Take a chance
A kind of surreal interlude, Sangam Resort is also a typical border casino, complete with busy gaming tables (even first thing in the morning), international cuisine restaurants, a massage parlour and beauty salon and beer garden.
The only thing it really lacks is a soul. The rooms are actually pretty good, considering the prices charged and their range, though once you’re in the high-value end it might take you a while to get used to the super-imposing furniture, which is enormous, heavy and dark. This is stuff designed to shore up egos built on fragile foundations. The deluxe rooms come in at about $80 a night, and come complete with everything including flat-screen TV, mini-bar, safety box, a small balcony and a bath. Other rooms come in at $100 and $160, the last for the VIPs, which are more like suites with all of the above and large private balconies. If your budget isn’t going to stretch this far, they also have a range of smaller, guesthouse-type rooms in an adjacent building. These are all air-con rooms with TVs, hot-water showers and comfortable beds. There are no frills, but that’s probably not why you’re here.
Address: Route 67, Choeung Phnom Village, Choam
T: (097) 803 9333;
Coordinates (for GPS): 104º3'27.94" E, 14º20'34.08" N
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Room rates: US$10 to 35
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room|
|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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