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the 252

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3.5 of 5
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Street 252 #19, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh 10000, Cambodia
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Ranked #13 of 238 Hotels in Phnom Penh
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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sydney australia
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

stayed here for 2 nights recently with a group of 10 friends. the staff were very accomadating and were quick to recommend restaurants and help with directions. the rooms were very comfortable and the pool area is great. its only small but we like that style of hotel. the position is great as well , very handy to all the... More 

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Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this review

Dear Loudo, Thank you for the review on TripAdvisor. It was a great pleasure to have you and your friends here with us at the 252. It is true that our hotel is rather small which gives us the chance to look after and take care of each and every guest. Your compliments have been passed to my staff. We... More 

Singapore
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here with my partner and a friend. The staff were friendly and had a warm smile to go with the good service. Love the Swiss breakfast for a heathly start of the day. Location was great to get around. Had air conditioned and spacious rooms, comfy bed. And the fact that one could use the swimming pool at night... More 

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Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your nice review on TripAdvisor. We are happy that you, your partner and your friend enjoyed the stay at the 252 and it was a great pleasure to have you with us. We hope to see you again next time you visit the beautiful Cambodia. Best regards, Stéphane and the 252 team More 

Melbourne
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my stay at The 252 Hotel. It's in amongst the busy streets but quiet and calm as soon as you enter the grounds. My room was spacious and great value. I was in and out of the pool multiple times during the day. As the hotel is pretty small it never felt too busy to enjoy some... More 

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Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your kind review on TripAdvisor. It is true that even though we are in the center of the bustling Phnom Penh, you are in a quiet oasis once entered the door. We are glad that you enjoyed the spacious room and the cool pool during your stay. We are looking forward to welcome you back... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just came here to enjoy the pool. Very nice, relaxed atmosphere. Beautiful trees and plants, and the staff were very nice. Only drawback is not many places to sunbathe- most beds are in the shade! Plus the comfy cushioned areas are for hotel guests only.

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Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this review

Dear Charlie, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed our pool. It is true that because of all the trees and greenery, our pool is always a welcomed refreshment. Best regards, Stéphane and the 252 team More 

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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for the second time last week. What can we say......wonderful staff, wonderful service, great food. We only stayed 2 nights, we ate at the hotel restaurant both nights, food is great. We highly recommend the Khmer tasting dinner, it lovely and importantly authentic Khmer food. The owners if the 252 are lovely and welcoming and make you feel... More 

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Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you for your kind review on TripAdvisor. It was a great pleasure to have you back with us and we are glad that you fully enjoyed your stay here at the 252. We are looking forward to the next time you visit Phnom Penh. Best regards, Stéphane and the 252 team More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A tranquil oasis in a very busy city. Excellent service and food is of a very good standard. Staff speak very good English. Initially a strange sight to see bedroom furniture made of concrete but it works! The individual kiosks around the pool allow for privacy.

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Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are happy that we met your expectation and that you enjoyed your stay here at the 252. We are looking forward to welcome you again next time you visit Cambodia. Best regards, Stéphane and the 252 team More 

Chiang Mai, Thailand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Endorse all the good comments in recent reviews. Trouble-free wifi was also a good feature. The European-style breakfasts were very nice, though we wondered if there should be a Cambodian-style option. Excellent value at around 50 dollars a night.

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Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this review

Dear Michael, Thank you for your kind review on TripAdvisor. We will take on your comment regarding the Cambodian style breakfast option. We offered it in the past but as we only had very few requests, we took it off the menu. We hope to welcome you back next time you are in Phnom Penh. Best regards, Stéphane and the... More 

Monthey, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

In Pnom Penh, a very busy city, there is an oasis, "the 252". The pool is the greatest thing, even when it's raining (I used it during a storm!). The rooms are convenient, clean and the atmospher of the hotel is so cool and friendly. Don't hesitate to borrow a bicycle (for free at the reception desk) and also, don't... More 

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Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this review

Dear Valesco, Thank you for your nice review on TripAdvisor. We are glad to read that you and your friends enjoyed your stay here with us at the 252. It is true that discovering the city by bicycle might sound weird, but in fact if one follows the rules, it is a great way to go around! We hope to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I had a great stay at the 252, my room was spotless, the staff were friendly and helpful, the poolside dining was really lovely and the poolside cabanas were actually a nice place to get some work done and take meetings. I highly recommend.

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Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this review

Dear Carinne, Thank you for having taken the time to review us on TripAdvisor. It is true that the pool cabanas are not only great to relax after a day of sightseeing, but one can also have some work done if on business travel like you. We are looking forward to have you back with us next time you travel... More 

Osaka Prefecture, Japan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

service of staff, location and secluded haven made it a great place to stay. Great coffee served in your own french press. I have already referred friends. I definitely plan to stay here again! breakfast was delicious as well. Owners are very personable and friendly.

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Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this review

Dear Joel, Thank you for your kind review on TripAdvisor. It was a great pleasure to have you with us and we thank you for referring us to your friends. We look forward to have you back when you are in Phnom Penh. Best regards, Stéphane and the 252 team More 

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