I've stayed at the Bougainvillier several times over the years, most recently in January 2013 when King Sihanouk was cremated. It's expanded considerably since my first visit. It's the hotel I choose when I'm in Phnom Penh. Rooms are very comfortable, restaurant is quite good (if a bit expensive compared to the competition), the location is perfect and the internet is amongst the speediest I've had in Southeast Asia. The staff is quite professional and even when I was having a bad day (I was pickpocketed and lost cash an iPhone and in a foul mood) kept their cool. As other reviewers have noted, there are no elevators so prepare for your aerobic workout climbing stairs.
My only complaint is that rooms are cleaned late in the day. My schedule had me working on the street early in the day and editing in the room in the afternoon (I'm a photojournalist). I repeatedly asked to have the room cleaned early but it never happened and I went without a room cleaning a couple of days because I was working in the room when they came to clean. This is a problem I've had before in Asia and I consider more of an annoyance than a deal breaker. For my purposes, the hotel's outstandingly fast internet service more than made up for the minor cleaning problem.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located on the riverfront in the touristic and lively area, Bougainvillier Hotel is a perfect place for all guests to explore the top Phnom Penh Landmarks such as 3 minute walking to the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum, Banks and Night market. The Phnom Penh International Airport is a 25 minute driver away.Guests can enjoy free use of the outdoor pool and sauna facilities located just 35 metres from the property. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bougainvillier Hotel Phnom Penh
- Bougainvillier Phnom Penh