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Babel Siem Reap Guesthouse
No 738. Village: Wat Bo, Siem Reap, Cambodia   |  
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Ranked #70 of 364 Siem Reap B&B and Inns
Austin, Texas, United States
1 review
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Babel staff is very very nice. They have the friendliest staff. It is about a 10 minute walk to the local market. They have AC a nice shower and toilets. Even when I changed guesthouses for a few days I missed Babel and came back. Hands Down a great place to stay.

Room Tip: The 3rd floor rooms have more light shine in them and a bit hotter even with AC on
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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 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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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Hard to find as no one has heard of it. Friendly staff. Very clean guest house. Very spacious rooms, nice bathroom that is clean and well maintained. Clean white fresh crisp linen. Nice relaxing area with tv. Cheap food in the bar. No outside food allowed. Would stay here again.

Room Tip: We stayed in a private en suite, very nice with air con
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tromso, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

I will always return to Babel Guesthouse. The rooms, staff and owners are amazing! It just keep getting better and better. It's like home with the best friends you haven't met yet! <3 Returning home after a stay at Babel and the lovely people gives you the same feeling every time; sadness and tears! Best place to stay in Siem Reap, no doubt about that!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 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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Tromso, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Had a lovely time staying at Babel for 3 months. The staff was always helpful and friendly, and they all speak very good English. The rooms are clean and spacious, and the restaurant and bar in the garden is very kozy. It is also located only a short distance from the center of Siem Reap, and there is no trouble getting there by tuk tuk, walking or cycling. I loved staying at Babel, and I would definately stay there if I came back to Siem Reap.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Babel arranged pickup at the airport and this is where we met Khim Dara, our tuk tuk driver for the next three days! Agoda had overbooked and with great apologies we were taken to another guesthouse for the first night. but Khim came for us in the evening and gave us a tour of the night markets and took us to a very good restaurant for Amok fish , a specialty of the area! In the morning he was waiting on time for us and transfer to Babel who greeted us with included breakfast of fresh banana pancakes! our room was very large and they were kind enough to place us from a group of international school kids, as it was the kids were delightful ! The pool next door is a great respite after a day at Angkor Watt which is amazing and well worth your travel money! You should have extra after the reasonable prices of Babel and Khim Dara tour tuk tuk! Khim was gracious, informative and patience with our schedule, including leaving at 6:30am for sunrise, going to several restaurants (see peace cafe!) on my list, taking afternoon siestas and starting again at 4pm for more ruins, dinner and night markets. Babel had super afternoon shakes, and hot tea to revive and great baguettes ...Khim suggested the floating market and which temples to visit and when to avoid the crowds. He also helped with local customs, language, and kept us aware of the tourist trap side of some of these trips, and maximized our local experience per our request, stopping frequently for photography or to taste local roadside foods and fruits. alos provided a cooler of water and cold clothes! The Babel team made the stay wonderful all around with everyone at Babel being part of our day and memories . In regard to the remarks about staff on drugs. For sure this is mistaken for the joviality and friendliness and attentiveness of the staff, Babel is an ecotourism guesthouse with interests in local efforts and in teaching English. Everyone speaks English, it is Norwegian owned and managed. While I was there, a delightful Norwegian girl was filling in for the owner and though it was her first time she did a super job keeping everything tip top especially with the 20 school kids
There plus others! Great place, fab tuk tuk driver khim Dara who made our trip a breeze, even in the hottest part of the day!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Changsha, China
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I stayed at Babel for three nights in February 2013. The people there are so friendly and helpful. The location is a bit out of the way, but there is always a tuk tuk outside the gate to take you wherever you would like to go in Siem Reap in a matter of a few minutes. I really enjoyed my stay at Babel and I will hope to visit Mathilde, Oyen, and the rest of the good people there again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We stayed at Babel for three night in February. It is located a short distance (walking) from the night market and Pub Street which created a quiet and serene atmosphere.

The positives: beautiful, clean building with a lovely lounge on the ground level - several pools on the same street offering day use for a very small fee - drinks were delicious and the atmosphere in the bar/lounge area was very inviting - hot & cold shower with TUB!! - plenty of closet and drawer space - comfortable bed - free breakfast offering: fruit, toast or pancakes

The (very minor) negatives: although we chose not to have our room cleaned the first day, the next two days were placed the cleaning request on the door and returned every night to find our room uncleaned. However, asking the front desk for clean towels and other necessities was not a problem. Our a/c broke on the 3rd day, but again, staff jumped to our assistance and brought a fan to our room. The food menu was limited, but there are several guest houses with restaurants within a 2 minute walk so we easily found meals.

Despite a few negatives, the staff really provided us with a pleasant stay. They were extremely friendly and helpful (they helped arrange a bus to Sihanoukville for us) and we felt we really got to know some of them through friendly conversation in the lounge.

We would absolutely stay here again and hope to in the future!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No 738. Village: Wat Bo, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Siem Reap Province > Siem Reap
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #70 of 364 B&Bs / Inns in Siem Reap
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Babel Siem Reap offers you beautifully designed, comfortable, spacious and clean rooms. All the rooms are air-conditioned with cable TV and have bathrooms with hot water showers or bathtubs. Tropical garden with outside Bar and Restaurant serving local and western food. ... more   less 
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