The staff were welcoming & accommodating! I have nothing but praises for them. Loven was helful with his email replies. John, Dara, 'Barang' & Pol were amazing! Thank you for introducing us to the delicious Mee Char. We had a little party the night before we left for Phnom Penh. I was there with another girlfriend of mine. & we had an amazing time in Siem Reap, partly thanks to our stay at 1961. It was nothing short of amazing. Just gotta add this, the resident dog, Vuitton is adorable!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 1961 is primarily an address for art.This is an ART HOTEL. If you are a backpacker or a budget traveler booking our hotel just because our rates suit your budget then we are not the hotel for you! WE ARE THE HOTEL FOR ARTISTS, ART ENTHUSIASTS and TRAVELERS SEEKING CREATIVE NOURISHMENT.Housed in a 1960’s style villa which was formerly a private home turned into a local karaoke bar and then now being resurrected into a creative complex comprising of a series of galleries, artists’ and designers’ studios, dining & shopping destinations including an eight-room “creative hotel”, 1961 came to us as an inspiration to the “nowness” of how we all imagined the future to be in the sixties. The decade of revolutions in art, fashion, architecture, politics, and music, the 60’s was also Cambodia’s golden age.In the purest sense of the word, we are not a hotel, but a creative space where one can stay and immerse into a world of artists, poets, musicians and writers. Not only do we allow guests to indulge in the artists’ worlds, we also encourage them to take part in the process of the creation of the room as a living art space.Eight different rooms present itself as mini galleries that host individual spaces of artistry from curated beddings, hand printed pillow cases, book-filled shelves, and walls riddled with literary musings. A movie and music specialist changes the selections everyday. ... more less