I booked myself in for 2 nights in April and arrived with a friend who had booked into the b&b next door. By comparison, she paid about 35SGD through another online outfit and I paid 78USD per night direct. My place had 2 floors and was luxurious by comparison. She knew that a bed and shower was necessary, not much else. I loved my room which led straight out by a cool, tranquil swimming pool, with bougainvillaea draped over balconies and banana leaves keeping the area cool.
Staff were more than nice, they were extremely helpful and keen to make sure I was comfortable - I am a divorced woman in my forties.
Staff organised a tuk-tuk the first day for 5am, We negotiated a rate and settled on $17US for the day. Everyone was helpful, kind, smiling and we were satisfied.
The following morning I arranged to have a motorcycle take me around on the back. I paid $11US and really enjoyed the relative freedom of being on the back of a bike going around Angkor Wat.
The breakfast was excellent and part of the deal (I chose the Cambodian noodles). The coffee was less good, but hey ho there was excellent coffee in any of the many coffee bars around Siem Reap.
Really recommend the Golden Banana. I could have gone cheaper and there are plenty of options to do so, however, this place came recommended and I would recommend it to others. I hope this is useful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Rambutan Resort - Siem Reap (formerly known as Golden Banana Boutique Resort) is located in a quiet pedestrian alley only 5 minutes walk from the old market and Siem Reap city center. It consists of Khmer style Villas and Deluxe Suite Rooms build around a salt water pool with waterfall settled in a lush tropical garden. Each room comes with an alfresco stone outdoor bathtub located on your own private balcony or terrace. The Resort is designed in a modern Asian style and consists all luxuries that you expect from a Boutique Design Resort. On top of all this we have: a pool-bar with unique selection of signature cocktails and new world wines, a restaurant with well trained cooking team that serves your preferred selection of Local and Western dishes, a fully functional Front Desk who can help you organize al your tours and travels and there are Spa treatments available on request! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Golden Banana Boutique Hotel Siem Reap
- The Golden Banana Hotel