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Shining Angkor Boutique Hotel
3.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   560, Group One | Kok Chok Commune, Siem Reap 855, Cambodia   |  
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Ranked #87 of 220 hotels in Siem Reap
Rome, Italy
1 review
“AWESOME”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2010

I stay 5 days at S.A.B.H. ivery friendly hotel, near to most attractions and city center, staff very helpfull, nice swimming pool, rooms are cozy and provided with every confort, free internet. Free tuk tuk service from hotel to Siem Reap. free shuttle from/to airport. Good breakfast. Lovely hotel. I appreciated it and recommend stay here.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Pattaya, Thailand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2010

The owner and the staff of the hotel are very friendly and helpful and provided us with good information . They looked for good guides and taxi for us. We liked the atmosphere of this boutique style hotel very much. They cleaned the hotel all the time. They provided us free taxi service to the city of Siem Reap (about 4 km).

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2010

The hotel is not far way from the downtown, it takes 7 minutes in tuc-tuc come and go to the Old Market, Pub Street or Night Market. They have a private tuc-tuc service always available at the door of the hotel.
The place is like a big pagoda, wooden inside: floor, walls, stairs.
The zone is apart from the noise of the town, AC in the room is quiet.
You can rent a bicycle and reach Angkor ruins in 10-15 minutes (4 km aprox).
You can use the swiming pool after the hot of the day and the walk though the ruins, it is refreshing and revitalizing.
If you want to stay near ruins (for bicycle rideres), and hide away from the noise of the downtown it is your best choose.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2010

Me and my girlfriend stayed at the Shining Angkor for three nights in november 2010. At first, when we arrived in Siem Reap, our driver hutled us to check in to fancy and expensive hotel down town. Being late in the evening and raining cats and dogs outside we agreed to stay for one night. But early the next day we phoned the Shining Angkor who picked us up 20 minutes later - free of charge of course. At the hotel we felt in an instant that this was the place for us: we got a bigger and better room with a balcony for the same price as the promised smaller one, and the interior of the hotel was traditional cambodian wood work and immediately gave you a welcoming feeling. And last, but not the least, the staff were everything we expected from the cambodian people when we first started to research the country: worm an welcoming and always looking for ways to make your stay as nice and comfortable as posible. They were with out a doubt the friendliest and most helpful staff we have ever met!

The hotel is situated in the north of town wich makes it perfect for those who wants to stay close to the temple area. One day for example we rented bikes and cycled to Angkor Wat, wich took about 20 minutes. Great.
With the hotels own tuk tuk it took about 10-15 minutes and costed 1,5 $ to reach the central parts of Siem Reap (the driver is a great guy btw, you'll love him!).
During night time unfortunately there was roosters and dogs making noise outside the hotel, allthough if you would tell the night staff about it I guess they would probably fix that to :)

All in all we are pleased to recomend this hotel, a really nice place to spend your holiday.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2010

This hotel looks new. Very nice carved woodwork everywhere. Clean, large pleasant room. Good full breakfast included. Swimming pool. Very pleasent staff, trying hard to please. Located in a quiet area but with free Tuk Tuk rides and return to the market area, Pub street etc. Airport pickup and drop off included. Easy arrangements for tours of Angkor Wat etc. I don't see how you could do much better. Good price. Great service.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Cairns, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2010

Me and a friend stayed in the Shining Angkor for 3 nights in July 2010. We booked online and I was so relieved when I emailed a query about whether they could pick us up from the airport, the reply came back very fast! My friend and I arrived at different times (7am from China and 5pm from Hanoi) so they made 2 complimentary airport pick ups which was very much appreciated!

We paid $35 a night and there was always a Tuk Tuk available to take us (for never more than $1) into Pub St/Markets.The location is about 5 mins by Tuk Tuk from town area. We had breakfast included with our stay - everything tasted nice, no complaints about the food whatsoever. Traditional coffee with condensed milk was yum.
We booked 2 Tuk Tuk tours through Shining Ankor (Tonle Sap and Ankor Wat) quite cheaply and they catered it each time to where we wanted to go.

Our room was very nice and clean and relatively large compared to other hotels we stayed at during our time in Cambodia. It had its own balcony and Wifi service in the room (a lot of other hotels say Wifi but then when you get there it is only available in the lobby). They also had a computer with internet access available.

All staff are friendly and will greet you with a huge smile and really go out of their way to help you which is the best part about this hotel. They also have relatively good english speakers. Kim was fantastic in organising tours catered to how we wanted, and even arranged our next lot of accomodation for us in Phnom Penh.

The entire place smelled like wood which I found really nice because there was traditional Khmer wood everywhere.

Only slightly negative thing was that they were building a swimming pool at the time of our stay. We didn't mind about the noise because it was during the time we were out and about anyway. Don't let this put you off because it would be completed by now!

Such good value! I'm so glad we settled into our Cambodia trip here. I am returning to Siem Reap in the future and will definitely stay here again. Thank you Shining Ankor!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2010

The hotel announced in some places as "boutique hotel" which definately sets your expectations to high for this hotel, which is a basic hotel but with a real "boutique" level service. Staff is great in a familiar way and cannot do enough to help you with whatever you might need. Do not expect to much of the "hardware". It is basic but taken all the wood used in the decor it gives an origianal feel to it. No bar, restaurant or lounge. (swimming pool was being built while we were there. Should be ready by Aug 10.
Well situated on the way to the Angkor temples and away from the Siem Reap downtown.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Shining Angkor Boutique Hotel

Address: 560, Group One | Kok Chok Commune, Siem Reap 855, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Siem Reap Province > Siem Reap
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #87 of 220 hotels in Siem Reap
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Shining Angkor Boutique Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shining Angkor Boutique HotelJust as the name implies, Shining Angkor Boutique Hotel indeed shines as the new boutique hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It is a 21 rooms classy, traditional yet contemporary hotel nestled in a very quiet residential district midway to the famous Angkor Wat temple and the City Center of Siem Reap. Located in Siem Reap, Shining Angkor Boutique Hotel is a 5-minute motorbike ride from Angkor Wat. It has an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant and offers a free one way shuttle service to the city centre daily.Shining Angkor Boutique Hotel is 1.6 km from the Angkor National Museum and 2 km from Angkor Shopping Centre. Free pick-up services are provided from Siem Reap International Airport.Traditional Cambodian décor and hardwood furnishings feature throughout the non-smoking guestrooms at this Siem Reap Boutique Hotel. Each offers views of the greenery, and is fitted with a TV with cable channels. Guests can enjoy a body massage, or rent a bicycle to explore the area. With a 24-hour front desk, the hotel provides car rental services and free parking. Travel arrangements can be made at the tour desk. The restaurant serves a fine selection of local and European dishes. Outdoor dining options are also available.Clean and spacious with Khmer-style decor...All rooms are clean and spacious and include high quality cotton duvets and feather pillows, complimentary wireless Internet access, bathrobes, slippers, bottled water and bathroom accessories. The decor is traditional Khmer style with contemporary elements and elegant accents. The management and staff at Shining Angkor Boutique Hotel also strive to offer it's guests immaculate service to make every stay at Shining Angkor Boutique Hotel a memorable one. ... more   less 
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