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
My husband and I stayed here for part of our honeymoon and I am so glad we chose Sofitel. They have a really cute bar/lounge in the lobby area to hang out/relax with some great tasting drinks and small bites to eat. They even have a life orchestra/band that plays soft music during the evening hours (I believe they played around 6 pm). The lobby area of the hotel is beautiful so my husband and I loved sitting in that lounge. We also had access to the club lounge which had views of the city, as well as afternoon tea and beverages. They had a breakfast buffet in both the restaurant and the club lounge too.
Our room was upgraded and it was beyond our expectations. Very clean and nice.
As for the amenities, they have different restaurants, a spa, a VERY NICE swimming pool, pretty large gym with all the equipment you need, tennis courts, etc. The sofitel really has everything you need. If it was up to me I would have stay in the hotel for the entirety of our trip there because there is so much to do!! Highly recommend.
After a tiring night , next day younger fresh and with hungry stomoch, you walk for a great spread of breakfast in lobby of Sofitel. The moment you are in vision, you are welcomed by a traditional greetings and a big smile by Ms Kunthea...to your surprise she will remember your name, your eating pattern and with great courtasy she will come ahead , accompanying you by suggesting a table to seat. She is so wonderful in extending her services or I should say she steps up for customer to see his needs by going beyond her way. I really appreciate Ms Kunthea for her dedication towards work. Keep up the good work gal...cheers and see you again next week.
Stayed at the Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethrafor several nights. Service was efficient, prompt, respectful and caring. The hotel is clean, common areas are beautiful yet comfortable. The amenities are nice which includes a wonderful pool and spa. The dining room food was well thought out, with a wide variety that satisfies all types of travelers.
I recommend anyone visiting Phnom Phen to stay at the Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethrafor.
We felt well welcomed as Platinum member of Accor Plus! From check-in experience, room service to the Spa are exceptional! 100% happy!
Make sure to get the breakfast at the resto, we really like the bread, waffle n juice sections! So satisfying!
The Spa experience was also amazing!
We had the Khmer massage for 90 mins with the price of USD60.. never had this before and it was so interesting n after the session we felt so relax!
So if you are looking for accommodation of hotel in PP, Sofitel is definitely the ONE!
Ok. I will talk shortly and directly. I was at Panom peng enjoying my holiday at other 5 star hotel. Every morning I was running near Sofitel Phnom Penh and Shopping Mall. I wanted extend my holiday in Panom peng and was searching for new luxury hotel. I thought as Sofitel is well known I need visit before to book as I am nearby. I went to the lobby but been stop by few lobby security and security manager Mr.RAT,RUT,RIK or Mr.RIT sorry do not remember his name as it was in end of February but he said he is position Head manager of security. Then I start to think why he welcome me so that bad. This hotel looks very “luxury” I went there with sport dress (not homeless dress) it looks like I did not pass there dress code. After short conversation with Security Manager I felt like He not goanna treat me as a guest then I turned back and went to other 5 star hotel with same rate to enjoy my holiday. So what I want say at the end of story. If your hotel has HOD (security manager) who is look like raises or who cannot recognize potential guest with Asian face wearing sport running dress from Cambodian homeless then first he cannot be security, second he cannot be manager because no service mind, third I guess he must train junior security but before that he need learn by himself how to treat guest.
Thank you for the service never ever will step to your garden even you will be last place to stay in Panom Peng.