Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s busy capital, sits at the junction of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers. It was a hub for both the Khmer Empire and French colonialists. On its walkable riverfront, lined with parks, restaurants and bars, gay friendly hotel Phnom Penh, are the ornate Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum, displaying artifacts from around the country. At the city’s heart is the massive, art deco Central Market.
Many tourists seem to skip Phnom Penh when traveling to Cambodia and head straight to Siem Reap for the magical ruins of Angkor Wat but those who stay a few days in the Cambodian capital they discover a unique city with many sightseeings to be visited.
Phnom Penh has been voted one of the most friendliest gay city in the South East Asia and there are plenty of gay friendly hotel Phnom Penh.
Phnom Penh has a lively and fun gay bar scene that continues to be bigger every year. Gay bars are located close to each other in the downtown area.
Top attractions to visit in Phnom Penh
- Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
- Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
- Royal Palace
- Mekong River
- Wat Phnom
Best Day Trips from Phnom Penh
- 1-Day Siem Reap Temples Tour
- Oudong Mountain And Floating Village Cycle Tour
- Private Transfer from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh
- Transfer from Phnom Penh to Koh Rong
1. Arthur & Paul Hotel & Spa Phnom Penh – Gay Friendly Hotel Phnom Penh
The first men-only or male-exclusive hotel in Phnom Penh. Owned and operated by a gay couple. Arthur & Paul Hotel & Spa.
Just 1 km from the Russian Market and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Arthur & Paul is 1.9 km from Royal Palace Phnom Penh and 2.9 km from Riverfront Park. Phnom Penh International Airport is 8 km away. A few minutes’ walk away is Pasteur Street, where shopping and dining options are available.
Each room features a flat-screen cable TV, seating area, desk, electric kettle and free bottled water. Private bathroom comes with a shower, hairdryer and free toiletries.
Located on a small back street south of the city Centre Arthur and Paul is a lovely boutique hotel which is packed with lovely design features!! The outdoor pool area and day beds are lovely a great place to relax from the madness of downtown!
Great designed hotel with cool sitting areas and spiral staircases.
Room was well designed, clean and had a nice bathroom.The room has a lovely size. Bedding superb and the bathroom a delight. Beds are large, comfortable with good linen.
Large great modern rooms with tropical lush outlook. The decor and thought gone into the design and decor is evident throughout the property and every detail has been carefully thought out
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and the food and selection are fantastic; make sure you have the Norbert Pasta–it’s delicious! You can request for breakfast to be served in your room with no extra surcharge too.
How much does a room costs at Arthur & Paul Hotel & Spa Phnom Penh?
Prices start 99$/night for the Standard King Room with Sea View. The Deluxe Room is 140$/night.
Featuring a balcony, this spacious, air-conditioned double room has a flat-screen cable TV, seating area, desk, electric kettle and free bottled water. Private bathroom comes with a shower, hairdryer and free toiletries.
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2. The Plantation Urban Resort and Spa – Gay Friendly Hotel Phnom Penh
Our second suggestion for a gay hotel in Phnom Penh is a 4* magical resort; once we go in you never want to return to the busy streets of Phnom Penh for a tour of the city.
Centrally located in Phnom Penh, The Plantation Urban Resort and Spa is situated directly behind the Royal Palace. It features two outdoor swimming pools and guests can enjoy meals at the in-house restaurant or have a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.
Featuring colourful interiors, air-conditioned non-smoking rooms also have a fan option. Rooms open up to different views and allow plenty of natural light. The seating area is fitted with flat-screen TV, minibar and a desk. Other amenities include an electric kettle, tea/coffee making facilities and slippers. The en suite bathroom includes shower facilities, toothbrushes, a hairdryer and free toiletries.
Location: is in a very central location to tourist attractions such as the Palace, Musuem & Riverside (walking distance).
The room is amazing and very, very big. It has a king bed and a day bed with a lovely balcony. The details and toiletries where great (apart from the reused white flip flops) everything was good quality. The beds and pillows where comfy.
