Raffles Hotel Le Royal

Raffles Hotel Le Royal • Phnom Penh, Cambodia

JW Signature Hotel

This is really the only luxury property that we recommend in Phnom Penh. A 1929 landmark, this classic hotel has an amazing location on a quiet street that is also very close to the 14th-century Wat Phnom temple and the Central Market. The quality is always consistent and you can’t beat the breakfast options. Rooms and suites have been restored to reflect a blend of Khmer, Art Deco and French colonial architecture. The Le Royal Restaurant serves modern French cuisine and Royal Khmer and the iconic Elephant Bar provides a wonderful place for a drink. The Raffles Spa offers relaxation and fitness through a mix of treatments, a gym and pool.

Website: Raffles Hotel Le Royal

Rating: Everything Off Ratings Guide

Upside: Having worked with Raffles for years, the hotel is always more than happy to work with us to customize the guest experience and go the extra mile to coordinate special requests and occasions.

Downside: If colonial heritage décor, and the stiffness of an old-world hotel isn’t your thing, then Raffles really isn’t the hotel for you.

Insider Tip: Be sure to request a history tour of Raffles Hotel Le Royal and learn about the fascinating tales and guests of years gone by.

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