If you want a central riverside location right in the thick if things then this is the place. Overall though, having stayed in different four or five star places in Phnom Penh, it trades a bit on the location and doesn't quite hit the mark for me.
Upon arrival, we found even though the suites list that they have both king size and double bed, there was only one bed in the room. This was though quickly remedied by staff. The room on the top floor stank of old smoke. Cupboards smell fusty. It was very spacious and the large separate bathroom and wet room is great. But the room, whilst full of gadgets, is a bit impractical. Lights are very dim, there is only one mirror in the bathroom. It feels a bit bachelor pad rather than well designed boutique hotel room. Sheets were marked and had small tears, and towels were threadbare with small holes. You sense this place has seen better days. The suites get the noise from the roof top bar, but this isn't really a problem as the bar shut at 2130ish when we were there.
Breakfast is as other reviews say very tasty. A perfect eggs Benedict and lots of choice. But the order was cocked up twice which was a pain. Staff are consistently friendly and helpful although as ever standards of English vary.
It is all a question of personal preference and it is clear some people love this place. Travel guides often suggest that the riverside is the main place where it is at. My suggestion would be be to stay in one of the nicer boutique hotels around 184, 178, 240 streets (see reviews on The Plantation); dip into the riverside (which can be a bit seedy and full of sexpats) as tuk tuks are very cheap rather than stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Quay Boutique HotelChosen by Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of its favorite green hotels, this property in Phnom Penh is a fusion of tranquility and innovation. Located just steps away from the vibrant riverfront, the hotel is a short walk from the National Museum, the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, and quaint streets dotted with charming cafes, designer shops, and art galleries. The hotel heats its water with solar power, recycles its waste water, and uses energy-efficient lighting. Each of the sixteen guestrooms feature minimalist design combined with modern amenities for a convenient and comfortable stay. The exquisite on-site Chow Restaurant offers Southeast Asian dishes to delight the palate. The Quay Boutique Hotel provides a tranquil and relaxing stay for all guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Quay Hotel Phnom Penh
- Quay Phnom Penh
- Quay Hotel Phnom Penh