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Gay Siem Reap

Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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I went to Siem Reap to see Angkor Watt. I decided I wanted to stay at a gay friendly resort, and "Mens" is the one I heard the most about. I was in Siem Reap during the rainy season, so the town was under about 6 inches of water. Most of this review is about the resort I stayed in.

Mens has an amazing property, immaculate and well maintained. Very modern, hip. Rooms are spacious (I stayed in a standard room). Price was about what the very fancy, large hotels in Siem Reap ($49 a night, I was there in the off season), but Men's was much more personal and friendly. Only 10 rooms on site; after staying 3 nights I knew most of the workers and they knew me. The last night I was the only person staying there! Some might say that was a negative, but I loved it.

They are great at arranging a Tuk Tuk for you, a tour of the temples, and figuring out your travel plans. They are attentive and really take much care in serving their guests. It rained the whole time I was there and the city was flooded, so I spent a lot of time at the hotel and really got to know it. I can say it felt like home by the time I left.

A word about the massage. Maybe this was just the masseur I had, but let's just say it is a VERY personal massage. It is probably what they have found most guests want; I really just wanted a relaxing massage, nothing more. He was very good, but prepare for a very intimate experience.

Also a word about the location. It is a ways from the city center, which is nice. But it is definitely down a very skinny alley/dirt road. Just be prepared. Not a big deal, but don't think you'll be right in the heart of the action (for good and/or bad).

Okay, so here was the negative. I caught Hot Tub Rash (Pseudomonas dermatitis / Folliculitis) from their hot tub. It is not the end of the world, the rash goes away in about a week; but let me tell you, I was itching the whole time on my 15 hour flight home. Not fun.

I know this is Cambodia, which is why I am not totally writing off this place. They probably do not have the same chemicals to care for a hot tub. And perhaps this was really an isolated, one time incident where something was just overlooked. But for such a nice hotel that caters towards high end guests, this should not have happened.

Again, LOVED the hotel, the room, the grounds, the spa, the employees, the care. However, this one mistake very nearly ruined my stay. I know they will get it fixed and doubt this will happen again, but I feel I must post this as a word of warning so it will not happen again.
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Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
Must see before you die. Just avoid the rainy season!

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MEN's passage
MEN's passage
Good gay resort with nice surroundings.

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