Despite some recent reviews which gave only average scores to Bunwin, I found this little gem one of the overall highlights of my Asia trip. It is a little bit out of Siem Reap, but unless you like to stay right in places like the Boardwalk at Daytona Beach, staying a bit out of town is a plus.
Staff was the one of the most genuinely caring I found in Asia, which included a stay at the 5 star Conrad in Hong Kong. They overcame any occasional minor struggles in English with a caring helpful attitude. Overall, I never found communication a problem. Service was always top notch.
I thought my room compared with a boutique hotel that I'd stayed in Port Douglas, Australia with a similar small pool. My room was clean and stylish and fresh fruit was delivered the first day. Mosquitos were present sometimes but this is a tropical location. Mosquito repellant is highly recommended in this part of Cambodia.
I got back tired one night and ate at the hotel. It is a big plus that the restaurant is open all day and I had a great meal in their beautiful open-air dining room with great service. I had never had a bad or disappointing meal here. Servers always wanted to chat if I wanted, but would leave me alone if I wanted peace.
The short road in is a negative and unfortunately the Bunwin shares it with a Chinese truck company who doesn't do their share to maintain the road. I know this because I asked about it and the Bunwin has offered to pave the road if the truck company will share the cost, but they refuse. This is a small negative to get to this little oasis of a hotel.
You can stay in a noisy downtown hotel or one of the large tourist hotels spread around Siem Reap, but to this little oasis I would return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our architecturally designed boutique hotel is located in a quiet area, near the heart of Siem Reap and just a short drive to the International Airport and the alluring Temples of Angkor, Heritage Park. This exclusive retreat has only 2 suites and 8 deluxe, ultra modern poolside rooms, ensuring quality personal service and traditional Khmer hospitality. The rooms have been designed for stylish simplicity with all the latest technologies to allow a relaxing and rejuvenating stay. All rooms have polished concrete flooring, black and white interior tones with a delicate touch of Cambodian artwork. On your door step is our free form swimming pool and bar area, set in a lush tropical garden for you to enjoy a refreshing drink or maybe massage and other treatments. Our executive chef offers a wide selection of mouth-watering dishes through-out the day to ensure our guests complete comfort. Our dedicated team offers a full range of concierge services, complimentary air-port pick-up and transfer, downtown shuttle, free use of laptop with WIFI connection and local mobile phone. ... more less
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