Lebiz Hotel + Library, Phnom Penh
Lebiz-holiday Cambodia-boutique hotels
Get a sensory underload at this minimalistic gem.
The newest boutique hotel in Phnom Penh, Lebiz is something for the Gen-Y businessman or woman. Eye-catching exterior, a lobby with a catwalk-shaped pool, library to the right, Lime restaurant to the left.
Every detail has been chosen to visually entertain, from the graphic wall designs and the choice of books within the transparent library shelves, to the uniforms of the staff.
Rooms all feature over-sized images above the bed, plenty of work space and sleek bathrooms. There’s also a meeting space and a spa.
Fast fact: The wall art in Lime is by Cambodian-Kiwi graffiti artist Peap Tarr.
Rooms from US$78.
79F Street 128, Phnom Penh. Tel: +855 (0) 23 99 86 08, www.lebizhotel.com
10. The 240, Phnom Penh
240-holiday Cambodia-boutique hotels
The 240 warns, “Sex travelers not welcome.”
“Sex travelers not welcome,” says the rather curt homepage of the 240, because Street 240 has it all. It’s home to an enticing collection of bars and restaurants, boutiques and a spa, creating a mini village that’s cosmopolitan yet quintessentially Cambodian.
Where better to stay than right in the middle at The 240, a tiny abode of just five modern rooms with splashes of color and great design details, some with their own terrace or a slither of pool shaded by a parasol.
Eat well: The restaurant and shop downstairs focus on organic dishes and foods, small lawns of wheatgrass sprouting on each table.
Rooms from US$45.
83 Street 240, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh. Tel: +855 (0) 23 21 84 50, www.the240.asia>
Viroths-holiday Cambodia-boutique hotels
Clear your mind in this uncluttered Zen-like setting.
Virtoh’s seven rooms, all sharing the saltwater pool, the rooftop Jacuzzi and the spa, are sleek and uncluttered. Plants make as much of a statement as the artifacts and cooling stone floors.
Don’t miss: Viroth’s Restaurant and its candle-lit, alfresco tables. It has a loyal following thanks to the chef’s Khmer dishes.
Three-night packages from US$325.
0658 Wat Bo Village, Siem Reap. Tel: +855 (63) 760 774, www.viroth-hotel.com
Another: Boutique Hotels in Cambodia