It has always been a habit for me to check on reviews online before staying at a hotel or guesthouse. Believing the review is always a risk because each person has his/her own preference and taste. But I was glad to pick the right guesthouse when we went to Siem Reap, Cambodia.
As soon as we exit the refreshing ambiance of Siem Reap International Airport, I saw my name held by the tuktuk driver. Yes, we got a free tuktuk pick-up and transfer from the airport to Bou Savvy Guesthouse.
A tall thin Cambodian man whose name is Bouvuth (pronounced as Bo-wan), the owner of the guesthouse, welcomed us warmly and provided cold face towels to cool the face and clean the hands. It took around 10-15 minutes before he assigned a staff to give us a briefing of our tour the following day.
The staff then led us to our room. When he turned the knob and opened the door, I was satisfied to see a spacious airconditioned room complete with clothes stand, TV, and even slippers. Yey! It looked nice, clean and decent. What’s more? It really fits the budget. I told Mama, “See… I make good choices.”
We paid for a twin room but we were given a triple room. The bed was somehow thin and firm but I got a good sleep. The room seemed renovated.
Traveling with Mama, who is used to luxury and boutique hotels, is challenging. Hence, I was happy to find a guesthouse that’s decent and yet budget-friendly.
The comfort room has a black and white tiles looking like a chess board. It was clean and spacious as well. Hot and cold shower is available. In case you forgot your toothpaste and toothbrush, these were provided as well.
Breakfast is included too in what we paid. You may choose baguettes partnered with cheese, omelet or jam. Fried Noodles and Noodle soup were also among the choices. They also serve fruits with your breakfast.
They also serve lunch and dinner here. Here’s a photo of our dinner at Bou Savvy.
- FREE WIFI—the strongest signal is at the cafeteria. But be sure to put mosquito repellant when you’re eating here or surfing the net.
- BUSINESS CENTER- In case you didn’t bring a laptop, you may still surf the net in the computers beside the cafeteria.
- FREE Bicycles- Bou Savvy Guesthouse also provides bikes in case you want to go on your own
- Laundry Service- If you’re staying for a long time, you may also avail of the laundry service for $1.00 per kilo.
- Ticket Arrangement and Tours- They may also arrange these for you.
OVERALL VERDICT: AFFORDABLE! If you’re looking for a budget-friendly guesthouse yet with a bit of comfort similar to a hotel, then stay at Bou Savvy Guesthouse. You really get a good value for your money.
***This is not a paid post. Tripadora paid for her own lodging.