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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 #15 of 232 Hotels in Phnom Penh
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Perth
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I keeping going back because it's just so good. Staff are amazing, it's clean, convenient and affordable. Breakfast is great, the pool area is a welcome escape from Phnom Penh heat and it's a short tuk tuk ride to markets, riverside and Aeon shopping centre. You can't go wrong - $10 taxi ride to airport.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Few days to 252 and they deserve the best and only the best. Easy going Easy people Ready to help, you are not welcome....but more than welcome Thank you so much Nicole and Stephane for everything Was feeling like home...even better than home...and we will be back. The swimming pool , the features, the food, the team....200 per cent.

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Perth, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at 252 for 4 nights while in Phnom Penh. Had room on 1st floor with balcony, great room, has tv, bar fridge, tea and coffee facilities. Loved coming back from a busy day exploring to relaxing by the pool with a drink or two. Breakfast was included, staff extremely helpful and friendly. Hotel is a short tuk tuk away... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Dear Chiara, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed the calm of our hotel and the refreshing pool. It is true that our cooks are doing a great job preparing all the dishes from fresh ingredients only. We are looking forward to welcome you back next time you are in Phnom Penh. Best regards,... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Dear Ross, Thank you for your kind review on TripAdvisor. It was a great pleasure to have you again here at the 252. Our staff is always happy to help with any travel arrangements so that our guests can fully enjoy their time while being in Phnom Penh. We are looking forward to welcome back soon. Best regards, Stéphane and... More 

Redding, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Dear Lisa, Thank you for your nice review on TripAdvisor. We are happy that you and the whole group enjoyed your time here with us. Even though it was challenging to handle such a big group, we were amazed to see how well our staff managed everything. A big thank you to all of you – you have been great... More 

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Dear Kitty, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are happy that you enjoyed your two last days in Phnom Penh here with us sipping a cool gin tonic in the pavilions next to the pool. We are looking forward to have you back. Best regards, Stéphane and the 252 team More 

Beverley, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Dear Philip, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we could help you with the travel arrangements to Vietnam. It is true that the hotel’s location is great to discover the city as all attractions are closed by. Also, as we are in a quiet side street, our... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Dear TiGor, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are always happy to give advice on the things to do here in Phnom Penh and also to make the travel arrangements for our guests. As you said it right, there is no need to waste time on these things. We are looking forward to welcome you back here with... More 

Redding, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your kind review on TripAdvisor. As you said it right, it was challenging to have such a big group here in our small boutique hotel and I was amazed to see how my staff handled everything, especially the cooks who prepare all dishes from scratch with fresh ingredients. The A/C did suffer a little bit... More 

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