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The Kool Hotel
Ranked #208 of 365 Hotels in Siem Reap
Reviewed 17 August 2010

We could not say high enough about this place. As many reviews have covered it all, the hotel is very clean, lovely, and so welcoming with kind and very friendly staff ( really a strong point of this hotel, we hardly find any other hotels we have been even 5 star ones have these really kind and friendly staff). Good value for money, for just around $30 something, we had a spacious king bed room with ensuite bathroom with a tub. So many channels on tv. tasty and many choices for freshly cooked breakfast. Free internet and wifi. There are also free shuttle to tourist strip of the town of Siem Reap or just $1 for a tuk tuk ride (less than 5 mins). For us, the hotel location is just great as it's very quiet in a residential part of town with only a short distance to Pub street where it's pretty noisy.
Wholeheartedly recommend this hidden gem hotel!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2010

Stayed here for two nights: everything was top-notch and the staff were very helpful as soon as we turned up.

Although it's not quite in the main part of town, it is still a quick tuk-tuk ride to anywhere you need to go in Siem Reap and they also have a free shuttle bus at night to the main restaurant/bar area. We got a tuk-tuk to the temples for $12 for a half day.. definitely the best way to get around.

I think it's worth being a bit further away from the hustle and bustle to have a more peaceful sleep and relaxation. The pool is excellent out the back and it's a great way to cool off after the temples. Food is very good and really cheap - we got breakfast included (the pancakes were great) and the main lunch/dinner dishes were only $3 each.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2010

this hotel was recommended by 2 other friends who went to siem reap. described as a boutique style hotel, the kool hotel has lots of character. i liked that it's fairly small so that you get to meet the other guests. plus, the receptionist/manager knows us well so he knows how our day went, what souvenirs we are looking for etc.

the pictures in the website did not do justice to the hotel. rooms are very clean and even had a tub!

minor setback was that on our first night, there was a bulldozer next to the hotel which was quite noisy.

but other than that, i loved the fact that the breakfast area overlooks the pool. plus, there's a nightly shuttle service to the old market which helped us save some additional dollars for the tuktuk ride.

bicycles are also available for rent and everyone speaks good english. the staff was very nice esp the van driver.

i would return to this hotel in a heartbeat, and would gladly bring friends over.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2010

Stayed 6 nights at the Kool hotel for the duration of our stay in Siem Reap. The staff were unfailingly friendly, courteous and helpful. The room was nicely designed, cool and clean with good facilities. We stayed in several hotels during our Cambodia trip and this was by far the best and excellent value for money. The Khmer food in the restaurant is particularly good and cheap which means that you don't have to head into town for dinner every night if you want to relax after a day of touring. They also provide a free shuttle service to and from the center of town which is a nice touch. The staff arranged our temple tours without fuss for very reasonable prices and went out of their way to make us feel at home.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank openmindedtraveller9
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Reviewed 12 August 2010

The hotel, although is not those 5 stars graded, is of great cleanliness, the environment is also serene, fill with the relaxation atmosphere. The location is quite strategic and the staff are extremely helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 August 2010

My wife and I really liked this hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful (rides into the best part of town taken regularly). The pool was nice and we really enjoyed our experience.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 August 2010

I stayed at the Kool Hotel for three nights. They provided a free airport pickup via car. The hotel has a restaurant with complimentary breakfast and all day snacks included (quite a varied menu, even has breakfast burritos!). There is a lovely pool behind the restaurant. The rooms are large with airconditioning, wifi, and two bottles of water included. Bathroom was clean but water was tepid at best.
The hotel is located on a small alley off a main road, so noise polllution is not an issue. It is, however, quite far from the main bar/dining area. The hotel offers a free shuttle service in the evenings to the main bar area, or you can take a tuk tuk for $1 per person per way.
The staff was very lovely and helpful. They arranged bus tickets for Phomn Penh and sightseeing for the Angkor temples. They seem to have a network of tuk tuk and car drivers on call. You pay for the transport directly to the hotel, at the standard rate (no mark up because it is a hotel arranging it).
Highly recommend the Kool Hotel--for its great staff and nice property!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: 18 National Road 6 Tapaul Village | Svay Dangkum Commune, Siem Reap 17259, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Siem Reap Province > Siem Reap
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#19 Best Value Hotel in Siem Reap
#49 Romantic Hotel in Siem Reap
#65 Family Hotel in Siem Reap
Price Range: £26 - £34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kool hotel is located on a quiet lane yet in the heart of Siem Reap town, close to transports and the airport, minutes away from the world's famous Angkor temples, shops, and restaurants. We offer immaculately clean, good value for money, chic, friendly, mid-range luxurious accommodation with modern facilities, also featuring Khmer, Thai, and International fusion restaurant, massage, tours, and pick-up. Our personalised services during your stay sets us apart from others. ... more   less 
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