Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
Facing directly onto the Tonle Sap river at the confluence with the Mekong and Tonle Bassac rivers, these properties have great views across the waters and down on to thriving Sisowath Quay.
Smart, sophisticated, spacey277 Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 224 894;
Bursting out in a blast of modernist white from within a sandwich of more traditional-looking Phnom Penh riverfront properties, The Quay is easy to miss as you walk past. Slap-bang in the middle of ... Read the full review of The Quay Hotel.
Great location, great price1A Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 222 366;
Sandwiched between the much more expensive Amanjaya and Bougainvillier hotels, and surrounded by pubs and restaurants, Cozyna offers a great location, great views and even better prices. The bright, ... Read the full review of Cozyna Hotel.USD 10 to 35 16 votes Flashpacker
Slightly worn, great service85 Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 992 822, (097) 803 5379;
The first in the very popular chain of hostels that now also has sites in Sihanoukville and Siem Reap, One Stop Hostels excel in providing contemporary, comfortable spaces in which almost everything ... Read the full review of One Stop Hostel.
Sweet and excellent value213-217 E1E2, Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 991 219, (069) 259 990;
Set just above the popular sports and music bar Paddy Rice, Adore has rooms decorated in contemporary Khmer style, with great river views at the front. Given the location and quality, they represent ... Read the full review of Adore.
Comfort and great panoramas87 Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 986 588, (060) 666 482 ;
On the northern riverside end, beyond the great dividing line of Street 108, Pillar Hotel offers decent-sized, comfortable and stylish rooms most of which have good views down the river. They were ... Read the full review of Pillar Hotel.
Riverside relaxation1.7 km north of Svay Chroum Ferry, Prek Bongkang, Kandal
T: (012) 299 985, (092) 475 355;
Settled on the banks of the Mekong, SMango House is one of a new breed of resorts, providing fresh air and peace a short journey out of Phnom Penh. Aimed at time-pressured expats and wealthy local ... Read the full review of SMango House.
Flash digs, outstanding river views1 Street 154, Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 214 747; F: (053) 219 545
Primarily aimed at the aid community and business traveller market, Amanjaya offers high quality rooms with outstanding river views. The striking pale-yellow hotel stands out on the corner of a major ... Read the full review of Amanjaya Hotel.
A good riverside option277G Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 220 528; F: (023) 220 529
With many of the rooms decorated in Neo-Shanghai style, the Bougainvillier straddles a slightly uncomfortable place between taste and ostentation, but we think it pulls it off. The suites overlooking ... Read the full review of Bougainvillier Hotel.USD 75 to 150 4 votes Toprange
Central Phnom Penh
For our purposes this area covers from the north side of Sihanouk Boulevard, north to Pochentong, west to Nehru and east to the river. This encompasses much of the commercial heart of Phnom Penh including Phsar Thmei and the Palace.
You’d put your mum here15 Street 174, Phsar Thmey III, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 997 515;
We were blown away when we went in here and found a refined, stylish beautifully laid-out hostel. In fact, the only thing that gave away that it might be a hostel was the great pile of shoes outside. ... Read the full review of SLA Boutique Hostel .
Sweet, charming and good value70B Street 244, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 211 376;
A beautifully preserved villa with some smartly designed rooms belie initial impressions at this guesthouse which offers particularly good value in view of its location. And on that point, beware. ... Read the full review of The Penh Guesthouse.
Super contemporary205A St 19, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 986 211;
Smart, almost airport-like design brings you in the doors of this super-contemporary hostel, with slightly cramped, but beautifully designed air-con dorms with all of the amenities you would expect, ... Read the full review of Aura Thematic Hostel.
Style and substance28 Street 184, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 215 151;
Set across more than half a hectare of prime real estate in central Phnom Penh, The Plantation hides behind a white wall on Street 184, spitting distance to the Royal Palace, National Musuem and cafe ... Read the full review of The Plantation.
Stylish and blissfully quiet42 Street 19z (off Street 19), Phnom Penh
T: (023) 222 260;
Cool sophistication and a relatively quiet location are pretty much all you need to know about this gorgeous little hideaway, tucked down a narrow alley just off Street 19. Hidden behind a large, ... Read the full review of Blue Lime.USD 35 to 75 3 votes Midrange
Gay and straight-friendly21 Street 262, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 992 566, (017) 802 922, (092) 230 130;
A warm but professional welcome, plenty of art deco design features, and a relatively central location, despite being secluded down a short and quiet little side street all contribute to making Manor ... Read the full review of Manor House.USD 35 to 75 4 votes Midrange
An excellent family option8-10 Street 174, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 223 377; F: (023) 213 134
Tucked away on a quiet road just off Norodom Boulevard, the Kambuja Inn has a collection of good-sized, good value rooms, many with two large double beds, making this a great option for those ... Read the full review of Kambuja Inn.
