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the 252

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Kortrijk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first trip to Phnom Penh and we are so glad we have chosen the 252 Boutique Hotel. Nicole, the manager, assisted us in every possible way. Nice swimming pool, nice rooms - take the poolside room on the ground floor -, good food, large choice of drinks. I especially liked the Nespresso Coffee. Thanks again Nicole and...

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Redding, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for two weeks with 70+ others from the same place and there's nothing to complain about. Everything from the rooms to the food and service was amazing. Nicole, her husband, and all her staff were very kind and accommodating. I would highly recommend this hotel and would definitely stay here again if I go to Cambodia again...

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure to have you all here at the 252 and we are looking forward to see you again next time you come to Phnom Penh. Best regards, Stéphane and the 252 team

Wurzburg, Germany
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

252 is a wonderful Boutique Hotel in the center of the city. Nice swimming pool, seats around the pool to chill out. Hotel managed by great and very friendly people. Good breakfast a la carte with fresh fruits and a nice Cappuccino. A place to go when you are either on a business trip or on vacation. Easy to get...

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

Dear Hans, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure to have you with us and we look forward to see you again for a family holiday… Best regards, Stéphane and the 252 team

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed for 2 night in this hotel and it was quite nice, Our room was fine, not so big neither small. the floor was not so clean which was just OK. The swimming pool was also nice, quite long for little exercise. Breakfast was juuust ok. Not much choice, but yah, OK. And the staff, smily and helpful. The...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Back after one year... Nothing to say more as all still really excellent: service, staff and management room are perfect and pool area and restaurant as well. And don't for the cocktail at the happy hours. We coming back next year for sure!

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

Dear Nicolas, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. It was great to see you again, and we are happy to read that you were still enjoying the happy hours cocktails around the pool. We look forward to see you next year… Best regards, Stéphane and the 252 team

England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Recently stayed at 252 which was booked by an agent so don't know whether it was value for money or not. The hotel is about a 30 minute walk to the river, 20 mins or so to the palace. I would have prefered to be closer to the centre. I didnt think the hotel was in a very nice area....

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

Dear guest, We are sorry to read that you did not fully enjoy your stay here with us. Our hotel is located in Boeung Keng Kang which actually is the city center of Phnom Penh. The touristic riverfront is reachable within 5 minutes by tuk tuk. Our check-in procedure is quick and takes a few minutes only, the time to...

Ottawa
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the popular 252 - an outstanding boutique hotel in the bustling capital - our favorite stay in a month of travel. Located a short tuk tuk ride from central sights, it offers beautiful, spotlessly clean, minimalist rooms – we opted for a balcony room with a “soft” bed - incredibly spacious with all the...

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

Dear Deborah and John, Thank you for your nice review on TripAdvisor. We are glad to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. It is true that our restaurant is appreciated by our guests, especially because our cooks prepare each dish à la minute with fresh ingredients only. We are looking forward to have you back here at...

Goes, The Netherlands
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Stayed here for a couple of nights, and found it a true gem in this hectic and noisy city. Nice, spacious rooms and bathroom, excellent airco and good wifi. Wonderful staff, serviceminded, friendly and very helpful. The is a choice between 2 good breakfast menus in the morning, and we also enjoyed the food very much for dinner, as we...

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

Dear Bettina, Thank you for your kind review on TripAdvisor. We are happy that our hotel offered you a quiet place to relax from the hectic and noisy city. We hope to have you back with us next time you visit Cambodia. Best regards, Stéphane and the 252 team

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Stayed at the 252 for 2 nights last week. We asked for a room on the top floor and got it. First impressions were mixed. We checked in at 7pm and were welcomed by staff a little too informally for a hotel of this standard. The entrance to the hotel is by the pool and on the way to reception...

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

Dear Patrick, It is important for us to get feedback from our guests so that we constantly can improve our services. As I was not present the evening you checked in, I spoke with my manager who was on duty that day and also had a look at the security cameras in order to get a full picture. Our staff...

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Great boutique hotel in the centre of Phnom Penh. Good sized rooms with comfortable beds, clean bathrooms, strong wifi, well maintained pool too cool down in the Cambodian heat. Good food as well. But best of all are the staff; the nicest and friendliest anyone could wish for.

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

Dear Anton, Thank you for your kind review on TripAdvisor. It is a pleasure to read that you fully enjoyed your stay here at the 252 and we were happy to have you with us. We are looking forward to see you again soon. Best regards, Stéphane and the 252 team

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Airport Transportation
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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: $68 - $115 (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
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”
Skyflier2222, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
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