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“Location, Food, Atmosphere all great. Family of 4 slept in one room.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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the 252
Ranked #13 of 274 Hotels in Phnom Penh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Location, Food, Atmosphere all great. Family of 4 slept in one room.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

We stayed, a family of 4, in the 252 for 3 nights in July 2011. There is little to complain about our stay. This is a great choice.

As a family, a lot of hotels want to put the 2 kids in a separate room at full rate. 252 was helpful squeezing us into one room. it made it affordable and we appreciate that.

The pool/lounge atmosphere is great. We wish we had hung out there more but we were busy sight seeing. Our kids loved it. Food was pretty good, not gourmet but very tasty mix of aouth east asian and continental.

It's well situated. You'll take tuk tuk everywhere and they know where it is (mostly - still good to take a card with you.)

Good place. If you like the price, you won't be dissapointed. Here is our day when we stayed at 252 including some pictures.

http://creekmoreworld.com/2011/07/its-a-holiday-in-cambodia-day-26/

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2012

We stayed at The 252 and had an amazing few days there during our 2 weeks in Cambodia. This is a perfect little hidden oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We spent many evenings relaxing out by the side of the pool on the comfy, idyllic seating area, enjoying a few cocktails. Would love to return and certainly recommend staying here to others. Very friendly owners.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012 via mobile

This place is great to stay at. We where here for 3 nights and spent time hanging at the pool and enjoying the happy hour!

It is located in a nice part of town and if you wonder past the ever present tuk tuk medley outside the door, you are rewarded with a good slice of Cambodian city life, as interesting and distracting as the national museum.

The staff where top notch and the french proprietor / manager was present at most times and was helpful and informative.

The hotel is located between two very big building projects and though it pleased me to see the area develop into a city worthy of capital status it does some what disturb the pool lounging during the day.

I'd recomend this hotel to friends.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

We was so happy to stay at the 252. We booked 1 night at this hotel but it was so great to stay there so we booked 2 nights more. The pool aera is so lovely with all the flowers and trees. You also have a resto which I can recommend the food is really good. The room is nice decorated with much of colors and the bathroom it was also nice. The staff verry helpful they organized us a trip, to go to the river you can take a tuk tuk which you find outside the hotel, but you can also go by foot in an other street where you find bars. We really enjoid our stay a big thank you to all the staff.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Greg S
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Perth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2012

When entering the 252, one arrives in an open restaurant/bar and pool with sofas that immediately invites a traveler to relax. It resembles a tranquil garden though it's ideally located in a bustling area of Phnom Penh (no where near the red light district, actually in a very safe area where there are many restaurants, cafes and bars within walking distance). The rooms are spotless and beautifully decorated, and the nice colors give a very relaxing feel to the rooms. I'm surprised about the comment on the 252 having 5 floors, as the hotel only has 3 floors.
The 252 team is very friendly and capable to help you out for anything regarding your trip (booking bus tickets, recommending restaurants, scanning or printing a document). The service in the restaurant was impeccable and the food delicious and very reasonably priced. There is also a wide range of dishes available (Asian and Western). The hotel is owned by a very friendly Swiss couple that is always on site and readily available for any particular requests. This is the second time I come back to the 252 and recommend this hotel to any person coming to Phnom Penh, it is excellent value and really equal to a 4 star hotel, but with a cosy atmosphere ! We fully appreciated the friendliness, availability and great service of the whole staff and will definitely be back!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank Maz468
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Additional Information about the 252

Property: the 252
Address: Street 252 #19, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh 12000, Cambodia
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Region: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Phnom Penh
#8 Romantic Hotel in Phnom Penh
#14 Business Hotel in Phnom Penh
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,898 - ₹ 6,385
Hotel Class:3.5 star — the 252 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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 
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