Review of Golden Gate Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Golden Gate Hotel is a family-owned hotel in Phnom Penh. The location is quite central, close to shops and restaurants, 15 minutes drive from the airport.

Rank: 2+ stars
Price range: approx. $20 per night for a double-bed room and air conditioning + breakfast

The good:

  • free laundry rated by all guests as an excellent service;
  • clean, spacious rooms;
  • kitchenette with fridge can be very useful for families and guests who plan on staying longer (it costs approximately $450 a month, and it may be a fine alternative to renting a house);
  • good breakfast with lots of options;
  • airport transfer services are available;
  • good Wi-Fi connection is to be highly appreciated; finding reasonable internet connection is a big issue in Cambodia;
  • cable, flat TV;
  • free parking;
  • fine bathrooms with hot water;
  • helpful, polite and friendly stuff;
  • room service is available 24 hours.

The bad:

  • Not all the visitors appreciate the coffee they give you at the Golden Gate Hotel;
  • Although it is very convenient, the hotel does look a bit post-industrial;
  • Some guests who didn’t use the safety boxes reported theft.