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Le Grand Mekong
Ranked #105 of 275 Hotels in Phnom Penh
Reviewed January 27, 2011

Just stayed one night, arriving late from e Mekong Delta. Paid 18$ for a Basic room with a very small window giving to a roof, no view...Staff was very helpful and nice but room was somehow dirty, toilet didn't flush, breakfast not included.
Good points: hot shower, wifi good in reception area, and many restaurants and bars just around the hotel.
Only would recommend it for 1 night if you are really tired and just happen to be there.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 15, 2011

Pros - close to palace & museum, on the river, walking distance to boat pier, ATM in lobby, free internet and wifi, good bus to Siem Reap.

Cons - the kid's room stank like sewage, dead cock roach in the hall, noisy from river festivities, no river view, expensive at $25 USD per night, the kid's room was on the opposite side of the building (but on the same floor from us), sex tourists seem to favor the hotel, and no breakfast on offer.

We flopped here for one night so we could visit the museum and palace while enroute to Siem Reap. The place was adequate but relatively expensive for what they offer. If I were to spend more time Phnom Penh, I would search for a better hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 17, 2010

USD18 for single room with no windows. I paid USD45 for big room with balcony facing TonLe Sap. Toilet was crap. No Breakfast. Wifi signal not really strong.

Stayed: October 2010
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Reviewed October 13, 2010

This hotel is not bad if you just want to crash cheaply in the heart of the tourist area. The loacation right on the riverside is perfect. The staff are very, very helpful with any bus or other arrangements that you need to make.

The cheapest, interior rooms have no windows. Okay if you are saving money.
The rooms themselves are basic backpacker-level. Small, darkly painted, few lights.
Lots of things don't work in the rooms. While it will vary by room, it might be one of the lights, a continuously running faucet, toilet that won't flush easily, etc. Since the staff are so helpful, I don't know why they don't focus more on making all the stuff in teh room work. But, it was fine for an overnight at $15 for a double bed. And the interior rooms give you insight into solitary confinement and maybe more compassion for the imprisoned.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 27, 2010

Stayed both here and the Paragon hotel very close by. Most rooms are facing the river and at 4:45am every day aerobics classes start. Some mornings its relatively quiet and not a niusance, whilst some mornings one of the instructors brings massive speakers and the bassline penetrates your room and your brain, making sleep impossible (even with earplugs and a pillow clamped over your head). If you value sleeping beyong 5am, don't stay.

Stayed: April 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 26, 2010

Mekong Palace Hotel is not exactly a palace but definitely has hot water shower, aircon, tv and room to roll around the bed. Change the towels everyday and the mini-fridge in the rooms hardly work. The tap at the sink may function funnily and the toilet may flush neverending. I've stayed there twice during my trip to PP and I must say its convenient to go to Russian Market, 2nd hand book store, near the Royal Palace and for the muslims, a 2-5 minute walk to the Halal Muslim restaurant.

However, you can see a number of trannys cruising at the hotel and some other patrons of the hotel may be loud and annoying because you can hear noises from the room next to yours.

Its for non-fussy travellers definitely, although I slept well, I like the location as its accessible to many places and it looked like one of the more trusted budget hotels around. =)

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 3, 2010

The website said it's "...your sweet home away from home...".

It only makes sense if you call the Overlook Hotel 'home' as well.

The Double room we had was big and sparse and seemingly clean with leaking toilet sound serving as muzak, making the whole room very creepy. The boyfriend spent a sustainable amount of time in the bathroom trying to fix the leaking toilet.
Left a half-eaten mango on the desk while waiting for the fridge to get ready (You have to plug in the fridge yourself), within a few minutes, it was attacked by ants.
The corridor was dark and dingy. The room next to ours was left unlocked and slight ajar. Kinda like Room 237 in The Shining
The hotel seems to be very popular with middle-age single white guys who can be seen sitting in the nearby bars late at night, surrounded by groups of young local girls.

The room got so eerie at night with all the lights switched off that I asked the boyfriend to keep the muted TV on.

We booked a tuk-tuk from the reception to take us to the airport to catch our early morning flight. After a 15mins wait, a taxi arrived instead of a tuk-tuk. The lady at the reception kept insisting that we ordered a taxi instead of a tuk-tuk and was visibly irritated with us when we too insisted we told her that we wanted a tuk-tuk.

Definitely one of the worst place I have ever paid to stay in so far.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: No. 253-255, Sisowath Quay S/K | Phsar Kandal1, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia (Formerly Mekong Palace Hotel)
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Location: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #105 of 275 Hotels in Phnom Penh
Price Range: $27 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Le Grand Mekong 3.5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in a lush tropical setting right in the heart of Phnom Penh City Center, Le Grand Mekong Hotel is just 20 minutes away from the Phnom Penh International Airport and 5 minutes walk to the Museum, Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and 10 Toul Sleng. All our rooms in this hotel are unique and beautifully – furnished with all the modern amenities and in traditional Cambodian style with river view. Amenities offered are in-room safe, hair dryer, bathrobe, cable TV, coffee and tea maker and a mini bar. ... more   less 
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