We do not normally provide feedback on hotel stays but thought we would this time following an exceptional stay at the Rambutan Resort in Siem Reap.
From the beginning the quality of service was truly excellent. The hotel helped with advice and booking for transport and a guide for touring the temples. They also arranged a car to meet us at the airport and for our onward journey to Phnom Penh (also a Rambutan hotel), all of which were arranged with minimal fuss and complete reliability. (If touring the temples, I would definitely recommend a private driver / guide. For minimal cost it allowed us to get the most out of our time in Siem Reap.)
The hotel / resort is quite central and a short 10 minute walk to the centre (markets and Pub Street). It is less than 5 minutes ride in a Tuk Tuk. As it is quite central, it is in what is best described as a “working area” down a small-ish lane. Despite not being located with the large international hotels in a more “manicured” area of Siem Reap, we had no issues walking around and felt perfectly safe. In fact being in a more “genuine” area of Siem Reap, added to our Cambodia experience.
The Resort, whilst small is clean and has all the facilities you need including: a pool, bar and restaurant (shared with the related hotel just down the lane). The room was comfortable (with air-conditioning), quirky and much more interesting than staying at a larger international hotel chain, where frankly you could be anywhere in the world.
Whilst the hotel was very good, it was the helpfulness of the staff that made the stay exceptional and memorable. They were always courteous, helpful and willing to offer advice aspects of staying in Siem Reap. If you are looking for small boutique hotel that is more memorable than a large chain hotel, we would certainly recommend this one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Rambutan Resort - Siem Reap (formerly known as Golden Banana Boutique Resort) consists of Khmer style Villas and Deluxe Suites around a lovely pool .The Resort is designed in a modern Asian style with all luxuries and the addition of locally crafted furniture sourced from sustainably-harvested palm wood, modular terrazzo surfaces, vibrant Asian art, Cambodian crafted silks, secluded balconies, alfresco private stone outdoor bathtubs and local tiles floors .The Resort has a large salt water pool with water-fall, pool-bar, restaurant and massage, all surrounded by a tropical lush garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Golden Banana Boutique Hotel Siem Reap
- The Golden Banana Hotel