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Raffles Hotel Le Royal - Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Dating back to 1929, Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh has seen the area mature and develop around it, whilst still keeping its stately elegance. From the sweeping driveway that leads to the refurbished hotel building set around private gardens and palm trees, the hotel oozes old world colonial splendour. Cambodian and Khmer elements also blend harmoniously for a traditional ambience.
Opened in 1929, Raffles Hotel Le Royal sits on a quiet, tree-lined avenue a few minutes walk from some of Phnom Penh’s main attractions. Blending Khmer, art deco and French colonial style, this grand property in Cambodia reflects the golden age of travel and exudes an ambience of relaxed refinement.
The rooms and suites reflect a bygone era with high ceilings, antiques and original artworks, and opulent en-suites with clawfoot bathtubs.
The restaurants offer Royal Khmer and international cuisine, while the Apsara Terrace holds nightly live music and dance performances during dinner. The colonial-era Elephant Bar serves great cocktails, including the Femme Fatale, concocted for Jackie Kennedy.
Wat Phnom, the Royal Palace and Riverside are a few minutes walk away, with many other sites a short tuk-tuk ride away. Alternatively, enjoy the two swimming pools or indulge in a Le Royal signature Khmer massage.
Location & Getting There
Located in the heart of Phnom Penh, Raffles Hotel Le Royal is a 30-minute drive from Phnom Penh International Airport.
There are 170 guest rooms and suites in the hotel. The Landmark and State rooms offer a private balcony, fully-equipped mini bar, and views of the beautiful tropical surroundings. Suites have a separate living room and private balcony, offering wonderful views of the hotel's tropical gardens. The Le Royal Suite comes with a walk-in wardrobe and fully-equipped pantry.
Visit the Royal Palace, National Museum, River Front Sisowatch Quay, Mekong River, Wat Phnom and the Russian Market.
The Café Monivong Kid's Room has a mini cinema which offers a wide selection of children's movies. Babysitting at Raffles Hotel Le Royal is also available on request.