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Hello,

Agoda have just messed up my booking with one hotel so I am having to rebook elsewhere....

I am looking for a hotel in phnom peng with the best balcony/highest view.

Sounds sad but I spend most of my time on balconies in hotels chilling away, problem I find when looking on agoda is your never quite sure if the balcony youll end up with a crap view or bottom floor etc, wondering if any of you guys can recommend any good hotels preferably with a high up balcony over looking something nice? location I am not too bothered aslong as it isnt a huge tuk tuk ride away from central,

I hope you do not think I am expecting you to do research on agoda for me, just merely wondering if you might already know of one,

Thanks in advance.

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Try Lux riverside hotel.

Has a Balcony but the view i had was of the street and the BAR Girls.

Which suited me fine.

Very nice hotel.

Right on the river.

Email them and they will tell you what they have.

I always use Booking.com

Because you do not have to pay upfront.

You pay the hotel.

Hope that helps.

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If I may, considering the topic that's in it.....Please allow me to pay my deepest respects to the 5 Irish students who died and the 8 that were seriously injured early this morning when the balcony collapsed, (just came away from the wall) in the apartment where they were attending a 21st Birthday Party. on the Berkeley campus site San Fran...USA (not up on USA geography) They were all over there on J1 working Visas. This is a special Visa between Ireland and America that allows students that are on their summer vacation in Ireland to travel to America to get work for the holidays. It has become the tradition now that "it's the thing to do" for most Irish University students in Ireland.

Many worried families in Ireland are just starting to get the news now God Bless them all.......... Apologies again for interrupting this post.

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Don't know quite how to follow that last post----- or how it relates to Cambodia.

Anyway -- The FCC , stayed there when things were not so good in the 90s & a lot of hotels were getting hassled. ...... always look for an FCC hotel when your in a country in those sort of situations, (Foreign Correspondents Club) They do not like to hassle the Journos . I try to stay at different hotels every time I revisit anywhere.

On the river ---rooms with balconies and the Hugh balcony in the dinning area......real old world feel about it (except for the price)

some pics from Google

https://www.google.co.th/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1120&bih=591&q=fcc+hotel+phnom+penh&oq=fcc+hotel+&gs_l=img.1.0.0j0i8i30l2j0i24l5.3024.7245.0.11370.10.10.0.0.0.0.182.1568.0j10.10.0....0...1ac.1.64.img..0.10.1565.6Pbjgk5yVdQ

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If I may, considering the topic that's in it.....Please allow me to pay my deepest respects to the 5 Irish students who died and the 8 that were seriously injured early this morning when the balcony collapsed, (just came away from the wall) in the apartment where they were attending a 21st Birthday Party. on the Berkeley campus site San Fran...USA (not up on USA geography) They were all over there on J1 working Visas. This is a special Visa between Ireland and America that allows students that are on their summer vacation in Ireland to travel to America to get work for the holidays. It has become the tradition now that "it's the thing to do" for most Irish University students in Ireland.

Many worried families in Ireland are just starting to get the news now God Bless them all.......... Apologies again for interrupting this post.

How does this relate to the OP, apart from the word "balcony" ?

BTW J1 visa is not a special arrangement between Ireland and US, it is for any eligible students wanting to do seasonal work !

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This is a good Cambodia Travel Guide: http://www.canbypublications.com/

Phnom Penh: http://www.canbypublications.com/phnompenh/ppintro.htm

Phnom Penh Hotels: http://www.canbypublications.com/phnompenh/pphotels.htm

One of the things I like about Canby Publications is it gives you the direct contact details for many of the hotels, so you can avoid the "middle man" fee.

Agoda have just messed up my booking with one hotel so I am having to rebook elsewhere....

From what I've been told Agoda doesn't do Cambodia well. Agoda does most other place well...but not Cambodia.

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This is a good Cambodia Travel Guide: http://www.canbypublications.com/

Phnom Penh: http://www.canbypublications.com/phnompenh/ppintro.htm

Phnom Penh Hotels: http://www.canbypublications.com/phnompenh/pphotels.htm

One of the things I like about Canby Publications is it gives you the direct contact details for many of the hotels, so you can avoid the "middle man" fee.

Agoda have just messed up my booking with one hotel so I am having to rebook elsewhere....

From what I've been told Agoda doesn't do Cambodia well. Agoda does most other place well...but not Cambodia.

