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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice little gem in the heart of the city. I booked online and got a great deal! The pool is open 24hrs and the hotel has a very laid back/social atmosphere. I recommend a pool facing room on a high floor.

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Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for two weeks on a business trip at The 252 and loved it so much I came back for my next business trip. Walking into the peaceful courtyard with the glistening swimming pool and the excellent restaurant immediately brought relaxation. The staff were friendly and so helpful, nothing was too small or too big for them to handle,... More 

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Canberra
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104 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed for one night on a solo trip to Phnom Penh. The 252 was like a little haven from the bustling streets outside. My room was lovely- tasteful, cool and comfy. Gorgeous pool, wonderful restaurant with delish cocktails. Overall, it was the staff who made this visit. I felt so at home- all the girls were just gorgeous. Thank... More 

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

Dear Miriam, Thank you for your kind review on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear that you felt at ease while staying with us and we hope that for your next visit to Phnom Penh, you will have a bit more time to spend here at the 252 and also to discover the bustling city. Best regards, Stéphane and the... More 

Bengaluru, India
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked away in a non assuming street, behind closed doors lies a truly great place to stay in! The staff, mostly women, are very efficient and helpful. Few rooms but very well taken care. Good food and bar. We were very happy with this find.

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Thank Hetasvi
Stéphane C, General Manager at the 252, responded to this review

Dear Hetasvi, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are happy that you and you friends had a good time here at the 252 and we hope to have you back next time you visit Cambodia. Best regards Stéphane and the 252 team More 

San Francisco, California
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They do have a nice pool and great courtyard. The complimentary breakfast was good. Overall I kind of agree it is over priced for what you get. The rooms we stayed in were not modern or resort like. The bathroom was not updated and the shower area water runs off right in front of the toilet. The rooms do have... More 

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

Dear Jennyfer, Thank you for your comments. We are always happy to receive feedback from our guests in order to improve our services. Our hotel was opened 6 years ago and with rooms rates at an average of US$60 we are certainly not a 5 star hotel (such as the hotel you stayed in the next night which offers room... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is the best we stayed at during our journey in Cambodia. The rooms are spacious, with a nice decoration and very clean. The pool area invites you to relax after a hot day of sightseeing. The food at the restaurant is very tasty and all is freshly prepared. Last but not least, it is the staff who makes... More 

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

Dear Manu, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your time here with us, and we will pass the compliments to our staff. We are looking forward to have you back here at the 252 next time you visit Cambodia. Best regards, Stéphane and the 252 team More 

Singapore, Singapore
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49 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I spent two nights at the 252 and were extremely happy with our stay, the staff are excellent and go above and beyond to make you feel welcome. The hotel is small but the pool is a good size. We had some really lovely food and cocktails for very reasonable prices. The beds are hard but they... More 

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

Dear Katie, Thank you for your kind review on TripAdvisor. It was a great pleasure to have you and your sister with us here at the 252 and we are glad to read that you fully enjoyed your stay with us. We have checked the WiFi on the top floor and did reboot it for better connectivity. We are looking... More 

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 small children) stayed for 3 nights at the 252. Bit of a mix-up with our check-in (we arrived near midnight) and we were placed in the wrong room, but next morning it was sorted out easily. Breakfast was tasty, though the options are limited to eggs/toast and yogurt; dinner has a good selection... More 

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

Dear Elizabeth, Thank you for your kind review on TripAdvisor. It was a great pleasure to have you and your family here with us. Nicole misses Clara and Teddy sitting at the bar, asking for their apple juice and chatting with her ;-) We are sorry about the mix-up during your check-in, but the agency did not inform us about... More 

Munich, Bayern, Germany
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63 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this hotel because friends of ours had recommended it. With 50€ per night it was the most expensive hotel we were at in Cambodia (beside one on the islands, where it's generally more expensive) and we expected to get something a bit luxurious. Yes, there was a swimming pool, but not an especially nice one and I felt... More 

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

Dear guest, We are a bit confused by your review. Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia, and as everywhere else in the world, the hotels are more expensive than in the provinces. By saying this, we would like to point out that our room rates are rather reasonable for a boutique hotel with swimming pool. Now, our guests are... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Great hotel. Small. Only 19 rooms but the rooms are huge and modern and well appointed. Staff are great and friendly. Pool area is quaint with plenty pf room to laze about during the hot days. The location is fine. I like the restaurants around st 278 and a tuk tuk isnt mich of a drama to get elsewhere.

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

Dear Justin, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you fully enjoyed your stay here at the 252. It is true that the large range of restaurants in the nearby street 278 is very convenient. We are looking forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Cambodia. Best regards, Stéphane and the 252 team More 

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Amenities

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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
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
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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: ₹ 4,159 - ₹ 6,409 (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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“Double room with a balcony - which has a view of the pool.”
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