No frills with a great veranda
Sitting at the junction of backpacker strip Street 172 and Street 13, just two and a bit blocks from the riverfront, the very well-aged Angkor Mithona offers four floors of rooms in a terrific looking, rounded building, but the fare is sadly not the best.
We keep this property mainly because the $20 private room bracket is so hard to fill in Phnom Penh and while the rooms are very old and the bathrooms, well, extremely variable, we have always found the staff to be very helpful and cheery which helps sweeten the deal. The hotel also boasts great people watching verandas, decked out with lazy chairs and tables and a few palms to spruce it up. We have stayed here in the past and did spend an inordinate amount of time sitting on the veranda.
Rooms are plainly finished, with dated drapes and a few sticks of furniture, past their prime sheets and a fridge. WiFi is available throughout the property. Bathrooms, as mentioned are variable, and could do with a good sandblasting (or just replacement). While the decor is dated, you can drag upon the curtains and let the light flood in and it isn’t half bad. When we visited, staff didn’t mention dorms, but they apparently exist on the top floor. Shop online for a discounted rate regardless of the room type you are after.
Still, for the money, for the location, this isn't a bad deal. If it isn't up to your standards there are a bunch of small hotels along 172, most of which can be booked online, so let your fingers do the walking. If you’re prefer a spotless dorm for a quarter of the price, The Big Easy is just up the road from here.
Address: 19 Street 172, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 990 323;
Coordinates (for GPS): 104º55'43.54" E, 11º34'2.82" N
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Room rates: US$10 to 35
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Superior double room||US$15||US$15|
|Deluxe double room||US$20||US$20|
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
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