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, which is a hit with guests and the many expats who bring their kids here to swim and play on weekends.
There are now two separate buildings. The old, main building has spacious rooms decorated in traditional style with four-poster beds in some of the rooms, mosquito nets, beautiful original tiling, and classical and antique furniture. These rooms are romantic (very much so in the deluxe rooms), though some of the amenities might be a little worn. The new building on the far side of the pool is a lot more modern. Room sizes range from the very small — not quite airport transit hotel size, but not far off — to the more spacious. These are very contemporary, especially in comparison to the surroundings, which can sometimes feel a little jarring. The staff are wonderfully friendly, helpful and engaging. One of the earliest boutique hotels in Phnom Penh, it remains enduringly popular, though discounts may well be negotiable during low season.
By Nicky Sullivan
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.