How much you have to pay to rent a car with a driver in Cambodia

Unlike renting a car without a driver, hiring a vehicle with a driver is really easy. I requested for quotes for one-day city tour and two-day tour to another city (for companies located in PP to SR, and for those in SR and SV to PP). All rates below usually (but not necessarily) include gasoline, insurance and other expenses. Some will also let you pay for the gas separately if you prefer that. Also, the prices may be negotiable, depending on the season.

The rate for a single-day rental in Phnom Penh can be anywhere from $35-$100, the average being $54. In Siem Reap, it’s clearly cheaper, hovering around the $30-$35 range. In Sihanoukville, I only got two quotes, each for $50. For the two day trip to another city, PP to SR costs $226 on average. The other way around would set you back about $190.

Phnom Penh

Name Email Car City Other
Aveera Travel [email protected] Hyundai H-1 $80 $270
Blue Travel & Tour [email protected] Lexus RX300 $35
Budget Cambodia Tours [email protected] Highlander $45 $230
Bung Sopheap Taxi Service [email protected], [email protected] Lexus RX300 $50 $180
C – Car Rental Service [email protected] Camry $40
Cana Vehicle Renting Service [email protected] $35 $145
Car Rental Co., Ltd. [email protected] Camry, Pajero $35 $170
Channel Limousine [email protected] Camry $40 $279
Daily Transport Car Rental Service [email protected] Camry $70 $275
Eco Tour de Mekong Tour [email protected] Camry $45 $210
Heng Mardy [email protected] Camry $50
Henry Car Rental [email protected] Lexus RX300 $60 $180
Khmer Tutor [email protected] Camry $50 $180
Kim Se Transportation [email protected] Toyota Fortuner $50 $250
Landa Car Rental [email protected] Highlander, Siena $60 $240
Larryta Car Rental-Express [email protected] Camry, Lexus RX300 $60 $230
Mekong Visit Travel & Tours [email protected] Camry $35 $175
Mey Hong Transport Ford Transit $95 $350
Mittapheap Tours [email protected] Camry $45 $210
Moon Noons [email protected] Camry $40 $260
Mr Mak [email protected] Lexus RX300 $55 $200
Nickolas’s Tourist Services [email protected] Highlander $80 $270
Nisay Car Rental Service [email protected] Lexus RX300 $90 $480
Piseth Transportation Association [email protected] Land Cruiser, Lexus $70 $240
Rattana Transportation-Service [email protected] Lexus 470 $100 $300
Ravy Angkor Tours Cambodia [email protected] Camry $35 $180
Sada Car Rental [email protected] Camry $35 $150
Sar Borith [email protected] Camry, Honda CRV $45 $220
SB Car Rental [email protected] Honda CRV $50 $190
SK – Transport [email protected] Camry $40 $180
Sok Hour Car Rental/Asia Explorer [email protected] Camry $50 $250
Sunly Car Rental Group [email protected] Camry $45 $160
Taro Car Rental Service [email protected] Highlander $100 $200
Tony’s Tuk Tuk and Car Service [email protected] Lexus RX300 $50 $200
Tourism of Cambodia [email protected] Camry, Lexus RX300 $35 $210
VLK Royal Tourism [email protected] Camry $45 $200

Siem Reap

Name Email Car City Other
AAA Travel & Tours [email protected] Prius $30 $220
Brother Trading Transportation Service [email protected] Camry, Pruis $25 $180
Mr Chan Sopul [email protected] Mercedes $30 $220
Pro Angkor Travel [email protected] Camry $30 $150
Siem Reap Transport [email protected] sedan car $35 n/a
The Mandalay Travel & Tour [email protected] Camry $30 $180

Sihanoukville

Name Email Car City Other
Sihanouk Ville Tour [email protected] Lexus RX300 $50 $140
Sihanoukvilla [email protected] Camry $50 $150

68 Swimming Pools Open To The Public in Phnom Penh

Below, you will find a map and list of publicly accessible swimming pools in Phnom Penh. The standard charge for a day pass is around $5 for adults and $3 for kids. Some hotels will allow free access to the pool if guests spend any or a certain minimum amount at the restaurant. That’s indiciated in the column “Spend”. Also worth noting is that the age to determine qualification for the child rate varies across places. The two most common ones seem below 5 and below 12 years. Finally, the pool sizes are indicated in meters.

