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Mar 3rd, 2011, 01:15 PM
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Siem Reap Quiet Hotel needed without dogs barking and crowning Rosters

Hi Everyone,

Please help us find a Quiet, clean & modern hotel without dogs barking and crowning rosters close to the hotel grounds and the hotel. Our budget is $150 to $300 per night. Thank you.
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Mar 3rd, 2011, 05:11 PM
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Neither dogs nor roosters are caged in Siem Reap. so I don't know that anyone can guarantee that you won't hear dogs or roosters at a hotel there. That said, I don't remember particular problems with noise in hotels in Siem Reap.

There are many claen modern hotels in the town. They range from small boutique properties such as Hotel de la Paix and La Residence and the FCC Angkor to large modern hotels like the Sofitel. There is also Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor, which struck me as a hotel for people who didn't want to be in Cambodia.
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Mar 3rd, 2011, 05:41 PM
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A pool side room at La Residence would be very quiet. Or maybe a high floor at De la Paix.

As Kathie says, no guarantee that the odd barking dog or crowing rooster might slip through the sound barrier.
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Mar 3rd, 2011, 05:50 PM
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Thank you! We have 14 days December 12 to Bangkok and leave December 28 from Singapore. After I read about Sime Reap weather is really hot, some restaurants does not have AC & etc, I am worried about being in Siem Reap. There seem to be nice resorts in Malaysia too. So I can't make up my mind on which locations to visit. I am all about food, some sightseeing and spa services. We have to go to Bangkok to see my dad. I am trying to squeez 3 locations within 14 days. Perhaps we should go to beach resort in thailand and skip Siem Reap.
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Mar 3rd, 2011, 05:55 PM
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If you're going in December then that is perhaps one of the nicest month to be there weather wise.

Resorts in Malaysia vs Siem Reap(Ankor Wat) is no comparison IMO as one is for visiting ancient structures and the other is just for resort life.

Another hotel, bit expensive, is the Amansara in Siem Reap.
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Mar 3rd, 2011, 07:20 PM
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If you aren't interested in the temples of Angkor, don't go to Siem Reap.

If food is the number one thing on your agenda, I'd suggest time in Bangkok - lots of fabulous Thai food - Singapore - a foodie's paradise - and the Georgetown area of Penang world famous for it's hawker food.

There are wonderful hotels in all of those places, as well as spa services.

Thai beaches are beautiful, but you will be traveling at the busiest and most expensive time of the year. You'll no doubt find good food, but it won't be as interesting and exciting as the food in Bangkok.
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Mar 3rd, 2011, 07:44 PM
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yes, skip Ankor Wat (it is not on the beach), go to Phuket instead.
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Mar 3rd, 2011, 09:22 PM
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I don't know...Siem Reap has some really amazing restaurants now, and both Frangipangi and Bodia (sp?) spas are pretty wonderful. But if you want beach & spa time, it would certainly be cheaper to go to a thai Beach Resort
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Mar 4th, 2011, 08:54 AM
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lcuy, I'm so pleased to see your post today. We'll be in Siem Reap in a couple of weeks and this sounds like a good thing to do in an evening, or afternoon between "treks"!
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Mar 4th, 2011, 11:26 AM
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Whew, is a tough call. Thank you all for your time. Has anyone heard of Andrea Ross- Cambodia expert- Travel Agent which was listed on Conde Nast Magazine?
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Mar 4th, 2011, 05:39 PM
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A lot of the restaurants in Siem Reap do not have AC. Personally I love restaurants at which I can sit almost on the street watching the passing parade. I'm not sure where you come from but I do not find SR very hot. (I'm from southern Australia) My daughter (who lives there) has been complaining about having to buy rugs for her dogs to keep them warm at night. (December - January).

There are a lot of dogs and roosters in SR and the former seem to enjoy a general party in the early hours of the morning. One barks and the rest follow!

