Comfort on the riverfront
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 Asian theme, the air-con rooms are comfortable with firm real mattresses, cable TV (and DVD collection), hot water showers, minibars and safes. The decor is very tasteful while still having flair, with rattan ceilings, wide four-poster wooden beds with soft linens, and large armoires to hide the electronics. The lighting is subdued, with fixtures covered in orange silk. The artwork on the wall is interesting too -- framed old military maps of Cambodia and vintage Cambodian advertisements. The family room comes with a huge king-size and two single beds, with a smaller sofa for the littlest member. A very well-situated bar and restaurant is located on the top floor of this converted rice barn, delivering outstanding Western food, great sunset views and two for one cocktails for the sunset happy hours of 17:00 to19:00. Popular with expats and returning guests, you’re best to book ahead if you've got your heart set on staying here. Former guests rave about this place and its owners, whom we too found to be helpful and kind. They seem genuinely excited about what they do for a living and where they reside. The price of the room includes breakfast, which is a proper affair, with a selection of fruit, breads, crepes and eggs.
By Abigail Gilbert
Last updated on 17th February, 2014.