pedi on beach, watch out for gorgeous little boy who will rip u off with double prices. Building next door, but not too noisy, can't hear at all from beach or restaurant . Would definitely return

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Alexandre T, Owner at Tamu Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2014

Dear Megan S,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on Trip advisor.
We are really delighted that you enjoyed the rooms, the restaurant and our lovely staff. It was a pleasure to welcome you and having you stay in our hotel.

Very best regards

alex

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Address: Far End of Otres Beach 2 | Marina road, Sihanoukville 18000, Cambodia
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Region: Cambodia > Sihanoukville Province > Sihanoukville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 75 Hotels in Sihanoukville
Price Range: £58 - £110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tamu Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tamu hotel is inspired to be a chic haven with style and sophistication to enjoy the end of Otres Beach, redefining the "barefoot chic" spirit. We offer our guests an affordable luxury and a charming retreat on one of the most beautiful beaches of Cambodia. Unwind, discover and enjoy valued leisure time. Escape to tropical paradise islands just off the coast. Amaze your friends and family with your Khmer cooking by joining traditional cuisine classes in Sihanoukville (downtown). Start your day peacefully with yoga along the beach with our yoga instructor and much more In our Beach restaurant: For non-resident hotel guests, please be informed that our sunbeds are reserved for our hotel resident guests during high season. Thank you for your understanding. ... more   less 
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