The Pavilion

Address: 227, Street 19, Phnom Penh, Cambodia | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 227, Street 19, Phnom Penh, is near Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, The Dive Shop Cambodia, NagaWorld Casino, and Bamboo Island.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Pavilion Phnom Penh

    Reviewed by cedarposte


    Reviewed Apr 17, 2015
    by (5 reviews) , Canada Flag of Canada

    Absolutely a gem of a place! Great staff and like an oasis in this very hot climate

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by dayna-tom-2013

    An oasis amidst the madness

    Reviewed Mar 2, 2013
    by (4 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    The Pavilion Hotel in Phnom Penh is wonderful -- a little oasis amidst the madness of a large city. Tucked away across the street from a Buddhist Temple, the hotel is walled in and has a guard at the gate to ensure the safety and privacy of the guests. We think this hotel was once the home of a French diplomat (?). Our room is on the first floor, reasonably large with our own private patio -- except that it is too damn hot to enjoy. We have a REAL shower, although a hand held European-style shower head. The staff is very nice, although they have not learned our names like the staffs in all the Vietnamese Hotels we have stayed in. Everything is very clean. Breakfast is served poolside and consists of a large plate of fruit, bread, and eggs to your liking. As I write this, I am tucked away in a peaceful corner, under the palm trees, next to the pool. Today is our day of rest -- after a 90 minute massage, I have no desire to go out in the traffic, pollution, and madness. Each guest receives a complimentary 25 minute massage. I scheduled a 90 minute -- for $35. I would rate this hotel 5 stars except the bed is hard. I am convinced SE Asians have no clue what a comfortable bed should feel like. This isn't the worst we've slept in, but I am looking forward to returning to my pillow top mattress and box springs! Very satisfied with The Pavilion Hotel -- just wish the bed were a little cushier.

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    Reviewed by mtara

    Veldig koselig hotell - anbefales

    Reviewed Nov 12, 2012
    by (1 review) , Norway Flag of Norway

    En liten oase av ett hotell i en ellers travel by. Vi bodde inne i selve villaen, i andre etasje, med utsikt fra balkongen ned mot bassenget. Betjeningen var hyggelig og hjelpsomme, virkelig et sted å anbefale.

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    Reviewed by calmtours

    Lovely Hotel

    Reviewed Jun 3, 2012
    by (3 reviews) New Plymouth , New Zealand Flag of New Zealand

    Central to many of the attractions, fantastic staff, charming historic hotel, nice food at the pool restaurant, try the Khmer chicken curry.

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    Reviewed by ramonade

    A hidden oasis...

    Reviewed Mar 1, 2012
    by (1 review) California , United States Flag of United States

    The place is like a tropical oasis with many trees, a swimming pool, and lots of lounging cabanas. Our room has adequate space and balcony with a nice decor, Cambodia style.

    Service very friendly; and free breakfast included served by the pool area with lovely surroundings.

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    Historical Traveler Reviews The Pavilion Phnom Penh

    An Oasis in Phnom Penh


    The Pavilion is genuinely an oasis from the hustle and bustle of busy Phnom Penh. Step through the doors and you find yourself in a quiet, leafy garden surrounding a turquoise swimming pool with friendly local Cambodian staff to welcome you. Breakfast is served by the pool and consists of fresh croissants, orange juice and excellent coffee or tea.

    The rooms are simply furnished (and sometimes might be considered a little basic in contrast to what might be found in other Asian destinations for the same money) but for PP they are fine. Our only real disappointment was the bathroom which was a bit tired and in need of refurbishing, as well as only providing cold water in the sink (and sometimes the shower!) It was, however, clean.

    We welcomed the hotel's non sex-tourist policy, it is a serious problem in PP and this hotel provides a sanctuary away from the seedier side of tourism in Cambodia.

    I try to tell every one about it but I miss many! Sorry.

    I did not think it was usefull to put hot water at the sink as the cold water tank is on the roof and water comes out at over 25 degrees celcius. I would have needed more solar pannels and those would have been visible from the garden.



    Fabulous Boutique Hotel


    I have been traveling all over the world for over 13 years, and this is one of the best hotels I have stayed at. I researched carefully as I wanted to stay somewhere good value and with atmosphere. This hotel met my expectations on both counts. It is an old recently-renovated colonial mansion. It's only been opened 6 months, and everything is immaculate. The hotel interior is beautifully decorated. I think I had the best room in the hotel, with a balcony overlooking the swimming pool. Around the pool, there is a bar and lovely garden with plenty of chill out spaces. The French owners are very laid back, which helps to create a stress-free environment. The free internet and wi-fi is also a nice touch, attracting the local French expats - a laptop seems to be de rigueur in Phnom Phen! A tip - just around the corner on 240 St is a fantastic bakery called the Shop, with amazing juices, salads and sandwiches - recently voted best service in Phnom Phen. Make sure you check it out while staying at the Pavilion.

