Patio Hotel and Urban Resort, Phnom Penh - review by Rusty Compass
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Patio Hotel and Urban Resort, Phnom Penh

| 25 Feb 2015


Patio Hotel and Urban Resort, Phnom Penh
#134Z, St. 51 (Pasteur), BKKI, Phnom Penh
+855(0)23 99 79 00


Price guide: From around $60USD - check for specials

Our rating
25 Feb 2015

The Patio Hotel features 45 cool, colourful rooms across a modern 7 story building. The rooftop pool and its city views are highlights.

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The Patio opened in 2013 and is among the nicest of the city’s mid-priced boutique hotels. It’s located down a residential alley in a part of town with plenty of good restaurants and bars. You'll be right among the locals. It’s also close to the main city sights.

The lobby is cosy and welcoming. The staff are too. Room decor is bright and cool. The standard rooms are a tad too tight. It’s worth spending a little extra for a superior (25sqm) or a deluxe (30 sqm) room. 

There’s also a large suite.

Rooms feature balconies that are too small to use in any meaningful way but they do give you a welcome burst of Phnom Penh’s occasionally fresh air.

Finishes in the rooms and the building are a bit rough but that somehow works with the rest of the fitout.

The big surprises here were the rooftop views and size of the swimming pool (16metres). For a small hotel, they’ve made the space work very well. You won’t be doing laps but it’s nice spot for a poolside chill or a drink.

The restaurant and bar stand alone as worthwhile places to visit in Phnom Penh. The evening views over the independence monument and nearby wats are worth a look. Food and drinks are also good. They were understaffed on a busy night when we were there, which dampened happy hour spirits and dinner for some. 

Staff are friendly and professional.

Hotel, restaurant and bar prices are all reasonable.


Free wifi, rooftop pool, bar and restaurant, flatscreen TV, most  rooms with small balcony.



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