Hotel Review: Sunday Guesthouse, Phnom Penh

When a place only costs $4 per person per night, you’re never quite sure what you’re going to get, so the Sunday Guesthouse was a great surprise. Upon arrival at the bus station in Phnom Penh we were picked up and driven in a tuk tuk the 15 minute journey to the guesthouse (free of charge) and were immediately greeted with smiling faces and a helpful manner, before being shown to our room.

Sunday Guesthouse is a family run place, and this really comes across in the cheery and relaxed atmosphere. Everyone is super friendly and there are absolutely no hassles when it comes to booking tours or buses (or anything else you may need). We paid just $4 for the Killing Fields and Genocide Museum tour, and they have many other tours on offer for similarly reasonable prices. There is also a restaurant serving breakfast lunch and dinner…all perfectly nice food, if a little pricey.

The rooms are basic but clean…we had a double room with an ensuite bathroom/wet-room, tv and fan (we went for the cheaper option over getting A/C. At first it was quite hot but once the fan gets going it soon cools down and it absolutely fine. The bed was comfortable enough, the bathroom adequate, although the light made a really irritating high-pitched sound when it was turned on, which was just more of an annoyance than an actual problem. And when our tv remote didn’t work properly, they just replaced it with no qualms whatsoever. Overall a great place to stay…the only downside being that’s it’s a little far out of the main area and away from the river – about a 25 minute (enjoyable) walk.

Dates stayed: 4 – 6 Dec 2011

My Rating:

Overall: 87%

Atmosphere: 90%
Cleanliness: 89%
Location: 75%
Staff: 95%
Safety: 85%
Value for Money: 87%

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