It’s true what they say: first impressions are the most important. At La Rose Suites, the sweet-smelling rose scent you are greeted with upon arrival is reinforced by staff offering you a rose-scented wet towel to cleanse your hands. Bliss incarnate!

La Rose Suites is situated moments away from the Independence Monument and Wat Botum Park, and a few streets away from the gentrified expat quarter of Phnom Penh. Its central location provides ease of transport and access, as well as myriad shopping and dining experiences at your fingertips.

The hotel is adorned in a traditional Cambodian style: think large wooden beds and deep stone tubs! We loved the generous size of the rooms as well as their tasteful furnishings. One room in particular had a vast separate kitchen and eating room – the perfect home away from home comfort and ideal for visitors struggling to adjust to local cuisine.

That said, the hotel has a fantastic restaurant – Banana Tree – that offers local Khmer cuisine as well as Western dishes for the less adventurous. Notable dishes include the fish amok and loc lac – two famous Khmer dishes that the Banana Tree restaurant has perfected.

All of this while enjoying the beautiful and elegant Apsara performance that is on every night.

Last but not least, the spa experience at La Rose Suites is one you should not miss out on. With treatments such as the tantalising rose massage or the traditional Khmer message, as well as numerous scrubs, bath treatments and other rituals, the spa menu is comprehensive and the masseurs some of the best we have come across.

Hotel Address: #1/ 4B, St. 21, Tonle Bassac Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh

Telephone: (855) 23 – 222 254 / 222 264

Email: relax(at)

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