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“Don't judge a book by its cover..” 5 of 5 stars
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Riverwalk Guesthouse
Riverwalk, Street 102, Sangkat Wat Phnom, Khan Daun Penchant, Phnom Penh, Cambodia   |  
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Ranked #121 of 296 Phnom Penh B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Don't judge a book by its cover..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Do not judge this place on its facade, the entrance is a little lack-lustre but the rooms are clean and bright and new! New bathroom, no smelly or clogged drains, hot shower with good pressure. The riverview rooms have an unobstructed view of the river. The family owners are so friendly & helpful, they will organise your visa if you need.
Location is ok, on the edge of the town centre, we are active people so didn't mind walking everywhere. Many restaurants on the doorstep. Definitely stay here if you do not want to be in the centre of town but still want access to it.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights and returned for 1 more night on our way back to Vietnam.

The first room we were given wasn't the nicest we had stayed in. There were ants all over the table and lizards in our bathroom so don't leave food out. Having said this, the people that ran the place we nice and friendly and arranged a tuk tuk driver for us for the day at a good rate who was lovely!

The second time we stayed was a much better experience. The room was clean and spacious and the tuk tuk driver recognised us and helped take our bags up to our rooms and offered to take us round again. The owners, once again were friendly.

Location was fantastic, walking distance the royal palace and other attractions with lots of nice places to eat a minutes walk away.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We stayed 2 nights in early Dec. We took a fan room, cheapest available - got a discount to make it 26USD for 2 nights. Clean, tidy, comfy double bed, good bathroom. No food served here, but doesn't matter. Very close to riverside area - everywhere you'll need for food and drink is a short walk away. Also a walk of 15 mins to Royal Palace and National Museum.
Downsides: cheaper available elsewhere; no hot water (it got luke-warm at best) and no window.
We would go again, just for location and cleanliness.

Room Tip: Get a window if pos. - no window is disorienting - can't tell what time of day it is!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The alley leading to the guest house is old and small. Nevertheless, the Double Deluxe Room with River View is superb. Good interior, spacious bathroom, comfortable bed, flat screen TV with more than 40+ different channels in Cambodian, Mandarin, English shows.

Room Tip: Try to stay at higher floor with River View if you want to have a better view of the river.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I had checked into a no-window room for myself. Not much complaints about this place - The manager of the place (a mother with 4 children I think) was friendly and brought me to the night markets on my third night here. The rooms were spacious and bright, flat screen tv, wardrobe and a spacious bathroom as well.

The only complaints would probably be some communication error between me and her as she did not speak English, so sometimes getting information from her may be difficult. Her daughter does come and out help during the weekends so if you're lucky to run into her, it might be easier for you.

Because the guesthouse is located near bars and pubs, I found it to be quite noisy at night as music can be heard playing into the wee hours in the morning, and her children will start screaming at around 6.30am to 7am which may irritate light sleepers like me.

If you don't have a problem with noise, this may be a place you can consider.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Literally 'stumbled' on this place.... was walking around and saw the sign.... went down the alley, following the signs, up one flight of stairs (all the way wondering where this place was buried), and was there. I was looking for another room (previous guesthouse was musty), and really couldn't believe how clean, modern, and convenient the room was. Stayed in the VIP Double City View which overlooks 104th Street with some bars and people below, but NOT a major road with alot of vehicular traffic (read: no horns a-beeping), and a lot quieter than other places I've looked at. Went looking at 3 or 4 other guesthouses in the area, but all were musty/moldy.... Riverwalk room was very fresh/clean and well kept. I stayed for two nights, and just returned after an excursion to Sihanoukville, and really glad to be back here (for 6 more nights). Great place to base out of and see the city's sights and just relax. Full bars on wifi; friendly and helpful staff; beverage selection at reception desk; laundry service; housekeeping; and all-in-all a great place to get away from the city while being in the city. Highly recommend Riverwalk Guesthouse for all of the above, and then there is the price/value.....it is unbeatable!! This is my home away from home, and I love it!! Note: if there weren't any ashtrays in the room, I'd say this is a 'non-smoking' room.... I'm very 'sensitive' to cigarette smoke, and there isn't any trace of it in this room nor reception area.

Room Tip: I have not ventured to the higher floors. VIP Double I'm in is just down the hall from receptio...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I took a tuktuk here from the drop off point near the Central Market because of my giant bag and was tired coming from a 6-hr bus ride from Ho Chi Minh. The front desk concierge was really helpful and nice. He helped me carry my luggage up to my room on the 5th floor. Room was airy and clean and had a good view of the river. I got up early the next day to watch the Sunrise from my window.

They have a 'Be aware of monkeys!' sign on every floor. It always made me laugh when I passed it. Good location, good price, and nice hosts. Can't beat it when in Phnom Penh.

Room Tip: Bring a backpack instead of wheeled luggage- this place has a winding staircase.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Riverwalk, Street 102, Sangkat Wat Phnom, Khan Daun Penchant, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #121 of 296 B&Bs / Inns in Phnom Penh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of the riverfront district, 2-minutes from the night market, 1 minute from post office, 10 minute walk to the Royal Palace and National Museum, lots of nearby restaurants, coffee shop, pubs and shopping and bus station. ... more   less 
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