• Coming back to the hotel after a busy day and plunging into one of the two swimming pools
  • The welcoming doormen in their crisp Khmer uniforms
  • Khmer afternoon tea in the writer's bar

Raffles Hotel Le Royal Phnom Penh has been the premier hotel in this historic city for almost a century. Located in the centre of town, guests have superb access to the historic attractions of the city and tantalisingly luxurious spaces in which to relax or enjoy sumptuous cuisine and cocktails.

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Something of a colonial masterpiece, you’ll be in good company at this luxury hotel which has been an iconic resting place for the well-travelled since its opening in 1929. Graced by a bevy of celebrities, entrepreneurs, writers and journalists as well as royalty, the hotel is located in the centre of vibrant Phnom Penh and is a striking blend of Art Deco, French colonial and Khmer architecture. Awash with old-world charm, the immaculate rooms and suites are tastefully appointed, decorated in traditional Cambodian and Art Deco themes and peppered with traditional artefacts. The sophisticated colonial-style State Rooms have French doors opening onto a private, furnished balcony while the luxury Landmark Suites are named in honour of Cambodia’s ancient history and have sleigh beds, a spacious living room, and a marble bathroom with original claw-footed bathtub. Handmade silk bathrobes and Raffles signature bathroom amenities add an extra touch of luxury, while the Raffles Butler Service allows for a seamless experience. Fine Cambodian and French cuisine can be savoured at the Restaurant Le Royal, Phnom Penh’s most elegant dining room, and your stay would not be completed without a visit to the Elephant Bar, a local institution where the famous Raffles Afternoon Tea is served by day, and by night relish signature cocktails under the stars. The excellent Raffles Spa and pool is a revitalising oasis in the city.  


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