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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 #14 of 236 Hotels in Phnom Penh
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  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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116 reviews 116 reviews
27 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for the second time last week. What can we say......wonderful staff, wonderful service, great food. We only stayed 2 nights, we ate at the hotel restaurant both nights, food is great. We highly recommend the Khmer tasting dinner, it lovely and importantly authentic Khmer food. The owners if the 252 are lovely and welcoming and make you feel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A tranquil oasis in a very busy city. Excellent service and food is of a very good standard. Staff speak very good English. Initially a strange sight to see bedroom furniture made of concrete but it works! The individual kiosks around the pool allow for privacy.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Endorse all the good comments in recent reviews. Trouble-free wifi was also a good feature. The European-style breakfasts were very nice, though we wondered if there should be a Cambodian-style option. Excellent value at around 50 dollars a night.

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Monthey, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In Pnom Penh, a very busy city, there is an oasis, "the 252". The pool is the greatest thing, even when it's raining (I used it during a storm!). The rooms are convenient, clean and the atmospher of the hotel is so cool and friendly. Don't hesitate to borrow a bicycle (for free at the reception desk) and also, don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a great stay at the 252, my room was spotless, the staff were friendly and helpful, the poolside dining was really lovely and the poolside cabanas were actually a nice place to get some work done and take meetings. I highly recommend.

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Osaka Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

service of staff, location and secluded haven made it a great place to stay. Great coffee served in your own french press. I have already referred friends. I definitely plan to stay here again! breakfast was delicious as well. Owners are very personable and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful hotel, that makes you feel like coming home. Very helpful and professional. The tranquility of the house in the middle of rattling and clanking Phenom Penh is very relaxing. Around the pool you have the feeling you are at the beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the third time I have stayed at the 252 and it is always an enjoyable experience. The staff greet you like old friends and do everything they can to make your stay enjoyable. A great location for getting around the city. There are many places to stay in Phnom Penh, but I'll always go back to the 252!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely stay, peace and quiet in a madness city - the pool is lovely I will be coming back in Nov this year with a group of people like I did last year before going into the countryside. Staff friendly too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very welcoming hotel with particularly helpful English and French speaking staff. The pool area is particularly nice and secluded, and is a great place to relax and escape the busy streets. I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone planning a stay in Phnom Penh.

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