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BE Happy Guesthouse Siem Reap

635 Vihearchin Village, Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap 17252 Cambodia
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A note from BE Happy Guesthouse Siem Reap
Updated 27/04/20


#5 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Svay Dangkum
You can scratch deep beneath the surface in Siem Reap, Cambodia, but you’ll find it’s very rare to encounter historic French-style colonial guesthouses like the newly-opened BE Eco Happy Guesthouse (known as BE Happy Siem Reap). BE Happy is a 12-room gorgeous French colonial building with compact, budget, yet colourful rooms. The little property has been lovingly restored and converted by the founding team behind the award-winning Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel. BE Happy is situated next door to Baby Elephant, on a quiet suburban lane which offers an authentic sense of the Cambodian countryside to guests, while being only a stone's throw from the centre of town. Previously a wing of Baby Elephant, the wing has now become its own entity, BE Happy. Reborn as a cute yet affordable budget accommodation choice with a very special concept. BE Happy offers special long-stay rates, group booking discounts, audio-visual equipment, vegan food at its on-site Born Free Juicery, a gorgeous organic spa, yoga classes, saltwater pool and more. BE Happy Siem Reap offers affordable accommodation with 12 rooms in a historic converted colonial French guest house, with a beautiful external facade, surrounded by plants. The rooms are small with combined toilet-and-shower Asian private bathrooms. BE Happy is located off a quiet lane just a 10-minute walk to town, you’ll enjoy the peaceful quiet while being close to everything. The hotel is situated just 7 kilometres from Angkor Wat, and 20 minutes from the airport. The concept is happiness, or in Khmer language ‘sabai’. At BE Happy the aim is for travellers to feel happy while they travel, and will provide an affordable place to stay longer, including for study tour and other groups. It will also allow for those on a shoestring budget to book in and still enjoy the 24-hour service and facilities that Baby Elephant offers, while taking the time to savour the lifestyle that Siem Reap affords. The hotel provides excellent affordable tour services for valued guests to experience the magical spiritual and cultural experiences like Angkor Wat and other temples, the breathtaking countryside, Tonle Sap lake and Mt Kulen.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle tours
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free airport transportation
Street parking
Bar / lounge
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Celia B wrote a review Oct 2020
Phnom Penh, Cambodia32 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a group stay at BE Happy and its next-door sister hotel, Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel, and it was a perfect location for a group retreat. Everyone loved the food, drinks, pool, and staff. We also loved the little spa at the hotel, "Sugar Spa". The location is great, walking distance to town central, markets, pub street, etc.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Second floor rooms are brighter!
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John H wrote a review Mar 2020
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The budget room was ideal for my stay with all the services offered available and easily accessible via the very friendly and helpful staff. There were a large selection of food venues offering a varied selection of local and western dishes within and easy 10 minute walk or readily available 5 minute Tuk Tuk ride. The local food market and general markets were as above with the night markets and Cambodian Artist markets also in the same area. Overall the experience was excellent and I will be going back.
