You will feel very welcome and cared for! I was given a suite instead of a room for the same price. And I lived in the lap of luxury. The hotel is near the Independence Monument, and you will need a tuk tuk to visit most of the main sights. There are plenty of restaurants--go for the traditional Khmer dishes.
Phnom Penh suffers from air pollution and horrid traffic jams. It can also be dusty in the dry season. You'll see plenty of people wearing face masks, and you should do the same.
The hotel sent a car to pick me up from the airport for $11. They also arranged a car for a full day's sightseeing for $30. I went to Siem Reap by car as well, & it cost $65. I split the cost with a tourist who was headed there. It took us a good 6 hours by road.
Phnom Penh may seem initially exhausting and somewhat charmless but it's very alive and warm-hearted deep down. Like many big Asian cities, it will give you a glimpse of life in its most rawest manifestations as well as in its most splendid and sublime forms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Phnom Penh! Once known as the Pearl of Asia, it is now a vibrant Southeast Asian city of over 2 million people. After a full day of exploration where exciting new sights, sounds and scents have competed for your attention, come back home to Anise Villa, and let us care for all your needs in our sanctuary of peace and tranquility. Located on a quiet street of BKK1, a popular area among NGOs and expatriates, we are just a 5 to 10-minute tuk-tuk ride away from all of Phnom Penh's major attractions. Designed by Cambodian and French trained architect, Chea Sopanha, Anise Villa exemplifies a new vision and trend in contemporary Cambodian architecture marrying perfectly local elements with Western comfort. Anise Villa is also richly decorated with our own private collection of contemporary Cambodian art by local and expatriate artists. With only 21 rooms to ensure at once intimacy and privacy, Anise Villa is managed by the same trusted team as the Anise Hotel bringing you a professional and dedicated English speaking staff to make you feel right at home. So let yourself be transported by the warmth of true Khmer hospitality while enjoying the comfort of modern amenities. ... more less
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