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Reviewed 20 December 2013

We stayed at the 252 two seperate times during our stay in Cambodia. For us it was a fantastic stopover on the way to Sihanoukville and then again on to Siem Reap. The rooms are clean and spacious, and we had no complaints about the bed even though we were warned it could be firm. The pool area is an obvious plus, a nice quiet respite from the bustle of Phnom Penh should you need it (and one day, we did). The staff was incredibly kind and helpful, aiding us in securing buses on our various journeys, as well as arranging tuk-tuk pick-ups for us on arrival. And of course the price is very reasonable compared to many other luxury or boutique hotels in town. A stay here will require hiring a tuk-tuk if you're looking to explore the sights or spend a night riverside on the Tonle Sap, but that's not a dealbreaker by any means. On our eventual return to Phnom Penh someday, we'll look to stay at the 252 again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2014

Dear guest,
Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We were happy to have you with us twice and that you enjoyed relaxing around the pool during your stopovers here in Phnom Penh. We hope to see you again.
Best regards,
Stéphane

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Reviewed 17 December 2013

The swimming pool at The 252 with its verdant tropical garden all around and a restaurant and bar within handshaking distance of the pool is the most striking aspect of the hotel. If you have been visiting the city on the tuk tuk and you reach your hotel and enter the premises, you will be bombarded with the silence and serenity of the place. So, each time you leave the hotel to visit any of the must see places, nearby, such as National Museum, Central Market, Royal Palace or the Independence Monument and you return to the hotel’s quietness you feel invigorated after the tumult of the city. For shopaholics, the highly popular Street 278 is easily accessed by foot. Similarly, foodies and tipplers would be able to foot it down to the many excellent bars and restaurants.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2014

Dear Jessie,
Thank you for your review here on TripAdvisor. We are always happy to have you both here with us and hope to see you soon again…
Best regards,
Stéphane

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Reviewed 16 December 2013

Excellent staff, friendly and helpful. Really nice rooms. Great pool, Good food. Definitely go for balcony room with view of the pool. Can't say enough, wish I stayed longer than 2 nights, Best price option in Phnom Penh. 100 times better than the Plantation. Less expensive than Raffles.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2014

Dear guest,
Thank you for your nice review on TripAdvisor and we hope to have you back with us next time you are in Phnom Penh.
Best regards,
Stéphane

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Reviewed 12 December 2013

Lovely pool and great cocktails wih happy hour too. Breakfast was lovely - proper coffee. Very nice, friendly and helpful staff especially as I had made 2 bookings instead of 1. The lady on reception was very helpful and contacted the manager and agoda for me. We had a small balcony that overlooked the pool which when you look at other places in this area for this price it was good value for money. Quiet too at night time.
The bed and bathroom were very clean.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2014

Dear Hannah,
Thank you for your review here on TripAdvisor. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay here with us and hope to see you again next time you are in Cambodia.
Best regards,
Stéphane

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Reviewed 10 December 2013

Fantastic little find in the heart of the City. Beautiful pool area, great breakfast options and lovely staff. The room was massive newly painted and had all the necessary amenities needed. The hard mattress might not suit all but request a soft one at booking stage if you prefer.

Room Tip: Request a pool facing room
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2014

Dear Lynne,
Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are happy that you enjoyed staying with us. Indeed, our staff puts a lot of efforts in order to keep everything clean and we paint our rooms twice a year. We hope to have you back with us next time you are in Phnom Penh.
Best regards,
Stéphane

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