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The Magic Sponge

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Guesthouse Street | Kampong Bay District, Kampot MS1 KP2, Cambodia
The Magic Sponge
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rooms are furnished, very comfortable and relatively cheap. Awesome bar and restaurant which has the cheapest beer during happy hours ($0.50!). William and his staff are very accommodating and helpful as well. They can help you arrange for buses, motorcycle rentals and even certain tours. Don't miss their live music night every Wednesday! You should make a booking before you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is very clean and good value and William is a lovely and helpful guy. My only tip for travellers is consider what you want from kampot- if you want to be in the town this is your best bet. However we went to kampot for a more rural/riverside experience which is better achieved in other places. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For every dollar you spend on food you get a free pint! Curry's are amazing and huge portions.... Not to be missed. Friendly staff, beautiful setting, movies on daily on big screen and 50 cent beers 12 till 5pm..dangerous but fun

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was nice and clean and there is a good drinking area and pool table outside, the food was actually okay. There was a British girl who worked at the bar and she was helpful, however the dorm was boiling hot the mosquito nets blocked the fan. We were told to stop playing pool at 11:30pm because of a private... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a couple of nights and absolutely loved it. William is the most enthusiastic host, incredibly accommodating and very friendly! Great food, great service and perfect location. Very clean, well looked after rooms and comfy beds. The sponge made my stay in kampot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just turned up at the Magic Sponge, on the recommendation of a fellow traveller, and were lucky enough to get a room. We booked three nights, originally, but ended up staying for four (and could have stayed longer)! The owner, William, met us at the gate. He is the most cheery, happy, helpful, easy going man we have ever... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best places I have stayed on my current trip. William was born to run this place. He's one of the friendliest people I have ever met. We arrived on a Monday which just happened to be mad Monday (for every dollar spent on food you get a free beer, wow!). The food was outstanding and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Magic Sponge is well located in the beautiful Kampot province and a short walk away from the riverfront and the pubs. I stayed at the dorm of two nights and during one of those the water stopped working. One of the other guys in the dorm had a bad case of bug bites too. However, I'm sure these are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

I have been having a great time at this hotel! The food was good the chocolate fudge pie was legendary! And they have minigolf which is awesome! ;)🍰 🍫 the room has television 📺 and bathroom. So great rooms great bar, great owner and staff!

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MagicSpongeRest, Owner at The Magic Sponge, responded to this review

Fnilzz, thank you very much for taking the time to write us such a great review! We really appreciate comments like yours, and our staff greatly appreciates their hard work being recognized. We especially appreciate your comments on our rooms and food. We must admit, the chocolate fudge pie is a favorite after one of our big meals. Thank you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Stayed in magic sponge for 3 nights and could of stayed longer. Everything about this place is good, really well managed. The owner is also super friendly a bit forgetful but I would to if I saw that many guests a day. We stayed in the fan double which is 10 USD a night and really nice. The bed was... More 

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MagicSpongeRest, Owner at The Magic Sponge, responded to this review

Dondon89, thank you so very much for your wonderful review! We're glad you enjoyed yourselves so much at The Magic Sponge. You were here for our two favorite nights, Monday Night Madness, in which you receive on free draft beer for every whole dollar spent on food between 6-9 p.m., and our Wednesday Night Jam with outstanding live acoustic music.... More 

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