Purple Mangosteen

Purple Mangosteen

Sweet and stylish

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Purple Mangosteen is a beautifully constructed little hide-away, tucked down Siem Reap’s most fashionable street — as fashionable as we get around here anyway — with plenty of prime shopping and dining spots right on the doorstep, but out of the way of the chaos of Pub Street.

Travelfish says:

Long and lean, the three-storey boutique hotel has just six rooms and a real Mediterranean feel, thanks to the white walls, open spaces, subtle architectural features and beautiful moulded stairway.

The air-con rooms themselves are contemporary, with lots of clean lines and artful bold colours on a predominantly white palette, and gorgeous tiled floors all of which combine to make you feel like you’re standing in a room that should cost a lot more than these do. Rainfall showers in polished concrete bathrooms complete the look. The rooms are full-feature, with minibar, security box and tea and coffee-making facilities.

The hotel is topped with a flat roof with great views across the city, giving you a secluded spot from which to enjoy the sundown and cooling breezes, away from the buzzing crowds below. Meanwhile, the restaurant and bar on the ground floor serves up a selection of beautifully prepared Khmer and Western dishes at mid-range prices. This is a great place to stop by for a coffee, or a glass of wine, even if you’re not staying. Recommended.

Contact details for Purple Mangosteen

Address: Alley West, Siem Reap
T: (063) 763 078, (078) 950 533 ;  
Email: angkormangosteen@gmail.com
Web: http://www.thepurplemangosteen.com
Coordinates (for GPS): 103º51'13.57" E, 13º21'14.72" N
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Room rates: US$35 to 75

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Standard double room US$35 US$60
Family room
Deluxe family: $60/$105
US$60 US$89

Reviewed by

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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