Tea House Urban Hotel, Phnom Penh - review by Rusty Compass
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Tea House Urban Hotel, Phnom Penh

| 07 Jun 2014
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Tea House Urban Hotel, Phnom Penh
32, street 242 - Phnom Penh
+855 (0) 23 212 789

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Price guide: From around $40USD

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07 Jun 2014

The Tea House Urban Hotel is a boutique style accommodation crafted from an office building by the group that got Phnom Penh's boutique hotel craze started. It's well priced and tastefully done. 

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Location

Central location close by the river (10 mins walk), shopping and the main city attractions.


Review

Phnom Penh's design savvy, hotel stock continues to grow. And it continues to offer travellers great value for money. The scene is evolving though. This happy movement blossomed from the Pavilion Hotel more than 8 years ago with only 10 or so rooms. Newer entrants, including The Teahouse, have expanded the concept with more than 50 rooms.

The Tea House is owned by the group that pioneered Phnom Penh's  boutique hotel scene (The Pavilion, The Plantation etc etc). As they move to build larger hotels in buildings with less innate charm, it's a struggle to replicate the intimacy of their original projects. But the city’s tourism and business development has demanded larger hotels and the new players are doing a respectable job. And 50 rooms is still a nice size.

The Tea House is living proof of the power of a garden and some pot plants to soften up an imperfect building. They work a treat. A large lobby area is given warmth from the combination of greenery, bright colours, timber and an airy open feel. The friendly staff help too.

Rooms are smallish and a tad awkward but the pricing, location and atmosphere more than compensate.

A pool has recently been added as well.


Brief

Includes free wifi, breakfast, swimming pool

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