Luxury hotel holiday Raffles Hotel le Royal Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Raffles Hotel le Royal is a luxury 5-star hotel in an excellent central location in Phnom Penh, a short distance from the central market. The decoration and furnishings are refined and elegant, there is gourmet dining and the service is personal with great attention to detail.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights London to Phnom Penh
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Raffles Hotel le Royal, Phnom Penh

Raffles Hotel le Royal is a luxury 5-star hotel in an excellent central location. Elegant decoration, gourmet dining and outstanding service make this hotel a comfortable and welcoming base from which to explore Phnom Penh and the surrounding area.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is located in Phnom Penh, 15-minutes' walk from Central Market

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Phnom Penh Airport

Distance from airport About 30-minutes' drive from Phnom Penh Airport

Hotel facilities and services

5 Restaurants and Bars, Lap Pool, Family Fun Swimming Pool, Spa, Fitness Area, Shops, 24-hour Room Service. Breakfast is to be served in the Restaurant Le Royal or Empress Room from 6-10am daily whilst Lunch and Dinner are available in Restaurant Le Royal and the Elephant Bar. The Conservatory and Verana are open from 7am and serve light meals and refreshments.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Landmark room for 3 nights

From about

£1,100

Holiday Code EXH235

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Raffles Hotel le Royal, Phnom Penh

A grand colonial hotel, Raffles Hotel Le Royal retains the evocative charm of the era in which it was built, whilst providing guests with the excellent modern facilities that befit a world-class hotel. Asian flavour can be found in the shuttered windows, airy colonnades and the ornate silver elephant that graces the lobby. Marble floors and dark wood furniture emit an air of luxury, whilst floor-to-ceiling translucent curtains allow ample natural light to filter through the lofty arched windows behind. In amongst the verdant landscaped garden, a lap pool and family pool can be discovered. These areas provide a little peace within the city. Relaxation can also be found in Raffles Spa during an array of treatments, such as an express facial. Guests may also make use of yoga and exercise rooms, sauna and Jacuzzi. A distinctive range of dining options are available, including traditional Khmer cuisine in Restaurant Le Royal, under a beautiful ceiling of lotus and honeysuckle paintings. A number of shops within the hotel sell a range of goods, from oriental silks and Khmer artefacts to clothing and accessories. Guest rooms are located in three interconnecting low-rise wings that are set around the peaceful garden courtyard and swimming pools. All are decorated in a blend of Cambodian and colonial styles, with dark wood floors and four poster beds. Perfect for an elegant and tranquil city hotel.

Room descriptions

Raffles Hotel le Royal has 170 rooms and suites.

Landmark Room
State Room
Balcony Suite
Personality Suite
Colonial Suite
Executive Suite
Landmark Suite
Le Royal Suite

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Landmark room for 3 nights

From about

£1,100

Holiday Code EXH235

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Raffles Hotel le Royal, Phnom Penh

The journey and how you get there

The Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh is usually booked as part of our tailormade touring holidays of Vietnam and Cambodia. In this case travel arrangements and transfers between places are included as part of the tour. The hotel can also be visited as a stand-alone holiday by flying from London to Phnom Penh. A transfer will then be arranged to your hotel which is a 35-minute drive away. Vietnam Airways flies from London to Phnom Penh via either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, but we can also arrange for you to fly with other airlines, particularly if you want a stopover en-route or want to combine Cambodia with another country (Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia are the obvious ones).

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Landmark room for 3 nights

From about

£1,100

Holiday Code EXH235

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Raffles Hotel le Royal, Phnom Penh

About Cambodia

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Cambodia offers travellers the chance to experience the wonder, culture and history of this magnificent region of South-East Asia. After three decades of war, Cambodia has thrown its arms open the world, welcoming visitors with an enthusiasm and warmth and that makes holidaying here – even without its myriad attractions – an extraordinary joy. Cambodia’s people may be the country’s principle asset, their unbreakable spirit and infectious optimism prevailing against all odds, but it is Angkor Wat for which the country is probably best known – and understandably so. Rediscovered only in the 19th century, this spectacular, nearly 900-year old temple complex is stunning fusion of symbolism, symmetry and spirituality, drawing tourists and pilgrims in their millions. But just as Angkor is more than its wat, so too is Cambodia more than its temples. Phnom Penh is a bustling, fascinating capital at the crossroads of Asia’s past and present, an assault on the senses with pagodas and palaces, markets and busy bars; Siem Reap, gateway to Angkor Wat, has a beautiful riverside location and cultural scene, as well as the beautiful Foreign Correspondents Club, a stunning hotel in what was once the French Governor’s art-deco mansion. Intimate, indulgent, with a sumptuous spa and exquisite cuisine to match, it is typical of the boutique hotels scattered across the country today. Siem Reap and Phnom Penh may be Cambodia’s main urban draws, but Cambodia’s spirit is essential rural, and the countryside is the best place to experience the rhythm of rural life and timeless landscapes of dazzling rice paddies and swaying sugar palms. As for beaches, Sihanoukville is surrounded by them, while the distant south coast is fringed by tropical islands with only the occasional luxury hotel in sight. Inland from the coast lie the Cardamom Mountains, part of a vast tropical wilderness sheltering elusive wildlife forming the focus of an emerging ecotourism. And through the heart of it all, the mighty Mekong River cuts through the country like its ancient lifeblood, and boat trips along it are an utterly intoxicating way of delving deep into the heart of Cambodia. With beaches as beautiful as Thailand, mountains and jungles more remote than Laos, cuisine as delicious as Vietnam and temples to leave Indonesia in the shade, Cambodia is South-East Asia at its bite-sized, undiscovered best.

Highlights of Cambodia

Angkor Wat, with its near-900 year old temples, a staggering ancient city you could spend a lifetime exploring; river trips on the Mekong, particularly the stretch between Siem Reap and Battambag; the south-coast islands and their bone-white beaches; the sleepy seaside town of Kampot, gateway to a myriad of caves and pagodas; trekking in Bokor National Park, with its rainforest hikes and French colonial ruins; elephant trekking in the jungles of Mondulkiri Province; looking for some of the region’s last remaining Irrawaddy river dolphins at Kratie; the mountains, waterfalls and pristine crater lakes of the north; the hilltop temple of Prasat Preah Vihear; Koh Ker, the 10th century capital with its fascinating ruins; hilltop temples of Battambang; explore the jungles and mangroves, waterfalls, islands and beaches of the southern Cardamom Mountains; swim in a volcanic caldera in Virachay National Park; Kompong Cham, with its beautiful rice paddies, and sugar palms, pagodas and temples; Phnom Penh, the ‘Pearl of Asia’, shining once more with superb museums and sublime riverside setting; Siem Reap’s vibrant arts scene and fabulous riverside setting; cocktails overlooking the Mekon on the second-floor terrace of the Foreign Correspondents Club in Phnom Penh.

Travel around Cambodia

Buses provide an excellent service in Cambodia, but travelling by boat is a more romantic option, and a key element in the country’s transportation system, with more than 1,000 miles of navigable waterways, and the Mekong the country’s lifeblood. Best section, at least for scenery, is between Siem Reap and Battambang, though it is painfully slow. Car and motorcycle rental are comparatively cheap in Cambodia and many visitors rent a car or motorcycle for greater flexibility to visit out-of-the-way places and to stop when and where they choose.

Facts in brief

Capital Phnom Penh
Airport Phnom Penh and Siem Reap
Size 70,000 sq. miles
Population 16 million
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