The website said it's "...your sweet home away from home...".
It only makes sense if you call the Overlook Hotel 'home' as well.
The Double room we had was big and sparse and seemingly clean with leaking toilet sound serving as muzak, making the whole room very creepy. The boyfriend spent a sustainable amount of time in the bathroom trying to fix the leaking toilet.
Left a half-eaten mango on the desk while waiting for the fridge to get ready (You have to plug in the fridge yourself), within a few minutes, it was attacked by ants.
The corridor was dark and dingy. The room next to ours was left unlocked and slight ajar. Kinda like Room 237 in The Shining
The hotel seems to be very popular with middle-age single white guys who can be seen sitting in the nearby bars late at night, surrounded by groups of young local girls.
The room got so eerie at night with all the lights switched off that I asked the boyfriend to keep the muted TV on.
We booked a tuk-tuk from the reception to take us to the airport to catch our early morning flight. After a 15mins wait, a taxi arrived instead of a tuk-tuk. The lady at the reception kept insisting that we ordered a taxi instead of a tuk-tuk and was visibly irritated with us when we too insisted we told her that we wanted a tuk-tuk.
Definitely one of the worst place I have ever paid to stay in so far.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in a lush tropical setting right in the heart of Phnom Penh City Center, Le Grand Mekong Hotel is just 20 minutes away from the Phnom Penh International Airport and 5 minutes walk to the Museum, Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and 10 Toul Sleng. All our rooms in this hotel are unique and beautifully – furnished with all the modern amenities and in traditional Cambodian style with river view. Amenities offered are in-room safe, hair dryer, bathrobe, cable TV, coffee and tea maker and a mini bar. ... more less
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