After a long day of travelling, sightseeing or enjoying the nightlife in Siem Reap, you will be pleased to arrive at this oasis. The Grand Bayon is peaceful and quiet after the hustle and bustle of the day.
The swimming pool is a welcome relief. Refreshing without being too cold, it is big enough for a few laps for exercise yet small enough to just float and chill. Relaxing by the pool with a good book, a sandwich and a drink is a great way to spend a hot afternoon in Siem Reap…
What is Four Stars in Cambodia?
The Grand Bayon Hotel is a four-star establishment, which must be noted, is not the same as a four-star hotel in Europe. It offers above average amenities at a medium price range, with a variety of bedroom arrangements. The charm and a gentle olde-worlde atmosphere are both calming and relaxing, and it is well-maintained, well-run and comfortable. This hotel is a good place for families as well as couples or solo-travellers.
The Grand Bayon Siem Reap Hotel is in Rose Apple Road, just far enough from the centre to escape the noise and the traffic. An interesting 15-minute stroll along Sok San Road past restaurants pubs and local businesses will lead you directly to the night market and pub street localities.
The General Manager, Mr Bunchhuon, and his well-trained staff are all welcoming, efficient and caring. The security guard who helps with your bags, the receptionists, the dining room staff and the housekeepers all greet you with a friendly smile, an enquiry about your comfort and they ask how they can support you. The receptionists at the front desk also offer a travel service. They will gladly assist with information, tour reservations and transport arrangements or even book an appointment at a local spa.
The rooms are comfortable, spacious and clean. Many rooms have furnished balconies overlooking the pool. They all come equipped with the standard features like a kettle, coffee/tea, fridge, hairdryer. There is hanging space and shelves if you wish to unpack your bags. The cable TV has a variety of international channels including American and English. There is an en-suite bathroom with a bath and a nice hot power shower. The usual toiletries are provided. The Wi-Fi is super fast, it is available throughout the hotel and it takes only one click to connect. The rooms are serviced daily and the coffee and tea replenished.
Breakfast is included in the price. It has typical fare with a choice of Asian noodles and rice and an American style breakfast along with fruit, coffee, tea and juice. It will certainly suffice to keep you going during a long day sightseeing. Food can be ordered in the dining area or as room-service from a small menu containing both Asian and Western dishes.
To summarise, this hotel will suit any type of traveller who intends to spend time sightseeing yet wants to return to a clean, comfortable, not extravagant, solid, home-from-home establishment where you are made warmly welcome and everything you need is at your fingertips or just a phone call away.
How to book the Grand Bayon Siem Reap Hotel?
- Prices start from $30 USD / night.
- You can book Grand Bayon Siem Reap Hotel through Booking.com here.
- Check out their website here.
Reviewed by Elred Lawrence.