The Pavilion Hotel, Phnom Penh - review by Rusty Compass
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The Pavilion Hotel, Phnom Penh

| 31 Jul 2012
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The Pavilion Hotel, Phnom Penh
227, Street 19, Phnom Penh
+855 (0) 23 22 22 80


Price guide: US$45 - US$115

Our rating
31 Jul 2012

One of the first and still one of the nicest of Phnom Penh’s boutique design hotels set in a lovely French colonial era villa near the Royal Palace.

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In a relatively quiet and picturesque street close by the Royal Palace and opposite Wat Botum. Great access to everything you’ll want to see with some welcome serenity as well.


The people behind the Pavilion Hotel were at the vanguard of what has now become a flourishing boutique hotel scene across Cambodia. And they’ve opened several new properties around town since. The Pavilion continues to be one of the nicest hotels in Phnom Penh and despite its popularity, it’s still good value for money.

This place is very popular so book early!

Design, ambience, people

The style is French colonial with some Khmer touches. Word is that King Sihanouk’s mother built the villa in the mid 1920s. Many original features have been retained and the owners have limited major structural change to the building.
Rooms are bright, simple and cosy rather than luxurious and feature timber or tiled floors, plenty of natural light and low key decorative touches. Some rooms feature a private plunge pool.

The garden courtyard at the front is where the pool is located. It isn’t large but the lush trees that enclose the space make it a perfect place to unwind.

Staff are friendly and helpful.

The Pavilion takes its, heritage, social and environmental responsibilities seriously. There’s more info on their website.

20 rooms, pool,  spa, LCD TV, free wifi, iPod dock, in-room computer and more.

Mark Bowyer
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