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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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to Phnom Penh and Cambodia. We were curious what hotel the 252 would be. The 252 turned out to be a hotel in a quiet side street, behind an unobtrusive sliding gate. Behind the sliding gate was a courtyard with a swimming pool and a bar/restaurant with outdoor tables. At the bottom of the courtyard was the... More 

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

Dear Hendrik, Thank you for having shared your experience here on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure to have you here with us and we are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. As already mentioned to you, we have changed the toilet seat fixation. We are always thankful to have the feedback from our guests. We hope... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I only stayed one night here but I was looked after well, the room was luxurious and spotlessly clean, the pool was amazing, the whole atmosphere was super chilled. The only thing I will say is there were quite a few times where there was no one on reception or someone who didn't speak any english...I would go back in... More 

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

Dear Katharine, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are happy that you enjoyed the chilled atmosphere here at the 252. With regard to your comment about the front desk, it happens sometimes that the front desk officer needs to leave her working place take care of guest’ issues. During her absence we have our guard standing by. It... More 

Nha Trang, Vietnam
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic food here at great prices ... the pool if free if you are an outside guest as long as you spend 5$. The yellow curry is great and my girlfriend loves the tom yam soup but they also serve good western lunches and meals. The pool is medium size and clean with around 7 booths that are shaded from... More 

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

Dear guests, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. Indeed we do accept outside guests as long as it does not disturb our hotel guests. That’s also the reason why the pavilions next to the pool are reserved for our hotel guests. We are glad to read that you not only enjoy our pool, but also have our favorite dishes.... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

252 was a paradise hidden away behind the world . Greeted my the swimming pool , great staff ( including the owner , very rare these days ) . Check in was easy , up a flight of stairs , stair I hear you say , yes this wee Jewel has no lift ( but it's only 3 stories ,... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travel in Cambodia fr 3 weeks. It's was for far away our best hotel! Super staff, pool area is beautifful. The room are simple decorated but really nice and really clean. The receptionist help us to get back as soon as possible our phone that we forgot in a taxi We will for sure coming back in our next... More 

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

Dear Nicolas, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad that we could help with your phone. We are looking forward to welcome you again next time you visit Cambodia. Best regards, Nicole, Stéphane and the 252 team More 

Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic oasis close to the heart of the city, a perfect, quiet refuge from the heat and traffic, with great hospitality from Nicole and Stephane and rooms, while fairly basic, that are comfortable, very clean and have all that you really need. Recommended for both short and longer stays in Phnom Penh.

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Thank Nigel70
Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this review

Dear Nigel, Thank you for your kind review on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure to have you with us here at the 252. It is true that our guests appreciate to relax around the pool after a day out in the bustling city. We are looking forward to have you back with us next time you are in Phnom Penh.... More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a very comfortable room breakfast was good. To sit and eat by the pool outside was most enjoyable. The staff were very helpful and gave great advice on TUKTUK prices which helped you negotiate good deals. We found our TUKTUK vist to the killing fields very interesting Be aware the hotel in on 3 floor and we were... More 

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

Dear Donald, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are happy that you enjoyed your time with us and that the price list for tuk tuk rides that we have in every room has been useful. We hope to welcome you back here at the 252 next time you are visiting Phnom Penh. Best regards, Nicole, Stéphane and the... More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

A nice hotel, the staff are very friendly. I use this hotel when visiting Phnom Penh and have stayed here four times each time the service has been good. The location is ideal for getting about to the main tourist attractions in Phnom Penh. My only criticism is that the food menu is a bit limited and boring but the... More 

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

Dear Elaine, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We will all miss you here at the 252…. Take care and enjoy your time with your family. Best regards, Nicole, Stéphane and the 252 team More 

Amersham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Our family of four stayed here for one night earlier this week. It was great - a lovely relaxing oasis in the heart of the city. Friendly and very helpful staff. Great lunches by the pool. Clean and comfortable rooms.

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

Dear Olive, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are happy to read that you and your family had a lovely and relaxing time here at the 252 and we are looking forward to have you back with us. Best regards, Nicole, Stéphane and the 252 team More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Dropped in Phnom Penh for one night and chose the 252. I must say I was pleasantly surprised by my stay! The owners are from Switzerland and the services offered by the staff and owners were top notch! I also enjoyed a lunch at the restaurant of the hotel and the food was just absolutely delicious! Will be looking forward... More 

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Thank Jason T
Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this review

Dear Jason, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. It was a great pleasure to have you here with us at the 252 and we are glad that you fully enjoyed your stay. We look forward to have you back soon. Best regards, Nicole, Stéphane and the 252 team More 

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