My wife and I stayed at The Seda Villa hotel for 3 nights during our visit to Siem Reap. The hotel is conveniently located 5 minutes away from the old market, but across the river, which provides a more quiet location at night. Everything you need relative to dinning, massages or even if you plan to visit Artisans d'Angkor is within a 5-10 minute walk. They have a free airport transfer service, so make sure you send them an email in advance with your flight details so they can pick you up.
The Seda Villa is a small family-run boutique hotel with only 6 rooms. We stayed at the Orange room (the cheapest). It was quite spacious and very clean. The bed was big (king size), though the pillows are a bit hard if you are used to feathery ones. It has a nice swimming pool to relax after visiting the temples (provided that it is not raining). It is not huge but does the deal.
Breakfast was included. They had 3 options: American, Continental and Vietnamese. We tried the American one on the first day. It was just ok. The following two days we went for the Vietnamese one which was proportionally better (if you don't mind having noodles or rice for breakfast). All breakfast options bring tea/coffee, juice and a fruit platter.
The best is the staff. They are particularly attentive and helpful. They recommended a few restaurants of which we tried one (Khmer Kitchen) just across the old market. It turned out to be excellent and good value for money compared to all others we tried. We also arranged the 3-day tuk tuk through them. They explained from the beginning it was was a slightly more expensive than bargaining outside but that would ensure we got a good service (there are some scams going around: tuk tuks taking tourists up to the gate to buy tickets and thereafter asking for more money to continue the trip). They also mentioned the hotel does not make a margin on the tuk tuk. We paid the driver directly. We were very happy with our tuk tuk driver who was very attentive and open to our change of plans. He also gave us complimentary cold water bottles after every temple visit.
On our last day we finished visiting by lunch time and had a late night flight (21:25). We were able to use the swimming pool and facilities all afternoon even though we had already checked out. Even when things go wrong they are ready to find a quick solution. Our tuk tuk driver failed to arrive to pick us up to take us to the airport on the last night due to a misunderstanding. The owner took us personally in his own car to the airport, which was very nice of him to ensure we did not arrive late to our flight.
If you are looking for a hotel within a reasonable price range but not luxurious and want a good location, don't hesitate. This is your choice. I am sure you won't regret it.
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