Description of Raffles Le Royal Hotel
Raffles Hotel Le Royal is the premier hotel in Phnom Penh, a hotel with rare attributes of history and style. It was first established in 1929, and in its early days, had a diverse international clientele comprising of backpackers, writers, journalists and distinguished royalty.
After undergoing a meticulous restoration and refurbishment programme by Raffles International, this grand historic hotel now fulfills all the requirements of a modern world-class hotel, yet exudes an old-world charm through its distinctive style with an elegant yet comfortable, classic yet casual feel.
Raffles Le Royal Hotel
Located in the heart of Phnom Penh, Raffles Hotel Le Royal is only 20 minutes’ drive from Phnom Penh International Airport and is within easy access of the city’s attractions such as the Royal Palace, Central Market, Russian Market and the National Artefacts Museum.
The State Rooms, located in the new low-rise wings of the hotel, offer guests a choice of views, rooms overlooking either the hotel’s two pools or the lush landscaping around the wing blocks.
Room of Raffles Le Royal Hotel
Landmark Rooms, located in the main building, are furnished with a luxurious blend of Cambodian and art deco themes. The rooms are decorated with memorabilia and artifacts reminiscent of the Golden Age of Travel.
The Studio Suites were created for a more residential feel to cater to longer-staying guests. Fitted with an in-room stereo system, the suites are fitted with specially designed workstations and full pantry facilities.
The Landmark Suites located in the main building are the deluxe suites of the hotel. Each suite comprises of a spacious living room and bedroom with sleigh bed and is decorated in original antiques and artwork. The bathroom also contains an original claw-footed bathtub and a private balcony. These suites are named in honour of Cambodia’s ancient history: Chenla Suite, Angkor Suite, Khmer Suite and Kambaya Suite.
Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh, offers four specially created personality suites named after famous dignitaries who once stayed at the hotel. Each suite is luxuriously appointed and contains memorabilia and artifacts associated with their namesakes. The Personality Suites are located in the hotel’s original building, the Landmark Block., and are 48 sq metres in size.
Le Royal Suite
Le Royal Suite is the hotel’s premier suite. It is located on the 4th storey and overlooks the lush gardens in front of the hotel. It is luxuriously appointed with Cambodian and French furnishing and contains two bedrooms, a dining room, a large living room and a fully-equipped pantry.
· Personal valet service
· Full air conditioning with thermostat control
· Two-line telephone with international direct dialling
· Dataport for fax / modem
· Hairdryer and shaver outlet
· In-room safe
· Minibar / refrigerator
· Cable TV, satellite channels
· In-house movie channels
Raffles Amrita Spa
Just as the lotus blossom unfolds with the gentle caress of the sun and rain, our bodies blossom with nature’s healing touch. At Raffles Amrita Spa, carefully selected treatments and therapies from around the world are heightened with traditional Khmer touches.
Whether it is a traditional Khmer massage or a luxurious Spa Indulgence experience, you can be confident that the therapist will lend their own Khmer style with fragrant aromatheraphy oils and soothing massages for well-being that engender a sense of balance – a calmed mind, rejuvenated body, and uplifted soul.
Raffles Amrita Spa also includes a fully-equipped gym, saunas, a Jacuzzi, and a steam room.
Landscape architects Belt Collins International are created a magnificent garden that has carefully incorporated mature, existing native and ornamental trees and has been extravagantly replanted to soften the horizontality of the main building and the enclosing courtyard wings.
Five Restaurants and Bars
At Raffles Hotel Le Royal, guests can choose from five distinctive restaurants and bars. Traditional French and Khmer cuisines are available. Also, at the famous Elephant Bar, you can enjoy the Airavata – a cocktail of secret ingredients, or indulge in a Million Dollar Cocktail.
24-hour Room Service
The hotel offers 24-hour in-room dining should you wish to stay out for a late-night walk in the extensive hotel gardens. Please look at our Wine & Dine guide for your choice of delicacies.
Airport Limousine Service
Arrive in style with our chauffeured BMW limousine service. Please make your reservations in advance.
Our helpful Concierge is available around the clock to organise temple tours and guides, provide flight reconfirmation services, shipping services and general information about the happenings in Phnom Penh.
Services available include:
· Internet access
· International phone calls
· Office materials
· Small conference room (capacity of six people)
Whether it is a traditional Khmer massage or a luxurious Spa Indulgence package, you can be confident that the therapist will lend their own Khmer style with fragrant aromatherapy oils and soothing massages for wellbeing that engender a sense of balance – a calmed mind, rejuvented body and uplifted soul…this is promise of RafflesAmrita Spa.
