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Meng Goldiana 282 Hotel
Ranked #230 of 274 Hotels in Phnom Penh
Reviewed 6 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night as I was doing a charity cycle challenge. This hotel is very basic so if your not bothered about luxury then this is ok for you.
The room has what you need but in ours the bath was really dirty.
There is free wifi which works well.
The breakfast was really disgusting. There was cornflakes and all they have is warm milk! Would i stay here again under normal circumstances? No

Stayed: March 2014
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

I stayed here for ten days while in Phnom Penh. It is conveniently located, on a quiet street near a big supermarket, food stores and restaurants. We all enjoyed the pool which gave us a place to cool off after a hot dusty day!

The rooms were pretty basic, but large, and had an adequate bathroom. Mine had some cracked tiles in the bathroom, and it was a big step down from the bath to the floor (people with mobility issues might appreciate a bar or a step here).

The aircon worked well, but I'd suggest people buy a insect repellent plug for the electrical sockets as there are always mozzies in the rooms.

The staff were all very helpful and polite. My room wasn't cleaned one day and when I mentioned it at reception, they were very quick to rectify this.

Breakfast was okay - platters of delicious fruit, some pastries and toast, with occasionally yoghurt. The juice tasted like it was from powder, but was okay. There's also an egg station where you can order omelettes, fried or boiled eggs, too.

Ask for a room with a window looking out - my "window" was bricked up, so there was no airflow in my room. The other rooms were a lot less musty.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 February 2014 via mobile

The location is great. The staff are incredibly friendly. The cost for an increasingly popular destination is reasonable. The rooms are a comfortsble size and the bathroom more than adequate. And - it is great to have a swimming pool at hand after a hot, dusty day in Phnom Penh. I would have rated it with a 4 if there hadn't been a total lack of towels at the pool (and none arrived even when I rang reception); if a bit more care had been taken with room cleaning (the soap tray in the shower was revolting); if pool tiles had been cleaned and loungers mended; and if someone took care to keep breakfast serving dishes adequately stocked. I like this hotel and would like a bit more effort to be made so it does not lose out to the many new establishments which are opening daily.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Linda P
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

The Goldiana Hotel has historically provided many NGO's with comfortable, clean accommodation and good service. But it appears time is catching up with this once grand old lady. With the passing of the owner, there was a massive change in staff and the standard appears to have dropped and money is not being spent on general maintenance and upkeep pending a complete refurbishment to increase it to a 4 star hotel.

The front of house staff are doing their best and are always helpful and friendly.

On my arrival at the hotel I was welcomed by the melodic thumping of jackhammers working beside and behind the hotel. Speaking to two other guests, who have stayed at the Goldiana every year since the late 1990's and 2006 stayed they had not been advised of the construction work when they booked. The construction work commences at. 8:00 a.m. and goes until 5:00 p.m.

My room was spacious but was also tired with the bathroom requiring cleaning. The mini bar door was open and had thawed with several towels lying in the bottom to mop up the water. I had to make a request for my room to be serviced after the second day.

The breakfast provided is well below standard with food in serving trays cold and not replenished.

The swimming pool was clean and appeared well maintained. The lounge chairs were uncomfortable and the pool towels needed to be replaced. The fitness centre no longer exists and all equipment has been removed.

On speaking to the people that have been loyal return guests you can see the disappointment in their faces. To hear their negative comments in relation to the current standards is also disappointing as this grand old lady has provided so much for so long.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Cujo_8
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Reviewed 24 December 2013

Staid several times in Goldiana between 2007 and 2009, and again in December 2013. Then already dated, now a bit over-mature. But still a preferred option for me. Had a nice, large room on the first floor (101 I think). Room, bath room and beds clean fresh sheets w/o stains. Internet through good WiFi and cable (I prefer the latter: faster, safer). Breakfast basic, but many places for a breakfast or brunch close to the hotel. Good value for money.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

Stayed about 3 nights. It was an old hotel, but it was adequate. Service was good from front desk; seems to speak fair English. Located close to restaurants and busy street. Room was OK as it is old. Bathroom was also old, but functional. Air conditioning worked to keep room fairly cool. Internet was tricky and not reliable. Breakfast was good but not very big spread; enjoyed the tasty fresh mangos and other fruits. Pool was on the roof and refreshing in Cambodian heat; it is pretty deep so beware of your children. Gym is on roof without much equipment. Overall, an OK hotel, but it is old..

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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

Stayed for a week on a business trip. Room was clean and quiet. Internet was ok but sometimes a little slow. Breakfast is simple but ok, with a cook to make eggs to order. Didn't get chance to use the swimming pool but it looked ok and clean. No problems as mentioned by other reviewers.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Meng Goldiana 282 Hotel

Address: 282 Street | Sangkat Boueng Keng Kang 1 Khan Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #230 of 274 Hotels in Phnom Penh
Price Range: £29 - £32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Meng Goldiana 282 Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 148
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