I stayed for a couple of nights on 2 occasions.
When you arrive, the staff will greet you politely and check you in. While you wait, they will give you a map of the city and talk about the sights and restaurants available, taking care to highlight them on the map. I found this a real help, and appreciated it tremendously.a
When I wanted to rent a tuk-tuk to visit the attractions in the city, one of the staff offered to help me arrange for a tuk-tuk to drive me and my friend around. At first I was skeptical, thinking that perhaps the hotel was receiving some kind of kickbacks from the drivers to arrange such a service, so I declined. When I was in the city and negotiating for a tuk-tuk though, I realized that the price that I was quoted was in fact very low. It gave me more confidence to accept the staff's offer of further help in the future.
When we needed a place to store my bags after checkout, the staff helped us put our bags in a room under lock and key. That in itself isn't outstanding, but the way that the staff continued to be courteous, politely chatty and very helpful even though I was no longer a customer, was felt deeply.
I haven't even got to the rooms yet. The room that I stayed at both times was excellent! It was to me terrific value for money. It was the executive suite. There was a queen-sized bed and a single bed, large towels, a wardrobe, 2 beside tables and wardrobes, even a large living room with TV + minibar and a balcony with a settee! It wasn't the Hilton (of course), but if that's what you're expecting then your expectations are unrealistic. The room overall was well-kept, very clean, with warm wood paneling and well-maintained, silent air-conditioning. I loved it!
Special thanks goes to Mr Sang, Ms Bopha and Mr Pha for your warm hospitality and countless little gestures like bringing me an additional A/C remote, eating utensils, even giving me everything I need from the first aid box when my girlfriend had a bout of indigestion. You made my stay in Phnom Penh a pleasant, enjoyable experience. Some travelers groan when they have to go back to their hole in the wall each night to sleep. I slept well, and felt safe in your care. ;)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- AQUA BOUTIQUE GUESTHOUSE with excellent service, facilities, and amenities is opening its warmth hands to serve you with constant attention. The guesthouse has been designed to guarantee you the most persistent pleasant and memorable stay. The AQUA Boutique Guesthouse is the preferred destination of business and holiday travelers worldwide. It has all the accoutrements of an ideal hotel and yet bears the warm ambience of restful infrastructure. Anticipate luxury in the contemporary rooms and suites inspires by Cambodian art and style, the guesthouse provides a restful comfortable stay. The rooms and suites featuring charm found in a modern Cambodian mansion with comfortable and elegant secluded atmosphere inspire the rich gleam of the polished wood. The King/ Queen/Twin beds, and living rooms with spacious option to work and relax replete with full bathroom amenities. The windows let you see the sun cast shadows on the moon, and the balconies enable you to see beautiful landscape of the city soothing your personal experience and indelible fond memories of your time.Ideally located in the heart of Phnom Penh, the guesthouse is situated on Preah Trasak Paem (Street 63) about 30 meters from the popular local market, called PHSAR SILEPand within walking distance to the important landmarks in the city that gives it an edge over the others, the Independent Monument, the Royal Palace, the National Museum, the Sisowath Quay and the Central Market. ... more less
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- Aqua Boutique Guesthouse Hotel Phnom Penh