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“One of the best places I stayed. Invited me to New Year;s party, feted me with going away party in ethnic village” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Riverside Guesthouse
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Riverside Guesthouse
Ranked #258 of 338 Hotels in Siem Reap
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“One of the best places I stayed. Invited me to New Year;s party, feted me with going away party in ethnic village”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2010

Staff friendly and helpful. Housekeeping surprised and happy when tip left on bed, gave me a hug. I was invited to share New Year's with them, and day before returning to Thailand, gave me a going away party in an ethnic village. What an honour to experience their everyday life, to have the hunter's come, and the special treat was fried water beetles. I believe, when you are in someone else's country, adapt, be flexible, and be respectful, they will treat you in kind.

It was such a wonderful journey, I'm going back.

Zoey, Canada

  • Stayed April 2008, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • French first
  • Russian first
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Zuerich
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64 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2010

I rate Hotels according to their price to. With more expensive Hotels I have more expectations. This is a budget place to stay and offers good value for money.

Rooms no Aircon where 10 Dollars*
Rooms with Aircon where 15 Dollars*

*As ALWAYS in South East Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos) room prices are negociable and vary from customer to customer. So please train you negoctiating skills before complaining about price (other reviews). And please... Traintickets, Tours etc. are always more expensive in Hotels/Guesthouses.

If you stop a TukTuk and negociate, a whole Day Angkor Transport (Grand Tour) is around 9 Dollar, this Hotel would charge 15 Dollar for that. (As by Feb 2010)

The computers in the lobby where quite good and as fast and reliable as Cambodia Internet is...

Things which were really good
Service, the were really friendly to me. I donated blood at Kantha Bopha Childrens Hospital (no worries really western standards and every Saturday Night 19.15 Free Concert which was really nice!) and the people at the Hotel were very grateful and said, thanks for donating blood to cambodias children. And they fixed my pants for free. And putting 2 Sips in my other Pants was only 1.5 Dollar.
Rooms where compared to other locations bigger and better (and incl. TV)

Things that need improvement
Breakfast! There was only one jam - but you could get eggs and omletts ... I bought my own Nutella...and they only have 2 Teepots but at about 7 Tables :-) But however... it was for free :-)

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank swissmadame
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2009

quite a good place where customers may choose the rooms with the type of facilities they required....

Stayed September 2009, travelled solo
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Boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2008

Staff is not unfriendly; they sleep in the lobby so there's always someone around to check you in/out. Room was clean and a/c worked fine.

They add the "breakfast package" (approx. $5/night) without asking me. Ásk not to have that extra. If you're planning on visiting Angkor you'll probably leave early, before breakfast is served. Plus the quality is so-so and lacking in variety. Plenty of places in town offer much more appealing options for less.

They advertise internet but the computers in lobby were so slow I couldn't even load a webpage. Tons of cheap internet cafes in town. Also, a bit of a walk from town. When the river floods it can make the walk home/away a wet one.

  • Liked — Clean rooms and linens
  • Disliked — Overpriced
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank TravelingTy0304
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Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2008

A friend and I stayed there for three nights out of our originally planned four. We finally decided to move out for the fourth night. We found that the reception staff, especially the woman, over charges nearly everything, from trip to the floating village to bus ticket to else where. And she got irrateted when we found and told her that we found the actual prices were much less.

Real Example from our stay:
1. room rates are different for different people. e.g. we stayed at a USD15 room, she charged another USD20;

2. trip to the floating village costs much less if you just book your own Tuk Tuk or car, then buy the boat ticket at the make. She charges you USD25 per person.

3. Bus tickets to Ho Chi Minh city of Vietnam are sold for USD22 or USD23 at the street boothes and other hostels. The lady asked for USD28 and got very impatient and irrated when we pointed the fact out.

Basically, yeah, if you can just keep blind to the real prices behind their quotes, it's a nice place to stay.

  • Liked — cleanness
  • Disliked — overprice everything, and different prices for different customers
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank art_philip
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2008

We stayed at this guesthouse early December 2007. Our experience was OK. since we didn't expect a high class service for the price that we paid. The staff was OK. some wasn't helpful and unfriendly, but that's OK. We had American breakfast there it wasn't what we expected, however, it was something new to try and the price was considered reasonable compare to the other shops in Siem Reap. We had lunch at the local shop in front of Bantoey Sri, it was awful and expensive which we didn't expect that it could be that expensive in a local shop.

The room we stayed was a fan room, it was very noisy from the people living near the guesthouse which they woke us up early morning and the bathroom was leaking from the bathroom up stair.

If we visit Siem Reap again we probably not stay at this place unless they fixed the bathroom and serve normal American breakfast.

  • Disliked — Leaking bathroom
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank SongSeoul
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KL
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2006

We stayed at the Siem Reap Riverside guesthouse (not Angkor Riverside or Riverside Hotel) which we booked via internet, thought that it was a good place to stay, we were mistaken, also mistaken by the similarities of the name. The lady boss at the place has a terrible attitude which rubbed on the staffs as well. None of the staff knew anything, every move, has to get an ok from boss, like, changing to another room, to getting another pillow!!! And this place is further from the city center than any other. They charged 1US/min for making a local call where others give for free!!! Avoid this place at all cost.

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Property: Riverside Guesthouse
Address: Crocodile Farm Road, # 481 | Vihea Chen Village, Svay Dangkum Commune, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Siem Reap Province > Siem Reap
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Ranked #258 of 338 Hotels in Siem Reap
Number of rooms: 55
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