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Kha Vi Guest House
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   7DD1 258 Street, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Formerly Sweet Home Guest House)   |  
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Ranked #135 of 258 Phnom Penh B&B and Inns
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“better value and service elsewhere”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

as others have stated in other reviews i,ll back up the fact that the reception staff have PROBLEMS. this guesthouse is in a narrow tuk tuk choked side street which is out of the way of the tourist area.if you like noise and cramped conditions this place is for you...but i found a new guesthouse with no problems what soever in a nice location after i refused to checkin to this waste of time dirty place.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Whether you choose an air-con room or not you will not be disappointed with this hotel. There's free wifi, helpful and friendly staff (English & French speaking), a cheap laundry service, excellent food, comfortable beds... and a plentiful supply of (not too intense) tuktuk drivers outside. Having stayed in many hotels in PP this is definitely the one I would recommend... Less than 5 minutes walk to the Royal Palace and plenty of bars and cafe's nearby...

The shower room's a bit basic but most are when you're not stopping at a top-dollar establishment, that's my only negative point...

If you have a choice, building 2, opposite side of street 258 is the nicer place with a true French colonial feel and a great chilling out balcony overlooking the street...

Room Tip: Go for building 2. (I think it was rooms with a 'B' suffix)
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We spent a month and a half in this guesthouse (Nov-Dec 2012). The location is very convenient. The street has many other GHs and it is close to the Royal Place and the riverside. The place is ok, the room was spacious and had a balcony (15 $), the majority of the staff are friendly. I was learning Khmer language, and they seemed to have fun with it. One of the staff members (Ala) looked very serious though. The air conditioned did not work one day, but they were quick repairing it. They clean the room, but only if you request it. They sell bus tickets, but more expensive that through other travel agencies.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

The location is quite strategic and nice (because it is nearby royal area) with Royal Palace, National Museum and Independent Monument within walking distance.

We book 1 double and 1 twin with toilet attached but were given 1 double with toilet and 1 triple with sharing toilet but that is okay since we are staying for 1 night only. The rooms are pretty much average and standard to other guesthouse. Nothing amusing though but are quite surprise they provide toothbrush here in Cambodia! WIFI available both in the lobby and room.

Have to agree with previous reviewer saying that the host is quite cheeky, but since we have only limited time, we booked our bus ticket to with them but no free transfer to bus station.

You got what you pay anyway and this is one of the cheapest and okay guesthouse we can find in Phnom Penh.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Broken Hill, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed at this guest house in January 2013... Aside from being some distance from the centre of town, the rooms are very clean and quite large for their price (we paid $11 a night) and the staff are very pleasant and helpful.
I would recommend this guest house to anyone and would stay here again :)

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Changsha, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

pros: Good location. Very close to the Royal Palace and National Museum. Just one or two minutes' walk.
cons: I booked a "Fan-cooled room features a cable tv and private bathroom with bathtub". However, when I arrived late at 03:00a.m., they gave me a triple room without a tv, let alone a bathroom! The bathroom was outside and the water was cold. There were stains and other people's hair on their sheets and the mosquitos really bothered me.I didn't have chance to talk with the owner until the next day but he didn't apologize at all, just said they were full. p.s. It was too hot so I requested for a/c, they said it was available with an additional charge of $2 and then I took it. However, eventually they charged me $4 extra. I was in a rush to the bus station and had no time to double-check, the owner didn't remind me a thing. Well he could take it as a tip which I was not willing to give.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

they tried to cheat us and give worse room,than we booked a payed. Staff vas very concerned we dont like it, shown another , even worse than the first one. but when we decided to go away and find better, they finally gave us better room,than we paied(incl. a/c). So end good,but....

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kha Vi Guest House

Address: 7DD1 258 Street, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Formerly Sweet Home Guest House)
Location: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #135 of 258 B&Bs / Inns in Phnom Penh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kha Vi Guest House 3*
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Also Known As:
Sweet Home Guest House Hotel Phnom Penh

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