Best appointed in Pailin
The most adventure-oriented and best-appointed of all of accommodation options in Pailin, Memoria Palace boasts an impressive range of spacious, some of them massive, rooms, including a couple of eco-lodges that have recently gone up.
Built around a huge, natural pool (not for swimming), the buildings are tucked in between plenty of trees and bushes that guard your space from the other guests if you so choose.
The rooms are finished to a pretty high degree, with lots of traditional touches in among the more modern features. There is a huge (considering) saltwater pool just beside the main accommodation area. The main restaurant and bar look out over the big natural pool and gardens that shelter the room buildings. They will organise tours for you along carefully selected routes with experienced, English-speaking guides. They also have mountain bikes for hire if you fancy stepping out on your own (just not off the paths!). The eco-lodges are made of wood and natural materials, with outdoor bathrooms. Some staff speak a high level of English and are extremely helpful. We would recommend making contact even if you’re not staying here as they can connect you with guides if none should be available in town. The rates below may be negotiable depending upon the time of year. This is our top pick for Pailin. All rates include pick-up and breakfast.
Address: Bor Yakkha, Pailin
T: (015) 430 013, (012) 565 080 ;
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º33'52.85" E, 12º51'44.82" N
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Room rates: US$35 to 75
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room|
Eco lodge fan $45
|Deluxe double room||US$85||US$85|
Nicky Sullivan is an Irish freelance writer (and aspiring photographer). She has lived in England, Ireland, France, Spain and India, but decided that her tribe and heart are in Cambodia, where she has lived since 2007 despite repeated attempts to leave. She dreams of being as tough as Dervla Murphy, but fears there may be a long way to go. She can’t stand whisky for starters. She was a researcher, writer and coordinator for The Angkor Guidebook: Your Essential Companion to the Temples, now one of the best-selling guidebooks to the temples.