|The Plantation pool and salas|
An invitation to lunch at The Plantation
today was my first
opportunity to see the hotel (located on St 184 in Phnom Penh) since I
paid a visit during its construction phase last November. It's been open
and welcoming guests for a few months and is doing remarkably well,
considering we're in the low season right now. Their occupancy rate is
very high and they are exceeding all expectations. With 70 rooms its not
what you can call a boutique hotel, but with low room rates and lots on
offer it's currently knocking spots off its rivals for all-round value.
They've just opened an entrance pool and bar for outside guests, as
well as their main restaurant housed in a renovated colonial building.
The main pool with accompanying salas for paying guests is a key feature
but they also boast a poolside dining area (where I enjoyed a very
pleasant three-course lunch), spa, gym and rooms that are comfortable
and what I would term intimate and contemporary. They've cleverly
created a buzz locally with their art exhibitions, have pitched in to
help the next door school with their sanitation and look set to grab a
large chunk of the mid-range market for some time to come.
|A look inside one of the pool view deluxe rooms|
|The view of the pool from the 1st floor Deluxe room|
|The new entrance bar pool open to non-residents |
|An artwork on show by David Holliday at The Plantation|
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