What a wonderful place. I regular stay in large business hotels, but having lived in Phnom Penh a few years ago, I really wanted to stay somewhere which embraces the heritage and beauty of the city. This place has both, with a passionate team of people looking after you and a wonderful setting in this wonderfully restored house. The front garden is still work in progress, so don't be put off when you arrive. The room I stayed in was compact but was comfy and clean. The food was nicely presented and very tasty. The bar looked very atmospheric but sadly I arrived too late to actually use it. It is a little out of the main area, so you will need to catch some form of transport to get to ther river, but Phnom Penh is so small, that this isn't really a hassle. I really recommend it as a lovely place to stay. And a great Tuk Tuk driver that you can hire through the hotel.
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- 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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