Recently, when I was in Siem Reap, I chose to stay at the Baby Elephant for 3 days. I was swept away by its charm.
Initially apprehensive that the location was slightly away from the city center, I found this was no issue at all. Meanwhile, right from the check in to the manner in which they were able to organize my program for the temple visits to helping me decide what to see and do in Siem Reap, I always felt in professional hands. I remember Kim from the Front Office , who very expertly handled all arrangements,provided all options, helped me with a Tuk Tuk and very courteously took care of all the nitty gritty. She organized a Tuk Tuk driven by Mr Sak, who was punctual, efficient and very knowledgeable about the temples and the rest of Siem Reap .
I was taken in by the very "boutique" ambience in adequately provided for rooms, the comfortable common areas and a very dip- worthy swimming pool which I did make the most off. Breakfast was a la carte and I could have my eggs "sunny side up" , exactly as I like them.
What stands out is the warmth, and the courteous attitude of the staff , who go out of the way to make you comfortable. I found the Managing Partner , Illana, continuously present in the hotel and telling me how as a matter of policy , the hotel recruits, trains and encourages deserving, young Cambodian staff to become employable and proficient in ensuring guest satisfaction.
I certainly enjoyed the ambience and the atmosphere and will make it a point to stay here during future visits to Siem Reap.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Baby Elephant is an evolving independent boutique hotel and is located in a peaceful area of Siem Reap only a short tuk-tuk ride or leisurely stroll away from the famous Pub Street and Night Market. We provide premium budget and affordable luxury accommodation alongside all the facilities and services of an international hotel. Baby Elephant has 25 rooms which are all fully air-conditioned, tastefully designed and decorated, clean, and feature comfortable beds made up with high quality linen. Baby Elephant provides you with peace of mind by providing safety boxes, 24-hour reception, and night security from 7pm to 7am, 7 days a week. After exploring the Angkor Wat complex and learning about the history of Cambodia, you can relax by our pool and enjoy one of our famous cocktails from the pool bar or eat from our full range of Cambodian and international cuisine. We are an inclusive, family-friendly, and LGBT-welcoming property offering a dynamic, creative, and nourishing space for guests. Our sustainable and ethical business model is focused on creating opportunities for our team of Cambodian staff, while creating rewarding and memorable experiences for our valued guests. Our highly professional team of local staff led by manager Mr Ravy will do their very best to make sure you have an amazing stay and make some lifetime memories. We look forward to welcoming you. ... more less
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