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“Great place for families with children”
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The Kabiki
Ranked #17 of 281 Hotels in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We have stayed in this hotel on about 4 occasions with my wife and son (now 6 years old). The location is near perfect and, being close to the Prime Minister's house, adds a level of security that it is difficult to find anywhere else. The walled gardens and swimming pool allow the children to roam quite freely without any fear from outside.

The hotel pool is available to anyone willing to pay 5$ and so it can get a little busier at the weekend with people wanting to share the facilities. I have also used the hotel facilities as a 'day guest' and must say that it is a great p[lace to have a swim when staying in hotel with no pool.

When we first stayed our son wanted to only play in the childrens' pool but he has now progressed to the larger pool and happily swims up and down and back and forth where we can see him from the comfort of the comfy loungers on the side.

In the times we have stayed there we have experienced problems with
a) tuk-tuk not knowing where the hotel was so we had trouble finding it the first time we stayed
b) no staff present at entrance barrier on arrival so we had to carry our bags from the barrier to the hotel desk
c) minor issues with the room

Despite these problems (and remember we have been there on several occassions) I would still go back and stay again and again if we could afford it as it certainly is not the cheapest hotel in Phnom Penh.

Despite Phnom Penh having lost some of its charm over the years and now being a little overrun by expensive cars this hotel provides a space that is great to retreat to that is quiet and safe..

We have stayed in the rooms on the ground floor 'outsde' (best value) as well as the ones near to the desk (overpriced) and the ones upstairs 'outside' (a little small and dark). The use of the gardens and pool still made the stay enjoyable even if we were not overly impressed with the room.

Would recommend to any family with children coming to Phnom Penh.

Room Tip: Downstairs in the 'outside' block
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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This hotel is situated near the most interesting parts of Phnom Penh and close to some of the highlights, amongst which tthe royal palace. Very friendly staff and a reasonable breakfast for a very good price. Nice swimming pool and suitable for families.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We stayed here for the last two nights of our holiday. It is a nice hotel, good location. The breakfast was good, and the rooms were nice, and in the style of the colonial era. The pool is nice and the hotel is kid friendly and is a nice oasis in the city. The trees in the garden are labelled for identification, which was a nice touch. There are also a couple of resident cats

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Loved this place, so pretty, efficient and comfy. Highly recommend staying here. However the area is heavily guarded because the prime minister lives nearby. Make sure you enter on the right entrance or you'll have to walk a kilometer out of your way.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

We stayed at Kabiki for four nights in a family and a double room. I had booked a minibus transfer from the airport for our party of seven and the driver was waiting for us and we were soon being helped down the private road leading to Kabiki with our luggage and welcomed with a chilled drink by the friendly staff.
This is a relaxed and friendly hotel and our children felt very happy here. There are 4 or 5 pet cats living here which are friendly but easily avoided if you don't care for cats. Our children thought that they were a definite bonus.
Breakfast is served at the covered outdoor bar and restaurant and you choose from 4 different breakfasts. Portions are plentiful and we were always asked if we would like more.
The pool was very popular and there are comfortable daybeds beside it to relax in.
We didn't eat here in the evening but the menu looked tasty and very reasonably priced.
The grounds are filled with trees and many are labelled which was interesting. Tuktuks
are not allowed to drive down the access road to Kabiki but are always waiting by the security barrier to whisk you away to wherever you want to go to.
Kabiki is a great choice for families.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank Teddy12
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Additional Information about The Kabiki

Address: 264 22, Street, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia
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Region: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Phnom Penh
#10 Romantic Hotel in Phnom Penh
#10 Luxury Hotel in Phnom Penh
Price Range: €36 - €79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Kabiki 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
After opening our famous Pavilion boutique hotel, we realised, as people with family ourselves, that Phnom Penh needed a resort that was family orientated and child friendly. The historic colonial house we found on Oknha Peich Street with its 3500m2 of surrounding land was perfect. Caring, friendly staff, lots of nature for children to explore, the Kabiki is a place to relax, take a swim and lounge in the sun between days exploring Phnom Penh and the nearby attractions of the Royal Palace, Wat Botum and the riverside. We planted over 500 native trees, many of which we've placed name tags on so you can identify them yourselves. ... more   less 
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