Stayed June 12 to 14, 2014
Location: It is located on Street No. 158, a small side street in the heart of the city. It seemed near to some restaurants in the area and I remember that a mall was just a 5-7 min walk (though I don’t suggest walking at night as the street is a bit dark with only a few lit lamp posts. On our first night in Phnom Penh, our tuktuk driver had difficulty finding where it was though so make sure to make a mental note of the area as well.
Food: Only tried their buffet breakfast and it was actually good albeit only a few choices. They served continental breakfast. I’m not a fan of bacon but I make this exception, I especially love the bacon! Wished I could bring home the bacon hehehe.
Rooms: We initially booked a superior room , with one single bed and one double bed (as there were 3 of us) but when we checked in, iit was a nice surprise that they upgraded our room to a family room so it was really spacious for our group. I especially love that the room was painted mostly white with some tasteful accents because it makes it even more spacious . It had a balcony with a pool view, as well. Cable TV has good reception with many international channels to choose from. They also have in-room safe for your valuables, covered wardrobe to hang your clothes, a hair dryer , mini ref and electric kettle for coffee or tea. I also like that they have installed dispensers for shampoo and body wash in the shower area which makes it eco-friendly as well (less plastic containers wasted on toiletries). Beds are up to industry standard and I slept well during our stay
Service: Very good and friendly staff. Helpful whenever they can and communicate well with the guests. Special mention to Chakriya and the male staff assigned in the reception during our last night there (sorry I forgot to get his name) and the staff at the bar as well. They seemed to be genuinely enjoying their work and they always speak to their guests with a smile.
Price: I was very happy with the room rates that we got for the room upgrade and the service rendered to us. I booked online thru their website and got a free bottle of wine together with my online booking which we enjoyed during our stay there. However, I believe this freebie was for a limited time only. Not sure if they are still offering it.
Facilities: Billabong has a nice big pool which my companions really enjoyed. One downside though, their kitchen closes early (around 2pm) so if you get hungry in the evening, either you go out to eat or order. Anyway, if you choose to have your food delivered, their staff are more than willing to assist you and there are a lot to choose from so it wouldn’t be a problem. Wifi has very good signal even if you are inside your room
Overall: I would definitely stay here again when I visit Phnom Penh. That’s for sure
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located. Free WIFI. 24 hours Reception. Large saltwater swimming pool and garden. Hot showers. Fully air-conditioned rooms. Inner spring mattresses. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms. Quality Linens. Only minutes from Central Market, Sorya Department Stores. 1km from the Riverfront. Featuring a restaurant and bar with cosy hangout areas around the pool. All our spacious rooms have comfy beds, private showers, toilet facilities, air conditioning, and lockers for your belongings. You'll get a set of bed linen, towel, Wi-Fi as well as maps with all essential information about the going-ons in town. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Billabong Phnom Penh