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Paragon Hotel
Ranked #132 of 264 Hotels in Phnom Penh
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Reviewed 12 March 2013 via mobile

2 of us stayed here got 1night in feb. We paid $22 for the room which included ac, fridge, tv and slide door shower. The room was basic but spacious, ideal for a 1night stay.

The hotel is right by the waterfront, so get a balcony view room if you can for a bit extra. There are many eating places nearby making it an ideal spot for eating, drinking and nearby sightseeing.

The only reason i have given it 4 stars is because the shower door did not shut properly, leaving a v shape at the top. This coupled with the shower head with nozzles splurting water in different directions meant that the bathroom floor did get wet. Also the drain did not work so well, meaning you had to wade out of the cubicle once done. Having stayed at others places for less but with better shower facilities, we were a bit disappointed.

But, in the hurried manner in which we left i was unable to point this out to staff at the time. I think if they sort out this issue then it would be a very good value place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

The title kind of says it all. The Hotel staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. It is very conveniently located, in the midst of plenty of restaurants and bars and with numerous ATMs nearby. Right on the corner of street 136 which comes alive at night and the balcony at the Paragon is a great place to sit and people watch.

The rooms are spacious and clean, the bathrooms nice with great hot/cold showers. There is also a lift, which is quite convenient.

The staff can make arrangements for tours and bus tickets if needed. This was also where we met our sweet tuk tuk driver, Ty, who drove us all around PP for the 24 hours we were there. He knew where everything was and was so lovely. We will be calling him to run us around again when we go back in 2 weeks for my last 3 days in Cambodia. I have his contact details if anyone would like to PM me.

The rooms are pretty good value considering where the hotel is. Not the cheapest you can find, but not overly expensive either.

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeper, the noise from street 136 at night may bother you. It didn't bother...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 March 2013 via mobile

Central location on the river. The room was clean, air conditioner worked well, bed was comfortable, linen was clean. We stayed on the first floor which was a bit noisy as Paddy Rice pub was across the road and had a band playing but they finished by mid-night. Management do seem aloof when you first arrive but when you start talking to them they are friendly and helpful.

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

I had a balcony room on the first floor and paid the full price for the room ($38 iirc). The two steamer type chairs on the balcony were very low (you'd better be flexible if you want to sit on them) and there was no table. Both chairs were also missing slats and one had a nail sticking out on the seat. I did ask for a better chair but for the next couple of days until I left all I got was excuses. Saying that, my bathroom light blew at around 10pm one night and they sent someone up to change the globe as soon as I called them. Mind you, the globe he brought up didn't work so he took one out of the bedroom which made it gloomy but hey ho, at least they tried I suppose.

The room floor needed a mop as my feet got dirty after walking around on it for a bit although they did clean the balcony floor.

The hotel has a lift which is good as the stairs are quite steep and narrow and you wouldn't want to be lugging a bag up and down them.

and it did have a kettle and a fridge in the room which was a bonus - there's also a 24hr supermarket around the corner.

The room itself was underwhelming for the price and the wifi didn't always work but the location is excellent and for the price, the location and the balcony were the only redeeming features.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Kortrijk, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2013

We stayed in this place for a couple of nights. Hotel is clean, and very well located. Shower was a disappointment as we payed extra for a glass shower but wasn't worth it. The bed had had his best time and was quite small. Also we were called in the middle (3.30am) of the night to 'send down our girl'... Apparently prosititues are allowed (and maybe even welcome) in this hotel. This hotel will not be or first choice in the future but if other good places are full we would consider sleeping here again

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 8 February 2013 via mobile

Paragon is right on the riverfront, and if u get a front room you can get a nice view over the rivers and promenade. The hotel is in need of some TLC. It's quite rundown and the management seems pretty slack. They had no record of our online booking through their website, luckily the room was available. Room was missing towels, glasses etc and was generally pretty average. Average hard mattresses + pillows. Terrible water pressure - not enough for a shower, just a trickle down the wall. Included WiFi barely worked on 4th floor at all. This hotel needs to be more proactive in tackling sex tourism, there were various dodgy characters (old white western men) openly talking about the girls they'd taken up to their rooms the previous night. Not cool. Hotel is overpriced, great view from private balcony rooms partly makes up for it. No breakfast included. This hotel could be great but its pretty crappy at the moment. And go to 'Chiang Mai' Thai restaurant a couple doors down, its really good.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 30 January 2013

Our room on 3rd floor was nice and clean and had a balcony with view of the river. There was a small fridge and the room had air con that worked well. Good location right on the River Side Promenade. We paid about $30.00 per room without breakfast. The place has free WiFi that did not work too well in our room but was fine in the reception area. I can recommend this hotel. You can get cheaper I'm sure but for us it was OK.

Room Tip: If you want a balcony and view, use the front rooms, they might get some street noise at times. The...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Paragon Hotel
Address: 219B, Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Room Service
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Ranked #132 of 264 Hotels in Phnom Penh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Paragon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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