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The Columns

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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed one night at this hotel and found it to be peaceful, beautifully decorated (restoration of the French colonial details gives a lovely ambience) and well run. Bed was comfortable, room had ceiling fan in addition to air conditioning, which is perfect for climate in this area. Room was spotlessly clean, fridge worked, soap & shampoo dispensers a great... More 

Thank Leila K
Battambang, Cambodia
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47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent two nights at this hotel in November. Whilst there was a slight miscommunication for an airport pick up, otherwise had a great stay at the hotel. I stayed in a Deluxe Queen room, which included breakfast. We rented some motorbikes through the hotel, to drive up to Bokor which was fantastic. If you're living in Phnom Penh and need... More 

Thank battambangexpat
Beijing, China
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Columns Hotel is an old Chinese style colonial building renovated as a boutique hotel. It is right in the middle of the old town in Kampot, ~ hundred meters from the river. Rooms are very nice and clean, service is very friendly. Highly recommended place to chill out few days in Kampot.

Thank Martti1966
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117 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only stayed at this hotel for one night, but I will be back here if I am in Kampot again. The staff were so friendly and eager to help in any way they could. We needed a shuttle bus to Sihanoukville the next day and the lady at the front desk made all the arrangements for us. The room... More 

Thank karen6490
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights in room 12. It's on the second floor and there is no lift but it does have a balcony overlooking not a lot in particular. It's a great location for the river front and very quiet. They did our laundry for $2/kg which is a bit pricey but it came back washed and folded to... More 

Thank ChocolateLover77
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

It was very cleaned, silent, comfortable and spacious room. Food was great! Staff spoke perfect English and gave us good tips; helpful, friendly and always smiling! Bathroom was great, clean and big, had good amenities and had hot water all day. AC and fan also available in room same as minibar, iPod station and safe. Perfect stay, I would recommend... More 

Thank Anna M
Broadbeach, Australia
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

My brother has stayed here in previous years and on arrival I can see why, a lovely high ceiling building French Style ? with a smiling face at every exchange. the room I had was very adequate and well maintained the breakfast was excellent and the proximity to the river and all the waterfront is very good as well. The... More 

Thank LozDog-57
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Had the great pleasure of staying in this fine establishment as part of my honeymoon. Thavy was a very genial host, a model of efficiency and friendliness. The hotel has been beautifully converted and restored from four old Chinese shop houses, and is located down a quiet street a few minutes stroll from the waterfront. Well appointed and comfortable rooms... More 

Thank torks
Perth, Australia
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49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We had a very pleasant 3 night stay here and the staff were wonderful. We were there midweek and it was very quiet and the staff literally went out of their way to appease us. The Cambodian Manageress speaks perfect English and helped by recommending places to go. I would recommend a trip to the old and new Casino in... More 

Thank pieface66
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 May 2016

I stayed 2 nights in this beautiful little hotel. Very peaceful and quiet. Such friendly and helpful staff. They helped me to rent a good bike for my daytrip to Kep. I stayed on second floor were wifi, in my room, was a little weak but worked fine in the lounge area. Very clean and pretty rooms. So close to... More 

Thank Jim A

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Columns is located on a quiet tree-lined street in the heart of old town Kampot. Our historic French Colonial houses have been restored to their original charm but with the addition of modern functionality and comforts. The relaxing atmosphere and central location make for an ideal place to stay while exploring the town and its surroundings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Columns

Address: 37 Phoum 1 Ouksophear, Kampot, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Kampot Province > Kampot
Price Range: $63 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Columns 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Front facing rooms offer a nice street view.”
 of 5 bubbles torks, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room at front of hotel”
 of 5 bubbles pieface66, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Get a room at the back if you need peace and quiet and don't mind having no view.”
 of 5 bubbles Tamvong, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“See my review-all rooms are fabulous and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles RaeAmor, 30 Nov 2015 | Read review
“keep in mind there is no wardrobe in the room, I can live with that....”
 of 5 bubbles caramelo543, 24 Nov 2015 | Read review
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