The room os spacious and super-clean, wifi and TV terrific, many mirrors and power points, greenery everywhere.
The buffet breakfast was plentiful with lots of selection. The pastries are just amazing (chocolate filled mini croissants served warm…out of this world).
The breakfast buffet was plentiful with large variety of choices
A beautiful pool takes center stage of the hotel, where private cabanas lined side by side by the pool, it is also where the hotel’s main restaurant is for your breakfast, day meals, and poolside service as well.
The main pool area is very lush and tropical with extensive planting. The pool is really gorgeous with lovely, intimate cabana style day beds for serious relaxation. This is also the main day time dining area for breakfast & lunch.
Staff are attentive and quick to assist, arranging for rides to various attractions can be booked at the front office as well.
How much does a room costs at The Plantation Urban Resort and Spa?
Prices start 91$/night for the Superior Double Room with breakfast. Deluxe Double Room – Poolside is 130$/night.
Located poolside, this air-conditioned double room also has a fan option. It features a private balcony that opens up to views of the swimming pool. The seating area is fitted with a flat-screen TV, minibar and desk. The en suite bathroom includes shower facilities, a hairdryer and free toiletries.
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3. White Mansion Hotel Phnom Penh – Gay Friendly Hotel Phnom Penh
Restored from a former American Embassy, White Mansion is a uniquely designed hotel in Phnom Penh. It features a spacious lobby with winding staircases, a relaxing spa and a refreshing 25 m outdoor swimming pool. Guests can enjoy meals and drinks at the in-house restaurant. Free WiFi is available in rooms.
Featuring high ceilings, air-conditioned rooms are all equipped with a flat-screen TV and DVD player. Some rooms have a lounge area. Fitted with Italian marble, en suite bathrooms all come with either a bathtub or shower facilities.
Within a 10 minute walk from the river, palaces and shopping make this hotel and excellent choice if you want boutique luxury on a reasonable budget.
White Mansion is a beautiful boutique hotel that thrives on the perfect customer experience. The staff was helpful and courteous.
A great oasis of tranquility in Phnom Penh, close to some very fine restaurants (e.g. Khema Pasteur)
The rooms are large and clean with all the amenities you would need. The staff was extremely helpful and accommodating.
The Junior Suite also has a little library with books that you can peruse during your stay. The rooms are large, clean and with character since they were previously used as embassy offices
Breakfast is served in a café connected to the hotel with a cordoned off area for hotel guests.
The breakfast (anytime) is an absolute delight. Fresh bread, croissants and eggs from the Eric Kaiser bakery attached to the hotel make it a morning gourmet paradise. Breakfast is individually prepared and much better than the mass produced buffet style
The spa is great and reasonably priced too. The pool is very clean and lovely and refreshing after a busy day sightseeing in the hot humid conditions.
How much does a room costs at White Mansion Hotel Phnom Penh?
Prices start 90$/night for the Deluxe Double Room . The Suite Room is 140$/night.
Elegantly decorated with dark wood furniture, this spacious air-conditioned suite features high ceilings and a private terrace that opens up to views of the city. Two queen-size beds are equipped with a box-spring mattress and memory foam pillows. The seating area is equipped with a desk and complimentary stationery as well as a flat-screen cable TV and DVD player. Marble bathroom comes with double sinks and includes shower facilities and free toiletries.
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4. Blue Lime Hotel Phnom Penh – Gay Friendly Hotel Phnom Penh
Situated in a quiet alley just behind the National Museum and the Royal Palace, The Blue Lime Hotel offers accommodations in Phnom Penh. It features a salt water swimming pool lined with lounge chairs and pavilions. Guests can enjoy meals at the in-house restaurant or have a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.
The rooms are fully air conditioned and boast spacious interiors. They are fitted with handcrafted furniture, modern facilities and a cable TV. Each room has a mini fridge, a safe and a private bathroom.
