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North London
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2012 via mobile

This place is great to stay at. We where here for 3 nights and spent time hanging at the pool and enjoying the happy hour! It is located in a nice part of town and if you wonder past the ever present tuk tuk medley outside the door, you are rewarded with a good slice of Cambodian city life, as... More 

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2012

We was so happy to stay at the 252. We booked 1 night at this hotel but it was so great to stay there so we booked 2 nights more. The pool aera is so lovely with all the flowers and trees. You also have a resto which I can recommend the food is really good. The room is nice... More 

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5 Thank Greg S
Perth
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2012

When entering the 252, one arrives in an open restaurant/bar and pool with sofas that immediately invites a traveler to relax. It resembles a tranquil garden though it's ideally located in a bustling area of Phnom Penh (no where near the red light district, actually in a very safe area where there are many restaurants, cafes and bars within walking... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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43 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2012

I have stayed at the 252 a number of times previously. This time on my return visit I stayed with a group of friends and we all really enjoyed our stay. I find a mention of the 252 being in the middle of a red light being district completely rather bizarre. I wandered to the convenience store around the corner... More 

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1 Thank CliffDC
Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review on TripAdvisor. As a returning customer we are glad that you clarified the statement of a previous reviewer regarding the location (which has been deleted in the meantime). It was a great pleasure to have you and your friends with us and we are already looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards,... More 

New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2012

I loved my stay at the 252. From the time the door from the street was open it had instant appeal It has a simple charm and grace. My son and I stayed on the top floor and unless you are as fit as he is, I would request a lower floor next time. The bed was too hard for... More 

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5 Thank Piplovestravel
Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this review

Thank you for having taken the time to share your experiences at the 252. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Next time you visit us, please remind us about the lower floor room and softening mattress, so that we can make your stay a perfect one from the time point of your check-in. We... More 

Sydney
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2012 via mobile

The 252 is like an Oasis in the city. The pool is beautiful, and actually cold so very refreshing after a long day in the heat. Cocktails by the pool is a must and the food is great. Rooms get a thumbs up too & they have an iPod doc. Friendly & helpful staff- this hotel just gets it right.

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7 Thank Vicki S
Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the 252 and that everything was at your liking. We look forward to welcoming you again next time you are in Phnom Penh. Best regards, Stéphane More 

Singapore, Singapore
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45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2012

252 was a good choice. The location is closer to Tuol Sleng Prison than the city center / Sisowath Quay area, but tuktuks were always waiting outside the hotel gate to take you wherever you wanted to go. The restaurant had a relatively short menu but the dishes I tried were all well prepared. The rooms are simple but well... More 

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1 Thank MRF_Singapore
Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have changed our menu and have now a large choice of Asian and Western dishes. Regarding the noise, it is indeed unavoidable in Phnom Penh as the city is growing fast. Nevertheless, we have the advantage to be located in a quiet street and... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2012

I stayed at The 252 for two nights recently. Hotel owner was very nice and accommodating when I requested for a change of rooms from top floor to another room on the first floor. He let me checked in early which was much appreciated. Room was nice and big with high ceiling and very clean and modern. Toilet was also... More 

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Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this review

Thank you for having taken the time to share your experience at the 252 here on TripAdvisor. It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. With regard to the air conditioner, we had a major issue which could not be fixed during the day. This should have been communicated to you, please apologize that this... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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38 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2012

When we first turned into Street 252 on our arrival, our travelling group of 10 all looked at me nervously. 'Might be your first stuff-up booking this place" they all said as we bounced over potholes. My reply was "Just have faith" Once that hotel gate was pulled back they were eating their words! Total wow factor for the eyes.... More 

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9 Thank Rangitane
Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review on TripAdvisor. We are very happy that you and your group have enjoyed your stay at the 252. It was a pleasure to have you with us. We have passed all your compliments to our staff and we all are looking forward to see you next time you are in Phnom Penh.... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The grounds were kept up so well and were so inviting. The rooms were perfect, nice and cool and clean. The staff was amazing, so kind and helpful. The owner was always nearby and very friendly as well. We will be staying here again in the near future. Free breakfast, as well as great... More 

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Stéphane C, Owner at the 252, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We are happy to read that you had a good time with us and that all was at your liking. We are looking forward to welcoming you again next time you are in Phnom Penh. Best regards, Stéphane More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Phnom Penh and the 252, the boutique hotel in the heart of Phnom Penh, the Pearl of Asia – step in, lean back and relax. With 19 spacious and stylish rooms decorated by Tendance Khmère©, the swimming pool surrounded by a leafy tropical garden, the bar and restaurant, we aim to make your stay extraordinary and unforgettable. The 252 is conveniently located in a quiet area close to the striking Independence Monument and within walking distance to the popular Street 278 with its shops, restaurants and bars. The Quay Sisowath, the Royal Palace, the Central Market and the National Museum are within 5 minutes drive by tuk tuk. ... more   less 

Additional Information about the 252

Address: Street 252 #19, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Price Range: $82 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — the 252 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
The 252 Hotel Phnom Penh
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Phnom Penh
#8 Romantic Hotel in Phnom Penh
#15 Business Hotel in Phnom Penh
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“Deluxe rooms are available for a little more and are worth it.”
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“Rooms overlooking the pool are preferable, as they have balconies”
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“Double room with a balcony - which has a view of the pool.”
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