Riverside boutique style
As of early 2016, Makk is a brand spanking new boutique hotel with a view right out on to the river from its first floor bar, and within a minute’s walk of downtown Kampot.
Makk Hotel is small, with just eight rooms that are sleekly designed with plenty of smooth, moulded concrete, platform beds and smart design touches. All the rooms come with flatscreen TV, mini bar and fridge. There is plenty of storage space as well, which is too often overlooked. To be honest, it feels like it should cost more than it does. The rooms are small to mid-sized, and the downstairs ones have a small area in front with outdoor seating, though it is a little bit cramped. They do however, and unusually for Kampot, come with a bath, which may be an absolute boon for some.
Upstairs an open-sided bar provides gorgeous views over the river and on to Bokor, making this a great spot for sundowners if Rikitikitavi is too crowded for you. We wouldn’t say it’s the most soulful hotel in the world, it’s a little bit too ‘design’ for that, but it is very convenient and great value. We found the staff to be a little bit scatty, which may be just a teething problem. They seemed positively startled when we arrived asking to see the rooms. All in all though, if you’re looking for convenient and comfort, then it’s a pretty good deal.
Address: River Road, Kampot
T: (069) 370 000; (012) 377 535;
Coordinates (for GPS): 104º10'56.39" E, 10º36'2.99" N
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Room rates: US$35 to 75
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||US$45||US$45|
|Deluxe double room||US$55||US$55|
Sleeps up to four.
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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