Decided my booking after reading rewiews from TripA.
The first impresion of the entrance /reception is one of a room that badly needs a fresh hand of painting , another softer type of lightening ( argh! those neon lights!) and nicer furniture...Staff is very nice , maybe sometimes too friendly that you wonder what they expect from you..( an extra tip?)but it's fair enough , they are very poor...
garden and swimming pool ok , breakfast a bit poor ( no choice of bread ,and why nescafè ? , not one Cambodian specialty )our room was ok ( " deluxe") terrible pink Lycra curtains at the windows , no water pressure ,it could do with a bit of new furniture ( they sell so nice and cheap materials at the markets!) the great thing was our huge terrace which we enjoyed very much.Restaurant very good , so was the cooking lesson.
Pity we weren't ackowledged at all by the owners, hardly a brief hello at breakfast, and we stayed there for 5 nights! we also had 3 excursions booked through them ,of average quality.( the" gourmet basket "of the Angkor Wat day trip was filled with fruits , fruits and fruit juice!!)
I guess that for the price they are surely other nice familly run hotels in Siem Reap.
Our impresion was one of a "was-once-a-nice-place "...it's not too late to react!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The River Garden Hotel comprises 2 large traditional Khmer style Villas set in jungle gardens opposite the Siem Reap river. We are 2 minutes to the city center, 10 minutes to Angkor Wat and 20 minutes from the airport set in a vibrant local village area. The rooms are a mix of classic design and beautiful Khmer furnishings. Formerly the painting studio of world renowned french artist Michel Delacroix, the rooms are not spacious, with an ensuite and feature an inadequate balcony or patio looking over the un attended jungle gardens. Enjoy one of our 3 dining options, including a restaurant, a bakery cafe and our poolbar. Or refresh yourself in our outside swimmingpool or book a massage in our exclusive massage house near the pool. Amenities: Spacious well presented rooms, Large uncomfortable bed, Air conditioned, Ceiling fans, Cable TV, Free WIFI, Large private en-suite, Shower and shower facilities. Immaculately clean. Rates include breakfast for 2 persons. Airport, bus station or boat dock pickup $17 per 2 persons. Tours and activities, like our "Chooks in tuk-tuks" cooking classes and streetfood tours are available and recommended. ... more less
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