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3.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   #155, corner of Streets 51 and 222, Phnom Penh 0000, Cambodia
Circa 51
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Ranked #24 of 218 Hotels in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed at Circa51 many times for the same reason, it's chilled back atmosphere and friendly staff. Set in a 1950's-60's villa with a beautiful inground pool under the shade of a fig tree, you can relax by the pool, get a drink from the bar or order yourself some great home cooked food. Majid's biryani is fantastic! It's... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here 3 nights in October. Initially a bit disappointed with our room, it did have a view of the pool but the balcony overlooked a building site so we didn't use it. However after the heat and traffic of Phnom Penh the pool area is an oasis and it was lovely to sit there in the evening with the... More

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CambodiaGina, Owner at Circa 51, responded to this review

Hi Kathy thank you for your review. Just to let you and others know - we do point out on our website and other booking sites that this particular room has a small private terrace with garden and street view; as we do not want people to be surprised that it is not overlooking the pool. There is currently a... More

Hanoi, Vietnam
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed here a couple of times since we left Phnom Penh this year. This is great a little boutique hotel with an awesome pool which I think is the centerpiece. There is nothing like this in Hanoi...and we miss this style massively. I understand you can come and swim here for $5 even if you aren't staying which... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There have been a few mixed reviews of this place and after my stay I can see why. I spent 3 nights here (not all in 1 go, each separate) and I got a different room each night - rooms 2, 3 and 5. I have to say room 2 was the best by far. It had a beautiful modern... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 3 nights and was excited about staying here given its top 20 rating under "hotels" on TA, but the experience was pretty disappointing overall. Tepid greeting from front desk staff and a demand to "pay now" (had other guests done a runner?) Showed to a "Junior Suite" next to reception area which was big but dingy and got all... More

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CambodiaGina, General Manager at Circa 51, responded to this review

Dear Suliman We are saddened to hear that your experience was so negative. But of course, we are here to learn and improve from criticism! Our staff, and particularly our reception staff, is consistently commended by our guests, so I’m disappointed to hear that your welcome was not warm enough. I will talk to the staff member involved and get... More

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Wonderful experience. Recommend without hesitation. Excellent service, Very friendly owners and staff who went the extra mile to make my stay so memorable. Stayed 4 nights. Room was very spacious, clean, comfortable. Poolside full breakfast included. Delicious! Fresh ginger ade was addictive. Their evening meals were also delicious. My review is long over-due. I loved my stay at Circa 51.... More

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CambodiaGina, General Manager at Circa 51, responded to this review

Dear Maria Thank you so much for your kind words. We enjoyed your energy and vivaciousness! It was such a pleasure to have you both here and hope you'll get a chance to come back again, one day. Best wishes Yvette, Majid and the Circa 51 Team More

Meekatharra, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Only stayed one night so can't give an overly detailed review but we liked what we say. Big rooms and nice pool area - looks particularly pretty at night. Location wise a good choice and nice and quiet when you step into the hotel from the outside

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Circa 51 has everything you could want in a hotel! It's got a kind of retro feel to the place which I loved. The room I was in (8) for two people was the perfect size. It came with a safe, television, tea and coffee facilities and air con. I would stay here again. The pool is beautiful, and the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Circa 51 was a great experience - it looked small from the outside but had nice rooms. We stayed here 2 times, for 1 day each (both on the way to and from Siam Reap). The first room was the one above the reception - a wonderful huge room with a comfortable twin bed. The second room was a lot... More

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stayed in the circa 51 for three nights on a bed and breakfast basis. We were put into the biggest hotel bedroom I have ever been in with the biggest bed!! The room was clean and the air conditioning worked quietly and well. The en-suite was clean and well stocked, there was ample space to store clothes and luggage... More

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Address: #155, corner of Streets 51 and 222, Phnom Penh 0000, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Circa 51 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Circa 51 Hotel Phnom Penh
Hotel Style
#15 Romantic Hotel in Phnom Penh #17 Family Hotel in Phnom Penh #22 Business Hotel in Phnom Penh

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