Going direct is generally pretty foolish when booking a hotel. Most hotels in Cambodia will not match their Agoda or Booking.com rates - so you pay more not less.

Booking.com is probably best for Cambodia though I've never had any issues with Agoda either...

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This is a good Cambodia Travel Guide: http://www.canbypublications.com/

Phnom Penh: http://www.canbypublications.com/phnompenh/ppintro.htm

Phnom Penh Hotels: http://www.canbypublications.com/phnompenh/pphotels.htm

One of the things I like about Canby Publications is it gives you the direct contact details for many of the hotels, so you can avoid the "middle man" fee.

Agoda have just messed up my booking with one hotel so I am having to rebook elsewhere....

From what I've been told Agoda doesn't do Cambodia well. Agoda does most other place well...but not Cambodia.

Going direct is generally pretty foolish when booking a hotel. Most hotels in Cambodia will not match their Agoda or Booking.com rates - so you pay more not less.

Booking.com is probably best for Cambodia though I've never had any issues with Agoda either...

Generally, I m usually the foolish one, when trying to decide who is or who is not of the same foolish category.

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Bougainvillier Hotel, (855)23 220 528 The rooms overlooking the Riverfront are huge and great balconies. French restaurant downstairs. Bargain with them over price and try Agoda price.

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Good replies as usual guys appreciated.. For the first night I have gone for Le Grand Palais Boutique Hotel with the 'Romyool Suite' looks really nice and agoda did me 20% off plus a further 25 dollars off with my points build up, all in all I got it for around 30 dollars and its standard price I believe is over 90 dollars so cant complain.

I am just booked in for the one night and if it is nice I might extend although as I will be there for the week I will certainly be looking at hotels you guys have suggested, I would like to reply to each post one by one but I am in a rush at the moment i'll do my best, but any I stay at over my stay I will update here for anyone looking in the future. I am quite picky, but at the same time refuse to pay silly money in Cambodia because I spend most of my time on the balcony, 30-70 dollars is my usual budget which I consider reasonable really in Cambodia. Anything over that to me is a bit daft in Cambodia.


'Try Lux riverside hotel.

Has a Balcony but the view i had was of the street and the BAR Girls.

Which suited me fine.

Very nice hotel.

Right on the river.

Email them and they will tell you what they have.

I always use Booking.com

Because you do not have to pay upfront.

You pay the hotel.

Hope that helps.'

Came out at 112 dollars for the balcony room via booking.com, looks nice but seems a bit pricey really in Cambodia as I am sure your aware you can get alot for your money.


'Best hotel in Phom Phen is this one. www.nagaworld.com

Just now 80 % down prise Close to the river en Casino like Monte Carlo..

Wery nice place I ben there 3 night 2012'

Nagaworld came out at over 140 dollars a night for a balcony room on agoda which is a bit steep really although it does look really nice, I will most likely visit there however as I hear it is a casino and I fancy a game of poker one evening.

'Check the Le Grande Mekong Hotel on the waterfront. Was rebuilt about two years ago.'

45 dollars for the river view balcony room via agoda and looks very nice, I think that will be one I will go to directly after my first hotel already booked, cheers mate spot on

'Bougainvillier Hotel, (855)23 220 528 The rooms overlooking the Riverfront are huge and great balconies. French restaurant downstairs. Bargain with them over price and try Agoda price.'

60 dollars with balcony river view agoda, looks good, another one on my list, appreciated.

'One of the things I like about Canby Publications is it gives you the direct contact details for many of the hotels, so you can avoid the "middle man" fee.'

Id have to disagree on that one, I use agoda always... I once went into a hotel to ask a price direct, I was given quite a high price only to get out my mobile and go on agoda... same hotel, same night and it was like 50% the price the reception gave me, I booked there and then on my mobile and checked in! I dont think it pleases them too much but then again I think agoda have some kind of deal with hotels who are signed up to them so they get special rates... but all in all id strongly disagree booking direct with hotels is going to be cheaper then booking.com or agoda.... plus on agoda you build up points which can be used for further discount.

