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Golden Tour Eiffel Guesthouse
Reviewed 8 September 2013

I have been regularly staying at the Your Eiffel for about 10 years and it hasn't changed in all that time. The staff are very charming and helpful with Mr Sna the day-shift manager who has lots of "get up and go" able to sort almost anything for you (at a price usually very reasonable). The upside is Tour Eiffel is well located with heaps of good eateries and bars around. Lucky supermarket is a 10min walk and there you can get all the supplies you need considerably cheaper that the mini mart across from the hotel. Now for the downside - Maintenance (always a problem in Cambodia) seems to be completely unheard off at Tour Eiffel. Gradually over the years the bathroom mirrors crack, shelves fall off the wall, toilet seats develop cracks designed to pinch your bum, cupboard doors will not close, cigs have burnt the desktops and the air cons leak leaving great swathes of damp on the walls rather Salvatore Dali like. The beds are as hard as rocks but thanks to the Goddess (and KFC) I don't have a problem with that. The pillows have petrified into something resembling a bag of pebbles and the sheets although cotton are of the floral 1950;s look so loved in the bordellos of Spain. The curtains of haphazard hues and sizes don't keep out much light but do give you privacy and anyone over 60 will get a buzz seeing what happened to his sisters wedding dress fabric after recycling. The furniture is an eclectic mix of locally made or knock down kit hardly stylish but functional. The kitchens have larger than usual fridges which is a boon if you are staying a week or so and want to cook however the odd array of crockery and cutlery may well see you drinking your morning coffee from a jam jar having heated the water in a frying pan (ever tried putting sugar in with chopsticks - such fun). The hot water in the bathroom works and the pressure is reasonable though the lack of an earth wire for the water heater gives rise to some trepidation.The free internet is of whimsical mode and may or may not connect you to your site depending on its mood of the hour. The air cons are marginal at best and I usually insist that the filters be cleaned immediately on arrival as doing so allows more than the waft of chilled air that usually puffs forth from the ancient machines.
Having said all this Tour Eiffel is still good value, well located and brings something of the wild west flavor I remember from my early years in Cambodia. Give it a go.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

We checked out of the Blue Dog Guesthouse after one night because the room we got was appalling for value, size, privacy and noise. Two blocks up we found the Golden Tour Eiffel Guesthouse which are large apartments consisting of a bedroom/sitting room, bathroom & toilet and kitchen with A/C and TV. They are clean, comfortable, great value for money and most importantly, the staff are excellent especially the ultra friendly manager Mr. Sna. He can arrange tours, transport etc and makes everyone feel really at home. We stayed 2 nights and would certainly stay again if we are in Phnom Phen.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Trevlyn422
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

I stayed together with my friend 2 nights at the Golden Tour Eiffel Guesthouse in Phnom Penh and I can absolutely recommend this place. The rooms are spacious, clean and definitely worth the price. The owner Mr. Sna is very competent and can help you with anything (e.g. booking bus trips, sightseeing tours etc.).
We felt very welcome. Also the location is great. It takes a maximum of 10 minutes to get to the city center by tuk tuk. I would definitely go there again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

We stayed here for a month prior to beginning a job in Siem Reap. Local is great - away from the Sisowath Key which is just way too tourisy, but close to lots of expat bars and also local places if you want to look for them (a few that a "real local" places). The best thing about this place is if you in PP for an extended stay, there is a kitchen in the room, with a gas cooker, larger fridge and sink. Be aware, however, that anything you order will have commission (i.e.: the large water bottles - 20litre I think - are not actually $2, they are less, but if you want someone to order you one, it will cost you = just don't pay anymore than $2!) Also the cleaning is a bit lax. The day manager, Mr Sna is great value, and can organise most anything (for a small price which he appears to be generally quite open about). There is a pool next door (place called Elsewhere) where you can swim for the price of 2 (mid range priced) cocktails. Also, they will wash your clothes as part of the price - we paid $18 per night. Not the cheapest lodgings in PP, but if you get room 202, it isn't a bad deal (good balcony, kitchen, separate lounge, bedroom). Free (slow) wifi. Good place for people wanting to stay in PP for an extended period without having to rent an apartment. PS. Our organisation arranged the accomm, so you might actually get it cheaper for longer term rental.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 June 2014
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Room Tip: Ne pas choisir les chambres donnant sur l'arrière car il y a y gros chantier en cour... Et votre...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 October 2013
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Room Tip: il y a des chambres toutes simples et des petites studettes .. TB prendre plutôt sur les derniers n...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Mireille B
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Additional Information about Golden Tour Eiffel Guesthouse

Address: 4B St 278 | Bkk1, Phnom Penh 12302, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
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Ranked #84 of 250 Speciality Lodging in Phnom Penh
Price Range: £14 - £33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12

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