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California 2

79 Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh n/a, Cambodia
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California 2
Ranked #28 of 201 hotels in Phnom Penh
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kamala, Thailand
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Am way late in submitting this as I was there in October/2013 but the place never left my mind. Was over visiting a friend and was referred to this hotel by yet another friend and look forward to my next trip over there. Rooms are great, simple, safe and everything works but the charm of this place is the personality... More

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Gatineau, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at the cali2 for 17 days (my visa run from Thailand). I stayed in the upgraded room (room 10) and was very happy with the room size. the bathroom is adequate, Asian style shower with plenty of water pressure. The bed was firm without being hard (which is difficult to find in SE Asia). the food is good,... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The rooms were decent, we had no window or natural light, but large and comfortable bed. Bathrooms were simple and the hallways/public areas were nothing special. Good customer service and the bar downstairs wasn't too loud at all. Nice breakfasts in the morning!

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I question the authenticity of this reviewer. check her/his profile and you can see they are haphazardly writing reviews of places all over the globe for the same time frame. Content on many of the reviews lack any real substance. The review is kind enough but the boxes ticked dont jive. I have been down this path many times before... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Rooms a litte on the small side - stayed room no window but no problem for me ! Bathroom adequate and bed comfortable. Safe facilities in room. Great position on the riverside with 24 hour bar with great bunch of staff. Jim the owner a mine of information on Cambodia

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I stayed in this hotel for a week in December 2013 in a deluxe room costing $35 a night. The hotel is located on Sisowath Quay which overlooks the river. A taxi from the airport costs 10 US dollars and there is always a tuk tuk outside the door when you need one. It is close to a number of... More

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Bangalore, India
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We stayed here in December and would recommend this without a doubt. Located on 102, its at a walkable distance from Grand Palace, National Museum and Wat Phnom. We were their on the weekend and so the night market next to 106 was easily accessible from the hotel. Lots of food joints and places to have a beer, or watch... More

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Port Hedland, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Clean, secure and well located. Cold beer and good food, We will stay again. We stayed for 12 nights. Australian mid range travellers should be quite at home here, it is not for backpackers or high rollers.

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Sydney, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We stayed at the California 2 in Phnom Penh and it was fine for what we needed, just not that great. The room was clean although there we're a few holes in the sheets. The bathroom does have a shower, but it's actually just a shower head mounted on the wall across from the sink. There isn't a lift, so... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We stayed at California 2 for a transit from Siem Reap to Singapore. The owner, Jim, is very friendly and helpful. The hotel is a little special as you enter through a pool bar. We stayed in a deluxe room which was spacious, yet no windows. When we arrived, the AirCon did not work. We were offered a discount or... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I stayed here for two nights and was happy staying here. The room was small but very clean and staff were helpful. Lots of tuk tuk drivers right outside but you get that all over the city. Jim who runs the hotel always seemed to be working and was very helpful with any queries i had.

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Also Known As:
California 2 Hotel Phnom Penh
California 2 Hotel
California 2 Phnom Penh
Hotel California 2
Address: 79 Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh n/a, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Phnom Penh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the Wat Phnom Area, on the riverfront, California 2 has easy access to the Port and is 3 doors away from the Mekong Express bus terminal. Plenty of country information as well. ... more   less 

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