Makara Bungalows

Makara Bungalows

St. Preah Lumhei Phumin, Serendipity Beach, Sihanoukville, Cambodia
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    7.6
    Very good
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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Two minute walk to beach!"

    kenneth

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    August 28, 2017

    8.1
    Excellent cleanliness

    Property highlights

    Things you'll love

    • Airport transfer

    • 120 meters to the beach

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

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    Very good
    Location
    7.2
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    Very good location - Inside city center
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  • Serendipity Beach710 m
  • Koh Meas Mini-Mart940 m
  • Serendipity Beach Pier1.18 km
  • M'lop Tapang1.18 km
  • Occheuteal Beach1.21 km
  • Eden1.23 km
  • Scuba Nation Diving Center1.25 km
  • Preah Sihanouk Province Referral Hospital1.29 km
  • Golden Lion1.31 km
  • Mick & Craig's Sanctuary1.32 km
  • Value for money7.8
    Distance to city center0.2 Km
    Location rating7.2
    Nearest airportSihanouk International Airport (KOS) - Cambodia
    Distance to airport12.2 km
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    7.9
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 2 single beds
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      • 8.0
        Very good

        "Friendly staff, nice swimming pool, well located."

        Thomas

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        October 2, 2016

      • 8.0
        Very good

        "Breakfast was nice"

        Thomas

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        October 2, 2016

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      7.6
      Very good

      "The room is very clean and comfortable."

      Kim P.

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      May 4, 2016

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      7.6
      Very good

      "This is the best hotel we stayed during the trip."

      Kim P.

