We only stayed at the Blue Lime for one night but would have loved to stay an extra night or two. The location is great and you can easily walk to the major sites and if you don't want to, the tuk-tuks are waiting right there. Just be sure to negotiate your rate before you head out (we paid $12 for the roundtrip to the Killing Fields).
The room is really well designed. While unique that the furniture is made of cement (makes sense given all the statues that are designed on that street), it isn't cold or unwelcoming at all. The room wasn't huge, but we had plenty of room. The bed was comfortable, we had an extra "couch/bed" that we used to unpack, there was a room safe, of course air conditioning (can't imagine not having that), and a bathroom. We even had a porch that overlooked the neighboring families. The lighting was great with plenty of light next to the bed for bedtime reading. The only slight downside is the water pressure is a bit weak and for some people, the hike up to the top floor can be difficult (we didn't mind though), and the customer service wasn't that great (the people of Cambodia are so warm but we didn't get that feeling from the man at reception).
They had several free computers to use in the hip lobby and the pool was beautiful (the best we've seen in our four hotels) with wonderful couch/bungalow areas to lounge. The complimentary breakfast was also quite impressive. I got passion fruit juice and you could tell it was fresh with the little passion fruit seeds floating in my glass.
Quick tip though - the Blue Lime is tucked away on a side street so we arranged for a car pick up at the airport for $12 USD which was perfect and easy.
Enjoy Phnom Penh, eat some street food at night, and have a great trip!
- 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