India is often termed as the most colourful pace in the world. And it lives up to its title with its splendour at every corner of the country. Whether it is the snowy mountains of the Himalayas, the stunning lakes, the mesmerizing deserts, the enchanting…
Ah… Phnom Penh. The city where there’s plenty of affordable food and sources of fun. Phnom Penh City, unlike other places, is a unique and exciting place for travelers. It truly is the perfect combination of liveliness and peacefulness. So we are sure that the reader must be having a hard time choosing the right place of where to stay in Phnom Penh.
Thus the reason for this article is born! Like we mentioned earlier, finding out where to stay in Phnom Penh city can be daunting and often an endless task for those of you who are limited in time. However, fear not… This is what this article is all about! Finding where to stay in Phnom Penh in an easy fashion. Phnom Penh is a mixture of different vibe ranging from peace and tranquility to lively and vibrant. This is reflected in the hotels littering the areas of Phnom Penh, therefore, each hotel in the following paragraphs are a reflection of the different vibes. So what are we waiting for? Let’s get right to it. Check this if you like to know 10 Greatest Phnom Penh Hotels with Best Nightlife Experience
Where to Stay in Phnom Penh?
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Of course, when it comes to traveling, there are many travelers with different budget and therefore leads to different preferences. In this article, we will section our resorts recommendation into three separate categories based on the type of budget that a visitor is equipped with. It is divided into luxurious, common and budget.
The thing with Phnom Penh, it is that you never run out of things to do. There are plenty of places to visit such as our historical buildings or indulge in our traditional market that offers an intimate look into the locals’ daily lives. Or you can visit the various concept stores and aesthetic coffee shops scattered all over Phnom Penh. The beauty of Phnom Penh is truly a sight to behold, often leaving anyone breathless in its unrelenting beauty. Therefore, do not fear that you did not choose the right place to stay, for wherever you decided to stay in, there are infinite possibilities for experience.
Our first category is titled Luxurious hotels and basically, it simply means that the hotels listed below are going to be pricier than the others but it will be worth every single cent you spend for Phnom Penh simply fail does not disappoint visitors. I am proud to say that Phnom Penh has some of the best luxurious hotels in all of the 24 provinces located in Cambodia. Moreover, occasionally splurging on ourselves can lead to one of the best experiences of our lives. I promise you that these hotels will leave you in awe of its architecture and style.
This prestigious international hotel chain truly lives up to its reputation. Known for its innovative and elegant architecture, Rosewood has established itself as one of the most elegant and classy hotels around. The designs and overall vibe of this hotel are very well structured and executed. For instance, it transports its guests to another place and can be compared to other hotels abroad.
The overall environment of this hotel is a mixture of liveliness and tranquility. Why did WE say this? Because the hotel is located at the center of Phnom Penh city and this is where visitors should choose when researching where to stay in Phnom Penh city. It is quiet in the morning which is perfect for those of you who enjoy calm and peaceful mornings.
However, during the nighttime, the environment is a 180 degrees change from the morning. Once the sunset and the dusk came out, the areas around the Rosewood hotel comes to life instantly. There is plenty of entertainment around for guests to enjoy and they can also appreciate the indoor fine dining at the hotel itself as well as visit their sky bar called Sora. The area is generally safe, however, to be safe, travelers have to take care of their belongings when out and about.
With its reputation, Rosewood offers a variety of services for its guests. First and foremost, Rosewood staff is known for their friendly and warm hospitality. They are especially well-mannered and can converse in English. In addition, they are especially helpful and will aid guests in times of query. Specifically, they offer a 24-hour service such as indoor dining, concierge, fitness center, and most importantly security. Furthermore, a complimentary service also includes daily newspaper, high-speed internet and remork rides that are within 2km of the hotel.
Room Types and Price Range:
The rooms in Rosewood hotel divides into three kinds: Rooms, Suites and lastly Signature suites. Consequently, this means that the rooms are priced differently based on the type of room chosen. Therefore we will describe the three kinds of room in detail according to the cheapest price to the most expensive room.
