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Friday, November 23, 2012

Where to Stay in Siem Reap: Bou Savy Guest House

I thought finding a good guest house in Siem Reap would be hard because there are just so many of them. But I was wrong. It just takes a little researching hehe. I read its reviews in Trip Advisor and was impressed by what I've read. Everyone had no other word for it but "excellent".

I booked our reservation with them 1 month before our arrival date to make sure we'll secure a room when we get there. OC that I am, I planned everything ahead. Reservation with them was easy. You just have to go to their website and fill out the reservation form or shoot them an email. They respond promptly too. They confirmed our reservation the next day, no deposit payment required. Isn't it great?

When we were dropped off by the bus somewhere, we just contacted them and we were fetched. Free pick-up was included. :)

guest house exterior

It was starting to get dark when we arrived. We were immediately entertained by Mr. Bovuth (the brother of Bovurn whom we were corresponding with). You got it, this is a family-ran guesthouse. We were given a refreshing ice cold towel and a welcome drink. Oh yes we liked it. It was a nice gesture because we'd been on the road all day and it was hot and dusty.

Due to the Thailand flooding, we adjusted our dates of stay with them and added one more night. Even though they were fully booked on the date we requested, they still made a way to accommodate us. They got us a room in their Uncle's - Victory Guesthouse. They made it hassle free for us. We were being serviced by their tuktuk to and fro the two guesthouses. Outstanding customer service.

garden dining area

After spending one night at Victory Guesthouse, we were collected and brought back to Bou Savy. This time, for good. We were surprised to see that the Travel Factor group was also staying at the same guest house haha.

my stir fried noodles for breakfast

We had our complimentary breakfast and it was yum! Plus, the amount of servings were generous. Enough to give you energy and great start for your temple hopping activity. By the way, breakfast meals always comes with fresh fruits and a beverage of your choice. What's not to love? :)

photo courtesy of their website

We were given a twin room at the second floor. Unfortunately, I was not able to take a lot of photos in the guesthouse. We were always out and every time we came back, we were tired that I don't remember to do so. Please don't mind my watermark! I mistakenly included it in my set of photos while watermarking.

The room is spacious and clean. The bed is a little small. It was fine with me or with other Asians maybe but it could be tiny for Westerners. The toilet and bath room is also cramped. But as long as it does the job, no problem too.

They also have a common living area at the ground floor where you can borrow and read books. They also have free tourist booklets and guides there, which are very helpful to the guests. Oh, they also have free WIFI.

They don't just serve breakfast, you can also choose to eat your lunch or dinner at their restaurant. They offer bountiful servings for an affordable price.

dinner is served

On the right side of the garden dining area is a computer station where guests can use internet for free. WIFI connection in the rooms may sometime be spotty or if you didn't bring any gadget for internet, you can just go there and check your social networking accounts or emails. 

our chartered tuktuk, char!

Our package already included the tour with tuktuk. So we had our own driver/guide during our entire stay in Siem Reap.

come and stay in Bou Savy :)

We had a hassle-free stay at Bou Savy. All the commendations they have in Trip Advisor are very much well-deserved. They know how to take good care of their customer's very well. The place is so simple but homey. They got everything that you may need. They even have a token for the guests before they leave. I just took a photo of it in my phone camera so the resolution is not suitable to be posted here in the web. So sweet. :)

Here are the details of our 2D3N Package for 2 Pax:
  • Accommodation with Twin Fan Room
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Free 1N Dinner
  • Sightseeing tour with Tuk Tuk
  • Complimentary drinking water for the trip
  • Pick up and transfer services
  • Free WIFI
*Our package costs USD 66. So it's USD 33 per pax.

Accomodation Information:

Bou Savy Guest House
Address: Road No. 6, Taphul Village | Khum Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap 063, Cambodia
Contact Nos: +855 12 898 627
Room Rates: USD 8-12 for Single Rooms; USD 11-16 for Twin Rooms; USD 15-21  for Triple Rooms.

Rates vary depending on your preference. You can choose between Fan and A/C rooms.

Accommodation Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

This is Part 5 of my Cambodia travel series.


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