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 hotel is amazing - our suite was perfect and well-maintained and the staff were truly top notch. Special shout out to Veasna and Pheara in Club Millesme! They were so personal and hospitable - true professionals and you can see they love what they do!
The attention to detail in this oasis is amazing - from Ms Matika in housekeeping who noticed my reading glasses were dirty and left a glasses cleaning cloth by them (and the room spotless), through the large number of green teabags replenished daily, just because I like green tea, to the team in the breakfast who had my espresso at my table as I sat down. This hotel is fantastic. Nice rooms, very quiet, 'Can Do' staff at all levels, great breakfast (chocolate croissants particularly worthy of mention - as are the fresh juices and the quality of the coffee), great pool. The ONLY suggestion I could make is some form of nightlight to guide you to the loo in the night.... Otherwise - PERFECT! I am looking forward to our Hanoi Sofitel adventures next week! Thank you to all the Sofitel team who made our stay so great
The exterior design of the hotel is very retro, elegant and special architecture with colonial style. The high ceiling hall is relaxing and luxurious, and the staff is polite and very fluent in English. The breakfast is varied, rich and delicious. The room is comfortable, quiet and some riverside views, the bathroom has double sinks. The hotel also has facilities such as a classical bar and swimming pool. And there is a large shopping malls nearby for shopping, where you can fully enjoy the leisurely holiday.
This hotel has all the features you would expect from such palace standard; To be noted "an all you can it sunday dim sun buffet" at a very competitive price with very high quality and standards; Similarly an excellent italien restaurant with top of the range pizzas and dishes.....should your budget allows it. Beds are top quality from the SO BED Sofitel standards, furnished with wooden furnitures, huge bathroom featured with shower and tube....Usual amenities for this type of class, excellent and timely room service 24/7 offering all sorts of dishes from all over the world; An amezing breakfast buffet where either for bred and pastries, Japanese/chinese dishes, french cheeses, eggs prepared the way you like....to summarize, difficult to beat it in Phnom penh! If you can afford it, do not hesitate.
Great location, really personable service even for a large hotel, convenient to shopping as it is right next to Aeon Mall. Reception and concierge went out of their way to help as my booked car did not turn up at last minute.