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“Friendly, very helpful staff, stunning rooftop terrace, delicious food and very close to Angkor Wat”

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Firefly Guesthouse- The Berlin Angkor
Ranked #80 of 495 Siem Reap B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Karlsruhe, Germany
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“Friendly, very helpful staff, stunning rooftop terrace, delicious food and very close to Angkor Wat”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

The owner is german and knows the country and people really well so he can give you some interesting insights. I stayed there with my two friends for four nights. It was our first stay on our trip through Cambodia and Vietnam and the perfect start to handle the cultural shock when being in these East Asian countries for the first time. A big plus for the service too, the owners employ young students as staff who speak english very well and are ALWAYS friendly which is not everywhere the case. When you start talking to them, they tell you interesting stories about their home country.

The rooftop terrace was the perfect chillout area for getting used to the hot temperatures (around 38 degrees at midday) when coming from the german winter period. The food was awesome too. The breakfast always contains fresh fruit and you can choose between three different options (baguette,cheese, tomatoes, scrambled eggs etc). You can taste that the people put lots of love into the preparation of their food. You can even get traditional german sausage with sauerkraut. The bartender is a really nice guy from Dublin that is always open for a little chat.

Our room had everything you need, airconditioning, very clean, the toilet flush was broke but after we told them, they repaired it in one day. You feel really safe because there is a security man in front of the house during nighttime. You can rent bikes, they have free pick-up from the airport and they offer guided tours for the temples. Don't do the sunrise tour though, too many tourists there destroy the peaceful atmosphere bit start the tour as early as you can to avoid big crowds. The sunlight is at its best around 6.30 am, we got greater shots then then during sunrise. There are a lot less tourists on the smaller temples of the big tour. Enjoy your stay.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

Stayed in a double room for five days, great stay. Fantastic reception on arrival, staff is very kind and helpful. The place has a great rooftop bar/ restaurant, nice and cool in the evenings. Menu is a touch limited with only some 10 dishes but food is delicious. Close to Angkor, a 15 minute bike ride from Angkor Wat.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Amesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 January 2014 via mobile

I thought this is a great place for the price, the staff are great, very helpful & friendly. The WiFi connection is the best I've had in SEA so far, sure it's not really fast but it works and more than quick enough for browsing the web and uploading some photos.

The food is good & it's not to far to cycle to the Angkor temples from here. For example from the front of the guesthouse to the west entrance of Angkor what is 25 minutes on a bicycle for me and I haven't cycled for many, many years so don't go all that fast. Especially as it took me a little while to get used to their road system but Siem Reap is generally quite enough that I didn't find cycling to much of a problem.

Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile



The rooms are basic, but clean. The bathroom was a little old and dilapidated but fine for what we wanted.
The outstanding part was the staff and the service. They were absolutely fantastic. So lovely and always wanting to help. Even the tuk tuk drivers they hired for the tours they offered.
We found the location to be perfect because we could easily ride (they offer rentals of which the money goes to charity) into the town, but also ride to Angkor Wat and therefore not need a tuk tuk, which we really enjoyed.
The food at the restaurant was fantastic too; slightly more expensive than if you went into town, but really good quality and service.
Highly recommended.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Firefly is neatly situared near the temples, pick-up was free and on time. The owners and staff are most helpful and come with good suggestions about the temples and their tuktuk driver listens to your wishes. This is not the place for party animals as it is pretty quiet and farr off the city center, this might be a disadvantage as scooters (as in all SEAsia called motors...) are not for rent in Siem Reap so you are really in tuktuk country but the hotel rents pedalbikes. Room and bathroom are adequate and well kept clean, breakfast, lunch and diner are simple but reasonably priced and there is good coffee.
What I did not like was the iron grille before the windows but this seems unavoidable in Cambodia.
The klamboe/mosquitonet I did not use, mosquitos seem to feed mainly on the really white Brits but some repellant might be wise. A visit to the national museum in Siem Reap is very helpful for better understanding the the reliefs and stonecarvings. And oh, do not feed the crocodiles in the Firefly garden....

Room Tip: Wifi seemed to be stronger in the rooms in the back of the hotel, it is excellent in the restaurant...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Upminster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

We had a clean and comfortable room, the staff was friendly and very helpful. They can arrange individual trips to any place of interest including the temples of Angkor at reasonable prices.
The pick up from the airport on the arrival was also arranged and was free.
We enjoyed the choice of three different fruits served with the breakfast.
The owners of this hotel are nice, honest people, very knowledgeable and respectable of local culture. There is a homely and relaxed atmosphere and we can say that it was one of the best hotesl we have ever stayed in and .......the cheapest.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

Nice rooftop, where you get breakfast included in room price. Located about 30-40 minutes walk/10 minutes drive from city centre. I do recommend it to people who go to Siem Reap only to visit temples and want to relax in quiet atmosphere afterwards. It may be inconvenient to take tuk tuk back and forth every time you want to eat/drink in restaurant/pub. Food, snacks, beer available in the guesthouse though. Friendly staff, who can organize tour to temples area (only about 2 dollars more expensive than you can get in the city) and massage, when you come back (I recommend Khmer massage). Safety box available at reception desk.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Firefly Guesthouse- The Berlin Angkor
Address: #37 Trapeang Ses Village | Korkchok, Siem Reap 12345, Cambodia (Formerly Berlin Angkor Guesthouse)
Region: Cambodia > Siem Reap Province > Siem Reap
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #80 of 495 B&Bs / Inns in Siem Reap
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Firefly Guesthouse- The Berlin Angkor 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming bed & breakfast with large and nicely decorated rooms. Located very close to Angkor Wat Conservation Area, in a colorful local neighborhood just minutes from the center of town. The rooftop terrace is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sunset, here you will also find a shared kitchen and an open fridge. Free bicycles available for you to move around. A communal room with a PC for your use, table games, a wide selection of free rental movies and a library where you can rent, exchange or buy books. Small gift shop with some local products from some of the projects and organizations we support. Free pick up service from the airport with our tuktuk for reservations of 2 nights minimum stay. Contact us for details. We also organize pick up to bus and boat stops, customized tours to Angkor Wat and surroundings, bicycle rental, Khmer massage, tickets for most of Siem Reap attractions, dinner reservations or provide you bus tickets to your next destination. ... more   less 
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