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
The hotel entrance and lobby are great. The people are very nice and welcoming. That’s what I like about Sofitel. Always perfect.
The hotel is a bit old esp the room.
The room is quite big and very clean. Huge bathroom too. The bed is comfortable enough for me.
It needs some renovation, as everything looks a bit tired and old.
There’s a big shopping mall next door (Aeon Mall). You can just walk there to get some food or grocery.
It was a pleasant stay though.
I was staying in this hotel during my business visit and have chosen for my family visit. I was very happy with friendly approach and help of team during my stay. However it was not same in this time. Staff is not in solution mind and helpfull. My wife is smoker but I'm not. It was so difficult for them to find a solution like a room with balcony.
I'm rated as two stars because of good condition of hotel. But it is not enough to stay again if you are not feel yourself in comfortable friendly environment.
Stayed one nite on a business meeting:-
All staff are excellent from Butler to Front Desk and all.
Location was good.
Room was good.
Mosquitoes in room.
Business Centre Computer was not working.
Morning B'fast THERE WAS A BABY COCKROACH in the peanut bottle.(very shock for a Five Stars Hotel).Wanted to take a picture but decided not, informed the Executive Chef who was on the next table having b'fast, he just said Sorry....well I just thats all he can do.
For a hotel like this these are small things but also should NOT be happening in a Hotel like Sofitel.
The Sofitel Phnom Penh is truly the epitome of excellent service. During my previous visit several months previously, I had let staff members know of my exceptional love for mango, and they had done a great job in catering to my desires. When I arrived at the hotel for this visit, I was surprised and touched to find a basket of mangoes in my room, along with a note indicating that they had remembered my fondness for the fruit. When I went up to the club lounge later that day, I was again greeted by a plate of mango...a situation that repeated itself daily. My preference for an exercise mat in my room was also remembered—just another thoughtful touch. Overall, I was quite overwhelmed by the kindness and consideration that I experienced at the Sofitel this August. Great hotel, great stay. Staff members of particular note were Simon, Veasna, Sokhay and Piseth in the Club Lounge and Malika in housekeeping. Their attentive service made my stay extra special. Thanks!
Recently we stayed three nights at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra. The hotel is extremely well organised and our needs were catered for to the finest detail. All staff were extremely caring and gracious. We would especially like to commend Than Piseth and Simon for their warm and wonderful service throughout our stay. We highly recommend this hotel.