Map of pools

List of pools

Name Open Close Size Day adult Day child Spend
3mangoes Guesthouse free free any amt
9 Dragon Hotel
Anik Boutique Hotel and Spa 10:00 19:00 10×4 $10.00 $5.00
Anise Villa 06:00 22:00 13×5 $5.00 $3.00
Aquarius Hotel & Urban Resort 10:00 23:00 30 long, 1.5 deep $12.00 $6.00
Arun Villa 08:00 18:00 4.5x7x1.4 $5.00 $5.00 $10
Blue Lime 10:00 20:00 5x15x1.3 $4 (WE: $6) not allowed
CCC Hotel & Cambodian Country Club 06:00 22:30 25x15x1.8-12 $12.00 $12.00
Circa 51 08:00 20:00 11×4.5 $5.00 $5.00 $5
Colina Boutique Hotel 07:00 22:00 3×5 $5.00 $5.00
Dara Airport Hotel 06:00 22:00 171sqm $8.00 $5.00
Double Leaf Boutique Hotel 09:00 10:00 10.77 long $7.00 $3.50
Essence Hotel 08:00 20:00 $10.00
Eureka Villas Phnom Penh daylight hrs daylight hrs 10×6 $5.00 $5.00 $5
Goldiana 242 Hotel 08:00 22:00 14.7×5 $5.00 $3.00
Good Time Health & Fitness
Grand Phnom Penh Water Park 09:00 18:00 $5 (WE: $7) $4 (WE: $5)
Grand Waterfront Hotel 07:00 12:00 8×4 $5.00 $5.00 $5
Harmony Phnom Penh Hotel 08:00 20:00 12×4 $6.00 $3.00
High Sky Hotel 07:00 19:00 15x12x1.2 $3.00 $3.00
Himawari Hotel Apartments 06:30 21:30 25x10x1 & 5×4.5×0.5 $7 (WE: $8) $4 (WE: $5)
Hotel Cambodiana 06:00 22:00 $12.00 $8.00
InterContinental Phnom Penh 07:00 20:00 21×14 (adults) $25.00 $12.50
International Youth Sport Club $5.00 $3.00
Jasmin Monument Hotel 07:00 21:00 8mx4mx1.5m $4.00 free
La Rose Boutique Hotel & Spa 06:00 22:00 10x4x1.4 $5.00 $5.00 $9
La Rose Suites 08:00 19:00 4×10 $5.00 $5.00 $5
Le Safran La Suite 12:00 17:00 4×2 $5.00 $5.00
Lyla Center 06:00 20:00 $4 (WE: $5) $3 (WE: $4)
Manor House 07:00 22:00 10mx4m $5.00 not allowed
Ming Hour Sport Club 05:30 21:00 20×20 $3 ($4 aft 2pm) $2 ($3 aft 2pm)
National Olympic Stadium 06:00 22:00 50mx18m KHR2000
New Midtown Hotel 08:00 22:00 3×5 $4.00 $2.00
Okay Boutique Hotel 10:00 22:00 $5.00 $5.00
Omana Hotel 08:00 18:00 8×5 free free any amt
Palm Tree Boutique Hotel 08:00 22:00 13×5 free free any amt
Patio Hotel & Urban Resort 06:30 23:00 16.5×4.5 $10.00 $5.00
Phnom Penh Hotel 09:00 21:00 $6.00 $4.00
Phnom Penh Sport Club $5.00 $3.00
PRASATs Boutique Hotel 07:00 22:00 $5.00 $3.00
Raffles Hotel Le Royal 06:00 22:00
Rambutan Resort – Phnom Penh 08:00 21:00 6×11 $8.00 not allowed $8
River Home Boutique Hotel 10:00 18:00 10 (l), 1.4 (d) $4.00 $4.00
S.D. Holiday Hotel 09:00 19:00 17×5 $5.00 $3.00
Skyline Boutique Hotel 10:00 19:00 12×4 $8 (WE: $10) free $8
Smango House
Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra 06:00 09:00 21×18 $15.00 $11.00
Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel 07:00 22:00 1650sqm $10.00 $5.00
Sun & Moon Urban Hotel 07:00 19:00 6x15x1.5 $18.00
Sundance Inn & Saloon 08:00 12:00 7×3 free free any amt
SuperFit Gym 06:00 22:00 1.4-1.7m (d) $8.00 $5.00
TeaHouse Asian Urban Resort 07:00 22:30 9×5 $5.00 $5.00 $5
Teav Bassac Boutique Hotel & Spa 10:00 22:00 1.5 max (d) $5.00 $3.00
TG Sport Center Condo Hotel 07:00 21:00 $4.00 $2.00
The 252 Boutique Hotel need to check 5×13 $5.00 $5.00 $5
The Billabong Hotel 10:00 18:00 10×15 $5.00 $3.00
The Governors House Boutique Hotel 07:00 22:00 11×5 free free any amt
The Kabiki 07:00 22:00 15×5 $5.00 $3.00
The Kingdom Resort & Spa 08:00 18:00 250sqm $3 (WE: $4) $3 (WE: $4)
The Laneway $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
The Mekong Dragon Hotel 11:00 21:00 14×1-1.6 $5.00 $3.00 any amt
The Place Gym 06:00 21:30 $15.00 not allowed
The Sangkum Hotel 07:00 21:00 11m long $10.00 $10.00 $10
Villa Samnang 08:00 21:00 5x2x1.5 $5.00 $3.00
Villa Sovanna Boutique Hotel 08:00 22:30 6×3.2 $5.00 $5.00
VIP Sport Club
VMansion Boutique Hotel 07:00 22:00 7.5x5x1.06 $5.00 free $7
You Khin Guesthouse 08:00 21:00 8×4.5 $3.00 $2.00 any amt

