It was the same scenario from HCMC, we left the capital 3pm so we were in Siem Reap by 8pm. We went straight to our hotel for check in. Knowing that a nice accommodation is waiting for you is one of those simple pleasures of tiring road journeys.
GOLDEN TEMPLE VILLA Siem Reap is love.
We were in our room in a few minutes. A rather simple accommodation with three single beds and a feel that is consistent with the hotel.This place is quite a bargain really.Take note.It's an a/c room and I only paid 600php for this.Amazing value!
Not only that, it comes with a free 30-minute massage! It's Khmer massage which according to our therapists who can barely speak English is "same same" with Thai massage.Thai massage is available in the Philippines of course but I have never tried one until here as I prefer oil in contrast to dry massage.At least I have an idea now coz one of the regrets I had during this trip is that I failed to have one in Bangkok during our 3-nights stay in the city.Shame.
If there is one thing I noticed, people at Golden Temple Villa are really nice.They put service at heart.I was a bit pissed off at first because there was a miscommunication with my room upgrade.The manager thought I was asking for a bigger room instead of two double rooms.She misunderstood my email saying there will be five of us instead of only four.To cut the the story short---they gave away one of the rooms so two of our friends don't have a place to stay.Good thing they have a new sister hotel which is just a few meters away.
The one in charge of the reception was very apologetic to us and he even accompanied us to the other hotel where two of our friends stayed.This grace under pressure for me is the ultimate test of service.I saw how humble they are in this kind of circumstance.
We felt taken care of the whole time after this small glitch.
I remember having only a few hours of sleep that night.The beds are comfortable of course and how we wish we could have slept longer but we had to leave as early as 5 am to see the sunrise at Angkor Wat. We checked out of the room and left our baggage at the lobby to be picked up after lunch.
Very good value, a unique appeal and service at its best.Golden Temple Villa Siem Reap is in my "most recommended list".