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The Local - Riverside

8 Street 144 Riverside, Phnom Penh 023, Cambodia
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Ranked #37 of 249 Phnom Penh B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed only 3 nights and booked a room with no window, nice and clean, so quiet to sleep as we really were looking for. Nice shower, really cooling air con... This place seems to have nice guests all the time as we talked with regular customers in the bar. Mica, the owner helped us a lot, thank you for... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi Average bar style type place run by a pleasant Finnish guy. Most customers sat on terrace.Bar itself quiet.Area nothing special.Far more exciting and morw interesting bars on the waterfront. Some of the rooms were out of action and we couldn't look at others as they were occupied.

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London, United Kingdom
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57 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had one night here and then moved onto a different area in PP. It's hard to explain, but this place is a little strange. It's situated above a bar and there are 4 rooms. We stayed in the room with balcony for around $25. The room was nice enough but it wasn't very homey, it felt a little cold.... More

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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I stayed here with my partner and was expecting to love the guesthouse having read previous reviews. Sadly, this guesthouse did not live up to expectations. The rooms are nice enough although there is no window in the basic rooms which gives it an odd, dingy feel. Also the bathroom is not really in a separate room - rather there... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

If I had to come back to this city, I wouldn't stay here. The room was OK - it had a small fridge and ac - but didn't have any windows. And the guesthouse just didn't seem very welcoming, or busy. The bar downstairs is a bit sleazy, but maybe that's the norm for phnom penh, especially near the river.... More

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Pirkkala, Finland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is located next to the riverfront (where everything happens). The most important sightseeing spots, the Silver pagoda, the Royal Palace and Wat Ounalum is at walking distance. The owner Mika greeted us at the door and made us immediately feel welcomed. We had learned by tripadvisor he was Finnish too, so thought staying the first couple of nights... More

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Mika S, Owner at The Local - Riverside, responded to this review

Hi and thank's for nice review. Penthouse terrace has a new, nice and safe wall and noise of constructions do not disturb us anymore. Thank you for staying here, it was a pleasure:) Br, Mika. More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

This is the second time we went here. And this is for a reason. Really good decorated rooms. Best shower I've ever had! Beds are comfortable and you've everything you need. You should try the food :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

After being scammed into our first night bin PP we walked into the Local and got the room for the next. Owner Mica is a decent man and open for arguments. We arrived next day and found the doors closed at 8 a.m. but the barkeeper opened us on using the doorbell so we could leave the luggage in the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

Spent a lovely four nights here. Rooms are super clean and spacious, fan and air con worked well and best of all its located about 30metres from the riverside which is host to many different eateries, bars etc. Central markets are also only ten minute walk. Food is also really good. Breakfast unfortunately not complimentary. Mika, the owner, is very... More

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

Myself and my partner have stayed 3 nights and have booked one more in advance. Mica (owner) is very helpful and friendly. The location is fantastic, right next to the river and many many restaurants and bars. I recommend this place to anyone.

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Also Known As:
The Local 2 Hotel Phnom Penh
The Local 2 Hotel
Address: 8 Street 144 Riverside, Phnom Penh 023, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #37 of 249 B&Bs / Inns in Phnom Penh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Local Riverside Guesthouse/bar/restaurant is conveniently located a stone's throw from Phnom Penh's popular riverside area (bars, restaurants, souvenir shops, markets, nightlife, parks) and is within walking distance to most major attractions in Phnom Penh- 10 minutes walk to The Royal Palace, National Museum, Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, Central Market and more... Only a 5 minute walk to the Night Market. Restaurant serves excellent Western and Khmer food and the bar serves coffee, tea, fabulous cocktails, draft beer, wine and all soft drinks and juices. The second level has three recently renovated (2011) guesthouse rooms complete with flat screen TVs, bathtubs, in room electronic safe, mini fridge, king sized or twin beds- fast wifi and room service is available. All rooms available to rent per night or on a short-term basis. Downstairs is also a lounge area with two 42" flat-TV's and 2m wide screen connected to cable TV and internet + music performance space with guitar and anyone is welcome to grab an instrument and have a go. ... more   less 
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