We had a wonderful time at Ananas Beach Bungalows. Anna and her staff were very attentive and professional. The bungalows are affordable, clean, thirty meters from the water, and the bungalows have their own beach dogs. We had the best time playing with Anna's three dogs. The room we had was simple with a queen size mattress, clean sheets, a fan (no ac and not needed if you leave the shutters open), a large bathroom with shower/toilet/sink, towels, and two small stands to stack your belongings. You could call it "spartan" but it was what we expected from viewing the photos of the bungalows and we enjoyed the simplicity of the room. There is also a small patio with chairs and a table out front in case you have to wait out a quick rainstorm like we did.
The beach is beautiful, the waves were good size, the water warm, and there is a fun swing to play on in front and among the many lounge chairs and Papasan chairs located outside the bungalows. There is also a restaurant attached to the bungalows and run by Anna. The food is good, affordable, and service is excellent from the staff. You can get breakfast, lunch, second lunch, and dinner there, as well as drinks.
The bungalows are located on Otres Beach 2, so it is a bit off the beaten path, which is perfect if you are trying to avoid the loud partying and EDM of the backpacker scene. It was very quiet at our beach at night even though there are plenty of other bungalows/boutique hotels/guest houses and restaurants/bars/small stores up and down the dirt road that is Otres Marina Rd. You can hike up the beach to downtown Sihanoukville in about ninety minutes to two hours time if you are looking for raucous bars and nightlife. On your hike from Ananas you will have a huge choice of restaurants and bars to stop in for a drink or a snack on Otres Beach 1 and Ochheuteal Beach as you make your way to downtown Sihanoukville.
If you are coming by bus ( we came from Phnom Penh, where we live, and used Giant Ibis) then the tuk tuk should cost you $7-$10 to Anna's place from the bus station downtown. It's about a 15-20 minute ride. FYI. If using Giant Ibis from Phnom Penh it is 5.5 hours each way due to traffic in and out of Phnom Penh, the two lane highway with lots of large and slow trucks using it, and a twenty minute stop for food/drink/bathroom about half way there.
If you stay at Ananas Beach Bungalows you will not be disappointed. Clean, simple, affordable with terrific service from Anna and her staff. Plus, friendly beach dogs! We will return to stay with Anna again soon.