Quirky and fun69 Street 178, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 213 930;
This is an interesting spot offering rooms featuring fun artwork, a strong aesthetic sense, and a warm touch of quirk. We love how it all comes together, even though some rooms might be regarded as ... Read the full review of The Artist.
a funky friendly vibe19 Street 252, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 998 252;
Super-smart style, a relaxed vibe and great staff are just some of the reasons this place was fully booked out the last time we went to take a look at it. The first time we saw it, it was one of ... Read the full review of The 252.
Plenty of character155, Corner of Streets 51 and 222, Phnom Penh
T: (012) 585 714;
Circa 51 is a lovely, shady family-run hotel in an historical early 1960s-era building renovated with care and attention to detail, and plenty of character. With a swimming pool and eclectic decor, ... Read the full review of Circa 51.
In a style of its own123 Street 110 (corner of Street 19), Phnom Penh
T: (023) 222 780, (023) 222 782;
Stunning, out of this world, design in a gorgeous 1960s building transports you instantly from the grimy streets outside to a world defined by class and elegance. It’s quite the transition. La ... Read the full review of La Maison D'Ambre.
Close to the action8 and 169-171 Street 51 (corner with Street 130), Phnom Penh
T: (023) 212 356;
We loved the easy charm of the staff here, and the rooms were more than a pleasant surprise given the price and location. If you worry that you might miss something from Phnom Penh’s vibrant ... Read the full review of Happiness Guest House.
Where's Butch Cassidy61 AB Street 172, Phnom Penh
T: (016) 802 090;
Despite its less than salubrious surroundings and, in fairness, a few of its less than sober guests, Sundance offers very decently turned out rooms and a pool with clean efficiency, a charming smile, ... Read the full review of Sundance Inn and Saloon.
Long-running, popular and friendly50 Street 125, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 991 955;
A stalwart, Narin has been around since virtually before time began, and though it’s not brilliantly located, unless you plan on spending time hanging aroundPhsar Orussey, it's still very popular ... Read the full review of Narin Guest House.
Very good value22 Street 178, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 990 446;
A great location, spotless if unvarnished rooms, and a busy restaurant downstairs are in the attractions for Bright Lotus. The rooms have air-con, TV, private bathrooms with hot water, and a narrow ... Read the full review of Bright Lotus 1 Guest House.USD 10 to 35 21 votes Flashpacker
A great little hideaway22E1 Street 111, Phnom Penh
T: (012) 898 726;
This is almost as down to earth as it gets, but in a charming, not-especially grungy kind of way at a laid-back family-run affair spread across three floors. The top floor is the most Cambodian ... Read the full review of Seng Sokhom Guest House.
Secluded and lovely227 Street 19, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 222 280;
Despite being within walking distance of many of Phnom Penh’s central historical highlights, the lovely Pavilion has an atmosphere of refined seclusion and offers spacious rooms priced at less than ... Read the full review of The Pavilion.USD 35 to 75 12 votes Midrange
Value for money5 Street 258, Phnom Penh
T: (012) 300 804;
Still popular with backpackers, Okay Guesthouse offers 30 clean and spacious rooms and has done away with their old dorms. They still offer a decent price for what’s on offer, especially in view of ... Read the full review of Okay Guest House.Under USD 10 34 votes Backpacker
Big size, big views27 Street 178, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 220 420, (017) 358 392;
Romantic design, efficient service, and a gorgeous rooftop bar and pool with killer views are part of the draw here, at this stylish, locally-owned hotel. Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel is very much ... Read the full review of Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel.
BKK1 & BKK3: Everything south of Sihanouk Boulevard
Traditionally Phnom Penh's expat and NGO enclave, BKK1 is also home to a fast-developing accommodation scene. BKKS 3 is a little earthier, some might say grungier, while Tonle Bassac is rapidly developing into a hip little enclave.
Brilliant conception, great food179 Street 63, BKK1, Phnom Penh
T: (015) 647 062;
We liked this a lot. St 63 Hostel offers immaculate, well-designed air con dorms with solid wooden bed frames, and considered features like a shelf beside each bed, alongside a light source and ... Read the full review of St 63 Hostel.
Relaxed style29 Street 71, BKK1, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 993 400, (012) 929 328, (017) 992 240;
Tucked a little out of the way to the south of the city, Rambutan Resort is a stylish and classy retreat from the hustle of uptown Phnom Penh. While it’s certainly in a quieter part of town, it’s ... Read the full review of Rambutan Resort.
