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Sawasdee Angkor Inn, Siem Reap, Cambodia - Review

We stayed at the Sawasdee Angkor Inn, Siem Reap, Cambodia in November 2007 for two nights on a trip from Thailand and found that the hotel was in a dusty back street outside the main centre of Siem Reap.

Sawasdee Angkor Inn, Siem Reap, CambodiaThe web site for the Sawasdee Angkor Inn hotel claims "the best accommodation in Siem Reap town for tourist". We beg to differ, and would say Sawasdee Angkor Inn, is a better than average, simple, modern, small, budget hotel. The building appears to be fairly new and well maintained. The rooms are clean and tidy with or without air-conditioning.

The staff present were friendly, helpful and spoke a reasonable Sawasdee Angkor Inn, Siem Reap, Cambodiaamount of English one or two spoke Japanese. We were given a complementary 500ml bottle of cold water on arrival. This is the first hotel we have stopped in that require guests to remove their shoes before entering the foyer (shoe rack provided at front door) - A reasonable request as the dust from the road outside the hotel entrance would create havoc on the shiny tiled floors!

There is no lift to the upper floors, We occupied a second floor (2 floors up from ground) air-conditioned room with en-suite wet-room (with temperamental shower). The room was spotless. There was a double bed and a single (for family occupancy) The beds were comfortable and the linen was clean and crisp.

Sawasdee Angkor Inn, Siem Reap, CambodiaThe dining area was in the area immediately outside the front door under a thatched roof, providing a small but (24 covers) comfortable facility with pleasant atmosphere. After dark anti-mosquito measures were applied. Cutlery and crockery was clean. The menu was basic and simple. Some of the dishes were a bit peculiar: The fish in garlic sauce and the spaghetti bolognaise had a rather slimy texture, probably arrowroot / rice starch content or similar. But there were local rice dishes that were tasty.

Beer and bottled soft drinks were not over-priced.

Breakfast was from the al-a-carte menu and was very simple being pancakes or eggs with crispy baguettes (no butter)etc. Tea is served 'black' in a tall glass, so ask for milk.

The hotel was about 15 minutes drive from the Siem Reap Airport, 15 minutes drive to the Angkor Archaeological Park complex and 5 minutes drive from Old Market (Phsar Chas), the largest market in Siem Reap.

The hotel will organise your trip to the Angkor Archaeological Park complex but we found that some guests had no problem organising their own less expensive trips with local Tuk Tuk drivers that spoke a reasonable degree of english. No guide service was available at the time.


We went to Cambodia by road from Bangkok, Thailand

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