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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 11 November 2012

Booked 2 rooms for 1 night > 1st cool room with "Cement Render" @ 1st Floor. 2nd classic room with "Timber Finishes" @ Upper Floor. Great pool area but "Timber Finishes Room" are dusty, smell of sewer gas in bathroom, "flimsy sheet" as blanket and the dustbin was not cleared from the previous occupant. All night did not get a...

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

We are sorry to hear that you did not like your stay at our hotel. We apologize for the bin that was not cleared, this should indeed not happen! We request all of our guests to let us know right away if something is not ok so that we can act immediately. Also, we have thicker blankets available upon request....

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2012

We stayed 3 nights in October 2012 in the 252 & thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the very friendly, very clean 252 Hotel. The staff were exceptionally friendly & helpful. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel & would definitely stay at the hotel again should we visit Phnom Penh. We had an amazing holiday in Cambodia &...

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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 5 November 2012

My mom and I had a great time at the 252, service was always with a smile! We appreciated the fact that someone at the desk was able to provide us some advise on what to do whilst in the Cambodian capital. Also, the pool was lovely and oh-so-inviting... definitely something to look forward to after a sticky day out...

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 3 November 2012

We loved our stay at The 252 in October 2012. The hotel was clean, modernly furnished and the staff were amazing. The pool is gorgeous and the pool-side cabanas offered a relaxing spot after a day of sight seeing. Our room was lovely - we stayed on the third floor. There was 3 of us and we had an extra...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 23 October 2012

The hotel is in a great location in Phnom Penh. Lots of tuk tuks when you step out, minutes away from the Grand Palace, nice Embassy row, etc. And my room is quiet. You have to set your expectations correctly though. This is a basic hotel which is sufficient for most purposes. This is not a boutique designer hotel. You...

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

Thank you for your review. As discussed while you were at our hotel, we apologize for the issue with the A/C. Upon your email back in July, we checked the exact temperature in the room and it went down to 21°C. As in most hotels that care about the environment the A/C are cut while the guests are out, so...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 October 2012

I had a business stay here for 5 nights at the end of September. That meant I was out after breakfast and back just before dark. I can say the breakfast, including warm fresh mini-baguettes with jam and cafe were a great start to the day. Relaxing by the pool at the end of the day was a great way...

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Reviewed 16 October 2012

Minimalistic but warm deco, full of details in an oasis of calm, this hotel has earned the label of "boutique". The service is splendid, the food is real good, the rooms are spacious and full of details like the speakers they provide so you can plug in your IPod and listen to music like at home. Very glad we stayed...

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2012

Stayed for 3 nights during our long tour of South East Asia. Was pleasantly surprised when the gate rolled back from the outside street. Yes, there are buildings and building work going on around the hotel but its in the city so that is expected. We stayed on the top floor and we knew there weren't lifts or phones but...

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Reviewed 9 October 2012

Arriving exhausted after a 14 hr journey across the border from Thailand the warm greeting from the staff on reception and the simple elegance of the hotel was exactly what we needed. We didn't get a chance to swim in the pool but it looked beautiful and we enjoyed some good food in the restaurant alongside it. The room was...

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England
Reviewed 5 October 2012

Roll back the gate and you encounter a relaxed, friendly, individual oasis with good food, excellent staff and spacious rooms. The hotel has its own individual appeal and character. Careful thought has been given to its unique décor and design. The excellent, spotless pool area with its bar and individual cabanas encourages a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. The room was...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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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: $82 - $135 (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 Family Hotel in Phnom Penh
#8 Romantic Hotel in Phnom Penh
#14 Business Hotel in Phnom Penh
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