This is where your main priorities come into play. Are you a seasoned budget traveler who don't mind staying in a simple hotel or even to rent a room from Air BnB? Perhaps, you're more like me, a pro-leisure tourist who values comfort and cleanliness above all. Don't get me wrong, it's just that for me, my choice of hotel is important as this is essentially my home away from home throughout the duration of my trip. Nothing beats being able to head back to a nice, spacious and clean room which is complete with all the amenities and facilities after a tiring day exploring the city. Of course, not all the time I can just indulge and stay in a classy hotel. This is where I'm so thankful for boutique hotels. Small-sized hotels with about a dozen rooms yet you are still well taken cared of and every corner, every room is just sparkling clean.
As we were planning for our Cambodia trip, C was able to discover a number of newly opened boutique hotels in both Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. I love that the hotels that we have chosen were strategically located within the walking distance to restaurants, pubs and interesting landmarks making it such a breeze to go there even for breakfast or during the late nights. For our overnight stay in Phnom Penh, we booked our rooms at The 240 which is just a stone's throw from the Royal Palace which the rest of our companions planned to visit the following day.