Royal Empire Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
TripAdvisor Reviews Royal Empire Hotel Siem Reap
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May 3, 2007
Here in Battanbang we are staying at the Royal Hotel; hot water and air con with a roof top restaurant. Price of the room is $20/night. When Arvid planned the trip he had us staying at the $5-$10 options but Irina isn't always agreeing with that. That is probably good for our sanity as long as her brother Al …
... on arrival between the relaxed, friendly tuk tuk drivers treating it like a day trip to Alton towers and the apprehensive, solemn position of people exiting the area. So on entry, I buy my ticket and am provided with headphones and a small controller where I have to click the numbers that correspond with the various signs around the area to listen to what happened and hear survivors testimonies. There is a walkway leading straight down to the huge towering ...
... as the driver says 'hang on' Up early to transfer to cruise but due to low water we endured a bus ride to meet the the boat at Prek Dam which looking at the map is the southern part compared to where we were yesterday . Toilet stops were interesting with the French refusing to pay for the toilet( squat and with a dipper). I had no money so snuck out the back during the argument to wander the delicious fare of fried insects, banana chips, and ...
... chanting while doing so. We then moved to the steps where we sat with our backs to the monk. For ten-fifteen minutes the monk chanted and threw ladles of water from a cistern at us. It was a shock every time we were hit with the water - it was cold and there was so much that it was pouring down our heads and we were drenched by the end of it. When I got back to Grace House I went down the road to a little shack where they did bicycle repairs. The ...
... walls, mostly of animals. Back at our hotel Nat is asleep before hitting the pillow, so I head out and start my third (yes third!) book of the trip with a beer in shade of the sweltering heat, realising how ridiculous it is that I've never read a book all the way through in living memory, probably part explaining why I'm such a wally. After Nat's nap-time we head back out through the markets ...