Saturday, November 5, 2011

Plantation time

The colonial-style reception and restaurant building at The Plantation
The Plantation is the new brainchild from the hoteliers in Phnom Penh who already have The Pavilion, Blue Lime, Kabiki and 240 in their accommodation stable. With as many as 70 rooms set in the heart of the capital, it will be a welcome addition to the hotel options, though with an early December soft opening already booked, they will have to go some to get it finished in time. With two pools and a restored French colonial building as its reception and restaurant, the rooms are contained within four renovated Sixties-style buildings with the more expensive rooms looking out onto the central courtyard pool area. These building projects, already two years in the making, look a mess to my untrained eye but the management are convinced the hotel will be ready on time.
The main pool area still needs a lot of work to get in in ship-shape for the opening
For the next week, I will be out and about along the Mekong River so you'll notice a drastic reduction in blog posts. It's an adventure trip so I won't be taking my lap-top. But I'll be on line when the opportunity presents itself.

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Blogger Joe Bren said...

They also have taken over Chinese House and revamped the layout moving the restaurant upstairs and the bar and lounge downstairs. All that would be fine had they not also substantially increased prices to obscene levels. The upstairs bar at Chinese House was always a pleasant spot for a happy hour drink and a modestly priced pupu. Good luck with the new pricing - you'll need it.

November 9, 2011 at 3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tepui @ Chinese House is the best restaurant in Phnom Penh at the moment and its prices are very reasonable given the quality of the food.

November 10, 2011 at 11:00 PM  

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