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3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Street 252 #19, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh 10000, Cambodia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Phnom Penh is a great city to visit, easy to get around, even on foot (depending on your definition of easy). It is a lot of fun, with great restaurants (more on that in a tic) but its loud and grimy and very busy. Its therefore great to have a hotel like 'The 252' to come back to each afternoon.... More

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Maastricht
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked one day in advance the room. What a lovely retreat in central phnom penh. If you enter the gate it is an oasis of peace and quietness. The pool is excellent, plounge several times after a busy day in the city. (Visit killing fields and tuol sleng) The rooms are very spacious and modern. Concrete material and nice... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is up there with the best experiences I've ever had at a hotel! Where to start!! The staff and owners are so nice and helpful. We stayed here for 5 nights in total (3 nights the first visit then 1 night two other times) This was spaced over 3 weeks. On two occasions I left items behind but they... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for the nice review here on TripAdvisor. We are happy that you felt at ease here at the 252 and that you enjoyed some relaxing moments in the cabanas around the pool. We hope to have you back with us next time you are in Phnom Penh. Best regards, Stéphane More

New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Other reviewers have said it all: amazing value, staff, design, pool puts it over the edge to great. They even make a very good margarita, recommend for happy hour. This was our favorite stop in Cambodia. Only slight negative is that I booked a manicure/pedicure and the woman never showed up. Not a big deal for me and staff was... More

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

Dear Talia, Thank you for your kind review on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay here at the 252 and the margaritas ;-) Please apologize again for the manicure/pedicure, the lady is usually very reliable. We hope to have you back with us soon. Best regards, Stéphane More

amsterdam
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57 reviews 57 reviews
57 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The 252 gives that special, indiscribable feeling which makes you want to stay!. This is a great boutique hotel. Spacious rooms, fabulous pool area, outstanding service, very tasty a la carte menu. Overall, a lot of attention is paid to details, and to your needs. On a par with the Hyatts and the Hiltons for a fraction of the price.... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your nice review here on TripAdvisor. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay here at the 252 and we hope to have you back with us next time you are in Phnom Penh. Best regards, Stéphane More

wickfrod essex
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms are a good sizes and clean, however its location leave a lot to be desired. at least 15 minutes from town and restaurant. The breakfast was a bit short on choice compare to other hotels we stayed at on oue trip.

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your review. The hotel is located in Boeung Keng Kang 1 which actually is the city center. Street 278 is within 5 minutes walk and offers a range of restaurants and shops. With regard to our breakfast, we serve either the traditional continental breakfast with eggs and toast, mini-baguette with butter and jam, and some... More

Durham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were asked on check-in if we would prefer a mattress topper, and I would recommend this for a softer bed. After a brief wait whilst they organised this, we were shown to our ground floor poolside room. My husband initially had some reservations about being poolside, as he thought noise and privacy would be an issue, but we had... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for having taken the time to share your experiences here at the 252. We are happy that you were pleased with the ground floor room, it is true that these rooms are very convenient. Our garden/pool area has been arranged in order to preserve the existing trees and the greenery offers a cool shaded spot in... More

Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our plan was to spend only one night in this hotel and we were there for five at the end. The staff is friendly, the rooms are clean and the pool area is a nice addition. If you like to walk, you can easily reach the town center and if not than you will always have a tuk tuk near... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We were happy to have you with us for longer than only one night. Phnom Penh, once known as the "Pearl of Asia", offers plenty of things to do and one can easily spend several days in the bustling capital. With regard to our menu, we have a variety of Asian... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights at the 252 in the first week of our S.E Asia trip. Though one of the most expensive hotels of our holiday, we were very happy with our choice: this is an extremely clean, comfortable and well-run set-up, with lovely bedrooms, a fantastic pool area, and excellent staff. Great touches include ever-refreshed supply of pool towels,... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad to read that you fully enjoyed your stay here at the 252. Please apologize the issue with the hot water supply, we have checked the hot water tank that supplied your room and resolved the issue. We hope to welcome you next time you are in Phnom Penh.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really liked to stay there! Clean, friendly reception, wonderful swimming pool. Great breakfast and free wifi! The employers are very helpful and very friendly!they let us take a shower before we left and offer free drinks when u arrive, also help with anything if you will ask. I highly recommend to stay there!

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

Dear Diana, Thank you for your kind review here on TripAdvisor. Your compliments have been forwarded to our staff. We hope to see you next time you visit Cambodia. Best regards, Stéphane More

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Additional Information about the 252

Also Known As:
The 252 Hotel Phnom Penh
The 252 Hotel
Address: Street 252 #19, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh 10000, Cambodia
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Location: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Phnom Penh
#9 Business Hotel in Phnom Penh
#10 Romantic Hotel in Phnom Penh
#18 Best Value Hotel in Phnom Penh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — the 252 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Phnom Penh and the 252, the boutique hotel in the heart of Phnom Penh, the Pearl of Asia – step in, lean back and relax. With 19 spacious and stylish rooms decorated by Tendance Khmère©, the swimming pool surrounded by a leafy tropical garden, the bar and restaurant, we aim to make your stay extraordinary and unforgettable. The 252 is conveniently located in a quiet area close to the striking Independence Monument and within walking distance to the popular Street 278 with its shops, restaurants and bars. The Quay Sisowath, the Royal Palace, the Central Market and the National Museum are within 5 minutes drive by tuk tuk. ... more   less 
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