We spent a week at this Hotel recently. We booked directly with the hotel 6 weeks before and found them to be excellent communicators and their response to emails very timely and sometimes almost immediate.
Our tuk tuk from the airport had no trouble finding the hotel but we had taken the precaution of copying the address of the hotel in Khmer from the hotel website just in case. Yes, the hotel is a little way down an alley way off Street 19 but the alleyway is not a threatening alleyway and we never felt unsafe in it.
Check in and check out was very fast and effecient and the staff very able. We arrived early morning and of course our room was not ready. We were offered breakfast which was very thoughtful. The reception staff took care of our bags while we lounged around the pool and went for a walk until our room was ready.
We stayed in a garden room and perhaps we would not bother with a garden room next time as the garden area was very small and not really enticing but perhaps useful if you were a smoker. The room itself was quite roomy and had everything we needed. The bed was nice and large and while others have complained about the hardness of the beds, we found them to be very comfortable. The airconditioner and ceiling fan kept the room at a nice cool temperature and we were fortunate not to encounter any power outages that are experienced in PP. Flat screen tv, dvd player,room safe, bar fridge and tea and coffee making were good. We had no problems with hot water and very good water pressure for our entire stay which has to be a bonus in PP. The room staff were great and the every day clean was good. I did however have to curb the desire to scrub down the floor in our room as I felt it needed it but noticed that the staff were scrubbing down the floor in reception so hopefully the rooms were the next to get scrubbed. The rooms are a bit tired and worn but it wouldn't take much to bring the rooms back to a sparkly clean situation - perhaps a scrub and a bit of paint.
The swimming pool was a good size and well maintained and allowed for necessary cooling off. Pool size allows for swimming exercisers to do their 'laps'. Nice cabana type furniture around the pool with power points for ipads and ereaders and some with overhead fans make it easy to spend hours by the pool.
Breakfast by the pool, served by the lovely staff was very pleasant. Food choices were a bit limited if you stay more than a few days but the food quality was good.
Staff at reception speak excellent English and go out of their way to help and advise you. We found their assistance invaluable. There are a couple of desk top computers at reception for guests along with plenty of DVDs and books that you can borrow.
The location of the Blue Lime is perfect. We found that we were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go except for the Russian market. There are plenty of restaurants nearby.
It would be remiss, however, not to mention that next door to the Blue Lime there is a construction site which is impacting on the Blue Lime. While some of the days we were there, the construction work hardly worried us, there were other days when it did. One day there was some serious jack hammering going on which meant it was difficult to hear conversation but most importantly there was a serious breach of safety that occured with a piece of metal piping that fell from the construction site and landed right next to a sun bed which thankfully was not occupied at the time. The Manager of the Blue Lime immediately blocked of access to this side of the pool area so that her guests were not at risk. It is a very difficult thing for the Blue Lime because they do their best for their guests but there are some things outside of their control.
Hopefully very soon, the construction site will be at the point of internal fit out and peace and safety will return to the lovely Blue Lime Hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Blue Lime is a 23-room urban accommodation, with a lush exotic garden and a swimming pool. It is located right in the historical center of Phnom Penh, between the National Museum and the Royal Palace. The rooms, garden and pool are modern minimalist, with concrete furniture, all covered by a free 5Mb/s wi-fi. Four of the rooms have each their own private plunge pools. The bar/restaurant serves food in the garden lounge and one can enjoy its cocktails directly in the pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Lime Phnom Penh
- Blue Lime Hotel Phnom Penh