La Rose Suites is a luxurious boutique hotel in the heart of Phnom Penh. Located on a quiet street only a stones throw away from the Independence monument, La Rose Suites is a great base to both explore and escape the city.
A warm welcomeThe entrance to the property is through a pretty canopy of vines. This led up to the hotel lobby, which is decorated in a simple yet elegant style with beautiful flower arrangements and Khmer artworks adorning the room.The staff were professional and friendly, offering us with drinks and a towel to freshen up upon arrival. La Rose Suites creates a very calming, almost spa-esque atmosphere, which set the tone for the rest of the stay.One of my favourite aspects of this hotel is how you are greeted with a smile and ‘Welcome home’ each time you enter the hotel, it’s such a darling touch.
The Junior Suite had views over the hotel’s tropical garden and swimming pool area below.The decor was in keeping with the theme of the hotel, an eclectic mix of ornate Khmer designs and elegant white linens.The traditional wooden furniture really adds an exotic touch to the room, however there is no doubt bathroom is the standout feature.
The large waterfall stone bathtub was a unique design and perfect to create a spa like experience in your own room. The complimentary toiletries were lovely quality and replenished daily.Breakfast was included with the room and as a boutique hotel, La Rose Suites is able to offer a more bespoke service. Guests are able to eat breakfast in the restaurant any time between 7am and 10pm! I love this option – perfect for when you want to sleep in during a relaxing stay.Breakfast is served ale-carte and you are able to order both Khmer and Western cuisine. I opted for eggs, bacon and toast. However, I couldn’t resist a pastry with home made jam served with delicious coffee.
La Rose suites takes a strong stance on corporate social responsibility, with a mission to improve the lives of less fortunate individuals in the surrounding community.
They employ graduates from Pour un Sourire d’Enfant – “For a Child’s Smile”. This is an organisation that supports previously impoverished children to develop skills and provides opportunities to secure jobs which will ensure a better standard of living for themselves and their families.
I believe La Rose Suite’s commitment to promoting a child safe policy is a really important step forward for the hospitality sector in South East Asia, especially. I am thoroughly happy to support a business which is making a positive impact on the local community and striving to improve the lives of vulnerable children.
My stay at La Rose Suites was a wonderful experience from the moment I was greeted with ‘Welcome home’ by a member of staff.The suite was spacious and aesthetically pleasing, complimenting the tranquil atmosphere of the hotel. The unique bathroom provided me with a perfect excuse to pamper myself and was definitely a standout feature of the room.
I’d recommend La Rose Suites to anybody looking for a touch of luxury in Phnom Penh who also wants to support the local community.
What did you think of La Rose Suites? I would love to hear your thoughts.
Disclaimer: We stayed as a guest of La Rose Suites. However, as always, all opinions and photography are my own.