The glowing reviews for this hotel are, in my opinion, a touch far-fetched. The rooms are spacious, with good lighting and the beds are lovely, but nothing marks this hotel out as special when compared to all the other hotels in Siem Reap.
We booked a twin room, only to be told there were plumbing issues which meant we were given a double room for one night and then moved back to the twin room the day after. They were apologetic and made the transition as easy as possible for us. The rooms themselves are good, the bathrooms (although apparently newly built) were starting to show some heavy signs of wear and tear. The doors are so thin that you hear everyone walking along your corridor and going in/out of the rooms near you.
Breakfast was rather bland. There was a little "buffet" of noodles, stir-fried vegetables, and boiled rice. Toast with marmalade was also available. There was coffee and tea but no milk or creamer (and the coffee was cold). All in all, it filled you up but there was nothing special about it.
The hotel is situated off of the main road via a dusty dirt trail. They say the road will be paved soon. You need to catch a tuk tuk ($2 for a trip into the Old Market or Pub Street in Siem Reap) to get into town. It takes 5 minutes to wait for a tuk tuk (the staff arranges that) if there isn't one waiting, and the ride into town is around 5 minutes.
The saving graces for this hotel are the helpful staff and the complimentary airport transfers (round-trip - although make sure this is highlighted when you book). Staff were always on hand to help (although after 10p.m. the receptionist doesn't handle English very well) and sorted out issues with a smile. I do believe this is true of most hotels in Siem Reap as the Cambodians are a generally hospitable people with a keen sense of service.
The hotel has satellite television and free WiFi (1Mbps) is available throughout the place.
In conclusion, this hotel is good value for money (~£30/night) and is a decent 3-star establishment (without a pool). Nothing more, nothing less.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Malika d'Angkor is located in peaceful area surrounded by tropical greenery garden. With its location just 2 km from the city center and 8 km from the airport, this boutique hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's attractions and landmarks, such as the renowned 12th century ruins of Angkor, National Museum, Central Market, Old Market & Pub-street, Night Market and Shopping mall. At Malika d' Angkor Boutique Hotel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. The property features 35 spacious rooms & Suites with garden or pool view with private balcony, every room are well-equipped with modern facilities, tea/coffee maker, internet access - wireless (complimentary), satellite TV, sitting area, minibar, wardrobe and private ensuite bathroom. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include outdoor pool, in-room-massage, and garden are designed for escape and relaxation. Superb service and an excellent location make this boutique hotel an excellent choice for your stay in Siem Reap. ... more less
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