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The Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh has just unveiled their refurbished State Rooms, and in celebration they’re offering special deals for advance booking. By booking at least 15 days before arrival, you’ll get a 15% discount off the best available rate, free breakfast and Internet access, as well as late check-out and all the other usual amenities.
The Quay is a small boutique hotel run by the same group as the FCC Hotel. The little hotel is right on the riverfront in Phnom Penh, which is one of the best areas to stay in if you want to be close to restaurants and the sights.
I had a standard room for my one night stay. These are the smaller of the two room types available. They’re also at the back of the building, so the only windows they have are small translucent panels that let in some light but no view. Despite this, the room didn’t feel at all claustrophobic, which was probably due to the open plan and light color scheme. The bathroom was large, although it was a rather odd plan. There was a good sized walk in shower and the bathroom was separated from the sleeping area mainly by a large translucent panel. The room has both wired and wireless Internet access for free.
The small hotel has a ground floor restaurant and a roof top lounge. There were several options for breakfast, including many unusual selections. I went for something different, a large slab of toasted banana bread with some cream cheese and butter on the side.
For a longer stay, you would probably want the larger rooms in the front. You can find more details and links to booking sites on The Quay Hotel details page.
Five-Star hotel chain Sofitel has opened a new 201-room hotel in Phnom Penh. This is Accor’s first property in the Cambodian capital, and the first international chain hotel to open in Phnom Penh in more than ten years. While the city’s hotel scene hasn’t exactly been stagnant, there’s been a notable absence of international players in the market. The move by Sofitel may well mark a new interest in Phnom Penh as an emerging commercial center.