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Guesthouse Street | Kampong Bay District, Kampot MS1 KP2, Cambodia
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The Magic Sponge
Ranked #1 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Kampot
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just had a dinner at this place after reading some mixed reviews. To summerize for under 40s, it was unbelievable great place and it has nothing to do with the fact that we got free food due to "slight delay". As I had only 50/100s, I could only leave guiltful 7 dollars behinds after having five draft beers. Being an... More 

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bendigo
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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were booked in for 2 nights and we're lucky enough to be able to add 1 more. William may be a little, shall we say...over the top, but he is extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about everything in the Kampot area and beyond. Nothing was too much trouble and he always took the time to help us in any... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We absolutely loved our time at the Magic Sponge! We stayed in an AC room and it was a nice comfortable stay. The bed and linens were so clean and comfy and the room itself has a nice feel. I loved the common area and balcony available if you want to relax outside of your room. The bar/restaurant was really... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My wife and I intended a short stay here but ended up close to a week. The owners are very much into music and had organized a well good mini music festival for the area. We enjoyed not only talented musicians doing there thing, but also great food and onto it staff. Fully recommend Magic Sponge, good price, good food,... More 

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Mornington Peninsula
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Thankfully (after reading reviews on TA) we booked our room before leaving Melbourne, or we probably would have missed out. On arrival we were given the run-down by owner William and shown to our room, which I must say is the ONLY room I have stayed in which is actually nicer than the photos. Quite spacious, one huge bed and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Two friends and I stayed in the upstairs dorm at the Magic Sponge and we would never return to this guesthouse. We stayed for one night only and woke up the next morning to find both of my friends covered in bedbug bites. We counted 36 bites on one person and after searching the beds, found two bed bugs bug... More 

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Melbourne
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is a quaint, relaxing secure hotel that we opted to stay an extra night, due to the ambience of the place and it was great value for money. We found around Kampot there are cafes that have their frequent dwellers which adds to the place, it is a good sign I feel when the locals frequent the bar. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

So popular and well recieved is this establishment that we were unable to secure lodging here. As such we stayed across the street and visited the Magic Sponge several times a day. The quality of service provided by the proprietor and his staff is top notch! I would recomend utilizing there help for all of your travel plans while in... More 

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Perth, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Fabulous value accommodation - large twin room with a private bathroom for $9/night. It was very clean and quiet. Unfortunately we didn't enjoy our breakfast which we felt was overpriced and not to our taste, the coffee was also fairly weak.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I didn't actually stay at The Magic Sponge, (here forth TMS) I stayed across the street at Orchid Guesthouse, (which was also nice) but popped into TMS to have some breakfast on my first day in Kampot. The owner William was behind the bar, and couldn't have been more helpful or friendly, the food was delicious as well! William was... More 

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Address: Guesthouse Street | Kampong Bay District, Kampot MS1 KP2, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Kampot Province > Kampot
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6

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