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      May 4, 2016

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      Agoda Reviews (139)Booking.com Reviews (22)
      7.6
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      10
      Cleanliness8.1
      Facilities6.9
      Location7.2
      Room comfort and quality7.9
      Service7.9
      Value for money7.8
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      kenneth from United States
      Couple
      Standard Twin
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2018
      Exceptional”
      close to beach (3-5) minute walk restaurant is almost not used but can eat on beach. chairs in restaurant super hard ,no cushions!! told owner before but dont care. everyone loves the pool here but starting to need some minor repair
      Reviewed April 25, 2018
      8.4
      Excellent
      Craig from Australia
      Couple
      Standard Twin
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2017
      Too far from everything”
      On the map, it looks perfect: right in the middle of Ochheuteal Beach. The trouble is, the beach is quite long and there is not a lot happening in the middle part. You’re looking at a 15-20 minute walk every time you head into the main entertainment zone. The area around the hotel is dead at night and there is nowhere to buy a coffee in the morning. Aside from all that, the room itself is absolutely fine and you’re genuinely poolside, which is great. The beach is only a 2-3 minute walk away. This hotel would be perfect for some but overall, we were put off by the location.
      Reviewed December 25, 2017
      9.2
      Exceptional
      kenneth from United States
      Couple
      Standard Twin
      Stayed 5 nights in August 2017
      Exceptional”
      great value for bungaloe, but every cup of coffee in restaurant is $.90 for small cups .for breakfast i need 3-4 cups this is way too much$ also chairs in restaurant are all wood and very very hard not comfortable, need cushions!!! staff are great rooms are clean pool is well cared for and not super cold as many in cambodia and thai are, food is good here, beds are very comfortable and well maintained old ones are thrown out.just simply a great value AAAAA. two minute walk to beach!
      Reviewed August 28, 2017
      9.7
      Exceptional
      Michael from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Standard Twin
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2014
      Amazing value for money!”
      Rooms, pool and staff.
      Stayed for two nights, had a great room by the pool. Really clean and staff were great. Location was ideal, just set back from beach at the quite end away from music, but could walk to the night life in 5min. Loved this place and would return again and recommend. What you get for the price is amazing!
      Reviewed November 15, 2014
      8.3
      Excellent
      David from Australia
      Couple
      Standard Twin
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2014
      Very pleasant clean and close to besch”
      Nice pool clean room good food and friendly attentive staff
      Booked for 2 days and then extended to 4 days. This was a great little hotel. Quiet and relaxing. The room was clean and functional. Nice pool, very clean, good size, about 15 metres. Very close to southern end of Ochheuteal Beach, 1-2 mins. walk. Motorbike rental very reasonable. Good food. The staff were great, friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.
      Reviewed June 22, 2014
      8.0
      Excellent
      Anthony from United States
      Couple
      Standard Twin
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2013
      Nice place just a block from the beach”
      Pool, food and staff
      The hotel was very nice. It was clean. We arrived exhausted after taking an all night bus. They let us check in very early. Also, I got a fish on a snorkeling trip and they cleaned it, cooked it and served it to us free of charge. Great staff! The pool was great. The rooms have fridges but not hot water pot. The location is only one or two minutes from the beach. It's quite a hike to get to the central part of town, but you can rent a scooter or bike for cheap.
      Reviewed April 29, 2013
      3.2
      Peter from United States
      Solo traveler
      Standard Twin
      Stayed 4 nights in February 2017
      so so”
      sheets were just rotated when they cleaned. musty mildew smell in bathroom. pool side rooms can be very loud from 8am to 8pm. restaurant is worth skipping, since many amazing places in the town. man at front desk was terrible/rude. lady was extremely kind.
      Reviewed February 06, 2017
      9.0
      Exceptional
      Shirley from Cambodia
      Couple
      Standard Twin
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2015
      Very peaceful and friendly”
      Comfortable room, friendly staff, very pleasant setting
      We had a very pleasant stay for three nights. We found the place so relaxing, as we spent our time wandering to the nearby beach, or sitting in the nice restaurant, surrounded by lush plants and smiling staff. It was a long walk back from the Serendipity area in the evening, but a tuk tuk only cost $2.
      Reviewed December 10, 2015
      6.3
      Good
      Andrew from South Africa
      Solo traveler
      Standard Twin
      Stayed 5 nights in January 2015
      Small hotel with a big heart”
      location. pool and open air dining room
      Had a lovely week at the hotel. Great location. Walking distance from the beach but away from the noise. Nice pool and great idea to have an open air dinning room. Staff we're helpful and friendly. Rooms a bit small for a couple but ok for a single traveller. They rented out scooters at a reasonable price so getting around was ok.
      Reviewed June 27, 2015
      8.7
      Excellent
      Jon from United States
      Solo traveler
      Standard Twin
      Stayed 7 nights in April 2015
      The Makara Guesthouse - last but NOT least!”
      This may be the last little guesthouse as you approach Otres from Occhateal Beach, but its "remoteness" increases its charm! The environment is much quieter than hotels closer to Serendipity Beach!
