Hotels in Phnom Penh - Riverside or City Centre?
Replies: 20 - Last Post: Mar 24, 2013 2:51 AM Last Post By: vijaykarthik
Mar 21, 2013 6:28 PM
Hotels in Phnom Penh - Riverside or City Centre?Hey Everyone!
I've been reading through Trip Advisor and am at a loss as where to stay in Phnom Penh. Would you recommend somewhere near the Riverside or City Centre? I'm looking for mid-range and safe. I'll be travelling as a solo female, so I'd like to avoid less secure places. Any recommendations would be helpful. Thanks!
Mar 21, 2013 6:42 PM
Mar 21, 2013 6:57 PM
Mar 21, 2013 7:15 PM
3Long list of PP hotels, many with links to their website, on http://www.canbypublications.com
I also usually stay on or very near the riverfront.
Mar 21, 2013 7:37 PM
Mar 21, 2013 7:53 PM
5You know, the river itself is not so attractive that it is worth the extra money some hotels on the river charge. I stayed in the center (although walking distance to the river). I'm a solo female traveler, and I must say I felt very safe in Phnom Penh. I stayed at a $15/night place in PP a few weeks agot and it felt safe and as a poster above pointed out, tuk tuks can take you anywhere you're too tired to walk to.
Mar 21, 2013 8:07 PM
Mar 21, 2013 8:08 PM
7Stay in central of Phnom Penh and getting around Phnom Penh by tuk tuk
Mar 22, 2013 12:42 AM
8I stayed at the Indochine 2 last year - its about half a block back from the waterfront. Its a little bit old fashioned, but still quite comfortable and at around $30 per night, seems to be quite a bit cheaper than anything else in a similar location. There's a few "girlie bars" nearby, but its still a safe part of the city.
Mar 22, 2013 1:39 AM
Mar 22, 2013 7:39 AM
Mar 22, 2013 7:52 AM
11I would recommend staying near the river. You'll be within walking distance of a lot of bars, shops, the Royal Palace, etc. Riverside Suites is very good but above the budget of most backpackers.
It's tough to pinpoint the exact city center of Phnom Penh, and some places that claim to be in the center are not within walking distance of anything worthwhile.
The riverside can be a little noisy if you are staying on a low floor, in a room overlooking Sisowath Quay, in a cheaper hotel with cheap windows that don't close properly or keep out sound.
Mar 22, 2013 11:05 AM
12I think you already have a lot of info on the hotels, maybe a little too much to make a choice. This message is just to reassure being a female solo traveller. Ive just came back from a 3 month backpackng trip all over cambodia and although I am a man I can tell this is a safe country to be travelling alone. Ive met many solo female travellers that are impressed by the peacfull mind of the poeple inhabiting this country. Khmer poeple are humble and kind, just a little common sense and you will be just fine. No worries to have, i think you will be quite impressed.
Mar 22, 2013 1:09 PM
Mar 22, 2013 4:49 PM
14Well, it wasn't safe for the French woman
Fear mongering of the worst kind. How many tourists have been murdered in the last 5 years? A handful at most! A lot less than the number that get murdered in France every year, I am sure.
There's no reason to believe that she did not have common sense
Considering that no arrests have been made, and that there are no subjects, you do not know, do you?
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