The first classification is called Rooms. Now, this does not specifically refer to the normal standard room. The accommodation in this category is divided into three other types ranging from Executive Room, River Premiere Room, and Grand Executive King.
Executive, River Premiere, and Grand Executive Room:
The Executive room offers either a king bed or a twin bed and has the city view. Which is ideal for guests who enjoyed a roomy and comfy room. It is located from floors 25-32. This type of room is priced at an average of 275 USD per night. Whereas the executive room faces the city view, the River Premiere Room instead faces the river view. This means that guests will have a lovely and panoramic view of the Tonle Sap and enjoy the services and amenities offered by the hotel. Similar to the Executive room, this room type is located from floor 25-32. As you probably can tell, this room is slightly pricier than the first type and is valued at an average of 315 USD per night.
Lastly, it is the Grand Executive King room which is the priciest out of the three types of room. It is a blend of contemporary architecture and dark wood furnishings. It is especially spacious with over 60 square meters of ample space for you and your partner. This room offers a view of the city and is located on the same floor as the previous rooms. Shockingly, the average price is 335 USD per night. Actually, this room is ideal for those of you who wouldn’t mind spending because it offers more space in contrast to the executive room and River Premiere room. More importantly, it is only 20 USD more than the average room so why not spend on yourself?
Next, it is the Suites. The suite is a blend of traditional sophistication and refinement. It offers its guests breathtaking views of the city. Again you can tell that the 137 rooms of this hotel do offer its guests with views of different parts of Phnom Penh. The suite is divided into Mekong Suite, Manor Suite, and Rosewood suite and it is based on the size of each suite. The size of the suite starts from 65 sq.m. to 82 sq.m. and lastly ends with 95 sq.m. Again this means that the price also varies based on the size.
Mekong, Manor, And ROSEWOOD Suite
The Mekong Suite is a vast one-bedroom suite suitable for couples seeking for closeness. It spans over 700 square feet and offers guest with a river view. This suite has an average rate of 395 USD per night. While the Manor Suite similar to the Mekong Suite is a one-bedroom suite suitable for travelers looking for extra space. It occupies over 82 sq.m of space and includes elegantly design foyer and tasteful bedroom. In addition, this suite faces the city and allows its guests to have a glance of Phnom Penh skyline.
With the increase in space, this suite cost an average of 515 USD per night. Last but not least, the Rosewood Suite which is individually decorate in a contemporary style and offers a foyer, separate living room, dining area and the bedroom. It stretches over an area of 95 sq.m. and occupies a lot of space. This suite is 385 USD more than the Manor suite and comes at an average of 900 USD per night.
There are two types of Signature suites which are the Monivong House and the Norodom house located on the 31st and 32nd floor. These suites are consider to be the most spacious as it each respectively span over 160 sq.m of space to 225 sq.m. The smaller of the two suites is the Monivong House and it is a magnificent one-bedroom style house that possesses elegant beauty. Whereas the Norodom house located on floor 31 is the hotel’s biggest room and covers over 225 sq.m and is the epitome of luxury. Both signature suites prices are over 1200 USD per night.
Price Range Summary
To summarize, the rooms at the Rosewood hotel starts from 275 to over 1000 USD.
Marriott Courtyard Hotel
Marriott Courtyard hotel is also an international hotel chain all around the globe. It is located less than a mile from the Royal Palace and Wat Phnom. This is where to stay in Phnom Penh should you choose a hotel that appeals to travelers with its contemporary design and modern amenities. Just look at the view of the hotel from afar, look at that beauty. Marriott is located in No 115 Street 214 at Corner Street 63, Sangkat Boueng Raing, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh 12200 Cambodia.
The environment around this hotel is very lively as it is located on Samdach Pan road and thus it is close to many restaurants such as Mara and Little sheep. Therefore there are many people occupying this road which often leads to traffic jams. So I would advise our readers to walk or hire remork as a means of transportation.
Courtyard offers different services such as daily housekeeping service, room service and 24-hour dining service that offers Khmer and international cuisine. Lastly, it has a sky bar called The Deck that features occasional live DJ act and unique cocktail. Guests have rated the service as 4.⅕ and 94% of them has recommended this hotel as to where to stay in Phnom Penh.
