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The Quay

An ideal base in exploring Phnom Penh's vibrant energy and hidden charms, The Quay is a pleasant stroll away from top Phnom Penh landmarks such as the National Museum, the Royal Palace.
ADDRESS
277 Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Location

The Quay overlooks its namesake, Sisowath Quay, a non-stop parade of people, motorbikes and cars, and the more languid traffic along the Tonle Sap River.

First Impression

From the outside, the hotel - a white wedge of Modernism - provides a striking contrast to the drab building from which it was hewn. Inside, Chow restaurant is all urbane curves: round black tables, white-leather Arne Jacobsen-inspired Swan chairs, cylindrical pillars and circular cut-outs in the high ceiling. The reception desk is tucked away in the back.

The Rooms

The slick styling in the public areas extends to the 16 so-called suites (they’re actually just rooms). The ambitious design includes more white-leather Jacobsen chairs (this time the Egg), dimly lit, nightclub-esque bathrooms and asymmetrical overhead fans. Go for the more spacious panoramic rooms, which boast balconies and river views; standard rooms are half the size and don’t have windows. All the rooms have Wi-Fi and obligatory flat-screen TV’s.

Sore Spot

The size and location make a pool impossible and the rooftop plunge pool makes a respectable compromise. Unfortunately, it’s cheek-by-jowl with the hotel’s terrace bar.

Trump Cards

Chow’s scrumptious modernized takes on Khmer cuisine, with a thoughtful wine list (ask manager Patrick Uong for wine recommendations).

Address:
277 Sisowath Quay,
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Telephone: +855 23 224 894

Website: http://www.thequayhotel.com

 

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