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Lugano, Switzerland
Reviewed 31 January 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…

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 January 2012

We enjoyed our stay at 252 and are on our way back for a second visit. It's simple modern clean design and friendly staff make it a great oasis in PP.

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

Thank you for your positive review. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your stays at the 252. See you again next time you are in Phnom Penh.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 January 2012

We spent the last 4 days of our long Thailand, Laos and Cambodia adventure at this Hotel. It is not too bad but it is not great. Then again the standards on Cambodia are not the highest so in the end the experience was warm if you know what I am saying. The rooms are OK, we had a couple...

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

Thank you for your review. We would like to inform you that our breakfast menu has been amended offering the choice between a continental breakfast with eggs, bacon, toast and mini baguette with butter and jam, and a plate of fresh fruits, and a swiss breakfast with fresh fruit salad, yogurt and cereals, and mini baguette with butter and jam....

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Reviewed 27 January 2012

We arrived at the 252 hotel and after being driven by tuk tuk up a street that still looked like it was under construction but we're so pleased to have the door of our hidden oasis open to us. The 252 was an amazing boutique hotel!! The vibrant colours and blue pool draw you in and there is a beautiful...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your encouraging thoughts and for pointing out the friendliness of the whole team. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and will share your compliments with all our employees. Regarding the sleep quality, we decided to have rather firm mattresses, but for guests preferring it softer,...

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 25 January 2012

We stayed 3 nights at this hotel in January 2012. We had booked 4 double deluxe rooms with balconies overlooking the pool. On arrival the pool area looks magnificent with a bar area tables and chairs and cabanas to relax in whilst reading a book by the pool. This hotel has no lifts so stairs is the only way up...

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad to read that you enjoyed the rooms and the pool area. The hotel has only three floors and therefore we decided not to have an elevator. Nevertheless we always try to accommodate elderly guests or persons with mobility problems on lower floors (if known during reservation or if possible upon arrival). Regarding...

Melbourne
Reviewed 25 January 2012

For the price you can't go wrong! Room was $55/night and it was pretty good for the price! Room was clean, nice bathrooms, great pool with lovely & very comfortable pavillions to sit in. It's also possible to get a massage by the pool for $15. Also, the French owner/manager goes out of his way to speak to everyone which...

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay at the 252 and look forward to welcoming you next time you are in Cambodia.

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 19 January 2012

We stayed here at the end of a hectic three week trip in SE Asia. The hotel has clean, comfortable rooms, a decent breakfast, and a fantastic pool area to lounge in and escape the chaos and heat of Phnom Penh. It was a great place to unwind before heading home and at $55/night for a deluxe room a great...

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

Thank you for your positive review. We are happy to read that you enjoyed relaxing at the 252 before heading back home. We look forward to welcome you back next time you travel in SE Asia.

Hong Kong
Reviewed 18 January 2012

We enjoyed our stay at the 252. We had a room on second floor which was very spacious, well maintained and comfortable. bar area and the cabanas are really fabulous. Breakfast was adequate and bathroom very spacious. rooms have fans and aircon. great to have a balcony too. We were told upon check out that they are installing tea and...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 17 January 2012

I don't normally write reviews but I was so impressed with this hotel and its staff that I wanted to give them recognition. Stephane, the hotel manager, was awesome! I emailed the hotel about availability and Stephane personally answered my questions and took care of the accomodations. His front desk and restaurant/bar staff were also really attentive and helpful! They...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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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: $69 - $125 (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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The 252 Hotel Phnom Penh
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#7 Family Hotel in Phnom Penh
#8 Romantic Hotel in Phnom Penh
#15 Business Hotel in Phnom Penh
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