Solid, reliable, central
It’s almost impossible to fault this standard Cambodian-style guesthouse with simple, spotlessly clean rooms and super-helpful service.
Just opposite the drop-off for the Giant Ibis bus service, Raksmey Kampuchea is only five minutes’ walk from the riverside, but has prices that are miles apart for simple, unadorned rooms that will meet anyone’s basic needs. The staff could not have been more approachable, professional and helpful, and spoke excellent English. The rooms all come with hot water, and flat screen TVs with cable. There’s no bar or restaurant, though with dozens within an easy walk, that’s not a loss, though they do have fridges in the lobby selling drinks. It’s not the most salubrious of spots, but if you’re looking for a decent place from which to explore, and can’t spring for something on the riverside, then you’d be hard pressed to do better.
Address: Off the Durian Roundabout, Kampot
T: (012) 602 679; (033) 636 6618;
Coordinates (for GPS): 104º10'50.84" E, 10º36'39.2" N
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Room rates: Under US$10
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
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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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