I absolutely agree with the 'Global Walker'. The Morakat is a great hotel. I have stayed there five times, over the past twelve years. Always clean and tidy, never (knowingly) seen prostitutes there. The staff are always polite and friendly. Weedulus and true_critic must be from a competitor hotel. Lying_critic, more like!
This hotel located near the bus station, the central market and the riverside is in walking distance. The hotel is old in kind of Chineese style, very clean and I beleve the owner have listen to the critisism in the other reviews here. Good working aircon. clean cheats every day, I saw no hookers, maybe because I spend most of my time exploring the city itself. see map http://maps.google.se/maps/ms?msid=217376019710156791621.0004b8c33b2cb6b019781&msa=0
The city is like Bankok in the 1990s dirty, smoky and almost loke Bangkoks trafic intensity of today. One big diference is you see cops in the streets both day and night and I beleve the small crime rate is high most companys and hotels have security persone in uniform outside every night.
We saw a group of foreigners with prostitutes at the hotel lobby. The gentleman at the counter was pleased to tell us that bringing prostitutes to this hotel was very popular. We left after one night. We strongly disagree with that kind of practice. We were disgusted to be sleeping in their beds. Ever since that experience, we only stay at hotels that have a no prostitution policy, and we are more than happy to pay extra.
We travelled with family, and needed a place that was budget and would accommodate for 5 rooms. In Cambodia we usually judge our accommodation in the order of bathroom/toilet, smell of room and beds. Every room and part of this hotel was germ breeding pit. The lady at the counter was so arrogant, and her service was appalling. Stay here only if you're desperate.
We arrived late at night so we were first happy then we get the message that we can sleep there. But then we came up to the room in the fourth floor we get a shock. Everwhere were used condoms and sperm beads. The toilet was unuseable because it was without a toilet lid and very very very dirty. I have to say this hotel is a hour hotel too. Many prostituets looked at us very bad because we were traveling with the whole family.
Result: Morakat Hotel is maybe one hour nice but not for travellers
that spend there holiday with the family.