*Property and rooms appeared clean
*Staff was very helpful with holding luggage, answering questions and helping with arrangements
*Pool is very clean though quite small. Pool lounges are comfy (there are only four).
*Breakfast would probably have been good if we'd eaten as soon as it was put out. Food is not kept warm, so that left me with toast and fruit. (Sorry, cold eggs...)
*The noise level was aggravating on multiple occasions. We were one floor above the lobby and heard clanking of breakfast dishes, the hallway (staff) phone rang several times just outside our door, the coming and going up the staircase was loud. One morning, we were awakened at 2:40 by pool splashes, laughter, screaming, door slams and furniture scraping the floor. Apparently the staff did nothing to quiet these guests because this went on for an hour. Sure, this may be rare, but I was surprised the staff allowed this for so long.
*It's quite a walk to good restaurants and attractions. Tuk tuks are plentiful.
So You Know:
*Many tuk tuk drivers had never heard of this hotel. The front desk has business cards. Be sure to take a couple to show the drivers.
*There is a Mekong Hotel a street or two over. Make sure the drivers understand this is the B&B, not hotel. Helpful if you can kind of point them in the right direction once you're close.
*The bathroom is a shoilet, meaning the sink, toilet and shower are all in one small (but big enough) room. This is quite normal in Asia, but there are some out there with separate shower area so the entire floor doesn't get wet if you prefer that.
*The housekeeping staff won't make up your room unless you put the sign on the door. The bed will be made, trash changed and fresh towels delivered if you hang the sign but not if you don't. No big deal - just so you know.
*There is no elevator.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Your charming budget hotel located in the heart of Siem Reap town, The Mekong Bed & Breakfast is just a short drive from the famous temple of Angkor Wat "the world heritage site." The Mekong Bed & Breakfast had been turned into 42 rooms private en-suite, designed with comfort and style, Convenience and Accessibility. The hotel located just only 10 minutes walks to night market, old market and Pub Street. We are stepping from the national rout number 6,100 meters south of Caltex station and about 150 meters crossing Sivutha Boulevard by left from Angkor Market and Lucky mail. A peaceful location, garden-like, and a small Jacuzzi pool lighting, this will make you feel very relax. The Mekong Bed & Breakfast also offer a restaurant & bar at a very cool music and relaxation at the ground floor with a combination of western and Khmer Traditional food. ... more less