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The Local Riverside

no.8, Street 144, Riverside, Riverfront, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Show on map)

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Good 7.3
based on 136 reviews

"Lovely staff, very friendly with children, great central..."

  • Victoria, Australia
  • August 10, 2015
  • Area: Riverfront
  • Rooms : 4
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Superior Balcony
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Penthouse
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Features of The Local Riverside
Facilities

airport transfer

bar

bicycle rental

car park

coffee shop

concierge

express check-in/check-out

laundry service

lockers

luggage storage

meeting facilities

restaurant

room service

safety deposit boxes

shared lounge/TV area

smoking area

tours

 
Sports and Recreation

hot tub

massage

 
Internet

free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Wi-Fi in public areas

 
Parking

car park

  
Languages Spoken

English

German

Khmer

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This hotel is perfectly located just a hop away from the main tourist area of Phnom Penh, Riverside. Apart from the tastefully decorated rooms, The Local Riverside also features a restaurant serving excellent Khmer food and modern Australian cuisine cooked fresh to order with a bar that serves coffee, tea, frappes, fabulous cocktails, local and imported beers, a fine selection of wine, as well as soft drinks and fresh juices. Feel free to mingle around the lounge area where drinks and snacks are available. You also have access to the two pool tables and a restaurant area where you can watch live sports. A mere five-minute walk from The Local Riverside, you will reach the Royal Palace, National Museum, Wat Phnom, Night Market, and Central Market. This hotel is perfectly located just a hop away from the main tourist area of Phnom Penh, ... see more
Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-10 year(s)
Must use an extra bed

Guests over 10 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.


When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.


Airport Transfer Fee
9 USD

Check-In From
1:00 PM

Check-Out Until
11:00 AM

Distance from City Center
2. Km

Number of Bars
1

Number of Floors
3

Number of Restaurants
1

Number of Rooms
4

Reception Open Until
12:00 AM

Year Hotel Last Renovated
2011


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Good

7.3

from 136 reviews

Value for Money
7.1
Location
8.7
Staff Performance
7.4
Hotel Condition/Cleanliness
6.6
Room Comfort/Standard
7.3
Food/Dining
6.5
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Nithiyaraja S. Business travelers Malaysia, August 27, 2015
Horrible place
3
It was a horrible experience. The room looked more like a barn then a room. The toilet was dirty, the stairway to the room floor was extremely dangerous.
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Victoria B. Families with young children Australia, August 10, 2015
Warm welcome for mum & toddler on a budget!

Lovely staff, very friendly with children, great central location
8.3
My 15 month toddler and I arrived at The Local after a 5 hour bus trip and the staff were genuinely warm and welcoming. They took the baby from my arms and played with her, heated up a bottle of milk, took us to drop off our laundry, and fulfilled my request for a small mattress on the floor. The location is great if you want to be on the river as it's located on a sidestreet just around the corner from the riverfront bars and restaurants. We didnt eat in their grill downstairs as it was a bit pricey. There are only 4 rooms in the hotel and our one was cute and shabby but quite small and probably the worst mattress I've had so far in Cambodia - the springs were literally poking through. But for $18 a night, with fridge, kettle, bath tub for the baby to splash in, tv and air con, plus the added bonus of very nice staff (this really makes a difference when traveling alone with kids) I'd definitely recommend The Local Riverside. Thanks!
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Jonny W. Solo travelers United Kingdom, July 25, 2015
Good guest house

Location, room facilities and staff
7
Good guesthouse but badly let down by the slow building work next door. It wasn't noisy but just creates loads of dust everywhere, especially on the balcony to the double room. It's not the hotels fault but I would not stay here until the building work is finished next door, or at least screened off better.
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Glen R. Solo travelers New Zealand, May 31, 2015
Local Riverside Great location and Staff

Location, Staff and the Penthouse is spacious
8.3
The tariff was much reduced for the Penthouse due to the much taller building being built next door - this meant the great looking balcony could not be used from 7am to 5pm or so. Even with the new building having side skirting the debris showered down onto the balcony. Obviously there is noise associated with this activity and when you are in the shower etc which are external to the room and has a light roof construction you naturally wince when a piece off debris strikes it with a boom as frequently happens. Apart from that which is not the hotels fault the room was spacious, the staff were accommodating with pretty reasonable english. Access to the Riverside and other attractions in Phnom Penh is easy. Make sure you hand your key in at reception and ask for a clean as the dust from the debris does make it into the room as you need to go to the "annex" to use the shower etc.
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Tanya H. Families with older children Australia, April 9, 2015
Great location

Staff was lovely, location was great.
7.3
It was good for value and location. We were in penthouse. But building works were happening next door so not so safe on balcony. Overall was comfortable and location was awesome.
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Alexander S. Solo travelers Germany, March 9, 2015
Great stay at the centre

location, food, room
10
Great stay at riverfront. Clean rooms at great rate, helpful staff. Will be back!
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Thomas B. Couples United States of America, February 24, 2015
On the Mekong

Location, safe security boxes in room, staff
7.7
The place has such a good staff and location it's hard to complain about anything
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Rowhan G. Couples United Kingdom, February 16, 2015
Dungeon room

Good location on river front, one nice hotel employee nice banana split
5
Firstly, our tuk tuk couldn't find the hotel, as if wasn't well signposted. We checked in and were brought to a room on the second floor, which had no window or natural light at all! The air was stale from no light/ breeze and the room was really dirty. We asked to see a different room but they said we couldn't as the others were full - although we didn't see any other guests for the duration of our stay! They promised to clean it for us whilst we waited in the restuarant. We went and checked upstairs about 15mins later and nothing had even changed. It was finally cleaned after we complained again, but they did a poor job. We later discovered the 'double' bed was actually 2 singles pushed together which kept coming apart. The next day we asked for fresh towels, bed and a clean room - when we came back we had new towels but they hadn't even made the bed or put the bin out. If it wasn't for us having to pay upfront with the booking we would have gone elsewhere pronto, but unfortunately we were stuck there for the duration of our stay. Also, the bathroom was not completely closed off - it was like a public toilet cubicle in the sense that the walls of it did not reach the ceiling. The only thing that made this place even ok was one of the nice workers who was sweet to us. Would not recommend it though!!
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Carrie G. Couples Australia, January 31, 2015
Dodgy plumbing

Location location location
7.3
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Amber G. Couples United Kingdom, January 19, 2015
Basic but OK

Location, Resturant and Staff
6.3
The room was basic but ok, the bathroom was a bit dirty had a funny smell ehich carried throughout the room as they were literally together. Says free wifi but did not work for our whole stay in Local Riverside
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Customers like this guest house for:
Nearest transport:
  • Neak Krahorm Bus Station (0.4 Km / 5 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • nightlife
  • restaurants
  • sightseeing
Distance to airport:
  • Phnom Penh International Airport (9.0 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "Good location" , "Helpful staff" , "Value for money"
Top attractions in the area:
  • Preah Sisovath Street (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
  • Chiang Mai Riverside Restaurant (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
  • Riverside Bar & Bistro (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
  • Riverhouse Lounge (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)
Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

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