What we say:
The three-storey Mekong Hotel appropriately sits by the Mekong River and is the best value hotel in Kompong Cham thanks to its general cleanliness, spaciousness and location. Popular with tour groups and charity teams, a steady flow of Westerners keeps the door swinging and the stiff lobby couches occupied with WiFi seekers. Rooms are a good size, with cable TV, blackout curtains and air-con or fan. The hot-water bathrooms are not quite as spotless as first impressions might suggest, but acceptable. Beds are reasonable though some are super soft and some guests report the air-con is a bit variable, so do test it before accepting a room. Riverview rooms come with a balcony but are only available at the higher rate with air-con. The corridors are cavernous, with the acoustics of a toilet bowl, so light sleepers will need earplugs if they don't want to be woken by someone in their bathroom vomiting across the corridor at 05:00. Basic breakfast is available in the lobby restaurant. Staff are cheery, English-speaking and able to supply information, including for motorbike rentals and further travel arrangements. Check out bulletin boards for fliers advertising nature lodges outside of the city.
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Contact details:Sihanouk Rd (Riverside). T: (042) 941 536 F: (023) 991 866
What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Dbl fan private b'room||7 USD||7 USD|
|Dbl air-con private b'room||15 USD||15 USD|
Added to Travelfish on: 30th July, 2005
Last visited or updated on: 8th September, 2012
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Rated 3 out of 5
Based on 4 ratings and 4 reviews
Best deal in town
In my view, you can't go too wrong with this choice.Â I thought this hotel was great value for the money and didn't suffer any noise problems and whilst the staff weren't over-friendly they were efficient.Â The rates we were quoted for a twin room were $7 for a fan room and $15 for a/c. All rooms are a good size with large bathrooms with hot water showers and a balcony. The fan rooms all overlook the back of the hotel however with the a/c rooms overlooking the Mekong. We tried to negotiate a Mekong facing room without the a/c but they weren't having any of it. Free WiFi in the large lobby area. Â Our room (and all the others I peeked in) had high ceilings so only 8 foot giants would be at risk of decapitation in my view. The hotel rents bicycles for $1.50 a day which seemed to be the going rate around town.Â
Mekong Hotel reviewed by KirstyB (Total reviews: 7) on
We stayed in an AC river view room and it was adequate, moderatly clean. The staff would not bargain down from 12 USD as they were alsmost full (unsure why). As far as hotels along the river go, this was the only option apart from pay-by-the-hour rooms and absolutely filthy places. The passageways are massive, comical even. Staff were friendly enough. A reasonable choice.
Mekong Hotel reviewed by irvinejamie (Total reviews: 15) on
The prices are now US$6/12. I have a feeling the room I stayed in was of a different breed than the ones described above. The $6 fan room was adequate, but nothing more than that. It was mostly clean on the surface but badly in need of a good scrub, with the bathroom particularly grimy. The noisy ceiling fan looked very hazardous, and someone just a bit taller than me (187 cm) could've found themselves decapitated. In any case, the staff were helpful enough and the location on the riverside is nice.
Mekong Hotel reviewed by Lother (Total reviews: 36) on
Bon rapport qualité-prix. Bien situé.
Hotel sans surprise avec des chambes plus que convenables avec eau chaude et tv sat ,ayant vue sur le Mékong. Quoi demander de plus pour 10$.
Mekong Hotel reviewed by jagoland (Total reviews: 10) on
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