We had booked a room through the hotel's own website before it had even opened so we turned up not having read any reviews at all.
The location is excellent. Staff are delightful. The hotel is small (16 rooms) which gives it a nice feeling. The design is appealing though somewhat oddly out of place in Phnom Penh (a bit like sitting in a Wallpaper* magazine foldout on danish design whilst Phnom Penh street life rools by outside).
We had one major problem with the hotel though! There are 8 rooms at the front with a view to the quay (so-called panoramic rooms). These are very large and quite beautiful. However the other 8 rooms, at the back (the so called standard rooms) have NO WINDOWS!!! The rooms are smaller though perfectly acceptable in size and the design is quite nice but there is no window and no view to the outside world!! Very strange.
In place of what one would imagine is where the window was has been walled over to make space for a large flatscreen tv. True there are to tiny glass white-glazed panels on the sides of the wall but these are only 20cm wide and you could easily mistake them for articial lighting. We were a little upset at this as the website gives no indication that the rooms are windowless and htey did feel a little like a prisoncell as a result.
I insist though, the staff is lovely and the location is great but if you stay book a panoramic room only (they are, truly, lovely).
- 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