Mekong Floating Bungalows, Phnom Penh - review by Rusty Compass
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Mekong Floating Bungalows, Phnom Penh

| 12 Mar 2015


Mekong Floating Bungalows, Phnom Penh
Mekong River, Phnom Penh
+855 (0)17 53 15 14


Price guide: From around $100US

Our rating
12 Mar 2015

Mekong Floating Bungalows is a unique, one room hotel, set beside a floating village on the Mekong River directly opposite Phnom Penh.

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Mekong Floating Bungalows Review

Mekong Floating Bungalow definitely isn’t for everybody. But it may be one of the most unusual places you’ll ever stay.

If one or a maximum of two nights in a unique, one room, Mekong floating hotel sounds interesting, take a look.

Mekong Floating Bungalow could be an excellent place to get know your travelling companion better, or read or write a book. Don’t plan a whole lot of activity in Phnom Penh during your stay here.  Try and get your Phnom Penh sightseeing done before you head over.

The biggest issue here is remoteness. You probably won’t leave the complex of two bungalows during your stay. Given the reaction we got from bungalow staff when we asked to visit the nearby Vietnamese fishing village, we sense not many guests leave the area.

The Bungalow is about 30 minutes from Phnom Penh by boat. You travel along the Ton Le Sap river before joining the Mekong.

The 77sqm bungalow room is nicely set up with a Mekong terrace, air conditioning and hot water. You’ll take your meals in the adjoining bungalow which serves as a restaurant and staff quarters.

You’ll be eating all your meals at the bungalow (unless you make the journey back to Phnom Penh). That was fine for a dinner and it would be for a day. It may lose its appeal on day 2.

Mekong Floating Bungalows are owned by the same people behind The Plantation, The Pavilion and other cool Phnom Penh hotels.

Travel tips
Something different. May be worth a couple of nights in Phnom Penh and finishing off with a night or 2 here. Check-in is at The Plantation Hotel. Boat and tuk-tuk to transport and from the bungalows is included. Rate includes breakfast only.

Rusty Compass reviews are always independent and disclosure is important to us. The owners of the Mekong Floating Bungalow facilitated our visit and provided us with a complimentary dinner. We did not stay at the bungalows. We have neither sought nor received any inducement financial or otherwise to publish this review.

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