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Mingalar Inn
Ranked #174 of 354 Hotels in Siem Reap
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Place, Awesome Service, Groovy Price!”
Reviewed 8 March 2013 via mobile

After staying two nights in another guesthouse that was more money, and having rats as roommates. This place was a huge upgrade! We had a beautiful room, and the service was super friendly and helpful. Also, this place is a great value an even includes breakfast. However the breakfast is not the best, it suffices. Location is right in the midst of everything yet you're far back in an alley so it's quite quiet. We had a great time and even enjoyed have a few drinks up on the rooftop to take in the views!

  • Stayed February 2013
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Aosta, Italy
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2013

This hotel is very central, close to the markets and to the Pub street.
It is quite clean (could be cleaner, but I got a private room with double bed, with private bathroom, fan and aircon for $16.
When I was there, there was no electricity in the city, but the hotel owner was great and fast and bought a generator - so half of the hotel could have the electricity again!
the wife books tours, buses ad tuk tuks, she is lovely and kind.
The food at the restaurant is great and cheap- try the chicken amok!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Brighton
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2013

Stayed here for a couple of nights whilst we found our feet in Siem Reap.

PROS:
Awesome cable channels, clean rooms/beds, good air-con, centrally located. What more do you want from budget accommodation?

CONS:
The electricity dropped out several times for several hours. Although this wasn't the Mandaly's fault - there was no generator for back up, which meant there was no air-con = HOT ROOM!

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

I am staying here long term and had never had a problem that couldn't be fixed, all the staff are very attentive and there is always a warm welcome everyday when I return from work. As far as guesthouses go, this one beats all, everything is clean and well kept, free water re-fill is great and the slightest problems are dealt with immediately (taking big spiders out of my room!) Love staying here and will miss it when I leave!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Reviewed 21 February 2013

What a find in Siem Reap! We stayed in a "VIP" room for five nights in February 2013. Our room was clean and comfortable, the hotel was located conveniently close to the Night Market/Pub Street/ etc., friendly staff, and breakfast was tasty. Mandalay also offered some key things not always available at this price point: showers with reliably hot water/good water pressure, a TV, and one of the fastest Internet connections we found in Siem Reap!

But what prompted us to write this review is an amazingly kind act from the owner. We had booked two bus tickets to Phnom Penh through Mandalay. There was a mix-up on the bus company's end, and they oversold the bus. It was late in the day, and we needed to be in Phnom Penh the next morning for an appointment at the Indian embassy. Frankly, I was expecting to be refunded our money and sent on our way with a "good luck." Instead, the owner drove us the six hours to Phnom Penh himself! Talk about above and beyond the call of duty -- we were so grateful! Thank you!

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2013

The location of this guesthouse is excellent, just a few minutes walk from the tourist centre of Siem Reap and its restaurants and bars.

Our room and bathroom were spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The road outside has some traffic but our room was not one of the ones at the front and had a window that opened onto a small alley so was very quiet.

The staff were brilliant, all smiles and as helpful as you could possibly wish for. The staff arranged a tuk tuk for our visit to Ankor Wat and our driver, Map, was so good we booked him for a further 2 days.

We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Launceston, Australia
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2013

I stayed at the Mandalay Inn in mid-December 2012 with a school group, and found it quite wonderful. The staff were helpful and always offering a smile, and the little boy toddling around at the time was just precious!

The room was reasonably comfortable though it was small enough to make finding space for suitcases difficult; and the 'wet room' bathroom was initially a shock! It would have been fine, though the drain didn't work well which, with two people sharing the room, made things difficult -- however, as far as I know, nobody else in the group had any issues with their bathrooms. My pillow wasn't the most comfortable, but the mattress was fine. There is a safe and cable TV in the rooms, and we had decent air-con. There is also a rooftop gym, but be prepared for how hot it will be up there!

Mandalay Inn also provides free WiFi, which worked very well at the time, and there are computers available for use if you do not have your own device. Though they offer no laundry service, there are plenty of places on the same street that do -- I used a hotel service a few meters down the road with same day wash and return. It is also in an excellent location just a few minute's walk from the bustling nightlife of Pub Street and several markets, including the Old Market. The staff can also organise tours of Angkor Wat and other incredible areas for you if you need some help figuring things out.

I definitely recommend Mandalay Inn, and will certainly stay here again if I am lucky enough to return to Siem Reap some day!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Mingalar Inn
Address: Psar Kroung Road (BBU University Road) | Near Old Market, Khum Svay Damkung, Siem Reap 00000, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Siem Reap Province > Siem Reap
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Siem Reap
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mingalar Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Few Reason to Use Our Service - Good review from guest Consistently. - Situated at the most secure area of town center. - Neighbors are Banks, ATMs, Pub street and Old Market. - Rooms are neatly design with Clean, hygienic and comfortable. - In-house restaurant is a tasty and reasonable rate. - Tour Agent Desk for Tour, ticketing and all kind of services. - Convenience payment by Credit, Debit Master and Visa Card. - Managing by A friendly, honest and helpful professional Hotelier. - Commission and Hassle free with Family friendly atmosphere. - Wi-Fi wireless internet access (Free). ... more   less 
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