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Soria Moria Boutique Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Wat Bo Road | Salakamraok, Siem Reap 063, Cambodia   |  
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Ranked #68 of 244 Hotels in Siem Reap
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Phoenix
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“GREAT staff and nice hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2009

Amazingly, even at $45/night (through asiarooms.com) this is an fairly expensive hotel for Siem reap but I would absolutely return there. The location is good, with a 5-10 minute walk to pub street and the old market area, and access to Angkor was very easy by Tuktuk. What makes this a 5 rating hotel to me is the staff. This hotel has caring service, which is a step up in my book from excellent service. The people were not only helpful but truly engaged with the guests,and sincerely worked to be helpful. I would absolutely return to this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2009

This hotel had very friendly staff and good service. They were good at recommending sightseeing and places to go, and helpful with ordering transportation etc. Very nice food, good selection of dishes, and large portions! :) Rooms were comfortable, clean and tastefully decorated. I would absolutely recommend this hotel for a stay in Siem Rap.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2009

My friends and I stayed for a whirlwind tour of the temples. The hotel were very helpful orgnaising a tuk tuk driver for the day (cost USD 17). We're not hard core templetons so if you're not either don't worry a day is more than enough to cover the major sites.

The hotel was clean and the welcome was very warm. What I particulalrly liked about the hotel was their emphasis on helping the community. It is a rare thing to find commerce and charity so beautifully intertwined. To that effect I at no way during my stay felt pressured to donate to causes - don't panic!! It's not like that at all. Do however take advantage of the gift shop there.

The room was large, nicely decorated and had a teeny tiny balcony. Some nice touches included the complimentary toiletries, the enormous si-fi but ecologically friendly toilet and decor. There were three of us travelling so the hotel added an extra bed with no problem.

The room had the usual facilities including a fridge, safety deposit box, guide books, air con etc. Also included a complimentary bottle of water.

In terms of location the hotel is USD 1 tuk tuk ride or a pleasant 5 to 10 minute stroll into town. Around the hotel you must go to the butterfly gardens for food its a lovely experience.

Food at the hotel was good. Breakfast was included and is buffet style. nice breakfast but I would say get up early if you want a hot breakfast! On our day of departure we had to leave before breakfast started so the hotel kindly packed breakfast for us which I thought was a very nice touch.

The roof top bar at the hotel was very nice with lovely views. Also they screen a different film on the top terrace every nice which is quite a social thing. Ooh the room had a DVD player and hte hotel has a DVD library excellent if you're knackered after trekking round temples.

Can't faul the hotel a relaxed, friendly, charitable and hospitable find. I'm glad we chose to stay here.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2009

Nice, clean spacious hotel. We weren't in the hotel much, but had all the necessities including lock box in the room and an elevator for those who have trouble with the stairs.

It wasn't too far from Angkor Wat, the city's center or the airport. I did wish it was a bit closer to Pub Street, but still not a bad location.

Definitely a good option when staying in Siem Reap.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kristiansand, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2009

I´ve stayed at this hotel several times, my latest trip I stayed there for two weeks. The hotel is well managed by scandinavians, and the khmer staff is helpful and well up to date with the latest attractions in Cambodia.
Food is exellent and the different khmer dishes are in my opinion better than alot of the more expensive restaurants. And the roomservice option is a good feature.
In my opinion the rooftop bar with jacuzzi is one of Soria´s best features. The sunset view is beautiful from there, and the athmosphere is relaxed. And it really doesn´t hurt to have a drink in the jacuzzi after a long day in the temples or out on the road.
I´ve stayed in sevral guesthouses and hotels in Cambodia, but none that offer this kind of value for money. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2009

If you want a 5 star hotel at a 2 star price this is it. The service and the staff are incredible. The attention to detail and kindness are beyond what I have experienced. I have stayed at many 5 star hotels including the Ritz in Paris and coutless 4 season hotels as well as the Peninsula. This small hotel shines above all. The staff especially the manager; Milla are extra ordinary. Thank You for everything.
PS: Take there package tour of Siem Reap.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2009

Location: Hotel is located about 5 minutes walk away from main town and about 10 minutes walk from main street. You walk down street to reach river, cross bridge and then walk down to reach edge of town. The walk is short. However, after spending whole day walking /climbing the temples, recommend that chose a hotel closer to the town. If you have $$$, then location is not an issue as you can get a tuk tuk to town for USD1. Don’t forget that the seasons are wet / dry (hot) which may deter people from walking.

Room: Stayed in 107. Size of room was a lot bigger than expected. Was in a twin room and the beds were actually double beds. Even with all the furniture, there was a lot of space. The fridge in room was cold and large compared to standard hotel fridges. We were able to freeze bottled water to take with us when walking around Angkor Wat. It is faster to walk the stairs than to take the lift to get to room. Room size and furnishings were above expectations.

Cleanliness: Hotel has a policy of not changing sheets / washing towels unless requested or after 3 days of use. This is standard “green” policy in most hotels. On first night there, my friend noticed that had dirt stain on one of the pillows. Besides this, everything else appeared to be clean. Floor is mopped frequently. Recommend that check sheets and get these items cleaned if required.

Facilities: Despite staying 3 nights, did not check out gym / pool / restaurant so cannot comment on these items. Hotel provides 1 computer for internet use. First 15 minutes is free and then charge. Ate breakfast in the hotel. The food and drink is highly recommended. Our favourite items include a) fried noodles [had tasty flavor compared to the bland stuff served at Angkor Wat and in town] b) banana pancakes [light and fluffy compared to standard pancakes, with slight banana flavour so it is not overpowering] c) lime juice [their juices are not watered down compared to other hotels we have stayed at, and good lime juice is very hard to find compared to watermelon / pineapple juice etc]. The variety of food is not as large as other comparable hotels. They have chosen quality over quantity.

Service: Staff are well trained to provide good quality service. We noticed that the night front desk staff were less informed compared to the day front desk staff. For example, asked day staff if they could create a package for us if we want to hire guide / driver for different activities. Day staff said that it is possible. Night staff said that we must follow as per what is on list. All staff are friendly. My friend bought a doll and wanted to wrap it in tissues to prevent it from breaking. Staff at front desk gave us one bag of tissues. We ended up using these tissues throughout our trip.

Overall: The service, food and room size is first rate. I would try another hotel if I was to go back to Siem Reap as prefer hotel closer to town and then come here to eat at the restaurant. Would recommend this hotel as a place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Wat Bo Road | Salakamraok, Siem Reap 063, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Siem Reap Province > Siem Reap
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Business Hotel in Siem Reap
#51 Family Hotel in Siem Reap
#52 Romantic Hotel in Siem Reap
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Soria Moria Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Soria Moria is a small cheerful hotel in the center of Siem Reap, with 38 bright and spacious rooms, establish by a Norwegian couple. Being a small intimate hotel, the Soria Moria Team is able to provide its guests with personalized service. It’s a 15 minute drive to Angkor Wat, and walking distance to the old market & the hustle and bustle of town. The hotel as an international restaurant and a Rooftop bar with great views, and there is also an open-sky Jacuzzi and a sundeck available. The initial idea behind Soria Moria was to combine a business opportunity with a strong focus on helping the community in which we work through various means. Through Soria Moria Educational Development Program the local employees have recently become majority owners of the business – an initiative to empower locals. ... more   less 
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