Review of Colonial Lake Palace in Ban Lung, Cambodia


Where We Slept is our hotel roundup from our time on the road. We hope it helps budget travelers see how far their dollar can go--even though sometimes, it's not far enough!

As if our first day in Cambodia wasn't bad enough, we had a really hard time finding a place to stay.

Prices were inflated because it was New Year and many places were booked. We ended up walking around until it started pouring, which is when we ended up at Colonial Lake Palace on the lake.

It was a nicely appointed room with a flatscreen TV, but a bit expensive at $25 for the first night and $15 for the next two. That said, that type of quality in the States would cost you at least $100.


The hotel was a bit on the outskirts of town and facing a small lake. The location didn't bother us because town wasn't much to write home about, but if you want to be close to the buses and the action, this wouldn't be a great place for you. If you have a bike, it's an easy 2 minute ride.

More Ban Lung

Interested in seeing the crater lake and waterfalls without paying for a plane ticket? Check out our Ban Lung photo tour.

Have any tips for backpacking North Cambodia? Let us know in the comments!