Review: New Sea View Villa, Sihanoukville

The New Sea View Villa is now closed, but their restaurant is still open, now called So Restaurant.

The New Sea View Villa is located a few doors down from the shore of Ochheuteal Beach. They’ve been there for ages and ages, and while the entire beach road is constantly in flux, New Sea View Villa is the anchor that holds the area together, and offers great value for money, particularly during the low season.

New Sea View Villa Sihanoukville

It’s not new, but it’s still the New Sea View Villa and we still like it.

We’ve stayed at the New Sea View Villa for years, and while it’s not the flashiest place on Serendipity Beach Road, we keep coming back to it because of the friendly staff and management, reliable accommodation and good security. They’ve got a lovely roof garden terrace with seating and sun loungers and a rec room with a foosball table, cable TV, pool table and ping pong table as well as assorted books and games for guests to enjoy.

New Sea View Villa Sihanoukville garden terrace

The perfect place to get some sun during the day or enjoy a quiet drink in the evening.

Rooms range from single, double, twin or triple fan rooms (no TV, hot water shower) to deluxe rooms with flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, a fridge and bath. The downsides: the WiFi isn’t very stable (also true for much of Sihanoukville) and there always seems to be a serious overload of air-freshener or cleaning products that can make some rooms smell suspiciously like a heavily deodorized toilet. That said, we still end up booking rooms here again and again, so it can’t be too bad. The restaurant has an early-bird special “2+2=10” from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. with two starters and two mains for $10. The restaurant used to be known as one of the best places to eat in the area, and while it may not be as amazing as you’ve been led to believe, it certainly is excellent value for money if you come early. On weekends, they often have live music, and the outside patio is a reliable place to enjoy a beer or cocktail.

New Sea View Villa Sihanoukville double fan room

One of New Sea View Villa’s cheapo rooms, the deluxe rooms are decidedly more swish.

Single fan rooms are $10 in high season, $6 in low season. Double fan rooms are $15 in high season and $10 in low season. Air-conditioned rooms are $25/20 in high season and $15/$20 in low season. They’ve also got A/C deluxe rooms with LCD TV, fridge, etc. for $25 or $35 depending on the season. Prices are often a bit lower on Agoda, so it’s worth checking there. Overall, this Sihanoukville stalwart is worth a visit. Book a room at New Sea View Villa on Agoda now. Browse other Sihanoukville hotels.

New Sea View Villa

Serendipity Beach Road, Ochheuteal Beach, Sihanoukville T: 017 918 966 http://www.sihanoukville-hotel.com

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