In fact, GTV is not only the best place in this price range, but it beats most hotels I've stayed at in the four and five star price range. I booked it because of the rave reviews on Tripadvisor, and they were all true. The rooms were lovely with local decor. Mine had a safe, basic amenities (including soap, shampoo, toothbrush/paste and comb), nice fluffy towels, both fan and aircon. I was served a lovely free cold drink when I arrived, along with a cold damp washcloth to refresh myself, and there was access to free tea, coffee, bananas and wifi (as well as computers if you needed one). I took advantage not only of the free half-hour massage, but I also had an hour-long massage every day (for $US3, why would anyone not?), which was wonderful, starting with a cold cucumber compress to my face. All the front desk staff got to know me by name (and which was my room number), and were happy to answer any questions or make suggestions for what to see. Unlike many hotels, GTV does not take a commission when they book for you, so the tuktuk drivers and guides are at a price lower than most other tour booking agencies ($US11 for the tuktuk around the inner Angkor Wat/ Angkor Thom area, $17 to the village on stilts at Tonle Sap, $22 for the guide). The guide was very personable and his English was excellent; the tuktuk driver also had good English skills. The restaurant had very good food--in fact, we met some people who weren't staying at GTV, but had been eating there every night because of the interesting food and friendly service. I had only one minor problem with the bathroom drain blocking, and when I reported it to the front desk, a handyman was there to fix it within a few minutes. GTV doesn't have a swimming pool or a gym or bathrobes in the room--but that didn't worry me because everything they did offer was lovely. What more can I say, other than that I will recommend this place to everyone I know who is planning to visit Siem Reap--even the people who would normally go four or five star class.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Golden Temple Villa has 36 fully furnished rooms with modern en-suite bathrooms and conveniences to ensure our guests stay with us is as comfortable possible. The villa is colourfully decorated with a splash of Khmer artistry and style thrown in and every effort is made to keep all areas of the hotel immaculately clean at all times. With 24 hour reception and security Golden Temple Villa is a calm, safe, and secure lodging for stay Siem Reap. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Golden Temple Villa Hotel Siem Reap
- Golden Temple Hotel
- Golden Temple Siem Reap