Raffles Hotel Le Royal – Phnom Penh

Raffles LobbyChristmas at the Raffles Hotel Le Royal

Raffles Hotel Le Royal
92 Rukhak Vithei Daun Penh,
Sangkat Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia
Tel: +855 23 981 888
Fax: +855 23 981 168

Raffles 1-1The pool with the Landmark building (circa 1929) behind

Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh has melded old world style and fixtures with modern conveniences in an unnoticeable way, and without bastardizing anything either. It is truly a magnificent hotel with outstanding service, and a genteel feeling, which is of some comfort in a city where certain sections are quite dodgy.

“For over eighty years, the Raffles Hotel Le Royal has been the choice of royalty, dignitaries and celebrities travelling through the capital of modern Cambodia, Phnom Penh. Graced through the years by legends such as former U.S First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and French adventurer André Malraux, this landmark Phnom Penh hotel sets the benchmark for refined enchantment in Cambodia.”

Raffles Hotel Le Royal, PoolThe State building behind the lovely trees

Raffles TerraceHallway leading to the Monivong dining room

Raffles telephoneAn example of old and new; the old, dial telephone is fitted with push buttons

Raffles Check-inThe check-in process is painless with a drink in front of you; no necessity to stand at a registration counter

Raffles view from room through PlumeriaA view of the pool through Plumeria trees from our room

Restaurant Le RoyalRestaurant Le Royal


Elephant Bar 4

Elephant Bar 1

Elephant Bar 2


Monivong 1

Monivong 2

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One Response to “Raffles Hotel Le Royal – Phnom Penh”

  1. Wow! As I sit here in Los Angeles, I am looking at your stunning photos and thinking there are probably not many hotels in the world that present an old world elegance and genteel quality like the Raffles. Our mutual friend, Tom Beyrle, would have loved it! I’m certainly looking forward to the restaurant photos and report!