Monday, August 1, 2011

Traveling & dinning info in Cambodia

Airlines air asia 66 Mao Tse Tung Blvd., Tel: 023 356 011.

angkor airways 32 Norodom Blvd., Tel: 023 222 056

Bangkok airways 61A Street 214, Tel: 023 722 545

China airlines 32 Norodom Blvd., Tel: 023 222 393

Dragon air 168 Monireth Blvd, Tel: 023 424 300 www.dragonair.com/kh, pnh.res@ dragonair.com

eva air 298 Mao Tse Tung Blvd., Tel: 023 219 911

Jet Star asia 333B Monivong Blvd., Tel: 023 220 909

Korean air F3-R03, 254 Monivong Blvd. Tel: 023 224 047/8

lao airlines 58C Sihanouk Blvd., Tel: 023 216 563

Malaysia airlines 172 Monivong Blvd., Tel: 023 218 923

Siem Reap airways 61A Street 214, Tel: 023 722 545

Silk air 313 Sisowath Quay (Himawari Hotel), Tel: 023 426 808

Thai airways 294 Mao Tse Tung Blvd., Tel: 023 214 359

Vietnam airlines 41 Street 214, Tel: 023 363 396.

Battambang la Villa 185 Pom Romchek 5, Tel: 017 411 880 / 053 730 151, lavilla.battambang@gmail. com, www.lavilla-battambang.com Beautifully restored 1930s colonial house with six rooms is the premium hotel in the country's second city and with an excel-lent kitchen and bar.

Riverside Balcony Bar & Restaurant West bank of river, Tel: 012 437 421 Traditional wooden house with great views of the river and good food, ideal for a sun-set cocktail lounging over the river. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 4pm to 11pm.

Kampot Bar Red Old Market area, Tel: 092 724 720 Restaurant and bar in close to the river, just around the corner from Bokor Moun-

tain Lodge, is a good spot for a late night drink with personable host Steve, or to try some Indian food including their gargan-tuan samosas. Open from 6pm to late.

Blissful Guest House Kampot, Tel: 012 513 024, 092 494 331 www.blissfulguesthouse.com Small guest house, with 11 rooms, set in a quiet part of town with downstairs restaurant and bar, and communal TV room upstairs.

Bokor Mountain lodge Riverfront, Kampot, Tel: 033 932 314, 017 712 062. www.bokorlodge.com Beautiful French colonial building situated on riverfront with well-fitted air-conditioned rooms. Has a good restaurant and bar.

epic arts Café Old Market, Kampot Employing deaf staff, this café next to the old market has a good range of bagels, shakes, brownies and coffee. Is also the centre for the community arts programme. Open from 7am to 6pm.

Jasmine House 25 Riverside Road, Kampot, Tel: 012 927 313 Run by the friendly Jasmine and her husband Mark, this café/restaurant is a stylish oasis on the Kampot riverfront. Tasty Thai, Khmer & café fare, also has photography decorating the walls.

les Manguiers 2km north of Kampot, Tel: 092 330 050 Small resort with bungalows and rooms set in beautiful gardens overlooking the river with a restaurant which has daily changing, freshly prepared food.

Mea Culpa 44 Sovansokar, Kampot, Tel: 012 504 769 meaculpakampot@gmail.com Accommodation established by the former manager of Bokor Mountain Lodge set in the French Quarter. Six rooms have air con, hot water, DVD and TV. The large garden has a patio pizzeria and bar.

Nataya Coral Bay Resort Prek Ampil, Kampot, Tel: 016 226 471, 012 902 823. natayaresort@yahoo.com Only 16km from Kampot, this top-end hideaway comes complete with eight beachfront bungalows, a 25m infinity pool, a 2km private beach, stilt huts off a 300m pier, and simply oodles of relaxation.

Rikitikitavi Riverfront, Kampot, Tel: 012 274 820, 012 235 102, www.rikitikitavi-kampot.com Western food served in large portions in this river-facing restaurant, bar and three-room guesthouse. A more upmarket venue for Kampot, the upstairs seating affords great sunset views. Restaurant and bar open 7 days a week.

Rusty Keyhole Riverfront. Kampot This British pub is the place for expats to chew the fat over a pint. Friendly British owner has recreated the atmosphere of a rural pub in outer Kampot, or at least as close as it gets. The ribs remain as good as ever. Open 8.30am to midnight.

Kep The Beach House Opp. Kep Beach, Tel: 012 712 750 www.thebeachhousekep.com Small hotel with pool in an excellent location, directly opposite Kep's mermaid statue. Relaxed café, and tasteful western-style rooms all with sea view. Can organise trips to nearby Rabbit Island or further afield to Bokor Mountain.

hotel & travel

Listings Breezes Route 33, Kep, Tel: 097 675 9072 Situated on the main coast road about halfway between Kep Beach and the ferry to Rabbit Island, this stylish restaurant and lounge is located right by the sea in a green, wooded area. The food is a fusion of Asian and western with a focus on small dishes with plenty of seafood. Free pick-up and return to Kep hotels.

