Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh

Hotel Le Royal is brimming with history and authentic Cambodian charm. This extends to the suites, where you’ll find traditional antiques, artworks and hand-made silks. Located in the thick of Cambodia’s alluring capital city, this luxury bolthole offers guests a serene escape from the city bustle. After a private Mekong river cruise, (the perfect way to discover the city and its waters in our opinion), unwind with a drink in hand at the hotel’s poolside terrace.


Set in the heart of the city, the hotel is in the perfect place for exploring everything Phnom Penh has to offer, and with the international airport being a mere 30-minute car journey away, location really couldn’t be better.

Your Room

You can expect your luxe suite to be decorated in French Indochinese style, and many of the rooms come equipped with original antiques and artwork, and custom-made Cambodian silks. Staying true to Raffles form, the hotel incorporates much of its own history into the design of the suites. The personality suites, for example, have been named after and designed around famous dignitaries who have graced the hotel with their presence.

Why We Like It

A certain ‘Elephant Bar’ has taken our fancy as of late due to its ability to combine a killer cocktail with, once again, the hotel’s history. Here you can find the hotel’s signature cocktail, Femme Fatale, which has been inspired by Ms Jacqueline Kennedy’s visit back in the late 1970s.