I stayed here two nights a few weeks back and while the lure of Kampot itself as a tourist destination frankly remains a mystery - there is no there there - the Rikitikitavi was great fun. The room was clean and well-equipped and well-maintained, and the Cambodian food in the restaurant upstairs was luscious. The restaurant seems to be one of the most popular places in the town as every night it's filled with guests from various nearby guesthouses. The Cambodian staff everywhere at Rikitikitavi cannot be beat. They are soft-spoken, genteel, very attentive and intelligent!
But I was puzzled by the backpackers around the town, as I found precious little to see. It did rain every second I was there, but I made an effort to find the architectural and cultural soul of the town, and could not. I was also advbised there was a dangeorus area to avoid at night sort of vaugely in the center of the town, which deters any adventurous explorations on one's own. The strongest pull in Kampot has to be the delightful Cambodian residents themselves.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small scale, pleasant guesthouse with wonderfully decorated rooms in modern Asian style. Rooms have all the necessary amenities like air conditioning, hot water shower, TV and DVD player and comfortable spring mattresses. The onsite restaurant keeps getting rave reviews from customers and critics. Fully stocked bar with great selection of cocktails, wines and whiskeys. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rikitikitavi Hotel Kampot