We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Loved this hotel”
Review of The Pavilion

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
The Pavilion
Ranked #10 of 272 Hotels in Phnom Penh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

We loved our stay at the pavilion, so glad we picked this hotel. The rooms had such character with the wide floor boards & french windows that opened onto a balcony.
The pool was such an oasis from the pp heat & city pace that we didn't want to leave.
The staff were attentive & friendy. Can't fault it.

  • Stayed: April 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank TevenGolf
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (2,508)
There are newer reviews for The Pavilion
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

835 - 841 of 2,508 reviews

Reviewed 30 April 2014

I have to admit that Cambodia, much less Phnom Penh, was not at the top of my list for travel destinations, but I got to go and in many ways that trip changed what I am looking for in all my future vacations with its great mix of hospitality, culture, food and great value.

We arrived in Phnom Penh late and the drive to our hotel, the Pavilion, was not very informative because the city was largely asleep. We found the hotel charming with a distinct French colonial style, but not over done. Our room was clean, nicely appointed, and very comfortable. On our private patio was a small soaking pool that was a wonderful bonus particularly on hot afternoons when returning to the hotel.

Morning revealed lovely grounds, a beautiful full-sized pool and a very hospital staff. Not really knowing what to expect outside the big wooden gate we were delighted to find a vibrant, bustling city. Directly across the street is a Buddhist monastery, with a constant flow of orange clad monks coming and going. Around the corner is Street 240 with a number of boutiques and The Shop, a French influenced coffee shop full of French expats and fantastic coffee.

The hotel is very well located for walking, and $2 USD will get you a tuk tuk ride pretty much anywhere you'd like to go from The Russian Market, where the locals shop, the river front with shops, restaurants and the National Museum to the infamous Khmer Rouge prison, S21.

The Pavilion was a very comfortable base to operate out of and the staff was very helpful. The managers spoke English and good-naturedly tolerated our tendency to butcher Khmer.

Room Tip: Request a room with a private pool.
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Michael N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 April 2014

A charming, hidden oasis and perfect place to relax at the end of a long trip AND before launching 30+ hours of travel to home. We had a mix-up with the room we reserved, but the hotel team caught it and communicated in advance of our arrival and was generous in compensating for the error. At the end of the day, its really how you approach and solve a problem and they were super. Swimming and pool drinks in a superb setting was an awesome respite from the oppressive heat. It looked particularly pretty at night with the lights on. They could consider some upgrades to the pool chaises but its not a showstopper. There is a nice little boutique next door where we found lovely clothing and gifts. Staff was friendly and helpful. The restaurant and kitchen is small but turns out lovely dishes and drinks. We actually booked an extra day in the least expensive category room and found it to be as pleasant (just smaller) than our original suite. Thank you Pavillion!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank bieneDC
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 April 2014

I am usually a budget traveller but decided to splurge on the Garden Bungalow whilst in Phnom Penh. The bungalow was absolutely beautiful, I was very happy to be there for two nights! The staff were always polite, the amenities were lovely, and it was nice to escape the chaos of PP behind the hotel's walls every now and then. My free massage was so good I paid for another the next day. My only slight negatives are that I found the food pretty average (still good but not the best I have had in Cambodia and more expensive) and not being able to order an early breakfast before my 7:15am bus pickup was a bit disappointing. Otherwise a great place to stay, would recommend it to others.

Room Tip: I really did love the garden bungalow but did not see any of the other rooms...
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank NephOzB
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
thepavilion, Owner at The Pavilion, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your kind review. Gisela, the Chef of the Tepui at Chinese House restaurant is currently training and supervising the kitchen, so I am sure the performance will improve! As for the breakfast, we indeed start serving at 6:30 but we have a take-away formula that can be prepared in the evening for the very early birds. Cheers, Alexis

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Stay here, and you will be in for a very happy surprise since the photo of the building did not do it justice. Tucked in behind a high wall, on a very busy road, this small and historic, boutique hotel is approached by walking down a short leafy path edged by trees and lush tropical vegetation. The garden, and its beautiful pool, was a haven of peace and beauty after the heat, dust and traffic of the city. Our ground floor room was small and a bit dark but it had its own courtyard. The pool and the garden are the main attractions. The staff were all smiles and really happy to help. The excellent breakfasts were served poolside under umbrellas. We had a great time exploring the central city on the (complimentary) bikes, although the traffic congestion means you have to be "up" for this kind of experience. After a month travelling through Asia, The Pavilion in Phnom Penh remains a stand-out experience for relaxing, reading, swimming and drifting off or spotting the butterflies darting in and out of the trees.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Paul G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 April 2014

A very lovely hotel. Nothing beats drinks by the pool - or even in the pool - in this lovely garden setting. It is difficult to believe the bustle that is just beyond the garden wall. The staff was excellent and the rooms were spacious. We were very happy here and wish that we had been able to enjoy more than just two nights there!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank jcrane66
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 April 2014

We booked into our room in The Pavilion after a very long, hot, humid, dusty bus journey from Siem Reap. From the welcoming, cold fruit juice on arrival, to our checkout 3 days later, the entire staff, from the Manager to the housemaids, greeted us with a smile. The Pavilion became our base, and our secure retreat, from the hustle and bustle, that is Phnom Penh, after busy days exploring Cambodia's Capital city.

Room Tip: We were lucky, by default. I tried to book a standard double room for our 3 evenings, however, the...
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Michael C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Phnom Penh hotels
0.4 mi away
The Plantation - urban resort & spa
0.4 mi away
Blue Lime
Blue Lime
#22 of 272 in Phnom Penh
1,647 reviews
0.3 mi away
White Mansion
White Mansion
#8 of 272 in Phnom Penh
1,984 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.4 mi away
iRoHa Garden Hotel & Resort
iRoHa Garden Hotel & Resort
#1 of 272 in Phnom Penh
823 reviews
0.7 mi away
G Mekong Hotel
G Mekong Hotel
#3 of 272 in Phnom Penh
207 reviews
0.4 mi away
TeaHouse
TeaHouse
#18 of 272 in Phnom Penh
1,171 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Pavilion? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Pavilion

Address: 227, Street 19 | Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh 12200, Cambodia
Phone Number:
Region: Cambodia > Phnom Penh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Phnom Penh
#6 Family Hotel in Phnom Penh
#7 Luxury Hotel in Phnom Penh
#8 Spa Hotel in Phnom Penh
#9 Business Hotel in Phnom Penh
Price Range: £38 - £80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Pavilion 4*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It all started when we fell in love with a hidden gem of French-Khmer architecture from the 1920s near Wat Botum, one of the most venerable and original pagodas in Phnom Penh. Renovation and remodeling were led with due respect for the character of a building which had been, as we learnt it later on, a private retreat for Queen Consort Sisowath Kossamak, the late King Sihanouk's mother. Opened on August, 18, 2006 with 10 rooms, The Pavilion has slowly expanded over the years, offering now 36 accommodations throughout three more period buildings that have been added to the property: "The New House", former residence of the chief veterinarian at the Royal Palace; "The New Villa", formerly the private residence of a Cambodian senator, and "The Sun-Pool Villa", our latest addition which used to be lodgings for diplomats based in Phnom Penh. Each one has its own style and atmosphere, with distinctive architectural features such as an elaborate wooden stairway, intricate iron wrought railings, etc… ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Agoda, Hotels.com, Odigeo, Ebookers, 5viajes2012 S.L., Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly and Cancelon so you can book your The Pavilion reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Pavilion Hotel Phnom Penh
Pavilion Hotel Phnom Penh
Pavilion Phnom Penh

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing