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“A pearl in the hustle of Phnom Penh” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Governors House Boutique Hotel Phnom Penh

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The Governors House Boutique Hotel Phnom Penh
Ranked #71 of 274 Hotels in Phnom Penh
Beijing, China
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3 reviews
“A pearl in the hustle of Phnom Penh”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

We stayed here our last few days before leaving Cambodia after a two week holiday and we were very presently surprised. The hotel was perfect in all its details. Its decorated with stile and taste. You have many places were you can sit and relax, read a book or admire different are pieces collected by the owner. The rooms are nice and bathroom were luxerious. The hotel staff was very helpful and especially the owner could tell us a lot of the history of Cambodia and the house. Food very good and centrally in the city. We loved our stay there.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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François S, General Manager at The Governors House Boutique Hotel Phnom Penh, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Dear valued guest,

Thank you for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor. Our staff is always very proud to learn about good reviews and it is great source of motivation. We are delighted to read that you experienced the perfect accommodation with consistent service during your last stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you again in Phnom Penh.

Mr. François Sigogneau,
General Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Marsillargues, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

What a found... As soon arriving on the driveway, surrounded with lush gardens we know this will be a special place. The lobby, in the open atrium and decorated with original colonial antiques is very impressive. Wonderfull restaurant along the pool. Absolute not to miss is the Mekong sunset cruise on the wooden colonial boat. We stayed in The winston room with a massive marble bathroom with rainshower. Raymond, our tuktuk driver was extremely friendly and the drive is only a few minutes from the touristic area. This was the best stay during our 10 days holiday in Cambodia. Definetly will recommend this place to everyone. Thank you Governors house.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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François S, General Manager at The Governors House Boutique Hotel Phnom Penh, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Dear Laurent,

First of all we would like to thank you for this great review posted on Trip Advisor. We are very pleased to know that our Boutique Hotel was your best stay during your 10 days holidays in Cambodia. We also are glad to hear that you appreciate our products as the sunset Mekong cruise as well as our special tuk-tuk partners always prompt to take good care of our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back in our exclusive mansion.

Mr. François Signgeau,
General Manager
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Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

Absolute wonderful stay. Starting from the very warm reception in a stunning atrium open to the roof to the check out. It is in an old colonial building, once belonging to the governor of the king. Nice room with lots of details and wonderful bedding. I cannot decribe the feeling. Once you are in this hotel, you feel the whole old world charm. You are truly living "indochina" times.
Would definitely be back

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SopChavax
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François S, General Manager at The Governors House Boutique Hotel Phnom Penh, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Dear valued guest,

Thank you for your great feedback about our Boutique Hotel. We are very glad to hear that our property and service provide such a feeling to our guests. It will be a real pleasure to welcome you back in Phnom Penh during your next travel in Cambodia.

Mr. François Sigogneau,
General Manager
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

Situated in a busy Phnom Penh street but its walled garden and drive cut out all noise. Like staying in the home of a good friend. The hotel, including our room, was filled with beautiful antiquities. The owner and staff went out of their way to help us. The food was delicious, the room spotless. What a find!

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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François S, General Manager at The Governors House Boutique Hotel Phnom Penh, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Dear valued guest,

What a pleasure for us to read your feedback about our Boutique Hotel. We are glad that you appreciate our garden which set back the building from the boulevard, the antiques and the design which offer a special colonial and relaxing mood, our local staff always trying to help and our fine dinning restaurant. Thank you for finding us and staying with us.

Mr. François Sigogneau,
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Rye, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

This boutique hotel is a lovely change from more brash large places one tends to stay. Well appointed room on top floor was very small with no where to unpack if staying a few days. Not suitable for someone with infirmity. That said very comfortable. Poolside and through the hotel whilst we were there for 3 nights the same tedious tape of jazz and Frank Sinatra was played loudly and intrusively The owner said he was proud of his music system!
We had a very good meal on our own in the restaurant. It was a pity the restaurant was so quiet as the food was excellent with delicious wine which is hard to get in Cambodia .
I do not think this hotel will disappoint.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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François S, General Manager at The Governors House Boutique Hotel Phnom Penh, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Dear valued guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comment on Trip Advisor. It is a real pleasure to read that you appreciate our special Boutique products: the "Attic" rooms are made for single travelers with a wide range of amenities and comfortable queen size beds. Conversely we are surprised by your feedback about our music system as it manage more than 300 playlists and radios always played as background musics. We hope you will manage to comeback, stay with us again and appreciate the quietness of our property.

