Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
Kampot is a small place and pretty much everything is within walking distance of the centre of town and the river. Within the town centre are a bunch of backpacker-orientated guesthouses along with a few smart flashpacker spots. Waterfront hangouts can also be found out of town heading north on both sides of the Kampot River.
Colonial chicOff the river, Kampot (near Year 2000 roundabout) 27 Phoum 1 Ouksophea, Kampot
T: (097) 517 0023;
From the first greeting with a big smile, La Java Bleue provides a warm and friendly experience. Donna and Jean-Claude, the chef, have created a beautiful bijou hotel of only five rooms and a terrace ... Read the full review of La Java Bleue.
Comfort in central Kampot townOff the river, Kampot (near Salt Mine Worker's roundabout)
T: (017) 946 428 ;
Housed in a quirkily decorated former bank, Magic Sponge is tuned to travellers' needs, with clean rooms, a relaxing garden, TV lounge, pool table and a fun mini-golf course. The whole place has had ... Read the full review of Magic Sponge Guesthouse.USD 10 to 35 1 vote Flashpacker
Value for money1 Ouksophea, Kampot (Salt Mine Workers roundabout)
T: (012) 824 460;
Located in downtown Kampot near the Salt Mine Workers roundabout, the bright orange Ny Ny is a great choice if the room is more important than a cool vibe or hangout space. This is a classic example ... Read the full review of Ny Ny Guesthouse.
Comfort on the riverfrontKampot River Rd, Kampot
T: (012) 235 102;
This is easily the best riverside option in downtown Kampot. The name is a bit of a tongue twister, but the seven smart ground-floor rooms here will certainly stick in your mind. Laid out with an ... Read the full review of Rikitikitavi.USD 35 to 75 9 votes Midrange
Riverside fancyOff the river, Kampot (near New Bridge)
T: (033) 6411 888;
Sixty metres down the dirt road by the new bridge, Natural Bungalows offers a flashier stay than the name suggests. Quality guest rooms are spread throughout wooden houses arranged in a large ... Read the full review of Natural Bungalows.
Beautiful boutiqueOff the river, Kampot (near Year 2000 roundabout)
T: (092) 128 300; F: (033) 932 070
Tucked down a leafy side street near Rikitikitavi, The Columns is a gorgeous converted row of colonial houses transformed into a boutique hotel. Retained features, such as hand-painted tiles and ... Read the full review of The Columns.
Riverside valueKampot River Rd, Kampot
T: (033) 650 16 31;
If you want to be on the river, but don't have a flashpacker budget, Titch's might be the place for you. A low-key guesthouse, its location near shops, restaurants and tour operators means you won't ... Read the full review of Titch's Place.
A blissful backpacker optionOff the river, Kampot (Salt Mine Workers roundabout)
T: (012) 513 024;
A stalwart of the Kampot backpacker scene, Blissful has a range of good value rooms and a lovely garden setting. Accommodation is shared out between a large, two-storey house with hardwood floors, ... Read the full review of Blissful Guesthouse.Under USD 10 17 votes Backpacker
Lovely building, so-so decorRiver Rd, Kampot
T: (033) 932 314;
Bokor Lodge has changed hands and opened and closed a couple of times over the years. Currently the FCC group owns the place, while it is independently run by friendly Eric. Rooms come either with or ... Read the full review of Bokor Mountain Lodge.USD 35 to 75 4 votes Midrange
Chillin' by the riverTeuk Chhou Rd, Kampot
T: (012) 289 916;
A joint Khmer-Western venture, Naga House is the cool kid on the riverside block. There's a friendly atmosphere and an emphasis on fun, with relaxed days and weekend party nights with live music on ... Read the full review of Naga House.
Total tranquillity5km north of Kampot
T: (092) 724 612;
Out of town and a little off the beaten track, Ganesha Resort is a retreat favoured by long-staying artists and writers, as well as returning guests. A very large plot ensures privacy in your chosen ... Read the full review of Ganesha Riverside Eco Resort.USD 10 to 35 1 vote Flashpacker
Water sports and river watchingA couple of km north of Kampot
T: (089) 29 07 14;
Next door to Les Mangiers on the river , Villa Vedici is less country living, more resort chic, with a dollop of fun thrown in. It's a popular weekend haunt for expats, drawn by the sunny pool and ... Read the full review of Villa Vedici.
RelaxToek Chhu Street, Kampot
T: (088) 886 3071;
There’s something in the Kampot air that encourages relaxation, and the Greenhouse has distilled it. Located four kilometres over the bridge from Kampot town down a quiet countryside road, this ... Read the full review of The Greenhouse.
A hidden away, chilled out spotAround 7km north of Kampot
T: (0977) 455 073;
If Bodhi Villa isn't chilled out enough, just keep on heading north on the zoo road and you'll eventually reach Arcadia, formerly Utopia. Under new Western management, this seriously hidden-away spot ... Read the full review of Arcadia Backpackers, Kampot.Under USD 10 2 votes Backpacker
A good, family orientated hideawayA couple of km north of Kampot
T: (092) 330 050;
Les Manguiers (The Mango Trees) is a hidden away retreat a couple of kilometres north of Kampot town, down a bumpy dirt road and on the east bank of the Kampot River among rice fields. A range of ... Read the full review of Les Manguiers.USD 10 to 35 4 votes Flashpacker
Kampot's hang-out sceneTeuk Chhou Rd, Kampot
T: (012) 72 8884;
The Australian-run Bodhi Villa sits on Teuk Chhou Road a couple of kilometres north of Kampot on the west side of the river (across the bridge from the main town). A veteran of the Kampot scene, ... Read the full review of Bodhi Villa.Under USD 10 7 votes Backpacker
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