We spent 1 night at the 252 when preparing to fly out of Phnom Penh. After having a questionable experience at another hotel in Phnom Penh upon arriving into the captiol (the hotel was allowing sex tourism to go on at the hotel), we decided to switch it up and trust the lonely planet on the way out of Cambodia...boy were we happy about that decision!
The rooms are affordable, spacious, and overall very lovely! We had just come from Koh Rong Island and were very excited about the awesome shower and room! The staff went above and beyond, and was absolutely great. We flew out late on our check out day, and the staff were kind enough to allow us to shower before leaving for the airport!!
There are comfy cabanas that surround the pool, and great fresh squeezed juice! Location is great, a short $2 tuk tuk ride to the Riverfront, $4 after dark.
Recommendation: get rid of one of those (not sure what his name was) tuk tuk drivers out front. One of them was extremely rude to us regarding us getting a taxi (instead of using his services) to the airport. He approached us about it both days we were at the 252, and made us extremely uncomfortable at times. The way he spoke to us was borderline evil...this was our ONLY negative experience while in Cambodia. Additionally, breakfast could be updated...I think the 252 serves egg beaters (or something similar), this was the only time we didn't receive "real eggs" for breakfast (even with free breakfast included in the stay) while in Cambodia.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Phnom Penh and the 252, the boutique hotel in the heart of Phnom Penh, the Pearl of Asia – step in, lean back and relax. With 19 spacious and stylish rooms decorated by Tendance Khmère©, the swimming pool surrounded by a leafy tropical garden, the bar and restaurant, we aim to make your stay extraordinary and unforgettable. The 252 is conveniently located in a quiet area close to the striking Independence Monument and within walking distance to the popular Street 278 with its shops, restaurants and bars. The Quay Sisowath, the Royal Palace, the Central Market and the National Museum are within 5 minutes drive by tuk tuk. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The 252 Hotel Phnom Penh