100 Hotels and Guesthouses in Cambodia With Monthly Rates (Low season edition)

Almost ever since I arrived in Cambodia, I have been staying at guesthouses. What would always irk me is that most of them wouldn’t give me a discount for paying by the month, even during the low season. It’s been only recently that I stumbled upon a really amazing deal. The guesthouse is in 7Makara district in Phnom Penh and charges only $160 a month! The daily rate is $6/night during low season and $8 during high season. But the monthly rate is always the same. So, that just proved to me that there are some good deals out there – you just have to go look for them. With that in mind, I started out emailing all kinds of hotels + guesthouses in Cambodia’s major cities to ask for monthly rates. Unfortunately, there are so many (2000+) that it would have taken too long to email all of them. So, I stopped once I had about 100 places with discounted rates for extended stays.

The results are not too surprising. More expensive hotels will give bigger discounts than cheaper places. The average regular daily rate for all hotels + guesthouses I got a response from was $33.24. The average discounted rate amounted to $23.77 and the average discount is roughly 24%. Even some of the cheaper guesthouses are still willing to give discounts. However, one point that is important to pay attention to is what exactly is included with the monthly rate. Some will not include breakfast (while the daily rate does) and others might not even include utilities. Another thing is, I asked to stay during the low season. High season rates will inevitably be higher at some places and they might not have the monthly rate for that time at all. Finally, I had to pull some daily rates from hotel booking websites, where rates vary all the time. So, this comparison is just a very rough approximation. You definitely need to do your own research and inquire at each place individually. So, below is the data, by city.

