4 Best Hotels in Phnom Penh

Modern comfort blended with Khmer inspiration

The capital city of Cambodia has a wide range of accommodations catering up to different types of travelers. Besides the well-known international chains, we'd promote these 4 hotels for its awesome value and experiences.


About Hotels in Phnom Penh ...

  • Unlike Siem Reap that is basically living on tourism, Phnom Penh caters more for business trips and moderate leisure.
  • The area around the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda is the best area to stay, but our list stretches out to the riverside.
  • Accommodation goes fifty-fifty for luxury stays and mid-range properties; boutique-style middle-scale hotels and resorts are a better way to go.
  • Most travelers stay in Phnom Penh for only 2 nights, most hotels offer special packages for a longer stay of over 3 nights.

4 Best Hotels in Phnom Penh Differing in Interests

International hoteliers began their investment early and now you can find many worldwide brands in downtown Phnom Penh. They are, of course, trouble-free choices with right-on expectations. However, if you are like us, who’d like to immerse in the local cultures and lifestyles, you’d probably consider these 4 picks.

1. First-Timers: Aquarius - Good Location, Rooms, and Prices

For first-timers, downtown’s handful of attractions and the Killing Fields outside of Phnom Penh are the biggest reason for adding this city to the itinerary. Much time will be spent on sightseeing, centrally-located, comfortable, and great value mean more than anything. Aquarius Hotel and Urban Resort meets your expectations: walking distance to major sites and many restaurants, bright room with balcony in modernly designed, the restaurant offering Khmer and western fusion, and its sky bar opens up to the river and urban Phnom Penh. Room price starts from USD45 per night, which is doubtlessly the best bet you can get.
Gatsby’s Room Choice: Deluxe Room on higher floors
Address: #5A Street 240, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Website: Aquarius Hotel & Urban Retreat

2. Deluxe: Palace Gate - Former Private Villa & Tranquil Oasis

Located by the riverside and in front of the Royal Palace, Palace Gate used to a private villa of the French colonial seat and it was renovated into an upmarket resort. Welcoming those who’d like a slice of fine living in the busy city of Phnom Penh, this oasis offers easy access to downtown’s attractions. More importantly, its layout in a lush garden creates a tranquil and intimate atmosphere. All rooms are elegantly decorated with hardwood furniture, soft beds, and fully-equipped bathrooms. Fine French dining and Khmer royal cuisine are served at the restaurant, gorgeous view at the organic skybar, while the Sense Spa is inviting.
Gatsby’s Room Choice: Royal Suite, the balcony offers views of the river
Address: #44, St Sothearos, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (In front of Royal Palace),, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Website: Palace Gate Hotel & Resort

3. Romantic: Pavilion - Heritage Retreat, Stylish & Adult-Only

Remodeled from a historical building that used to be a private retreat for the royal family, this 36-room resort boats for its unique style that is distinctive in each room and suite. This adult-only resort is ideally located at the heart of Phnom Penh; Khmer-inspired decoration and art pieces antes up the romantic ambiance. Relaxing by the sun pool, guests would enjoy the verdant garden with free coffee, juices, snacks, and seasonal fruit, as well as a short session of free massage. The hotel contributes its profit into a local training program that helps youngsters with hospitality and computer skills.
Gatsby’s Room Choice: Private Pool Suite, lovely room with a private pool surrounded by tropical trees
Address: St 19, No. 227, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Website: The Pavilion

4. Family: Balconitel - Room for 5, Quiet Nights & Fair Prices

Balconitel is an ideal pick for a family of up to 5 staying in one suite. Their room prices are pretty friendly, starting from USD80 per room for the family suite. A tad from the chaos, you will have a quiet night. Their cares for traveling families are demonstrated in details: large and soft beds, separate seating areas, reasonably-priced laundry services and shuttle transfers, kids meals, children-friendly TV channels and babysitting; two swimming pools give you a cool splash and various activities are provided. Nearby you can find shopping malls, food street, and it’s also easy to get to major sites.
Gatsby’s Room Choice: Family Suite with 2 double beds, available for up to 5 persons, plus an additional toilet and private balcony
Address: #A36,St. 278,Sangkat Boeung Keng Kang 1,Khan chamkarmon, Chamkar Mon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Website: Balconitel Boutique Hotel

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