Phnom Penh is the Capital City of Cambodia, and after a quick flight from Singapore, we arrived at the Intercontinental Phnom Penh. There aren’t many luxury hotels in Cambodia compared to the other large South-East Asian cities, and as such the luxury hotels that are in Cambodia, are quite pricey.
The location of the Intercontinental, is fairly good – right inbetween the main area and the Genocidal museum. Phnom Penh is quite a spread out city, but it’s only a twenty minute tuk-tuk or taxi away from the Royal Palace and National Museum.
As soon as we walked through the doors of the Intercontinental the staff couldn’t do enough for us. Nothing was too much trouble.
The bedrooms are typical Intercontinental – very large with the twin rooms having two double beds, and the beds themselves are incredibly comfortable with luxurious linens. The room also had a beautiful view over Phnom Penh and the craziness on the street below. There’s a well stocked mini-bar, free wifi which was appreciated, and there was a fruit bowl full of fresh fruit on the table.
The hotel’s gym is well-equipped, and the rooftop swimming pool is stunning, particularly at sunset. The poolside food was decent, although very American. It would be nice to have some typically Cambodian options available too.
We really enjoyed the breakfast the following morning – there were plenty of fresh fruit options, as well as pastries, dim sum, sushi, English-style cooked breakfast, and freshly made omelettes, pancakes, and waffles.
The Intercontinental Phnom Penh is a great option whether you’re on business or vacation, we really enjoyed staying in the sort of reliable luxury that Intercontinental faultlessly provides every time.
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By Catherine Lux