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“A very nice old place with the kindest staff”

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Frangipani Villa-60s Hotel
Ranked #49 of 318 Phnom Penh B&B and Inns
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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“A very nice old place with the kindest staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2012

My ground room had no view, but it felt like this is your home because of the kitchen and the living room area. After a long day that big fridge was useful for your ice-cream.

The street isn't exactly glamorous or silent because of the construction work, but you are next to the Monivong, and the independence monument and the park aren't that far. I studied the city map before coming to Phnom Penh, so I know which locations to pick, but I booked here because of the "against sex tourism" notice on their website. This and good reviews gave me enough confidence to come here, knowing that it's a good place.

All of the staff was friendly, the room was clean, nicely decorated, I really loved the tall lamp in the bedroom and the krama tied around the chair was just so cambodian. No other hotel so far had the krama in the room. Any downsides? Not really, the drain in the kitchen sink was clogged though and while the staff was friendly, that evening male receptionist was too friendly with his smile stretching to his ears. It's nothing wrong but just a humble smile is good enough. And the hotel information in the room contains english grammar mistakes and check-out is listed at midnight (12pm is noon), but it's okay, not everyone is fluent.

I really have to rate this place as excellent because of two things. The reception is there, a small open office, but you'll be seated at the table outside with a welcome drink. Very nice. And when I was leaving, the receptionist escorted me out and as I drove away, we waved to each other and that left such a beautiful impression.

Room Tip: Get high floor room for the view, unless if you don't mind being on the ground floor.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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FrangipaniManagement, Manager at Frangipani Villa-60s Hotel, responded to this review, August 26, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you very much for your review and for giving us an opportunity to service you during your stay at Frangipani Villa-60s Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you and your family at any of Frangipani Villa Hotel Group (Frangipani Villa-60s, Frangipani Villa-90s, Frangipani Villa Hotel, Frangipani Villa Hotel II, Frangipani Green Garden Hotel & Spa, Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel, and Frangipani Living Arts Hotel). The Management
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2012

I really like the studio room 21 with a sliding door onto it's own balcony. It is upstairs, in the front corner, unfortunately overlooks the neighboring hotel's pool area (252?) so you got some noise traveling up. I didn't mind this though, although the construction noise from the building next door was a shame (started around 7am? maybe earlier?). There is an ugly tall brick building going up next to this lovely old villa which is a shame, but the windows to this room and also to room 25 (a standard room, not a large suite like 21) don't face the construction so it's not ugly or unpleasant, you just get some noise. What I like most about this hotel is the original modernist villa that this building once was plus it is clean and the owers have done a decent job of keeping the furnishings simple. They havn't tried to "boutique hotel" the place up too much with cliche trendy elements/color, instead it's more simple in color palette and textures and it is great great value for money.

Important details - the place seemed immaculately clean. I am allergic to dust and also mould and I experienced ZERO alergic reaction in this hotel which means the place is clean. Even if I can't see dirt/dust, my respiratory tract will react to it if it's there. Mould also.

The place has it's original windows that open with MOSQUITO SCREENS!!! This is huge. You get to sleep in the lovely tropical night air with just the fan as opposed to horrible A/C (which is always mildly mouldy and just feels terrible). If it's the rainy or hot season no doubt you want to use the A/C which they have in the room, but I chose to sleep with windows open and the fan on low and it was perfect. My allergies/sinus also really don't like air conditioning so this is a big deal for me.

Breakfast was simple, they don't have earl grey tea just liptons black, so bring your own if you like a larger selection. they did provide soy milk for my tea. they didn't have brown sugar so again supply your own if you're fussy.

