We’ll be taking our first trip to Cambodia next week and would like some advice about places to stay (and any other suggestions). Our travel agent here said that they don’t have any connections in Cambodia and that we should check on the web through Yahoo travel. Go to travel.yahoo.com
and click the region you want to visit on the map (note: you’ll have to scroll down to “Destination Guides”). But it’d be great to hear some firsthand experiences…
Here’s what we’ve checked out so far:
The Juliana sounds really nice & reasonably priced for the ammenities (as low as USD$55), but we’ve tried making bookings through several sites (as the Juliana doesn’t seem to have its own web site) & still nothing is confirmed. Supposedly there is a nice swimming pool, but one of the sites doesn’t mention it…
Angkor Hotel - pricey - USD$90 for a deluxe double w/king sized bed…
but the e-mails also are unclear as to whether we have a confirmed reservation. My wife called & spent 10 minutes trying to spell our name to the person who answered who had no info about our reservation. I called the next day & had the same experience with another guy (they didn’t speak any other languages unfortunately). He said that the credit card would be billed 3 days before checkin for 50% and then would be billed 100% for cancellation@#$%! I have heard lots of broken English in many countries, but they are really impressive at that hotel!
Auberge Mont Royal
USD$33 standard room includes breakfast and sounds like a simple but nice place. The deluxe rooms (USD$45) look really nice but aren’t avail. for next week.
Yes, I know, there is lodging to be had for next to nothing, but this is our only vacation this year so we were thinking of pampering ourselves a bit… but after the experience with the Angkor Hotel, I’m re-evaluating the merits of that.
Our Lonely Planet South-East Asia doesn’t have much in the way of hotels in Cambodia… I stopped by the Caves in Tienmu but it didn’t have a LP Cambodia
We’d really appreciate hearing about any lodging experiences, from camping to 5 star.
p.s. We’ll be there from 12/28/02 to 1/05/03 so hope to hear from you soon! And we should have some advice for everyone after that