The Quay is a contemporary riverside hotel with a strong design focus. Perfectly positioned overlooking the majestic river, this chic, boutique property is a new concept in Phnom Penh.
The 16 minimalist suites at The Quay are equipped with cutting-edge interiors such as Minotti beds and Arne Jacobsen chairs. Scott Dunn only recommends the fantastic Panorama Suites that come with private balconies with stunning, sweeping views onto the river.
The ground floor at The Quay is home to the stylish Chow restaurant specialising in delicious Southeast Asian dishes and on the roof top there is a welcoming plunge pool and Jacuzzi that are an ideal retreat after a busy day’s sightseeing.
The Quay is a pleasant stroll away from the National Museum, Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda and the capital's many quaint streets which are dotted with cafes, galleries and shops. This is a funky hip city hotel and a great base from which to explore the sights and wonders of Cambodia's fascinating and vibrant capital city, Phnom Penh.
Of the 16 Suites, Scott Dunn recommends the eight Panorama Suites which are twice the size of the standard rooms and offer sweeping panoramic river views. Furnishings are modernist and minimalist with individually crafted silk panels, illuminated interiors on soft, muted colours, Minotto beds and Arne Jacobson furnishings. The rooms are comfortable and all have large flat screen TVs and complimentary wireless internet access.
The Quay is not recommended for children - there are no facilities for them here and the concept is very much aimed at adults. Families staying in Phnom Penh might like to consider Raffles Le Royal which has a children's pool and is accustomed to catering for families.
Facilities at The Quay include the Chow restaurant with its delicious Southeast Asian menu, a modern bar, a refreshing rooftop plunge pool and Jacuzzi.
The Quay does not have many activities on site other than use of the rooftop plunge pool and Jacuzzi but is perfectly located for exploring the city and is a welcome tranquil haven from the lively urban centre.
When to travel
Cambodia is hot all year round and the best time to visit is during the dry season, which runs from November to April. It starts to get wetter in May and the wettest months are September and October. It is still possible to visit during this time as rain usually falls as short sharp storms. November is a fantastic month to visit Cambodia as it is very green after the rainy season and the lakes and rivers are full of water.
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Location and directions
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Located on the banks of the Tonle Sap River, The Quay is in the heart of Cambodia's capital city, Phnom Penh.
How to get there
15-hour international flight (via Bangkok). The Quay is a 20-minute drive from Phnom Penh-Pochentong International Airport.