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River Road | Slarkram Commune, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Hotel 1961
Ranked #144 of 222 hotels in Siem Reap
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First, Hotel 1961 promises every visitor a unique experience of the artistic kind - and it delivers. Each room has an unpolished look and feel to it but this may very well be its main selling point, especially for austere travelers. Hotel 1961 also doubles as art gallery of sorts where visitors are treated to an exclusive viewing of art... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

First of all, this is my disclaimer: I am a Filipino based most of the year in Manila, the Philippines. Because of the nature of my life, and work, I travel quite often, but am always on a tight budget. I travel light and rarely carry a proper camera, nor do I photodocument most of my trips. Places I visit... More

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Manila, Philippines
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Had a great time at Hotel 1961. Each room is so unique and well-curated. Have fun going around the hotel and looking at the different art pieces - you can buy some of them! We were lucky to have been there during the launch of an art exhibit. The best thing about this hotel would have to be the staff.... More

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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This place is a hoax and biggest disappointment of my travels. You browse their website: looks cool, and café, art gallery, dinning, shopping..wow; right? Nothing is farther from the truth. See, all the pictures I have attached. Feel free to ask question. Location: This place is in isolate and remote corner of the town in a bad neighborhood by sewer... More

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14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

I was intrigued by the previous reviews and images of the Hotel 1961. We are interest in progressive art and the combination of hospitality and art exhibits seemed like a natural fit...something different and an enhanced guest experience. In fairness to previous reviewers, guests and the owners of the Hotel 1961, this was not the right property for us and... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

The staff was the best part of our experience. They were warm and very accommodating. When we told them we didn't eat meat, they made sure we got plenty of fresh fruit for breakfast, and happily gave me all the delicious Cambodian coffee I could drink! The rooms and hotel did not look like the pictures we saw, and we... More

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Jurong, Singapore
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

The staff were welcoming & accommodating! I have nothing but praises for them. Loven was helful with his email replies. John, Dara, 'Barang' & Pol were amazing! Thank you for introducing us to the delicious Mee Char. We had a little party the night before we left for Phnom Penh. I was there with another girlfriend of mine. & we... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

The staff of this hotel are very kind and it is the only thing that was good... The room is not the same as shown in the sites... It looks much better than it really is in the pictures. The toilet is terrible and they could improve the breakfast.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

My daughter and I had a memorable Cambodia experience, Loven and Faith made our stay in Siem Reap something we will cherish. The accommodation in the Hotel was excellent because of the warmth and hospitality of the staff. Great breakfast and on the last day before we flew back home, the dinner prepared for us was unforgettable! Plan to go... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We stayed at Hotel 1961 for 4 days & 3 nights. It's a 10 minute tuktuk ride from the Old Market and Pubstreet. They have an airport pickup service for you so there's no need to commute from the airport to the hotel. Loven, the owner, is a great host and gladly helped us on our itinerary, touristy and non-touristy... More

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Address: River Road | Slarkram Commune, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Siem Reap Province > Siem Reap
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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1961 is primarily an address for art.This is an ART HOTEL. If you are a backpacker or a budget traveler booking our hotel just because our rates suit your budget then we are not the hotel for you! WE ARE THE HOTEL FOR ARTISTS, ART ENTHUSIASTS and TRAVELERS SEEKING CREATIVE NOURISHMENT.Housed in a 1960’s style villa which was formerly a private home turned into a local karaoke bar and then now being resurrected into a creative complex comprising of a series of galleries, artists’ and designers’ studios, dining & shopping destinations including an eight-room “creative hotel”, 1961 came to us as an inspiration to the “nowness” of how we all imagined the future to be in the sixties. The decade of revolutions in art, fashion, architecture, politics, and music, the 60’s was also Cambodia’s golden age.In the purest sense of the word, we are not a hotel, but a creative space where one can stay and immerse into a world of artists, poets, musicians and writers. Not only do we allow guests to indulge in the artists’ worlds, we also encourage them to take part in the process of the creation of the room as a living art space.Eight different rooms present itself as mini galleries that host individual spaces of artistry from curated beddings, hand printed pillow cases, book-filled shelves, and walls riddled with literary musings. A movie and music specialist changes the selections everyday. ... more   less 
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