Raffles Hotel Le Royal
Raffles Hotel Le Royal is one of Phnom Penh's premier historic properties. First established in 1929, the hotel hosted an international clientele comprising globetrotters and adventurers, writers and journalists, royalty and dignitaries. Reopened in 1997 after a careful restoration, the grand historic hotel fulfills all the requirements of a modern world-class hotel with its facilities and amenities, but imparts an old-world charm through its style and decor. Raffles Hotel Le Royal has 170 guest rooms, suites and executive apartments, which are spread over three separate but interconnecting low-rise wings, set around the garden courtyard and swimming pools. There are five distinctive restaurants and bars, encompassing traditional French and Khmer cuisine at Restaurant Le Royal, Café Monivong and Le Phnom Deli, and the Elephant Bar, the home of the Airavata, a cocktail of secret ingredients. Located in the heart of Phnom Penh, Raffles Hotel Le Royal is only a 20 minutes’ drive from Pochentong International Airport and within easy access of the city’s attractions such as the Royal Palace, Central Market, Russian Market and the National Artefacts Museum.
Why We Love This Hotel
History: This 1929 hotel has a long distinguished history of hosting VIP guests, from writers to royals.
Services: Having served the likes of Jackie O, this hotel offers only the highest level of discreet, attentive service from a dedicated butler.
Location: This property is only a 30-minute drive from the airport, and a short stroll from cafés, shops and restaurants.
- Phnom Penh, Cambodia
- Hotel Type
- Location Type
- 24hr Room Service
- Business Center
- Coffee Shop
- Fitness Center
- Meeting/conference Facilities
- Outdoor Pool
- Poolside Bar
- Safety Deposit Boxes
- Smoking Area
- Steam Room
- Wi-Fi In Public Areas
All rooms and suites at Raffles Phnom Penh feature elegant interiors that evoke the romance of the 1920s. Art deco, Khmer and French colonial styles combine to create a stylish old world ambience. High ceilings and French windows enhance this colonial aesthetic, while all modern conveniences ensure a comfortable stay.
These 32-square-meter rooms are housed within the main building, offering guests elegant art deco-style accommodations decorated with local antiques that evoke travel's Golden Age. Each room includes a flat screen TV with cable channels, clawfoot bathtub and separate shower, writing desk, phone, safe, mini bar, tea/coffee maker, free WiFi, and private balcony. A personal butler is at hand to assist 24/7.
These spacious 240 square meter suites each feature two bedrooms, a living room, private balcony and three bathrooms. Named after historic periods of Cambodia, there's the Chenla Suite, the Angkor Suite, the Khmer Suite and the Kambaya Suite. Each offers refined d�cor with antiques and original artworks, sleigh bed, indulgent clawfoot bathtubs and writing desk. They also come with safe, LCD TV with cable channels, phone and free WiFi.
Raffles Phnom Penh has four personality suites, each paying tribute to a past VIP guest. Suites in this category are Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Charles de Gaulle, writer Andre Malraux and English playwright Somerset Maugham. These suites feature four poster bed, clawfoot bathtub and separate shower, safe, LCD TV and cable channels, phone, free WiFi, writing desk and balcony. They are sized approximately 48 square meters.
These freshly renovated rooms are decorated in colonial fashion, measuring 33 square meters and providing views from the balcony over the gardens or the pool. Each room includes a flat screen TV with cable channels, clawfoot bathtub and separate shower, writing desk, phone, safe, mini bar, tea/coffee maker, free WiFi, and private balcony. A personal butler is at hand to assist 24/7.
The Raffles Phnom Penh offers a host of activities for guests of all ages. Adults can book in for an indulgent treatment at the spa, while younger travelers can enjoy some time in the family pool or catch a movie in Café Monivong's kid's room.
Travelers with executive needs can make use of the in-house business center, equipped with all the necessary technology.
To cool down after a day of touring Phnom Penh, Raffles hotel offers a family Fun Pool for kids and adults to splash around in, plus there's a 25-meter lap pool for serious swimmers.
Open from 6am to 10pm, the Raffles Spa offers a wide range of treatments, plus two pools, sauna, steam room and fitness center. Treatments start at 10am, and include Ayurvedic therapies, body massage, aromatherapy and naturopathy, with signature treatments designed to relax and rejuvenate. Raffles Spa private label products are used and can be bought from the boutique.
All-day dining is offered in this casual buffet and a la carte restaurant, providing indoor and outdoor seating for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cafe Monivong also has themed dinner nights to showcase fresh seafood and regional cuisines.
Guests are transported to French colonial times in this atmospheric venue. Wall frescoes, wicker chairs and wide French windows set the scene for cocktails, wine, beer and the Raffles hotel's signature drinks.
Le Phnom Deli
Open all day, Le Phnom Deli offers fresh cakes and pastries created by the in-house pastry chef, as well as salads and refreshments. The deli can also make cakes to order.
Guests can relax in the shade by the pool with an extensive list of iced teas, snacks and cocktails.
Restaurant Le Royal
This fine dining outlets offers Royal Cambodian Cuisine as well as contemporary French cuisine, served in a grand colonial-style dining room with grand piano and views through French windows. Guests can try a Royal Khmer degustation menu accompanied by the world's best wines.
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