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“Best guesthouse in Cambodia” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wathanak Lodge

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Wathanak Lodge
Ranked #299 of 499 Siem Reap B&B and Inns
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51 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best guesthouse in Cambodia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

I stayed at wathanak for 3 night back in October and I must say it was the best guesthouse in terms of cleanliness, service and value I stayed in in Cambodia. The owners are very nice and the location excellent, only a few minutes walk to pub street and the night market. The room was big and bathroom refurbished sonic looked clean. There was even a tv with international channels, and all this for $10 a night!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ngohl
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Perm, Russia
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59 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

we paid 21$ for a double bed aircon room for 3 nights.the room was clean enough(not clean in the less accessible areas and insects)and no toilet paper in bathroom.but the big problem of this wathanak lodge was electricity .every evening and sometimes in the morning was not electricity.it was awful because we couldn't turn on the TV or electric hot shower and of course no AC and WiFi.every evening was only one candle.at night was very noisy because not far there were a lot of frogs,chickens and dogs.I don't recommend this hotel because you'll pay for room with AC,hot water and WiFi but in fact you'll have only bed and roof!!!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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133 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

To begin with, the lodge is very modern, and freshly designed. The room we had was exceptionally clean, had air conditioning, and a very nice balcony to look at the street and surrounding area.

As soon as we booked, Mr. Wathanak emailed to offer free pick up service from the bus station or airport. Though we didn't use this service, it is small things like this that make a huge difference. Mrs. Wathanak greeted us on arrival, and throughout our stay, she was extremely friendly, helpful and was generally wonderful host! The value for the rooms are great as well. The lodge is located just a 5 minute walk away from the Pub Street area, where all the nightlife and markets are.

I would recommend Wathanak to anyone staying to Siem Reap, as we all had a wonderful time there!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

The owner Mr. Wathanak he have 10 years with hotel experience, he is so kindness with great location next to the night market, walk 2 minute to old market, super friendly staff, Perfect service, spacious and well maintained! I recommend it highly!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Sovan C
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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

On arriving at this guesthouse after the "local boss" not knowing where it was, we were greeted warmly by the family. The room is a good size, with air con AND fan, and a good wet room, but unfortunately not all of the amenities that some of its booking websites suggest that it has.

In spite of this though, the family were helpful, with the brother having a tuk tuk - he took us to the Angkor Wat museum and to Angkor Wat itself, but we did feel that we couldn't say no to a price that we could have bartered lower elsewhere. They organised washing and bus tickets too, which was useful.

I would agree with other reviews about the family, I am sure that they will become much more professional as they gain more experience - at the moment, it can get a bit chaotic!

Lovely rooms, friendly people and great location though!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Thriftystudent89
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

Staff was very friendly and accommodating, went out of their way to help us with tickets and travel around town. Rooms were very clean and far enough away from pub street so noise was no issue. Recommended to anyone looking for more than dorm stay. Family run, stayed 2 nights had an amazing time,

Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Vang Vieng, Laos
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

This guesthouse is run by the most friendly family I've met on my travels. The owners and staff are knowledgable and speak excellent English.
As I'd been on the road for nearly 10 months I needed a short rest and stayed here for a month. Service was excellent and any issues were dealt with professionally and politely. For me there is no where else I want to stay. Its clean quite and situated not far from all the amenities and the hustle and bustle of the town.
Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Theardenttraveller
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Property: Wathanak Lodge
Address: Phoum Steung Thmey, | Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Siem Reap Province > Siem Reap
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #299 of 499 B&Bs / Inns in Siem Reap
Number of rooms: 5

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