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Reviewed 6 December 2014 via mobile

The Local Riverside has just been refurbished and looks amazing. Our room was massive and very cosy, it almost felt like our own flat! However our ceiling fan stopped working halfway through the first night which was frustrating. The location is great, super central and a short walk from the market + palace. Their restaurant 'Dot' is DELICIOUS you HAVE...

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Alex U, Manager at The Local - Riverside, responded to this review

Dear Frenchieontour, thank you for your review. We have noted with surprise that you had difficulties in getting your bus-ticket. This is not our norm and our team is normally very effective in sorting out travel needs. We are sorry that this was not the case this time; there had been some miscommunication between waiter and guest house staff. We...

Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
Reviewed 18 November 2014

We enjoyed our stay throughout. Friendly hosts, clean rooms, good location direct at riverside. They just finished renovation of our room and their restaurant. We had a great dinner and breakfasts there. Value for money!

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Reviewed 16 November 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 4 nights at the Local Riverside and had a pleasant stay. The owner and the staff are very friendly. One of the guys there sorted out our visas for Vietnam which saved us the hassle of having to go through the embassy or travel agents. The rooms were nice - with a bath and hot water. WiFi...

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Germany
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Spent here for a short stopover coming from Siem Reap going to Thailand. The location is very centrally situated (near river)... When we arrived, we were quite surprised facing a construction site on the ground floor we had to pass. The guy at the reception was very nice and helpful. We had room without window... Lockable save and drawer TV...

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LocalRiverside, Owner at The Local - Riverside, responded to this review

Dear Oo-Lee, thank you for your review and support. We apologise for the inconvenience caused during construction works on the ground floor. Renovations are completed now and our new restaurant, the "Dot Khmer Grill", is open since today. All the best and hopefully till not to long!

Reviewed 17 October 2014 via mobile

Do not stay at this hotel for the foreseeable future...the whole ground floor is an unsafe building site, scaffolding everywhere. It shouldn't be open to guests during this renovation, there isn't even a reception area. Everywhere is covered in dust and the work men start hammering and drilling at 7am! I don't understand how they can allow people to stay...

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LocalRiverside, Owner at The Local - Riverside, responded to this review

Dear JoeSimock, thank you for your review. It is correct, renovations work is going on on the ground floor and is scheduled to be completed on the 29th of October. The reception of the guesthouse is on the first floor and guest rooms start from the 2nd floor upwards. While we inform direct bookers on the progress of the renovations,...

Reviewed 4 October 2014

We had a great stay. The Local is perfectly located at the riverside. All sights (and nightlife) of Phnom Penh are within walking distance. Helpful staff and clean rooms. We stayed first at the no-window, but extended our stay and upgraded to balcony-room. Value for money!

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Enschede, The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 July 2014

We stayed 4 nights in this guesthouse and we had a really good time there. Beside the fact that the cheapest room has no window it's a nice one with good beds, airco and a good shower. The riverside with nice restaurants and bars is around the corner. The Blue Pumpkin has good breakfast as the guesthouse does't serve this....

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Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We stayed here for the rest of our trip for 3 days. It was a nice place to stay and relax. The room is quite small but clean and nice. The staffs were friendly to guide how to find good local restaurants. Good location, Just 10 minutes walk from Night Market, the Royal Palace, national Museum…We bought some special gifts...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Great value in Phnom Penh. It's what you would expect from a room at this price. A/C works fine. Shower works fine. Located in the heart of all the tourist activities. The owner is super friendly. If you're expecting more, then pay more somewhere else. If you're looking to spend a few nights close to nightlife, river, tourist areas and...

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 May 2014

The location was perfect (around the corner of the Royal Palace and the National Museum). The owner was a very, very friendly guy. It was very clean and really nicely furnished. It was the best shower and sleep I had in weeks. I don't think you'll find another place on a location like this in Phnom Phen which is so...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Local Riverside Guesthouse/bar/restaurant is conveniently located at Phnom Penh's popular riverside area (bars, restaurants, souvenir shops, markets, nightlife, parks) and is within walking distance to most major attractions in Phnom Penh- 5 minutes walk to The Royal Palace, National Museum, Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, Central Market and more... Only a 5 minute walk to the Night Market. Restaurant serves excellent Western and Khmer food and the bar serves coffee, tea, fabulous cocktails, draft beer, wine and all soft drinks and juices. The second level has three recently renovated (2011) guesthouse rooms complete with flat screen TVs, bathtubs, in room electronic safe, mini fridge, king sized or twin beds- fast wifi and room service is available. All rooms available to rent per night or on a short-term basis. Downstairs is also a lounge area with two 42" flat-TV's and 2m wide screen connected to cable TV and internet + music performance space with guitar and anyone is welcome to grab an instrument and have a go. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Local - Riverside

Address: 8 Street 144 Riverside, Phnom Penh 023, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Price Range: RM53 - RM138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Local - Riverside 2*
Number of rooms: 4
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