Room Description And Price Range:
Marriott Courtyard has 186 modern-smoke free hotel rooms that are divided into Deluxe, Executive Deluxe, Premium Corner and Courtyard Suite. The Deluxe and Executive Deluxe room offers two options when it comes to the type of beds: King or twin beds. The Deluxe room starts from 105 USD per night and with member rates, it is valued at 100 USD per night. Whereas, the Executive Deluxe room is valued from 125 to 146 USD per night. Finally, the most expensive room at the Marriott Courtyard hotel(Courtyard suite) costs only $165 USD per night which is a great bargain because it has a great view and is way cheaper than the accommodations in Rosewood Hotel Phnom Penh.
Each Sofitel hotel tells a unique story with their classic french colonial design that varies from each other but still manages to have that same old-school elegant vibe to it. Situated in the Riverside amongst large gardens and courtyards, guest are instantly enveloped into an old-worldly charm of Sofitel hotel. This hotel is a whole different concept from the previous luxury hotels because of its old-schooled concept that deviates from contemporary to French colonial-inspired architecture.
Unlike Marriott Courtyard and Rosewood, Sofitel is located on the riverside and right next to Aeon mall however the environment around there is very very peaceful. It is almost tranquil when guests reside there due to the peace and quiet of the place. There are securities around and therefore it is fairly safe. It can get quite lively on certain days due to locals visiting the nearby malls or restaurants around it.
To put it out there, Sofitel offers a gazillion facilities and guests have rated their service as first-class even though it is leaning towards business more than leisure. The services include five different indoor dining experience, tennis court, swimming pool, and fitness center and drinks at the lobby.
The rooms are classified into Superior Room, Luxury Room, Superior Club Room, Luxury Club Room, Junior Suite, Prestige Suite, and Opera Suite.
The superior room spans over 40 sq.m with features such as King or Twin Sofitel MyBed, 42-inch flat screen LCD TV, DVD player, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, writing desk, safety deposit box, mini-bar, complimentary WiFi, bathroom amenities, iron board, wall-mounted full audio-visual HD connectivity, spacious bathroom with separate shower and bathtub. The price of this room type varies depending on whether breakfast is included. No matter the type of bed, it cost an average of 255 USD per night without complimentary breakfast and 270 USD with breakfast included.
Whereas the luxury room is consider as one of the best-selling accommodations in Sofitel hotel and accommodates 47 sq.m of spacious area cloak in sunlight and colonial features. The room has similar features to that of the superior room except that it has a balcony and it is larger compare to the superior room. The value of this room is at an average rate of 305 USD per night without breakfast and 320 USD including breakfast.
Superior Club Room:
Next comes the Superior Club room which is located on the top floors of the hotel, it has benefits such as Millésime Access on top of complimentary access to many available facilities. It costs an average 315 USD to stay in this room per night of course VAT is not yet included.
Luxury Club Room:
After this, there is the Luxury Club room which is basically an upgraded version of the luxury room just with included Millesime access to lounges and free drinks. Because it is an upgraded version of the luxury room, it is 50 USD more than the luxury room, making the cost at 355 USD per night.
The Junior Suite is a multipurpose room perfectly capable for family gatherings or business trips away from the office. This suite comes at a suitable price of 445 USD per night.
Amazingly, the Prestige suite is a 94 sq.m. Colonial style room with wooden floor, Sofitel MyBed, spacious bathroom, and dressing area, TV, complimentary WIFI, separate living space and lounge, located in between the 9th and 11th floor, large bathroom with Jacuzzi. With this type of luxury, it costs an average of 655 USD to stay in this room in one night.
Lastly, the hidden jewel of Sofitel, the Opera Suite. It is a 140 sqm suite with a king-size bed, equip with Sofitel MyBed as well as a spacious bathroom and walk-in closet. Separate Living room and dining room and pantry are available. With a Jacuzzi that offers Hermes amenities and in addition Club Millesime benefits. Flat-screen TV (TV in the bathroom), DVD player and Mp3 Docking station and lastly an espresso coffee machine. The price of this suite costs more than 700 USD to stay per night.
