Angkor International Hotel
Run down hotel near the river
What we say:
The Angkor used to be a rundown old dump and that's still half true. When the new wing is full they still book people into rooms in the old one, which is a musty, cruddy mess with the same price tag. If they try to stick you here, head one block southeast and check out Cyclo Guesthouse for about the same price, or three blocks east to Indochine Hotel. The neighbourhood, near several markets, snooker halls, and videogame parlours (as well as a few of the most downtrodden-looking hostess bars in town) is quite seedy. And the hotel itself is incredibly tacky, with a chipped gold roof, though the new lobby has a fairly decent bar (with a really lousy pool table). The only reason to stay here would be for the new rooms, which are really a great deal for the price, with nice bedding, good amenities and bathrooms with tubs. The rooms vary a lot in size and comfort, so ask to see a couple before selecting one, and because of the fluctuations in occupancy you may be able to bargain down the price a bit. Another drawback is that there are seven floors and no elevators.
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Contact details:#38-50 Street 148, Phnom Penh. T: (023) 217 609 F: (023) 217 505
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What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Dbl air-con private b'room||15 USD||15 USD|
|Triple air-con private b'room||20 USD||20 USD|
|Quad air-con private b'room||25 USD||25 USD|
|Family room||30 USD||30 USD|
Added to Travelfish on: 5th May, 2006
Last visited or updated on: 20th May, 2009
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Rated 2 out of 5
Based on 4 ratings and 4 reviews
Got extorted $$$ in the lobby
The hotel is satisfactory. However, I was extorted $500USD in the lobby of the hotel by the local mafia that had congregated on the footpath outside. The circumstances behind this incident are long, but I was doubly distressed that the hotel manager was completely disinterested in ensuring the safety of a guest. When I informed the hotel manager of the incident I was bluntly told, ''it's not our problem''. I explained to him that it occurred in the hotel lobby, and that the thugs were just outside, he said, ''they're outside the hotel, it's not our problem''. This is ironic given that they have tables and seats out on the very same street corner! When I told him that if he didn't call security or the police, I'd contact travel guides e.g. Travelfish, of my experience he told me to ''do what you like''. So, here I am, fulfilling my promise of telling you about my experience: ANGKOR INTERNATIONAL HOTEL HAS NO INTEREST IN ENSURING THE SAFETY OF THEIR GUESTS FROM VIOLENT CRIMINALS, and you would do well to find another, safer hotel. I survived this incident and simply lost money -- next time somebody might get injured or worse.
Angkor International Hotel reviewed by faustus (Total reviews: 1) on
The staff are friendly and intelligent, very nice kids, the rooms are clean and acceptable, the location is great. One cannot ask for much more on a budget wanting to stay near the river. This place is hands down top notch for a backpacker. I really enjoyed talking to the staff, nice kids, the food was decent and the market is a skip away. I will stay here if I can be pried away from the beaches this December for a return to Phnom Penh.
Angkor International Hotel reviewed by Fishman (Total reviews: 39) on
The room was nice and clean but they have no elevator to go up and down even the building has 7 floors. The staffs were not really helpful therefore stayed there for 1 night only.
Angkor International Hotel reviewed by adneilme (Total reviews: 6) on
Rooms are okay
The staff are okay. It's one of a few old hotels whose staff wear uniforms. I was put off that when my friends and I were given rooms, they didn't offer to help carry our bags but when some Caucasians checked in, they offered to help. The food there's great even though slightly more expensive than the nearby food stalls. Would recommend the amok fish and shrimp curry. When we were eating outside, some kids came to beg for money from us. Even though my friend then bought some bread for them from a nearby stall, they later came back to beg again (occasionally u see them sniffing glue!).
Angkor International Hotel reviewed by aspenkatz (Total reviews: 9) on
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