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79 Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh n/a, Cambodia
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California 2
Ranked #33 of 213 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

California 2 is a great place to stay for both short and longer stays, my only regret this trip was that it was for just one night. It's located perfectly, far enough away from the nightlife to give a peaceful nights sleep, yet close enough to walk to the busiest night spots in town, great food from the restaurant in... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shane behind the bar at the California2 was very friendly and gave me some great advice for a solo travellers first day in the busy and awesome destination of Phomn Penh. While on my second great cup of coffee at the bar he said "Go out and get a couple of lungs full of Cambodian air into you". Which I... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Now been staying twice at Hotel California 2 and both times I enjoyed myself immensely. From the moment I entered the hotel it took me 4 (!!) hours to get to my room. Felt right at home and met some great people in the bar/restaurant. Rooms are definitely adequate for the price paid. Location is great. Jim, the owner, is... More

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Melbourne, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

For the price point its fantastic; clean, comfortable, friendly, great location Jim was also really helpful with giving me some pointers of temples off the beaten path. I got to spend about an hour by myself in a very beautiful and peaceful temple, that was a very nice thing to do.

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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13 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The food here was just adequate, nothing special. No Beer on tap, just bottles and a small selection to choose from. The service was good. Location is not the greatest as it is a little far from the main action of the riverfront.

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JimCA2, Owner at California 2, responded to this review

????? Decent Food. Then a rant? We have a good selection of western, Khmer and Mexican. Plenty of pics of our menu items on our website. Over the years, I have learned that stocking 100 beers means just that. 100 types of beer sit on the shelf. I have done enough taste test that have been quite the eye openers... More

northern ireland
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

great food,great service,and most helpful and accommadating staff. standard always to the highest,jim is a fountain of information,the location is very central to all attractions and $3 on tut tut will bring u anywere. many many thanks,will be back again. cheers

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Stayed for two nights.. what a dive. Rooms very very basic, boring atmosphere, owner staring at the computer screen, not interested in conversation. There are far better places to stay at on the Riverfront.

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JimCA2, Owner at California 2, responded to this review

Its been a while since I have checked reviews, but no Bobs from the UK registered in the hotel in April or May . I admit, I am on the computer a lot processing pictures and supporting friends businesses with them on social media. Lately I have given plenty of great photography tips to people that are interested. I also... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I like the room design, affordable, helpful and friendly English speaking staff. Centrally located close too most tourist attractions. The food is good, try their cheeseburger. There's a pool table too! One bus station and the ferry terminal within 2 minutes of walking. :)

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Ho Chi Minh
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Met a friend from Saigon and stayed two nights . Rooms bit basic , good big bed no window , have to have natural light . Helpful staff , think Jim the owner is a man of few words . Sure he would be a mind of information . Rooms only $ 27.00 p/n good location . Good attitude to... More

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JimCA2, Owner at California 2, responded to this review

I know first impressions can sometimes be wrong, but when one checks into a hotel and pulls right up to the bar, before washing their hands after a 7 hour bus ride, don't reach over and help your self to some other customers chips and salsa (or any food order). Maybe if this didn't happen I would have been more... More

Kamala, Thailand
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

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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Address: 79 Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh n/a, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
California 2 Hotel Phnom Penh
California 2 Phnom Penh
Hotel California 2

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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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