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Golden Mango Inn

An excellent budget choice

What we say: 4 stars

Think of National Road Number 6 in Siem Reap and warm and welcoming will not be what comes to mind. Yet down a nondescript side road by Total Petrol Station, heading in the direction of Phnom Penh, just 200 metres off this major highway you will find the homely guesthouse Golden Mango Inn in an unassuming part of town.

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There’s a guesthouse in there somewhere.

The location is somewhat isolated from the lively heart of downtown Siem Reap, lying halfway between town and the temples. Unless you want to get around by foot at night don’t let the distance put you off: this is an excellent choice of guesthouse.

With a total of 24 single, twin, double and triple rooms — with a further 10 opening in a new building in 2014 — traditional heavy wood decor adorns the lobby which is softened by the smiling and attentive staff. The rooms are spacious and simply decorated; expect a mini-bar, TV, air-con, ensuite bathroom with hot showers and cleanliness throughout. A la carte breakfast is included in the room rate ( US$20 single, $25 double or twin, $30 triple) and you can arrange for a takeaway if you’re getting up for sunrise at Angkor Wat. Free tea and coffee is available all day.

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Two beds, must be a twin room then.

Adding to its appeal is the tempting swimming pool. A new addition in 2013, the smartly designed pool makes the room rate very reasonable for what you get and the guesthouse only more popular still.

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Too many temples? This might help.

To compensate for being a longer than average stone’s throw from the centre, Golden Mango Inn provides a free tuk tuk service to get take you to the Old Market area. Heading back will cost around US$2-3; they also offer a free pick up from the airport or bus station on arrival.

While the hub of tourist activity, restaurants and bars may not be on the doorstep, local activity is. Psar Leu market, Siem Reap’s wholesale market, is a mere five-minute stroll which will take you from the quiet haven of the guesthouse and launch you into a world of cacophonous bartering and stalls teeming with colour – worth a visit for photographers and those yet to have had their full dose of vibrant Asian markets. It is liveliest in the early morning.

Golden Mango Inn is an excellent Cambodian-owned, family-run business. You can also pop next door to the Cambodian Beer Garden Svay Meas (Golden Mango) for local food for a more authentic evening out than journeying to the Old Market area.

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Contact details:

National Road No. 6 (Past Psar Leu market, 200m down turning off Road 6), Chongkaosou Village, Siem Reap. 
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Sgl air-con private b'room 20 USD 20 USD
Dbl air-con private b'room 25 USD 25 USD
Triple air-con private b'room 30 USD 30 USD

Added to Travelfish on: 2nd January, 2014
Last visited or updated on: 2nd January, 2014

Last reviewed by:
Caroline swapped the drizzle of Old Blighty for the dazzling sunshine of Siem Reap and she spends most weekends cycling the temple-studded terrain that she can call her backyard.
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National Road No. 6 (Past Psar Leu market, 200m down turning off Road 6), Chongkaosou Village, Siem Reap.

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