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Mysteres d'Angkor Siem Reap Lodge
Ranked #92 of 515 Siem Reap B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 January 2014

Our family of 5 adults stayed for 7 days at the start of December. Having booked several months ago we were disturbed to read three recent negative reviews and so we arrived with a little apprehension. The trip from the airport past all the enormous brightly lit western chain hotels into the centre of town which then quickly changed into quiet, dark dirt laneways, did nothing to alleviate our nervousness, however all our fears were quickly dispelled.

Our home for the next 7 days proved to be a wonderfully pleasant oasis and was perfectly located for all our needs. We were a short walk (through the grounds of Wat Polanka-wat/local school/graveyard) to the National Museum which is on the main road north to the Angkor temples and only 5 minutes stroll to the “Friends’n’Stuff- Marum” restaurant which trains young disadvantaged locals in the hospitality industry. For anything further we had fun riding in cheap local moto remorks (tuk tuks) and for a long way out of town we used a driver with a car.

Our two adjoining first floor rooms, with two bathrooms and two balconies overlooking the pool/garden area (around which all the rooms are arranged) were air conditioned, clean, spacious, tastefully decorated and serviced daily. The beds were firm but very comfortable. Water pressure was low but didn’t bother us. The steps to the first floor rooms are steep so ask for a ground floor room if this would be a problem for you.

The grounds were nicely kept and the pool clean and were a pleasant place to take a break (for a swim or a massage) in the middle of the day, especially if you had been up for that very early morning Angkor Wat sunrise.

All of the staff were polite, happy and friendly but not overbearing.

The complimentary breakfast in the traditionally decorated upstairs room of the main reception building was more than adequate: for each person a fresh crisp baguette, butter and jams, fruit platter, yoghurt, tea or coffee. Once or twice we ordered and paid for something hot from the menu e.g. omelette, bacon and eggs or pancakes, not because we needed to but because we were there later in the morning and had it as brunch. Breakfast was conveniently served early until 11 am. The set 3 course evening meal which we had on 3 of the evenings, was always delicious and fantastic value at 9.50 EURO per person (even cheaper if you took a package for 3 nights).

Wifi coverage (very important to the 3 younger adults of the group) was good.

We would not hesitate to stay again at this very well run and excellent value for money accommodation.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 7 nights over Christmas 2013 . Overall, I would highly recommend this hotel if you are looking for a touch of local charm at good value. The rooms are simply furnished but pleasant (we stayed in an upstairs room with its own terrace) and are located around a secluded garden with salt water pool (no chlorine). The staff were super friendly and attentive, including towarfs our young children. The restaurant is cozy and the food very good - a very good alternative to eating out if you don't want to hit the town. The hotel is located in the northern outskirts of Siem Reap, closer to the Angkor archeological sites but only a 30 minute walk into town (or 2 USD by tuk-tuk). Free WiFi is available throughout the grounds.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
Thank Alain D
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

We stayed at Mysteres d'Angkor for 2 nights. Our room was nicely designed and comfortable, the pool was nice but quite busy in the afternoons, and the gardens were pretty. We just didn't feel at all welcome here. We were pretty much ignored at the front desk when arriving back from town at night, when we asked questions they were met with short replies, and when we walked in the door we sometimes weren't greeted at all. For a place that measures itself on a warm atmosphere and customer service, we were made to feel like we were in the way. The hotel is out of town, but still surrounded by homes, so not very quiet. Water pressure is very low and the shower fluctuated from hot to cold constantly. Wi-fi stopped working our last night and wasn't back up by the time we left. The redeeming factor here is the young man who showed us our room and worked in the restaurant.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank SaritaMae
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

Expectations were for quaint, modest, clean; like a pension but in an authentic Khmer style.

This gets two stars because at the base line it's a functional place and it was cheap. But, I know we could have done a lot better for our money in Siem Reap.

Car that picked us up was a real beater, with weak air con. Only one hotel employee greeted us on arrival at around 1 pm. He didn't smile and couldn't wait to be done with us. It was a terrible welcome, but worse, I wasn't sure where anything was located afterwards, and I didn't see another staff member who might actually be helpful.

This is techncially within the town of Siem Reap, but it's more along the outskirts of the main area, not centrally located. It seems from a map that it might be within walking distance of good restaurants and the market, but it's not a desirable walk. The cemetery you have to drive by every day is depressing.

The property was not in pristine condition - the pool and garden had probably seen better days.

Room size was decent. Weak air con in here as well. Poor mattress quality, small bathroom with a couple thin, cheap towels. Our room was on the first level, and the doors did not close right. We found this out when someone tried to push their way in after a few too many cocktails on their pool chair. It's OK though - we were awake thanks to a bunch of randy frenchmen playing disco music above us until 3 am.

The restaurant they advertised is closed. The bikes available for rent were a wreck. Thankfully there is a great tuk tuk driver across the street who will take you everywhere. He is reliable and not a scammer, like the driver arranged by the hotel. This driver suckered us into a trip to the "floating village" that is a well-known scam for tourists.

We never met the owner, and after three days I didn't get the name of a single staff member. I wrote customer service about our bad experience a couple weeks later, and never heard back. Something with this place does not seem on the up & up.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank katerpotater20001
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Mystères d'Angkor is a lovely lodge. The rooms are comfortable, quiet and surround a beautiful pool in a lush garden. The staff is friendly and helpful. Bonus : they don't treat solo travelers as second-rate guests !

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Sophie L
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

We are just returning home from the most relaxing weekend in the lodge. It was perfect in every way. The lodge was very welcoming, well appointed and so comfortable. The staff is a wonderful, wanting to make everything right. The breakfasts were very good.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

I had high expectations of this hotel. The hotel are beautiful. Our room was very large, nicely appointed and quiet. I don't think I've ever slept on a more comfortable hotel bed. The staff was pleasant and attentive to our needs. The location is great. We'd definitely stay here again!!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Camero c
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Additional Information about Mysteres d'Angkor Siem Reap Lodge

Address: 235, Phum Slorkram, behind Wat Polanka | PO Box 93104, Siem Reap 93104, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Siem Reap Province > Siem Reap
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #92 of 515 B&Bs / Inns in Siem Reap
Price Range: £33 - £51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mysteres d'Angkor Siem Reap Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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