Frangipani Villa Fine Arts Hotel - review by Rusty Compass
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Frangipani Villa Fine Arts Hotel

| 31 Jul 2012

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Frangipani Villa Fine Arts Hotel
43 Street 178, Phnom Penh
+855 23 223 320

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Price guide: From $60USD

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31 Jul 2012

The name’s a mouthful but this is a nicely done, nicely priced boutique hotel from the people behind the other Frangipanis in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

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Location

Down a small alley close by the French era School of Fine Arts. Great access on foot to most of the city’s offerings. Right by the National Museum and close to the Royal Palace, the riverfront’s dining and nightlife.


Review

Frangipani Villa Fine Arts Hotel may be a name you’ll struggle with, but this hotel gets most things right in its price category. The local owners, with an interest in design and architecture, are behind some Cambodia’s nicest mid priced boutique hotels.

While the location is perfect, the building itself, hidden down an alley, must have taken a considerable rework to get it to its present state. And under difficult conditions, an impressive 22 room hotel has been crafted.

While there are only two room categories, room sizes in the lead in Junior Suite category vary from generous to pretty tight. Make sure you get one of the larger rooms - they’re much better value. The smaller rooms really should be at another price point.

Downstairs is an airy garden cafe where breakfast is served. It’s a nice place to chill in between Phnom Penh adventures too.


Staff are well trained and speak good English.


Brief
No pool, free wifi, breakfast, flat screen cable TV.


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