We have begin us Cambodia trip via a luxurious hotel... And decide before to join back Bangkok to try this small boutique hotel.
The entry to this place is a direct access to the pool area and directly we feel us like in a cosy oasis. The street 252 is a little street close to the independence monument.
We arrive at 11am from the Siemens Reap flight, and the room was ready! So lucky that we can do a early check in, the children was as well really happy to try the pool and to join other children in the water.
The room decoration was great, modern and simple but fine and very clean. And really not a cell like tell a other review, this is one of the first web site where the room look really like they are! tendance Khmer as make a good work inside the room and we enjoy the shop as well in the next street.
The location is not close to the river, but is good, you can walk to the street 278 where you find several shop, restaurant and bar a really nice street, different as the river front...
The staff at the 252 was really helpful and give us all the information that we need and organize for us a taxi to the airport and a taxi to go outside the city. The receptionist staff was exceptional and as always take time to ask us if everything was ok, if we need something more etc... Sure it's not the perfect service like a five star hotel but they do the best and you see that, this was really impressive.
You have wifi in each room or in the restaurant or around the pool, and they can give you a small laptop if you don't have any computer with you. My son appreciate the mp3 Player in the room as well.
The manager Stephan was always there to help us to find a direction and to give us good advice for a good planning for the day. And the most comfortable for us was that I speak German, we really appreciate to spoke in us mother language.
We enjoy as well the restaurant and special the beef filet with pepper sauce! The breakfast wand good and the cafe was really excellent.
All in one this was a really nice stay (3 days) normally I stay in bigger hotel like the Sofitel or the raffles but if I need to come back for works or vacations in Phnom Penh, I will sure stay back to the 252 and I will recommended it to my works colleagues, this is tree time cheaper as a five star but as enough comfort and you have a home feeling.
- 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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- Also Known As:
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