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“Good place to stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Blue Lime
Ranked #23 of 274 Hotels in Phnom Penh
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64 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good place to stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

Although there was some noise from next doors construction the building is largely finished on the outside so didn't bother us too much. Nice room and large bathroom. Balcony was good but in full sun so too hot to sit on. Lovely breakfast; fruit, pastries, eggs, best passionfruit juice and tea or coffee. Nice friendly staff and the pool area is great spot to read and relax.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kep, Cambodia
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed twice in the hotel during November. The first stay was for 3 nights, second for one night.
Each time the staff was very kind and helpful. They sorted out a lot of requests for us.
The room was nice and modern (we had both times a room with a private plunge pool). All in all you could describe the hotel as an oasis of calm inmids of a bustling town. It is also very well situated.

We can only recommend this hotel to every couple who wishes to explore Phnom Penh and have a comfi and quiet nights sleep.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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32 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

Generally an OK stay in a good location.
The worst aspects are the construction next door - noise and being unable to use half the pool in case something falls on you (it is cordoned off), and we did see a rat scuttle down through the courtyard towards the kitchen area.
Our triple room had 3 beds in the photo, and we requested 3 beds specifically, but it was a double and a single. Good air con and a good shower. It also had a little balcony.
The tuk tuk drivers out in the lane were pretty full on every single time you went out. Be aware that it's down a lane and the taxi won't go down there. It's only about 50 metres though.
The construction site next door is huge, they won't have finished any time soon.
We had dinner there one night and it was AWFUL and really expensive compared to everything else we had in 2 weeks in Cambodia. I would definitely say between the rat and the food to avoid the restaurant.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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thepavilion, Owner at Blue Lime, responded to this review, 8 November 2013
The construction again. They are indeed very painful when they make noise. Thank God it is not all the time. They had told us the building would be completed by December, I hope it is the case.... We have put ultra sound devices against the rats, traps and even a pest control company. I think we have less of these little friends than other places but some indeed manage to resist all of our tricks. The war is still on! Cheers, Alexis
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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

The hotel is very good, albeit the street on which it is located seems a bit iffy. Once in the hotel area though, everything is fine.
The room we booked was a private room with pool and it delivered on that.
Service is good, with very helpful staff.
The only reason I am not giving it five out of five is the fact that there is some room for improvement in terms of attention to details.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Carl-Henrik99
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Paris, France
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123 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

We stayed there for two nights and just got back from the trip.

When I first found this hotel on booking.com , I was really thrilled but then got disappointed because of too much expectation.
Here are my reasons. We arrived after a long journey on the bus from sihanoukville thinking we could finally relax and enjoy in this relatively expensive place. However, I wasn't sure if I liked the attitude of the general manager. There were empty glasses on the table in the lobby. We weren't offered those drinks right away and he later found out and hurried another staff to provide those. It already gave us a weird feeling. Then 5 mins after we got the drinks, he was like : did you finish your drinks? I felt like we had to hurry for him because he had to send us to our room. I guess if you pay 10 dollars a night ,you won't expect much but that was 50 dollars a night (very expensive in Cambodia)

To sum up:
Pros
1.location
2. big quantity of breakfast
3. the garden/ pool
4. friendly front desk ladies and guard

Cons
1. noise from construction next door,impossible to have a chilled meal, and it wakes you up at 7 am . I was so tired.
2. The construction is right next to Blue Lime ,and I was actually a bit concerned the waste of construction or whatever thing would fall down when I was in the pool.
3. Price and value don't go together.

Room Tip: No elevator so make sure you get the first floor room And they don't provide double beds unlike...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Ting P
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thepavilion, Owner at Blue Lime, responded to this review, 7 November 2013
Dear Guest,

I am very sorry you felt bad at the Blue Lime. But we do not have a male General Manager, her name is Grace and she is a very welcoming lady... We also have many rooms with double beds and twin beds are offered as an option. But I will have a look at the check in procedures again. Cheers, Alexis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

We love the Blue Lime, tucked away in a tiny street behind the Royal Palace and very close to everything. The staff are definitely some of the best we have come across in our travels and the food is delicious.
With a great swimming pool surrounded by palms and vegetation it's a bit like a tropical paradise hidden in the middle of a city and you could have a relaxing time and never go anywhere else if you chose to.
TukTuk drivers are available at the door, which has security 24/7.
Some rooms are bigger and better than others as reflected in the prices but great value overall.
We have stayed 7 or 8 times now and will definitely return.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Phil M
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Cork, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

We stayed in the Blue Lime for two nights- we had originally planned to stay for one but once we arrived we quickly decided to stay an extra night in order to enjoy this lovely hotel. We were warmly welcomed on arrival and shown to a gorgeous modern room with a private courtyard. Although the construction work was going on during our stay we still found the pool area relaxing- and quiet so there was always a free day bed, a welcome escape from the busy streets outside!

During our stay we found all the staff very friendly and helpful- including the tuk tuk drivers outside the reception. Similarly to the previous review, I realised after we had left that I was missing a gold ring. I emailed the hotel in case I had left it there and they kindly searched for it and found it. Grace the manager was so helpful and prompt in her communication with me- she posted it to my address in Ireland after consulting with me which would be my preferred method- post or courier. I could not recommend this hotel highly enough- its beautiful inside and the customer service is second to none.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Blue Lime

Property: Blue Lime
Address: No. 42, Street 19z ( off to Street 19), Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia
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Region: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Phnom Penh
#30 Business Hotel in Phnom Penh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue Lime 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Blue Lime is a 23-room urban accommodation, with a lush exotic garden and a swimming pool. It is located right in the historical center of Phnom Penh, between the National Museum and the Royal Palace. The rooms, garden and pool are modern minimalist, with concrete furniture, all covered by a free 5Mb/s wi-fi. Four of the rooms have each their own private plunge pools. The bar/restaurant serves food in the garden lounge and one can enjoy its cocktails directly in the pool. ... more   less 
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