Koh Kong River Side Guesthouse is a very basic, but popular backpacker guesthouse. The location is great, in centre of Koh Kong, close to the river. The small outdoor cafe in front of the guesthouse is a cosy place to be. The backpackers sit here and drink beer in the nights. The guesthouse has a billiard table.
I stayed there for one night before heading to Sihanoukville. A big family room with fan cost 7 USD.
This used to be described by Lonely Planet as a smart pleace in a smart location, with a good river view. Partly true except for the view. This border town booms and a large hotel and a restaurant promenade has taken up the view in front of Asean. Anyway this hotel has nice and clean rooms, and cable with most international channels. I recommend the garden/lake view rooms as the rooms with river view is only noisy due to traffic.
Asean has no breakfastroom or restaurant. We had our dinner at the across the road on a sort of pier: Phommin Koh Kong Restaurant. The restaurant looked nice but the food was horrible. A typical tourist trap I guess, overcharging on everything. The chicken tasted like rubber. Well, this probably doesn't belong in a hotel description, but I had to say it...
Asean costs from USD10 to 20 per night. The garden view room I would choose again if I had to come back to this town, costs USD 15.
It's a good choice for a night's rest after continuing to Sihanoukville or Thailand. It's a two minutes walk from the pier where the express boat departs/arrives.
This is an alternative "visa run" for Cambodia:
I took a junket trip to the Koh kong resort and stayed for a few days. There is not a lot to do in town but it is different and in my opinion worth a visit.
The best way to go (I think) is a junket trip: you need to arrange this with the resort - they have a small casino there and for a certain amount of play (quite reasonable, all play is in Bhat. If you know what you are doing and play blackjack or baccarat you should be fine) they let you have a room and board and will also pick you up from Bangkok and deliver you back via minibus.
Although you can probably find an English speaker at the hotel if you call, this trip is really better for Thai speakers (at least some Thai !)
Ps disregard the room prices on the internet site - these are quite fictional...
The hotel is fine, food passable and beach reasonable. Accomodation was in bungalows almost on the beach.
Also has a swimming pool (specially for Thais - has 2 shallow ends :-)
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