Appreciated all for the tips/hotels, will update you on hotels I stay at and my personal experiences on them, cheers

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I use Agoda for bookings in Cambodia all the time, haven't (knock on wood) ever had a problem

Hi Sheryl, agreed me too, this time they did cancel on me but it was more the hotel closing so no there fault, and agoda then gave me 20% discount off my next hotel and was very nice about it all :)

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Hey I am back now,

What a mess around, I have stayed in most of the above hotels I think and more, one hotel I stayed in was so bad I left within 10 minutes even though I had already paid on agoda. I just couldnt bare it felt unsafe and really dirty (my own bad)

Anyway I will leave reviews on all the hotels I have stayed in, by far the nicest was the 'Queen Grand Boutique Hotel & Spa' yet it was slightly more expensive and was not on the river front.

My experience with booking.com was bad, every-time I booked the hotel through here I would arrive and they simply did not have any rooms or would not even know about my booking, that was not too much of an issue as I did not pay upfront on booking.com but after 2-3 times it got annoying. I always find with agoda your booking is solid, I will not use booking.com again.

Overall I did not like PP too much compared to Siem Reap, found it quite a grimy dark/unsafe place yet seeing very poor people always gets me down a bit, just PP it is much more in your face.

Cheers

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I just had an identical experience with booking.com here in Thailand. I actually booked on the agoda website but for whatever reason they in turn passed it to booking.com.

On arrival the hotel not only did not have my booking but stated they never accept internet bookings and had never heard of booking.com

Whatever their process of making bookings is it apparently does not include confirming with the actual hotel...

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I just had an identical experience with booking.com here in Thailand. I actually booked on the agoda website but for whatever reason they in turn passed it to booking.com.

On arrival the hotel not only did not have my booking but stated they never accept internet bookings and had never heard of booking.com

Whatever their process of making bookings is it apparently does not include confirming with the actual hotel...

Hey Sheryl,

It is annoying isnt it? I took advantage of the book now pay later option they have which seemed cool if I didnt like the room or hotel, however it seems booking.com does not actually book you in properly like agoda, for example one hotel I used booking.com said to me they do not have my booking, so I whipped out my laptop and showed them my email, they simply said well it isnt booked and they are fully booked so its not possible either way, I think in front of them tried to search there rooms and booking.com had several options still open for them despite them telling me they are fully booked?

Anyway, agoda is definitely the way forward! I wouldn't trust booking.com again, I keep getting emails off them saying 'how was your stay at blah blah' I would make a complaint however I do not want to waste anymore time even writing that!

Cheers

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funny as booking.com and agoda are both owned by Priceline, so just send them off a letter

never had any trouble with either one in Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore or Malaysia

not to mention the states an Europe

for all online booking sites it IS PASSED by email to the hotel if they state instant confirmation

some are instant confirmation as site has a supply ( set buy the hotel) , some the hotel needs to confirm but they will tell you.

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Balcony? To look at what? all the garbage? WARNING wouldn't waste time or money going to that filthy country! Phnom Phen is the filthiest city I have ever been to in my life! The food is terrible and expensive! Everyone is trying to rip you off!

Enjoy your stay! BE PREPARED FOR EVERY SCAM IN THE BOOK, INCLUDING COUNTERFEIT US DOLLARS!!

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Balcony? To look at what? all the garbage? WARNING wouldn't waste time or money going to that filthy country! Phnom Phen is the filthiest city I have ever been to in my life! The food is terrible and expensive! Everyone is trying to rip you off!

Enjoy your stay! BE PREPARED FOR EVERY SCAM IN THE BOOK, INCLUDING COUNTERFEIT US DOLLARS!!

Wouldn't go that far, but agreed food isn't great and the scamming can get a bit too much, I did meet some nice locals who where genuine. The poorer folk with kids glue sniffing and what not got me down a bit, only from feeling sorry for them and thinking of my own son and how lucky he/we all are etc...

I did not like the place over all to be honest but I do like the people and Cambodia.... I liked Siem Reap alot more then PP.... I wanted a balcony as I like to chill on my balcony and breath real air in sometimes, the view of the river on an evening is really nice.

Cheers

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There is excellent and great value food in Phnom Penh, as with all of Cambodia, if you didn't leave the riverside to find it - more fool you. I'm not a huge fan of the city but when I did live there; no-one tried (or succeeded) to rip me off, never got a counterfeit bill (something that happened a lot in China), etc.

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There is excellent and great value food in Phnom Penh, as with all of Cambodia, if you didn't leave the riverside to find it - more fool you...

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+1. Though possibly he meant the local cuisine which I also am not a fan of. But nowhere id thete a better array of inexpensive and delicious foreign food than PP and Siem Reap.
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