Do you know much about the Angkor Wat complex as this should influence your decision? There are plenty of trip reports and links to photos here that will give you a good idea.
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Mar 4th, 2011, 08:46 PM
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No have not heard about that agency. But you do not need a travel agent for Cambodia. So easy to make your own arrangements. All kinds of accommodations from nice guesthouses to luxury hotels.
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Mar 5th, 2011, 02:10 AM
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Andrea is the wife of the couple from CA who own and run Journey's Within B & B in Siem Reap. The also run a travel agency out of CA. I've heard good things about their service, though they really don't do more than you could do yourself. The impression I get about them is that they are very good for clients who need a lot of attention and sometimes hand-holding - that they are very patient, work hard to meet clients' requests, and are very good about communication.

Their Journeys Within gets very positive reviews. It is, however, not inexpensive. Service gets high marks.
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Mar 5th, 2011, 05:05 AM
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Mar 5th, 2011, 05:07 AM
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Mar 5th, 2011, 09:22 AM
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You are correct KimJapan. It is not cheap. The quote for the trip including internal fights is $6K (not all meals included). The hotles are not 4 or 5 star except in Siem Reap. I have been following you, Kathie, Bob, Hunuman/Pook, Marmot and so many folks reviews and advise on this board. I need to make a decision. We loved FS Sayan & The Legian in Bali. In Bangkok we stayed at FS, Hotel Davis & Dusit Thani. I thought having a tour guide would be nice otherwise it took a while for us to figure out the route/taking the Skytrain and etc. Thank you all so much again.
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Mar 5th, 2011, 01:01 PM
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What does the $6000 include exactly?
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Mar 5th, 2011, 03:38 PM
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Include the following.
4 nights at Sofitel Silom- Bangkok (Breakfast), 7 nights-La Residence-Siem Reap (Breakfast & Lunch), 4 nights- Swissotel Merchant Court- SIN (Breakfast). Tours in Siem Reap (Ankor Wat, Tonle Sap, Villae tour & Market, Bamteau Srei), Air ticket BKK-Siem Reap-SIN. Boat tickets, Car with driver, Tour guides, Tours and admission fees.
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Mar 5th, 2011, 04:41 PM
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Yipes! Now that is a profit-making company. If you need the hand-holding, it might be worth it to you. Otherwise, book things yourself and save the money - maybe even dontate the money you save to www.theplf.org a wonderful charity started by a Fodorite.

Do your research and decide if you are intersted in Angkor. Dawn Rooney's book, Angkor: A Guide to Cambodia's Wondrous Temples is the best book on the temples.
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Mar 5th, 2011, 05:15 PM
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For 2?
Figure Sofitel at $150/night 4 nights $600
La Resience at $250/night 7 night $1750
Very good lunch for two in Siem Reap $15 7 days $105
7 day temple pass $120 for two
Tour Guide and car/driver in Siem Reap $50 -$60/day
A day to a nice village on Tonle Sap rather than the nearby trap add $50 to per dirk
Banteng Srei add $15 to per diem.
Guide car driver 7 days $420 plus say $300 for longer trips to lake, phnom Kulen, Koh Ker.
Flights for two BKK to REP on Bangkok Air $400 +/-
flights for two REP to SIN $150 +/- on Jetstar, $400 +/- on Silk Air
Swisshotel Merchant Court $300 for peak. 4 nights $1200

All of my estimates are high, especially for the hotels and air.

Stay in Siem Reap at the Victoria for about $120/night. Upgrade Bangkok to the Peninsula for $250/night. Fly Jetstar to Singapore and save a bundle if you get a promo rate. Otherwise Silk Air is good. Don't have lunch included in Siem Reap. There are countless excellent restaurants where you can eat for even less than the $15 I quoted. Swissotel Merchant Court is popular with families but unless it has undergone a facelift is tired. Seems like this agent likes Swissotel.

Overall, the price is not a total rip off as far as an agent arranged tour. If you prefer to have someone else do all the work that's fine. You've got tons of time, though, and everything listed you can easily book yourself for less. Hotel choices abound, and with a bit of research, you may find their picks are perfect for you, or not. But there are lots and lots of choices. And you can without a doubt duplicate the exact itinerary they have given you for less.
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