A good place to stay. The Kool Hotel is modern, comfortable, and clean, and it is a very good value for the money with a really friendly, helpful staff. (NOTE: you aren't staying at the Hilton, but if you want that, then go to the Hilton.) We didn't spend a ton of time at the hotel because our time in Cambodia was on the short side, but the staff went out of their way to help us maximize the time we had with some good recommendations for day trips and restaurants. The hotel arranged for us to be met at the airport by Denny, [------] who we liked so much that we hired him to take us around in his remorque (Cambodian word for tuk tuk) to the temples for the next few days--including at 5am on day 2! He is a good guy who was always on time, super friendly, and once we explained that we didn't want to do the usual tourist path and wanted to do things differently to avoid the Angkor crowds, he was extremely helpful and accomodating. Upon arrival at the hotel, we had a welcome drink made from pandanus leaves and one of the staff sat with us answering our questions and gave us an overview on the area which was really helpful because it wasn't simply a sales pitch for select local establishments. The hotel made arrangements for massages in our rooms the first night, which were just what we needed after two days of travel. The room itself was clean, spacious, and nicely furnished. The bathroom was modern with nice fixtures and clean. The hotel is on a side street off of the main road from the airport & is in a quiet location. It is not right in "downtown" Siem Reap, but for us, that was a good thing, & it was still easy to get to "downtown" and to get to the temples from the hotel. We would definitely stay at the Kool Hotel again if we went back to Cambodia, and we'd definitely call Denny to see if he was available to take us around!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Kool hotel is located on a quiet lane yet in the heart of Siem Reap town, close to transports and the airport, minutes away from the world's famous Angkor temples, shops, and restaurants. We offer immaculately clean, good value for money, chic, friendly, mid-range luxurious accommodation with modern facilities, also featuring Khmer, Thai, and International fusion restaurant, massage, tours, and pick-up. Our personalised services during your stay sets us apart from others. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kool Hotel Siem Reap