Palace Gate Hotel & Resort, Phnomh Penh, Cambodia
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Centred around a lovingly restored French villa, once the seat of the French colonial government, the Palace Gate Hotel and Resort Phnom Penh is as steeped in history as it is decadent and luxurious. Modern accommodation combine with traditional Angkorian style to create a peaceful oasis which is still in close proximity of Phnomh Penh’s main attractions and is mere footsteps from the Tonle Sap riverfront. As the hotel’s name illustrates, the Palace Gate Hotel is just minutes from the Royal Palace Park, home to spectacular palaces and gardens, and you’re also within a walking distance of the Riverside Park and Sisowath Quay.
Rooms and services
Featuring luxury designs and palatial furniture, the rooms at the Palace Gate Hotel and Resort offer 5-star accommodation, and offer the perfect retreat after a day seeing the sights of Phnomh Penh on our tours of Cambodia from the UK. Have the best night’s sleep on a sumptuous double bed or a pair of comfy twin beds, and kick back and relax with a TV to watch and free Wi-Fi to browse the internet with. For added comfort each room features air conditioning, and for your safety there is a room safe for precious belongings. Take advantage of the 24-hour room service and have refreshments delivered to your door, or make the most of the in-room minibar and tea and coffee making facilities instead. Each room also has an en-suite bathroom with a stand-alone shower.
The Palace Gate Hotel & Resort has a reception desk on hand to help 24 hours a day, we well as an excellent concierge service for arranging transport and reservations, as well as a dry cleaning service for any laundry you require on your travels. Also available is a currency exchange as well as a tour desk for arranging any extra excursions out of the city.
Unwind and take a dip in the serene outdoor swimming pool, surrounded by tropical plants and private sun loungers, or book in a treatment at the Senses Spa, offering a range of soothing massages, scrubs and facials. The Palace Gate Hotel also has its own on-site gym, equipped with a variety of machines and weights, with lovely views out over the city. After your workout, you can relax any tired muscles in the sauna. You can also pick up some great local souvenirs and gifts to take home from the souvenir shop. Each item has been hand-crafted by local people, and include silk scarves and handmade ornaments.
Housed in the spectacular former French colonial villa, with ornate columns and Cambodian tiles, the Mealea Restaurant is the flagship restaurant at the Phnomh Penh Palace Gate Hotel. Offering both gourmet French cuisine and Royal Khmer cuisine, signature dishes include Mekong river lobster with lemongrass sauce and the quail supreme confit. Mealea Restaurant is also open for breakfast, offering an extensive breakfast buffet as well as a la carte menu options.
Light bites and drinks can also be enjoyed by the pool at the lovely Pool Bar. Surrounded by frangipani trees, it offers a laid-back setting for sipping on a chilled wine, beer, cocktail or fresh fruit juice. On the menu you’ll find favourites such as burgers and pizzas alongside more gourmet dishes such as veal meatballs and prawn in white wine salad.
Bring your day to a memorable close with an evening up in the beautiful Organic Skybar. Its rooftop setting and its panoramic views of Phnomh Penh aren’t the only highlight, it’s also surrounded by the herb and vegetable garden that provides many of the hotel’s ingredients. Here you can choose from an innovative selection of cocktails and tapas and savour them as the sun sets over Phnomh Penh.
The 5-star Palace Gate Hotel & Resort offers the best accommodation in Phnomh Penh, with an outdoor pool, rooftop bar, spa and gourmet dining.