Mr. François Sigogneau,
General Manager
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

I came for an academic conference, traveling alone and without much time for sightseeing. And so, I was focused on a short stay in Phnom Penh only. My search for a place focused on having breakfast and free wifi....and from there I read reviews. I knew that I may not ever return to Cambodia, and so I wanted to find a 'nice' place to make up a bit for my limited time and sightseeing opportunities. Staying at the Governor's House was like visiting a beautiful home of someone who has a clear sense of aesthetics. How could someone have such a sensibility and create such an atmosphere? Yet a place such as this can only be because of the staff that operates it. No one would praise this hotel (or return to it) if the staff wasn't as welcoming, helpful, and friendly. No issues from my perspective at all. Only 4 stars from me because there is not much within walking distance.

Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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François S, General Manager at The Governors House Boutique Hotel Phnom Penh, responded to this review, 7 April 2014
Dear Ron,

Thank you for writing such a nice review about our Boutique Hotel. We are glad that you appreciated our affordable rates including breakfast and WiFi during your last stay among us. We also are very pleased to know that you appreciated our quality service and we look forward to welcoming you back again and introduce you to some interesting places close from our location in the growing Boeung Keng Kang 1 Area.

Mr. François Sigogneau
General Manager
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Bangkok
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

A great choice to stay with The Governor's House. Location is super, close to town yet it gives a feeling like being at 'Home'. You have all little garden where you can see the greens in the business city. Lovely experience. Rooms are clean, cosy and practical. I'd rather pick another room type for my next stay tho... Each offers different concept and you'll like the ideas the owner puts everything together. I enjoyed the pool in the morning too and the meals were good. Best thanks to the GM, Francois for warm welcome - I am more than happy to recommend the place to my friends !!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CityGirl2528
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François S, General Manager at The Governors House Boutique Hotel Phnom Penh, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Dear Maprang,

Thank you so much for your great review and the interest you have taken in our Boutique Hotel.
We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed our garden and pool as well as your room. We hope you will stay again with us during your next trip to Phnom Penh so that we let you discover other rooms and aspects of our property. It will be a great pleasure to welcome you back in Cambodia.

Mr. François Sigogneau
General Manager
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Property: The Governors House Boutique Hotel Phnom Penh
Address: Villa 3, Mao Tse Tung Blvd | Sangkat Boeung Keng Kong I, Khan Chamkarmorn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #71 of 274 Hotels in Phnom Penh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Governors House Boutique Hotel Phnom Penh 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Governor's House boutique hotel in Phnom Penh - the most luxurious and exclusive place in Phnom Penh.The Governor’s House is an exclusive boutique hotel with 12 rooms in an elegant colonial-style mansion located in the heart of BoeungKeng Kang I (BKK I), an area which is known as the best residential area in downtown Phnom Penh, located just a 10 minute drive from the Riverfront. The hotel is only a short drive to the Independence Monument, the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda and the National Museum.The hotel was once home to a senator of Phnom Penh and is an old style architectural beauty; tastefully furnished with all original colonial antiques. The hotel shows the exquisite taste in the interior design as directed by the owner, an award winning and internationally recognised interior designer. This boutique hotel offers a perfect balance of colonial style elements combined with modern amenities. With three stories in a Victorian style building, the hotel is inspired by the Asian architectural treasures of ‘The Strand Hotel’ of Yangon, ‘The Raffles Grand d’Angkor Cambodia" of Phnom Penh and the ‘Oriental Hotel’ of Bangkok while still maintaining its originality. The owner recognises the needs of the 21st century business traveller and offers free wi-fi, daily newspapers and an excellent 24 hour concierge.The Governor's House offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant offering breakfast (a la carte menu), lunch and dinner with both outdoor and indoor seating, and balcony space to relax and enjoy the views. ... more   less 
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