The Columns

The Columns

37 Phoum 1 Ouksophear, Kampot 07000 Cambodia
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4.5
#6 of 41 hotels in Kampot
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.7
Value
4.3
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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Car hire
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Taxi service
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Safe
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Refrigerator
On-demand movies
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Khmer

Location

37 Phoum 1 Ouksophear, Kampot 07000 Cambodia
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 95 out of 100
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Phu Quoc International Airport
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AnnElisR wrote a review Feb 2020
Cardiff
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed for three nights in a Queen Deluxe on the first floor. I was on my own and a little unwell on two of of those days. I had the most fantastic support and service from Thavy, the manageress and her team. In addition Thavy recommended what dishes to choose for dinner at a nearby restaurant and I had an excellent meal.
She recommended a day trip to La Plantation which was perfect.
These are the things I loved about this hotel:
1. The street outside is quiet
2. The bed and cushions are very comfortable and the cleaning is unobtrusive.
3. The room and the communal areas give a restful atmosphere.
4. The air conditioning system is not noisy.
5. The breakfast is gorgeous - I had crepes one day and cereal two days. I drank cold coffee with condensed milk so cannot comment on the coffee generally.
6. The location is excellent, so easy to walk to numerous places to eat and explore.
7. Being met outside the door on returning to the hotel at night and Thavy waving farewell as guests left
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Lene N wrote a review Feb 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The finest little hotel, perfect located close to the river and to all the restaurants but still in a silent street. Clean rooms with all you need, The sweetest staff, and breakfast with freshly brewed coffee, and homemade mini bagels and banana cakes. (See pictures).One of our 3 days we had really good vegetarian sandwiches for lunch as well. We recommend warmly.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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JPA-2009-SEA wrote a review Feb 2023
Kent, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Columns for 5 nights while in Kampot and was made to feel extremely welcome by the lovely young couple who run it. Nothing was too much trouble and they helped to arrange tours and recommended places to see or eat at. It is an old colonial building situated no more than a 30 second walk from the main street, bars and restaurants. The breakfast was ordered from the menu and was very good and served with homemade bread and small cakes. As stated, this is a colonial building so the rooms will not be as large as some of the newer or modern hotels but it was more than adequate along with the shower. We would recommend this hotel and we loved our stay here.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Debileroux wrote a review Dec 2023
Bloubergstrand, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at this charming hotel. The hotel is well-located, and within walking distance to local restaurants, the riverfront etc. The rooms are immaculately clean with all the needed creature comforts.

The breakfast is delicious with a lovely variety and the muffins and mini energy bites which are made in-house are simply the best. We enjoyed it so much that we bought extra for our flight back to South Africa! A real treat!

Thavy and her all lady staff complement are truly amazing. So helpful, friendly, and genuinely hospitable. It was a lovely stay at this gem of a hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Rick1968p wrote a review Jan 2020
Bad Vilbel, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We got here for New Year’s and it was one of the last places we could get into. We paid US$75, which is far more than you would pay outside high season. Hence, I cannot comment on the prices.

The hotel does not have an elevator, but that’s not uncommon with local places.

The breakfast is very good, rooms are clean, no problem with the showers at all.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Kate B wrote a review Aug 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The manager who I fail to remember his name could not have been more attentive and friendly. He helped with everything from recommendations of restaurants and bars to helping organise tuk this and day trips. The breakfast was delicious!
We had adjoining rooms which were at the back so we had no view but they were clean and comfortable and cool. We only stayed two nights but I can’t fault the hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Ask for advice on places and things to do and go they are full of top tips and friendly smiles
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Basil Vasili wrote a review Mar 2023
Calgary, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
2 blocks from the riverfront, quiet, clean and tidy.

The lady who’s family owns it was very helpful and nice.

Lovely breakfast was included. 5-6 choices including fresh fruit or cooked breakfast with coffee and juice.

Lovely renovated colonial building.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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dwgdallas wrote a review Oct 2023
Dallas
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Centrally located boutique hotel on quieter side street and close to action in Kampot. Reception is attentive. On-site staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are good sized with nice amenties including safe, AC, bottled water and coffee. Bathroom is large with separate area for dressing sink in bedroom. My room had small window facing back and was darker (not a problem). Walk-up with luggage assistance offered. Set menu breakfast with good coffee in lobby/dining area. Doors lock at 11 pm with after hours entry by phone. Walkable to city center and riverside. Plenty of restaurants, bars and convenience stores nearby. Easy check-out. No pool or gym.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Front facing rooms have small balcony of outdoor space is important. Walk-up without elevator.
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swisstraveller wrote a review Mar 2024
Berne
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 2 nights here, and its a really beautiful place. I cant imagine that there is a better place to stay at in Kampot. The colonial building is beautiful and furnished with a lot of love for details.

On the first night, I was a bit unlucky (hence only 4 stars) as the ac in my room didnt work (and it was extremely hot). I moved to another room, with a functioning ac, and ended up staying there. That was okay, but the first room was definitely better....

However, the owner or manager of the hotel was extremely friendly and kind, as was the whole staff. Breakfast was really good, and we got a really nice & still warm brownie on the afternoon. Should I return to Kampot, I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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ANDREW P wrote a review Mar 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Another lovely visit to The Columns (my fourth). This is such and understatedly beautiful place to stay in town. Thavy is so kind and couldn't be more welcoming and helpful; she organised tours and transfers for us. Breakfast choices are delicious.

Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Answer from jennywinter23
Bracknell, United Kingdom325 contributions96 helpful votes
This is a super hotel, I stayed two nights with a group of 16 people so it can accommodate the numbers you require. I don't know if it has a meeting room as our group was going out all day every day so had no need for one.
Answer from Kiwis24
Havelock North, New Zealand108 contributions45 helpful votes
Hopefully you hear and get request as found staff friendly and accommodating, can't comment on grade of room on 2nd floor with shutters as were higher up with balcony. However as not on riverside either way there is no real view from rooms but street side best option.
SheilaMLondon wrote a tip Apr 2024
London5 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only one hotel in Kampot has a pool, but it's small and non-residents can pay to use it. I'd recommend staying at Columns and doing that."
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dwgdallas wrote a tip Oct 2023
Dallas767 contributions121 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Front facing rooms have small balcony of outdoor space is important. Walk-up without elevator."
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Kate B wrote a tip Aug 2023
18 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for advice on places and things to do and go they are full of top tips and friendly smiles"
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mwD3475UC wrote a tip Jul 2023
South East England, United Kingdom114 contributions130 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stairs to all bedrooms"
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sara wrote a tip Dec 2022
13 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Kampot is now v dirty & the sex trade is clearly obvious with lots of older western men making the atmosphere very unsavoury!"
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PRICE RANGE
$50 - $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
17
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Columns
Which popular attractions are close to The Columns?
Nearby attractions include Scenic Kayaking Tour Around The Green Cathedral (0.2 miles), Ecran Movie House (0.1 miles), and The Kampot Pepper Shop (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Columns?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Columns?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Columns?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Columns?
Conveniently located restaurants include Burgershack, Twenty Three, and Aroma House.
Is The Columns located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Kampot.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Columns?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Khmer.
Are there any historical sites close to The Columns?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Old Royal Cinema (0.2 miles).
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