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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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 was our first visit to Cambodia. We were on a business trip and I selected the Sofitel Phnom Penh. We booked a suite with club access. All the hotel staff was tremendous, so kind and always helpful. I would especially like to thank both Piseth and Phano in the Millesime club.
They were so pleasant and helpful and were always there to provide everything one could want. They really impressed us and we greatly appreciated they professionalism.
They were wonderful.
We are now in Singapore and learned we will travel again in few months back to Phnom Penh. You can be assure we will stay at the Sofitel. Great location and terrific rooms and the best staff.
Thank you very much
Hai Chantho welcomed us to the hotel. She is always poised and perfectly groomed, and greets everyone with a warm smile. She remembers the guests. She is an absolutely excellent ambassador to the hotel.
This is one my best stay in Asia on business and leisure alike. Sofitel is a known brand on my list and I somehow know I am not going to be disappointed.
Again, this is the best stay I have.
I have the luxury to have a Sunday off on this trip, and I asked the room service to have my breakfast delivered to my room instead of me attending the breakfast buffet. They ran an extra mile to make that arrangement for me without charging me the room service fee.
That is how nice the staff are at the hotel.
I enjoyed my sunday morning feast from my balcony. That's a blast!
And the deco of the hotel is ultimately top-notch.
This is a business trip, so I book the executive room with lounge access, that is totally worth the money. I have an option to grab a bite or get a coffee to go on my way out without hassle.
We invited our vendors to La Coupole for dinner buffet, our host was extremely attentive and show great hospitality to our guests. We had a great evening thanks to their outstanding service.
I stayed one amazing night at this establishment
Really enjoy my stay ,establishment look very colonial
Great bed , comfy pillow ,
Staff were always helpful,
Meal all great at affordable price.
Will definitely come back
This was a return visit to Phnom Penh for work, but another opportunity to indulge in the Sofitel luxury. The staff, as always, are attentive without being intrusive. They refer to you by name, which is a wonderful touch. Being greeted with Lemon Grass, cold towel and welcome 'by name' does make you feel special. The check-in process is delightfully simple. Sit down, relax and the staff handle everything for you. the hotel facilities and level of decor and up keep are excellent. Everything, everywhere is tended to to create the desired image and level of comfort for guests. I only hope that I have more opportunities to return to PP and Sofitel, and hopefully very soon