After 1 horrific night at the Claremont Angkor, we checked out early and found this gem.
My view when travelling is to at least learn basics such as hello, thanks and goodbye. When we arrived and said hello, they upgraded us to their best suite. A plush room with divan and furniture alongside a double bed, large bathroom and a separate study room!
The views towards Angkor Wat at night are great; the hotel is about 5 mins from town but the whole point of somewhere like Siem Reap is to use tuk-tuks to get around. Don't bother using different guys, just stick to one driver, hire him for your stay and he'll bend over backwards to accommodate.
The hotel pool is cold, but it was 37 degrees outside, so it wasn't an issue; in fact, the indoor pool looks like some archaic Roman Bath, very pretty.
The staff were wonderful - even on New Year's Eve some of them had to miss the hotel party and serve us dinner; the food was good and the service friendly.
Our tuk tuk driver Sra-pon (honestly, that was his name) was so friendly; for 3 days I gave the guy $20 each day and he drove us around the city, around the temple complexes, took us to town for food at night and drove us home afterwards. The level of poverty a lot of the drivers try to live beyond is helped by tourists using them for their stay. Don't keep changing drivers, that's when they'll try to bump up the price and you'll end up paying more overall.
Siem Reap is a wonderful place; I will always have fond memories of this hotel and the town in general.
Stick to the same driver! - I would suggest you use the same guy who takes you from the bus station into town; he will be grateful for the ongoing custom. Don't use the hotel tuk tuk guys
Book this hotel through www.latestays.com - we paid £30 a night!!!!
Go to Siem Reap night market and stick your feet in the special massage pool called Doctor Fish. Trust me, this is a brilliant experience, wish they had Doctor Fish in the UK
If going to and from Siem Reap, book the top bus company. The buses are Japanese built, have working (clean) toilets and are far better than the trains of Vietnam and Thailand
- Also Known As:
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