I had the displeasure of staying at Blissful for one night as my bus arrived late at night in Kampot... I took the chance and thought that the pub as seen at the front looked quite social and promising.
I had a room with a queen bed for $5.00 and made peace with the fact that if I didn't like it i would move in the morning..
Well, I HATED it! My room was the one on the ground level where the mopeds are parked outside. It had no door knob, just a padlock and a hinge, so already I felt like I was staying in a shed. I didnt feel safe for a single second there, and the windows are not Secure. To add to this, i felt i heard people outside my window... That freaked me out more than it pissed me off (ill resign to the fact that its a public walkway) however when you have a door with no proper handle and lock...??!! The service at the front desk/bar was terrible, amongst the worst though I think at that point (7pm-ish?) he was drunk. Not that it excuses it but still...
My bathroom was a mess, dirty and old/unused as it had a stale smell. On that note, the entire room smelt damp, further to that the bed itself WAS damp and a cheap foam mattress. It was damp to the point that it smelt like urine.
I made friends who stayed there that night also, in the bar which I must say serves great, albeit pricier, food and has a good atmosphere. The couple also confirmed that their room royally sucked and smelt also like urine.
We all conspired to move the following day, but politely asked the bartender if we were allowed to come over at night for drinks/food. He said we could (though we felt bad).
Avoid at all costs!! We all actually moved and stayed across the road at Orchid Guesthouse and it was sublime!! $5 also, and the best service ever! We loved the owner and his family, and felt safe there! Be sure to book the front room, it has the most space!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tuesday:Quiz night 8pm Wed+sat: poker 8pm Thurs:killer pool 8pm Sunday:BBQ 4pm ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Blissful Guesthouse Hotel Kampot