just returned from our travels where one of them we spent 5 nights at this hotel and absolutely loved it. Very small in comparison to others in the area but we thought that was a plus rather than a negative as it gave a more intimate feel. The rooms are all large, lovely and all overlook the pool. They were well cleaned daily by the maid. In the evenings one of the staff sat playing a musical instrument softly for hours which was a nice touch rather than piped music as you could relax out on your balcony with a great view and atmosphere. As others have commented very nice to be welcomed with cold towel and fruit juice on arrival. On one occasion after returning to the hotel following being out in the blistering heat, I spotted the tray with the towels on and asked if I could have one, from then on every time we went out we were passed towels on walking back through the door. It is easy to walk to pub street (10 mins) but be warned that if you do you are likely to be extremely hot and sweaty by the time you get there. After taking a tuk tuk which are cheap, comfortable and cool we never walked anywhere again. We never paid more than $1 (uk 60p) the drivers love to act as guides and all seem to be very proud of what siem reap has to offer. Although they were always touting for business (everyone's got to earn a living) once in they never tried to take you to their families shop etc as they do in thailand. There were a few child beggars regularly hanging around pub street stating they don't want money they want food. Don't fall into this con as they take you to a shop to buy food and infant milk for the baby they are hoisting around but once you leave, the food and milk is sold back to the shop who take a large cut. On our first day we saw a baby girl with a bloodied bandage around her head which broke our heart but an hour later it was gone with no injuries whatsoever. We mostly ate at 'cambodian soup kitchen' bar on pub street their garlic prawns were delicious and enough to share $3. angkor lager 50cents (30p) and their french fries were in fact homemade crinkle cut chips (just like mum used to make) about $1.50 although I was shocked one day to share a toilet with a cockroach as big as my fist. If you have never travelled to the far east before the insects can take a bit of getting used to. At the end of the road is angkor mart a supermarket where you can buy most things. We bought a couple of bottles of spirits (smirnoff $8.50 dewars $6.95) we have drank both and they were genuine products. Don;t take any riel with you as us dollar is mostly used. If you are travelling from uk the exchange rate is better in resort than you can get here although you will need to take some to last until you can get to a money exchange which are all over. At the airport you will need to pay $20 each to enter for visa and probably be asked by immigration to pay tip $5. We paid $7 in airport taxi to hotel very easy to get. On return to airport we decided to take hotel transport which was only $10. Afternoon happy hour at hotel was $3 for any cocktail and $2 for tapas selection which was delicious and worth a try. The young man on pool duty was very attentive often asking if he can get us anything and for me he was the hotels best asset. The only thing that was a disappointment for me was the breakfast, buffet style as most are but never topped up with not much choice and staff on egg station were never around. It was very quiet when we were there so may improve if hotel is busier. One morning we saw the manager walk in, check the buffet containers and instruct staff to get them filled up. We stayed for 45 mins after that but no more food came out. Other than this I would highly recommend this hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Royal Bay Inn Angkor Hotel Siem Reap
- Royal Bay Inn Angkor Hotel
- Day Hotel Angkor
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Royal Bay Inn Angkor Resort is conveniently located in the heart of Siem Reap, in a quiet neighborhood, just 10 minutes drive from the temple. Our 62 deluxe rooms, surrounded by a luscious tropical garden offer the comfort of modern amenities in a colonial style setting. Our friendly staff will ensure that your stay at our hotel remains as memorable as your visit of the temples of Angkor. ... more less
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