Located only a short distance from the Royal Palace complex, The Pavilion is an oasis from the bustling streets of Phnom Penh.The reception area is in a charming 1920’s villa, which was Queen Kossamak’s former residence. The blend of Khmer architecture and French colonial influences provide a sense of refined elegance to the hotel.
The Private Pool Rooms are an ideal hideaway in the city.The bedroom has a four-poster bed with mosquito netting, a daybed for lounging and all of the amenities you could require including minibar, iPod dock and drinks making facilities.The room opens out directly onto the private patio and plunge pool, surrounded by lush tropical plants. There were two loungers and a table set which is perfect for relaxing in your own private sun trap.The Food
Breakfast at The Pavilion is served in the beautiful surroundings of the poolside restaurant. There is a selection of cooked options alongside fruit, fresh juice, a pastry basket and tea and coffee.
I definitely enjoyed taking my morning coffee with this view.
Escaping the heat and relaxing by the pool after exploring Phnom Penh’s sights is a must. Even if you aren’t staying in a room boasting a private pool, there are two large swimming pools to choose from!The Lush Pool is situated in front of the reception building, surrounded by tropical greenery with small cabanas set back from the pool. It’s a great place to enjoy a refreshing drink.The Sun Pool is at the back of the hotel and as the name suggests, this is the spot to be if you want to soak up the rays! The area is beautifully designed with slate tiled basin and plenty of loungers available.There is a small spa located in the hotel, offering a range of treatments. What better way to treat yourself than indulging in a massage?The Pavilion offers a complimentary welcome massage, I found the experience to be really invigorating. We enjoyed drinking tea in the sun after the treatment.This is especially great for anyone coming off a long flight or suffering from jet lag!
The Pavilion is ideally situated within walking distance of many of the city’s historical sites, yet maintains a tranquil and secluded atmosphere.Once you enter the hotel, you feel like you have stepped out of the city and into a tropical oasis.The staff are friendly and professional, the rooms are spacious with all the required amenities and the hotel buildings each have a distinctive character relating to their retrospective heritage.
If you’re visiting Phnom Penh, you’ve found your home from home.
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Disclaimer: We stayed as a guest of The Pavilion. However, as always, all opinions and photography are my own.