Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra
What We Love
- Its central location, within easy reach of the city’s most famous sights
- The array of gourmet restaurants, from Western to Asian
- Nothing is too much trouble for the young and friendly staff
- Guests get access to the Phokeethra Sports Club's excellent facilities
What To Know
- It’s ideal for business as well as leisure travelers and families
- Traffic can be heavy around the hotel, so avoid traveling at rush hours
- A 5 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This 12-story, light-flooded hotel artfully blends contemporary sophistication with 1920s glamour. The striking lobby, with its polished marble floors, lofty coffered ceilings and wrought iron chandeliers, is reminiscent of French colonial design. There are plenty of Khmer touches, too, with rattan furniture, gleaming hardwood floors and gently whirring ceiling fans.
Bed and Bath
The 201 air-conditioned guestrooms and suites channel French colonial style, with muted tones, polished wooden floors and dark wood furniture. Spacious and elegant, they come with all the high-tech necessities — including flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations — and many have lovely views of the river. Bathrooms come with twin sinks and separate tubs, as well as rain showers, and are stocked with L’Occitane products. Suites and Club Rooms include access to the Club Millesime for daily breakfast and evening wine tastings.
Guests are unlikely to go hungry. There are eight restaurants and bars. The flagship eatery, La Coupole, serves a famous Sunday brunch along with Western and Asian fare, and you’ll find traditional Chinese dishes and dim sum at Fu Lu Zu, authentic Japanese at Hachi and brick oven pizza at Do Forni. There’s also a chocolatiere and two poolside eateries. You can work off the gastronmic delights at the So Fit gym by doing laps in the pool or with a game of tennis or squash. Or just head to the So Spa for a relaxing massage.
In the Area
The Royal Palace, with its ornate architecture and golden buddhas, and the National Museum of Cambodia will give you a taste of ancient Khmer culture. The brutal regime of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge decimated the country in the 1970s, and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Choeung Ek, one of the country’s notorious “killing fields,” serve as a stark reminder. Browse the stalls at the Central Market and on Streets 178 and 240, then stroll along the buzzing riverfront, which is lined with bars and restaurants. Stop for a drink at the iconic Foreign Correspondents Club.
How to Get There
This is an excellent hotel in modern colonial style, which has more character than other also very good but more modern-looking hotels in Phnom Penh. And the classic look comes with very spacious and comfortable rooms, and the breakfast buffet is amazing!
Stayed in the clubroom ,canapes were ordinary alcohol drinks we're definitely well spread .ABF WAS AWESOME.
SHOCKING behavior of foreigners at the pool ..drinking and smoking inside the pool.repeated complaints fell on DEAF EARS.
Management should be strict.Sofitel is not a bagpacker hostel. PLEASE
The gym has new high tech track machines with is definitely a plus. It will be good if there is music in the gym and do bring along your mobile. I experienced 2 total blackout while I was in the gym. Luckily I had mobile torch light. The breakfast congee is good but it doesn’t get refill promptly.
They are the best . Mr Simon , Piseth, khay. Always welcome me. You are the best you always welcome , when I come here I always feel good with my friends because the service is so good.
Even coming alone, not lonely because they are always welcome. Highly recommend .
Excellent hotel with wonderful staff. I received an upgrade to a nice room with balcony. Wooden floor, spacious room, shower and bathtub are not separate. The view from the balcony is amazing. River/Skyline and hotel park. Excellent Italian restaurant with again very friendly staff, same for the hotel lobby bar. The important sightseeing places are reachable within 20 minutes walking distance. Just next to the hotel you will find a big shopping center, with restaurants cafes and plenty of shops. The perfect place to stay in Phonm Penh.