Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra doles out colonial grandeur with eye-popping ease, while the attentive staff and five-star atmosphere more than match this regal look.
Stepping through the entrance and into Sofitel’s lobby, leaves you under no illusion that this luxury Cambodia hotel has exceptional standards. Here cream ceilings soar high above, chandeliers twinkle with soft light and the sound of piano music drifts through the foyer; everything about it feels stylish and classic – from the polished marble to antique artworks – drawing on the elegance of a colonial-era whose influence lingers on.
It’s not all about good looks though; the Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra also provides plenty to do and experience during your time in the Cambodian capital. There are two swimming pools, a sports club, spa and pristine gardens, as well as the choice of four restaurants and five bars or lounges to try out. You might enjoy a Cantonese brunch at the Chinese eatery, Fu Lu Zu; perhaps afternoon tea at Le Bar; a romantic Italian meal at Do Forni; or sushi and sashimi at the Japanese Hachi, among other options!
There’s then the fine selection of rooms and suites at the Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, each one awash with timeless décor schemes and contemporary mod-cons too. You might like to stay in a room with a balcony, or push the boat out and go for the suite with butler service – there’s plenty of choice, meaning a particular style and space that’s perfect just for you is all but guaranteed.
There are 121 handsomely decorated rooms and suites at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, styled tastefully in wood floors, luxe furnishings and tall windows draped in plush curtains. Among the amenities you’ll find a TV with DVD player, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, separate tub and shower in the bathroom, air conditioning and signature beds by Sofitel – either twin or king-size. All suites come with access to Club Millesime, the executive lounge where complimentary breakfast, snacks and wine tasting can be enjoyed, although certain rooms also have the option for entry too.
The hotel’s main restaurant, La Coupole, has it all: from breakfast buffets to themed dinners, spectacular brunches and lunches featuring live cooking stations. Cuisine here spans the globe, whether you’re peckish for some Australian rib-eye beef or Mekong River lobster salad, and much more besides.
Transport yourself to Japan at Sofitel’s Hachi eatery, a little slice of sushi and sashimi heaven with white and blonde wood interiors plus windows looking out onto lush plantlife. There are also six tatami rooms for private Japanese dining.
Savour tantalising Chinese fare at Fu Lu Zu, where a mix of innovative and traditional dishes are whipped up with flair. There’s so much variety on the menu, five private dining spaces and a special all-you-can-eat brunch on Saturdays – irresistible.
A smart fine dining restaurant specialising in romantic Italian meals. Start with some creative antipasti before moving on to a classic spaghetti, ravioli or gnocchi for mains; perhaps a succulent meat dish or exquisitely crafted seafood specialty. There’s also pizza, prosciutto and soup on the menu, not to mention a fabulous wine selection, so you truly can’t go wrong with supper here at Do Forni.
Delight in sweet treats at this café-lounge, where you can sample French pastries, cakes, truffles and chocolates, among many other delicacies.
Guests staying in one of the Club Rooms can enjoy complimentary access to the hotel’s executive lounge, Club Millesime. Savour the city view with your breakfast, return throughout the day for drinks and light bites from the bar; be sure not to miss the evening wine tastings either.
The pool bar at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra provides everything from cocktails to smoothies, finger food to ice cream, as you relax by the water and have staff bring refreshments directly to your lounger.
The main bar and lounge at Sofitel is found in the hotel lobby, where you can enjoy aromatic coffees or a delicious afternoon tea by day, and pre-dinner aperitifs with small plates by evening, the sounds of live piano music in the background.
The onsite sports bar is where to unwind with a drink, quick bite or game of pool, at any time of the day.
Activities and Entertainment
The Sofitel is home to a top of the range sports club, complete with a gym, multiple tennis courts and not one, but two swimming pools. Finish a game of squash or tennis and head to the sports bar, where a pool table provides yet more entertainment. There’s also yoga and aerobics classes available, or if you want to practise your swing, have staff book you in for a round at the 18-hole golf course nearby – Grand Phnom Penh Golf Club. They can also arrange for limo transfers to get you around the city and explore in style.
On top of the sports club, with a gym, tennis and squash courts, Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra wows visitors with its two swimming pools, the larger of which is exclusively for hotel guests. There’s also the SoSpa, with a wide range of treatments to both soothe and pamper, such as facials, massages, skin therapies and beauty rituals, which parents can indulge in while little ones are making the most of Sofitel’s kids club. On top of all this, visitors staying in one of the Club Rooms get access to the executive lounge, Club Millesime, on the 12th floor.
1/12 - Hotel in the Evening at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, Cambodia
2/12 - Superior Room at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, Cambodia
3/12 - Phokeethra Sports Bar at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, Cambodia
4/12 - Swimming Pool at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, Cambodia
5/12 - Spa Treatment Room at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, Cambodia
6/12 - Lobby at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, Cambodia
7/12 - Living Room Area at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, Cambodia
8/12 - Le Bar at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, Cambodia
9/12 - Swimming Pool at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, Cambodia
10/12 - Swimming Pool at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, Cambodia
11/12 - La Coupole at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, Cambodia
12/12 - Family Suite at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, Cambodia
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