Le Safran is not only a beautiful, modern, comfortable, intimate and affordable boutique hotel, but the family running the hotel and the staff made us feel completely at home. In fact, after finding it by chance on the internet and staying there for three nights, we came back "home" before leaving Cambodia and stayed there for two more nights.
As far as features are concerned it is simply great. The French interior architect did an excellent job in taking the best out of the place; rooms are spacious, luminous, peaceful, very nicely decorated and even include either terrace/patio or balcony with views to the pool and the temple just in front of the hotel. Bathrooms also stand out for their careful and impeccable design, cleanness and very nice details as the apple parfum they include. The restaurant is equally remarkable; the breakfast included with the room is totally delicious with freshly baked croissants and bread and offers a wide choice of fruit, juice and even noodles! The cook just needs to be congratulated on her expertise on both French and Khmer cuisine; amok is a must there. Furthermore, common areas are simply welcoming; it is possible to have lunch/dinner outside with fans or inside with air condtioning, having a great fruit juice on the so comfrotable sofas and the pool is simply paradise to cool down after one of those hot Cambodian days and working hard in bargaing at the city markets. Besides, location is to be highlighted since it is located in a quiet neighborhood yet at walking distance from the city centre and main tourist spots as the Royal Palace and the National Museum.
But in the case of this intimate boutique hotel what is to be strongly highlighted is the attention and care both the family running the hotel and the staff offer. They have been so helpful and nice with us that I almost have no words. Whatever we needed, whenver we needed it there was always someone there to help us, not to mention their interest and efforts for us to approach Cambodian society and life. I just felt at home and if I ever come back to Phnom Penh at any time I don't have to look for a hotel, I'll just go to Le Safran without any doubt.
From my viewpoint, a very important detail to take into account is that, as a sign in the front door states, "sex tourists are not welcome" there; an asset which speaks for the philosophy of the hotel.
If ever going to Phnom Penh, Le Safran La Suite is simple a place not to be missed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Le Safran de Phnom Penh, Hotel & Restaurant. Our hotel is located in a quiet street near Norodom Boulevard, a few steps from the Independence Monument in the heart of Phnom Penh city. Our team will welcome you in Khmer, French and English. Le Safran de Phnom Penh has 15 spacious and tastefully decorated rooms including a family suite. On site, enjoy our restaurant offering traditional Khmer cuisine, a boutique of local products and authentic antiques. And relaxing, our pool, the cocktail bar and our massage lounge will be at your disposal throughout your stay. ... more less
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