Was quite excited to stay at these bungalows as it was right on the water and we wanted to experience something different.
The location is great and the views are beautiful, but unfortunately I had my worst travel experience ever here. The bathrooms the way that they are set up, have windows that allow for air ventilation but do not however give you complete privacy as you are able to clearly see through into the shower from the outside. This predisposed me to a severe intrusion of privacy, by a member of 'security' who obviously knew the set up of the bungalows. This was whilst I was showering and this incident has absolutely caused me so much distress and disgust. So please let this be a warning for anyone planning to stay here, be wary of this!!! The guy has since been let go, but you never know who else may know about this opportunity for peeping!!! NB: This was bungalow number 8.
I do have to say the manager was very helpful in dealing with this situation as he says it has never happened before, and that he will look into fixing the windows so that it won't happen again. He was always present when you needed tips or help, and very approachable and pleasant.
However a good night sleep is not guaranteed as like other reviews states, the music is blasting until the early hours of the morning every single day. Also the power is turned off throughout the day which can be inconvenient after a long day of activities.
I think that you could definitely find better accommodation for the same price, with reliable privacy and electricity.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cove Beach Bungalows are located right on the Serendipity Beach. 180 Meters to the right, from the pier on Serendipity Beach. The Cove Beach is located over a 60 meter hillside that has natural lush hillside facing the magnificent Serendipity Cove where we are located. We have 8 traditional Khmer style AC new wooden bungalows, 6 AC rooms 1/2 & 3 bed as well as two 3 bedroom apartments. Our final addition is two 4 person dorms. All AC bungalows and AC rooms are located in tropical garden settings and have covered balconies with spectacular ocean views. All rooms are equipped with cool-fans and a cold/hot water shower. The restaurant serves Western & Khmer dishes. We also boast a 25 meter chill deck over our beach side location and an 4 x 6 meter beach bar. Great for cocktails and ice cold beer when you need a retreat from the heat. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Cove Beach Bungalows Hotel Sihanoukville