An excellent family option
8-10 Street 174, Phnom Penh T: (023) 223 377, (023) 214 218 F: (023) 213 134
Tucked away on a quiet road just off Norodom Boulevard, the Kambuja Inn has a collection of good-sized, good value rooms, many with two large double beds, making this a great option for those travelling with young children.
And its reputation is such that all 11 rooms were fully booked the last time we went to check it out, at a time when everyone else was praying for guests. It's a little bit off the beaten track, although it is within walking distance of the riverside if you’re feeling energetic and the sun’s not too high. For pretty much anything else, you’ll need a tuk tuk. The road outside is attracting more cool bars and restaurants, though they tend to be quite expat-oriented so there’s no reason why the general peace and quiet should be shattered. The rooms are housed in two buildings, with the cheapest being a little on the dark side but the US$34 rooms are bright and airy if you open the wooden shutters. Each one comes with air-con, a bar fridge and a large TV. The decor mimics French colonial style, with yellow stucco walls and wooden fixtures and furniture all stained a deep brown. All rooms have spotless bathrooms. Kambuja deals with a few tour companies, so it can get pretty busy.
By Nicky Sullivan
Last updated on 11th February, 2016.