Great value in a lovely building
Part of a trio of properties, the Golden Banana Superior is tucked down a lane half-way along Rambutan Lane — named after the luxury hotel and resort that also live in this very sweet little corner of Siem Reap.
Follow the Chinese lanterns, and you’ll see the yellow-fronted wall of this place. Here, 15 thoughtfully designed rooms, each with a balcony overlooking the pool, are organised around a long, inviting semi-indoor saltwater pool which spends most of the time in the shade and is thus cooler than many others which can turn into hot soup. The look is a sort of hybrid of Asia and the Mediterranean, with soft yellow walls neatly offset by Chinese detailing. All the rooms are ensuite, with fan, air-con, TV and safety box, and they really are lovely: spacious, set out with gorgeous tiles and very comfortable. For the price, given the proximity to town, and the quality of the amenities, we think this place offers excellent value. The rooftop is a perfect spot to take a cocktail and watch the sun go down. Downstairs is a poolside restaurant, and the Happy Hour is six hours long with a buy one, get one free offer. A good flashpacker option.
Address: Off Rambutan Lane, Wat Damnak, Siem Reap
T: (012) 885 366;
Coordinates (for GPS): 103º51'18.79" E, 13º21'1.01" N
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Room rates: US$10 to 35
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Sgl air-con private bathroom|
$45 during October, November, March, April and May
|Dbl air-con private bathroom|
$55 during October, November, March, April and May. Twin $55/$65/75
|Triple air-con private bathroom|
$75 during October, November, March, April and May
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.
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