Raffles Hotel Le Royal

Location: Phnom Penh | Cambodia

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Raffles Hotel Le Royal is one of the most exclusive and historic hotels in Phnom Penh. Since opening in 1929, it has attracted a salubrious clientele including royalty. This charming French colonial hotel has a great location in the midst of this vibrant and fascinating capital city, and is a comfortable and elegant base from which to explore some of Phnom Penh’s key attractions, including the Royal Palace and the Central Market.
Perfect forCouples and families seeking high-class style, comfort and relaxation at the heart of the city.
In the knowFor an extra-special experience, enjoy a romantic cruise down the Mekong River in the hotel’s own private boat.

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  • City Hotel
  • History & Heritage
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Spa & Wellness

Hotel Overview


Just 20 minutes' drive from the international airport and five minutes from the Mekong River, Raffles Hotel le Royal is bang in the centre of Phnom Penh, within easy reach of the magnificent Royal Palace, as well as historic markets and museums, and a wide range of bars and restaurants.

Rooms at Raffles Hotel Le Royal

No matter which of the hotel's 175 rooms or suites you opt for, the emphasis is on comfort, style and quality, and the interiors are a showcase of Khmer, Art Deco and French colonial style. They feature high ceilings, original antiques and artworks and bathrooms with original clawfoot baths, and balconies overlook the city or the hotel’s tranquil tropical gardens: the modern traveller’s every need has been catered for. For additional indulgence, try one of the Personality suites, each named for a former prestigious guest and furnished accordingly - from Jacqueline Kennedy to W. Somerset Maugham.

Food and facilities

Raffles features seven different bars and restaurants, catering for all tastes and appetites. The elegant Restaurant Le Royal offers the best in French and Khmer cuisine, and guests can try a host of dishes in one single meal. Café Monivong provides sumptuous all-day buffet dining, and the Writers Bar is an elegant spot for afternoon tea. After dinner, head to the Elephant Bar and order an Airavata - an enigmatic cocktail made with secret ingredients.

Activities at Raffles Hotel Le Royal

For the ultimate in luxury pampering the hotel has a spa offering a number of treatments to help you unwind and harmonise mind, body and spirit. Water babies will enjoy the two outdoor pools (there’s also a separate pool for families) and for those who overdo the fine dining there’s a fully equipped gym.

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