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The Columns

2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   37 Phoum 1 Ouksophear, Kampot, Cambodia
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Ranked #3 of 45 Kampot B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chonburi, Thailand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
48 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The room is just like the professional pictures. Charming stay with excellent staff (even the security guard was very helpful). We parked our car outside the hotel. This hotel I thought was a good value. The only negative is the stairs going up to the rooms are rather steep (non-standard). Otherwise the room was nice and the outside and downstairs... More

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit freaked when a couple unbooked refused to stay after viewing room however it had it's charm including friendly staff. Room slightly bizarre as shower and toilet both opened directly into room - no privacy with basin also in bedroom! But it was clean and breakfast options great.......location great and security first class just a hint no lift so... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great hotel located in an old French style building, it’s ultra modern and has been finished to a high end. The room is slightly quirky in that there is no proper bathroom as such with the basin being sectioned off from the main room by a half wall, and the shower cubicle opening up at the top... More

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Melbourne, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It was a pity we only stayed one night in Kampot and at this wonderful hotel. The rooms were well appointed and styled. I love the little things such as hooks for towels located exactly where you need it. Terrific location, Great Atmosphere and wonderful Staff!

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

In Cambodia the best thing is the attitude. I made my booking just one hour before the arrival and the manager ( very young but very professional) answered very quickly and also sent a tuk-tuk to pick us up from the hotel we didn' t like so much. The room was clean, a/c, fridge etc was all there. What ever... More

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stayed 3 nights, May 2014 and enjoyed very much. Staff were so friendly and helpful and spoke good English. The daughter of owner booked us tuk-tuks, and taxis, recommended things to see and do, and helped with wi-fi so I could call England. No pool so we went to a nearby hotel to swim and sunbathe.We went to Kep... More

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18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This hotel is very comfortable, has good breakfast, and staff is indeed very helpful. It has a good location. They were helpful when we needed to arrange transport or rent motorbikes. However, they are much more expensive than other places in town and I'm not sure it's worth it. Their price structure is also totally crazy. We went with another... More

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Udon Thani
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Nice friendly staff who were only too willing to help. Only half a dozen items on the breakfast menu but it covered everything from cooked to fruit. Was individually prepared & nicely done. The balcony was a bit of a waste as it was directly in the sun in the day, but still nice to sit & have a drink... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Got sucked in by good reviews and turned up to a dog box which had a trough of a balcony with views of the sky only teamed with uncomfortable low chairs. Rooms not suitable for sharing with just friends' as the shower opens straight onto the room. They charged way over a fair rate for such a small cramped space... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

I stayed in this wonderfully restored hotel for 3 days and I truly enjoyed the stay there. I find the tranquilly and lots of care from the owner of the hotel. Anything you need, they will arrange it for you. The location is great, you can reach almost everything in the town by foot. I will recommend the hotel to... More

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Address: 37 Phoum 1 Ouksophear, Kampot, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Kampot Province > Kampot
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Columns 2.5*
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The Columns is located on a quiet tree-lined street in the heart of old town Kampot. Our historic French Colonial houses have been restored to their original charm but with the addition of modern functionality and comforts. The relaxing atmosphere and central location make for an ideal place to stay while exploring the town and its surroundings. ... more   less 
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