- Reviews: 272
Queen Grand Boutique Hotel: Close to Royal Palace
I chose this hotel based upon its location, which is within a five minute walk from the Royal Palace. There are three different standards of room and I chose to upgrade to the Deluxe Double Room which boasted a balcony.
From the outside the building looked as if it was in good condition and there were small water features surrounding the front of the building. The foyer had a nice airy feel to it and reception staff were welcoming.
I was shown to my room and I was immediately impressed by its generous size. The furnishings were modern and there was a fridge as well as tea and coffee making facilities. The room had a safe which had a lengthy seton instructions as to how to activate it. This entailed turning the dial several rotations clockwise, numerous rotation anticlockwise, then back to clockwise and so on. Luckily, the porter seemed well versed in this operating process. Once it was functioning you could open and close the safe using a key as long as you did not venture near the dial!
The balcony was absolutely minuscule, certainly not worth paying a higher room rate for. The bathroom was small but the shower was really nice and powerful. The lighting in the room was very poor, it was fine during the day but, at night, it was not a light that you could read by. Only one side of the double bed had a light which was also an added inconvenience. The pillows were unbelievably hard, probably the hardest that I have ever come across and they were so thick that they created an unnatural neck position if you tried to use them. They were certainly more for show than for actually using.
The hotel boasts a pool and sky bar. Both are small but really well appointed. Getting a drink from the pool bar was virtually impossible as there never seemed to be anyone around to serve. Some other guests tried phoning down to get service but this didn't work either and in the end, they resorted to helping themselves and leaving a note stating what they had taken.
The reception staff were very pleasant but I was surprised at their lack of knowledge or real understanding of how to assist guests. One evening I asked if one particular restaurant was within walking distance or whether I would need to take a tuk tuk. I was met with a reply of why didn't I eat at one of the restaurants opposite the hotel! The maps that the hotel had for guests were not very helpful as they were not labelled apart from one or two of the main highways.
Breakfast was included in the price of the room. It was the usual buffet style of breakfast with a number of cooked options available in addition. The breakfast was fresh and catered for a wide variety of tastes but when things ran out they were not replaced so, for example, the fresh fruit ran out quite quickly.
Overall, I felt that whilst the hotel looked okay on the surface, once you scratched that surface you were left felling a little disappointed. Would I stay there again? I would have to say no based upon the fact that I could not get a comfortable nights sleep.
Roof top pool
- Reviews: 1250
Royal Inn hotel: Great roof terrace
The Royal Inn hotel is in a decent spot, about ten min walk to the palace. Rooms are big and clean with TV, aircon and bath and minibar. Cost $22.50 a night. Breakfast included(eggs of some sort and tea). The big prize is the roof terrace. Whilst not amazing views, we love roof terraces and it's a great spot to grab a beer ($2,5) and enjoy the night sky. Staff are helpful too.
- Reviews: 1735
Phnom Penh guest House: Just an ordinary Guest House
This Guest House is owned by the people who own Mekong River Pub and Restaurant around the corner. Since I was meeting friends there for drinks on my arrival from Europe, It was recommended that I stay here. I knew it was a mistake. I should have stayed Nyemo NGO s Le Rits or even Naga
this is run down and absolutely not even value for money since I am sure there are other places of this quality for half the price. i do not recommend this place
- Reviews: 317
Khmer City Hotel: Almost close to everything
We booked 2 rooms- double and triple beds. We only paid about 7.5USD per head for 1 night. The owner, an old man, doesn’t speak English but there’s a staff that speaks English fluently and smiles frequently unlike the owner who’s a bit snob. The rooms have its own bathroom, air conditioned, tv, telephone and refrigerator. We also booked here the bus going back to HCMC- Mekong Express Limousine Bus, 15USD for each person.
Khmer City hotel is the best place to stay when it comes to location since it’s very near to almost everything- the market, shopping center, bars, etc. It’s only about 5 minutes walk to the Sorya Shopping Center and the market.
- Reviews: 5
Circa 51 Hotel, Phnom Penh: Peaceful Haven
Arrival in Phnom Penh International Airport can lull one in to a false sense of what awaits outside the Terminal. The calm efficiency going through Passport Control and Customs soon gives way to the ‘real’ Phnom Penh when you exit the Airport. We had arranged a pick-up through the Hotel and we were delighted to see our name on a plaque held up by a smiling gentleman.
We arrived at the Hotel Circa 51 rather early & when our room wasn't ready we were given blankets & pillows & given the chance to rest at the poolside. An unusual, but one of the most memorable welcomes we have had on our travels.
The Staff were always ready with advice on where to visit, markets to go to and places to eat, all with that never ending smile that seems to be part and parcel of the Cambodian people.
Overall Circa 51 has managed to create a haven of peace in what can be an overwhelming city & I have no hesitation in recommending it to those in search of a smaller, intimate Boutique Hotel in a very busy busy busy city.
Bits & Pieces:
Rooms: Comfortable, clean, well shaded (a welcome necessity).
Entrance Foyer: This area also well shaded and kept clean and tidy. The pool was well used by residents while we were there but was well monitored and also kept clean with no shortage of towels or places to sit or lounge.
- Reviews: 924
RAFFLES LE ROYAL
Raffles Hotel Le Royal is the premier hotel in Phnom Penh, a hotel with rare attributes of history and style. It was first established in 1929, and in its early days, had a diverse international clientele comprising of intrepid travelers, writers, journalists and distinguished royalty.
After undergoing a meticulous restoration and refurbishment programme by Raffles International, this grand historic hotel now fulfills all the requirements of a modern world-class hotel, yet exudes an old-world charm through its distinctive style with an elegant yet comfortable, classic yet casual feel.
Located in the heart of the city of Phnom Penh, Raffles Hotel Le Royal is a 20-minute drive from Pochentong International Airport and within easy access of the city's attractions such as the Royal Palace, Central Market, Russian Market and the National Artefacts Museum.
- Reviews: 924
Velkommen Guesthouse is walking distance from most of the downtown city attractions including the Royal Palace, National Museum, the famous Central Market, Wat Phnom and the Night Market. Nightlife, restaurants and entertainment are just around the corner on Sisowath Quay.
at the front of the guesthouse, an old woman is selling porridge for breakfast ^.^
- Reviews: 469
The Salita Hotel
We stayed 2 night 14/12/2011 and checked out on 16/12/2011. The service is above average. Room service is good and the 2 rooms we have are clean. We have good breakfast at the rooftop restaurant, which from there we enjoy cool morning wind and to have Phnom Penh view from top. The Wifi signal is strong. The front office staff can speak good English which help a lot in communication. Walking out from the hotel, we can easily meet the local people and their living style. The tuk-tuk with the Salita Hotel advertisement is parked out just in front for your convenience.
- Reviews: 171
Encounters Hostel & Guesthouse: Signboard say Nomads
we got basic 3 mixed dorm at 5USD each
Encounters (or Nomads) is in the center of the diamond formed by Wat Phnom pagoda, the Central Market, the railway station and the Night Market, each 5-7 min walk. We are easy to find but your taxi or tuktuk driver may not know Phnom Penh as well as you do! Tell them to drive from the railway station to the night market and you will find us mid-way on the right hand side.
Better still, use our free local pickup service ($7 from the airport).
- Reviews: 26
Landscape Hotel: Very good¡
The hotel was practically new when I visited Phnom Penh (dec 2010), rooms are very nice and modern, clean and cheap (US55/night), breakfast was included but I could not take it since I left quite early. The funny thing is the window in the bathroom , I dont image if I travel with my mother in this hotel and I enter to toilet¡¡¡ (see picture). It is located 1km away of the bars and night activity area, then if you go out at night just take a tuk tuk to come back.
- Reviews: 2
Diamond guest house: Friendly guest house
it really easy to have place for stay in Phnom Penh ( PNH )
Diamond guest house is really place to stay and got restaurant in side
that guest house really friendly , free WiFi , Hot shower , the room with window , cable TV, really nice room and really close to the river, Wat phnom , post office , national Museum , Royal palace ......
you also can call for booking or mail :
Diamond guest house :
(+855) 12 69 79 71/ 12 646 165
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Free WiFi , close to the river, National Museum , Royal Palace , Post office , wat Phnom , center Market.....
- Reviews: 1
The Eighty8 Phnom Penh: Phnom Penh's Best Hostel
One of the nicest hostels in South East Asia. Rooms are spacious. Bunk beds are clean. Free swimming pool and wifi use. Their friendly staff and Tuktuk drivers made my first time in Cambodia such a breeze.
I strongly recommend this hostel/resort in Phnom Penh.
They have this gig called "Fruity: Phnom Penh" every 2nd Saturday night of the month where they showcase the best of UK music. It's like a house party.
- Reviews: 1
C'est Wat: Small new guesthouse
Newly refurbished rooms with good WIFI comfortable beds ensuite, decent shower, good tv channel selction and quiet. I was very happy with my stay
Location close to the riverfront is a good positive.no hawkers allowed. good qalitiy WIFI connection.
- Reviews: 2084
Lebiz Hotel & Library: Very New Age in a Very Old City
Wow this Hotel seems out of its element here in dusty Phnom Phen.Its so bright and modern . Hip young people are waiting at reception offering a cool drink when you arrive.
The room is very white and large with a 42 inch TV ,a comfortable bed and all conveniences.
The continental breakfast was nice with lots of fruit and eggs made to order.There are a few restaurants around withing walking district and Central Market is next door..
The bustling and more happening Riverfront area is a $3.00 tuk tuk rise away.
At $65.00 per night I would stay here again.
- Reviews: 91
Simon's II Guesthouse: A good choice in the Boeng Kak area
******The latest news is that Boeng Kak is no more******
They are filling in the lake and although Simons II is still there, most other buildings have been demolished. Sad news but even sader for the people that live in this area.
Boeng Kak (pronunced Bang-Ka) is a popular area in Phnom Penh for budget guesthouses. Situated on the western side of Boeng Kak lake (a filthy lake definitely NOT for swimming) it is however a pleasant area to sit back on one of the many cheap gusthouses that line the lake and have a cold beer whilst watching the sunset. These days may be numbered, as the lake is gradually filled in. Will update this tip after my next visit in March 2011.
After checking out several of the cheaper guesthouses along the lake (and not really liking what I saw) Simons II stuck out.....painted pink & on the main drag!
The rooms are spotless, with satellite LCD TV, aircon, hot water and very comfy beds. The price in March 2009 was $18 for a double. The owner let me have the double room on my own for $16. I would certainly stay here again.
Proper shower (over bath) nice after so many wet bathrooms (no proper shower or curtain)
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