Upon arrival at the King Angkor Villa we were greeted by a very smiley man who knew exactly who we were and which room to take us to…it was nice to think they had been waiting for us and were fully prepared. We were in a Private Triple Ensuite room with a fan (instead of getting the more expensive A/C. This may have been a bit of an error as it did get quite hot at night), and it was actually really nice. The room was quite large and the beds very comfortable, probably the most comfy we’ve had for quite a while. The bathroom was okay too, more of a wet-room really, but perfectly adequate, if a little dirty (and we had some issues with the toilet tank…it seemed the water went off at some point for a few hours, but it was working fine shortly after).
For this room we only paid $2.50 each…just $7.50 for the room as a whole (obviously other rooms will cost different amounts – I think a double room was $6), which is perhaps the cheapest room we’ve had since Chiang Mai at Trekker Camp Hostel. Okay so the room wasn’t the cleanest and there was a bit of an ant issue, but for this price, you definitely get what you pay for…and when breakfast and free WiFi is included in the price, you really can’t complain!
The staff at the King Angkor are lovely, very cheery and helpful, although at times they weren’t very organized and it did take them three times of us asking to get our bus to Bangkok booked! However, the best thing about this place is its location…just 5-10 minutes walk from the main area of shops, bars and restaurants, which is really nice as it means you have say access to everything but also get a good nights sleep away from the noisy hustle and bustle. It’s also only about a 15-20 minute tuk tuk ride to Angkor Wat, which the hotel will organize for you (we paid $15 to have the tuk tuk and driver for the whole day to take us around all the temples).
Dates stayed: 6 – 8 Dec 2011
Value for Money: 92%