We had two rooms for a family of four. Two adults and two teenagers. The rooms have European style keys. You stick it in a slot next to the door when you enter and the electricity in the room comes on. If you leave in the morning and come back in the afternoon, the room is still cool. At night with the A/C on it's like a meat locker. The beds are a little on the hard side by American standards, but I think that's normal for here. They were still pretty comfortable. The staff is very helpful and always smiling. They'll arrange tour guides (a must if you want to know what you're looking at at Angkor Wat) for about $15 dollars a day.
Without a doubt the free tuk tuk and the pool are reason enough to pick this hotel. As the previous review mentioned, they assign you your own driver for your entire stay. We had Sambath. He was always on time and showed up right where we asked him to. He also had a cooler with bottles of water. Our first day he took us to Pub street. When he picked us up, I asked him to take us around to several of the smaller sites around town. So we tuk tukked around for an hour or so and he came in with us and and acted as a tour guide.
We found it best to go around and do tourist stuff from 8:00 am until about 2:00 pm. By then it's pretty hot and humid. We would come back to the hotel and lounge around the pool until about 4:00. Apparently most of the other guests had the same plan. The pool area never got too crowded. The hotel is away from other hotels so you don't get people who aren't staying there at the pool. There were two other families with kids and they'd usually show up at the pool at the same time. It was good to talk to them and learn what stuff they had done and how they liked it. After resting and cooling off, we'd get in the tuk tuk and go down to Pub Street to buy stuff and get something to eat. I would recommend going to Pub Street around sunset. The place lights up like Christmas after dark, especially the river by the night market. You could stay in Siem Reap for six months and not eat in every one of the restaurants.
One final thing. I try to pack light when we go on trips. In the room, there is a wicker basket for laundry. If you put your laundry in it, they will pick it up when they make up the room. I think it cost about a dollar so per item. My guess is that's a bit high by Cambodian standards but well worth it. I was sweating up two shirts a day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Siddharta Boutique Hotel located in the midway between the center of Siem Reap and the Angkor temples, in a quiet and green area, the Siddhartha hotel is warmly welcoming you in an intimate and refined setting. This brand new charming structure, twenty-eight rooms only, while simplicity and elegance meet the colonial and secular Cambodian style. ... more less
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