Mekong Crossing restaurant has been a popular stop-off for years, but the guesthouse only started up in 2015.
The rooms are much like everywhere else: simple, clean and unadorned, with hot water showers. Some have a view on the river, some have windows, some don’t.
There is a nice balcony running around the corner building, which gives a nice view on to the Mekong, and a respite from the busy restaurant downstairs if you feel an urge to escape the crowds. The staff here were wonderful. We’ve never encountered such delightful cheer and helpfulness, and it wasn’t just one of them. They also speak excellent English. The restaurant downstairs is popular with tour groups and gets busy in the evenings. They serve up a solid selection of Khmer, Asian and Western dishes including house-made crumpets.
Address: #2 Pasteur St (corner of Sihanouk Rd/River Rd), Kompong Cham
T: (017) 801 788; (087) 881 788;
Coordinates (for GPS): 105º28'0.01" E, 11º59'17.98" N
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Room rates: Under US$10
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dbl fan private bathroom|
No window. River view: $10
|Sgl air-con private bathroom|
No window. River view: $15
Nicky Sullivan is an Irish freelance writer (and aspiring photographer). She has lived in England, Ireland, France, Spain and India, but decided that her tribe and heart are in Cambodia, where she has lived since 2007 despite repeated attempts to leave. She dreams of being as tough as Dervla Murphy, but fears there may be a long way to go. She can’t stand whisky for starters. She was a researcher, writer and coordinator for The Angkor Guidebook: Your Essential Companion to the Temples, now one of the best-selling guidebooks to the temples.
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