Perfect boutique hotel accommodation for a family in Siem Reap
I spent a long time researching family accommodation in Siem Reap. There seems to be plenty of options around but when we came across the Khmer Mansion Boutique Hotel we knew it ticked all the boxes for us. We wanted something with a swimming pool, breakfast included, walking distance to restaurants, more than just a ‘hotel room’, and something that wasn’t necessarily a large 5 star chain style of hotel.
I actually booked directly online and the reception staff answered all my queries online very quickly and made me feel very comfortable with our choice. Of course, you are able to book via booking.com where you can compare prices.
Use this link here for bookings direct with the hotel.
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Rooms at the Khmer Mansion Boutique Hotel
The Khmer Mansion Boutique Hotel offers 22 very spacious and comfortable rooms and suites with pool views. The little touches of the Cambodian artworks gave it the boutique feel and you knew that you weren’t in a huge chain style hotel.
All the rooms are equipped with modern amenities including toiletries and a fruit bowl which was replenished daily.
We stayed on the third floor in a family room (there is a lift, thank goodness in the heat). The family rooms are connected via the balcony with sliding doors to each room. Each room had a bedroom and bathroom in each room.
I actually really liked the concrete bathroom here at the Khmer Mansion Boutique HotelIt was about 1am Melbourne time when we finally made it to our room. Ross and I were ready to pass out but the kids got their second wind. We asked them to try and open the sliding doors themselves to see if they could get to us if they needed us; this is when we realised they were too heavy for the kids.
So, we decided it would be a good idea to teach Ned how to call our room via the telephone if they needed anything. It is quite funny looking back on it now but it wasn’t at the time as he called us about 15 times before we decided to move a mattress onto the floor in our room. So, we all ended up sleeping in the same room and we had the other room as a play area. It was great to have the extra room even if we were all sleeping in the same room.
Location of the Khmer Mansion Boutique Hotel
The location of the hotel is perfect; walking distance to lots of restaurants, pub street, massage parlours, fish spas, the night market and old market. For us, being able to walk to dinner is one of the top things we look for in family friendly accommodation.
There is no way we could have stayed anywhere that didn’t have a pool! We didn’t need a huge pool or waterslides for this holiday. The pool at the Khmer Mansion Boutique Hotel was set in the middle of the hotel with hotel room balconies overlooking. You are also able to sit next to the pool for breakfast which was just lovely. Drinks and snacks were also available to eat whilst relaxing pool side.
Speaking of breakfast, they didn’t have a buffet breakfast, instead you chose a meal from the menu. The serves were huge and we generally had 3 meals between the 4 of us (which still left us with croissants and a Danish to take away for morning tea). Every morning we had a fruit platter with delicious fruit. It was no issue having a breakfast box packed up for our early morning at Angkor Wat which was a relief as there is no way we would have made it through the long morning without snacks.
The staff were fantastic, were always happy to help, they were terrific with the kids and every time we returned the security guard out the front would radio through and the staff were waiting at the entrance with cold towels, water, a smile and a “hello Ross, Amber, Ned and Olive”. You don’t find this type of personal service at all hotels.
I’d definitely recommend the Khmer Mansion Boutique Hotel to anyone travelling to Siem Reap. As I said, I did spend many hours researching accommodation and some of the other places I looked at included the following. They all have their pro’s and con’s so check them out and see what takes your fancy:
Mulberry Boutique Hotel
Memoire d’ Angkor Boutique Hotel,
Saem Siemreap Hotel
And, of course, you will find plenty of bigger 5 star chain hotels in Siem Reap, which are beautiful. They are just a completely different style of accommodation to a smaller boutique style accommodation, which is what we were looking for on this particular trip.
Do you have any family friendly accommodation options in Siem Reap? Let me know in the comments below if you do.
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