“Bright, smart and retro-chic, this brand-new hotel offers top-range comfort at mid-range prices and leaves the competition in the dust”
Rooms are furnished in clean Asian modern, with clean white walls and amusing bric-a-brac stylishly mounted or shelved. The Deluxe Rooms overlooking either the street or the pool are a compact 35m2, with twin, triple or double beds and either an armchair or a small sofa that can be turned into an additional bed. All have a generous balcony and comfortable seating, protected from the sun and prying eyes by vertical louvres. Bathrooms have showers only. Flat-screen TV and bathroom lotions and potions are provided.
Suites feel double the size, with generous lounge areas and an iPod dock/media player. The balconies are also double-size, with plenty of room to lounge and great pool views. Bathrooms have a small bathtub in addition to their shower.
The chic restaurant spills over into the lobby and pool area, so there are plenty of seating options. Food is a list of Khmer or international favourites and bar snacks, all well prepared and tasty. The tabouleh makes a refreshing light lunch in the heat; breakfast is a decent choice of a la carte options. Staff can sometimes get confused but take it in good humour.
The heart of the restaurant is an all-glass, air-conditioned, sound-proofed bubble that offers another slightly stagey place from which to see and be seen.
Nearby, Barrio is an unprepossessing French place with excellent Kampot pepper steaks and a French owner who'll give you a free glass of rotgut if he likes you. Several decent Khmer places are nearby, along the river or down the main street.
Only children over 12 years old are accepted, and will make the most of the lovely heated saltwater swimming pool, but there are no dedicated facilities for them
Teens (over 12)
Deluxe Rooms or Suites can fit a rollaway bed; Triple Deluxe Rooms are good if you have 1 child and don't mind a single bed each yourselves, or book a Twin Deluxe Room for the teens separately. There are 2 connecting rooms.