For central Phnom Penh accommodation where decadence and serenity are the order of the day, seek out the Raffles Hotel Le Royal. Nestled amongst magnificently manicured gardens, this calming and contemporary hotel boasts an array of sleek rooms and suites with mahogany-accented interiors and high-quality amenities to make your Cambodia holiday one of true relaxation.
Take time out in the onsite spa with a Le Royal Signature Khmer Massage, then enjoy a laid back tapas lunch at the breezy Poolside Terrace. It’s an easy walk into the city’s buzzing heart so you might spend an afternoon meandering the sun-soaked streets or visiting the Royal Palace before returning to the hotel’s calming confines for an evening tipples in the opulent Elephant Bar.
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Wander the central private courtyard in the early morning light, breathing in the fragrance of frangipani trees before diving into the depths of the turquoise swimming pool. Float over to the onsite Raffles Spa and pamper yourself with one of the many tempting treatments such as the Oriental Foot Reviver. Once suitably relaxed, fuel up with lunch at Restaurant Le Royal, then venture out into the city to explore the local area.
Call in at the National Museum of Cambodia for insight into the country’s fascinating history, then catch a sunset cocktail in the beguiling Elephant Bar. Retire to the opulence of your suite as night tiptoes near and stretch out among refined interiors with a bedtime tipple from room service.
Café MonivongOpen for breakfast and dinner, and available for privately arranged lunches, the light and airy Café Monivong is an ideal space for laid back dining. Feast on a sprawling buffet breakfast of waffles, fresh fruit and satiating noodle dishes or take a dinner of Khmer lemongrass shrimp for something really special.