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“Great hotel in Siem Reap” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Golden Banana Boutique Hotel by Rambutan

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Golden Banana Boutique Hotel by Rambutan
3.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   Phum Wat Damnak, Kum Sala Komreuk | Krom 10, Siem Reap, Cambodia   |  
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Ranked #62 of 232 Hotels in Siem Reap
Australia
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14 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great hotel in Siem Reap”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Just a great hotel in Siem Reap, clean, nice pool, quiet by Siem Reap standards, close to old market, and pub street, (restaurant area,entertainment area), excellent food, But the thing that makes this hotel great is the Manager, Tommy, and staff, very friendly and helpful. will be sorry to leave Siem Reap and this hotel.

Room Tip: Have stayed in many hotels in Siem Reap over the last 8 years, and this is one of the best.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This was my second time staying at the Golden Banana in Siem Reap and I can honestly say that this is the only place I'll stay when I'm in town. The rooms are very clean and comfortable, mine have had a terrace and a mini-bar. The bathrooms are well-appointed and clean. The staff are friendly and VERY helpful and the in-room massage is the perfect way to wind down after a long day of temple viewing or a nature safari. I've stayed here both with my partner and on my own; it's perfect for couples or for a solo visit. While it's quiet and away from the insanity of Pub Street and the Night Market, the walk is five minutes AT MOST and very safe and well-lit. Stay here if you come to Siem Reap.

Room Tip: If you aim to sleep in or take a nap, you might stay away from the pool area if possible.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Spent 4 nights(22-26 April) at this hotel before heading to Thailand. I must say that I am sorry I didn't stay longer. I travelled solo and the staff all are fantastic and always willing to help and give advice. So close to the night markets and pub street. The rooms are big and clean. The food is also great. I'm sorry I can't remember all the staff's names but thank you to Davit, Sara, Rith, Pengsuon and all the other staff. I definitely recommend this hotel and hope to come back soon!

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This place was so lovely. When we arrived at siam reap our taxi driver got very angry when we wouldn't book a tour with him so we were relieved when we arrived at the hotel and were greeted by the very helpful nice staff.
The room is not just a room. You get a little villa ours had bedroom and bathroom downstairs and a little living room and a beautiful balcony upstairs. The balcony overlooked the pool and the whole pool area is beautiful and had a nice swim.
Breakfast is great no horrible buffet you can order various things like eggs or pancakes freshly cooked and get your own fresh french press of coffee. Hotel also arranged a tuk tuk tour of Angkor Wat for us which was great and 14 dollars which seemed very reasonable.
Good location we were not in siam reap for long so we were mainly just there to see Angkor Wat but it was very close to pub street and all the nightlife however after a day out in the heat I was happier to get back to the lovely balcony. We liked it so much we booked its sister project for our time Phnom Penh. Thanks for such a nice stay!

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Stayed with my brother here for two nights late March. Very cute, quiet, comfortable, safe and relaxing. Frequented the pool here and also at the GB Boutique Resort. It can get confusing when booking but the GB Boutique Hotel and GB Boutique Resort they are two separate places but work in conjunction and are steps away. My sister and her daughter stayed in the Resort. We were allowed to swim in both pools and enjoy the food. All was QUITE a welcome respite at these two spots since Siem Reap can be a dirty, hectic place. But be aware, right beside these two spots is dire poverty, constant begging and stray dogs, cats....

(The Golden Banana B & B is also located in the very same area - can be very confusing when booking)

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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worldtraveller062, General Manager at Golden Banana Boutique Hotel by Rambutan, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Dear Jencken,

Thank you for posting your positive feedback on our Tripadvisor page.
We are very happy to read you guys had a great stay.
Indeed it can be a bit confusing with all the different Golden Banana's close to each other.
Two of them; "the Boutique Hotel" and "the Boutique Resort" are owned and managed by our team.
The B&B's are not connected with us in any way.
To avoid further confusion in the future we are in the middle of a re-branding.
After the successful opening of our new property in Phnom Penh "Rambutan Resort" soon our properties in Siem Reap will also have the same name; "Rambutan Resort Siem Reap" and "Rambutan Hotel Siem Reap".
Guests who are staying in one of our properties are indeed allowed to use the facilities in both properties, at the Hotel and the Resort.
We are looking forward to see you returning in the near future.

With warm greetings,
Tommy
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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We spent just the one night here recently. The room was nice, lovely little personal touches, however the aircon is very loud! The food seemed good, and the staff were helpful. We only found one pool, and judging by the pictures there was another one somewhere!?

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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worldtraveller062, General Manager at Golden Banana Boutique Hotel by Rambutan, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Dear Bodge82,

Thank you for your positive feedback.
A pity you guys didn't had more time to spend to fully discover Siem Reap and to enjoy our boutique hotel a bit longer.
We checked the air-con in the room you stayed, and indeed it was loud because of the fan that was rotating against the cover. This was simply fixed in a second.
Unfortunately our staff was not informed about this inconvenience so we couldn't take immediate action to solve it.
There are two pools in both properties we own, we have one at the Golden Banana Boutique Hotel by Rambutan (the one you stayed in) and an other (bigger) one at the Golden Banana Boutique Resort by Rambutan. All our guests are free to use all facilities in both resorts at any time.
Just ask our staff where the other one is located, they will be more than happy to guide you there.

We are looking forward to welcome you again.

With best regards,
Tommy
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Orlando, Florida
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Great location- right near the giant night market but located on a quiet street w no traffic or noise. Lots of room (narrow stairs) as it is an upstairs bedroom/bathroom w a downstairs sitting area. Nice breakfast and plenty of places to get laundry done or rent bikes within a few blocks.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Phum Wat Damnak, Kum Sala Komreuk | Krom 10, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Siem Reap Province > Siem Reap
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#48 Romantic Hotel in Siem Reap
#74 Family Hotel in Siem Reap
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Banana Boutique Hotel by Rambutan 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Golden Banana Boutique Hotel by Rambutan. Villas built in traditional pagoda style in garden setting -5 minutes walking distance to the old centre of Siem Reap -Located in a quiet residential area - Swimming pool with fountain and cocktail bar -Gay friendly. Visiting the temples of Angkor Wat is an experience you will never forget. Staying in our lovely Hotel makes that experience even better. ... more   less 
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