Utopia Guest House
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TravelPod Member ReviewsUtopia Guest House Sihanoukville
I don't usually write these but I felt I needed to give everyone a warning;
Don't go here.
It's a bad place. The bar's good, the rooms are cheap, but there's still something not right. Throughout my 3 months in SE Asia, I have never met more unhelpful staff. In the risk of under exagerrating; all they do is wake up, sit down, and light a joint. I don't judge for that, but there were numerous times when we wanted directions, wanted laundry, just asked for the air con to come on, when we've paid for it, and they outright refused.
It was only for the fact that they are just too stoned to function.
If you want a decent place that's sociable and nice, go to Monkey Republic, and stay well away from the opposite side of the road. The price may be alluring, but you'll be disappointed from your first night. I can guarantee that.
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