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“Phnom Penh to Siem Reap Voyage made beautiful by Cara”
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Hotel Cara
Ranked #128 of 269 Hotels in Phnom Penh
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“Phnom Penh to Siem Reap Voyage made beautiful by Cara”
Reviewed 15 April 2013

My pleasure stay in the hotel is just for 3 days in Cara Hotel on a Cambodia tourage last week. It ws a photographer’s delight and special mention of Antilog Vacations – the travel website which planned the whole trip at low prices and 100% flexibility .I was very happy with the spot and the sceneries around. The resort has been well maintained by the management and all the staff around is very caring and gracious. Spacious accommodation featuring fashionable decoration and impressive sights stretching with attached big bathrooms and is provided with a stunning scenic view of ocean and white sandy beaches.

Tremendous food is available by the decent cooks, many kind of continental, Chinese and Indian foods are available along with the mouth-watering cambodian foods.. The menu is surprisingly big with a good variety of options and the food we ordered was mouth watering and amazing spices used However, the bed was not at all comfortable and the corridors outside are not as tidy as it should be. The wildlife around the resort was very rare and unseen I had never seen such forms of animals and birds that’s just incredible.

The staff was extremely helpful, pleasant and friendly; In fact if I had a grievance at all, I felt that sometimes they were over helpful. They made us feel extremely significant. A fully equipped gym and swimming pool is available for the firangi visitors to relax themselves.Very nice experience I am going to revisit it again. I am truly impressed with the services of the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

Spent two separate nights here and the staff are very good but the rooms 207 and 110 were really small and the bathrooms were tiny! We were woken up both mornings at around 5.00am by noises coming from either guests or staff - I didn't check! A good 15 minute walk or a short tuk-tuk ride into town. Highly recommend eating at the Titanic Restaurant. An average hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 21 February 2013

We were booked into Cara thru Khiri Travel, as altho usually travel independentlý at hostels thought we may need an extra boost after our month in India. The Hotel room was great with a balcony and good, bathroom, frig,tea making facilities large beds and really good service.
The breakfasts had great choices & were really good and the adjoining restaurant "Doors"also handy for more Tapas type food. We did have to walk quite a lot as it is more Nth. than most of the main sights & restaurants and not many other eating places around. However on the plus it was also much quieter due to that fact.. The Tuk tuks were always nearby and very cheap..

Room Tip: Not sure of directions but we appreciated the balcony.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 13 February 2013

I booked the Cara Hotel for 2 nights@$35/night from chanbrothers singapore based online agency and ill certainly use it again during my next travel to Phnom Penh.

It is close to the major attractions and has an excellent Catalan restaurant (Door's) with live music(evenings),great wine list&reasonable prices (set lunch@$10!).

Breakfast was also excellent at Door's restaurant.

The room; On the small side and not exactly deserving the title 'boutique' but has huge LG TV&lots of movie channels&DVD set(hundreds of movies to choose from). Beds are firm, clean&bathroom with rainforest shower.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Logan, Utah
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

Expensive for what you get. Only one chair in the room and little space. The location is poor for tourists as most sights are a long hot walk or require a tuk tuk. Few restaurants in the neighborhood. Regretted this choice and cut short our stay. On the positive side, the restaurant serves an excellent and large breakfast and the staff at the front desk and in the restaurant were pleasant and helpful.

Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 December 2012

Granted, Hotel Cara was one of the priciest hotels we lived in throughout our trip in Indochina. However, considering the quality of the rooms we received, we'd say that it was well worth it.

Since we had a total of four in our party, we chose Hotel Cara because it was one of the few hotels in Phnom Penh with family rooms available at a more affordable price. The room, however, was pretty good; it was divided into a living room and a bedroom, where there was a queen size bed and a double-decker bunk bed. The room was fairly spacious, with plenty of room for us to chug our luggage bags. Contrary to some reports, though, we found the noise level issue to be non-existent, probably because our room was facing another direction.

The interior decor of the hotel was very chic. Obviously inspired by minimalism with hints of zen and Khmer touches here and there, it was really pleasant. Great place to unwind after a tiring day.

The service was what you'd expect from a business hotel. One of the receptionists was pretty friendly but we (rather inevitably) did not get the same level of warmth we received from our guesthouse in Siem Reap. Nonetheless, the receptionists were still helpful in giving pointers regarding transport and sights.

The location of the hotel was convenient, too. Located near Wat Phnom, most of the attractions were within a 10-minute tuktuk ride away. Walking is possible, though not recommended, due to safety concerns. A tuktuk ride from the National Museum at Sisowath Quay would cost around USD 1.

Doors, the adjacent bar/restaurant, was where we had breakfast. There are plenty of options for breakfast, catering to both Western and Asian palates. It is not till nighttime, however, when Doors comes alive. It has a lively and vibrant atmosphere at night, and is certainly one of the nicer places in Phnom Penh to grab a drink or two.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

We've stayed at Hotel Cara on many occasions. Usually we stay there after we've been out in the countryside doing mission work. The Hotel Cara is a great place to wind down are relax. The staff is very friendly and the rooms are clean and well appointed. Westerners need to know that the standards they are used to is far different than what they may be used to back home.

I prefer rooms not facing the road as they are very quite. AC works great. Hotel Cara is not on the waterfront, but is very close. A very short Tuk Tuk ride to anywhere. Ask for the Tuk Tuk drive John. He runs the Tuk Tuks that serve the Hotel Cara. He is very honest. We pay him $15 for all day. Ya we could get cheeper else where. He has served us well over the years.

There is fee WiFi that works well throughout the hotel. They serve a great breakfast in the dinner. The Dragon fruit is great.

Every time we are in Phnom Penh we stay at Hotel Cara. We've stayed a many hotels, but none are as consistently good as Hotel Cara.

Room Tip: Rooms away from the road are very quite. The road get noisy early in the morning.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Hotel Cara
Address: No. 18, Street 47 & 84 | Sangkat Srass Chork, Khanh Doun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #128 of 269 Hotels in Phnom Penh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Cara 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Cara features 48 newly refurbished of uniquely designed rooms with meticulously crafted furniture made from local Ratanakkiri wood and pine wood offering private balconies overlooking the bustling urban metropolis, family suite and modern amenities to fit all your needs. Our hotel is strategically located in the heart of Phnom Penh, just a few minutes from the riverside nightlife and eclectic cuisine of Sisowath Quay, the historic Central Market, modern shopping centers, and the elegant Royal Palace. Hotel Cara is the perfect accommodation, whether you are exploring Cambodia’s rich culture or seeking a safe haven for business.Friendliness is not just in our name, it’s our philosophy. Welcome to Hotel Cara! ... more   less 
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