This is my first visit to Cambodia, sight seeing/business nature.
I booked this hotel through the airline. Sofitel is favored over Intercontinental was primarily the Free Internet service provided at the hotel. However, I knew I have made the perfect choice, when I arrived at the hotel.
The hotel is located at the outer rim South of the city center, it is just blocks away from the Casino, the EXPO center and the Independence Monument. A new AEON JUSCO shopping mall is being constructed right next to the hotel as of JAN 2013.
The hotel is decorated in the tropical resort + French Indochine style. With high ceilings and arches around the building, and wooden ceiling fans and furniture around.
The rooms are spacious enough, mine was facing the river and the pool. No noise or any nuissances. The rooms are newly decorated with WiFi and Cable Internet (Free), and connectors to connect your computer to the LCD TV. Lots of power outlets to charge your gadgets too. The bathroom is spacious, and indeed, a bit too big compared to the size of the rest of the room. Everything is clean and new, toilletries are from l'occitane. Internet is available for Free everywhere in the hotel, the speed is acceptable.
The breakfast is wonderful, and compared to other hotel chains I've stayed at, this is perhaps one of the best one I've had. Lots of variation, Western cuisine, deserts, fruits, local and Asian dishes (assorted noodels, rice, dimsum, and even Hainan Chicken!) to choose from. You won't get bored even with a week's stay! Plus the restaurant is very nice, and it is a pleasure to start my day there.
Overall, the experience with the hotel is excellent, and is certainly recommended to all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury Hotel Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra is set riverside amongst landscaped gardens in the old quarter of the city, neighbouring the largest Mall in Cambodia, Aeon Mall. This stunning well located 12-storey colonial style hotel is close to key attractions, embassies and the central business district. Along with 201 luxurious rooms and suites with Mekong or Bassac river views, this 5-star hotel offers an array of chic restaurants and bars, an upscale spa, two swimming pools, a sports club and the finest conferencing facilities in Cambodia ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra Hotel Phnom Penh