How many times have you arrived at a hotel and realised it is nothing like what the advertisements say? To help you avoid that sticky situation, here are my honest opinion and independent reviews.
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Siem Reap – Nikkivinsi Boutique Villa
This Nikkivinsi Boutique Villa hotel is located about 5 minutes away by tuk-tuk from the Angkor Temples ticket office and about 10-15 minutes away from downtown Siemp Reap. They offered free pick-up (by tuk-tuk) from the airport which was great!
There is no lift in the Nikkivinsi Boutique Villa but the staff will gladly help with your luggage up and down the stairs. The staff at the front desk all spoke basic English and they were all friendly and helpful. I booked my Phare Circus ticket from the hotel at no additional charges even though they get commission for that, so it was a win-win scenario.
I booked a double room through Agoda and look what I got – all for myself!
The room was basic with air-conditioning, a TV, clothes rack, chair and slippers. The toilet was big and clean but it was pretty dark with only 1 light bulb just above the sink. The hot water was reliable although the water pressure wasn’t great. I ended up using the tap with cold water so that I can get out of the shower quicker.
Everything in the room was clean and I loved the fact that there was plenty of sunlight. My room looked out to a construction site but it wasn’t noisy; if an extremely light sleeper like me was able to take a nap at 4pm, you should have nothing to worry about.
The Managing Director Mr. Mony was extremely helpful and always happy to receive any feedback from his guests. His staff, including his family who were helping out in the hotel, were following his example and tried to accommodate the guests’ requests to the best of their ability. They offered to prepare some toast and fruits for me when I needed to catch the sunrise at Angkor Wat at 5am. Mr. Mony even offered to drive me to the airport in his own car when there was no tuk-tuk available.
The hotel is relatively new, just over a year old and they are working hard to improve the facilities, for example getting new pump to improve the water pressure and changing all the television sets to flat-screen ones. Even though the hotel is about 2km away from downtown (it cost between US$2-3 one-way on tuk-tuk), I would stay here again if I do come back to Siem Reap. I paid just over US$100 for 5 nights when I was there over the New Year period so it was definitely value-for-money.
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