We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Purple Mangosteen

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
The Purple Mangosteen
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

207 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for The Purple Mangosteen
See the most recent reviews
Showing 171: English reviews
Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Its tucked away few yards in a lane in heart of the town. A 6 room BNB outfit is cute. Be prepared to climb two or three floors. Obviuosly striking design, different but not fashy. The little space is used so beautifully. The lady who runs the place will arrange anything a tourist will want. Tuk-tuk, guide, no problem. Reliable...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank R R
Mooloolaba, Australia
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

This is a nice little restaurant in downtown Siem Reap. My husband and I decided on stopping there for lunch because on a 37° day we wanted somewhere cool, and there was a nice breeze blowing along the lane. The restaurant had a fairly comprehensive menu of Cambodian food, cheaply priced. We were served by a lovely lady who ensured...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank dsljhaewhohdf
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here for midday lunch and was very pleasantly surprised... Best amok I've had in Cambodia so far, great drinks, great atmosphere. The owner, don't know her name, is super happy and friendly. This place put a huge smile on my face.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank J I
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Reviewed 23 April 2016

This place is in prime location! The food is by far the best Khmer food I have tasted in Siem Reap. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The rooftop is the perfect to enjoy a breeze and a quiet drink with some friends. Plus the staff are friendly and helpful! I would recommend to anyone looking for a well-located place...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Elli K
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Fantastic cocktails with a large range to choose from. Order at the bar and head up stairs to get some breeze and a great view of the town below. Highly recommend! The food also smelt amazing but unfortunately we never tried it. Owners are lovely!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tim S
swarrack, Owner at The Purple Mangosteen, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your comments. It is true the terrace is just that bit cooer than the street level and that makes all the difference. We are also updating our menu now so we hope to be able to offer you more Khmer home cooking very soon.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 10 April 2016

After a relaxing afternoon massage nearby, what better way to savor the afternoon than cheap drinks on one of Siem Reap's many rooftop bars. We saw the Purple Mangosteen earlier in the day and thought we'd give it a try. Nice lemon grass mojitos at the end of a hot day. Getting to the roof might be a bit of...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank DJHemps
swarrack, Owner at The Purple Mangosteen, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. It is true that over New Year it has been noisy but that is the way it is in New Year. However now things are back to normal and while the centre of town will never have the rural tranquility of a resort on the edge of town the accessibility and convenience of being in the...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Spent 3 nights here at The Purple Mangosteen Hotel with 2 other friends in the Family Room and it was great! Staff are friendly, I mean people in Siem Reap are friendly in general. We spent a lot of time hanging at the few tables right outside the hotel. Though the heat can get slightly unbearable, it’s well shaded there....

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank AL1314
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Location is perfect! It is just a street away from Pub Street where all the action is. We could easily walk to all the night markets. There are lots of good restaurants and cafes around the area. As for the noise that most comments seem to mention, it was really quite ok for us. It wasn't quite blasting music, but...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Angela G
swarrack, Owner at The Purple Mangosteen, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. As you say the noise rather depends on what is going on in town, over Khmer New Year it has been insane but it was insane everywhere. Now things are back to normal and while you do hear the throb of the centre of town we have tried to limit it with double glazing etc which...

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 10 January 2016

My wife and I were referred to this hotel from a restaurant nearby. The location is perfect. On a quiet alley that feels almost Parisian. The food at restaurant was great as well. Room was nice and clean, shower was perfect. And to be in the heart of the city, the room was quiet. The staff was very friendly and...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank jon r
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We had 3 nights staying here. we had a lil talk with the owners, they are friendly and helpful, the female owner gave us some tips in Siem Reap, she also booked a tuk tuk for us to Angkor Wat with a reasonable price. The hotel location is great, few steps to the main street. We definitely stay here if...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Lukas Düy T
swarrack, Owner at The Purple Mangosteen, responded to this review

We look forward to seeing you when you come back.

181 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (141)
Viewed
Dining (21)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (38)
Viewed
Room/Suite (24)
Viewed
Bathroom (7)
Viewed
View from Room (5)
Viewed
Other (46)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (40)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (10)
Viewed
Dining (14)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (12)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Siem Reap hotels
0.1 km away
Apsara Centrepole Hotel
Apsara Centrepole Hotel
#98 of 338 in Siem Reap
525 reviews
0.1 km away
Reaksmey Chanreas Hotel
Reaksmey Chanreas Hotel
#174 of 338 in Siem Reap
163 reviews
0.2 km away
Steung Siemreap Hotel
Steung Siemreap Hotel
#95 of 338 in Siem Reap
873 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 km away
Terrasse des Elephants
Terrasse des Elephants
#178 of 338 in Siem Reap
378 reviews
0.2 km away
Cheathata Angkor Hotel
Cheathata Angkor Hotel
#61 of 338 in Siem Reap
369 reviews
0.1 km away
OneStop Hostel Siem Reap
OneStop Hostel Siem Reap
#15 of 248 in Siem Reap
205 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Purple Mangosteen is a small boutique Hotel with 6 stylish rooms in the heart of the historic centre of Siem Reap. It is located in the fashionable lane tucked behind the Old Market which still has some of the last original shop houses that are now art cafés, restaurants, boutiques and galleries. Only a few steps away from the vibrant night life of the Old Quarter this Hotel is quiet with elegant fully air-conditioned rooms. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with a rain shower and a full range of locally produced cosmetics for the guests to sample. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Purple Mangosteen

Address: The Alley West | Near Old Market, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Siem Reap Province > Siem Reap
Price Range: $29 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Purple Mangosteen 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Orbitz, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Agoda, Asiatravel.com Holdings and Expedia so you can book your The Purple Mangosteen reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Purple Mangosteen staff and other travellers.
5 questions
Ask a question
Minato, Japan
Kempton Park, South Africa
Busan, Busan, South Korea
over a year ago

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from The Purple Mangosteen staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Great chicken sate”
 of 5 bubbles Checkmate1, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms with A/C, just a room 04 is a bit noise.”
  • double room
 of 5 bubbles 217phillipy, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid this hotel if you want a peace of mind. It's in loud & crazy area - pub street. But this is the right place for having fun at night.”
 of 5 bubbles steammilk, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Numbers 4 and 6 have the extremely loud disco outside. The other rooms at the front, are a bit less noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles Iluvrome_12, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Right in the heart of Siem Reap”
 of 5 bubbles Haeremai18, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
5 of 5