What we say:
Blue Lime is set down a narrow alley off the road behind the Royal Palace, hidden by a large, wooden gate and lots of green. Because of its distance from the street, it's the one place in town where you're safe from the sounds of revving motorbike engines at 05:00. The infinity pool is perfectly cool, and the awning-covered, pillow-strewn mattresses around the pool provide the elements of a lovely afternoon reading or using the free WiFi. The only problem is that many of the expats in town agree, so the pool area can get really crowded on weekends. Rooms are sparse but tasteful, and the bathrooms large and luxurious. This is the only hotel we've seen that manages to make cement furniture seem aesthetically pleasing. Breakfast is included in the price.
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Contact details:42 Street 19z (off Street 19), Phnom Penh. T: (023) 222 260, (012) 447 057
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What we were quoted
|Type of room||Low season||High season||Notes|
|Standard - Double||40 USD||50 USD|
|Superior - Double||50 USD||60 USD||Add $10 for a triple|
Added to Travelfish on: 22nd April, 2009
Last visited or updated on: 12th March, 2014
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Rated 4 out of 5
Based on 3 ratings and 3 reviews
When researching for our months' holiday someone else described this hotel as an oasis and honestly it is the best description. Well placed in the centre of town, don't be put off by the description of concrete furniture; it works! Looks and feels a bit like marble and is perfect for the climate. The pool area is beautifully green and shady and the cabanas have notices on them reserving them for hotel guests rather than 'outsiders' who take pot luck with the rest of the chairs.
We had room 11 on the 3rd floor which was a lots of steps but once there was worth it as it overlooked the pool with a small balcony. The setup is a bit quirky as you have to go onto the very small balcony (though it does have seats and a table) to get to the bathroom, but this not as bad as it sounds. The room was immaculate, bed comfy and the only thing that could be improved upon is lack of any drawers to put clothes.
The staff were pleasant and helpful. The breakfast is served by the pool and although not too much choice it consisted of bread, which was beautiful, fruit, and eggs to order so it was just fine.
Whilst in Phnom Penh do have a drink at the Foreign Correspondents Club, known by everyone as FCC. Very atmospheric, famous photos by the journos who were there in the bad times, but for all that a wonderful place to take advantage of their generous happy hour and enjoy sitting on the balcony overlooking the river.
Blue Lime reviewed by EdSue (Total published reviews: 6) on
We stayed at the Blue Lime in Nov 09 and it was an oasis in Phnom Penh. Its very calm and with nice and helpfull staff and has a beautiful pool area. The rooms are very clean and modern. The breakfast is ok, but the restaurant doesn't really offer anything later on, but you can find several places outside. Its in walking distance of nearly evetyhing in the center. Highly recommended!
Blue Lime reviewed by annaaa (Total published reviews: 8) on
cosy and quiet
the superior room is big and has a balcony that overlooked the swimming pool. Wifi was detected only in the balcony. we stayed on the highest floor, which meant climbing many flights of stairs to reach our room.
the standard room is much cosier with high ceiling and stronger aircon though there is no balcony. Wifi is strong, maybe because we were on the second floor.
There are only yellow lights in the room so it can get a little eye-straining but it isn't that much of a problem. There are tiny ants around but otherwise, rooms are clean and breakfast is good.
It is in a quiet alley, about a slow 10-minute walk to the Royal Palace and Sisowath Quay.
Recommended for a very decent stay.
Blue Lime reviewed by luckybaby (Total published reviews: 2) on
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42 Street 19z (off Street 19), Phnom Penh.
T: (023) 222 260, (012) 447 057
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Reviews about Blue Lime
By EdSue, 14 April 2010
By annaaa, 25 November 2009
cosy and quiet
By luckybaby, 13 May 2009