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.
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
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 175 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.
When to visit
Enjoy a 'Femme Fatale' at the Elephant Bar, named after Jacqueline Kennedy who visited in 1967.
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.
This high-end itinerary incorporates some of Cambodia’s key cultural areas, including the extraordinary temples of Angkor and glittering palaces of Phnom Penh, finishing with some well-earned downtime time at one of Asia’s most exclusive resorts. Staying at luxurious hand-picked hotels throughout, you will also enjoy some wonderfully special experiences.
Cambodian Urban and Contemporary Art
We will head out through the streets of Phnom Penh in search of the Kingdom's finest hidden murals, and street art on a curated tour.
Evening Drinks with a Journalist in Phnom Penh
Join a Phnom Penh based journalist for drinks – allow them to guide you through some of the fascinating recent history of Cambodia. They are working on the front line of modern journalism in a country that is changing at an incredible rate.
Genocide Museum and The Killing Fields
Learn first-hand about Cambodia's recent and tragic past in this difficult but captivating half-day tour that's absolutely key to understanding modern Cambodia.
Jewels of the Crown - Half Day City Tour
Take in the highlights of Phnom Penh's Royal Palace and riverfront areas in this half-day experience. This is a wonderful introduction to the capital and Cambodia as a whole, and perfect if you are a little short on time.
Phnom Penh and The Killing Fields
Experience the highlights of Phnom Penh before heading out to the green fields of Cheung Ek, known as The Killing Fields, to learn about the background and cruelty of the Khmer Rouge regime. This is a fascinating half-day tour.
Phnom Penh by Streetlight
Adventure through the streets and back alleyways of Phnom Penh by an elegant classic style Tuk Tuk.
Phnom Penh's Hidden Gems (Half Day)
Led by a passionate young specialist guide and with a focus on architecture, this half-day tour explores the hidden corners of Phnom Penh on foot and by cyclo (pedal-powered rickshaw).