La Noria is a mellow group of bungalows connected by a winding garden path. The guesthouse is near the town center but you wouldn't know it in the hush of this little laid-back spot. Rooms are basic but have nice local touches. Terra-cotta floors, wooden trim, and small balconies are all neat and tidy, and fine hangings and details like shadow puppets and authentic Khmer furniture round out a pleasing traditional decor. Bathrooms have no separate shower consoles, but are small and clean. The place is light on amenities but has a small pool and makes up for any deficiency with gobs of charm. The open-air restaurant is a highlight, serving good Khmer and French cuisine. The hotel is affiliated with Krousar Thmey "New Family," a humanitarian group doing good work, and there's a helpful information board about rural travel and humanitarian projects.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Recommended 2010