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“City refuge”
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The Kabiki
Ranked #17 of 269 Hotels in Phnom Penh
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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“City refuge”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

For us, this was the perfect place to stay in a city after several days on the road (and river) and arriving quite exhausted, we immediately felt relaxed, and before doing anything ate lunch by the beautiful pool (and yes, it's in the shade a lot but you can move sunbeds should you want to sunabthe). Our room, upstairs, was large and airy with both AC and a fan and a lovely bathroom and a balcony, which was completely private. The little touch of having a fragrant oil burning, was the sort of thing other, more expensive hotels should take note of - delightful! The bed was very comfortable and large (but with the ubiquitous hard pillows, I was resigned to by then).
To be woken by birdsong each morning was wonderful. The rest of the city could have been having a riot and we wouldn't have heard - perfect.
The staff were freindly and very efficient. We had a really good lunch and breakfasts were good too. The fact we could walk to most things we wanted to do and felt safe in this area were all bonus points. I honestly don't think I could find fault, even if I wanted to....

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

Travelling as afamily with two teenags under 16 we had trouble finding a hotel where we could stay. I booked the Kabiki after reading other reviews on Tripadvisor. We were not disappointed. Down a dusty road, off the main drag, you walk through the gates into a tropical haven. The gardens are beautiful, and the welcoming cold towel and cold juice were just the thing. We were shown to our rooms, and were very pleased. We stayed in room 5 which had a very large king size bed with mosquito netting. Simple bathroom but very clean. Great airconditioning and ceiling fan. Our 2 teenagers were in room 8, which had 2 very large single beds ( could have even been 2 double beds) and 1 set of bunks. Each room has its own courtyard with a table and chairs. The pool area is divine. Pool lounges everywhere and day beds scattered around the garden. Really should have stayed longer here. Breakfast was simple but very nice. Fresh passionfruit juice, toast, and eggs if you wanted them. Will definitely be recommending this place to friends, and would definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

After considering many options in the 240 area, we decided to give the Kabiki a try, and it was a pleasent surprise! All the other rooms with bathtub were occupied at the time and only available room was room with two double size twin beds. I think all the superior rooms are located in the main building and other rooms behind.

The room was big with huge mirror and big bathroom with both bathtub and shower (separately). We had enough warm water always. The room had nice candle with burning jasmine oil the air. A nice touch! The bed was the most comfortable I had after this almost 7 week trip (and some hotels tell you they have the most comfortable and big bed, what a lie!!).

This particul room had fridge, which was not working as it shoud (keeping things cold, and I do give them a minus for not replecing this broken fridge, BUT they do give you ice from the restaurant when asking).

The staff in Kabiki is super happy and always smiley and positive towards guests. I haven't seen happier staff in other places so far (we been P.P., Siam Ream, Kep, Phu Quoq Vietnam). Yes, I would come back!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

A bit too hard matresses for my sawr back (hence the 'average' on Sleep Quality), but my boyfriend slept like a baby. The Kabiki is - literally - a wonderful oasis, lush and peaceful. We stayed there for three days primo Nov. '12 and loved every minute. So much in fact that we came back and stayed for another two nights three weeks later, on our way back home.
The staff is the most friendly, helpful and serviceminded you'll ever find. Breakfast is very generous and the pool and garden is simply lovely.
Going to Phnom Pehn? Go to The Kabiki, you'll love it too! :-)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Clifton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

We loved this oasis of leafy quiet in the madness that is Phnom Penh. It is located a couple of blocks from the Royal Palace in a private road. Entering the gardens, of about an acre or so, you immediately feel relaxed and relieved as you soak in its tranquility. The lovely gardens provide trees to shade the pool environs, helping to make it a haven. The pool is larger than you'd anticipate, meaning you can enjoy either exercising or simply relaxing in it. The food was OK though nothing to shout about. The rooms were large, clean and very comfortable. The staff were wonderful, they couldn't have been more helpful or cheerful. Nothing was too much effort, even after we had checked out and were stuck in a gridlock on the way to the airport, they phoned check in to keep us informed of the situation there. All in all, a peaceful delight - I can't recommend it too highly.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chipping Norton
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

Kabiki is a restful lush oasis in the centre of a bustling city. We awoke to absolute quiet other than the sound of birds which is unusual in any part of South East Asia even the countryside. The staff is serviable and friendly and the breakfast, particularly the freshly-squeezed passion fruit juice, was delicious. It is a wonderful to return to the tropical garden and pool after wandering in the city.
We had a nice bedroom at the back of the main building with a balcony which looks out on the trees. Everything needed was provided without excesses.
Kabiki will remain my favourite place to stay in Phnom Penh and I intend to return there when next in Cambodia.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

i arrived here straight from the airport. unfortunately the king had just died, and as the kabiki is very near the royal palace the roads nearby were closed to traffic. even so, i found it easily and went to check in. i received a cold drink on my arrival and the staff were great and very informative

the rooms were clean and safe (as a single girl this was important), and had wifi. in fact there was wifi all over the grounds. there was a nice simple breakfast (eggs, fruit, bread and jam) included in the price.

the hotel was very close to 240 street with lots of nice places to eat, drink and shop.

only downside was that the pool was in the shade the majority of the day

in general, a lovely place to stay and would definitely return

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Property: The Kabiki
Address: 264 22, Street, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia
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Location: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Phnom Penh
#10 Romantic Hotel in Phnom Penh
#11 Luxury Hotel in Phnom Penh
#21 Best Value Hotel in Phnom Penh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Kabiki 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
After opening our famous Pavilion boutique hotel, we realised, as people with family ourselves, that Phnom Penh needed a resort that was family orientated and child friendly. The historic colonial house we found on Oknha Peich Street with its 3500m2 of surrounding land was perfect. Caring, friendly staff, lots of nature for children to explore, the Kabiki is a place to relax, take a swim and lounge in the sun between days exploring Phnom Penh and the nearby attractions of the Royal Palace, Wat Botum and the riverside. We planted over 500 native trees, many of which we've placed name tags on so you can identify them yourselves. ... more   less 
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