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10 Greatest Phnom Penh Hotels with Best Nightlife Experience
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10 Greatest Phnom Penh Hotels with Best Nightlife Experience 

Having trouble finding Phnom Penh hotels that offer the best nightlife experience? Known as one of the seven wonders of the world, Cambodia has a lot to offer from cultural heritage to eccentric nightlife. At the South Central of Cambodia, lies it’s the capital city, Phnom Penh. Phnom Penh city is experiencing a major economic development with all the rapidly increasing skyscrapers. It is a city where tourists come to enjoy the history behind the places and to indulge in the best nightlife experience there is to offer.

The areas that are booming with nightlife choices are Riverside, City Centre, Street 51 and Independence monument. So it makes sense for tourists to pick Phnom Penh hotels that can offer them both the daytime and nightlife experience. In addition, due to Phnom Penh hotels’ convenient locations, visitors can visit the traditional wet markets during the day such as the Phsar Thmey aka New Market. Wanna know other kinds of accommodation in Phnom Penh: Where to Stay in Phnom Penh?


10 Greatest Phnom Penh Hotel with Best Nightlife Experience


Phnom Penh Hotels
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There are reasons why visitors should choose Phnom Penh as the place to experience the nightlife. One of it is that with Phnom Penh, it offers more to the plate than simply bars and pubs. Every year, the number of entertainment areas increases in the number and is able to cater to the wide varied taste of their tourist. Ranging from a calm night out with friends to amazing bars and pubs, Phnom Penh truly is the best place that can offer both choices.

This article is divided into two sections: Phnom Penh hotels in a crowded area and Phnom Penh hotels in a quiet area. The hotels are arranged in order according to the price range because I want to be able to offer the reader many options to pick from that will suit your budget. I have mentioned four areas that have many hotels to pick from and plenty of nightlife experience for the visitors to revel in. So without further ado, let’s get started!

Quick Tips – Choose your place according to your taste!

  • The best and simplest tip that I can offer to you is to know yourself and your taste. If you are wondering what’s the relation between knowing yourself and picking accommodations in Phnom Penh, then continue reading on.
  • You see I can not possibly satisfy all of your preferences with just one hotel and one area, so by clearly identifying your taste, you can pick the right Phnom Penh hotel with the right kind of nightlife.
  • The logic behind this is, for example, you are a person who enjoys quiet dinners by the river. It makes no sense for you to choose locations that do not have a river view.

RIVERSIDE

  • Aka Sisowath Quay is the busiest district in Phnom Penh, it is where many hospitality-oriented services are located in. Ranging from pubs, restaurants to hotels available for people of all budgets. It is located at the intersection between the Tonle Sap and Mekong river thus attracting tourists who are attracted to historical landmarks and is near to traditional markets such as Phsar Chas and Phsar Kandal.
  • Choosing hotels in this area is for those of you who want to be in the center of the main actions going on in Phnom Penh as well as those who enjoy both daytime and nighttime activities.

LUXURY (From 216 USD)

Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh

Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh - Phnom Penh Hotels
Source: Wetu

Known for its perfect blend of classical French and Khmer architecture, the Raffles Hotel Le Royal is a Phnom Penh hotel that has been standing since 1929. This elegant hotel is only 1km from both the 14th century Wat Phnom Penh and the Central Market. It is home to a restaurant serving French cuisine and a refined cocktail bar overlooking the gardens. So hey come grab some cocktails at the happy hour and enjoy the nightlife.

Location: 92 Rukhak Vithei Daun Penh, Sangkat Wat Phnom

  • In Daun Penh
  • Wat Phnom – 10 min walk
  • The National Museum of Cambodia – 26 min walk
  • Independence Monument – 34 min walk
  • Royal Palace – 34 min walk
  • Silver Pagoda – 36 min walk
  • Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum – 41 min walk
  • Riverside – 10 min walk
  • Central Market – 14 min walk
  • Phnom Penh Night Market – 15 min walk
  • Old Market – 14 min walk

Contact Information

  • Tele: 023 981 888
  • Email: bookus.phnompenh@raffles.com

You might want to check out  Top 12 Best Luxury Phnom Penh Hotel with Top Customer Review


