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the 252
Ranked #12 of 274 Hotels in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“The only place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2011

Fantastic hotel,the staff friendly and helpful,the food great. We had a room with a balcony view over rooftops and of the great pool,cannot praise this place enough,downside no lift,but walking the stairs is good excuse to eat one of their delicious cakes. Will recommend it to anyone and everyone .Love it

Room Tip: Balcony room
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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15 Thank damaite
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Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this review, 15 April 2016
Dear guest,
Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay here at the 252 and we hope to have you back with us next time you visit Cambodia.
Best regards,
Stéphane and the 252 team
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2011

New gorgeous hotel, very nicely decorated rooms, concrete furniture which means nice cool rooms.Private behind a gate. Best pool we've used in Cambodia. The staff are very helpful, booked bus tickets for us - they're very careful about who they recommend. Good recommendations where to go. They also moved us to a ground floor room as I have a sore leg. The hotel tuk-tuk driver is great, beware other tuk-tuks tout out the front too. breakfast is western with the choice of fried eggs or scrambled eggs. Not too close to the river, but in a quieter part of town, yet near ro 51 st bars and 278 st restaurants.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MissKym
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2011

all you could ever want to relax and great place to explore this city. Friendly and caring staff. clean rooms. Fantastic!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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20 Thank frankieBOne
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Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this review, 15 April 2016
Dear guest,
Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay here at the 252 and we hope to have you back with us next time you visit Cambodia.
Best regards,
Stéphane and the 252 team
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Chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2011

The 252 is a very hip and modern hotel with a great pool and excellent staff. It is tucked away on a side street so after a day of touring a very busy city, it is the perfect escape for a bit of relaxation. The staff was over the top helpful with some personal matters I needed their assistance with. We also had the opportunity to mee the owner and he was beyond helpful and welcoming. The breakfast is delicious as well. This hotel is THE place to stay in Phnom Penh!

We also used a wonderful tuk tuk driver named 'Hang'. His English isn't great but he understands every request and is always on time with a smile.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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19 Thank candyc108
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Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this review, 15 April 2016
Dear guest,
Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay here at the 252 and we hope to have you back with us next time you visit Cambodia.
Best regards,
Stéphane and the 252 team
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2011

Simple and effective interior, not fancy but quiet refreshing. Water pressure from shower is strong. Nice pool but some room (the one that I stayed) could not see the pool directly.

Few issues
1) difficult to find? We were driven by local friend but the sign was just too small to recognize;
2) surrounded by 2 x KTV, luckily, it is nearby not adjacent;
3) no phone in the room
4) tv is quite small relatively

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Purplebluebanana
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the252, Owner at the 252, responded to this review, 17 May 2011
Many thanks for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel.
Several of our guests are in Phnom Penh for business and appreciate the room amenities, which are of high standard and include a 22’ flat screen TV with international channels, DVD player, dock speaker system, free internet access, etc. We decided not to have phones in the rooms as we are a small hotel with only 19 rooms over 3 floors. However, our staff will make sure that calls and/or messages are promptly forwarded.

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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2011

After 3 weeks around Asia we really enjoy this place! Nice big room with concrete furniture.... Beautiful decoration.
Close to a lot of restaurants and bar (5mm walking distance).
The staff was really helpful and the manager as well! the breakfast is excellent and the restaurant too! Don't forget the cocktail.
The staff arrange for us a taxi to go to Siemens Reap for a much chipper price as in the city agency.
No construction next door like spoke the other review, just one in 50m sometimes a little bit noisly but not on the morning, this is Asia, this is Cambodia!
Sure the best hotel from us trip, we can just recommended this place for everyone who want try a real boutique hotel experience.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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18 Thank AnneD68
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Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this review, 15 April 2016
Dear guest,
Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay here at the 252 and we hope to have you back with us next time you visit Cambodia.
Best regards,
Stéphane and the 252 team
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France
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129 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2011

Pros: good location, nice pool, excellent breakfast, spacious clean rooms, comfy beds, friendly staff. Cons: building work going on next door, no lift so if you're on top floor it's a long slog. Finally, we asked the reception staff to book us on the Mekong Express to Siem Reap which they did but neglected to tell us that the bus would send a tuktuk to collect us from the hotel. It didn't cost much (we'd already arranged a tuktuk and didn't want to let him down) but it was a bit annoying.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tilly00
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the252, Propriétaire at the 252, responded to this review, 12 May 2011
Many thanks for your review. We are glad to hear that the rooms and services were to your liking. It is true that our hotel is not equipped with an elevator, but our staff will help our guests to carry their luggage upstairs.
The building in construction is not right next door, there are one building in between. Cambodia is a developing country and especially in Phnom Penh there is lots of construction work going on. Nevertheless, there is a legal requirement of the district which does not allow construction work before 8am and after 5pm. We are sorry to hear that the noise did bother you during your stay, this is difficult for us to know when it's noisly or not. Right now this is quiet again, we hope that still like this!
Please apologize for the misunderstanding regarding your trip to Siem Reap. Indeed, there is an official pick up at our hotel 45 min before the bus leaves. For guests missing that pick up, we organize a transfer to the bus by tuktuk.
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Property: the 252
Address: Street 252 #19, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia
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Region: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Phnom Penh
#8 Romantic Hotel in Phnom Penh
#14 Business Hotel in Phnom Penh
#27 Best Value Hotel in Phnom Penh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — the 252 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Phnom Penh and the 252, the boutique hotel in the heart of Phnom Penh, the Pearl of Asia – step in, lean back and relax. With 19 spacious and stylish rooms decorated by Tendance Khmère©, the swimming pool surrounded by a leafy tropical garden, the bar and restaurant, we aim to make your stay extraordinary and unforgettable. The 252 is conveniently located in a quiet area close to the striking Independence Monument and within walking distance to the popular Street 278 with its shops, restaurants and bars. The Quay Sisowath, the Royal Palace, the Central Market and the National Museum are within 5 minutes drive by tuk tuk. ... more   less 
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