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The Governors House Boutique Hotel Phnom Penh
Ranked #71 of 269 Hotels in Phnom Penh
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Fara Vicentino, Italy
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“nice colonial house”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

I just spent two days in this hotel, whose location is very good, being close to all major attractions in phnom penh.
The house is really well furnished, with very very good taste.
Wifi connection is ok and free.
the thing I liked most was the staff, they are really great and always trying to help you at any time-thanks guys.
the thing i liked less, and I think that should be improved, was the breakfast (my choise from the menu was "continental breakfast").
Then, my room was ok although small, but as I was traveling alone, that was fair (I had chosen the cheapest option, and my room was called "le petit reporteur". Anyway, the price was very convenient also compared to other places at P.P. , thus I would definitely recommend this place.

Room Tip: as I said, the cheapest rooms are a bit small, but ok for single travelers.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Surely the smaller but most precious jewel in Phnom Penh luxury hotels collection, the classy, museum like Governor's House stands in a smart central district with plenty of colonial houses (embassies and ministries) all around. We loved everything in the former Governor of Phnom house which, somehow, looks like a small annex of The Raffles in Phnom Penh or The Oriental in Bangkok. It targets the same high end category of travellers, who will notice at first sight that 99,9% of the antiques displayed everywhere are originals, and that the books in the library are not just for decoration but actually captivating, making us forget that we came with a laptop (Internet is complimentary, and the speed of the connection... very Cambodian).

The mansion is surrounded by a large lushy garden,and the small pool is one of the most charming in town (we had our breakfast there, and it also caters fine dinning options).

Last but not least... Alain, the owner, knows all the tips and tricks in the city. A prime class guide, he is always ready to assist you with his own, very personal advice.

Room Tip: We booked in “The Marylin” room: it has a very comfortable bed covered with precious Flanders linen...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Unique boutique hotel with an inspiring decor... A pleasure to walk in hotel and enjoy all design details. Fresh food with a personal service. Comfortable rooms with a better mattress than home. Staff was very helpfull to send us to nice and new restaurants and bars... I wouls say best address of pp... Coming back

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

A relatively small, very comfortable and welcoming hotel. Close enough to the centre of things but in a quite area. Very well laid out with great rooms (at least the one we were in) and common areas on each floor. Pool area was great for us although could be crowded with a few people using it in hot weather (we were there in January).

Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Overall enjoyed my stay, though I suffered a lot from the heat at the time. Liked my room and it was pretty quiet too. Air conditioning was fine. Thought the service could have been a bit more professional in the bar and restaurant. They were very kind and eager to please, but there were times when they could have had more training, I think.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

This is a very nice hotel. Refurbished from an old coloniel building. The boss is a french man, a very nice guy who is also living in the hotel. The location is quite bad. Remember to tell the tuk tuk passport office as the hotel is located next to their passport office.

Nearby nothing much. There is 1 convenient store about 200m away. 1 Big restaurant behind the hotel, ask the hotel reception or direction. Remember to ask the hotel staff to write a few dishes in cambodian language to pass to the waiter as the restaurant waiter do not understand English at all.

Room Tip: Stayed in Duras Rm10 at 4th floor. Nice double bed with a balcony. Take note the tap mixer is not wo...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2013

By chance a friend in Siem Reap mentioned this hotel and two months ago my partner visited to report back with a glowing account.
My short stay last week was to short to fully appreciate this new addition to the many upmarket Phnom Penh hotels but in the two days its was a joy. This Colonial style building has been wonderfully brought back to life with a great sense of style and attention to detail, the antiques
( perhaps a few too many un related items making it look more like an antiique shop and not a hotel ) the superb lighting and displays are without question very tasteful.

The staff are attentive and esp the front desk who went out of their way to be helpful when I requested a room change..( temporary noise form an adjacent building works ) and when asked to organise my return Ibis luxury coach to Siem Reap they went out of their way to arrange and book the journey...Alain Garnier the owner was there when I arrived and it was a pleasure to meet and talk briefly on the joys and wo's of the hotel business and to hear his plans for the future at Governor's House.

Well Alain you have a very beautiful and successful hotel, I loved it and I'm sure many other guests will to.

I only briefly saw the room I did not stay in ' The Sean ' a superb first floor room with small balcony overlooking the pool and garden....what I did notice was the heavy ( very expensive ) natural linen bed sheets and pillows, you enter through the bathroom which is unusual but nice detail with the bath and bed being central to the room.
My final room was to the front of the building, a little early morning noise from the passport office next door but not enough to worry. ' The Winston ' a slightly smaller room but well furnished and equipped with everything needed from the large flatscreen TV, well stocked mini bar, the small desk, a superb King size bed ( great matteress ), good mood lighting and a great walk-in wet room style bathroom, black marble and stone everywhere with a huge rain shower and loads of space, ( nice concealed strip LED lighting ) a hook or rail for wet towels would be welcome here..another stylish room.
A nice looking and lit bar in the entrance was well stocked but no Rose wine by the glass and my Mojito cocktail was not so good, not enough rum and oh so sweet on the minty tasting sugar surup..more fresh mint and limes next time please.
The restaurant area looks very simple and well designed with its wall of glass displaying the huge impressive wine collection, I noticed the beautiful natural grey napkins and linens. I did not have dinner here but the room service Italian/ Mediteranian food from the restaurant menu served quickly in my room was very very good.
Breakfast next to the pool was not perhaps the best in town but its good to be a little negative on something when every thing else is just so superb.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Property: The Governors House Boutique Hotel Phnom Penh
Address: Villa 3, Mao Tse Tung Blvd | Sangkat Boeung Keng Kong I, Khan Chamkarmorn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #71 of 269 Hotels in Phnom Penh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Governor's House boutique hotel in Phnom Penh - the most luxurious and exclusive place in Phnom Penh.The Governor’s House is an exclusive boutique hotel with 12 rooms in an elegant colonial-style mansion located in the heart of BoeungKeng Kang I (BKK I), an area which is known as the best residential area in downtown Phnom Penh, located just a 10 minute drive from the Riverfront. The hotel is only a short drive to the Independence Monument, the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda and the National Museum.The hotel was once home to a senator of Phnom Penh and is an old style architectural beauty; tastefully furnished with all original colonial antiques. The hotel shows the exquisite taste in the interior design as directed by the owner, an award winning and internationally recognised interior designer. This boutique hotel offers a perfect balance of colonial style elements combined with modern amenities. With three stories in a Victorian style building, the hotel is inspired by the Asian architectural treasures of ‘The Strand Hotel’ of Yangon, ‘The Raffles Grand d’Angkor Cambodia" of Phnom Penh and the ‘Oriental Hotel’ of Bangkok while still maintaining its originality. The owner recognises the needs of the 21st century business traveller and offers free wi-fi, daily newspapers and an excellent 24 hour concierge.The Governor's House offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant offering breakfast (a la carte menu), lunch and dinner with both outdoor and indoor seating, and balcony space to relax and enjoy the views. ... more   less 
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