Battambang

Name Email Daily rate Discounted Discount %
Au Cabaret Vert Ecologic Hotel [email protected] $35.00 $16.67 52.38%
Bambu Hotel [email protected] $90.00 $45.00 50.00%
Emerald BB Battambang Hotel [email protected] $15.00 $13.50 10.00%

Phnom Penh

Name Email Daily rate Discounted Discount %
9Dragon Hotel & Restaurant [email protected] $33.00 $28.60 13.33%
Adore Hotel [email protected] $30.00 $24.00 20.00%
Aimé House [email protected] $20.00 $8.33 58.33%
Almond Hotel – Phnom Penh [email protected] $50.00 $43.33 13.33%
Almond Hotel Bassac River [email protected] $90.00 $40.00 55.56%
Ambrose Villa 360 [email protected] $33.00 $26.40 20.00%
Anise Hotel & Restaurant [email protected] $29.50 $26.67 9.60%
Arunreas Hotel [email protected] $120.00 $95.00 20.83%
Asia Palace Hotel [email protected] $35.00 $28.00 20.00%
Bali Resort & Hotel [email protected] $60.00 $36.67 38.89%
Billabong Hotel & Hostel [email protected] $36.00 $23.33 35.19%
Blue Kiwi Guesthouse [email protected] $20.00 $15.00 25.00%
Blue Tongue Hotel [email protected] $29.00 $20.00 31.03%
Bolyna Palace Hotel [email protected] $20.00 $15.00 25.00%
Bougainvillier Hotel [email protected] $50.00 $32.73 34.53%
Burly Guesthouse [email protected] $8.00 $7.67 4.17%
Chateau the Meliya Hotel [email protected] $88.00 $46.67 46.97%
Circa 51 [email protected] $48.00 $29.00 39.58%
City Centre Hotel [email protected] $19.00 $18.07 4.91%
Comfort House [email protected] $25.00 $20.67 17.33%
Comfort Star Hotel & Restaurant [email protected] $20 $18.33 8.33%
Cozyna Hotel [email protected] $19.00 $17.00 10.53%
Cyclo Hotel [email protected] $22.50 $15.00 33.33%
Dara Airport Hotel & Dara Club Hotel [email protected] $120.00 $66.67 44.44%
Dara Reang Sey Hotel & Restaurant [email protected] $20.00 $15.00 25.00%
De Art Hotel & Restaurant [email protected] $36.00 $33.33 7.41%
Diamond Hotel Phnom Penh [email protected] $35.00 $30.00 14.29%
Diamond Palace Resort & Sky Bar [email protected] $35.00 $30.00 14.29%
Double Leaf Boutique Hotel [email protected] $42.00 $40.00 4.76%
Embassy Place Apartments [email protected] $60.00 $50.00 16.67%
Envoy Hostel [email protected] $25.00 $22.50 10.00%
Eureka Villas [email protected] $49.00 $20.00 59.18%
Europe Guesthouse [email protected] $10.00 $8.50 15.00%
Fancy Guesthouse [email protected] $18.00 $16.00 11.11%
Golden Boat 1 Guesthouse [email protected] $12.00 $10.00 16.67%
Golden Gate Hotel [email protected] $20.00 $18.33 8.33%
Golden Sun Guesthouse [email protected] $15.00 $13.33 11.11%
Goldie Boutique Guesthouse [email protected] $15.00 $13.00 13.33%
Grand Residence [email protected] $45.00 $20.00 55.56%
Grand Sompovmeas Hotel [email protected] $18.00 $15.00 16.67%
Green Pasture Inn [email protected] $26.00 $22.47 13.59%
H Hotel [email protected] $75.00 $40.00 46.67%
Hang Neak Hotel [email protected] $20.00 $16.00 20.00%
Rihga Hotel [email protected] $30.00 $25.00 16.67%
Skyline Boutique Hotels & Apartments [email protected] $96.00 $46.67 51.39%

