A great hotel and friendly staffs. They had a free pick-up from the airport where the driver can also communicate well in English. I appreciate the free pick-up greatly cos there were 12 of us. Most of our baggages went to a Tuk Tuk which was sent by them and arrived shortly after we had arrived at the hotel.
It's very easy to walk to the nearby Pub Street, Old Market area and my favourite restaurant "Haven--where helping tastes good". There's also an awesome ice cream stall called "The Bluepumpkin" along the roads. Once you've learned to walk to Pub Street, you would know how to walk around the main area of Siem Reap and back to the hotel.
The room was clean and the shower has good pressure. The toilet is big and the rooms with 2 beds was good for me. Enough room space. There is alot of hot water and the water would be hot if you showered in the morning or early evening. If you shower late at night, the water would not be as hot. I like the way they do the towels--either a bamboo shoot shape or a pretty flower shape.
The staffs are friendly. One night, my friends and I wanted to just take a tuk tuk and travel round the area. Just drive around randomly to see the non-Pub Street areas. So we approached the receptionist for help where the lady behind the counter kindly called a friend to come and helped us translate our intentions. So it was priced for US$5 for 4 of us in 1 Tuk Tuk. And it was certainly a pleasant ride.
We travelled farther from the Pub street and saw big houses, shopping malls, angkor arts night market, river, road side stalls and even Swesens Restaurant..and it was pleasantly different. I'm glad I made that trip. On the way back, I stopped by the Bluepumpkin ice cream place where a scoop cost US$1.50 and enjoyed the really comfy seats.
Thunborey Hotel is also located very near to The Happy Horse Ranch which gives really good horse rides at US$22 per person. The owner in charge speaks very good english (I don't think he's a local?) and there's a guide for each of the horses.
I also employed the hotel's service for a mini van transport throughout the day to go to Ang Kor Wat and Ta Prohm, and horse range. The transport was good. Drove safely. Easy to communicate to the driver. And the driver was helpful to help us find the reception counter at the horse range. Was pleased with the arranged transport and can be trusted.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The unique hotel in Siem Reap, the city of Angkor Wat, one of seven wonders in the world is standing in the middle of the city. Our main building has ceiling, slender columns and built in Khmer wood art decoration. Enjoy the facilities and Cambodian traditional hospitality at Thunborey Hotel. Located in the Old Market area. ... more less