RafflesAmrita Spa includes a fully equipped gym, saunas, a Jacuzzi, stream and massage rooms.
Fun Pool for Kids
Inspired by ancient royal bathing pools, this family fun pool is located right next to the lap pool and promises to be a location of relaxed enjoyment for all.
Other than the many shopping temptations in Phnom Penh, the three shops located in Raffles Hotel Le Royal are definitely worth a visit.
Khmer Attitude is a fashion boutique that offers the finest and trendiest Khmer silk clothing for men,women and children.
Khmer Attitude at Le Royal is a carte blanche to Romyda Keth, the French-Khmer fashion designer based in Phnom Penh. Containing a wealth of local handicrafts, embroideries and appliqué, Romyda promotes in her collections the diversity of colors, textures and high quality of Khmer silks. Exclusive jewellery that combines fine silver and semi-precious stones are used to accessorise the limited edition outfits.
Khmer Attitude at Le Royal brings you back in time to the era of Cambodia 1960’s glamour.
Angkor Heritage Shop Raffles Hotel Le Royal
The sophisticated artistry of Cambodian craftsmen is evident in the intricate carvings of divine sculptures and Buddha statues. Each piece is modelled on stunning Angkorian art. Owning a piece adds a touch of Khmer serenity to any setting.
Take home a part of Angkor Heritage – hand carved figurines, sculpted heads and busts in an array of authentic poses and tones, traditional village crafts, and silver boxes.
Private Collection is one of the best carpet stores in Phnom Penh. Various silk items like pashmina shawls or silk bed covers are also featured.
Restaurants & Bars
Celebrate Khmer New Year in Style
Enjoy Dinner for 4 and pay 3 at Restaurant Le Royal
Table d’hôte dinner
Your Dinner Time is Prime Time…
Have our chef carve a mouthwatering serving of Black Angus Prime Beef Rib or Lamb Leg ‘à la Provençal’… Try the delicious, seared salmon darne or river lobster cooked in our traditional Tandoori oven and top it off with the finest selection of condiments from our buffet.
As ultimate conclusion to your gastronomic soiree, dip your fruit lollypops in our Raffles chocolate fountain.
Every Tuesday Night – Café Monivong
Sumptuous Succulent Seafood!
Enjoy prawns, crabs, mussels, oysters, home smoked salmon and caviar or bouillabaisse with rouille, and the list goes on.
Every Friday night – Cafe Monivong
Wake Up & Smell Sunday
Be totally spoiled for choice…
Enjoy iced sushi and sashimi,home smoked seafood specialties, roast cavery, chocolate delicacies and many other delight and wash it down with a free flow of Raffles’signature Singapore Sling.
Every Sunday from 11:30am to 2:30pm
Restaurant Le Royal
Treat yourself to the finest French & Khmer cuisine in one of Indochina’s most elegant restaurants. The Chef’s Degustation menu allows you to try a myriad of dishes in a single meal.
Restaurant Le Royal offers a wide selection of modern French and Royal Cambodian cuisine in a refined and elegant atmosphere and is patronized by the who’s who of Phnom Penh. Private rooms are available on request.
Operation Hours: 6.30 PM — 10.30 PM Daily
An experience for you palate – Try our Raffles Royal duck in 4 courses
Since Executive Chef Gerald Reichstein joined the Raffles Hotel Le Royal, he developed the Royal duck menu that has been sold in excess of 1000 times and is the only duck carved and prepared ‘table-side’ in Cambodia. It is so tender, lean and juicy — an experience not to be missed.
Try the Royal duck in 4 courses at restaurant Le Royal and
you’ll never wish for a duck elsewhere.
‘The Liver’, ‘The Soup’, ‘The Breast’ or ‘The Leg’, all will combine to move your tastebuds closer to heaven.
For the perfect wine match, our sommelier Jobst Herr recommends the ‘Cliff Edge Shiraz 2001’ from the producer Mount Langi Ghiran, Victoria, Australia. The bouquet of this wine is fresh with ripe plum undertones and the sweet aroma of blackberries. The peppery spice and light drying tannins of this wine will harmonize on the palate with the richness of the Royal Duck.
The Executive Chef and Restaurant Manager will sign a special duck certificate as a momento of your experience.
