I knew nothing about Phnom Penh prior to arriving so I took a gamble and booked this hotel. I have no regrets. While the hotel is hidden and most Tuk Tuk drivers have no idea where it is, once found, its very nice. The staff are welcoming though they speak far less English than I had expected based on other reviews. They made sure that I was comfortable in my room. The Pool on the roof is spectacular. This alone makes this hotel worth staying at. You can relax by day or until 11pm with a cocktail and eat there too if you are hungry. The breakfast is just ok. It's a little simpler than I would have expected but it's free so you can't really complain. I will say that I had an evening snack of Lemongrass Juice and the cucumber and yogurt salad and I was amazed at how delicious and clean it tasted.
Here are the down sides to the Patio;
The wifi is very slow and can be frustrating and the noise from the nearby construction can be distracting. Since that is only temporary, ask to be on a higher floor and you should have no issue. The hotel, while in the city is not really close to the main attractions (you will need to fork over $2-3 each way for a tuk tuk) though there are plenty of stores and restaurants within walking distance.
If not on a backpackers budget, this hotel is a solid option when in the city of Phnom Penh.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Patio Hotel & Urban Resort is located closely to Independence Monument, Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum, River Front. Showcasing its 45 luxurious rooms and modern amenities, infinity pool on the rooftop, and an open air sky bar and restaurant. Our hotel is surrounded by most restaurants, and just a few minutes walk from some of the "must see" places in Phnom Penh. ... more less
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