I didn’t have any plan for my last day (day 4) at Siem Reap. Therefore I spent the morning at the hotel enjoying a ‘slow’ breakfast and later chit-chatting with the staff again.
This is what we had for breakfast (included in room rate). The breakfast consist of 2 toasted bread, 2 hams, 2 eggs, butter and jam, orange and/or tea/coffee and a plate of fruits.
It was simple and delicious! I don’t find eating the same breakfast for 4 continuous morning as boring if the food is delish. Hahaha
Let me introduce you to Hotel 89 a little bit.
Hotel 89 is ranked as bed and breakfast/inn (I called it hotel as I’ve no idea what else to call it hahaha). I found Hotel 89 at Tripadvisor, ranking #5 out of 106 in B&Bs/Inns category. I choose this place based on the reviews and ratings given by fellow travellers.
This is the road leading to Hotel 89. I was a little bit put off at first when I saw the dusty road. Don’t be. Hotel 89 turned out to be the jewel in a crown.
The room is cosy and clean. My only complain is mosquito.
Opposite this double bed is a tv, small fridge (below tv) and a desk. The shocking thing about this cable tv is that it has more channels than my Astro at home! LOL
The ahem… toilet is clean too. 🙂
Slippers are provided as well.
The grand door leading into the lobby + dining area. FYI, there’s only ceiling fans here (except the manager/pc room). Don’t worry all rooms are equipped with air-conditioners. There’s no lift here, only stairs. Thankfully our room was at the first floor. Hehe
Left: This is the dining area where breakfast is served every morning.
Right: 3 PCs with wifi internet. Free to use. They also provide printing and CD burning services. Also in this room is the manager office. You can’t see it but it’s on the right side.
In summary Hotel 89 is a wonderful place to stay. At US$20 per night for a double room, this place is valued for money. They even go into small details like serving drinks & cold towels every time you return to the hotel (which is a blessing!), daily bottled water in rooms and we even have Cambodian bed-time story to read every night!
Other worth mentioning is the availability of tuk-tuk and car just outside the hotel anytime of the day.
What shines most for Hotel 89 is the invaluable and friendly staff and top notch services. If you ever go to Siem Reap, try Hotel 89. Highly recommended by me!
A short quote to sum up Hotel 89:
Every time I come back to Hotel 89, I feel like coming back to my home. 🙂
Around 10am we head out to Pub Street again.
Pub Street is basically deserted from morning-noon. Come evening the crowds will start to build up.
A couple of fruit stalls by the souvenir shop. The oil paintings on the left… they’re pretty ya?
We head to Old Market again.
Spices and teas @ Old Market. Since I got addicted to lemongrass, I bought a packet of lemongrass tea and ginger tea.
Rice stalls @ Old Market. I saw one particular rice called Ginger Rice. I wonder how it taste like.
Waxed sausages @ Old Market. This is somewhat shocking to me. I thought ‘lap cheong’ is for Chinese only.
Amok Restaurant. Like the architecture and color.
@ Pub Street Alley. Love the buildings.
Wanderlust @ Pub Street Alley. This is a fashion boutique. Unfortunately pricey!
Wonder whether this Posting Box is in use or for decoration purpose.
BBQ banana… didn’t try. Didn’t dare to try. Haha
Can you see the 2 postcards with pictures? That’s mine.
I sent 2 letters and 2 postcards home. Cost me US$5.40!!! *pengsan*
Stamps for 1 letter is 3100 riels (about US$0.77)
Stamps for 1 postcard is 300 riels (about US$0.75)
The extra $$ is for their service.
I couldn’t find Siem Reap post office (passed by its supposed location according to map twice but nowhere to be found). Thankfully we have posting box here at Pub Street Alley (shop name is Paris Sete) and another one I saw at Angkor Market (supermarket).
@ Pub Street Alley.
Guess what? We had our lunch at Blue Pumpkin again. We ordered fried spring rolls (fresh spring rolls is better) and toasted aubergine, tomatoes and olives sandwich with of course Lolita drinks again.
After lunch, we head back to the hotel to pack our suitcase. In my case, my Deuter backpack. 😉
We only went back out for our last dinner in Siem Reap.
We saw an English monk having his lunch here so we decided to try this restaurant at night. Hahaha
I like the black & white table setting.
Oyster mushrooms with basil and bean sprout @ US$5.00. Please excuse the blurry pict. Hehe
A delicious combination! Yummy O. Do try it.
Spring Roll @ US$3.50.
It’s nice but I prefer the one from Blue Pumpkin.
As always rice is complimentary.
Total: US$11.75 (inclusive of lime juice and coconut juice)
The next day, day 5 we woke up around 3.30am, had a very early breakfast at the lobby then off we went to the airport. Thank God AirAsia is on time. In fact it landed earlier by few minutes. Haha
Alright that sums up my Siem Reap travelogue (fhewww finally!).
Tsk! I can’t wait to go back there again. It will not be that soon though. Have another place in mind. 🙂
p/s: Paid RM78 for my AirAsia flights. Cheap le? Hehehe
Here’s my complete 2010 4D/4N Siem Reap Travelogue:
Siem Reap Day 1: Khmer Kitchen Restaurant & Artisans d’Angkor (Part 1)
Siem Reap Day 1: Angkor Temples – Preah Khan & South Gate & North Gate of Angkor Thom (Part 2)
Siem Reap Day 2: Center Market (Phsar Kandal) & Red Piano
Siem Reap Day 3: Angkor Wat & Ta Prohm (Part 1)
Siem Reap Day 3: Bayon, Angkor Thom, Blue Pumpkin, Old Market (Phsar Chas) & Angkor Night Market (Part 2)
Siem Reap Day 4: Hotel 89, Pub Street, Old Market, Pub Street Alley, Chamkar Vegetarian Restaurant