Where to stay in PP and around?

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Where to stay in PP and around?

Postby rexdart » Mon May 05, 2014 5:55 pm

I had the pleasure of visiting Cambodia 4 years ago and I understand a bit has changed since then. I stayed at lakeside during my previous visit, but I understand it no longer exists. Have you any tips for some humble backpacker accommodation? I guess it would be riverside at this point but I am clueless about what exists in that neighborhood.

If you have any tips for cities/attractions that I should visit please let me know. Of course I will be doing some research online, but it can't match a local's knowledge. Thanks for the help!
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Re: Where to stay in PP and around?

Postby Cambod » Mon May 05, 2014 10:24 pm

rexdart wrote:I had the pleasure of visiting Cambodia 4 years ago and I understand a bit has changed since then. I stayed at lakeside during my previous visit, but I understand it no longer exists. Have you any tips for some humble backpacker accommodation? I guess it would be riverside at this point but I am clueless about what exists in that neighborhood.

If you have any tips for cities/attractions that I should visit please let me know. Of course I will be doing some research online, but it can't match a local's knowledge. Thanks for the help!
Technically, the Lake "Side" is still there somewhat, but the lake is long gone.

I believe they actually have at least 2 guesthouses there for cheap.

Best areas now are probably Street 172 and, to a lesser extent, Steet 258.

There are a numerous places on Street 172 starting at around $6 up. 1 popular place I like is called LongLin Guesthouse. Cool owners and very helpful staff.

A lot of good, cheap eats around there too, notably Blue Dolphin and La Dolce Vida.

And street 172 isn't too far from the RiverSide either.

When will you be coming?? Let me know and we'll definitely meet up for a drink.
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Re: Where to stay in PP and around?

Postby rexdart » Tue May 06, 2014 8:43 pm

I plan to be there in less than a week I suppose. We made it to Siem Reap today (after our bus creamed a motorbike with three people on it). I seem to recall a Mexican restaurant on the riverfront that has a sister restaurant at Otres Beach. Do you know what I am talking about? I can't remember the name.
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Re: Where to stay in PP and around?

Postby SockPuppet » Tue May 06, 2014 8:46 pm

you are talking about Viva - their Siem Reap branch is a lot better and a descent guesthouse too. I don't think they have a guesthouse attached in PP
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Re: Where to stay in PP and around?

Postby Cambod » Wed May 07, 2014 7:42 am

rexdart wrote: I seem to recall a Mexican restaurant on the riverfront that has a sister restaurant at Otres Beach. Do you know what I am talking about? I can't remember the name.
Actually, I think you're talking about Cantina.

If so, the one on the RiverSide is still there, and the one on Otres burned down a couple years ago.

If you haven't been to Cambodia in a few years, you won't recognise Otres at all! They have a paved road almost all the way to the beach, and electricity now! It's almost a resort beach now, with several nice places with pools too.

Still very nice.
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Re: Where to stay in PP and around?

Postby SockPuppet » Wed May 07, 2014 1:54 pm

ignore my post above - i for some reason thought of Siem Reap - morning before coffee isn't my best time
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