Raffles Le Royal
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The grand and historic Raffles Hotel Le Royal is the premier address in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh. Not only is it an authentic luxury Art Deco hotel but it is also a true colonial classic, deep in the heart of this riverside city.
At a Glance
The iconic hotel in Phnom Penh
170 elegant rooms complete with original features
Colonial hotel that first opened in 1929
Central location close to the city's attractions
Two lovely swimming pools that are ideal to come back to after a day of sightseeing
Enjoy a 'Femme Fatale' at the Elephant Bar, named after Jacqueline Kennedy who visited in 1967.Victoria Hogg
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The most romantic and atmospheric hotel in Phnom Penh, Raffles Hotel Le Royal dates back to 1929 and has had a whole array of notable guests from writers and journalists to royalty stay over the years. After careful restoration, this historic hotel fulfils all the requirements of a modern world-class hotel in facilities and amenities without losing any of its an old-world colonial charm.
The 170 rooms are all tastefully decorated in Khmer and French colonial styles and range from State and Landmark Rooms through to various exquisite suites. Stay in the Jacqueline Kennedy Suite or the Charles De Gaulle Suite to follow in the footsteps of some of the famous celebrities and dignitaries who have stayed at the hotel over the many years.
Hotel le Royal is centerd around a beautiful peaceful tropical garden courtyard and has two swimming pools. With five restaurants and bars to chose from which offer everything from poolside snacks to refined Cambodian cuisine to English afternoon tea and the tranquil Amrita Spa where you can indulge yourself after a day enjoying the city's attractions, Raffles is the perfect base for your stay in Phnom Penh.
There are 170 elegant rooms at Raffles Hotel Le Royal ranging from State Rooms to the expansive Royal Suite. The Personality Suites are each individually dedicated to famous dignitaries who have stayed at the hotel and contain artifacts and memorabilia associated with the guest.
Children are welcome at Raffles Hotel Le Royal and will be treated like royalty by the gentle staff but there are no specific facilities except for a family swimming pool and babysitting. There are also interconnecting rooms available.
Raffles Hotel Le Royal has five restaurants and bars so offers a great choice including French and traditional Khmer cuisine. There is an outdoor lap pool and a family fun pool inspired by the royal bathing pools. The pampering Amrita Spa offers carefully selected treatments and therapies from around the world and there is also a fully equipped gym, sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room.
Within the hotel, the gardens, swimming pools, restaurants, spa and shops can provide hours of amusement on days when you want to relax and enjoy the hotel. Further afield Phnom Penh's numerous historical and cultural attractions abound and these can be enjoyed with a guide or independently.
Location & Directions
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The hotel is located at 92 Rukhak Vithei Daun Penh, in the Wat Phnom district of Phnom Penh, set back from the road and surrounded by garden.
When to go
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.