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“Very average hotel - would not recommend!”
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The Kabiki
Ranked #16 of 278 Hotels in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We were planning on stopping at the Kabiki for three nights but after arriving we checked out after one night and took the hit on paying a nights accommodation as it was pretty grotty.

We arrived at reception to find a wild cat sleeping on the reception table, the reception area smells of cat urine and we saw three other wide cat sleeping on the reception chairs - yuk

We were stopping in a double room. The bathroom was pretty dirty, apart from a new sink the rest looks like it had seen better days. There were no shower condiments just two large filled hard of shampoo and shower gel.

We had one towel so had to request more eventhough we had booked for three people

The air conditioning was quite poor.

The pool area is looking very worn, the water is a murky green colour

All the pool furniture is old and tatty.

The only good thing I have to say is we had some lunch before we left at it was pretty good.

How this is rated as one of the best boutique hotels in PP is beyond me. Basically it has huge potential and 5 years ago it was probably very good but need a lot of TLC to bring it up to scratch!

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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management882, General Manager at The Kabiki, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Dear Gmlatic,

Thank you for your review and let me clarify some points for others guests :

-There is no wild cat at Kabiki, our cats are borne and raised in the garden and are well taking care of, vaccinated and dewormed.
They are actually very useful as they keep the garden and grounds free of mouses and rats.
-We do provide shampoo and shower gel in all our bathrooms. Toothbrush and toothpaste are provided on demands.
-The laundry was late to deliver our towels on your check in day, we apologize about that and provided the necessary towels as soon as the laundry delivered to us.
-The pool is green indeed but not because it is dirty but because the tiles are emerald green !!!

We are very sorry you didn't appreciate your stay with us and hope to be able to make it up to you whenever you pass by Phnom Penh.


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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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Additional Information about The Kabiki

Address: 264 22, Street, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia
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Region: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
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
#9 Luxury Hotel in Phnom Penh
#10 Romantic Hotel in Phnom Penh
Price Range: €40 - €85 (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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