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February 21, 2007
Leigh on Sea, United Kingdom
December 12, 2006
From journal Jewel in the Jungle
February 14, 2002
The Sofitel has two disadvantages compared to the Grand Hotel:
Location: Basically, the Grand Hotel d’Angkor is right on the edge of town closest to the temples, while the Sofitel is 5 minutes down the road closer to the temples. Those 5 minutes don’t have much impact on total 15 – 20 minute travel time to the temples (and thus it’s not really an advantage), but those same 5 minutes are more important in the other direction (towards town). There is not much of interest within a 5 minute walk from the Sofitel (just a restaurant or two that are frequented only by tour groups), while a 5 minute walk from the Grand Hotel can take you to a number of stores, restaurants, and bars.
Reputation/Uniqueness: The Sofitel, despite its fine attempts at creating an exotic décor and grounds, is basically like any other 5-star hotel in the world. If you’re looking for a truly memorable hotel stay, choose the Grand Hotel d’Angkor, with over 75 years of history - one of the world’s greatest hotels.
From journal Angkor: The trip that will take your breath away