A sumptuous buffet and extensive a-la-carte menu make up a wonderful all-day dining experience. Relax in air-conditioned comfort or dine al fresco.
Wicker armchairs and marble tables covered with crisp white tablecloths create the perfect place to relax and linger over a delightful alfresco breakfast, lunch or dinner. Western and Asian cuisine are available buffet-style or a la carte. Private rooms are available on request.
Drinks and light snacks are served throughout the day while you relax and unwind by our two outdoor pools which are in a beautiful tropical setting.
Operation Hours: 6.00AM-7.00PM
Dress code: Casual
The magnificent and formidable elephant, immortalized in Southeast Asian mythology and revered in Royal Life, has inspired the name of Phnom Penh’s most famous historical bar.
Perfect for guests who wish to enjoy original cocktails and a wide selection of premium spirits in a sophisticated and charming atmosphere.
Monday — Friday
2.00 PM — 12.00 AM
Saturday — Sunday — Public Holiday
12.00 PM — 12.00 AM (24 hour)
Happy Elephant Bar Hours
4.00 PM — 8.00 PM
Dress code: Smart casual
Raffles Hotel Le Royal’s Signature Cocktail
In 1967, America’s unofficial roving ambassador Jaqueline Kennedy visited Cambodia to fulfill “a lifelong dream of seeing Angkor Wat.” Besides visiting the ancient temples, she found time to admire Prince Norodom Sihanouk’s own jazz compositions — The Evening I Met You — as well as the famous rouge Champagne cocktail in the Elephant Bar. Years later when Raffles Hotel Le Royal was being renovated, the glass she drank from – which still had her lipstick mark on it – was found.
Today, to commemorate her visit to Phnom Penh, this elegant evening cocktail is reborn as Femme Fatale and served at the Elephant Bar in Raffles Hotel Le Royal and sister property Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor. This signature cocktail is based on Champagne with Crème de Fraise Sauvage and a dash of Cognac. Rum, Coconut Passion, Crème de Banana, Coconut, Pineapple and Lime Juice makes this signature cocktail a definite must try.
Meetings & Events
From a reputed tradition of creating enchanting stays has been born Raffles Revelry. Turning events into truly unique pleasures, Raffles Revelry ensures a lifetime of cherished celebrations.
Every Raffles provides an enchanting setting for every romantic occasion, from perfect proposals to dream weddings, unforgettable honeymoons to the most cherished anniversary celebrations.
Whether it is an international Conference, a board meeting, Cutting-edge product launch or High-profile company summit, Raffles will take care of your needs.
Massage & Spa
Amrita Summer Bliss
Be pampered like royalty at Raffles Amrita Spa!
Celebrate the joy of summer with any of our latest Body Scrubs to renew your skin and be ready to get tanned under the sun.
Let your body escape from the heat and stress that summer brings. Energize yourself with our Swedish Massage which stimulates blood flow, improves muscle strength, and relieves & repair muscle tissues.
Find your escape and let your mind, body and soul be transformed to make you feel like royalty.
Amrita Spa Beauty Baths
Enjoy the relaxing moment in the privacy of your room, we offer a variety of Beauty Baths where we transform your room’s bath room into your very own heaven, complete with candles, fresh flower petals, special aromatherapy oils and soaks.
Beauty Milk Bath
Indulge the entire body in the specially prepared milk bath to moisturize your skin while fresh flower petals to uplift the spirit. Enjoy this bath with glass of wine and strawberries dipped in chocolate.
Luxurious Chocolate Bath
Do you enjoy indulgent spa baths? Do you have weakness for chocolate? Why not indulge with a luxurious chocolate bath to revitalize and nourish your skin while enjoying hot or cold chocolate drinks with cookies.
Aromatherapy Flower Bath
Immerse yourself in our deliciously sensuous bath with aromatherapy benefits to nourish your mind and spirit while having a glass of wine together with strawberries dipped in chocolate. This is an aromatherapy experience like no other!
Tropical Fruit Bath
Soak up the beneficial properties of our refreshing tropical fruits with fresh flower petals. A bathing experience to soothe your body and pampers the skin. Take pleasures with glass of fresh juice of your choice and a fruit platter.
Herbal Blend Bath
Gather your senses together while you dip in our flower bath enriched with exceptional herbal blend that promotes relaxation, stress relief, helps in detoxification, relieve joints and muscles pain. Float away with herbal tea of choice and enjoy with a fruit platter.
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