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    Nearest transport:
  • Kampot Bus Station (0.5 Km / 6 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • culture
  • sightseeing
  • restaurants
    Customer comments:
  • "Excellent service from staff", "Friendly atmosphere", "Roomy and comfortable"

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The Columns Hotel

37 Phoum 1 Ouksophear, Kampot City Center, Kampot, Cambodia

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Features of The Columns Hotel

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • bicycle rental
  • coffee shop
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • luggage storage
  • newspapers
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • smoking area
  • taxi service
  • tours


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Khmer

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Hotel Description
Oozing with French colonial charm, each of the 17 rooms at this lovely hotel has all the comforts...see more Oozing with French colonial charm, each of the 17 rooms at this lovely hotel has all the comforts and conveniences of home. All rooms have an LCD/plasma screen TV, in-house movies, shower, as well as other amenities. For the comfort and convenience of guests, you'll also find bicycle rentals or enjoy the Wi-Fi in your own rooms as well as public areas on-site. The hotel blends expert service with state-of-the-art facilities to provide guests with a memorable stay. Enjoy a cup of fresh coffee or a cool fruit shake in the lobby coffee shop or out of the patio while watching the happenings of the beautiful French colonial town. Reservations at The Columns Hotel are simple via our secure online booking form. Just enter your desired dates and submit.
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Mark D. Groups
United Kingdom, January 11, 2016
Lovely hotel close to the river in Kampot

Wonderful staff, comfortable rooms, coffee shop
This was my fourth visit to the columns and I hope to return. Upon arrival, I received a warm welcome back by the young lady on reception (sorry, I didn't get your name!). All of the staff are friendly and attentive, without being overly so. In Greens Cafe you can lounge around on comfort and the coffee is pretty good too. The riverside is just a short walk away and is home to a variety of bars and restaurants, as is the whole town. The town is filled with character French colonial buildings, of which this wonderful hotel is one. Thanks for another great stay!
Ami C. Business travelers
Thailand, December 13, 2015
Great location for Sea Festival.

Close to everything. Wonderful staff and nice breakfast.
The staff here is very attentive and the hotel was close to the Sea Festival. The staff even let us keep our rented bikes inside overnight. There was AC, but it took awhile to get cool.
Seng A. Couples
Singapore, December 28, 2015
Nice Stay at The Columns!

Location. Near all the pubs and cafe. Hotel staff very helpful and polite. Nice room.
The stay was great! The staff was very friendly and helpful. Even helped us arrange bus pick-up and advise us on domestic flight booking. The room is clean and the bed is nice. Worthwhile stay at this hotel!
Michael M. Couples
United States of America, October 22, 2015
5.0 at best

1. When checked out. 2. When left hotel 3. Not far from the riverside
I've been on the road since January 5 2010 and started coming to Kampot in 2012. I love Kampot and have stayed in most of the hotels and guest houses in the riverside area and greater Kampot in my 30 plus visits here. This was my first stay at columns and I booked purely from the reviews. I'm not sure how many pieces of happy pizza the previous reviewers ate but wtf? The staff is cordial enough but not really enthusiastic or welcoming. The room was just barely a cut above a $8 guesthouse and that's. only because the shower is large. The room itself is dated dark and average at best. The food was really terrible 7 small pieces of potatoes with over cooked eggs( I asked for over easy) and two strips of paper thin bacon nearly raw. We didn't eat the food and went to breakfast. Value, well their is no value here you're really better off in a 10-15 dollar room with $40 more in your wallet. Really, for this price you can get a 4-5 star in siem reap or Phnom Penh or if you don't mind spending time away from town than go stay at the casino bokor resort it's cheaper and you can do a lot up on the mountain and surrounding area. I didn't write this review to put the columns down its only to keep others from throwing away hard earned cash from misleading reviews. If you must go just book one day or go look at the rooms before hand and compare others in the area.
HENRY F. Business travelers
Singapore, September 24, 2015
Comfortable Bed and Nice Room but Check-In slow.

Location, Room and Bed
The hotel is a restored building tastefully done. The check-in should have been better. As the printer is not working, the reception should direct the guest to the room and not to wait for them to fixed the printer to print the passport. Other than that, the room is comfortable with an attic feeling and the bed is very comfortable. Breakfast is a la carte and is good!
Stewart C. Couples
United Kingdom, September 13, 2015
Well located

Balcony to listen to the night, friendly staff. location
Conveniently located for all restaurants and boat trips. Not on river front - therefore not affected by noise. Had free use of the hotel's bikes, but rather heavy and difficult to steer. We paid extra for a room with a balcony which was good for sitting, listening to the sounds of the town when it wasn't raining.
steve A. Couples
Australia, August 9, 2015
lovely hotel

food , room , staff
every thing was was up to standard and more well worth the stay
Michael L. Couples
Australia, July 10, 2015
A nice laid back place.

The position was good. The staff were excellent. The breakfast was good.
We found all aspects of this hotel to be very good. The staff were very helpful, there was no noise you could not help to feel you were there only guests. We found the Rusty Keyhole Reasuatant a great place to eat. The sunset river cruise with the fire flys was great. Book mountain was good even though it was misty and raining.
Agie D. Couples
Australia, June 28, 2015
Super location and helpful staff

Helpful staff. Great location. Basic but clean room
Very nice
Montague B. Solo travelers
United States of America, June 7, 2015
First rate and delightful!

Charm, comfort and service...
Although including a few quirks (unstable hot/cold water adjustment, steep stairs, limited menu at breaKfast and lunch, none at dinner), this hotel was far and beyond what I expected to find in Kampot. Charming, tasteful, and anxious to please, The Columns was a real treat. If you can afford it, well worth the price. I most certainly would stay here again...

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