Champey inn Resort Tel: 012 501 742 Sea-fronted resort with fan-cooled bungalows. Has a swimming pool, a restaurant, a bar and a pleasant garden.

Knai Bang Chatt Resort Tel: 017 917 452, knaibangchatt.com Exclusive seaside resort just along from the crab stalls, which has opened up its doors to the public. Elegant swimming pool, air-con, gym, library and fantastic gardens, this resort is the ideal place to get away from Phnom Penh. Good restaurant with fantastic views of the sea. Check for special offers. Also has a Sailing Club next door with bar and restaurant, as well as Hoby Cats.

le Bout du Monde Kep, Tel: 011 964 181 www.leboutdumondekep.com Individual and separate bungalows in tradi-tional Khmer architecture located at a top of a hill with good views and nice gardens. Serves French and Khmer cuisine. Rooms have hot water, mini-bar, fan and safe.

Veranda Natural Resort Tel: 033 399 035, 012 888 619, www.veranda-resort.com Traditional wooden bungalows set in the hillside. Settle down for the night and listen to the jungle purr. Has a good restaurant and bar with some quite stunning sweeping views down to the coast.

Phnom Penh – Deluxe amanjaya 1 Sisowath Quay, Tel: 023 214 747 www.amanjaya-pancam-hotel.com Large hotel with a great central location along the riverfront. The rooms are spa-cious and well-equipped with tasteful Khmer decorations. The downstairs restaurant doubles up as the air-con K West bar.

Cambodiana 313 Sisowath Quay, Tel: 023 426 288 www.hotelcambodiana.com Great riverside location with spectacular sweeping views of the confluence of three rivers. Large rooms with air-con, in-room safes and good bathrooms. Live band plays nightly (except Mondays) from 8.15pm to late.

Himawari 313 Sisowath Quay, Tel: 023 214 555 www.himawarihotel.com The 115 beautifully-designed suites have air-con, cable TV, IDD, Internet, in-room safes and large bathrooms. Nice swim-ming pool and good gym facilities as well as two good tennis courts.

imperial Garden Hotel 315 Sisowath Quay, Tel: 023 219 991 Large hotel and villa complex next to the Cambodiana. Has a swimming pool, gym and tennis court.

intercontinental 296 Mao Tse Tung, Tel: 023 424 888 www.ichotelsgroup.com One of Phnom Penh's most luxurious 5-star hotels, the 346 air-con rooms have all the expected facilities including in-room safes and king size beds. Also has a large swimming pool, a Clark Hatch Fitness Centre, spa and beauty salon.

Raffles Hotel le Royal Street 92, Tel: 023 981 888 www.phnompenh.raffles.com Emanates the same class as its more famous namesake in Singapore. The Elephant Bar is a popular expat haunt during the 4pm to 8pm happy hour. Beautiful gardens with a separate swim-ming pool for kids plus reasonably priced apartments for long stays.

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra 28 Old August Site, Sothearos Blvd., Tel: 023 999 200, www.sofitel.com Set riverside amongst landscaped gar-dens this 12-storey colonial style hotel is close to key attractions, embassies and the central business district. Along with 201 luxurious rooms and suites with Mekong or Bassac river views, are chic restaurants and bars, an upscale spa, two swimming pools, a sports club and the finest conferencing facilities in Cambodia.

Sunway Hotel 1 Street 92, Tel: 023 430 333, phnompenh.sunwayhotels.com Luxurious international four-star hotel located close to Wat Phnom with 138 well-sized rooms, spa, good business centre and meeting facilities.

Phnom Penh – Mid asia Club 456 Monivong Blvd., Tel: 023 721 766 An oasis of water and green in the city, the five bungalows and four rooms with air-con and bath, large safe and flatscreen tv. The beautiful swimming pool is tucked around the back of Man Han Lou Restau-rant and you can have drinks and food delivered from Man Han Lou Restaurant.

almond Hotel 128F Sothearos Blvd.Tel: 023 220 822 www.almondhotel.com.kh 56-room hotel located close to the Royal Palace and the riverfront with spacious rooms with WiFi. Downstairs restaurant serves dim sum and Cantonese food. Also has a spa.

anise 2C Street 278, Tel: 023 222 522, www.anisehotel.com Small hotel with well-fitted, good size rooms, all equipped with air-con, in-room safe and hot water. Downstairs restaurant serves good Asian cuisine.

