We stayed twice at the Kabiki when traveling in Cambodia. It is a 3 star hotel, neat and tidy, in a great position with nice staff. The rooms are small and have a small safe, AC, overhead fan, free wifi etc.
The hotel has a nice pool--not heated and yes the water was cold--not too cold for kids though. The cafe/restaurant beside the pool has a small selection ie margarita pizza =$6. pancakes = $2.50. Breakfast is served there, it is small but adequate. (I cannot believe how some people whinge about their breakfast size when they are paying $50 for a room)
The staff at the the pool are great, friendly, attentive and really try to assist.
The hotel is in the same street at the Prime Minister's residence so you get dropped off at a police/military checkpoint and walk the 100 metres to reception. Its close to the Royal Palace and about $3 for a tuk tuk to either the Russian market or Central market. There is a proper supermarket called The Paragon about 6-8 minutes walk away. One hint is Don't buy duty free alcohol for the visit to Cambodia as its extremely cheap--at the Paragon supermarket a 1 litre bottle of Bombay gin or southern comfort was around the $9 dollar mark or a can of beer for 60cents-and yes it was all genuine.
One upside to this is the place is secure because of the checkpoint. We happened to be at the Kabiki when the protests in Phnom Penh were in full swing and the area was teeming with police and soldiers in full riot gear and armed to the teeth.
Like every other place we have stayed at in Cambodia the build quality is very poor but that's Cambodia (I don't know whether they think close enough is good enough or sadly or the skilled tradesmen were lost in the genocide with not many left to hand down the knowledge and skills--we think the latter). Overall it was value for the money we paid, we had two rooms that interconnected and all was good.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Kabiki Hotel Phnom Penh
- Kabiki Phnom Penh
- Kabiki Hotel Phnom Penh