Siem Reap

Name Email Daily rate Discounted Discount %
3 Monkeys Villa [email protected] $58.00 $35.00 39.66%
Alliance Villa [email protected] $15.00 $12.00 20.00%
Amatao Tropical Residence [email protected] $188.00 $126.67 32.62%
Angkor Palace Resort & Spa [email protected] $70.00 $50.00 28.57%
Apsara Angkor Resort & Conference [email protected] $40.00 $31.67 20.83%
Apsara Palace Hotel [email protected] $49.00 $39.67 19.05%
Apsara Residence [email protected] $54.00 $50.00 7.41%
Babel Guesthouse [email protected] $20.00 $15.00 25.00%
Banyan Leaf Hotel [email protected] $22.00 $19.00 13.64%
Baphuon Villa Guesthouse [email protected] $16.00 $12.00 25.00%
Big Lyna Villa [email protected] $13.75 $10.00 27.27%
Bloom Garden Guesthouse [email protected] $35.00 $20.00 42.86%
Bou Savy Guesthouse & Restaurant [email protected] $14.00 $11.90 15.00%
Cambodia Backpacker Guesthouse [email protected] $15.00 $8.33 44.44%
Central Indochine [email protected] $22.00 $20.00 9.09%
Cercle D`angkor Villa [email protected] $15.00 $13.33 11.11%
Chateau D’Angkor La Residence [email protected] $50.00 $48.00 4.00%
Cheathata Angkor Hotel [email protected] $38.75 $35.00 9.68%
Chhorvivorn Guesthouse [email protected] $13.00 $12.00 7.69%
City River Hotel & Restaurant [email protected] $40.00 $33.33 16.67%
Damrei Angkor Hotel [email protected] $40.00 $36.00 10.00%
Dara Guesthouse – Siem Reap [email protected] $8.00 $6.67 16.67%
Dinata Angkor [email protected] $35.00 $26.00 25.71%
European Guesthouse [email protected] $10.00 $9.50 5.00%
Firefly Guesthouse – The Berlin Angkor [email protected] $12.00 $8.67 27.78%
Frangipani Green Garden Hotel & Spa [email protected] $35.00 $28.00 20.00%
FTC Natural House [email protected] $10.00 $9.00 10.00%
Garden House Guesthouse [email protected] $8.00 $7.00 12.50%
Glory Angkor Hotel [email protected] $30.00 $21.67 27.78%
Golden Banana B&B Superior [email protected] $33.00 $19.80 40.00%
Golden Butterfly Villa [email protected] $38.00 $25.00 34.21%
Golden Orange Hotel [email protected] $12.00 $6.67 44.44%
Golden Papaya Guesthouse [email protected] $10.00 $8.00 20.00%
Golden Premier Inn [email protected] $15.00 $13.33 11.11%
Golden Temple Villa & Restaurant [email protected] $18.00 $17.00 5.56%
Golden Village Guesthouse [email protected] $29.00 $23.20 20.00%
Grand River View Boutique Hotel [email protected] $25.00 $20.67 17.33%
Green Leaf Boutique Hotel [email protected] $35.00 $20.00 42.86%
Han Kong Hotel [email protected] $25.00 $15.00 40.00%
Happy Guesthouse & Restaurant [email protected] $9.00 $6.00 33.33%
Helen Cafe & Guesthouse [email protected] $8.00 $5.00 37.50%

Sihanoukville

Name Email Daily rate Discounted Discount %
@home Guesthouse & Restaurant [email protected] $8.00 $6.67 16.67%
7 Motel Guesthouse [email protected] $12.00 $10.00 16.67%
Apple Guesthouse & Mini Mart [email protected] $10.00 $6.00 40.00%
Aqua Family Resort [email protected] $16.14 $15.00 7.08%
Beach Club Resort [email protected] $25.00 $16.67 33.33%
Chantha Boutique Guesthouse [email protected] $15.00 $12.00 20.00%
Chochi Garden Guesthouse [email protected] $12.00 $9.33 22.22%
Coolabah Hotel [email protected] $25.00 $18.33 26.67%
Divers Hotel [email protected] $25.00 $13.77 44.93%
Eden’s Garden [email protected] $40.00 $20.00 50.00%
Fortuna Hotel & Casino [email protected] $35.00 $31.50 10.00%

ATM and Debit Card Comparison

This is a somewhat comprehensive, although by far not complete, overview of the fees charged for ATM and debit cards in Cambodia. I tried to gather as much information and be as accurate as possible. But there are so many different options as well as types of fees that I could not possibly obtain them all. But I hope it can still prove useful.

