I'm not particularly a fan of huge hotels, with space so big it's evident sometimes they don't know what to do what it .... This trip to Cambodia I have managed to stay at two these hotels - HImawari in pnom penh and sokha Angkor in siem reap - both by business arrangement .
I am now at HImawari - a hotel apartment that offers u the full beauty of the tonle sap - it's dual existence serves as a river and a lake, and is a unesco biosphere heritage site.
To marvel at this beauty, you gotta make sure u have booked a room with the lake view - full or partial, depending on your investment .
There's a melancholy beauty about Cambodia, perhaps due to it's badly scarred history of sadness, and this seem to be carefully buried deep within the smiles of the gentle Cambodians and their hospitality....
Here at himawar there's an in house microbrewery, with a bar sitting right In front of the lake - it boasts of the best veers in town and a lake view to complement. I will get my pint this evening.
Rooms are averagely clean and well kept . Service is very efficient.- they fixed my ironing within ten minutes as I was rushing for a meeting
There's no upperty minimalist design where u could not find where a drawer starts and end, no cutting edge apple-supported tech gadgets in your room to play with. Just simple comfort - nothing posh nor pretentious
Just don't forget to ask for a room with view. Spend lots of time at alfresco areas staring at the waters that originates from the Himalayas, walk along the it's banks and thank Mother Nature for the beauty before your eyes ...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perched on the idyllic setting of Tonle Sap River, banks of the Chaktomok River, be immersed by the essence of serenity at Himawari Hotel Apartments; a five-star establishment. Enjoy splendid views of Mekong Delta in a tranquil resort haven. Be pampered in the Himawari Suites and Apartments where you can enjoy the privacy and comfort of home. Take pleasure in our hospitality as we lavish upon you within the alluring sanctuary. The close proximity to most Embassies and Ministries makes a perfect choice for the discerning business travellers. Leisurely, our location pairs scenic beauty of the Royal Palace and the National Museum, rendering the cultural jewels of Phnom Penh. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Himawari Hotel Phnom Penh