We loved this hotel hidden behind a high wall in a great location - it provided a calm environment after a busy day. It was also conveniently located close to a wide range of restaurants, bars and the Grand Palace and within walking distance of the river.
We booked one of the rooms with a small pool but we actually spent a lot of time sitting in the huge shaded sun chairs by the main pool, which was fabulous, sampling the cocktails. Our room was large, clean and very comfortable with a good sized bed. It was also useful to have access to a PC in the room.
Breakfast consisted of fresh bread, croissant, fruit juice, fruit and tea/coffee, which was actually enough for me but there was also a selection of extras that you could order from the menu. I tried the muesli while my partner enjoyed different types of egg every morning.
Staff were lovely, helpful and efficient - from the reception staff to the waiters, the cleaners and porters - they couldn't do enough. Reception staff organised our boat trip on the river and our minibus from Phnom Penh to the next stop on our trip - Siem Reap.
Things we enjoyed in the city;
Our tuk tuk driver from outside the hotel - who was a real gem and looked after us on our visits to the killing fields, prison S21 and the markets.
Our morning cookery class at the Frizz restaurant
Visiting the Grand Palace
Watching the traffic at Ruby's wine bar (on the corner of our road)
Eating at the Chinese House, the Plantation and the Karma restaurant
Trying a massage at the hotel and at Bliss just round the corner
We had a lovely stay here and were really sad to leave.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pavilion is small charming accommodation located next to the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. The main building is a 1920 colonial villa surrounded by a large exotic garden with a swimming pool and an outdoor bar/restaurant serving day-beds located around the pool - all covered by free wi-fi. Rooms are minimalist, four of which having each their own private plunge pools and one a jacuzzi. Hot water comes from solar panels. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Pavilion Hotel Phnom Penh
- Pavilion Hotel Phnom Penh
- Pavilion Phnom Penh