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“Rude manager, tiny rooms, MANY better options”
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Nordic House
Ranked #72 of 327 Phnom Penh B&B and Inns
Colombia, S.A.
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
“Rude manager, tiny rooms, MANY better options”
Reviewed April 15, 2011

I had taken a card to this place the last time I was in Phnom Penh and decided to try something new. The restaurant downstairs was always full and did serve good food, but that's where the good to this place ends. I checked into one room where the noise was obscene, from the back alley neighbors yelling and boozing it up all night to the pair of talking roosters (yes, in the middle of the city) sounding off at 4 in the morning - every morning.
I was moved to a different room, where the Air Con was broken. As I sat in my room I was soaking wet from sweat. I told the manager, where he moved me again to a different room, back to the side where the roosters were going nuts at 4 am again, as well as the drunks all night.
I was moved again to a decent room, finally, but after the manager began insulting me after I simply asked him if there was a cinema in town ("if you want American movie, go to america, this is cambodia", among other mouthing off about me needing to be moved so many times)I moved out of that hotel, something I should have done after the first move.
Bottom line, there are WAY better options than this place - don't waste your time here-simply not worth it.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
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Dubai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2010

Disclaimer first: I did not stay in this hotel but couldn't find a way to only review the restaurant.

During my 4 nights in Phnom Penh, this was my regular breakfast, lunch and dinner place. Absolutely great Scandinavian food for very reasonable prices (slightly pricier than the local food, mainly due to imported special food). Had the large breakfast one morning, was absolutely massive even for me. Owner really nice as well as the new manager. Not sure about the rooms, but if you're looking for a place to eat nice and relax in a central location, this is it!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2010

I had a very enjoyable stay at Nordic House. The room was clean, quiet and the bed was big and comfortable. It's right in the heart of the action, by the riverside and amongst the bars and restuarants in Phnom Penh - you couldn't ask for a better location.
The food there is good too, though sadly not included in the price.

  • Stayed September 2010
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2010

Stayed for 3 nights during Janauary 2010 in this nice guesthouse. The room was small with a wetroom / toilet but decently priced at $15. Bed was comfy and there was a TV although zero view. Laundry services was provided for free which was a nice surprise. The owner and staff are all very helpful. Resturant food was ok. Location is great on the riverside and the royal palace is within walking distance.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Bangkok
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Reviewed December 27, 2009

There are some excellent cheaply priced rooms in this hotel (not quite backpacker cheap), and some khmer style weird ones which are even cheaper. The best thing about the Nordic is the woman who runs the place. She is extremely sweet and will try and accommodate your every whim. It's basically on Riverside, so close to everything you need to be near. Restaurants, cafes, markets and all the major tourists attractions. All the staff are friendly, and the larger rooms you could live in. Occasionally it's a little bit noisy due to it's location. Great for a couple, or a bachelor.

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2009

Ideal part of town, close to action. Very friendly and helpful staff (and this includes the Norwegian owner). Large comfortable apartment - stayed a total of 8 days - which speaks for itself. Good food and cold beer. I definitely plan to stay there again in the future!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Doha
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Reviewed September 24, 2009

Nice room (the one with window and balcony) but steep stairs to get to them. Staff speaks reasonably good English. Good prices (in low season).

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Nordic House
Address: No. 22 Street 136 | Kandal 1, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
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Ranked #72 of 327 B&Bs / Inns in Phnom Penh
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Number of rooms: 7
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