There are a lot of nearby attractions you can access on foot, which was nice because it gave us a chance to walk and take in the sights on our way to places like the Royal Palace and riverfront walk. It’s worth walking to the Central Market, too, even though it’s a bit further. Be prepared to haggle 🙂 The Russian Market has slightly more authentic merchandise.
The hotel is nicely located in a small alley behind the Fine Arts Institute. The Blue Lime is centrally located in the city but is also quieter than expected as it is in a small alley.
Rooms are kept well. And was pretty surprised how good value for money they are, especially you can get a private pool in some of them. The room are great, clean, and very welcoming.
Breakfast in the pool area was excellent with a good choice of hot and cold and fruit. There is a limited selection – but I enjoyed the fruit, fresh French bread and pastries. There was a slo a menu for eggs, fried noodles etc
If the private pool in the room isn’t enough, the pool that serves as the hotel’s centrepiece has some comfortable loungers.
The swimming pool area is lovely and the pool quite cold and refreshing which is a change for a swimming pool in Asia. Likely due to the proximity of tall buildings situated around the hotel which is nestled in a small alley. The grounds and pool area a tropical paradise and very welcoming after a day out and about.
How much does a room costs at Blue Lime Hotel Phnom Penh ?
Prices start 40$/night for the Standard Double Room with breakfast included. The Deluxe Room with Private Pool is 90$/night. This large double room comes with 1 sofa bed and 1 large double bed. It has a private pool, a garden, and comes fully air conditioned and fitted with handcrafted furniture. Facilities include a cable TV, a mini fridge, a safe and a private bathroom.
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5. Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotel Phnom Penh
Our last recommendation for a gay hotel in Phnom Penh is a luxury, 5* hotels. There are not to many 5* hotels in Phnom Penh and if you want to have the best time in Cambogia we should go for luxury along with your beloved partner!
Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel offers accommodation away from the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh. It features an outdoor swimming pool and guests enjoy complimentary use of spa facilities at Jasmine Spa. The property boasts 8 in-house dining options for guests to choose from, including a bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Staff here are able to converse in Chinese, Thai, Khmer and English.
Each air-conditioned room and suite is soundproof. The seating area is equipped with an electric kettle, tea/coffee maker, minibar, flat-screen cable TV and safe. Private bathrooms include a bathtub, hairdryer, toothbrushes, slippers and free toiletries. Ironing facilities are also available.
This hotel is located at a strategic tip of a peninsula at the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers. It has an obstructed panoramic view of the city with vast premises with a sky-bar on its 20th floor rooftop. Though it is a bit inconvenient being across the Tonle Sap River from the city, it does have complimentary shuttle running 4 times daily to relieve the traffic burden.
Room is big enough and has an amazing view and huge swimming pool as well.
The bathroom was also very large with a great rain-shower enclosure and a bath-tub at a large window with a fabulous river view. The pool is enormous, three times around it will give you a 1 km swim! The toilet seats are fitted with the Japanese technology of warming up every time you step into the bathroom
The breakfast is really good lots of choice and something different everyday. My favourite part were the Mickey Mouse waffles!
Breakfast was also buffet style in the lobby area and tons of choices and lots of fresh, local fruit.
How much does a room costs at Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel?
Prices start 120$/night for the Deluxe Double Room with Breakfast. The Club Suite is 280$/night. This air-conditioned club suite opens up to views of the river and the city. The seating area is fitted with a flat-screen satellite TV, sofa and a minibar. The en suite bathroom includes shower facilities, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Complimentary bottled water and tea/coffee facilities are replenished daily.
– Cold towel upon arrival
– Complimentary one-way airport transfers
– Complimentary fruits platter in room
– Complimentary daily two bottles of drinking water in room
– Complimentary car and ferry services (As per hotel schedule)
– Complimentary shuttle services (As per hotel schedule)
– Daily turndown service every evening
– Buy 1 get 1 free drink at Champa Café during Happy Hour (16:00 to 18:00 hrs)
– 10% discount on food and beverages
– 10% discount on spa treatments at Jasmine Spa
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