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Raffles Hotel Le Royal

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Everything about our stay was first class . The location is amazing ,Rooms ,service ,food and the spa are all excellent . The pool area is my favourite followed by the elephant bar. The staff are all professional and after many visits to Cambodia this is by far the best hotel . Two points of note, the surrounding area is nice until the end of the street and at night don't go for a stroll .The pool view is better .

Excellent hotel and staff, sometimes OTT. Helped to book taxi in order to do the killing fields and prison. There was a Singapore national day while we were there and we were kind of side lined which felt a bit strange and like we weren't really wanted there. Overall lovely hotel, would recommend.

This is my third time staying at the Raffles here. As always service is faultless. The staff are super friendly and always greet you with warm smiles. Food here is very good, we had meals at the Coffeehouse and the Elephant Bar, the buffet offers you a large selection to choose from. Spa and wellness area, also recommended and they will try to accommodate to suit your preferences. Location wise this is an excellent area, near to everything and we took the Tuk Tuk out each evening.... a couple of dollars or, $10 and they wait for you till you've finished your evening meal out. Only complaint is maintenance, nothing major but I think a slick of paint and perhaps changing the little details like - broken door handles, wardrobe doors, plug points etc etc. it's a wonderful heritage hotel and I know a lot of the fittings are old but it's the little things like broken door handles, which can be sorted, that spoils it a bit. Anyway, I'd stay here again!

The place to stay in PP. Great location, beautiful building, lovely rooms, 2 great pools and soaked in history. Breakfast choice/quality was outstanding. Staff charming. Cocktails in the Elephant Bar is an essential experience for the traveler in South East Asia. Gym was good but spa looked very expensive compared to a superb local massage for $8! Easy walks to Night Market and Central Market, short tuk-tuk rides to everywhere else. 30 mins to airport.

The best thing about this hotel is the location, it's right in the center of the city, opposite the US embassy. The luxury of the hotel ends at lobby and ground floor only. The Royal restaurant and the Elephant Bar look great though. Room was rather old, to make it worse, the aircon leaked during the night and we have to call the maintenance!! Not a little drip of water but wet the floor. Swimming pool was ok, but the towels at pool seemed old and haven't been changed for a lot of yrs. Shower at the spa was rather old looking. Overall, the hotel needs a major renovation, you will definitely get a better hotel, better value for your money elsewhere in Phonm Penh.

Disappointed with the food in the dining room. The evening buffet was disappointing as some of the meat was overcooked. Morning breakfast was slightly better but marginal at best. It does not live up to the name of Raffles Hotel.

This hotel is amazing! The decor and design of this hotel is impeccable. So classic. And the location is central to most of the attractions of Phnom Penh. Most importantly, the staff is just as classy as the decor. They are so friendly and accommodating. I had an issue and the hotel staff resolved it quickly and explained how they were assessing how to avoid the mistake in the future. I was impressed. The downside is that because the hotel is historic, I found 1-2 things not working optimally. And some hotel amenities can be a bit expensive. But in balance, they have some good bargains like their happy hour prices!

If vintage charm with modern day luxury is your thing then Raffles Le Royal is your hotel. Loved the colonial building and it's elegant decor. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast spread is excellent with an offering of energy boosting juices to get your day started. Rooms are well laid out with comfortable beds. Room sizes could vary though; we had booked 02 rooms - Twin bedded and a Double bed and the Twin was much larger. They have a nice swimming pool (02 actually, with a separate one for kids). Location is in a quiet area of the city but a short tuk-tuk ride away to the market and river side area. Only issue we seemed to face was getting the room doors open on a couple of occasions. They use traditional keys and though it may be nostalgic, we had a few niggles getting the doors opened and had to seek assistance from the reception.

Four of us visited here for dinner and it was fabulous. Two of us went in the afternoon to have a look at the menu and decided to book in for dinner. Great decision. The food was beautifully presented and very very tasty. Just what we were looking for. The service was attentive without being obtrusive. It was everything we had expected from a Raffles hotel. We had pre dinner drinks on the terrace on a lovely evening which just added to the occasion. We also had drinks in the afternoon after we had made the dinner reservation and the nibbles accompanying the drinks were very tasty indeed. The were served in lovely lacquered tiffins so after our drinks we immediately took a tuk tuk to the old market and bought some there. Made our luggage just about to hit the overweight mark but what novel items to bring home. This is a must visit restaurant.

The Raffels is a unique relaxing hotel and offers a welcomed calm in a fuzzy Asian town. It has been restaured with a lot of respect for its history. Absolutely well managed, very polite and helpfull personnel. The rooms are spacefull&tastfully decorated. The bathrooms are Ok, a bit small and could use some investment in modernisation. The Spa also is outdated and do not really respond to the quality standards of a Raffles hotel. These are, however the only criticisms you can formulate. The swimmingpool is beautifull, the food at the poolbar is excellent. The Elephant bar is nice, with a nostalgic atmosphere where the spirit of Jacky Kennedy is present😉. Breakfast all you can eat. The cuisine at the restaurant respond to high quality standards and is served in a room with the "grandeurs d'antant".

92 Rukhak Vithei Daun Penh Phnom Penh

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Wat Phnom
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining

Wat Phnom is a short stroll from Raffles Hotel Le Royal, and other popular attractions like Royal Palace are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 175-room, 5-star hotel has 2 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and 3 restaurants. It's also close to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and National Museum of Cambodia.


Enjoy the garden views at Cafe Monivong, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6 AM to 10 AM.


All of Raffles Hotel Le Royal's 175 soundproofed rooms provide balconies, minibars, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Free weekday newspapers, free bottled water, and ceiling fans are also available.

Property features

Guests of Raffles Hotel Le Royal have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 40 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a health club, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Pool View (State Room)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View (Landmark Room)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Pool View (Landmark Room)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 King Bed, Garden View

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1953 reviews