We spent two nights at Mandalay Inn. Free with the booking was transportation from the airport, which was a nice perk. The tuk-tuk driver met us and we had an easy ride to the hotel. We got the VIP room, which I'm not sure was better than any other room, although I didn't see other rooms. It was a basic room, with bed, tv, dresser, closet area and safe. Strangely, although it was July and quite warm, the bed had flannel sheets on it. The shower is just on the wall in the bathroom - so floor is wet for using toilet or sink for awhile after the shower and it is hard to keep water from getting on the towels and toilet paper.
We rented bicycles from the Inn to ride to Angkor Wat to see the sunrise and explore for the day. Prior to leaving at 4:45 am, we told the dozing desk clerk that the back tire of one of the bikes seemed low. He felt it and said it was fine. Unfortunately, it was not. The back tire was essentially flat by the time we arrived at the temples and even though we refilled it with air once, it was quickly flat again, which made for very difficult riding. My husband and I had to trade bikes because it was too much to do for long. We ultimately had to take a tuk-tuk back to the hotel because it was just too difficult to bike that many kilometers on a flat tire (the tire looked cracked from age).
We used their travel agency to book a bus on to Phnom Penh, which was convenient. They picked us up from the hotel and took us to the bus. That said, Mekong Express, the "limousine of buses," had dripping windows when it rained. No other buses to compare though.
The breakfast was good. And we used their laundry service, which was also good. Overall, a solid place to stay if you want cheap and no-frills and friendly service.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Mandalay Hotel Siem Reap