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The Magic Sponge

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Guesthouse Street | Kampong Bay District, Kampot MS1 KP2, Cambodia
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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 1 week ago

It's one of the places where it's hard to leave. The owners are very friendly and talkative. Poker nights, pool table and great food! No big parties in the evenings, just casual sit-togethers (take that as a pro or a con). Would love to go back.

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Poznan, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Magic Sponge Guesthouse is located right next to Salt Workers Monument roundabout (close to the station where buses stop). I felt very welcome coming to this place. I spent 2 nights in the penthouse room. If I had more time, I would have stayed longer. Manager was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The room was clean, the showers and bathroom... More 

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Sihanoukville, Cambodia
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21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great stay here, i stayed in a $10 private room which was massive, and had balcony, nice bathroom (which did attract mosquitoes though) huge ceiling fan, great beds, has a nice dvd common room, very nicely decorated venue, the owner really makes this place, such a lovely guy, who always has movies on in the bar/restaurant, i had... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This quaint little place is run by the owner who lives in the hotel and his very pleasant staff. The prices are good and the food portions are huge. The bar is always playing a movie in English during the day. Someone asked to see some knew and the reply was "no you're on vacation" At night they play music.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been a guest here several times now. I always head for the Sponge whenever I'm coming to Kampot because I know what to expect: great hospitality, megga sized and super tasty meals and so much more ! I stayed right at the beginning if August and was lucky to get a room so my advice is to phone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute, clean and well appointed rooms are just the tip of the iceberg! The hotel is set in such a beautiful garden you'll never want to leave. Plus, the food is fantastic and comes in huge portions. The owner William is a true gem offering excellent advice and interesting conversation and always with a big smile. And the whole place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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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Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 July 14, 2015

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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