Blue lime 42 Street 19z (off Street 19), Tel: 023 222 260 www.bluelime.asia Centrally-located mini-hotel with a great swimming pool and contemporary rooms is a good flashpacker option.

Bougainvillier 277G Sisowath Quay, Tel: 023 220 528 www.bougainvillierhotel.com Elegant, riverfront restaurant using gour-met homemade ingredients, specialising in foie gras, with plus a regularly changing specials board and excellent French wines. Three course set. lunches are also avail-able. Open from 6am to 11pm.

Circa 51 155 Street 51, Phnom Penh, Tel: 012 585 714. www.circa51.com Combining a retro design vibe with both modern and traditional touches, this boutique hotel promises to deliver stylish exclusivity a short walk away from the capital's main action. All rooms come with A/C, flat screen TV and DVD player, iPod docking, mini-bar and writing desk.

fCC Phnom Penh 362 Sisowath Quay, Tel: 012 253 222 www.fcccambodia.com Phnom Penh's landmark restaurant has seven rooms with balconies offering views

of the river. Each is individually designed and meticulously outfitted with high-speed Internet access and the latest mod cons.

Goldiana 10-12 Street 282, Tel: 023 219 558 www.goldiana.com Extremely popular hotel for visiting NGO workers due to its close proximity to NGO-land and reasonable prices.

Hotel Nine 48 Street 9, Tel: 023 215 964, www. hotel-nine.com Australian-run smart and comfortable bou-tique hotel close to Psar Kap Ko. Plunge pool and high walls provide an oasis feel.

Hotel Cara 18 Street 47 & 84, Tel: 023 430 066 / 023 998 422, stay@hotelcara.com, www.hotelcara.com Just north of Wat Phnom, this stylish bou-tique hotel has well-fitted rooms at very rea-sonable rates and a great sushi restaurant.

Kabiki 22 Street 264, Tel: 023 222 290 www.thekabiki.com First hotel in Cambodia dedicated to families and children, with two salt-water pools designed with children in mind. The rooms have a double bed and a bunk bed as well as a small outside area for small children.

lebiz Hotel & library 79F Street 128, Tel: 023 998 608/610, info@lebizhotel.com, www.lebizhotel.com Luxury accommodation with a competi-tive edge and sleek modern design offers a full range of specialty services tailored to business needs, and cutting-edge technology to maximise comfort and productivity. Has unique library.

Paddy Rice 213-217 Sisowath Quay, Tel: 023 990 321, www.paddyrice.net Former Hope and Anchor has newly refurbished rooms with solar hot water, cable TV, air conditioning, WiFi and great views of the river from its balconies. Downstairs restaurant offers full western and Asian cuisine, and sports bar shows all popular live sports.

River 108 2 Street 108, Tel: 023 218 785, www.river108.com Art deco hotel aimed at the flashpacker set, the river view rooms are extremely comfortable with flat screen TV and sepa-rate bathroom and toilet. Efficient WiFi, good working space and spacious rooms make this the perfect business option.

The Pavilion 227 Street 19, Tel: 023 222 280 www.pavilion-cambodia.com Beautiful boutique hotel set in a colonial build-ing with large, unique rooms, each with either a small balcony or garden. Outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi and a small poolside restaurant.

The Quay Sisowath Quay, Tel: 023 224 894 http://thequayhotel.com Five-storey, 16-room riverside boutique hotel has beautiful contemporary rooms designed by Gary Fell. The stand-out features are the roof-top jacuzzi and the very contemporary ground-floor bar and Chow Restaurant with WiFi.

Queen Boutique Hotel 49A Street 214, Tel: 023 211 683, om@queenboutique.asia Boutique hotel located conveniently close to all the major attractions including the Royal Palace and National Museum.

The Villa Paradiso 27 Street 222 corner Street 51, Tel: 023 213 720, www.thevillaparadiso.com The Villa Paradiso is a great addition to the scene, with ten uniquely designed and beau-tifully furnished rooms, ranging in style from Balinese, thought Japanese to the modern.

Phnom Penh - Budget Blue Dog Guest House 13 Street 51, Tel: 012 658 075 Small guesthouse close to the Golden Mile with cheap upstairs rooms, some with A/C. Khmer art gallery on ground floor, features artwork by owner. Has ground-floor restaurant.

