Pure elegance defines this gorgeous restored French colonial building, with airy high ceilings, tasteful design, and romantic airs with a neo-Mediterranean feel.
The Columns had the most polished, sophisticated feel of any of the properties that we visited in Kampot. The atmosphere is created by lots of white, open space, gently curving lines and artful splashes of vibrant colour, all beautifully offset by the traditional tiling. The original character of the building has been maintained, but all mod-cons are integrated into the 17 rooms, including flat screen TVs, iPod docks, DVD players and air-con. Downstairs, Green’s Cafe offers a healthy menu of salads, sandwiches and treats. The staff were supremely helpful and friendly, and managed to combine a genuine warmth with discretion.
Address: Street 728, Kampot (near Year 2000 roundabout)
T: (092) 128 300; F: (033) 932 070
Coordinates (for GPS): 104º10'50.88" E, 10º36'24.3" N
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Room rates: US$35 to 75
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Superior double room||US$45||US$55|
|Deluxe double room|
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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