Just an amazing find for me.
Had stayed in 4(yes you read that right) 4 different hotels in Siem Rep in the 9 days previous to moving in to the Golden Dynasty. Why? Well I enjoy a good hot shower and rooms at a reasonable rate (a pool is a bonus!). Didnt find that until I happened across Golden Dynasty.
What did I like about the Hotel?
First impressions were great, lovely staff.
Even tho I was early, a quick check in, the welcome drink and then down to room 18 on the ground floor. I could say this had a pool view but that would only be by sticking my head out the door and looking down the hallway :-)
Otherwise just a view of a service area with some motor bikes next to the hotel.
Didnt worry me as I had booked a room, without a view, to get the ridiculously inexpensive deal!
Less than half what I had previously paid, for a much better room. In fact it was so good that I extended my stay by a week.
AND..the fabulous shower, good pressure, constant temperature and room to swing a cat while showering. OK I didn't swing a cat but could have showered "with a friend" if I was not travelling solo :-(
Big flat screen TV mounted on the wall. I like that as it leaves lots of free desk space.
The AC unit was effective and quite! As a bonus it was not switched off when the electric was switched off when you removed the key. A bonus on coming back from a hot sweaty day out.
Curtains had backout screens, which is handy for us sloths that like to sleep in.
So you are saying to yourself, what didnt I like. Well the pool was NOT surrounded by lovely young French ladies in bikinis EVERY day :-( Just some days!!!
No draft beer. But no worries nice restaurant across the road (Two Dragons) also had an alternative menu.
The location of the hotel is interesting. Its 45 metres down a dirt road from the main(busy) paved street system. But that had its own charm. Sort of like living in a rural village when first stepping out of the hotel grounds. On the corner is a nice minimart with lots of western food. Quite a range of breakfast cereals for those who want a western breakfast treat.
Needless to say there are tuktuks available at the hotel entranceway and the staff can arrange other stuff.
So in summary, oops did I mention the fantastic shower? In Summary, would go there again in a heartbeat. In fact looking at taking her who must be obeyed, next year. She hates the heat and foreign countries, but think she will like the Golden Dynasty.
so there, give it a go, I am sure you will be pleased.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Hotel 20th Street. A place where the most important thing is you. Hotel 20TH Street offers modern accommodation in Siem Reap. All the rooms (en-suite bathrooms) are equipped for 4 guests and include amenities such as coffee and tea making facilities, 2 bottles of water, mini bar, wardrobe, a flat-screen cable TV, room service telephone and AC. Selected apartment suites feature a kitchenette and balcony. Safety boxes are available at reception. Conveniently located minutes away from Old Market and Pub Street, Hotel 20th Street offers superb service - pick up from the airport or bus stop to the hotel, an outdoor swimming pool, a beautiful garden, and a bar area. Fast and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the premises. Siem Reap is Cambodia's hot spot, the place to be, to have fun and enjoy life! While the truly stunning temples of Angkor are undoubtedly the star attraction of the area, few are aware of the fact that Siem Reap is a vibrant and colorful city offering wonderful sightseeing, entertainment, gastronomy, health and well being opportunities. We offer personalized service - a friendly and knowledgeable member of our staff will accompany you throughout your stay with us. All activities and tours can be tailor made and privately organized with your mother tongue speaking guide. From day and sightseeing itinerary planning to restaurant, spa, shopping tips and reservations, we will take care of everything for you. And it goes without saying that you will be driven around in a traditional tuk-tuk by a professional, trustworthy and reliable driver accredited with our property, who will be at your disposal at all times. Hotel 20th Street is located in the center of Siem Reap for people who enjoy active lifestyle, exploration and discovery, yet wish serenity, calm and utmost care envelop them once they are done touring for the day. - 7km from Siem Reap International Airport - The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat Temple is a 15-minute drive away. Hotel 20TH Street: get the best taste of Siem Reap. ... more less
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