The Oriental is a very nice and immaculately clean hotel in the Center of Siem Reap. Only a 5 min walk away from the vibrating night market and pub street (for those who enjoy places like this) in a very calm and green side street on the other side of the river. There is also a couple of kitchens and balconies that are shared between two rooms and unlimited supply of drinking water. Staff and management provided us with excellent advice for restaurants and bars - you just need to ask. Additionally Mrs. Van Anh was very helpful and engaged in sending my ID - which I forgot in the hotel - back to my home address. Thank you so much. Andreas
Its a great little hotel which offers good value, no hidden strings and some extra bonuses. Each floor has a common area with refillable water station and small kitchenette, table, balcony. So nice if you are staying with friends or in a group. I've stayed twice, most recently on a weekend, and the noise of the area was a bit difficult. It is quite central, otherwise the location is great. I love walking next door to the Paris Bakery for breakfast and coffee.
Van Anh the manager was excellent, helpful and very efficient. The hotel was spotless (barring the mess in the owners kitchen/storeroom), the tiled floors and the wooden staircase to the upper floors were gleaming and looked very smart, the bathroom was very clean and the bedroom was spacious with a lovely Queen bed, plenty of storage, good air-conditioning and a full sized fridge. The terrace upstairs was a very nice place to sit out in late afternoon, it was just a shame I wasn't aware of it until our second or third day (after I read someone else's review of the hotel). The hotel is on a relatively quiet street and we didn't really hear any external noise. The pickup service provided by the hotel worked really well - despite my list of dislikes below I would still recommend the hotel - just make sure your room isn't on the ground floor if you book a standard double. Disliked · We stayed in the one rogue room within the hotel, behind reception through the owners kitchen/hotel storeroom/general overflow storage room to reach our bedroom. The room taken by itself was fine though there was a waste pipe from another room discharging onto the floor of our 'wetroom' bathroom which was a bit unconventional at best and unpleasant at worst. Some sites mention a restaurant in the hotel - that is definitely not the case, I saw no sign of a room safe. Also I knew we didn't have a view, but what I hadn't expected was a window that looked out onto two large water tanks right next to the window with pumps that ran when guests took showers etc. As stated below the manager is excellent but for the first two days of our trip she wasn't there and reception was either not manned or the employees available were not really up to the job (not their fault I expect it wasn't their normal duties). The price of my room was very competitive for Siem Reap but the other 'standard double room no view' rooms on the upper floors were the same price (I'd booked six months before when I could see there were multiple versions available) so I was disappointed to end up in what is definitely an inferior room to the ones on the upper floors, they need to list the ground floor room in it's own category.…
Stay here for couple of nights. Nice, quiet and clean place to stay. Very close by market and just steps away to river. They helped me to arrange tours and bus in advance. Make my stay much easier. Comfotable bed and good AC. Helpful staff. American owner bring me around and helped me seeing doctor. Thank you! Will come back.
Lovely place to stay. Very clean and comfortable. Run by a very friendly Alaskan called Don who has been here for many years. They can arrange cycles (which we did for 2 days to go round the temples), tuktuks, motorbikes, trips. Very nice staff. Be aware that there is no restaurant or bar - but they will put your beer in the fridge! Always plenty of water available, including a large bottle from whcih you can refill your own. Back from the main roads but within easy walking distance of most of the town. You will need transport to the temples - but then so does everywhere else. To be recommended.