I am usually a budget traveler and not fussy with accommodations. After all, what's the point of getting a nice hotel if you're outside most of the time? This time I decided to deviate. Bopha Angkor is in the mid-price range, great value considering the Khmer inspired ambience. It's located in a stretch of medium sized accommodations by the river, within five minute walk from the Old Market, Night Market and Pub Street so you don't miss the action, yet it provides an oasis of relief when you need a break from shopping, booze and temple hopping.
Admittedly, breakfast needs more variety (there are four breakfasts "plates" to choose from) but when we wanted more sausages or coffee, the staff are on hand to indulge. I don't know why so many people say there's no good coffee in Cambodia, I just love coffee in this place. And just next door is Climax Cafe if you need a place to wind down after an entire day of going around. And who can forget the in-house fish spa, $2 to $3 dollars outside but free anytime in the hotel?
There are several good things to say about this hotel. But if you'll take away something from this review, let it be this: the staff will go over and above to provide you what you need. Here's an example. Our flight leaves late evening and we requested for late check out which was granted. We also asked whether they could allow us to use the pool showers before our flight after doing some last minute cycling around the city, which they agreed to as well. When we returned from cycling, the staff told us that there's a vacant room we could actually use to shower and change instead of using the pool showers. It was a gesture we appreciated because we didn't ask for it yet they volunteered without hesitation. Just when we're about to leave, there was no tuktuk waiting outside to take us to the airport (there usually are a number of them milling around). The hotel staff mobilized to get one for us, not wasting anytime as we were running a little bit late.
We didn't really spend that much time hanging out in the hotel until the last day but the staff we encountered were courteous and so eager to share their beautiful culture, we somehow felt we got more than what we paid for. Definitely recommended, although, we wouldn't mind having the hotel to ourselves for our next visit.
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- Also Known As:
- Bopha Angkor Hotel And Restaurant
- Bopha Angkor Siem Reap