Royal Palace in Phnom Penh at dusk, Cambodia
The Plantation Urban Resort and Spa, Phnom Penh
- Relaxing city retreat
- Sparkling swimming pools
The Plantation is so lush and green, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were staying in rural Cambodia, rather than in the Royal Quarter of the metropolis that is Phnom Penh. It’s a sprawling resort, spread across an old colonial villa and three modernist buildings. The guestrooms are colourful yet peaceful and have all the tech touches you would expect from a city hotel, like free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs.
The turquoise swimming pool is a tranquil spot to enjoy the Cambodian sun amid the lush gardens that The Plantation is renowned for. For extra relaxation, The Plantation’s spa won’t disappoint, kneading and soothing you into a state of bliss with traditional Cambodian therapies. If you’ve got something more energetic in mind, the hotel’s air-conditioned gym will have you pumped and ready to go.
La Pergola, the hotel’s flagship restaurant, has a lovely outlook over the lotus pond. It mostly serves traditional French cuisine, so for local dishes, head to the Poolside Restaurant and Bar. The Red Pool lounge is a good spot for a post-dinner cocktail or three.
Shhhh…you’ll find us under a shady palm by The Plantation’s beautiful pool. Do Not Disturb.