    Odd Looks from General Manager


    After reading some good reviews of this hotel I (male from North America) stopped by with a Cambodian (male) friend to check it out as a place I might stay (alone). From what I could see the place is beautifully restored and decorated and is a real achievement. Although the local staff were very polite and friendly my friend and I both felt very uncomfortable talking with the General Manager who was at the front desk. He was far from welcoming and it seemed as though we were troubling him. My friend echoed my sentitments that the Manager seemed to give us a disapproving look over and was rather unfriendly. My immediate reaction was that despite the nice surroundings I would not stay at the Pavillion.

    I admit being suspicious with Western / Asian couples (whether gay or straight) when the age difference seems to big to me to be sincere. I feel sorry to have hurted feelings of sincere visitors.

    We have a very high demand from "sex-travelers" and it is an issue that is very difficult to deal with in South East Asia.

    Hope this clarifies our position...

    The Pavilion is not to be missed!


    Family owned hotel which is great value for money. Emailed the hotel direct via their website - if it's high season book well in advance. When you walk through the tiny gate in the high wall, you are greeted with the most beautiful tropical garden, swimming pool and immaculate French colonial building - the website doesn't lie! The staff are very friendly and eager to please (not overly so) and the service could not be faulted. The twin room we stayed in had no fridge to keep water cool but that didn't spoil our stay. Top marks for Tuk Tuk driver John who, for 12 bucks, drove us around all day to see the sites (he hangs out under the tree opposite the entrance to the hotel).

    Fantastic stay at the Pavillon


    We really enjoyed our three nights stay at the Pavillon. I have been staying in almost each hotel in Phnom Penh hotel since I worked there 5 years ago and this is the best offer there is. The wonderful garden is the perfect place to get away from the street noise and chill out around the pool zipping on an exotic drink. Great crowd as well. Don't even read the bad review... this is bull chocolate.

    What a great place !


    II have been staying here for two nights, what a wonderful place! The colonial architecture of the villa gives an incredible romantic atmosphere. The garden is definitely the best place to chill out in Phnom Penh.

    Excellent Value for the Price


    We spent one night at the Pavillion and wished that we had more time to enjoy the pool. The decor at the Pavillion was much classier than I had expected given that it was only $50/ night for a twin room with two double beds. Though we didn't have a chance to stay for breakfast because we had to catch an early morning flight, we did grab a croissant each on the way out and they were delicious. The free internet at the lobby was extremely handy, especially if you need to make last minute travel arrangements.

    What an excellent oasis in the busy City!


    I feel lucky to have found the Pavilion in Phnom Penh. I have read the poor review left for this botique hotel and believe it was an anomaly. I spoke extensively with the owner about Cambodian culture and the people there. He had nothing but respect for the people of Cambodia. I also saw him treat his Cambodian staff with upmost respect. I loved the wireless option outside by the pool, or at the bar that serves GREAT rustic French fare. Coq au vin, beef bourguignon! Come on! This is a must see property. I will return to PP early just for another night there.

    Charm of the Pavilion hotel


    The hotel was recommended to me by a local NGO and was an excellent recommendation. The hotel itself is new - and relatively undiscovered so far but i doubt this will be the case for long. The hotel has comfortable rooms and excellent facilities, such as swimming pool and wifi connection, and a very charming lounge garden to relax in. The design of the hotel is based on the existing infrastructure, but adapted to Western tastes. Nevertheless the owners have a real eye for detail and are constantly trying to improve the place. The prices are ideal for the upmarket traveller or for business travellers. Nevertheless, the prices are extremely competitive and given the charm of the hotel, why would you want to stay at the more expensive resorts or hotels? Indeed, some of the guests i met had checked out, to stay at the Pavilion instead.

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Pavilion Phnom Penh

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh

    Day 3

    A travel blog entry by joycegoh on Nov 09, 2014

    5 photos

    Went to church then back for breakfast. Checked out to another hotel the Pavilion.

    Visited the Central market for some shopping.

    In the evening had drinks at the Foreign Correspondent Club at Sisowath Quay by the river. Then to dinner at Romdeng.

    The LAST couple of days in Cambodia!!

    A travel blog entry by cedarposte on Apr 17, 2015

    2 comments, 22 photos

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    I will miss some of the unusual and different tickling of the senses of Smell, Taste , Sound, and Sights. ( I hope I have …

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