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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Great little oasis in the midst of chaotic Pnohm Penh. Rooms were large, clean with modern decor, and pool was beautiful. Food was fantastic as well. Staff also very pleasant and helpful. Would definitely stay here again!!

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

Thank you very much for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you during your next visit in Phnom Penh.

vancouver
Reviewed 19 February 2012

The room was large. The bathroom was large. Strange water problem where the shower flow would cease to a drip and then regain strength. Included breakfast was great. Pool area was nice. Overall, very clean. Think you could get better for what you pay. Stayed at Monument Hotel in the same area for much less and would recommend that hotel...

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

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to read that you did not fully enjoy your stay with us. The remark with the water is an issue that happens from time to time only and it comes from the city pipelines. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do from our side, but as mentioned, it only happens from time...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 February 2012

Entrance to the 252 hotel is weird, if you don’t arrange a pick up at the bus station or airport and go there on your own, you’ll definitely get lost. The hotel has a closed gate where the site across is having a construction going on. The signage in front is not clear. The person in front of the gate...

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durham
Reviewed 12 February 2012

This was our last hotel after travelling through Laos & Cambodia and we found it a perfect way to end our trip. The street setting didn't look too promising (a lot of building work) but inside was a little oasis. A lovely swimming pool, with most comfortable surrounding booths, a friendly bar/restaurant area, with excellent breakfasts, plus spacious and well...

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

Thank you so much for your nice review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your last days in Asia with us and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 12 February 2012

This is a little haven of peace in the middle of Phnom Penh. The rooms are spacious, clean and nicely decorated with wifi and Foxtel, Bathrooms are nice. The pool is lovely. The poolside bar/restaurant is good. I would definitely stay here again if I were to come back to Phnom Penh.

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

Thank you very much for your positive review. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and if you were to come back, it will be a great pleasure to have you with us again.

Reviewed 7 February 2012

Stayed 3 nights at the 252 as it was our first hotel we stayed in Phonm penh on arrival to Cambodia. We requested a car pick up from the airport as we landed late in the evening (12am) which the hotel arranged with no problems. On arrival at the hotel the staff were very nice and eager to help. The...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 February 2012

Charming boutique hotel tastily decorated, from the bedrooms to the swimming-pool huts. Very nice, helpful and accommodating personnel, from the owner to all members of the staff. Good location, feeling as an oasis in the capital. Great value.

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

Thank you so much for having taken the time to share your thoughts. It was a great pleasure to have you and your family with us. We are looking forward to see you next time you are in Cambodia.

Reviewed 1 February 2012

Charming hotel with human proportions, very clean. Some rooms, facing the pool, have lovely balconies. So what a pleasure to enjoy the outdoor facilities (swimming pool, outdoor matresses in private huts, bar and restaurant: cocktails 3,5$, courses 5-6$). Main sites are relatively close to the hotel. The only minor disappointent would be the basic breakfast. Advise: ask for the room...

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

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your time at the 252. With regard to the breakfast, we just changed our menu offering, next to the traditional continental breakfast, a swiss breakfast with fresh fruit salad, yogurt and cereals, mini baguette with butter and jam, tea or coffee, and a glass of...

Lugano, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 February 2012

The 252 was a pleasant surprise. The minimalist style of the rooms are perfect for a hot climate and the colour scheme very pleasant. The room we had at the backside was rather dark though and the lights not suffucient. Also the reading lamp was too weak, but those are minor defects. The swimmingpool surrounded by tropical vegetation looks very...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay at the 252. We are delighted that you enjoyed the style of our rooms and the pool area. We have checked the reading lamps in each room and exchanged the bulb where necessary. Please do not hesitate to tell us right away next time you stay with us....

valencia, spain
Reviewed 31 January 2012

Do not doubt when booking this hotel It is simple, elegantly designed around the pool and the breakfast are very nicely presented. A safe, clean and delightful place to come back to each day. The owner is always willing to chat and seems to enjoy his guests. Staff were all very kind, and some still earning their jobs but very...

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We were very happy to have you and your family with us. We are looking forward to see you again…

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • 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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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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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: ₹ 3,892 - ₹ 6,374 (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
#14 Business Hotel in Phnom Penh
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