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)

Ambiance: ★★★★★

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.

Service: ★★★★☆

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.

Food: ★★★☆☆

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.

268 National Road Number 6, Siem Reap / Angkor, Cambodia
For inquiries or reservations, call +855 63 760 182
Date Published: 12/27/2015
16 / 20 stars

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30 Responses

  1. Sayantini

    OMG, the interiors of this hotel is definitely makes it look comfortable. I have a feeling that it will make every stay beautiful and relaxing. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  2. Mia Foo

    the outside didn’t look like the hotel is that much of a deal, but the insides look great! and there’s a bathtub! it’s becoming quite a challenge to find affordable hotels with bathtubs these days.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      A bathtub at a three-star hotel — that’s a rare gem. I don’t really use one since I prefer taking a bath with the shower, but still this adds bonus points to the style and charm of the hotel room.

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  3. Maerose JS

    That is 3-star? I have been to 4 and 5 star hotels which look like hostels. haha I love the elegant interior and wooden furniture. Nice publicity you give them. 😉

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yes. 🙂 Monoreach Angkor Hotel is not the luxurious kind compared to the hotels we have been in other parts of Asia and the Philippines, for the most part, but it’s a decent one that may even surpass the hotel quality of those in the US and European countries.

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  4. Elizabeth O.

    The design is not as modern as most hotels, but it sure looks clean. I guess it’s understandable that they don’t refill for breakfast, but I hope they would be more considerate for their guests. Thanks for sharing your experience!

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  5. R U S S

    I appreciate you sharing your experience at Monoreach. I’d prolly consider it when I take a trip to Siem Reap. How’s their Internet connection though? Is it stable? Lol. I had to ask because I noticed that whenever I’m at a hotel, it’s always the Internet connection that I complain about.

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  6. Franc Ramon

    We stayed at Cockatoo when we were in Siem Reap. It’s owned by a Filipino. They do have spacious rooms in Cambodia, even the other hotels I tried.

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  7. Tiffany Yong

    Base on the photos, it’s most probably not the first place I will want to stay if I have a choice. It’s quite simple, but who knows, I might grow to love it like you!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha. Yeah, I’m okay with simple but functional hotels. I would rather live in a hotel that’s accessible to most parts of the city than in a secluded one with lots of fancy and artsy stuff I don’t really need. 😛

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  8. Bhushavali

    That looks very sophisticated & elegant.
    Looks more posh than 3 star hotels!
    Angkor Wat has been in my wishlist for long now.
    Thanks for this hotel review, might consider this when I visit.

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  9. Sin Yee

    Recently, I am checking out Siem Reap air tix. This just come in time! Will consider this hotel after confirming my date to escape!

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  10. Karla

    Hey this 3 star hotel looks better than some 4star hotel in other countries. Definitely a good choice to stay there.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup, that’s what my boyfriend told me. He often compares the hotels we stayed in Cambodia and Vietnam to the four-star hotels he stayed in cities in Europe and he says these 3-star hotels look even more exquisite.

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  11. Erica

    $40 a night isn’t that bad at all. I stayed in a hostel when I was in Siem Reap though. I like hostels when I’m traveling alone, but with the husband, we’re better off with a private room. He’s pretty picky!

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  12. Fred

    I do not even remember our hotel when we went to Siem Reap with my friends. This seems to be a good option if I get to visit again with my family. The lack of WiFi and old style TV in the room is a downer though.

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  13. Cheryl F.

    Not the bad but I think Wifi in a hotel is a must. Although how neat the room is, is much important to me, I’d still on something I’m most comfortable of especially if it’s away from home. Some hotels starts serving breakfast as early as 6am though.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Perhaps not having Wi-Fi in the room will encourage more people to just enjoy their stay without being connected to the rest of the world and strain their eyes focusing on computer or mobile phone screens. 😛

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  14. Marjorie

    $40 a night? Oh my god that’s expensive! Hahaha… And I thought the $7 per night of the hostel where I stayed in in Cambodia is already expensive! But anyway, it seems like you enjoyed your stay, that’s what is important. It’s also nice that it is near the airport.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha $7 a night? I don’t know that there are hostels in Cambodia offering that cheap price. This hotel was booked by our travel agent so I guess we had a good deal out of it.

      Reply

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