Sleep: At the atmospheric Governor's House

A while back the Boy and I decided to check out The Governor's House hotel, here in Phnom Penh.  Being nosy like I am, I had had a bit of a look around shortly after the hotel opened.  The Belgian owner had shown me the rooms, the beautiful furniture and the obvious care and passion that had gone into some of the fittings.  So we thought we'd check it out properly.

The building itself is beautiful and filled with antiques that the owner has acquired from around the world.  If he ever has a garage sale, I'm going to be the first in line!

I love that there are plenty of quiet corners where you can sit and chat, read or even play scrabble (which is what we did).

Another thing that I really loved about this hotel was that wherever you went there was unobtrusive background music which gave it a great atmosphere, like you were in a home, rather than a hotel.

We stayed in one of the tiny cosy attic rooms.  Which was aptly called 'Le Petit Reporter'.  It was small but comfortable.  However, if you are staying at the Governor's House for any length of time, go for one of the bigger rooms.

The complimentary Cambodian sweets served in our room with our tea were a nice touch.  The sweets were delicious, kind of like Cambodian Turkish Delight!

We had our breakfast by the pool (which was sadly not in use that day); it was lovely.

The breakfast selection was simple but good and covered all tastes.  We opted for an American Breakfast, served with juice, fruit and very good coffee.

The location of the hotel is quite good, half way between Toul Tom Poung (the Russian Market) and the Riverfront.  But there aren't many spots to walk to, so you'll find yourself using a lot of tuk-tuks from here.  (Although Gasolina is close by.)  However, if you are looking for a quiet and atmospheric hotel, not to mention the friendly staff and good breakfast, this might be the one for you.

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