We heartily recommend this hotel 100%. We travelled as 3couples and stayed at Steung Siemreap Hotel for 4nights on from Feb27 - March02,2012. We got 3 "deluxe" rooms on the swimming pool side of the hotel with pool view and balcony. Here's just a few facts why we "love" this hotel and will come back to stay and recommend the hotel to anyone we know who will visit Siemreap. We did so much research before our trip and lucky to come across this hotel recommended by another TA traveler.
Reason 1 is their hotel room, we got "deluxe" rooms, quiet, pool view, balcony,roomy-high-ceiling, AC, clean,nicely decorated, everything was supplied from TV with local channels, "my wife had cambodian music channel on the whole time, eventhough we couldn't understand a word, but it got us in the mood of being in their country", fully loaded supplied of toiletries, fridge, your own electric tea-kettle, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, 2free bottles of water everyday, coffee-creamer-sugar etc.....anything else you need within reasons just call front-desk OR anything you are unhappy about the room, just let them know and they will accomodate you to the best of their capabilities and availability.
Reason 2: The atmosphere. Reason why I said this is because they truely practice "hospitality". Each staff has interpret "hospitality" concept into their own signature, none of them are alike. They are great people, full of sincerity politeness, helpful, smile, acknowledge you whenever or wherever they see you. I don't feel because we paid their paycheck, how honest can you said you have been to 4-6* hotel and the staffs sincerely acknowledge you and attempt to remember your name. They are curious about you as a human being, if you give them the time of day to interact with them; they will share more about their ways of life, knowledges....etc.... We were impressed with all of them, and people that help us the most were Myoura(male) and Kimmech(female) at the front-desk.
Reason 3: The Food. To us it was a generous, good varieties available everyday, cleanly prepared-displayed, and fill up just as fast when the food are gone. There's a chef available to you every morning to prepare your choice of how your eggs should be cooked.
Reason 4: The Pool. To us it wasn't cold like Calif.water in the 60degrees year round. Cool water and felt good to jump in after our temples hikes under hot sun. Try their hot-sour chicken wings...it's so crunchyyy and yummy, great pool side order.
Reason 5: Option of having a kitchenette room.
Reason 6: NO tuk tuk needed, money saving expense. You are walking distance to everything to explore in the morning or at night, litterally 1minute walk to Pub street, 5minutes walk to the old market, night market, or "new" night market, shop until you drop and it's all in walking distance.
Use mosquitos spray if you are going out at night, your feet, toes or arms...etc...
There a market store near by, go buy water, sodas, beer...as you need and stock up in your fridge. ***if you are hiking and out all day, remember to put a bottle or 2 of your water in the freezer slot overnite, when you leave the next day out on your outting, the ice bottle water will help you cool down and you have cold water to drink at hands.
Eat at Aha restaurant if you can splurged, food is excellent, service is okay.
Eat at Selandra if you can splurged, food is good and attentive services, they are right there within good distance; and give you full eye-contacts incase you need anything. They greet you, give you cold-scented towels to clean your hands before eating. Try Banana Blossom and chicken salad, it's to die for, full of flavor.
***Warning***Eat at Abacus if you can spluged, the burger is awesome if you misses home and need a burger. Burger is big with fries, can be shared by 2. This is a french-cambodian fusion. The burger is cooked to your liking, gourmet, flavorful, BUT the services is terrible if you ask me; and I'm a go with the flow type of guy. The male-service person didn't even bother to greet, introduce himself, no clean towels, no free water***not even tap, didn't even want to explain, offer any meal-suggestions, you are pretty much needs to know what you like. I went there for a burger because I have been travelling for 15days already and salivating-dreaming for a good old burger; so I sucked it up, just eat my burger and left. And thankful for all other places have been giving me great services.
Buy stuffs - my wife said: remember to bargainnnnn, whatever price they give you, cut it in 1/2 and go up from there.
Try Dr Fish massage......one of those fish tank where you dip your feet in. Go with the one that has little fish if it's your first time. It's cool.
Massage - it's so cheap and good for your health. $6/hour at Kimmech's sister massage palor, just a 5min walk from the hotel. (Kimmech - front desk lady at Steung Hotel). Hotel price is pricey in my opinion.
Good luck! I was greatful for such an experience that this country has given me; may this info help you all make good choices in your travelling.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Steung Siemreap Hotel is one of the few remaining historical buildings in Siem Reap strongly constructed by the rich heritage of Khmer Culture blended with French Architecture. The Hotel has its own unique theme with Khmer handmade furniture located in the French Colonial block. More importantly, the hotel construction dated back to its origin in 1930s since French colonial era. With its 76 beautiful, elegant and charming rooms decorated and furnished with Khmer Handmade products along with our modern hotel facilities and services, Steung Siemreap Hotel extended our Khmer hospitality to make your stay in Siem Reap enjoyable and memorable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Steung Siemreap
- Steung Siemreap Siem Reap