      My stay was perfect. I practiced music every morning, enjoyed a lovely shower, had a filling and reasonbly priced breakfast with delicious Khmer coffee, could walk to areas of interest, and end days with a relaxing swim at the pool! The whole guesthouse is compact, but very functional. All the rooms are either situated around a perfectly sized swimming pool or around the back of this courtyard type set up. Rooms in the back allow for slightly more privacy. The owner, Mr. Kim is very friendly and helpful as are all the staff. You can also rent basic bicycles and motorcycles here if you wish to vary your adventures from those that require a walking speed. Each room includes a refrigerator, where you can store your bottles of wine and snacks, and a safe box...good for peace of mind should you want to go hop on a dive boat for a day or two or go hiking to other beaches or, in my case a local microbrewery. A one minute walk to the beach takes you the edge of the more commercial Occhateal beach with its many shore side Khmer restaurants. From here you can either walk down to Party at Serendipity, catch live music at the Led zephyr, or walk to the more backpackerish Otres beach with its laid back restaurants and bungalows. I was never disappointed with my days and nights in Sihanoukville because of this bungalow - even on the two days I did not set foot outside Makara!
      Reviewed April 19, 2015
      9.0
      Exceptional
      Alfred from Switzerland
      Solo traveler
      Standard Twin
      Stayed 5 nights in November 2014
      perfect stay”
      friendly staff, clean big room and fair price
      My stay was very pleasant in a big room for fair money. The staff very friendly and competent, good skill of English. Restaurant serve good food and Hotel/Resort is located few step from the beach. Little bit far from the center but this not disturb, you can rent for fair price motorbike or take taxi/Tuk Tuk in front of Hotel/Resort. Sure if I go back to SV I stay again there.
      Reviewed November 29, 2014
      8.3
      Excellent
      Lajwanti from Australia
      Couple
      Standard Twin
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2014
      Excellent value for money”
      Location, pool, price
      We paid USD25 for a twin room. But, we got 2 double beds, so only used 1 of them. The room was, clean (serviced daily), good aircon, wifi in room, fridge, and a little balcony facing the pool.The shower had low pressure, but good hot water. The best part was the lovely clean pool. Sihanoukville beach is crowded with deck chair all the way to the waters edge and the water isn't very clean. Otres beach which is extolled as the better beach was full of floating rubbish(mainly lotus reeds, but also plastic bags, bottles, and styrofoam). Both were too dirty for me to have a swim in the ocean. So, it was really nice to have a lovely clean pool to cool off in after a day out. The location is 1 minute walk to the ocean and beach bars for a sunset drink, but at the end of the tourist strip, so quiet for sleeping. I really liked our 5 nights at Makara Bungalows, and would definitely recommend it. In my opinion it is a much better place to stay than Otres Beach, and the best value for money on Occhteal Beach.
      Reviewed November 02, 2014
      8.0
      Excellent
      Bernd from Germany
      Couple
      Standard Twin
      Stayed 7 nights in January 2014
      cozy place”
      boss, staff. kitchen
      A nice quiet hotel near beach but fare from entertainment. you need tuktuk or your own bike to be mobile. clean rooms, good food, very helpful staffs. Only two deckchairs around the pool but you can sit in front of your room just one meter far from pool. I can recommend.
      Reviewed August 14, 2014
      9.0
      Exceptional
      PETR from Czech Republic
      Couple
      Standard Twin
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2014
      Close to beach”
      Beach, restaurant, swiming pool
      Guest house is 2-3 minutes walk from beach. There is good restaurant for breakfast and dinner. Room is OK, but the is a little bit noise from other guests and staff (singing cleaner in the morning). I asked hotel two times about some details to the transport from airport - in the end it was easy (shuttle buss after arrival which stop in front of hotel - 6 USD, but they don´t send me this simple information).
      Reviewed February 18, 2014
      8.3
      Excellent
      Jamie from South Africa
      Group
      Standard Twin
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2013
      Affordable hotel with friendly staff”
      Pool, Friendly staff, good location
      Really enjoyed our stay here. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Helped with visa application and allowed us to store luggage when we travelled to Koh Rong. Really nice pool. Restaurant not that great though but the hotel is really close to the beach so easy to get to better restaurants.
      Reviewed September 08, 2013
      9.7
      Exceptional
      margaret from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Standard Twin
      Stayed 4 nights in January 2013
      Lovely quiet hotel with pool”
      Hot water showers pool towels good value breakfast close to nice beach
      The staff were really friendly and helpful. The room was very nice and cleaned every day. Although breakfast was not included there is a very nice restaurant on site. The pool is not chlorinated but cleaned by oxygen which makes it very good o swim in. There was cable tv and a fridge and free bottled water every day. The hotel is only 5 or 10 mins from the bars and clubs but in a very quiet location. The price from Agoda was 10 dollars cheaper than walk in price
      Reviewed January 27, 2013
      8.0
      Excellent
      Dominik from Switzerland
      Couple
      Standard Twin
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2012
      nice small hotel”
      pool, close to beach, quiet area
      we stayed there for more days than expected, as the hotel was clean, and the pool ok. you might find better options closer to restaurants but we did not want to change. the pool is nice and clen, the staff friendly (artificial friendly maybe), you can walk in 20 min to serendipity road. if you look for a small place with no party next door, then this is the place. food is ok. negaive: the rooms are very small as well as the bathroom
      Reviewed December 13, 2012
      8.0
      Excellent
      Thomas from France
      Couple
      Standard Twin
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
      Good stay”
      Friendly staff, nice swimming pool, well located. Breakfast was nice
      Reviewed October 02, 2016
      9.0
      Exceptional
      Peter from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Standard Twin
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2014
      Relaxing, quiet hotel. Great staff.”
      Quiet, nice clean room, friendly staff.
      Good value, staff very friendly and attentive. Good WiFi, good quality food.
      Reviewed July 08, 2014
      7.6
      Very good
      Kim from Vietnam
      Group
      Standard Twin
      Stayed 1 night in May 2016
      Pool, very clean and comfortable room”
      This is the best hotel we stayed during the trip. The room is very clean and comfortable. Every room has the pool view. The only thing that I don't like was the location is a little bit far from the harbour so we have to take the tuk tuk all the time.
      Reviewed May 04, 2016
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