Saturday, January 2, 2010

Enjoying the Palace

This morning I managed half a dozen hotel inspections and none of them came up to the level of my bed for the night at Angkor Palace. I must find out where they got the mattress 'cause it was the best night's sleep I've had in ages. By comparison, my mattress at home is definitely on its last legs. As for the breakfast first thing, it was pretty good though incredibly busy - not surprising as they have over 250 rooms - but I still rate the breakfast at the Tara Angkor as the best I've tasted in Siem Reap in the last couple of years. The pool at the Palace is the largest in the city I'm told and though we're at the height of the high season and occupancy is very high, the soundproofing must be good as I can't hear a thing outside my room. Don't get me wrong the hotels I saw this morning were fine and the staff very accommodating, but they don't come up to the standard of the Palace. I'm off in a little over an hour to the annual Hanuman staff party so I'd better get my glad-rags on. Unfortunately I'll miss the opening night of the latest photographic exhibition at 4Faces which is being blessed by monks at 6pm tonight. I popped into Wat Damnak this afternoon as I've been invited to the opening of their new library wing next week, alongwith King Sihamoni, but I can't make it, so he'll have to carry on without me. It's a very attractive addition to the renovated buildings at Wat Damnak and it was great to see the existing library being used by so many youthful Cambodians, all eager to use the opportunity to read and learn. Also on my visit list was Shadow of Angkor II guesthouse, which was full and the pool looks very inviting. I hadn't seen Shadow II since it opened, but it was only a whistle-stop visit and great to touch base again with my friends at the Shadow. Lunch was at Viroth's, who impressed me with a neat pork curry.

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Blogger Carl Parkes said...

Andy, this is Carl Parkes in San Francisco. I just wanted to thank you for all your great posts over the last year, which I read daily via my Bloglines RSS Reader. Really, man, thanks!

January 3, 2010 at 2:42 AM  
Anonymous James said...

There is a place on Monivong Boulevard called Neak Poan Thmei nearly opposite Acleda Bank which sells a range of the best mattresses in Cambodia for every price level and they provide delivery.

They also have an Khmer sales lady who speaks fluent English (albeit with Aussie accent) and can recommend to suit your price range.

I spent about $400 but got a really great mattress as well as quality linen.

They had cheaper options as well as really expensive stuff - $2,000 plus!

January 4, 2010 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger Angkor Palace Resort Spa said...

We would like to extend our thanks to you for taking the time to comment on our services and sharing your pleasant experience during your recent stay with us. We are most delighted to learn from your line that you were impressed with our facilities and services.

We believe in providing our guests the best services and attention, and nothing makes us happier than a confirmation of our guest's satisfaction. Your fine compliments are highly appreciated and we shall certainly share the comment with our team.

It is gratifying that the Angkor Palace Resort & Spa played some part in your enjoyment of Cambodia and we hope it is not too long before we have the pleasure to welcome you and your family back, we remain.


Best regards,
The Management
Angkor Palace Resort & Spa
Siem Reap - Cambodia
www.angkorpalaceresort.com

January 5, 2010 at 8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

January 7, 2010 at 12:06 PM  

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