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Goes, The Netherlands
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Stayed here for a couple of nights, and found it a true gem in this hectic and noisy city. Nice, spacious rooms and bathroom, excellent airco and good wifi. Wonderful staff, serviceminded, friendly and very helpful. The is a choice between 2 good breakfast menus in the morning, and we also enjoyed the food very much for dinner, as we...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the 252 for 2 nights last week. We asked for a room on the top floor and got it. First impressions were mixed. We checked in at 7pm and were welcomed by staff a little too informally for a hotel of this standard. The entrance to the hotel is by the pool and on the way to reception...

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

Dear Patrick, It is important for us to get feedback from our guests so that we constantly can improve our services. As I was not present the evening you checked in, I spoke with my manager who was on duty that day and also had a look at the security cameras in order to get a full picture. Our staff...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great boutique hotel in the centre of Phnom Penh. Good sized rooms with comfortable beds, clean bathrooms, strong wifi, well maintained pool too cool down in the Cambodian heat. Good food as well. But best of all are the staff; the nicest and friendliest anyone could wish for.

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

Dear Anton, Thank you for your kind review on TripAdvisor. It is a pleasure to read that you fully enjoyed your stay here at the 252 and we were happy to have you with us. We are looking forward to see you again soon. Best regards, Stéphane and the 252 team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would recommend this hotel to any of my friends. The breakfast was really good, the rooms were clean and spacious, and the grounds were very clean. My friend and I only spent 2 nights there but I slept really well both nights. In terms of location, I am not sure if it is good or bad. I can say...

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

Dear Becky, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you and your friend enjoyed your stay with us. With regard to the location, we are in a small street right in the city center, and the Central Market is a 3-minute tuk tuk drive away. And it is not dangerous at all, as in most places...

Figline e Incisa Valdarno, Italy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was great! nicest room, yummy food, super kind hosts (they spoke english and french), good location... A peaceful oasis in that giant mess that Phnom Penh is! They have great advices (on tuk tuk prices, which was also very useful), and may book tours for you :) Yep, we would most definitely suggest it!

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

Dear Silvia, Thank you for your nice review on TripAdvisor. We are happy that you fully enjoyed our peaceful oasis. We are always happy to share experiences and to help out with booking tours, busses, and so on. We hope to have you back soon. Best regards, Stéphane and the 252 team

North Wales
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for a night during our stay at Phnom Penh and was relaxing and all we needed for a stay. The reception is quite informal (closing at 10pm) but staff are helpful and the bar near the pool is nice to chill out by. Room is quite basic but clean and location is good.

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

Dear Ian, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed your time relaxing around the pool. Indeed, our front desk is open from 7am until 10pm, outside of these hours our two night guards take care of any guests’ needs. In case of any issue they can’t resolve, they are calling me or my manager....

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Good clean room, Staff efficient ( when the owner Nicole is around which is most of the time) and friendly (sometimes). Food ok but I cannot Highly recommend it, breakfast average. Internet average. One of the best things was the very personable owner Nicole who ceaselessly makes thing good. All in all above average so the very good rating. Location...

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Los Altos, California
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had a very pleasant two first days in Cambodia thanks, also, to the Hotel we were lucky to pick. At the 252 we felt very welcome and the European feeling of the rooms and common areas, made us feel at home. Staff and owners are very helpful with everything. They provided me with a new sim card for my...

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

Dear Angelo, Thank you for your nice review on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure to have you here at the 252 and we are more than happy to read that you had a pleasant start in Cambodia. We hope to have you back with us next time you visit Phnom Penh. Best regards, Stéphane and the 252 team

Taiyuan
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The 252 is an ideal location for the older traveler wanting to avoid the backpacking crowd. It's a short tuk tuk ride to nearly all the sites of interest, and the staff go out of their way to make one's stay a pleasant and enjoyable experience. One female staff member gave me several excellent suggestions for both my trip to...

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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I stayed at the 252 for 3 night while I was visiting Phnom Penh. The room was large,clean and very charming. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Nicole and Stephane (the owners) are always going for the extra miles and make you feel very special.I definitely recommend the 252 to anyone who wants to have a great time in...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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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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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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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: ₹ 3,207 - ₹ 9,097 (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
#7 Romantic Hotel in Phnom Penh
#13 Business Hotel in Phnom Penh
#26 Best Value Hotel in Phnom Penh
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“room with balcony on higher floor with pool view are pleasant”
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