This was our second Raffles stay in Cambodia after three nights in Siem Reap. The hotels are very similar in the French colonial style and both centrally located. Very friendly and gracious greeting as we arrived. The rooms are identical (lovely with all of the comforts) - we knew exactly where everything was to be found without exploring the room!
The river and night market are only a $3 tuk tuk ride away.
We were only here overnight - the bed is extremely comfortable and the breakfast buffet was truly amazing though the view is somewhat urban.
As pleasant as this short stay was, if you are planning to splurge only once while you are in Cambodia, we recommend the Raffles in Siem Reap where the sense of history is everywhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A history of hospitality. The luxury of time. The secret charm of Cambodia. One of Asia's essential destination hotels, Raffles Phnom Penh has been the iconic resting place for the well travelled since 1929. Located in the heart of vibrant Phnom Penh, our hotel has been part of the history of the city and welcomes, as it has always done, a diverse clientele of entrepreneurs, writers, journalists, royalty and intrepid travellers from across the globe. Rooms and suites have been respectfully restored to reflect a distinguished blend of Khmer, Art Deco and French colonial architecture. Dining is an essential part of the Phnom Penh experience. In keeping with history and a sense of place, the elegant Le Royal Restaurant serves modern French cuisine and Royal Khmer cuisine with original recipes graciously gifted to Raffles from the Royal Palace. Almost as famous as the hotel itself, is the Elephant Bar where local residents and visitors alike gather over wine, whisky and cocktails. The Raffles Spa offers relaxation, rejuvenation and fitness through a considered mix of local and classic treatments, gym and spa pool. Complete your visit to Cambodia with a stay at our sister hotel Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor, a great hotel of the legendary Grand Tour of Indochina and virtually at the doorstep of the Angkor UNESCO World Heritage site. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Raffles Hotel Phnom Penh