Comfort in central Kampot town
Off the river, Kampot (near Salt Mine Worker's roundabout) T: (017) 946 428
Housed in a quirkily decorated former bank, Magic Sponge is tuned to travellers' needs, with clean rooms, a relaxing garden, TV lounge, pool table and a fun mini-golf course.
The whole place has had a spruce up recently and the management work hard to provide an enjoyable experience for all guests. The budget-conscious can bed down in the breezy 10-person penthouse dormitory, with comfortable mattresses, nets, lockers, and individual fans and reading lights. Ensuite bedrooms in two- and three-bed varieties are clean and fresh, and likely to get booked up in advance. The friendly bar is a great place to meet people, with regular promotions and activities, including 50 cent happy hour beer and open mike nights. Food portions are generous, and there's the variety of a full Indian menu as well as local favourites like the Kampot pepper steak sandwich. Staff are happy to help you plan your Kampot stay, making recommendations and bookings. Recommended.
By Abigail Gilbert
Last updated on 17th February, 2014.