Raffles Hotel le Royal
A distinguished hotel group whose very name is synonymous with upscale experiences, Raffles hits all the high notes when it comes to its eminent Phnom Penh property.
Raffles Hotel Le Royal lies between the tall trees and government buildings of a smart city district, where an air of tranquillity reigns supreme, allowing guests to disconnect from the chaos of this great Cambodian city. It may sound like a cliché to say it’s an oasis, but truly – it is the real deal.
This elegant Phnom Penh resort threw open its doors for the first time in 1929, and since then has seen many an illustrious guest pass through them: Jackie Kennedy and Charles de Gaulle among them. Raffles Hotel Le Royal takes great care to maintain the high standards for which it is so cherished, from regular design restorations to employing only the best hospitality staff, ensuring each visitor – whether they are royalty or not – is warmly welcomed and made to feel as if they are.
The heritage springing from this century-old property is clear to see, and despite an extension in 1997, Raffles does everything possible to keep its history and classical elegance alive. Dark wood furnishings, polished floors, antiques and marble bathrooms point towards such a timeless look, yet there is nothing stuffy about the hotel either. Hotel Le Royal stays fully up to date with impressive amenities in the guestrooms, an excellent spa, two swimming pools and a choice of five restaurants and bars too, so nobody goes wanting during their time at Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh; couples, friends or travelling as a family.