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the 252

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karratha
Reviewed 16 January 2013 via mobile

The capital of Cambodia is mindblowing. To open the gate and finding this lovely hotel was pure relief. Staff were great, rooms were simply decorated but very nice. Gorgeous bathroom. We ate a couple of times in the restaurant and it was nice. crepe suzette was amazing! All in all, I would definately recommend this hotel.

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

Dear Raychelle, Thank you for your review. We are glad to read that you found here a place to relax from the busy city. We are looking forward to welcoming you back here with us. Best regards, Stéphane

Hong Kong
Reviewed 14 January 2013

An oasis in the heart of Phnom Penh. Exceptionally clean, well lit and modern designed rooms ( Tendence Khmere ) set in a delightful little garden with cafe, pool, and little pool cabanas. Breakfast is delightful by the pool and restaurant serves food all day by the pool. Do not miss this little oasis - a splash in the pool...

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your positive review. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your room and the design by Tendance Khmere as well as the pool area. We hope to welcome you back here at the 252 next time you are in Phnom Penh. Best regards, Stéphane

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 13 January 2013

This is a very well thought out establishment in a good location in Phnom Pen. The accomodation is backed up with a very good pool. The pool has 5 x Bure's along the side where you can spend the day if you so desire. A nice poolside restaurant with wandering staff to keep your drink filled. The rooms are roomy...

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

Dear Muruk, Thank you for your review here on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. As mentioned by you, we have some Phnom Penh based customers coming to enjoy lunch or dinner at our restaurant. We are always limiting the number of outside customers in order that our guests do not feel disturbed. Thank you...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 13 January 2013

I truly am amazed at the level of service and the types of rooms we received compared to the cost of the room, which was relatively cheap all things considered. But of all the hotels we stayed at during our tour of South-East Asia, the 252 was the best by far. The pictures say it all because this is one...

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

Dear CrushHigh, Thank you for having taken the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to have you with us during your next visit in Phnom Penh. Best regards, Stéphane

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2013 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at the 252 we loved the pool area and the restaurant served some really nice dishes but we were quite disappointed with our room. We stayed on the top floor (We didn't mind the stairs). Our bed was really hard and we only had a sheet. Now I understand that Cambodia is a hot place but...

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

Dear Sarahel9, Thank you for your review. We are glad to read that you enjoyed the pool area and the food at our restaurant. With regard to the bedding, we have chosen to use firm mattresses to which we can add a soft mattress on top. Soft mattresses as well as blankets are available to our guests upon request. We...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2013

Our family of 4 recently spent 4 nights in The 252. Our daughters (12 & 14) were in room 16 and we had the adjoining room 17. The rooms were lovely and very spacious, ours had a view over the pool. The staff were fantastic and gave really great advice on where to eat, visit and how much it should...

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

Dear BernShaz, Thank you for your positive review on TripAdvisor. It was a great pleasure to have you with us and we are looking forward to welcoming you again here at the 252. Best regards, Stéphane

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 6 January 2013

We were 2 families including grand parents and kids. We really enjoyed our stay. The Hotel is conveniently located, the rooms are spacious, nicely decorated and comfortable. The food is good and the staff is very nice and helpful. The pool is the perfect size for this hotel and the small canopies around create a nice surrounding.

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

Dear Faubaniac, Thank you for having taken the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at the 252. It was a great pleasure to have you and your family with us and we are looking forward to welcoming you soon again. Best regards, Stéphane

Koh Chang
Reviewed 4 January 2013

The hotel is an oasis of peace with its pool and pavilions to chill after a day of sightseeing. The rooms are very big with all one needs. We especially appreciated the warm welcome of the staff, we’ve never met people like them, always looking after us! The food at the restaurant is delicious, we loved their Khmer set menu...

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

Dear Stefan, Thank you for your positive review. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay at the 252 and that we could provide a relaxing retreat for you after a day of sightseeing. We are looking forward to have you back with us during your next visit in Phnom Penh. Best regards, Stéphane

Hong Kong
Reviewed 3 January 2013 via mobile

252 is really exactly what you hope for when you're booking a boutique hotel. It's intimate, beautifully designed, staffed by really personable and sincere staff - and it's near to some excellent little streets (like 240). The pool is just the right size - which lends itself perfectly to a life of part tourism, part lounging. I'd sooner stay here...

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

Dear Barneyinkaz, Thank you for your positive review on TripAdvisor. We are happy to read that you found exactly what you were looking for. We would like to thank you for staying with us, we all look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Phnom Penh. Best regards, Stéphane

Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 31 December 2012

We stayed two nights and wish we could have stayed one more on way back through town, but it was fully booked. The pool area is very relaxing, the food is very good and reasonably priced. Breakfast also very tasty. The staff is great! The rooms are stylish, comfortable and spacious. I love the location which is a few miles...

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

Dear Beemarcus, Thank you for all your kind comments about your recent stay here at the 252 and we are sorry that we were not able to accommodate you when you came back to Phnom Penh. It is true that the 252 is located in an interesting neighborhood, close to Street 278 with its shops, restaurants and bars. We hope...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • 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: $74 - $112 (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 Romantic Hotel in Phnom Penh
#7 Family Hotel in Phnom Penh
#13 Business Hotel in Phnom Penh
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“There is no lift/elevator so if you're not fit for stairs, ask for a ground or first floor room where possible.”
psidlayi, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“room with balcony on higher floor with pool view are pleasant”
395patrickr, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You might want to get a room with Pool view.”
nukiangelo, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 10 requires walking up two flights of stairs, but the privacy and spaciousness of the room made it very worthwhile.”
MackyM565, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Floors have great balconies with chairs and a table. Anything higher than ground gives you a great view”
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