NIGHTLIFE (Bars and pubs)

Source: Elite Plus Magazine
  • Elephant Bar at Raffles Hotel Le Royal
  • The Exchange Phnom Penh (28 Street 47 [France street] Phnom Penh)
  • Cafe Metro Phnom Penh (Corner Sisowath Quay & Street 148)

Service and Facilities Atmosphere

  • 175 smoke-free guestrooms – Calm and relaxing
  • 2 outdoor pools – Laidback
  • Nightclub
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge
  • Health club
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Childcare
  • Free WiFi in lobby

Middle-Priced ( from 125 USD)

Arunreas Hotel, Phnom Penh

Arunreas Hotel, Phnom Penh- Phnom Penh Hotels
Source: Agoda

Situated in the heart of Phnom Penh, Arunreas is just minutes away walk from Wat Lanka and the famous independence monument. Tourists can either enjoy the nightlife by dining in its in-house restaurant named Khema or if they’re looking for something less serious, Hops Craft Beer Garden is right around the corner. Pool, darts, beer, German sausages… the list goes on and on and you’ll be spoiled with choices. Moreover, if you feel like you needed a little air, you can always walk to independence monument park and enjoy the sound of the birds chirping, people’s laughter and car’s beeping.

Location: 163, Street 51, Phnom Penh

  • In Phnom Penh City Centre
  • Independence Monument – 7 min walk
  • The National Museum of Cambodia – 14 min walk
  • Silver Pagoda – 16 min walk
  • Royal Palace – 16 min walk
  • Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum – 25 min walk
  • Wat Phnom – 28 min walk
  • Sovanna Shopping Center – 45 min walk
  • Central Market – 16 min walk
  • Riverside – 19 min walk
  • AEON Mall – 22 min walk

Contact Information

  • Tele: 015 813 888
  • Email: hotel@arunreas.com
Hops Brewery Phnom Penh
Source: The Phnom Penh Post

Nightlife

Services and Facilities

  • Laundry service
  • Concierge services
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)

Atmosphere

Although it is located in a crowded junction, this hotel exudes a calm and relaxing atmosphere and offers the guest with many nightlife options. There are nearby sky bars and a 1-minute walk to the next door restaurant called Hops Craft Beer where visitors can enjoy their night playing pool and darts with a glass of freshly brewed beer.


Budget (From 44 USD)

The Quay Boutique Hotel

The Quay Boutique Hotel - Phnom Penh Hotels
Source: The Quay Boutique Hotel Offical Site

Seated right on the bustling riverside, this boutique hotel does not only offer the best view of the Tonle Sap and Mekong River, but it is also carbon-friendly! It is near to all the tourist attractions such as the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum Chaktomuk Theatre, Night Market, riverboat tours, cafes, restaurants and nightlife. Making it very convenient for the in-house guest to simply walk to their desired destination or gaze out from the rooftop bar located at the top of this boutique hotel. Fear not, if it happens to be raining when you’re here, the bar has a shaded place where you can still admire the view and go star-gazing. True to its name, it only houses 16 rooms which are convenient for those of you who do not want to reside in a crowded hotel.

Location: 277 Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  • In Daun Penh
  • The National Museum of Cambodia – 7 min walk
  • Royal Palace – 12 min walk
  • Silver Pagoda – 14 min walk
  • Wat Phnom – 16 min walk
  • Independence Monument – 22 min walk
  • Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum – 43 min walk
  • Riverside – 1 min walk
  • Phnom Penh Night Market – 7 min walk
  • Central Market – 15 min walk
  • AEON Mall – 31 min walk

Contact Information

  • Tele: +855 23 224 894+855 23 224 894
  • Email: reservations@thequayhotel.comreservations@thequayhotel.com

Oskar Bistro

Nightlife

  • Oskar Bistro
  • Le Moon Rooftop Lounge
  • Monsoon
  • Le Grand Mekong
  • 5 drunk men

* A side note for visitors is to visit Oskar Bistro! It has the best pizza in town and plenty of cocktail around!

