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Rambutan Resort - Siem Reap
Ranked #35 of 342 Hotels in Siem Reap
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“So didn't want to leave”
Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Had one of our best holidays ever and in large part due to our experience of the GB. We stayed 9 nights and so didn't want to leave. The diametric opposite experience of staying at an anodyne hotel as the size and the welcome you receive makes you feel one the family. The staff were simply great and Tommy, the GM, went out if his way to ensure everyone was comfortable especially when challenged with the occasional electricity outage - no fault of the GB. The rooms were extremely comfortable and the bar and restaurant area encouraged easy mixing. We started off most nights with a beer at the bar served by the congenial and professional Mr Lee, the cheeky Mr Hong and cameo appearances by the celebrity chef Mr Mengly. We can't wait to go back and may well try the new start-up in Phnon Penh, the Rambutan, next year. A terrific experience all round.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Loved it. Staff are adorable, the place is gorgeous, food delicious, loved the gay friendliness - we extended our stay because we didn't want to leave the Golden Banana. Tommy the manager is super nice (hi Tommy!). Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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rio de janeiro
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

One of the best place I have ever stayed. Extreme good taste in decoration. Confort above any expectation. Staff incredible. Food delicious. Great Variety of Breakfast. They recommended a guide (Mr Sarkhon also called Mr Jon) who was incredible, and deserves all my thanks. Long life to Golden Banana Resort !

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Washington, DC
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

I just spent five days at the Golden Banana and loved it. The staff is super-friendly. The facilities are nice. The food is good (drinks too). It's gay-friendly. It's quiet at night, yet an easy walk to the markets and restaurants of downtown Siem Reap. The Belgian-born manager is often on-site. While I was there, the electricity went out across that section of town for two days. The manager bought a generator to keep showers running and was kind enough to give me an extra night for free due to the inconvenience. For someone looking for a charming, boutique option in Siem Reap, I'd strongly recommend it.

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

We stayed at the Golden Banana for 9 nights and had an amazing time. The service, food, and hospitality was unbelievable! The location is right outside the main marketplace, so there is plenty of privacy. Tommy, the manager is wonderful. He, along with the entire staff, made our Christmas vacation most memorable. I would absolutely go back and highly recommend it for ALL.

Room Tip: Any room is fabulous and each room has an amazing stone bathtub on the terrace.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

We are traveling as family and this was an excellent choice.as after a 1/2 of temples the kids just wanted to get to the pool .We arrived in evening on 1st night and ate at resort which was really good. the breakfast in mornings was excellent too with enough options. The prices were fantastic whether for food or drinks.We had a suite over 2 floors but really didn't use the upstairs deck so the balcony room our friends had was probably better if you didn't want to get right away from it as had a large area , outdoor bath and shower up there
The GB resort is really well located as previously mentioned , close to everything but hidden away.The staff are extremely helpful and friendly and the owner , who is European, just has put that little bit of style in the place whether in furnishings, music, food or wine. And the price is very good for what you are receiving . Will be back

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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devizes
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Friendly staff.
Nice room with fan, air con, tub on balcony.
Ate dinner there on first night - very good.
Simple but healthy breakfasts.
Great cocktails.
Nice pool area, with pretty planting, and waterfall into pool.
Within walking distance of markets.
Organised taxi service around the temples - reliable and friendly.
Recommended.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Rambutan Resort - Siem Reap
Address: Wat Damnak, Krom 10 | Rambutan Lane, Siem Reap, Cambodia (Formerly Golden Banana Boutique Resort)
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Location: Cambodia > Siem Reap Province > Siem Reap
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Siem Reap
#12 Romantic Hotel in Siem Reap
#14 Business Hotel in Siem Reap
#35 Family Hotel in Siem Reap
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Rambutan Resort - Siem Reap 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rambutan Resort - Siem Reap (formerly known as Golden Banana Boutique Resort) is located in a quiet pedestrian alley only 5 minutes walk from the old market and Siem Reap city center. It consists of Khmer style Villas and Deluxe Suite Rooms build around a salt water pool with waterfall settled in a lush tropical garden. Each room comes with an alfresco stone outdoor bathtub located on your own private balcony or terrace. The Resort is designed in a modern Asian style and consists all luxuries that you expect from a Boutique Design Resort. On top of all this we have: a pool-bar with unique selection of signature cocktails and new world wines, a restaurant with well trained cooking team that serves your preferred selection of Local and Western dishes, a fully functional Front Desk who can help you organize al your tours and travels and there are Spa treatments available on request! ... more   less 
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