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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 #16 of 233 Hotels in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Geneva, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although Phnom Penh is very noisy, it was very calm and relaxing at the 252.The pool was refreshing and clean, also great for playing and swimming.The rooms were big and clean, but rather basic. Anyway, we spent most of the time in and around the pool.We liked the restaurant and the food they served.

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19 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my second time in the past year staying at the 252 and everything was great, the food, room, pool and especially the service. The found me a great deal on a flight from Sihanoukville to Siem Reap as well as a really nice and inexpensive sunset cruise. I also used the same Tuk Tuk driver as last time... More 

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is amazing! We've stayed here with a big group, but the service was still really good. Being in between the walls of the hotel property makes you feel like you're completely somewhere else. The atmosphere is full of peace and rest. The hotel rooms are modern and beautiful. The pool environment is just a place where you want... More 

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely staff, comfortable, clean rooms and close to attractions of Phnom Penh. Food was exceptional and enjoyed many a strong gin and tonic by the gorgeous pool. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, eager tuk tuk drivers out front, and the pool is 24/7 provided you have manners, and keep the noise down. All in all I Would... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent hotel, with good sized rooms, albeit there is a touch of Soviet realism in the use of concrete for bedroom fittings and furniture (it's not a functional problem) and the shower could do with more light. The staff are warm, welcoming and extremely helpful - some of the best. They organised out Vietnam visas and conformed our booking on... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at this property 2 nights. The owner was very friendly and helpful suggesting how to go about doing the things we wanted to do and arranging transport to Siem Reap. The hotel did all the bookings for airport taxis and airfare...very easy for us and much appreciated! We didn't waste our time doing these things. The hotel is... More 

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Redding, California
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7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was with a very large group at this hotel, and we really enjoyed our time at this property. The pool area is terrific, and the little kitchen cooked up really excellent food for our crowd incredibly fast and with very high quality! I'm not really sure how they did it! The rooms are clean and nicely decorated, and the... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is neat, clean, helpful and friendly with large rooms, some with balcony, a kettle and a beautiful pool and seating area, a lovely breakfast and great meals. I have stayed here numerous times over the last two years and love it each time.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything is perfect at 252. My more than 10 days of stay over there made me feel like home. Smile and professional staff, great design, excellent services and good foods!!!! Everything are clean considering the condition of the country.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 4 day stay here was quite delightful. The kitchen puts out good food consistently. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, didn't matter. The entire pool area is well shaded by the hotel itself and the water is always the right temperature. The aircon broke one day but was promptly fixed by the next morning. The staff was always pleasant and tended to... More 

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

Dear Langdon, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. It was a great pleasure to have you and your friends here with us. We have forwarded your compliments regarding the food to our cooks. Again, we apologize for the defective aircon. As the compressor had broken down, it was not possible to replace it on a Sunday late evening. We... More 

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