Rambutan Resort

Phnom Penh - Cambodia


Rambutan Resort is an oasis of calm in a city fizzing with energy, a boutique urban retreat housed within a striking 1960s villa that once belonged to the US embassy.

The hotel is gay-owned and welcoming to all, full of friendly, smiling faces and decked out with an eclectic array of artwork and retro-chic furnishings. Situated in a quiet street in one of Phnom Penh’s trendiest neighbourhoods, this is the perfect choice for foodies, night owls and urban explorers.

Cambodia is a country that touches many visitors deeply, as it continues to recover from the traumas of the recent past. Rambutan is deeply engaged with the local community, and is involved in a number of projects that offer guests the opportunity to make a positive difference, as well as being one of the most stylish and sophisticated hotels in town.

Inclusive Retreats Rating

4 stars

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£599 from

Per Person

Includes return economy flights. Two people sharing a room for 3 nights, departing in May 2018. Contact us for your specific requirements. From price for guidance only, all subject to availability.


  • 19-room boutique urban retreat
  • Located in one of Phnom Penh's trendiest neighbourhoods
  • Home to an eclectic mix of artwork and retro-chic furnishings
  • Outdoor saltwater swimming pool
  • Gay-owned with fantastic service and excellent reputation

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Nearby Attractions

The hotel is situated in the trendy BKK1 district, which is full of hip bars, restaurants and boutiques, as well as some of the city’s best LGBT-friendly nightlife.

It’s a 10-minute tuk tuk ride to the riverside and the main tourist area, where you’ll find attractions including the Royal Palace, the National Museum, the Independence Monument and the Silver Pagoda.

Rambutan is within easy walking distance of the bustling Russian Market and the sobering Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a former school which was turned into a brutal prison by the Khmer Rouge. Another powerful reminder of the horrors of Pol Pot’s regime, the Killing Fields of Choueng Ek, are about 30 minutes’ drive from the hotel.


You’ll be accommodated in one of just 19 rooms, decorated in a simple industrial-chic style with poured concrete floors, white walls and classic mid-century furniture. All rooms have a private balcony or terrace, outdoor hammock and chairs, satellite TV, WiFi, safe, mini bar and tea/coffee making facilities.

The Deluxe rooms also have an indulgent outdoor stone bathtub, while the top floor Penthouse Suite has a fantastic private roof terrace with Jacuzzi. The hotel is centred around a lovely saltwater swimming pool, and there is also a small spa offering massages and beauty treatments.

The excellent restaurant offers up sizzling Khmer specialities and western favourites, and there’s also a bar where the friendly bartenders will fix you a drink to enjoy by the pool.

Amenities & Activities

  • Parking
  • WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Cycle Hire
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool

Understanding Phnom Penh

It’s impossible to understand modern Cambodia without the context of the country’s difficult recent history, and Phnom Penh’s story is particularly poignant. In April 1975 the city was forcibly emptied of its citizens by the Khmer Rouge, who aimed to create an ideologically pure nation of peasants. Angelina Jolie’s recent film for Netflix, ‘First They Killed My Father’, is a powerful account of what happened to those who were forced to leave, and it’s also a reminder of the remarkable extent to which the country has recovered from those dark days.

Royal Palace Phnom Penh in cambodia is a complex of buildings theay serves the royal King of Cambodia.

How to get here...


The most straightforward way to reach the resort is by flying from London to Phnom Penh via Thailand, China or Singapore. Flight time is approximately 15 hours including connections.

airport transfer

It’s a 30-minute drive from Phnom Penh airport to the resort. Transfers can be included as requested.

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Travel Information

Flight time

15 hours

Transfer time

30 minutes

Time difference

+7 hours (GMT)

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