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the 252

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Street 252 #19, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh 10000, Cambodia
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here in March with a very big group and everybody working there were very calm and amazing. The food and drinks are amazing! (I recommend the lime smoothie.) It was like a private oasis. The pool was amazing! It was so beautiful. If you needed quiet time the cabanas are a perfect place for some peace and quiet.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Hotel. Rooms were impeccable. Stylish and clean. Staff was super friendly and accommodating. Pool was excellent and in a very quiet location. Breakfast was excellent as well. Def would come back

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice hotel that is in walking distance from the Royal palace, Wat Bottom Parc and that part of the center of Phnom Penh. The streets around the hotel have restaurants and small stores. In the hotel restaurant the food is good, the pool refreshing and staff is friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms are very comfortable, the pool is relaxing, the breakfast is delicious and best of all the staff are fantastic. I have stayed at the 252 a few times before and it's great to arrive to a friendly welcome, get useful advice and have a chat with genuinely lovely people. The last time I stayed I arrived with a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice, clean, fresh and welcoming, a vertible haven from the hustle and bustle of the city, probably due to it's poor location. There are 2 large scale building sites by the hotel with jack hammers going all day which will not affect you at night, but make the pool & restaurant unbearable during day light hours.

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

Dear guest, Please let me comment on your review regarding the major building works in the city. You have reviewed two hotels here in Phnom Penh, and warned twice regarding building works in the neighborhood! Phnom Penh is a booming city and therefore there are construction sites all over the city. Now we are in the lucky situation that our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a very nice comfortable simple hotel. The staff are friendly and helpful. Check in was a little slow due to nee ipad system but we still got a room. Dinning area is small and food was average. The pool area also small and therefore busy. The rooms are quite nice, bathrooms are more wet rooms but still adequate... More 

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

Dear David, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. As small boutique hotel with 19 rooms only, we feel that our restaurant area with 26 seatings is not too big but adequate. Our pool area with its pavilions is very quiet during the week. But you are right that even though most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

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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