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79 Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh n/a, Cambodia
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California 2
Ranked #34 of 209 hotels in Phnom Penh
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Melbourne, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
13 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 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

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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Gatineau, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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JimCA2, Owner at California 2, responded to this review

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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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