I would absolutely stay here again, it was great value for money and our 2 nights were a very pleasant experience. It is safe, clean, inexpensive with good service. Safe in the room. Good wifi. They picked us up from the airport for US$12, they also dropped us off. They also turned our laundry around in 24hours for a very reasonable price ($1 / item instead of $3.50/$4/item in most hotel - we didn't have time to seek out a laundry by the pound service as we only had 36hours in Phnom Penh)

Room Tip: room 25 is a standard room and 21 is a suite with balcony, both upstairs have bathrooms with windows...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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FrangipaniManagement, Manager at Frangipani Villa-60s Hotel, responded to this review, August 26, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you very much for your review and for giving us an opportunity to service you during your stay at Frangipani Villa-60s Hotel. Your comments are valuable to us to improve our service and to ensure that our guests have a wonderful experience with Frangipani Villa-60s Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you and your family at any of Frangipani Villa Hotel Group (Frangipani Villa-60s, Frangipani Villa-90s, Frangipani Villa Hotel, Frangipani Villa Hotel II, Frangipani Green Garden Hotel & Spa, Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel, and Frangipani Living Arts Hotel). The Management
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2012

We stayed in Frangipani for 3 nights this November 2011. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and were genuinly interested in making our stay memorable. Breakfast was good with a selection of fresh fruits. The rooms were peaceful and decorated stylishly. We would definitely book again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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FrangipaniManagement, Manager at Frangipani Villa-60s Hotel, responded to this review, August 26, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you very much for your review and for giving us an opportunity to service you during your stay at Frangipani Villa-60s Hotel. We will work harder to meet your expectation. We look forward to welcoming you and your family at any of Frangipani Villa Hotel Group (Frangipani Villa-60s, Frangipani Villa-90s, Frangipani Villa Hotel, Frangipani Villa Hotel II, Frangipani Green Garden Hotel & Spa, Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel, and Frangipani Living Arts Hotel). The Management
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2011

We stayed in Frangipani 60's for 3 nights in December 2011. The staff was really nice and helpful. The hotel managed to keep a peaceful atmosphere in the middle of Phnom Penh, by adding lots of plants to the little garden. Our room was huge and nicely decorated. However, it was on ground floor, which made it quite dark during the day. It was also a bit noisy in the morning due to the construction of a building in the neighbouring site.

There are tuk-tuks waiting for you in front of the hotel. We rode with Mr. Ni most of the time, he charged us fair prices and helped us to buy bus tickets to Siem Reap. The hotel location is rather close to the town center, so in the first day we just rented bikes.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Penelope C
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FrangipaniManagement, Manager at Frangipani Villa-60s Hotel, responded to this review, August 26, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you very much for your review and for giving us an opportunity to service you during your stay at Frangipani Villa-60s Hotel. Your comments are valuable to us to improve our service and to ensure that our guests have a wonderful experience with Frangipani Villa-60s Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you and your family at any of Frangipani Villa Hotel Group (Frangipani Villa-60s, Frangipani Villa-90s, Frangipani Villa Hotel, Frangipani Villa Hotel II, Frangipani Green Garden Hotel & Spa, Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel, and Frangipani Living Arts Hotel). The Management
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2011

The cost is competitive and it's a trendy little place. The staff are very reliable and helpful. Couldn't fault it.

  • Stayed December 2011
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FrangipaniManagement, Manager at Frangipani Villa-60s Hotel, responded to this review, August 26, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,
Thank you very much for posting your reviews. We will keep our service at the best standard. We look forward to welcoming you at any of our sister hotels in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. The Management
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Property: Frangipani Villa-60s Hotel
Address: 252 #20r, Street, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 318 B&Bs / Inns in Phnom Penh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Frangipani Villa-60s Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The lush, leafy frontage of the Frangipani Villa-60’s boutique hotel conceals a carefully restored 1960’s villa of special character that gives guests an insight into the architecture of a period when Phnom Penh was known as the honeymoon capital of Asia. The hotel was restored by a team led by a Cambodian architect and a landscape designer and has 7 rooms, providing single, double, twin and suite accommodation. Guests can enjoy food and drinks throughout the day at the terrace cafe on the ground floor or relax in the comfortable outdoor seating surrounded by plants in the hotel’s garden. The Frangipani Villa-60’s hotel is centrally located providing ready access to all the popular sites in Phnom Penh as is just a few minutes walk from a good selection of restaurants, an international supermarket and ATM facilities. ... more   less 
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