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Rikitikitavi
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Kampot
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 3, 2009

Nice room and very friendly people. The room looked very nice but was not as comfortable as I would have liked. The pillows were fat and hard and there was no comfy seating in the room or guest house. This was a problem for us as my husband had hurt his neck and wanted to relax for a while. Guesthouse organised a trip to the salt fields and pepper plantations but our tut-tuk driver could speak no English and we drove for 1.5 - 2 hours for him to just point to a field of pepper plants and a field full of water. The following day they organised a taxi to take us to Sihanoukville and again this was not successful as the taxi driver insisted on going round left hand bend on the wrong side of the road despite me making a fuss. When we arrived he demanded more money than was agreed by the guest house. I would recommend this hotel but organise your own trips.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 29, 2008

We loved our short stay at Rikitikitavi. After arriving from Phnom Penh we received a really warm welcome from the owners Dom and Denise and their staff. The waiter Pat was also really helpful and friendly throughout our time there, and helped us arranging transport and a trip round the local area.

The room was lovely and the food was excellent too, including the big breakfast (included in the room price).

Kampot is well worth a visit. It's a sleepy little town with lots of old colonial buildings and fantastic sunsets, and the surrounding area is very scenic.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank andrelabadie
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Reviewed December 26, 2008

A very comfortable guesthouse/restaurant/bar combo sat on the riverfront in Kampot. Comfy beds, large rooms, air con, excellent hot shower, DVD in room with extensive film library. Good breakfasts (try the crepes!). Only criticism would be that it's a bit noisy as most of the rooms are underneath the bar/restaurant.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled solo
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2  Thank Char|London
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Reviewed November 29, 2008

I wanted to stay in Kampot for a few peaceful days after Siem Reap and Phnom Penh and the Rikitikitavi made for a great place to stay. The moment I arrived I knew this would be a magical place. It's a lovely old rice barn that's been tastefully and skillfully modernised which located on the riverfront with great views of the mountains and from the 1st floor bar and restaurant those views are stupendous. First impressions count and the first impression was top notch. It only got better.

The room was fantastic....spacious, tastefully decorated, well equipped and with a huge TV and DVD player (which were not used at all!). The bathroom was around the same size as my hotel room in Phnom Penh!

What makes the Rikitikitavi a really special place that is a "must-stay" is the friendliness of the owners, Denise and Dom, and the staff. They are extremely helpful, humourous and top people. Oh, and the food is fantastic....the best I had in Cambodia.

Do yourself a favour and stay at the Rikitikitavi.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled solo
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8  Thank Elyeel
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Reviewed October 14, 2008

We had tried to stay here on our previous visit could not stay as it was full, however we had heard such rave reviews from ex-pat freinds in Thailand that we were keen to see what all the fuss was about. Rikitikitavi lived up to all our expectations with superbly decorated rooms with loads of lovely little touches that virtually nobody would do for this money (35usd). The room came with AC, TV and DVD player with hundreds of movies and doccos, as well as a great bathroom and the best bed in Cambodia, there is wifi for free which was a real suprise in Kampot. Breakfast was included in the cost and was well beyond expectations.
There is a beautiful restaurant overlooking the river serving up very good food- the signature dish is a Cambodian beef and peanut curry, called a Saraman, and was one of the tastiest things I have ever eaten. The staff and owners also are lovely people and very helpfull and welcoming, and can help with lots of local knowledge. Very strongly reccomended!!

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
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8  Thank bonnyfaith
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Reviewed July 9, 2008

Wow.

We were at Beach Club Resort, leaving for Kampot and we still had not decided where to stay. The manager there recommended this place to us and we are so grateful! It was love at first sight. The place was rustic and it had that special distinct character that distinguished it from cookie-cutter places. We could really feel the warmth of the place. Everything just seems right. We headed to the restuarant right after check in and ate facing the river. The meal was delightful. As our room was not ready, we had a free room upgrade for 2 nights. The room was tastefully decorated with lovely individual touches and it was comfotable and cozy. We watched tons of DVDs. Denise manages a sizable catalogue with a varied selection. Dom, Denise and all the staff are very friendly and helpful and we extended our stay by an extra night because we liked the place so much. At first we thought $35/night for a double room was abit steep for Kampot but the free breakfast really makes it a good deal. The breakfast came with coffee/tea & juice & two other courses. Im not a big eater so I only needed dinner after that. Oh, and the hot chocolate there deserves a special mention. It was a big cup with a generous dollop of cream and after getting drenched for hours on the road up and down Bokor, the drink was so good! This place is worth going to Kampot for. The only downside is the lack of internet access which meant that we had to pop next door and pay to use the computers at Bokor Mountain Lodge. Overall though, this place comes highly recommended!

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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8  Thank emaleth
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Reviewed June 14, 2008

The Rikitikitavi is excellent and is certainly seemed to be the best place to stay in Kampot. The owners Denise and Dom and their great staff were great - they were so helpful, friendly and welcoming - they helped make our few days in Kampot really special. The hotel is right on the riverfront so from the restaurant you will enjoy excellent views of the river and bokor mountain> The restaurant is raised up and away from the road - we ate in the restaurant for both nights and the food was excellent and great value. The rooms (I think they are only about 6) are great - nice and clean, comfy beds and nice bathrooms. Rooms come with a TV/DVD and fridge. Denise has a very comprehensive DVD collection, so after a hard days touring and kampot nightlife being pretty much nothing - it was great to kick back and watch a DVD with comedy asian subtitles that will have you in stiches!! Denise and Dom will help organise local tours up Bokor mountain / countryside tours to kep, boat trips along the river and help with any onward travel arrangements - through the well run local sok Lim tours company - who have excellent guides. There is not much to do in Kampot it self but the local surrounding area is great. We loved exploring the local villages and meeting the people, who by the way are the most friendly and welcoming I have ever met. We really did enjoy Kampot the views are lovely and the people make it even better. We loved the rikitikitavi, our few days in Kampot were some of the best of our tour of cambodia - I highly recommend this place which is made even more attracive by the great rates offered (around $35/night incl breakfast)

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank woobert
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Additional Information about Rikitikitavi

Address: Riverside Road, Kampot 07000, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Kampot Province > Kampot
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Kampot
Price Range: $40 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rikitikitavi 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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 
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