Not as close to river or other action (well not a lot in Kampot - but what there is) as stated in advertising but not that far to walk really. Sort of budget but supposed to be one more step up. On the positive - the room was very clean, neat, and compact. Fantastic shower area and very very clean. Staff are helpful when you can actually find them. Negatives: For some reason the staff insist on leaving the fans off in the lobby so when you arrive back in from looking around etc the place is stifling. Balcony views are not what they advertise either - fence with a few trees. However if you crane your neck to the right - one can see glimpses of the river. Interesting little experience for me. Second night in the toilet blocked and I mean BLOCKED and just staring to overflow. Took a while to get anyone to understand and when they finally followed me up the many stairs (no room phones) and after a lot of shaking of heads it was decided to move me to the next room along. Okay no problems - staff helped me move my belongings. I noticed the balcony door was ajar - I did not think anything of it as I though oh okay airing the place out maybe. Wrong. After the staff left, and I pottered around a bit, did some emailing and uploading to Facebook that sort of thing, I thought I would go and have a little drink on the balcony. Well the door wasn’t actually left open on purpose - it was off one of its hinges - now Faulty Towers came to mind (those of you who are John Cleese fans will know exactly what I mean). By this time, I was in sleep mode and dress so just jammed the door closed and shoved a table up against it. Went downstairs in the morning - no one around again so had to call out. Took a little while to explain again and up the stairs we trooped again. However, it was fixed while I was out on my excursions during the day and I slept fitfully that night without a table jammed up against the door. Thank goodness my stay was only for three nights. I would have moved otherwise. However, I took it all with good humor, as one should in these circumstances and have a good travel story to tell!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Despegar.com, Agoda, Travelocity, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your The Columns reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.