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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Located right at the top of Sisawath quay with a welcoming owner (we think he was the owner). Does a decent breakfast too. Drawbacks are the room had no window, the shower was just shy of hot, bathroom tap not working and the mattresses needed replacing. Very soft indeed. $15/night so can't complain.

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Kolkata, India
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

My wife and I stayed here for two nights on the 25th and 26 th May, 2016. It is basically a restaurant which is on the ground floor.It is a three storied building with three rooms per floor.. a total of 9.We were allotted a room on the second floor which did not have a window and felt claustrophobic. On... More 

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Reviewed 23 April 2016

Stayed here for just under a week on a quick vacation. It is located just around the corner from the Blue Pumpkin off the main riverside road, and despite its central location, was a quiet stay with no disturbances. The rooms and bathrooms were clean, and facilities such as TV/air conditioning/fridge all worked. The room safe did not have any... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 29 October 2015

We booked the room for location and price. Well, you get what you pay for... and we should've paid a bit more. We knew the room would not have a window but the lighting was so poor, it was a bit depressing. Our "double" bed was two lumpy/springy twin beds pushed together, with no blanket provided, only a thin sheet.... More 

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The Netherlands
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Reviewed 15 April 2015

The rooms at The Local Riverside are kind of rustic chic, charming, but showing their age. This place could be really spectacular with just a bit of maintenance. We stayed in the balcony room because we don't like rooms with no windows, but the other two (windowless) rooms looked nice and were cheaper. We had tons of problems with the... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 March 2015

One must be fair to rate this place. Obvious not 5 star facilities, but I doubt you can find better for what you pay (we booked direct with their site - don't know what other sites are charging): Direct at riverfront Phnom Penh, clean rooms, friendly and helpful staff and manager, great food! during our stay in February was no... More 

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Reviewed 7 January 2015

Hard to find at first since the name of the hotel is not marked on the street level. If you look up 10-15 m. you can, if you look carefully, see the name of the place. After check-in I noticed the alarming levels of construction noise. Door of room was very weak. Could easily be forced up. I went out... More 

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Alex U, Manager at The Local - Riverside, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Unfortunate we can't recall your booking with us as we didn't have any more noise disturbances since beginning of the year. Appreciate if you could get in touch with us to give us more details what went wrong during your stay. Thanks. More 

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Reviewed 17 December 2014

The hotel appears to have 4 rooms and I stayed in two of them. The penthouse room was quite spacious, clean, had two queen or king sized beds and would have been more than satisfactory if there hadn't been really loud destruction going on next door. I say destruction rather than construction because someone was using a jack hammer on... More 

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Alex U, General Manager at The Local - Riverside, responded to this review

Dear RayInHI, Thank you for your visit and for expressing your concerns. We sorry for the noise during your stay from the neighbouring building; it going to be a hotel and they had put up a new wall just to demolish the very same wall few days after (for whatever reasons) – hopefully they will manage the hotel better, than... More 

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Reviewed 10 December 2014 via mobile

I read the reviews thinking crap where have I booked (didn't have a chance to find anywhere as I was on a tight time frame) but actually yeh there is building work next door which is loud during the day but it's not the places fault and if you're sat in the room all day why are you travelling? Rooms... More 

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Reviewed 6 December 2014 via mobile

The Local Riverside has just been refurbished and looks amazing. Our room was massive and very cosy, it almost felt like our own flat! However our ceiling fan stopped working halfway through the first night which was frustrating. The location is great, super central and a short walk from the market + palace. Their restaurant 'Dot' is DELICIOUS you HAVE... More 

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Alex U, Manager at The Local - Riverside, responded to this review

Dear Frenchieontour, thank you for your review. We have noted with surprise that you had difficulties in getting your bus-ticket. This is not our norm and our team is normally very effective in sorting out travel needs. We are sorry that this was not the case this time; there had been some miscommunication between waiter and guest house staff. We... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Local Riverside Guesthouse/bar/restaurant is conveniently located at Phnom Penh's popular riverside area (bars, restaurants, souvenir shops, markets, nightlife, parks) and is within walking distance to most major attractions in Phnom Penh- 5 minutes walk to The Royal Palace, National Museum, Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, Central Market and more... Only a 5 minute walk to the Night Market. Restaurant serves excellent Western and Khmer food and the bar serves coffee, tea, fabulous cocktails, draft beer, wine and all soft drinks and juices. The second level has three recently renovated (2011) guesthouse rooms complete with flat screen TVs, bathtubs, in room electronic safe, mini fridge, king sized or twin beds- fast wifi and room service is available. All rooms available to rent per night or on a short-term basis. Downstairs is also a lounge area with two 42" flat-TV's and 2m wide screen connected to cable TV and internet + music performance space with guitar and anyone is welcome to grab an instrument and have a go. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Local - Riverside

Address: 8 Street 144 Riverside, Phnom Penh 023, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Price Range: $16 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Local - Riverside 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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“The rooms can be get hot during the day, perhaps ask is the room can have the A/C running before you arrive.”
 of 5 bubbles Ben_H_007, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Penthouse is by far the nicest room, balcony room is OK except for the anemic shower and wifi. Standard rooms have no window”
 of 5 bubbles RayInHI, 16 Dec 2014 | Read review
“We stayed at the "Penthouse", which was great for four pertsons with a big balcony”
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