The Quay is the only hotel in Phnom Penh that brings contemporary design and quality together into one space; and then keeps it going from the structure right through to the organic shaped crockery to match the elliptical tables in Chow's restaurant in the lobby and the delightfully asymmetrical ceiling fans in the hotel rooms. It's small (16 rooms), intimate and well run.
I was there for a month on business, mid-July to mid-August 2012, in a Suite and had a wonderful, efficient stay. Wireless internet is fast and available throughout the entire hotel, including the Rooftop Bar. Room desks offer LAN internet cable as well. Bathrooms in the Suites are massive with stone feature walls, large rain showers and a separate 6 foot bath. There is a full sized desk for working behind the bed head and Reception will find you a real office chair if you ask for one. The room is clean, comfortable and stylish. It was a treat to come back to in the evenings.
The Reception staff are efficient and speak good english. Happy and knowledgeable they will help with the small errands such as shoe polishing. The breakfast crew are efficient; and offer a pleasingly wide choice of complimentary breakfast options, these can be delivered to the room too.
There is contemporary furniture in the restaurant/ lobby complimented by a natural Khmer silk frieze in warm colours down the wall opposite the bar; a great evening rooftop bar for sunsets and catching a breeze, complete with spa for the mildly exhibitionistic; and a regular warm and welcoming live music night on Thursdays from 7:30 onwards.
The music was mostly contemporary jazz, performed by Ewan on instrumentals (sax, guitar to match any good Jazz club) and vocalist Louise (South Sea Island goddess-teacher). The Thursday crowd is Phnom Penh hip. Very few of the tourists doing the evening riverfront promenade stop by.
The usual challenges for every hotel exist here too, such as keeping the many out-of-the-ordinary elements working e.g. eclectic ceiling fans, Bose in-room sound system. I had fan and air con problems one afternoon and evening, but these were fixed the next day without delay.
I do not hesitate to commend The Quay to both leisure and business travellers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Quay Boutique HotelChosen by Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of its favorite green hotels, this property in Phnom Penh is a fusion of tranquility and innovation. Located just steps away from the vibrant riverfront, the hotel is a short walk from the National Museum, the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, and quaint streets dotted with charming cafes, designer shops, and art galleries. The hotel heats its water with solar power, recycles its waste water, and uses energy-efficient lighting. Each of the sixteen guestrooms feature minimalist design combined with modern amenities for a convenient and comfortable stay. The exquisite on-site Chow Restaurant offers Southeast Asian dishes to delight the palate. The Quay Boutique Hotel provides a tranquil and relaxing stay for all guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Quay Hotel Phnom Penh
- Quay Phnom Penh
- Quay Hotel Phnom Penh