The 252 is wonderful in many ways: really quality air cons and fans in every room matters a lot, the pool and cabanas are amazing, and the location is excellent. Breakfast was always good fast friendly with a French flair. Balcony rooms overlooking the pool are lovely, while back rooms are quieter and cooler.
I stayed in 3 different rooms here on my last trip to PP, so I can say with certainty that the beds and pillows need improvement - they are way too hard and stiff. I suggest mattress pads and completely new, western style pillows. Also, a good blanket: even when it's warm (I like heat!) I need the weight of a blanket, and the ones at 252 did not do the job. This is a Western (French owned) hotel and guests should be able to expect those comforts. Also, some of the staff is friendly but the women at the front desk always made me feel I was annoying them, even when I was booking another night at the hotel!
Finally, kudos to the midnight staff - they made me a stomach remedy when I went downstairs at 2 am complaining of nausea.
I will definitely go back - I just hope I don't have to bring my own pillows and blanket!
- 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:
- The 252 Hotel Phnom Penh