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Rumahku Boutique Hotel: Siem Reap's Best VAlue

If you are visiting the ruins at Angkor Wat, your hotel choices are in the town of Siem Reap. By luck I found the new Rumahku Boutique Hotel in Siem Reap and without hesitation I wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone. In my opinion it could well qualify as a 4-star hotel at 2-star prices.

In five weeks of traveling throughout the SE Asia region (January-March 2013), in every respect it was the best accommodation I experienced, including several expensive 4/5-star places. Given that it is new it may be off-putting to some that it doesn't yet have a long list of ratings/recommendations. Do NOT let that stop you from putting the Rumahku at the top of your list when looking for an accommodation in Siem Reap.

Located in a suburb of the small town of Siem Reap it's well insulated from the raucous din on Bar Street. Even so, the hotel is a quick tuk-tuk ride, maybe 5 minutes, to the dead center of the "action" on Bar Street and Market area. At the end of a hot day's tour of Angkor Wat temples complex the Rumahku's lovely garden and ultra clean pool was an oasis - especially with a cold beer at hand.

On the usual scale of 1-10, I rate it at 9.8. The rooms are huge, modern, and well appointed with a fusion of local tastes with Scandinavian simplicity. The bathroom was excellent and completely up to date, with a large glass-enclosed shower. Pure heaven compared to most of the other places I stayed. The rooms, indeed the entire establishment, are spotless, and compared to other hotels their double room easily is the equivalent of a triple or even a family room. Policy is, I believe, only two adults to a room.

You may arrive as a stranger, but don't be surprised that at the end of your stay you leave as a friend of the Owner/managers, Vivi (a real live wire who goes "above and beyond" to make sure the clientele's needs are quickly and efficiently satisfied) and Dennis who keeps the facilities in tip-top shape. You'll not experience any rattles, clattering aircon units, faucet drips, etc. Hot water never lagged. When the power went off all over Siem Reap the Rumahku power supply was affected for only a couple of while the rest of the town stewed in the dark for days, by dint of some Dennis Magic the Rumahku hardly missed a beat. Given their long previous experience in the hotel business in Sianoukville both Vivi and Dennis are true professionals; and it shows!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written March 16, 2013
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