Service and Facilities

  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Spa tub
  • Spa services
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning

Atmosphere

  • As expected from its location, this boutique hotel is in a crowded area and therefore expect a lot of people. It is going to be loud and very cheerful. This is very suitable for those of you who like to go bar hopping and generally want to have a good time. Be it by splurging on freshly baked pizza or sipping your martini. You are bound to have a good time.

City Centre

  • The city center surrounds the Northern region of Phnom Penh and thus a wide range of accommodation is available along with historical landmarks such as the Phsar Thmey, Golden Sorya Mall and French Colonial buildings.
  • Visitors who decide to choose a Phnom Penh hotels in this area are ones that are looking for a good bargain. This area is suitable for tourists who would like to experience the local culture and have access to a variety of food.

Luxury (From 252 USD)

Rosewood Phnom Penh

Rosewood Phnom Penh- Phnom Penh Hotels
Source: Travel Weekly

Rosewood has to come out on top of the list for one of the best Phnom Penh Hotels. Not only it is located right in the center of the city’s business district, but the hotel is also situated literally 188 meters above the city’s most striking building; Vattanac Capital. The design of the hotel is splendid. It oozes class and luxurious, everything is well thought out. Rosewood provides one of the best nights lives experiences that Phnom Penh has to offer with its various dining options; from French cruise to Japanese.

Not only that, Sora Skybar offers the best bird-eye view of the city. Now imagine sipping your cocktail with a view. On top of that, Rosewood is situated on top of the first retail mall in Cambodia. Therefore, this hotel is very suitable for shoppers, eaters, drinkers and basically anyone who loves to have a memorable nightlife. On a side note, Sora sky Bar is very pretty when sunsets, the views are just to-die-for. So make sure you take some time to watch the sunset from the highest building in the city.

Location:  Vattanac Capital Tower, 66 Monivong Boulevard, Sangkat Wat Phnom, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia

  • Wat Phnom- 500m
  • Riverfront Park- 901m
  • Sisowath Quay- 17 min walk
  • Royal Palace- 1.1 mile
  • Vattanac Capital
  • Night market- 0.9 km
  • Central Market – 0.5 km
  • Daughters of Cambodia Visitor Centre

Contact Information

  • Tele: 023 936 888
  • Email: phnompenh@rosewoodhotels.com
Rosewood Phnom Penh
Source: yasminroohi

Nightlife

* Grab your evening drinks with a view at Sora Skybar.

Service and Facilities

  • Spa
  • Fine dining
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Fitness centre
  • Offer family time package

Atmosphere

  • Rosewood hotel is at the centre of Daun Penh and therefore it is bound to be crowded with all the traffic jams however guests can indulge in a 360 view of the whole of Phnom Penh and enjoy the traditional night market that is around. There are two choices for guests: sophisticated or a relaxed fun-filled atmosphere.

Budget (From 45 USD)

Aquarius Hotel & Urban Resort

Aquarius Hotel & Urban Resort - Phnom Penh Hotels
Source: Agoda

Truly immerse yourself in an authentic Cambodian experience with this resort. Located at the heart of Phnom Penh surrounded by a calm, relaxing scenery and historical landmark. This resort offers one of the best local experience while still remaining chic and classy. From a glass-walled infinity pool to the sky bar, it manages to stay true to Cambodian heritage.

Location: No 5, St 240, Sangkat Chakto Mukh, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

  • Artillery Art cafe
  • In Phnom Penh City Centre
  • Independence Monument – 5 min walk
  • National Museum of Cambodia – 13 min walk
  • Silver Pagoda – 13 min walk
  • Royal Palace – 14 min walk
  • Wat Phnom – 25 min walk
  • Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum – 26 min walk
  • Riverside – 12 min walk
  • Central Market – 18 min walk
  • AEON Mall – 21 min walk
  • Phnom Penh Night Market – 26 min walk

Contact Information

  • Tele: +855 23 972 088 / 092 559 155
  • Email: info@aquariushotel.asia
Aquarius Hotel & Urban Resort
Source: Aura Thematic Hostel Offical Site

Nightlife

  • Bloom cafe and training center

Service and Facilities

  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Spa services
  • 24-hour business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast and free WiFi

Atmosphere

  • Relaxed
  • Friendly

Independence Monument

  • Set within the circular intersection of Sihanouk and Norodom boulevards in Southern Phnom Penh. Accommodations in this area are very modern and French-inspired.
  • This area is for fairly-well off tourists who are looking for a busy nightlife as the area offers a wide range of international hotel chains and restaurant venues.

