Monoreach Angkor Hotel did not seem like a three-star budget hotel because of its highly elegant interior furnishing and excellent traditional Khmer hospitality and friendly service. Located along National Road No. 6 near Siem Reap International Airport, the world famous Angkor Wat Temples, and many other must-see landmarks, this hotel had been our luxurious home away from home when we were touring in Cambodia. Public transportation is not a problem. There are tuktuks stationed in front of the hotel, and the friendly drivers can easily bring guests to the temples, shopping areas, and places nearby.
Review of Monoreach Angkor Hotel (Siem Reap, Cambodia)
With a happy blend of character and style, Monoreach Hotel in Siem Reap ticks all the boxes with its appealing surrounding. Age-old wooden furniture that are tastefully furnished, bright natural lighting, clean tiles, and the high ceiling make a winning combination. Our tour guide said that the hotel is not new but was just recently renovated, and that perhaps explains the upgraded modern facilities and amenities such as the outdoor swimming pool, gym, massage rooms, souvenir shop, and function rooms for conferences and other events.
Monoreach Angkor Hotel in Siem Reap has 110 spacious and beautiful rooms of international standard. We stayed for two nights in a spacious twin/double room that’s packed with touches of the old-fashioned side. Dark woods dominate the interiors, lending a corporate feel. The room was spotless and air-conditioned, and the bed was comfortable and perfectly pleasant. The bathrooms was also spacious and modern, with a pretty bath tub, hot-cold shower, and plenty of free toiletries.
The hotel service is a model of traditional formal service: courteous and respectful. The hotel staff was welcoming all the time and quick to respond. The only sad thing is that we had to ask for the Wi-Fi password every time we needed to access the Internet and it was only available in the lobby and restaurant areas.
On the mezzanine level of the hotel, the Monareach Restaurant offers guests a poolside view on one side and a garden view and on the other. The breakfast buffet was not a lavish spread of delights, but it provided us a little bit of everything: Khmer, Chinese and Thai dishes. In short, it was not up to par with our expectation. The sad part was that since there were many guests dining at any time, we had almost run out of food on our second day. Apparently, food at the buffet was not replenished. We went down at 8:30AM, when breakfast starts at around 7AM. I guess the lesson here is to be up earlier to be ahead of everyone else. 🙂
Price for Value: ★★★★☆
Monoreach Angkor Hotel in Cambodia is a haven of peace. It’s a well-run, hip hotel combining the past with 21st-century comfort and chic. Rooms looked posh and guests are pampered with care. Selection of food for breakfast was disappointing, but this didn’t make our stay any less satisfying overall. Price for its value is reasonable. Single room costs USD 40-45 a night; twin/double deluxe, USD 60-65; and superior deluxe, USD 70-80. These rates are inclusive of daily buffet breakfast.