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“paragon review - cambodia Jan 2012” 4 of 5 stars
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219B, Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh, Cambodia   |  
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Ranked #84 of 233 Hotels in Phnom Penh
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“paragon review - cambodia Jan 2012”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

i wrote a thankyou email to the hotel and they suggested i add my views to this website... so here they are: paragon is centrally located, clean and friendly and a pleasure to stay at. ok, so the bathroom facilities were rudimentary, and the television reception not the clearest i could not fault the place. well, the lift didnt work for a few days, which wasnt too bad as i was on the second floor (note: the stairs are as steep as hell), but it was fixed pretty soon and life returned to normal! at $23/night i was happy as larry. the views from the balcony are amongst the best in this rocking city. i suggest anyone give it a go... i dont think youll get much better for the price. one recommendation though - learn some khmer and you will find your stay a more pleasurable one, especially as the hawkers tend to hang just outside the front door.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

This is my 2nd stay at Paragon. Stayed 6 nights at $17/night for standard room without window(#403). It is worth the extra we pay for, to experience the atmosphere on the waterfront. Since my first stay in 2008, the hotel has maintained its quality and not deteriorated. The floor is spotless, linen is clean. Coffee maker in the room is a nice touch. The well connected owner and family live on the premises, which makes a difference in the upkeep. The friendly staff is very efficient and speaks good english. CCTV cameras promote good security for the premises.
Centrally located at corner of 136 St between the Silver Palace and night market. On the way to the Central Market, 136 St has 24hr convenience shops, interesting restaurants, chinese kueh teow breakfast places and pharmacies. Certainly, I shall return to Paragon.

Room Tip: A room without window is quiet, and customers can make use of the shared balcony.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

Spent 2 months in Cambodia, April/May 2011, stayed at Paragon over 2 weeks spread out over my entire stay. Staff remembered me and were very friendly. I tried a couple new rooms, this time single rooms, on the 4th floor and was very happy with room 411. It was quieter than lower floors, the room was clean and good size. This room has a simple open shower setup rather than an enclosed shower but I am totally comfortable with this. The big plus was that I was pretty much alone in this wing of the 4th floor and it was so quiet. The balcony remains a big winner for me, it wraps around the front and side of the hotel offering a great view of the Mekong. One huge improvement from last year is that the riverside promenade facelift is completed and what a beautiful job they did, so pleasant to spend time there early morning or after the sun has set when it comes to life with locals and tourists alike.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

I don"t understand the winging of people in earlier reports.
In NovemberI had a great stay at Paragon Hotel in a nice room, second floor with a balcony (not a private one, but almost only used by me) facing the street and river. It was clean and big enough. I knew upfront, that there would be some traffic noise 24hrs a day, but I also knew how to protect myself from it by using earplugs!
Since I am very light sencitive, I also use eyeshades to get a good night sleep if the curtains are not dark enough.
I also like to underline that the staff, especially Thearo at the Reception Desk, was very kind and helpful. I can recommend the hotel and definitly will come again. You always get what you paid for and I think it was good value for money.

Room Tip: If you like a room with river view, you got to know that it will be noisy, even that you pay more th...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

We stayed three nights. Service could have been more friendly and it was a bit of a nuisance having to go down to the lobby to get wi-fi. But we had a good room on the third floor with an excellent view over the river. High enough to have peace and quiet in the room.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

We stayed 3 nights at the Paragon and were very happy with our stay . We were able to negotiate a price for a family room with bathroom ( and bath) with a balcony and a great view over the river .
Efficient airconditioning and friendly staff
Location was excellent and we watched the sun rising over the river each morning - magical .
The hotel is on the riverfront and there is easy access to many places to eat and a lovely walkway right along the river just over the road . Plenty of tuk - tuks around as soon as you leave the hotel .
Despite being on the front our room was queit at night.
Free wifi is available but only in the lobby area otherwise there is a steep daily charge for use in the rooms - that would be our only criticism .

Room Tip: Have a look at the room on offer and negotiate . We chose a room on the front overlooking the river...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

Poor service, no breakfast and very noisy hotel! Old and unkept and over-priced!

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 219B, Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
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Ranked #84 of 233 Hotels in Phnom Penh
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Number of rooms: 50

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