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The Purple Mangosteen

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The Alley West | Near Old Market, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Blue Mountains, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't stay at The Purple Mangosteen, but did enjoy lunch here. We found them when wandering around shopping and we're really glad we decided to stop. We had a wonderful green mango salad with shrimp and smoked fish and rice paper rolls. Everything was fresh, delicious and the flavours were perfectly balanced. A really delicious light lunch with wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms were spotless with rocking good wifi. Bathrooms clean with great water pressure for the shower. Take an upper floor if you can as there is a late-night bar across the street that can be a bit noisy from time to time. Lots of places within easy walking distance. I booked in for three nights and ended up staying seven.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This place was great. From the staff, to the decor, the cleanliness and cost were all on point. (Although I was disapointed that the listing said breakfast was included which it was not). The one downside for us was that the location was so close to the action that it got kinda noisy pretty late. Then there were renovations to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This charming, tiny hotel was a great find in Trip Advisor. Pros: - Phally, the nice owner, replied very promptly to our email re: booking. After confirming the trip, she would email a voucher which you can present at check-in - The staff are all smiles and will cater to your concerns to the best of their ability. We requested... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

a very comfortable stay. trendy, clean, decent and affordable. love it! with friendly and efficient staffs, sometimes that's all u need when u're away from home also situated in the heart of siem reap itself and the wifi was great too :) i would definitely come back here if i'm ever in siem reap again but am most certainly to... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

After visited Angkor Wat, I came back the hotel when the people in the hotel were having lunch. The way they eat looks like Filipinos, they also use plates and also eat by hands. The people there are very friendly, specially the owner of the hotel – Phally. I couldn’t recognize that she’s the boss if no one tells me.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We walked past the Purple Mangosteen several times during our stay in Siem Reap and decided to call in for a drink. Very central location set off a main road in the Alley. The hotel opened in Dec 2011 after a complete refit and renovation. Very contemporary having just a few rooms and a nice bar. The staff we spoke... More 

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Battambang, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We stay here often when visiting Siem Reap, and consequently I feel a bit reluctant to divulge this hidden gem. As there are only a few rooms, I hope there will be room at the inn during our subsequent visits! Extremely centrally located, although it you are a light sleeper you may hear the music from a block away on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Purple Mangosteen for two nights and loved this cute little hotel based in the heart of the city in one of the smaller alleyways. The room was very clean and comfortable with great AC. We used the hotel driver to take us around to the main sites in Siem Reap, he was very reliable and make... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Overall I like the hotel, the staff is very helpful, location is very strategic because the hotel is in the heart of Siem Reap. Everything was by walking distance to Pub Street, Night Market, massage centre and numerous cafes. The hotel ia cosy, and I also like the fact that the hotel have only six rooms, so it was kinda... More 

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swarrack, Owner at The Purple Mangosteen, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review. Unfortunately you were there during a period when there was a lot of work going on and so yes it was noisy in the morning. However the work is now over and that situation is back to normal. The noise in the evening mainly comes from the bar across the Alley and while they... More 

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