Phnom Penh will not leave you out on the streets while it might not have quite the excessive amount of accommodation that Siem Reap offers. There is something for everyone in the capital city of the country from uber-trendy design hotels on the riverfront to hidden-pearl boutique guesthouses tucked away down tranquil streets. Indochina Travel Cambodia
The Mad Monkey
Still being a work in process, the Mad Monkey, which is an up and coming hotspot in Phnom Penh, makes you quickly charmed into forgiving any just-opened glitches. Although a bit pricey, the bar and restaurant are delicious while rooms are clean and comfortable. In the past, due to unresolved noise issues, the rooftop bar is closed, but do not fret, only moments away is the bar of the also popular Top Banana hostel.
Alibi Guesthouse ($15-27)
Centrally situated at Sothearos Boulevard, just moments away from the Royal Palace, meaning you can save lots of tuk-tuk rides, the Alibi Guesthouse, which is tucked down a side street of Sothearos Boulevard in a nice old French villa and very elegant itself, offers bright and airy rooms.
A lovely garden patio area is the place where a pool table beckons in the evening and breakfast served in the morning. You may have little trouble getting in if you come home late as Alibi is geared more towards families and those heading to bed early.
Blue Lime ($40-85)
Blue Lime which features a gorgeous pool, style to spare and poured concrete furniture is a minimalist design lover’s dream. The most perfect spot to unwind after a day exploring the city, order a cocktail from the bar or enjoy a delicious complimentary breakfast, is the garden and salt water pool area, featuring salt from the nearby Kampot region. Four of the rooms having their own private plunge pool provide more watery goodness. Cambodia travel tours
In spite of the concrete design scheme feature plush bedding, rooms are minimalist, modern and sleek. For relaxation, balconies providing another space are the best place. Not only endearing, the staff is also helpful, and they will take the time to find the answer when they do not know the answer to your question. Note that: adult only, Blue Lime only welcomes all guests over 16.
Boddhi Tree Aram
Boddhi Tree Aram, which is tucked down a quiet alley just a stone’s throw from the Silver Palace, is a lovely hotel featuring 12 rooms defining urban oasis. Beds are in the running for the most comfortable in Phnom Penh while the rooms are elegant, airy and light. Both indoors and outdoors, common areas, which are dripping in style, invite you to spend a while in your afternoon tucked in a corner reading a good book.
This hotel seriously takes its status as a socially responsible enterprise: energy conservation and recycled materials used wherever possible, food is organic, local, and responsibly grown, and sustainability is at the forefront with recycling programs and more than nine tenth of staff come from charity training programs. It is the best part about staying at Boddhi Tree. A highlight of a stay here must be chatting with the lovely staff.
The peaceful mood here is enhanced by daily yoga and meditation and classes. Complimentary use of the gym and swimming pool at the Himawari Hotel, fresh flowers in the room, silk robes and a delicious complimentary breakfast are special touches included.
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