We booked five nights at the Golden Banana Resort based on the positive reviews on TA. Once here we extended our stay to TEN – just couldn’t bear to leave such a lovely, tranquil oasis in Siem Reap. We loved this resort and highly recommend it!
The rooms are comfortable: Big bed, TV with many int’l channels, WFIF, mini-bar, large safety deposit box, excellent bathroom, balcony with lounge chairs and tub and shower!! The only minor complaint about the room would be that the lighting at night is a bit dim for old folks like us with weak eyes.
The pool and garden setting is just ideal after a hot tour of the wats.
The restaurant serves breakfast all morning – such a thoughtful gesture which accommodates various schedules for the guests. The breakfast is delicious and you have a couple of options. We always chose the “egg” option which included: a large bowl of fruit, freshly squeezed orange juice, freshly pressed coffee, eggs to order, and whole wheat toast. The staff is polite and attentive.
We also ate a few dinner meals at the restaurant. It has a limited menu, but the food was excellent and no more expensive than walking into the restaurant section in town.
The front desk staff is very helpful and can book a guide or tuk-tuk driver for you. You can rent a bike which is a fun way to get around town or the Angkor Archeological Sites if you have enough time and want a leisurely tour with some exercise.
Our tour guide, Mr. Vuthy, arranged through the hotel, was excellent. He knew the best times to be at certain wats for the best light and fewer tourists. He also knew all the bet places for photo and took some wonderful photos of us. Best of all, he took us to places “off the beaten track” and helped us organize donating a well for a local village.
If you are in Siem Reap over the weekend, you should be sure to go to the free Beatocello concert in support of the Kantha Bopha hospital which offers free health care to Cambodian children and pregnant mothers.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Golden Banana Boutique Hotel Siem Reap
- The Golden Banana Hotel