Quiet and comfort in a great location22s Street 29, BKK1, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 634 8008; F: (023) 221 311
In a classically-styled building, safely hidden away behind high walls, Jasmine Hotel, which used to be known as Monument Hotel, gives off an air of exclusivity that is not reflected in the price. ... Read the full review of Jasmine Hotel .
T: (023) 982 828;
TEAV Bassac Boutique Hotel offers sharp rooms with a modern Cambodian aesthetic and more amenities than you’d expect if you can snare an online deal, with top service from professional staff the ... Read the full review of TEAV Bassac Boutique Hotel.
Lush garden14 Street 282, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 776 771, (012) 449 857 ;
A well-established and popular destination, Villa Langka may well be one of the greenest spaces in central Phnom Penh. Dense palms surround a 1960s-style, mid-century French mansion and elegant pool, ... Read the full review of Villa Langka.USD 35 to 75 2 votes Midrange
Tour group favourite9CD Street 278, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 721 161;
One of the longest-running hotels in the area, Golden Gate is not the loveliest spot in the world, but it is reliable in a kind of sturdy, no-nonsense way. Street 278 is home to a slew of hotels with ... Read the full review of Golden Gate Hotel.USD 10 to 35 2 votes Flashpacker
Smart and central15A St 282, BKK1, Phnom Penh
T: (016) 721 207, (017) 681 077;
An airy spaciousness pervades at Pandan, with big, smartly turned out rooms and a welcoming, wide open downstairs area. The rooms are absolutely spotless, and felt comfortable and well thought ... Read the full review of Pandan.
Friendly traveller joint1 Street 21, BKK1, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 996 256;
Located in the mostly residential Tonle Bassac area, The Willow offers just 16 air-con rooms in a building shaded by a series of tall trees — hence the name — and is a good option if you want to ... Read the full review of The Willow Hotel.
Home-style vibe16 Bis, Street 302, BKK 1, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 555 2360;
There’s more than a touch of romance to this elegant boutique hotel in the middle of Phnom Penh’s smartest area, BKK1. If you’re after spotlessly clean, mid-range lodgings, then Hilary’s ... Read the full review of Hilary's Boutique Hotel.
Pricy but swish134Z, Street 51 (Pasteur), BKK I, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 997 900;
Stylish, modern and a little bit hip, Patio Urban Resort is designed for those who want to combine sleek comfort with proximity to one of Phnom Penh’s better areas. A little pricier than others, ... Read the full review of Patio Hotel and Urban Resort.
Cheap beds, rooftop barBuilding 26, Street 302, Phnom Penh
T: (097) 720 7355;
Another Phnom Penh party hostel stalwart, with plenty to rest, sustain, guide and plain entertain you, Mad Monkey is a super-funky hostel with $6 dorm beds, great food and fun rooftop bar. It’s set ... Read the full review of Mad Monkey Hostel.
Popular backpacker haven9 Street 278 (corner Street 51), Phnom Penh
T: (012) 885 572;
One of Phnom Penh's seminal party hostels, Top Banana continues to offer top value, with a great location, more than decent dorms and solid prices. Set on the second and third floors of a ... Read the full review of Top Banana Guesthouse.Under USD 10 13 votes Backpacker
Northern Phnom Penh
This covers everything north of Pochentong, including the area around Wat Phnom.
Classic boutique35A Street 75, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 987 775;
A beautiful hotel set in a classic 1950s/1960s villa, The Sangkum has 12 individually styled rooms with some of the most gorgeous furniture we’ve seen for a while. This place has everything a ... Read the full review of The Sangkum.
Dorms with a pool96-98 Street 88, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 982 440;
There’s a good vibe here, no matter what time of day you wander in, with a large hang out area and a pool (a pool!) tucked in behind a bright white wall. The smart, spotless building looks like ... Read the full review of Eighty8 Backpackers.
Friendly people, cold rooms1B4 Street 90, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 500 2497, (012) 457 915;
Quieter than its brasher peers, Me Mates place offers clean, polished rooms, fabulous staff (still), and a relaxed, easy-going (not stoner-relaxed, just relaxed-relaxed) vibe. The staff are very ... Read the full review of Me Mates Place.Under USD 10 2 votes Backpacker
Iconic elegance92 Rukhak Vithei Daun Penh, Sangkat Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh
T: (023) 981 888; F: (023) 981 168
Phnom Penh’s most iconic hotel, Raffles Hotel Le Royal has a storied history going all the way back to 1929 when it first opened as Hotel Le Royal. It was a little less chic then, but today the ... Read the full review of Raffles Hotel Le Royal.Over USD 150 1 vote Luxury
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