Luxury (From 122 USD)

NagaWorld Hotel & Entertainment Complex

NagaWorld Hotel & Entertainment Complex
Source: Agoda

Following its continued success with the international tourists, NagaWorld hotel opened its second branch next to its first hotel. Housing more than 500 guests every night and establishing its own shopping center underground. In addition to its convenient location, guests can visit the Hunsen park, Koh Pich and Aeon mall as well as the Bridge.

Location: NagaWorld, Samdech Techo Hun Sen Park, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  • In Chamkar Mon
  • Independence Monument – 13 min walk
  • Silver Pagoda – 17 min walk
  • Royal Palace – 17 min walk
  • National Museum of Cambodia – 21 min walk
  • Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum – 35 min walk
  • Wat Phnom – 39 min walk
  • Riverside – 1 min walk

Contact Information

  • Tele: 023 228 822
  • Email: enquiries@nagaworld.com

NagaWorld Hotel & Entertainment Complex - Phnom Penh Hotels

Nightlife

  • Darlin’ Darlin’ Music Lounge
  • Amret Palace Pool bar
  • Golden Horizon

Service and Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry
  • service laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding service

Atmosphere

  • It is very crowded here due to the flock of people occupying the hotel and the casino at the bottom of the hotel. In addition to the sky bar on the top floors and underground shopping centre.

Middle-Priced (From 97 USD)

Patio Hotel & Urban Resort

Patio Hotel & Urban Resort- Phnom Penh Hotels
Source: Agoda

Hidden in an area of eateries, this hidden jewel is located on the Pasteur street. This minimalistic hotel is charming in its own way, from its location in an alley to being surrounded by restaurants such as The sushi bar, Battbong pub, and the list goes on.

Location: 134Z Rue Pasteur No. 51, Phnom Penh

  • In Chamkar Mon
  • Independence Monument – 5 min walk
  • Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum – 20 min walk
  • National Museum of Cambodia – 21 min walk
  • Silver Pagoda – 23 min walk
  • Royal Palace – 23 min walk
  • Wat Phnom – 33 min walk
  • Sovanna Shopping Center – 45 min walk
  • AEON Mall – 14 min walk
  • Riverside – 16 min walk
  • Central Market – 23 min walk

Contact Information

  • Tele: 023 997 900
  • Email: reservation@patio-hotel.com /info@patio-hotel.com
Eclipse Skybar
Source: Ezlog

Nightlife

  • Eclipse sky bar
  • Battbong pub
  • Blue dog

Service and Facilities

  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Spa services
  • Business center
  • Airport drop-off service
  • Childcare
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk

Atmosphere

  • This area is mostly quiet save for the pubs and bars around it. It gives off a chill evening vibe to travelers who want to enjoy the wonders of Phnom Penh Hotel.

Budget (From 50 USD – 113 USD)

Villa Langka Hotel

Villa Langka boutique hotel
Source: Villa Langka Boutique Hotel – Facebook Page

Villa Langka is a unique boutique hotel that is nestled in the centre of Phnom Penh. This Phnom Penh hotel is a blend of contemporary and Cambodian style architecture hidden within lush green sceneries overlooking the Wat Langka pagoda. The perfect relaxation location for all visitors of all type.

