Pool is a big plus
What we say:
Luscious, well-developed gardens define the 20-room Borann (which has the tagline: L'Auberge Des Temples), a green quiet world away from the hustle and bustle of dusty downtown Siem Reap, which is a good 15-minute walk along the river. Set in five two-storey bungalows, the spacious shuttered rooms are tastefully decorated and have decent sized verandas or porches with comfortable lazy-chairs for enjoying a sunset G&T with a view over the lovely gardens. All rooms have hot water but no TV, phone or fridge. A decent though small pool adds to the allure as do the very friendly and helpful staff, who speak good English and some French. Built in a similar style to La Noria, which has the same owner, Borann's rooms are larger, cleaner and brighter, the gardens lusher, the restaurant better placed and large, with vaulted ceilings, and the pool better. All in all, it's a winning choice, especially for families. In wet season the dirt road that leads here becomes a rutted, mud-filled debacle — pack your Wellingtons. Breakfast isn't included and is a bit pricey — $4 for a French breakfast and $6 for an American one.
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Contact details:Behind La Noria, just off Wat Bo Road, Siem Reap. T: (063) 964 740
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|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Dbl air-con private b'room||49 USD||49 USD||+12%|
Added to Travelfish on: 4th August, 2004
Last visited or updated on: 17th September, 2013
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Rated 4.5 out of 5
Based on 4 ratings and 4 reviews
... the pool is certainly the big attraction here. The room is nice without being startling, the bathroom was OK but with a floor which didn't drain too well. It is a fair way out of town, which puts at the mercy of the tuk tuk drivers who were at least vaguely restrained in their demands. However there's quite a few restaurants, internet, laundries etc nearby. Breakfast was dreary. The 'rutted, mud-filled debacle' which is the dirt road isn't a minor gripe but a major pain in the ****.
Borann reviewed by fondo (Total reviews: 19) on
a real gem in the monster hotel and crowded backpacker hostel scene in siem reap. well-situated outside of the town center, though we walked into the center of town easily in about 15 minutes. fantastic rooms and bathrooms, private outdoor sitting areas, great pool, good food, helpful staff. they helped arrange guides, cars, etc. aside from the no-credit-card policy, nothing to complain about. highly recommended!
Borann reviewed by syzafar (Total reviews: 4) on
Good stay, not excellent value
We stayed at the Borann for 4 nights. The rooms were very nice and gardens beautiful. The pool was a great break from sight-seeing in the middle of the day. The location was too far from the centre of town to walk but there were always tuk tuks available to go into town for very cheap. While we had a nice stay, we payed extra to stay here because of the pool - better value elsewhere if pool isn't important to you. Don't bother eating at the restaurant - food is barely average and price is over twice as much as in town. Highly recommend Blue Pumpkin restaurant and bakery - we picked up pastries to have for breakfast for the early mornings touring. I also highly recommend the Landmine Museum.
Borann reviewed by emjay (Total reviews: 4) on
Why no feedback on the Borann?
Two of us stayed at the Borann and found it absolutely lovely, tranquil and a real treasure. The staff were simply wonderful and incredibly obliging! The rooms are gorgeous and the pool is the icing on the cake! Food was good as well!There is a book on sale at the hotel about the owner which is a must for all guests. We highly recommend this treasure!
Borann reviewed by carolinedejongh (Total reviews: 3) on
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