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“Oasis in Phnom Penh”
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the 252
Ranked #11 of 264 Hotels in Phnom Penh
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Edmonton, Canada
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Oasis in Phnom Penh”
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!!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Stéphane C, Manager at the 252, responded to this review, 2 March 2012
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.
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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 over this one. But if I didn't have that hotel to compare 252 I would probably have enjoyed 252 more.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Stéphane C, Manager at the 252, responded to this review, 2 March 2012
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 to time.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 17 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 opens the gate for you and the first thing you see is swimming pool where you’ll think you were coming in from the back door entrance. This is the front entrance, on the left of the pool is the restaurant where you take your free breakfast and also serves lunch and dinner. After the pool is the reception, here you can also arrange for your tour and transport. The hotel staff and the people in Phnom Penh in general are friendly but not as friendly as the people in Siem Reap.

The room is big, ceiling is high and I like the way they did it, everything is concrete! The table is concrete, the bed base is concrete, the headboard is concrete, the wardrobe cabinet is concrete, and the chair is the only one which is not because you’ll have a hard time moving it. The only thing I didn’t like was that they didn’t paint them, it is still in their dull raw concrete colours which may be what they planned and my son liked it, but if you ask me, I would have preferred that they painted them in lively colours like yellow for the headboard, brown for the bed base, blue for the table and maybe green for the wardrobe. The hotel also comes with free wireless internet access in your room and the pool and restaurant area.

Overall, I’ll give this a 4.5. Reommended.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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durham
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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 thought out rooms, left us wishing we were staying a few more nights. We voted the shower the best of the trip! You could hire a tuk tuk for half day/day from the hotel and we found this an excellent way of getting round without the hassle of having to 'bargain' for fees. This is a little gem in a busy city - but book early, it's very popular!

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Stéphane C, Manager at the 252, responded to this review, 3 March 2012
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.
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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.

Room Tip: Personally I think it's worth paying the extra $10 for the pool view.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Stéphane C, Manager at the 252, responded to this review, 3 March 2012
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.
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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 Romantic Hotel in Phnom Penh
#7 Family Hotel in Phnom Penh
#13 Business Hotel in Phnom Penh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
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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