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Date of stay: February 2020
selina65 wrote a review Mar 2020
Cairns, Australia17 contributions2 helpful votes
We are a group of 22 that just recently stayed at this location. We've been doing some charity work there, this hotel accommodation was just perfect for us. Not only was it well placed in the community, which meant at night whenever we went out for dinner it was a lovely easy casual stroll, we had a great variety of food choices to choose from. There's also a laundromat really close by. Some of the team used that but I personally just use the laundry connected to the hotel. The service was fast and efficient, and my clothes smelt amazing. I also took in a massage on site. For the first time I tried a hot stone massage. It was a great experience, and I encourage you to try it. The great thing about it is you get a massage and then you can wander straight up to room for bed. The outdoor area is amazing here as well. The pool is beautiful and clean. We couldn't fault the service from the bar. Drinks came out cold refreshing and had a great price. The area all around the pool and where breakfast is served is clean, cool and welcoming. I have no hesitation in recommending this to a group of travellers, solo travellers, couples and families. You'll be warmly welcome and I glad you came here.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Ilana Tulloch, Marketing at BE Happy Guesthouse Siem Reap
Responded 27 Apr 2020
Dear Selina, Thank you so much for staying with us! We can't wait to see you again. Kind regards, Ilana
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callcrookie wrote a review Jan 2020
Oxford360 contributions136 helpful votes
I stayed here for 15 nights whilst working on a project in Siem Reap. Ilana and the team provided a warm welcome and were able to advise about a range of practicalities during my stay. The ‘Be Happy’ budget room was well-kept and included a/c. A good night of sleep was possible. One of the perks of this accommodation is its swimming pool, which was much welcomed during the many warm days. Every meal was fantastic. Breakfast options could be chosen from the menu and came with fruit, juice and coffee. Lunch and dinner options were also tasted when I chose to eat at the hotel. Advice and booking of tours can be undertaken by the reception, whilst reliable tuk-tuk drivers can also be commissioned. Overall, I would highly recommend staying here whilst in town.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from ilanacambodia, Owner at BE Happy Guesthouse Siem Reap
Responded 29 Jan 2020
Dear Callcrookie, Thank you for your review. We would happily host you again and we are so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay! Wish you all the best on your travels. Best wishes, Ilana and the BE Happy team 🌿
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Emelie S wrote a review Jan 2020
Orebro, Sweden55 contributions42 helpful votes
The room was clean, cozy and comfortable. I really enjoyed the quality bed, and I was very pleased with the excellent water pressure in the shower, something that can be rare in Cambodia. I was impressed with the inclusive and welcoming atmosphere of the guesthouse, as I was with their commitment to environmentally friendly practices. The common areas of the guesthouse and the neighboring Baby Elephant are also very cute and cozy with loads of greenery as well as colorful lounges spread throughout – both inside and outside. The guesthouse also offers a range of services making your stay not only enjoyable but also very easy to arrange. The location on a small street tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the town makes for a quiet surrounding, while everything you would want is within a few minutes’ walk. This is a training enterprise which at times become apparent when interacting with the staff but personally I believe that such practices should be applauded and it certainly did not in any way take away from my experience at the guest house. If there is anything at Be Happy that could be improved, it is the restaurant where the selection of food was very varied but the taste a little underwhelming. But you will certainly not have to go hungry while staying at Be Happy Guesthouse, and there are numerous excellent eating options all over Siem Reap.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from ilanacambodia, General Manager at BE Happy Guesthouse Siem Reap
Responded 13 Jan 2020
Hi thank you for your kind review and comments we are so very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are very proud of our staff and the effort they put into making our guests stay so pleasurable and easy and we continue to train and improve their skills. I am glad you enjoyed our tranquil leafy setting away from the crowds - we hope to see you again soon !
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US$21 - US$42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
BE Happy
CambodiaSiem Reap ProvinceSiem ReapSvay Dangkum
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Frequently Asked Questions about BE Happy Guesthouse Siem Reap
Which popular attractions are close to BE Happy Guesthouse Siem Reap?
Nearby attractions include Artisans Angkor (0.5 km), Thai Zen Spa (0.4 km), and The Harbour (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at BE Happy Guesthouse Siem Reap?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at BE Happy Guesthouse Siem Reap?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at BE Happy Guesthouse Siem Reap?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at BE Happy Guesthouse Siem Reap?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to BE Happy Guesthouse Siem Reap?
Conveniently located restaurants include Meric Khchei Khmer Cuisine, Muslim Family Kitchen, and Cambodian Muslim Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at BE Happy Guesthouse Siem Reap?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does BE Happy Guesthouse Siem Reap have an airport shuttle?
Yes, BE Happy Guesthouse Siem Reap offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to BE Happy Guesthouse Siem Reap?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Angkor Archaeological Park (7.2 km), Wat Thmey (Killing Fields) (3.9 km), and Cambodian Cultural Village (3.6 km).