Location: 14, Street 282 Sangkat Beung Kang Kong I (BKK1)

  • In Chamkar Mon
  • Independence Monument – 4 min walk
  • National Museum of Cambodia – 20 min walk
  • Silver Pagoda – 20 min walk
  • Royal Palace – 21 min walk
  • Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum – 22 min walk
  • Wat Phnom – 32 min walk
  • Riverside – 13 min walk
  • AEON Mall – 15 min walk
  • Central Market – 24 min walk
  • Phnom Penh Night Market – 34 min walk

 

Bassac Lane
Source: SNAPP Media

Nightlife

  • Bassac lane
  • Riverside bars
  • Eclipse sky bar

Service and Facilities

  • Day Spa
  • Spa Interconnecting Rooms
  • Free Parking Tour
  • Cleaning Service
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Internet Access
  • WiFi Internet
  • Café Outdoor
  • Pet-friendly

Atmosphere

  • Serene yet playful

Street 51

  • This area is said to house varied cuisines and coffee shops than anywhere in Phnom Penh. It is diverse in its food choices and although it is crowded, the area is relatively quiet and safe.
  • Street 51 is ideal for backpackers and tourists who enjoy experiencing different cuisines and little unique coffee shops. It is ideal for people who enjoy a serene atmosphere but still allows enough options for visitors to enjoy a nightlife experience.

Pasteur 51 Hotel & residences (From 47 USD)

Pasteur 51 Hotel & residences - Phnom Penh Hotels
Source: Pasteur 51 Hotel & Residences – Facebook Page

Offering the best view at an affordable price? Sign us up please! Fortunately for us, Pasteur 51 is located around the area with many restaurants and many facilities. Meaning that there are endless things for visitors to do without getting tired.

Location: No.17, St.51 (Pasteur) Corner St. 262 Sangkat Chaktomuk, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh.

  • In Chamkar Mon
  • Independence Monument – 4 min walk
  • Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum – 20 min walk
  • National Museum of Cambodia – 20 min walk
  • Silver Pagoda – 22 min walk
  • Royal Palace – 22 min walk
  • Wat Phnom – 32 min walk
  • Sovanna Shopping Center – 44 min walk

Contact Information

Tel: [+855] 23 222 878 | [+855] 23 222 879

Email: reservation@pasteur51hotel.com | info@pasteur51hotel.com

 

BattBong Restaurant & Bar
Source: BattBong Restaurant & Bar – Facebook Page

Nightlife

  • Eclipse skybar
  • Battbong pub

Service and Facilities

  • Rooftop Pool & Skybar
  • Restaurant & Lounge
  • Fitness center & Sauna
  • Massage & Spa
  • Meeting facilities
  • Concierge services
  • Aeon MaxValue Store
  • Travel & Transportation

Atmosphere

  • Quiet but can also be crowded due to the traffic jam.

Mansion 51 (From 76 USD)

Mansion 51 - Phnom Penh Hotels
Source: Agoda

This establishment is both a hotel and an apartment meaning that long-term visitors can rent an apartment here to save up cost! It is a high rise building located on the Pasteur street and is a mixture of elegance and poise.

Location: #164, St. 51 (Pasteur), Boeung Keng Kong 1, Phnom Penh, 12302, Cambodia

  • In Chamkar Mon
  • Independence Monument – 11 min walk
  • Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum – 16 min walk
  • National Museum of Cambodia – 27 min walk
  • Silver Pagoda – 27 min walk
  • Royal Palace – 28 min walk
  • Wat Phnom – 39 min walk
  • Sovanna Shopping Center – 43 min walk
  • AEON Mall – 11 min walk
  • Riverside – 15 min walk
  • Central Market – 29 min walk

Contact Information

TEL: 023 995 151

EMAIL: info@mansion51.com

Uratei BBQ
Source: Uraetei BBQ Japan Cambodia – Facebook Page

Nightlife

  • Takumi Sushi
  • Uratei BBQ
  • Kamu bubble tea shop

Service and Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Steam & Sauna
  • Fitness centre
  • Playground
  • Housekeeping service

Atmosphere

  • Very warm and comfy feels like home.

In my opinion, I really like the Villa Langka and Patio Hotel because it is located around street 51 which has many restaurants and it is convenient as it is at the center of Phnom Penh. These Phnom Penh hotels really stand out due to their location and designs. In contrast, their approach to their style is very very different from the others. The price is also affordable for such a quality Phnom Penh hotels and there are many nightlife visitors can indulge in. However, if you are looking for something a bit fancier, I strongly suggest Rosewood hotel because it is another worldly experience and totally worth every single penny you spent on it!

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