Sihanouk Rd (Riverside) T: (042) 941 536 F: (023) 991 866
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.
Last updated on 8th September, 2012.