Le Blanc Boutique Hotel opens

The newest arrival to Phnom Penh’s burgeoning boutique hotel scene, Le Blanc Boutique Hotel is set amidst embassies and cafés in the safe and quiet southern end of Boeung Keng Kang 1. With its white walls, beds, fixtures, floors and rounded edges, the hotel sports a pale retro vibe accented by carefully-placed red and black furnishings, subtle Angkorian motifs and brushes of modernity in the form of flat-screen TVs, safes and well-stocked mini-fridges. On the main floor, wicker lounge chairs are arranged around a small pool and restaurant where snacks, custom cocktails and Asian and western dishes (from $6 to $8) are served from 6am to 11pm. The hotel’s nine bright and spacious rooms range from $169 to $489 per night. All include complimentary breakfast, and the most expensive room comes with airport pick-up and a day tour in a vintage white Volkswagen Beetle. Book before mid-February and receive 40 percent off.

Le Blanc Boutique Hotel,
21 Street 352. Tel: 023 971 971.
email: stay@leblancboutiquehotel.com.