First of all, thanx in advance for any suggestions that anyone have for me! I know that this is not a travel forum, but since I visit CS everyday a dozen of times, I shall just post here in Kopitiam .. hope you all don't mind an extra thread here as I wouldn't wanna crash on other's threads. Nonetheless, if any other bros wants to ride on this thread to ask questions regarding Siem Reap or Angkor, Please feel free to ask! Have visited other online sites and even borrowed 3 guidebooks, but nothing beats first-hand advices from the helpful folks here.
Plan to visit Siem Reap from 26th to 30th June with my gf for a sightseeing (and me photo taking) trip... Before I plan on the itinery and stuffs, I would like to settle the air tickets and accomodation first.
1) Air tickets
Just a few days ago, I found from zuji.com.sg that a 5 day "package" to Siem Reap via Silkair, staying at a 3 star hotel for 2 person is only $840... Today when i check again, the price has increased to $1631 !!! What could be the reason? Have i missed out on a promotion or missed out do a deadline for cheap Silkair tickets??
Looks like we will have to fly by Jetstar asia... The flight to SR and Back is $78 and $78... but theres a SFT of $61 for the departure trip and $40 for the arrival trip. Thats S$541 for a return trip for 2. Pardon me but this is the first time i am booking tickets DIY.. so whats does SFT stand for?
I found this site http://www.angkorhotels.org/accommodation_midrange.php to be quite informative about the accomodation there. And from there, we have sort of narrowed out choices to "City River Hotel" at USD$38 ,Angkor Star Hotel at USD$30 and Ta Prohm at $45. Any bros who stayed there before? any opinions?
I hope I am not asking too much, but can anyone recommend accomodation of USD$40 and below which is preferably comfy, clean, safe, air-conditioned, private bathroom, with good location close to the "happening" areas? Wifi in the room would be a bonus so I can surf CS while i am there.. (I haven't been there before but I gather that Psar Chas "Old Market" or Sivatha St would be good with restaurants/pub/shopping nearby?) Hotels or Guesthouses will do as long as they are within budget.
Or any other hotels that you would recommend?
Thanx in advance for any inputs!! Hope to settle the air tickets and accomodation first as I do not wish to see the price double again..