California 2 79 Sisowath Quay, Tel: 077 503 144 www.cafecaliforniaphnompenh.com New guest house and bar on the river-front with well-priced rooms with air con and security box. Downstairs bar has great Tex-Mex food and pool table.

lotus House 13 Street 258, Tel: 023 500 0485, lotushouse@yahoo.com Centrally located near the Royal Palace and the riverside, this guesthouse offers full A/C and rooms with hot showers for a reasonable price. Also includes an Indian restaurant.

feeling Home Cnr. Streets 278 & 63, Tel: 023 221 522, www.feelinghomecambodia.com Stylish nine-room boutique hotel with ample rooms at competitive rates, including flatscreen TV, air-con, security box and great beds. Also has two apart-ments, an Asian restaurant and a Café Sentiment coffee house.

l'imprevu Highway 1, 7km past Monivong Bridge Tel: 024 390 405 www.hotel-imprevu-resort.com Complex with twenty-four bungalows just outside of Phnom Penh. Tennis courts and excellent swimming pool make this a good break from the city.

le Rit's 71 Street 240, Tel: 023-213-160, sales@nyemo.com Small & charming 6-room guesthouse with spacious rooms is managed by NYEMO NGO, part of its hospitality training. Rooms equipped with queen sized bed, cable TV, private bathroom. The restaurant has a Eu-ropean set lunch menu and serves authentic Khmer food a la carte for diner.

Tonle Sap Guest House 4-6 Street 104, Tel: 023 986 722 www.tonlesapguesthouse.com Clean, well-kept guesthouse upstairs with 15 rooms, with air-con, fans, hot water, cable TV. Downstairs Pickled Par-rot bar open 24 hours.

Sihanoukville Holy Cow Ekareach Street, Tel: 012 478 510 Beautiful restaurant set in a relaxing garden environment on the main street, with terra-cotta terrace downstairs and wooden dining area upstairs. Competitively-priced, good cuisine including vegetarian options. Open daily from 9.30am to 11:00pm.

independence Hotel Independence Beach,Tel: 012 728 090 www.independencehotel.net Beautifully restored hotel on Indepen-dence Beach, originally opened in 1963, reopened in 2007 following a complete refurbishment. Has beautiful infinity pool and sweeping ocean views from most rooms. Also has a gym, conference rooms and circular restaurant.

luna d'autunno Ekareach Street, Tel: 034 934 280 Best Italian restaurant in Sihanoukville, serves a similar menu to the one in Phnom Penh, but with a heavier emphasis on seafood. The beautiful roof-top terrace and interior air-con restaurant are both open for lunch and dinner.

Reef Resort Road to Serendipity Beach, Tel: 012 315 338, www.reefresort.com.kh Guesthouse set around a beautiful pool with well apportioned air-con rooms, in-room safe and cable TV, family rooms also available. Has a welcoming bar with excellent TV screen, slate pool table and excellent Mexican cuisine.

Scuba Nation Lane off road to Serendipity Beach Tel: 012 604 680, 012 715 785 www.divecambodia.com Five-star PADI centre offering daily trips to the area's many islands and reefs including the decent dive sites at Koh Rung Samloem and Koh Kon, also runs a range of PADI-certified courses, and has an office in Phnom Penh.

Sokha Beach Resort Sokha Beach, Tel: 034 935 999 With its own private beach, excellent swimming pool and fine restaurants, Sokha is the most up-market place to stay in Sihanoukville. A live Filipino band plays around the cocktail bar at night.

Zoco Independence Hotel, Road to Serendipity Beach Two fashion boutiques – one on the way to Serendipity Beach, the other in Independence Hotel – run by the Spanish-born Nuria, sells dresses, skirts, bags and accessories.

Travel Cambodia Uncovered 11B Street 370, Tel: 012 507 097 www.cambodiauncovered.com Offers village and cultural tours in Phnom Penh and surrounds including road trips, Mekong cruises, accommodation, cooking classes and other activities.

exotissimo Travel No. 66, Norodom Blvd, Tel: 023 218 948 , www.exotissimo.com Excellent French-owned agency specialising in adventure tourism, flight bookings, package holidays and a range of tours of Southeast Asia.

Helicopters Cambodia 10 Street 310, Tel: 012 814 500/ www. helicopterscambodia.com Over 12 years experience operating in the Kingdom offers scenic flights around the Temples of Angkor and beyond. Is a wholly owned subsidiary of Helicopters New Zealand Group.

intrepid Travel 468 Sivutha Blvd., Tel: 063 966 655 For travellers with a yearning to get off the beaten track, Intrepid opens up a whole new world of adventure travel. With a huge variety of tours available.

Travel indochina 43-44EO Street 108, Tel: 023 991 978 www.travelindochina.com.au Australian-owned and managed travel company specialising in small group journeys around Asia that can tailor trips for individuals.

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3 comments:

LKN 레키나 said...

very informative! how do you get this collection, Da? Can I copy and paste, and save in my computer?

lee da said...

Definitely :) u can I also copied from magazine for my own convenience too ^^ cuz it has been very hard to decide where to have breakfast or dinner ...

LPP said...

very helpful!!! Great post :)