Cambodia, Phnom Penh and The South
Info : Governors House
The Governors House reopened in 2011 having been painstakingly renovated to a very high standard. The hotel retains its original colonial era features and provides a unique hotel in the heart of Phnom Penh. It is filled with genuine antiques and although it is only small each floor is a warren of spaces where you can enjoy the collection of artefacts.
The hotel itself is situated in a residential enclave of the city just 10 minutes from the main centre. The owner is very careful to employ locals, and has 3 to 4 tuk-tuk drivers associated with the hotel. You know you can go with them anywhere in the city and not get ripped off.
Each of the 12 rooms is individually designed and decorated to a high standard. You may find a private balcony in one, or a Jacuzzi in another. There is funky artwork in most, so don’t except all of the rooms to be as traditional as the elegant hallways. There are 4 floors in this old senators house, and although they are in the lowest category, the Paris attic rooms are right at the top with small balconies and views over the whole of Phnom Penh.
If you are fan of historical hotels, whilst having a very comfortable stay then the Governors House is a great base in Phnom Penh. With no interconnecting rooms, it’s not recommend for young families.
Superior - This is what we would describe as our standard category. These will be decent 3/4* hotels providing a really good level of service. We would generally expect them to be providing a little something extra, in terms of character, guest experience or facilities too.
Popular Holiday Itineraries including Governors House
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Experience the Temples of Angkor, the vibrant capital Phnom Penh and veer off-the-beaten-track to discover the mountains and stay at a unique floating river lodge.
Cambodia to Vietnam via Mekong
Watch the scenery change as you travel from Cambodia to Vietnam along the Mekong River. Explore Angkor, Phnom Penh and Saigon then relax at the beach.
Classic Historic Cambodia
Explore the fascinating history and remarkable sites of Cambodia taking in the highlights in a unique way.
16 day tour covering the highlights of Cambodia; from magical Angkor to the sleepy south coast. Lovely boutique hotels.
Forgotten South Coast of Cambodia
This tour through Cambodia's beautiful south coast focuses on the bewitching colonial towns of Kampot and Kep.
Grand Tour of Cambodia
18 day tour taking in Angkor and Phnom Penh combined with an exploration of the remote Mondulkiri, Battambang and The south coast.
Of course Angkor Wat and temples are out of this world and Nokia our young guide was very informative and considerate enough to find us shade occasionally and to rest. He was the youngest in a rice farming family, longing to find himself a lady to settle down.