Press Release – Baby Elephant World’s Ninth Best Bargain Hotel on TripAdvisor

Press Release – Baby Elephant World’s Ninth Best Bargain Hotel on TripAdvisor

PRESS RELEASE:
SIEM REAP’S BABY ELEPHANT BOUTIQUE HOTEL NAMED WORLD’S NINTH BEST BARGAIN HOTEL IN TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

Baby Elephant also named second best bargain hotel in Asia, and best in Cambodia

Siem Reap’s independent Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel has been recognised as the world’s ninth best bargain hotel in TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travellers’ Choice awards, based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected each year from TripAdvisor travellers worldwide.

Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel, which operates as a social enterprise, also ranked as Asia’s #2 bargain hotel in Asia, and the best in Cambodia. Yet Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel – within striking distance of Cambodia’s renowned Angkor Wat temple complex – offers so much more than just a bargain: this stylish, LGBT-friendly, and ethically and sustainably run property has so much to make it unique.

An intimate three-star property with the exceptional service and facilities of a four-star international hotel, Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel offers a range of excellent-value accommodation to suit couples, families, solo travellers, and large groups. Facilities and amenities include an incredible restaurant and bar with a 50% vegan offering, a gorgeous saltwater pool, an in-house spa, yoga, wellness and cooking classes, and an artists-in-residence programme.

“We are extremely proud to receive this award, and thank our valued guests for their support. We are especially indebted to Baby Elephant’s exceptionally talented team of Cambodian hospitality professionals for their hard work”, said Managing Partner and Marketing Director Ilana Tulloch. “Together we are looking forward to continuing to innovate in areas of service, food, cocktails, design and more in 2018.”

Hotel owners Ilana Tulloch and Adam Scott opened Baby Elephant in 2015, moving from careers in media, hospitality and music in Australia and Indonesia. Their community commitment at Baby Elephant is an extension of their previous projects and passions.

The hotel’s sustainability efforts have seen it create full-time ethical employment for 25 disadvantaged Cambodians in the local community since launching in 2015, and countless more contract positions, benefiting many micro-businesses. The team’s other initiatives include installing street lighting in the hotel’s neighbourhood, and conducting regular ‘Go Green Baby Elephant’ street clean-up days.

Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel has consistently ranked highly in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, including being rated the third best property of its kind in Cambodia for a number of years.

For press enquiries, please contact:
Ilana Tulloch, Managing Partner & Marketing Director
Telephone: +855 7776 9126
E-mail: ilana@babyelephant.asia
www.babyelephant.asia

About Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel
With a passion for modern Cambodia, Baby Elephant is a vibrant independent boutique hotel located in a peaceful area of Siem Reap, only a short tuk-tuk ride or leisurely stroll away from the famous Pub Street and Night Market. Baby Elephant has 25 air-conditioned rooms, all tastefully designed and decorated, and featuring comfortable beds with high-quality linen. With the facilities and services of an international hotel, Baby Elephant offers peace of mind with 24-hour reception and night security.

Offering yoga, cooking classes, an extensive food and beverage selection and now a Lemongrass Garden Spa onsite, Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel is an excellent choice for wellness travellers, vacationers, and their families. Baby Elephant has worked with artists such as Ranon Phal, Geoff Greenwood and Tamara Venn on branding, photography, and art projects, which reflect the hotel’s commitment to locally produced art.

Annual Christmas barbecue

Annual Christmas barbecue

International Christmas BBQ – All You Can Eat

Date: Sunday 24 December, 2017
Time: 6 PM – 9 PM
Price: Adults – $15.00 plus VAT 10% – per person // Kids – $6.00 plus VAT 10% – per child
(includes welcome drink)
Location: Poolside at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel
RSVP: Please let us know ASAP by emailing ilana@babyelephant.asia or messaging us on our Facebook page.
🌿 Vegan Friendly 🌿

Details:

The annual Baby Elephant Christmas barbecue is back! And it’s better than ever. We are thrilled to invite you to join us as we celebrate the festive season with an all-you-can-eat poolside barbecue on Sunday 24 December, 2017! This event is open to all our valued guests and friends.

Chef Hoyha will present a beautiful, healthy and delicious barbecue with lots of Christmas trimmings, salads, house-made condiments and other delicious extras.

Drink specials will be available on the night. Please RSVP to ilana@babyelephant.asia or message us via our Facebook page!

All guests and friends welcome!

THE MENU:

Barbecue, roast vegetables, salad bar, cold meats, vegan sausages, house-made condiments, breads and baguettes, Christmas desserts and more!

BBQ

Grilled prawns, glazed chicken wings
Christmas veggie skewers, glazed tofu skewers
Sweet corn

ROAST VEGETABLES

Roast pumpkin, roast carrots, roast potato, roast sweet potato

SALAD BAR

Mixed garden salad, Potato salad (vegan), Mediterranean pasta salad, Braised red cabbage & apple (traditional German Christmas dish)

AND MUCH MORE 🎉🎄

Baby Elephant makes the ‘Two Can Travel’ unique accommodation pick for Cambodia

Baby Elephant makes the ‘Two Can Travel’ unique accommodation pick for Cambodia

Our ethical hotel in Siem Reap has made the list for the best unique accommodation options in Cambodia!

We are loving the options on the ‘Two Can Travel’ lost of unique accommodation list as well!