TLDR: I would go for the Foreign Trade Bank’s  ATM card or FastCash card. They seem to have the lowest fees overall. They are also compatible with both EasyCash and Visa Plus. And the requirements to get an account are not too onerous. 如果你是中国人建议你去中行工行办个借记卡 (两个都应该有微信号)。台湾人可以选择國泰世華銀行

Pure ATM cards

A few banks issue ATM cards that are not compatible with any other ATM network, such as the Cambodian EasyCash or the international Visa Plus, and cannot be used for POS transactions. Some of these banks may not have any debit cards at all.

Name Issuance Annual
Acleda free $0.50
CIMB Bank free $6.00
Hong Leong Bank free free
Sathapana Bank $5.00 $3.00
Phillip Bank free free
Phnom Penh Commercial Bank $2.00 free
RHB Indochina Bank free free

Debit cards with EasyCash/Visa Plus

This type of card can be used to withdraw cash at any Easy Cash ATM and, if applicable, also at any Visa Plus ATM. However, some can only be used in Cambodia and they can only be used for POS transactions at the issuing bank’s devices (if at all). Not listed here is the Foreign Trade Bank’s FastCash card. The fees are the same as for the debit card in the list below, but it is a prepaid Visa card, so you do not need to open an account to get it. It costs just $3 for the basic version (maxium top-up amount is $500 and $5 for the advanced (max top-up $5000). You also pay a fee each time you top up.

Easy Cash and Visa Plus cards

Pure Visa Debit Cards

This type of card is a regular Visa debit card that can be used for cash withdrawal and POS transactions worldwide. Most banks will have different levels of cards, such as Classic, Gold, etc. I always tried to choose the most basic card.

Pure Visa debit cards

Union Pay Cards

UnionPay is the Chinese payment network. The two Chinese banks ICBC and Bank of China offer this type of card. This is similar to the prepaid Visa debit card, as it is not connected to an bank account. Recently, ABA also converted their regular ATM card to a UnionPay card.

Union Pay cards

How much does it cost to paint an apartment in Phnom Penh?

Unfortunately, I didn’t get too many responses to this survey. Understandably, some contractors want to see the site before supplying a quote. But I thought I would still post it, as it still gives some insight.

Cambodian Chemical Supply (Cam-Paint)

St. 217, Kraing Svay Village, Sangkat Prek Kampeus, Khan Dangkor

023 885 657

[email protected]

Quote

Paint: Paintex Acrylic Emulsion Paint

Labor/sqm: $1.50

Paint/sqm: $1.80

Total/sqm: $3.30

Natural Colour

No. 13AE1, Rue de France (St. 47)

012 499 248

[email protected]

http://naturalcolorcambodia.com

fb.com/naturalcolorcambodia

Quote

Paint: Kansai Par Supermatt

Labor/sqm: $1.20

Paint/sqm: $3.00

Total/sqm: $4.20

TS Federal Paint

No. 243Z, Oknha Tep Phan (St. 182), 12157 Phnom Penh

023 880 094

[email protected]

http://www.tesreng.com

fb.com/federalpaintcambodia

Quote

Paint: Federal Paint Fedesilk

Total/sqm: $4.00

Ly Chhen Construction (Carpoly Paint)

#89D St271 Toek Tla , Khan SenSok, Phnom Penh

086 361 168

[email protected]

fb.com/lychhenconstruction

Quote

Paint: Carpoly paint JRM0112

Total/sqm: $2.40