Now that we are done with the luxurious hotels’ section, we’re moving onto the hotels for travelers who have a smaller budget and thus does not want to spend it all on lavish accommodations but instead wants to get their money’s worth when it comes to picking accommodation. The common hotels are also very worthy of considering when choosing where to stay in Phnom Penh. The standard is high and the cost is low which is basically a dream come true for most of us.
Blue Lime hotel
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A take on the urban style direction, this hotel contains 23 rooms surrounded by a tropical garden and a spacious outdoor swimming pool. With its convenient location at the historical center of Phnom Penh city, smack right in the middle of the National Museum and the Royal Palace. A boutique hotel is a better name fitted for this hotel due to its limited room, four of which contain their own private pool.
The hotel is situated near to the wet markets and various tourist attractions, making the location an excellent place for backpackers. The environment is generally quiet and peaceful, helping visitors to relax and unwind their body and minds.
The hotel offers services such as breakfast that includes both the local and international cuisine, access to the swimming pool albeit those who chose rooms with a private mini pool as well as air-conditioning and hot-water showers!
As it is a boutique hotel, the rooms price is according to the seasons: high and low. During the low season, travelers can book a room for a very affordable price between 50 USD to 85 USD per night. While the high seasons can increase the price to 60USD and even boasting to 95 USD. Do you want to know a secret? Book the rooms for as cheap as 40 USD through Agoda and booking.com. Thank us later for this tip!
Another one of our growing list of boutique hotels, the Pavilion hotel is too good to skip over. We just have to mention it. Look at the view of this place! This hotel is only a few minutes away from the Royal Palace and Wat Botum. It exudes a sense of peace and tranquility amongst its guests with their two large swimming pools and adding their own characters with its own private plunge pool.
The overall environment of this hotel is that it is peaceful. I have read reviews from previous guests that this is the place where visitors can immerse themselves in the calm nature of the place. The area is generally safe and secured.
- The service this hotel offers include:
- Pick-up & drop off in style by Jaguar XJ6
- Individual and group tours organization
- Transportation rentals
- Flights confirmation, currency exchange, courier and mail service
- Laundry service
- Wake up calls
- Flowers and welcome drinks
- Desktop computer available in the reception area
- Voltage in Cambodia is 220V 50Hz. (Adaptors available at reception)
ROOM AND PRICE RANGE:
The hotel contains only 36 rooms and suites that each have their own characteristics and personality. The smallest room is the Double and it is suitable for guests who are planning to stay in Phnom Penh for a short period of time. It is fully furnish and some even open up to the outdoor patio. It costs 94 USD for this room type.
- Secondly, there is a room called Twin which houses two canopied cover single beds. A room perfect for two friends getaway and a single bathroom with both hot and cold showers available. Its indicative price rate is 102 USD per night.
- Thirdly, Superior Double is an accommodation that refers to either wooden bungalows with an outdoor patio or a room with a balcony facing the garden. It is only 2USD more than the Twin room making it cost 104 USD per night.
- Fourthly, a spacious double room with balcony views of both the pool and garden that can house up to 3 guests. This is called the Deluxe Double and is valued at 128 USD per night which is affordable and considered to be a good deal for us.
- Next comes the Jacuzzi Bungalow which houses an elegant combination of wooden and glass architecture hidden amongst the gardens of this property. It contains a queen-sized bed, a separate bathroom, a private patio and you guessed it… Open-air jacuzzi surrounded by the trees. This room can house up to three guests with a charge fee on extra bed. This comes at a price of 130 USD per night.
- The Studio is a spacious accommodation that is a blend of a bedroom area with a king-sized bed and a sitting area with two couch-beds and one sofa. Guests are only charged 144 USD per night should they choose this room.
- Whereas the Private Pool is the ultimate hideaway for couples in Phnom Penh, featuring one bedroom and a separate bathroom that opens to a private patio and pool. With this type of luxury, it is very shocking that it is only 148 USD per night! Imagine that! 148 USD for your own private getaway! Sounds like a pretty good deal to us.