The writers of this great travel blog are well-versed travellers and expats, always looking for amazing experiences. Thanks Jen and Stevo for featuring Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel.

You can find us under the Siem Reap section. Read more <a href=”http://twocantravel.com/unique-accommodation-in-cambodia/”>here</a>.

 

 

 

Interview: Erlijn Bakker Joins As Baby Elephant Yoga Teacher

Interview: Erlijn Bakker Joins As Baby Elephant Yoga Teacher

Join us for Erlijn’s first class tonight at 6PM.

We are thrilled to welcome Holland’s Erlijn Bakker to the Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel yoga family. Erlijn will be introducing a style of yoga to Siem Reap which is currently popular in Europe at the moment called Yin Yang yoga. Read on to learn some more about her approach to yoga and to learn more before your next class.

Excellent Deals Direct

Planning to stay with us at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel? The secret when booking is to book direct! Book your stay at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel direct on our website and enjoy:

  • The best deals on tours and transport
  • Savings on extra services
  • The best prices on room rates

We look forward to seeing you soon! Or kun cheran.

“Generally my classes are energizing and calming at the same time, full of positive & calming energy”

What styles of yoga will you be a teaching and why do you enjoy teaching these styles?

Vinyasa flow, Hatha, Yin/Yang yoga and Ashtanga. I love the combination and the diversity of all of them. I enjoy teaching something different every day. I really love teaching the dynamic and creative part of Vinyasa, the deepening character of Hatha, the balancing part of Yin and/or Yin Yang, and the powerful and structural part in Ashtanga.

What were you doing before you became a yoga teacher?

Before I became a teacher I was working in Holland as a musician, singer, performer and actress. I also worked in different positions within the hospitality industry.

Is there one sentence you could use to sum up your love for yoga (and/or meditation)?

I love the sense of connection and awareness I have found in yoga. Becoming aware of, and making connection with, not only yourself, but also others, nature and your surroundings.

How do you feel travellers can benefit from yoga?

Traveling is amazing but it can also be very chaotic, hectic and overwhelming. I think taking a yoga class can be a very useful tool to stay close to yourself and (re)connect. Calming the mind from all the impulses it has to process and staying physically active as well.

Erlijn’s first class is Yin Yang Yoga on the rooftop tonight at 6PM

What can people expect from your classes?

The nature of class is depending on what class you attend! But generally my classes are energizing and calming at the same time, full of positive & calming energy. Focused on trying to listen to your own body and its needs.

What’s on your bucket list? What are your goals and dreams?

My goal in life is to spread a little bit of positive energy everywhere I go and every place I have left. I love feeling satisfied at the end of the day with my contribution to my own and others’ moments of happiness. Besides that I have a lot of things on my bucket list: learning how to dance salsa properly, learning how to surf and do rock climbing, visiting the Northern Lights, and learning new languages are just some of them.

“Give at least one compliment to yourself and to someone else every day.”

What’s your favourite plant/animal/colour/movie?

Favourite plant is a palm tree. It reminds me of tropical surroundings, and for some reason palm trees always made me smile as a kid. My favourite colour is deep green, because it reminds me of forests and nature.

While you are living here, what are some of the things you can’t you wait to go and see in Cambodia?

I love to explore the countryside, riding through the rice fields, visiting Cambodia’s beautiful pagodas and temples. A trip to Sihanoukville is also something I would like to do.

What is a social or environmental cause you are passionate about?

I am passionate about rehabilitating nature’s original vegetation, being involved in saving animals from extinction and projects that are empowering for women.

BABY ELEPHANT CLASS SCHEDULE:
Tuesday 6PM Hatha or Vinyasa Yoga
Thursday 6PM Yin Yang Yoga
Sunday 10AM Ashtanga Yoga

What is a fun fact about you that people don’t know?

I drink tea when I shower.

What is a Siem Reap secret you want to share with the travellers of the world?

The roasted pumpkin sandwich at Sister Srey Cafe. It’s very good!

Siem Reap is very spiritual, making it a perfect place to deepen your yoga and meditation practice.

What is one skill that you think people should learn/ practice every day?

Giving at least one compliment to yourself and to someone else every day.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Be kind to yourself and others and cherish all the little things and people that make you smile! ☺️

BABY ELEPHANT CLASS SCHEDULE:
Tuesday 6PM Hatha or Vinyasa Yoga
Thursday 6PM Yin Yang Yoga
Sunday 10AM Ashtanga Yoga

‘Pretty Brown Nomad’ finds herself at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel

‘Pretty Brown Nomad’ finds herself at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel

Thank you to Tali at Pretty Brown Nomad for her recent blog post about Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel.

Excellent Deals Direct

Planning to stay with us at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel? The secret when booking is to book direct! Book your stay at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel direct on our website and enjoy:

  • The best deals on tours and transport
  • Savings on extra services
  • The best prices on room rates

We look forward to seeing you soon! Or kun cheran.

“When I arrived in Siem Reap, Cambodia I initially had a few struggles with finding accommodations that were reasonably priced, while offering me the high-speed internet that I needed to get my work done.

After fumbling around a few places that couldn’t live up to my desires, I found myself at Elephant Baby Boutique Hotel.”

Read more on her blog here: http://prettybrownnomad.com/1039-2/