Whenever we travel, I always submit a review of hotels we stay at on Tripadvisor.com (because I rely on it myself)...that is of course if they can locate the darn hotel. Some remain undiscovered by the website, regardless of providing them with detailed details. Ho hum!
While in Siem Reap we stayed at the Mekong Boutique Hotel, booking directly via their website for US$20 per night, per room, which included breakfast and arrival transfer from the airport, by tuk tuk.
|I'm so relieved I left my hand grenades outside!|
This hotel is a little rough around the edges, but it's clean enough, quiet and in a good location, being only a short walk across the bridge and into the market area and Pub Street. The staff are friendly and helpful, even though there was a misunderstanding about our Angkor Wat tour. Apparently if you buy a one day pass, this entitles you entry to view the sunset...but it must be all be done within 24 hours.
The rooms are very spacious and very basic. It did take a couple of days to realise that the constant dribble of water across the bathroom floor, from a pipe under the bath, was in fact the air conditioner's over flow from the bedroom. There are no safes in the rooms, however, reception does hold your valuables for you.
Sojetta our tuk tuk driver spoke English quite well (and a little Thai) and was able to assist us with our plans, and was there ready and waiting for us when we arrived at Siem Reap airport. The hotel supplied pictures (on Tripadvisor.com) show the restaurant as having an indoor area, but that's now being converted to a mini mart, leaving only an outdoor eating area, which they were extending during our stay.
Photos of the hotel are also on the site.. by the way, I'm 'snapper238' over there.The food from the menu was nice and reasonably priced and available from 6.30 am until late. The set breakfast menu small, but more than ample for a westerner, with 6 choices. If I couldn't find any better, I'd have no problem with staying there again.
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