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the 252

3.5 of 5 Street 252 #19, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh 10000, Cambodia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 3 nights at the 252 and enjoyed the pool more than very thing in the 'spare time' we had from sightseeing. The location is just over the road from the lovely BKK area so easy to walk there in the evening to use bars and restaurants (of which there are some really good ones near by!) the very local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really liked this hotel! It made you feel like you were in a tropical oasis inside the city. The hotel rooms are beautiful and I love the way they've made the furniture out of cast concrete, it gives the rooms a very modern, contemporary feel. The pool area is really nice and the staff is very friendly and helpful.... More 

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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the last 2 years I have been a regular guest in this lovely hotel staying every second weekend. In crowded busy PP this is a calm, quite oasis with a friendly management and staff to feel like in a big family. The rooms are lovely and very clean, staff and management are amazingly friendly and helpful, level of English... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
34 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good for a hotel that uses the word "boutique" in its title to actually deserve it. Small but perfectly formed the 252 is a little oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh. The building looks like it was a 60s apartment block or perhaps a school: that concrete rectangle construction common here but it's been beautifully adapted. Simple,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with a friend on a quick vacation to Cambodia. This hotel is like a haven from the busy, crowded city. We arrived at 11pm. I forgot to notify hotel of our late arrival, but to my surprise a staff member greeted us by opening the gate, no effort on my part. He kindly gave us basic info but... 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 to read that you fully enjoyed your quick vacation here in Phnom Penh and we hope to have you back with us next time you look for a place to relax. Best regards, Stéphane More 

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the price, this hotel is great. The restaurant area are lovely- quiet, colorful, with a large pool. It's on a quiet street, but also right in the heart of the city. The rooms were decorated nicely and quiet. For the price this place is a steal.

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

Dear Benjamin, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. It is true that even though we are in the heart of Phnom Penh, the hotel is located in a quiet side street and our pool area with its pavilions is a great place to relax after a day of sightseeing. We hope to have you back soon. Best regards, Stéphane More 

Singapore, Singapore
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had only a night's stay in Phnom Penh in this business trip, and checked into Hotel 252 based on reviews in TripAdvisor. Having stayed in many other hotels in this city, I'd give this one an 8 out of 10. Checking-in was smooth and easy; I had a quiet set lunch for two at the hotel restaurant with my... 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. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope that you will have a bit more free time during your next stay so that you also can enjoy the pool. As you mention well, we offer the breakfast to all our guests who book... More 

HCMC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An oasis of calm, all the rooms are lovely, the pool area is a little Shangri-La. The food really has the wow factor, a mixture of Weston/Khmer, great flavours, good value and very generous portions. Stephan and Nichole, (food and hotel managers respectively,) make for a warm, relaxed welcome.

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your nice review. We were happy to have you and your friends here with us at the 252 and we are looking forward to have you back soon. Best regards, Stéphane More 

Sydney, Australia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
12 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at this hotel are very friendly and try to make your experience an enjoyable one. The pool is large and clean, and the sitting areas around it are kept very tidy. The rooms are rather spacious which is a plus, but the tv is quite small. The showers were nice and there was a constant stream of hot... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stayed here for one night on transit between Kep and Siem Reap. The week prior we spent 4 nights at the King Grand Boutique Hotel, which we liked a lot better in terms of location, service and overall value. We liked the room at The 252 - it was very spacious with a comfy bed and a lovely... More 

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Address: Street 252 #19, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh 10000, Cambodia
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Location: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — the 252 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
The 252 Hotel Phnom Penh
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Phnom Penh
#8 Romantic Hotel in Phnom Penh
#12 Business Hotel in Phnom Penh
#20 Best Value Hotel in Phnom Penh

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