- Last but not least, the roomiest room in the whole hotel, it is a Suite. This accommodates two-room that is separated by curtains or wall with one king-sized bed and two sofa-beds. There is one bathroom per suite and houses up to 4 guests. This costs 150 USD per night.
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The last accommodation in the Common hotel category is more of a rental apartment. S’Kim apartment locates right on the Monivong room. It is brand new with a modern design concept and is fully furnished. It is very convenient for travelers to travel around as it is close to all the markets and tourist attractions. There are two bedrooms; one with a queen bed and the other with two queen beds.
The environment around this apartment is very safe and close to all the local markets such as the Russian market where visitors can indulge in local street food. It is hectic during the morning but quiet during the night.
Offers services such as dryer and self-check-in. Guests get access to the fitness center and swimming pool.
Mr. Roatha who is the host of this apartment only charges 100 USD per night.
The hotels listed in this category is convenient for guests who are looking for cheaper accommodation and usually on a budget. Mostly these are air bnb’s and are suitable for backpackers and are very very affordable.
Source: Soben Hostel
As you can already tell by the word hostel, it is an accommodation that is generally lower price and requires the traveler to share the room as they are only renting the bed. Soben is a fairly newly-open hostel locates within 1.3 miles of Toul Sleng Genocide Museum and 2.6km from Aeon mall. Although it is newly open, the rating is best in Phnom Penh. So when considering where to stay in Phnom Penh on a budget, don’t forget Soben Hostel.
The environment around this property is slightly hectic as there is a fish market located directly at the back. However, it usually calms down during the afternoon and night.
Although it is a small hostel, it offers a wide range of services such as shared lounge, continental breakfast, and a bar. Guests get air-condition rooms and free wifi access offer.
The rooms division are by gender such as a bed in 4-bed for female and bed in 6-bed for females and vice versa for the males. The rooms cost an average of 7USD or to be accurate KHR 32,640 per night.
Aura Thematic Hostel
Another hostel but instead this time, it is more spacious and filters in more natural light. Located at Khan Daun Penh and only 0.2km away from the Royal Palace. This is where to stay in Phnom Penh when looking for cheap and clean accommodations. It also features a wide open-aired lounge that caters weekly events.
The area around this hostel is a quiet neighborhood as it is located a bit farther away from the pubs and nightlife.
Aura Thematic hostel offers services such as assistance with tour and ticket arrangement and 24-hour reception.
Similarly to Soben hostel, Aura’s accommodation divides into dormitory based on the gender and offers a 4, 6 and 8 beds dormitory choice to choose from. The prices start from KHR 16,320 to KHR 21,216.
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Kabiki is a refined hotel, hide along a narrow road of Phnom Penh city. This is where to stay in Phnom Penh if travelers want to be close to the Independence monument as it is only 6 minutes away!
Due to its location, the environment around this hotel is lively and boasting with entertainment and life. It is a safe area for visitors to go out and about, participating in different activities.
The services offer free continental breakfast, outdoor pool, full laundry service and a playground for the young children.
ROOM AND ITS PRICES:
The rooms divide into a standard double room, standard twin room, superior family room, Jungle Oasis room, and Tent. The standard double room costs approximately 49 USD per night while the standard twin room costs an average of 50USD per night. Next in line is the superior family room which can host 3 adults at the price of 93USD per night. Jungle Oasis room is a very unique concept accommodation that starts from the price of 120 USD per night. Lastly, the tent costs 96 USD per night.
To conclude this article, we would like to express my favorite luxury hotel choice and my budget hotel choice. For our luxurious hotel choice, we strongly suggest that Rosewood Phnom Penh is the hotel to splurge extra money on just because the architecture and service of the hotel are out of this world! One word for it, CLASSY.
As for where to stay in Phnom Penh that is within the budget range, we suggest choosing Aura Thematic Hotel because it is very unique and spacious but is significantly cheaper than Rosewood Phnom Penh. The place is also very clean and has a very funky rooftop lounge that hosts weekly events that travelers can participate in. That is just our opinion on where to stay in Phnom Penh, so the choice is still up to you about the type of hotel you are going to pick for your stay in the kingdom of wonder. Choose where to stay in Phnom Penh carefully and you will have the best time of your life.