Here’s my short review of Bou Savy Guesthouse.
Bou Savy is located in a small alley just along Airport Road. It is near several establishments like a mini mart, gasoline station, laundry house and restaurants. The Night Market is also few minutes away. You can enjoy Siem Reap’s vibe while walking to the Night Market and Pub Street.
I think almost everything you will need at Siem Reap is within walking distance. It is very convenient to walk and enjoy the beautiful structures along Airport Road. What I liked most about the location of Bou Savy is that it is not really along the road so you can get peaceful sleep when the traffic at the road gets terrible during the Khmer New Year or just to be away from the noise of the vehicles on the street.
Cambodia’s transportation system is a fusion of Thailand and Vietnam. Visitors can ride the tuktuks available everywhere for 3USD. Another way to enjoy Siem Reap at your own pace is by riding a bicycle. A lot of hotels and business establishments rent out bikes for tourists for a small amount. Mini buses are also available to take you to the Angkor Heritage Complex or to pick you up from the airport/border to your hotel, vv.
Bou Savy Guesthouse has 4 main “buildings”, two of which are dedicated for guest rooms while to other two are for the small restaurant and computer area.
Among the four hotels we stayed in during our trip, Bou Savy has the most homey feel to it. We need to take off our shoes upon entering the guesthouse. There are a lot of souvenir items displayed at the ground floor lobby that guests can actually purchase. On the second and third floor, there are living areas and balconies where guests can hangout or relax.
Inside our room, there are three single beds, desk, airconditioner, cable tv, dryer and fridge with free bottled water. The bathroom is also well equipped and with hot and cold shower. I just wish that they renovate the bathroom since it is getting old already.
Breakfast is also free during our stay. The menu offers a wide choice from noodles to breads, pancakes and eggs. Guests can also ask the restaurant staff to prepare food earlier if they are planning to visit the Angkor Complex in the morning. During our visit, they packed our breakfast which is composed of 2 french breads, eggs, spread and bottled water.
Aside from the basic hotel amenities, Bou Savy also offers laundry service, bike rentals, tour services and ticket arrangements. A one-stop hotel for everyone’s convenience. 🙂
Side Note: During our stay, there was a blackout in the area. All the electrical appliances went off except for the emergency lights scattered around the guesthouse. Good thing we brought a flashlight and the blackout was just for several minutes. I could not imagine sleeping inside our room without airconditioner during summer in Cambodia. It is just too hot.
The staff are very nice especially the owner, I think. He helped us throughout our stay and even bid goodbye when we left for Phnom Penh.
Room rates are from 9USD to 18USD depending on the room type and whether if it’s a fan or aircon room. The room rates are very reasonable considering its location, amenities and free services.
BOU SAVY GUESTHOUSE
Route 6 (Airport Road) No 267, Group 17, Taphul Village, Svaydangkum, Commune
Telephone: (+855)23 986296 http://www.bousavyguesthouse.com/