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“Pleasant Hotel, Modern Design & Clean” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Purple Mangosteen
Ranked #46 of 499 Siem Reap B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Level Contributor
52 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Pleasant Hotel, Modern Design & Clean”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

Pruple Mangosteen is a nice hotel off of Pub Street in a small alley. Its a very small hotel, more like a guest house with several rooms. The staff is friendly, the internet always worked great, the rain shower and bathroom is very nice with plenty of hot water. The bed is comfortable and the room has a pleasant modern design. It can be a bit noisy at night, but Any hotel in this area will be as it is the main tourist and bar area. If you want to be in the middle of all of the shops and local restaurants then this hotel would be a nice choice, if you don't mind a bit of noise until 3-4am.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Tokyo, Japan
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69 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

Purple Mangosteen is a small hotel that can be considered as a high-end guesthouse. Its best asset is definitely the location : it is simply perfect. Indeed on top of being situated directly downtown few steps away from the night market, the pub street and all the city features, it is located on a narrow walking alley full of small bistro-restaurants and picturesque craft boutiques. The ambiance, the excellence of Khmer food combined with the kindness of the local waiters make the perfect setup for relaxing and romantic dinners. For that alone I would go back to Siem Rap.

The hotel is small, but stylish. The lobby is designed tastefully and includes a tiny restaurant with a bar. The 6 guest rooms are located on the 3 floors above the lobby and are accessible by a narrow snail staircase. There is also a rooftop for chilling.

Considering that this hotel is located downtown, our room was large enough and comfortable. A fridge, a safe and even a wi-fi router is located in the room. It is the quickest wi-fi I have ever experienced in a hotel. The bed is super comfy and the aircon is quiet. Nothing could wake me up except few annoying mosquitoes. The rain shower has excellent water pressure; so strong that it was splashing a little bit everywhere, but this is typical to South-East Asia guesthouses. Without being new, everything was clean.

Although we made our own research prior to our trip, the hotel staff gave us good recommendations to visit Angkor. They also booked a reliable, honest and safe tuk-tuk driver for our entire stay. Ours spoke good English and even gave us brief explanations about the origin of the different temples and the religious legends. He also knows how to avoid crowds. Our driver’s name was Saru and I have absolutely no problem to recommend him, unless you are looking for someone that decides everything for you in which case I suggest to using a guide.

There are few warnings that I would like to mention. They are not necessarily negative, but I prefer to advise to make sure that no one will leave disappointed :
- There is no elevator, and the staircase is narrow and circular.
- Because of the open interior design, noise from lobby and kitchen could be significantly heard during the day.
- Because of its location, music from nearby bars could be slightly heard.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Kevin S
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Tokyo, Japan
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

The hotel was located in the center the town, old market area. You can hop into the bars, restaurants near by. The room was good sized for individual traveller. Comfy!! Hot shower, a/c, hair dryer was in the room. Laundry service was available and it was very cheap/ time. Very safe. Excellent wifi connection.

Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013 via mobile

I love my whole stay here. Phally is so accommodating and quickly replies to my inquiries. The location is so convenient, every thing I need is just a few blocks away. And it's near Pub Street. I'll stay here again when I visit Siem Reap again.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Gold Coast Australia
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

We were lucky enough to stumble across this gem of a hotel as we walked past, and were able to check in the next morning! Phally ( pronounced Polly) and her wonderful staff makes you feel instantly at home in this great space she's created. She also helped us facilitate any arrangements we needed during our stay. I agree with all the positive comments in the other reviews. Beautiful simple effective design, spotlessly clean, quiet air con, wonderful bathrooms, comfortable bed with crisp sheets, flat screen TV and a safe. And last but not least VERY good food! We ended up eating most of our meals there while watching the world go by in the little lane way, which has galleries and an expat bar, a 'hole in the wall' called Picasso across on the other side. All this for a very reasonable price! ...and best Margueritas in town! We can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank carolina h
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

The location was near everything. Walking distance to shopping, restaurants & bars, including a block away from pub street. Pholly & her staff were friendly & very accommodating. They gave great advice on tours to take and sights to see, and the bar made very good drinks.
Lobby was a nice gathering place to just relax. Room was nice! Clean, comfortable & romantic- great for couples. It included a stocked fridge, and slippers. There are only six rooms in the hotel, which makes it very intimate. There's also a roof top terrace.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank les w
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

Stayed in the family room, the room is clean, well equipped with sufficient towels, slippers, water and the location is extremely strategic, you can get almost everything there and pub street is just a few steps away. The service is great too, Pholly the owner dishes out good advice and will assist you to make any arrangement for transportation.

However, the family room is opposite the cafe's kitchen, may get a bit noisy in the morning especially for light sleeper, though that is not much of a problem for us!

Overall great accomodation!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank S C
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Property: The Purple Mangosteen
Address: The Alley West | Near Old Market, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Region: Cambodia > Siem Reap Province > Siem Reap
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 499 B&Bs / Inns in Siem Reap
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Purple Mangosteen 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Purple Mangosteen is a small boutique Hotel with 6 stylish rooms in the heart of the historic centre of Siem Reap. It is located in the fashionable lane tucked behind the Old Market which still has some of the last original shop houses that are now art cafés, restaurants, boutiques and galleries. Only a few steps away from the vibrant night life of the Old Quarter this Hotel is quiet with elegant fully air-conditioned rooms. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with a rain shower and a full range of locally produced cosmetics for the guests to sample. ... more   less 
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