One of the newer hotels in Phenom Penh, is the Penh House and Jungle Addition Hotel. Blending elements of Cambodia’s tropical nature, along with modern Khmer style, these urban properties boast some of the cities newest amenities and provides visitors with the ultimate luxury experience in the middle of the city.
Known as a, ’two atmospheres, one concept hotel,’ both properties offer different, yet stylish and comfortable accommodation for all guests.
As soon as you step foot into the lobby of the Penh House, you are immediately greeted by friendly faces and transported to a vibrant side of Cambodia. The bright, grand lobby is sure to take your breath away as you admire the artwork around you. Upon arrival you are given a refreshing lemongrass welcome drink and encouraged to relax and enjoy the lobby space prior to checking in.
Despite being a 5 story building, the hotel had a variety of plants growing among the walls and throughout the entire hotel, thus making you forget you are in the middle of a large industrial building. We had the best time walking through the hotel and finding all the green spaces to take a few photos.
Another wonderful feature of the Penh House is the gym! Yes a gym! Since being on the road 24/7, we find it hard to find places where we can get a good workout session in! The gym here at the Penh House has a variety of yoga mats, and treadmills overlooking the beautiful lush greenery outside. The perfect spot to get a sweat on!
The rooms themselves were extremely spacious and brand spanking new! Everything in the room was clean and spotless and they clearly paid attention to every detail. With a comfortable queen sized bed, a large day bed to the side, and even our own private balcony, this room exceeded all expectations and gave us plenty of space to unpack and unwind!
The pool is probably the most jaw dropping part of this entire hotel. On the rooftop, you will find a large infinity pool which overlooks the entire city below. This pool is luxury at its finest. With dozens of lounge chairs, an outdoor shower, and bar below, we could have easily spent an entire day lounging poolside. We were lucky enough to enjoy this pool all to ourselves, making the experience even more fabulous!
Opposite of the pool is a sleek and modern bar and restaurant. With an extensive menu and exquisite drink options, there is sure to be something for you to eat and drink. In the morning, the restaurant offers guests a large breakfast buffet with a surplus of choice. Eggs, bacon, soup, omelet made to order, cheese, bread, pastries and even cereal they truly have it all! We left our buffet experience filled to the brim and extremely content.
Just a few buildings away is the hotels second location, the Jungle Addition. A bit smaller, and more intimate, this location is more of an escape of the urban life and a true jungle experience! We happened to stay there during a rain storm and saw dozens of frogs! The wildlife was about in the Jungle Addition.
The rooms at the Jungle Addition felt more like small villas, rather than your typical hotel room. Each with a little patio to sit and enjoy the nature around you! With fewer rooms, the Jungle Addition is made for those who seek more of a private experience.
The pool at Jungle Addition is surrounded by a variety of plants and trees. There is also a bar located next to the pool, which serves as the perfect place to grab a cool refreshment on a hot Cambodian day.
Overall, these two properties were the ultimate escape to luxury in the middle of the busy city. A short walk from the Royal Palace, and close to a variety of great local spots the location of these hotels was to die for!