Check in was smooth, room was very clean and authentically decorated in the style of the pretty colonial house. The only have a fan, which did his job. Unfortunately you could hear the noise from the neighbors as if they were sitting in your room, but nevertheless the location of baraca is superb-central and very close to all restaurants and the river. For my taste a little bit expensive for what you get as the accommodation is quite basic. Would stay there again for one or two nights! And love their tapas bar downstairs!
bARACA left us the same mixed feelings as Kampot on the whole. Liked it, yet.. The location is great. Town center. Surrounded by restaurants and coffees and other services. Less than a minute away from riverfront. The whole property is decorated in a style that recalled maybe south america. Kitch. Kind of cool. But not necessarily comfortable. The bed was ok, but for instance, there was not enough light to read a book. No A/C. Heat was tolerable with the fan, though. No hot water. Wi-Fi didn't work through all our 3 night stay (we were told the service provided was contacted but no assistance was given). Staff was a German couple. Friendly and available. Nevertheless, we had a feeling the main present concern is more the restaurant. We cannot comment on the food as we didn't eat there, but the gin was great. Price was appropriate. Recommended, but only if you're ok with having your comfort a little compromised.…
Review based on experience with Belgien owners - business handed over after our visit mid of September. Location: in a side street with several bars & restaurants. Guesthouse includes a tapas bar with great cocktails. Room: had room #1 which had a beautiful look. Shower was with no hot water, but due to summer temperatures acceptable to shower like that (should have been outlined in booking, but wasn't). Current owners: friendly & nice couple with lots of suggestions for us to do. You could feel the passion. Met the future owners who will take over in September. Nice couple - but we don't know their concept for the future.
One night in Baraca to explore Kampot. Couple in Baraca were very welcoming - lots of info on places to eat and drink in the area. Baraca actually has a wee tapas restaurant attached but owners didn’t push it, recommending others too for the best of any given cuisine the area had to offer. Location good for exploring the town and the river and handy location to walk back to at night after dinner and drinks. Rooms were high ceiling, very nicely furnished. Cute little balcony overlooking town.
The couple who run this hotel are really welcoming and helpful. The rooms are basic and with no air con, but the high ceilings and fans meant that wasn’t an issue. The hotel is situated in the heart of town, a stones throw from the river and lots of other bars and restaurants. I loved the character of the place and the food was delicious. The night I stayed there was a huge storm and the traditional tin roof meant it sounded as though the world was ending, luckily the proprietors provide ear plugs so that was easily dealt with! I would hugely recommend
When we arrived the gates were locked with instructions to WhatsApp to arrange check-in if they weren’t around. We didn’t mind this in general but it took around 20 minutes for us to get in and I needed the toilet after a long bus trip! We were given lots of useful local information and recommendations for food. The room had a lot of character and was quirky but it was quite small - we walked past another room and this was much bigger and looked a lot more airy than ours so it might be luck of the draw. No air-con and the fan in the room didn’t do much so we were boiling and didn’t sleep too well, the bed wasn’t overly comfortable and we had to sleep under a mosquito net which was a bit of a hassle. Also our room looked over the alleyway at the back and the locals were very loud very early on, so we didn’t sleep well as a result of that too. The shower was just a shower head on the wall above the toilet and didn’t have hot water - when we left we were looking forward to having a hot shower and aircon at our next hotel. But the service really was the selling point of this place and we had a great time in Kampot and all the recommended restaurants we tried were great - 23 bistro for dinner and epic arts cafe for breakfast were particular highlights. And can’t fault the price of the room - but you do get what you pay for.…
a cosy place run my a lovely Belgium couple with a wonderful restaurant on the ground level. The rooms upstairs (only 4) have very high ceilings and good ventilation. No aircon, no TV but really not needed as well! all with attached toilet and bathroom. old world charm! The food is good and so are the drinks. great atmosphere even if you are a lone traveller.
Very friendly and helpful staff. Cool rooms and facilites are nice! Very good drinks and a popular resturant in front of the hotel. It has been easy to stay here and the prices was fair as well! We would come back :-)
Absolutely loved this place, it was bursting with character and the room was decorated in a really nice style. Bed was really comfortable and the shower was nice and hot. We had come from a really bad place on Koh Rong Samloem so this was a real breath of fresh air. Owner was really helpful an gave us loads of information about Kampot for our short stay. All in all a perfect stay.
I currently live in Kampot and have been visiting the town for nearly a decade now. I love the way the restaurant scene has grown more elegant and nuanced. The food has become exciting and adventurous. No exception to this wave is bARACA. I treated my self to what I heard were strong tapas. What I received was utterly beautiful. The presentation was given obvious consideration. The service was all smiles and to be honest I have never really tasted anything like it. I had a creamy tofo dish with fresh spinach. It was a revelation. The building it's self is a kampot classic. Tall walls with rustic paint. Eclectic decorations through out and a kitchen that melds into the environment. The room is set up perfectly for open, comfortable conversation. It's a direct step into what Kampot can be and what culinary masterpieces we can expect from this town. I look forward to seeing what bARACA produces in the coming months. …