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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food is good and fairly priced. On a Monday they have a great deal and the budget breakfast is great too! But what really makes this place, is who I assume is the owner, think he's American? Nicest guy ever! 12/10 for customer service! Definitely recommend!

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Thank Rachel M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are small no tea or coffee facilities. Air conditioning doesn't work, it's dirty.food left all day on tables. William the owner is extremely rude and unhelpful I wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

The magic sponge is a great stay in Kompot. Make sure you ask William for a balcony as they are exceptional rooms. Food is good and service is great. Try and see the local sights on the mountain and relax on a river cruise.

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Thank Vincent Francis R
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

I pondered for a while whether to write this review which will become clear as you read, but no one likes a bully. Within the space of three days I dined here twice, having the same dish. The first time the food was quite good (beef Madras and naan), the curry is store bought paste and the naan similar to... More 

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Thank Finlaco
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Good clean place, host very welcoming. Menu is ok, good choice, some dishes a bit too expensive. Has two pool tables, quiz nights and not too far out of town. Lovely garden. One night very noisy from upstairs dorms. Would go again but be mindful of spending too much. Tv in bar far too loud, had to move further away... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

After a month of traveling through Cambodia, The Magic Sponge has to be the best place we stayed during our travels. Our twin room was beautifully maintained, with towels folded into swans waiting to greet us when we first walked in. The bathroom was modern and very clean. Our room came with a TV with Internet access. There is also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Couldn't fault my stay at the Magic Sponge. Large, modern, airy rooms with great TVs and real showers. William is an amicable host who is obviously enthusiastic and passionate about both his establishment and your travels. The restaurant downstairs is also excellent. Great home style food at reasonable prices and in generous portions. Great range of cuisines, however I didn't... More 

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Thank Ripley C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

The magic sponge is a great place to stay. The rooms are amazing. The dorm on the top floor is the most comfortable and chill dorm there is to find in SE asia! The bar is open at Night, and with 3 evening events during the week, it is a great place for meeting other backpackers! And the American owner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

The Magic Sponge was one of the most comfortable places we have stayed at in Cambodia. Every detail was attended to. William and his staff really focus on making your holiday in Kampot a great one. Rooms have an awesome TV set up. Comfortable beds. Good room safe. There is a great bar and restaurant on site as well as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Good place to stay,good food,clean as well above average William ,great breakfast good staff,well located as to seeing kampot, very secure , just a good place to stay and will definitely go back there again.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our strikingly designed building offers spotlessly clean and spacious air-con or fan rooms with en-suite toilets and hot showers. All of our beds feature top quality mattresses and pillows for a superb night's sleep in comfort. We also have a dormitory room for single or budget travelers. Delicious food and fully stocked bar with a western barman for late night banter. 9-hole mini golf course, pool table, board games and DVD lounge are free for all customers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Magic Sponge

Address: Guesthouse Street | Kampong Bay District, Kampot MS1 KP2, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Kampot Province > Kampot
Price Range: $15 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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