Plantation – Urban Resort & Spa
In the heart of the Cambodia’s growing capital of Phnom Penh, Plantation Urban Resort and Spa offers visitors the perfect chance to relax and explore all that the city has to offer.
First Impressions/ Check- In
Upon first walking into the hotel, we were immediately transported away from the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh and into a true urban oasis full of luxury and tranquility.
Walking through the gorgeous, green courtyard past lotus blossoms and a stunning art gallery, we were promptly greeted with a refreshing cold towel and freshly prepared honey and ginger ice cream. We were in awe with the beauty of the decor of the entrance and lobby and were stoked to see the rest of the property!
After a smooth and easy check-in process, we were walked through the property and shown to our room.
Our room was beautifully decorated incorporating modern design elements with traditional Khmer inspiration; it also could not have been any more comfortable. For starters, it was spotless. The room looked and smelled like it had been scrubbed from top to bottom just seconds before we entered. Additionally, the bed was seriously one of the coziest that we’ve had in quite some time, and any hotel with ample pillows gets a gold start in our book. There was a desk and a patio, so we had more than enough room to spread out, get some work done and relax.
Needless to say, to make any good room great, it needs a fabulous bathroom, and that’s just what Plantation gave us. The open floor plan of the room allowed for the vanity/sink to be situated perfectly next to the bed. Right behind the sick was the rain shower, which was absolutely incredible with the temperature able to go as hot as you desire.
Our Superior Double room came equipped with loads of perks such as a complimentary bottles of water, toiletries and a fully stocked fridge and mini bar! Thoughtful details throughout the room and entire property really made our stay just that much more special. In addition to a number of Superior Double and single rooms, Plantation also offers a wide variety of room types to satisfy the needs of each and every guests.
Breakfast & Poolside Restaurant
Perfectly positioned alongside the property's gorgeous central pool, Plantation’s poolside restaurant offers guests both western and Khmer style food in a laid back, casual atmosphere. While the daily lunch and snack options are enough to satisfy anyone, the impressive free-flow breakfast buffet is where they really shine.
La Pergola Restaurant
Pairing traditional french cooking with Khmer inspired flavors, Chef Olivier Guillon and the team at La Pergola provide an unforgettable dining experience at Plantation’s luxurious onsite restaurant. Open for dinner every evening, La Pergola provides a beautiful setting for a delicious meal, and it should definitely not be missed when visiting Phnom Penh.
Facilities: Pools, Spa & Fitness Center
Undeniably the focal point of the property, the central pool is the heart of Plantation and a true urban oasis. Enticingly blue and lined by a wealth of tropical plants, the central pool is the perfect place for a swim or a nice relaxing afternoon. With a massive collection of lounge chairs and intimate gazebos surrounding the pool, serenity awaits.
Along with the central pool, Plantation’s secondary swimming option, the Red Pool is another beautiful feature of the property. Located directly alongside La Pergola’s bar, the Red Pool offers guests as well as public patrons a stylish place to kick back with a cocktail and enjoy a refreshing dip.
If rest, relaxation and rejuvenation are what you are seeking, the Plantation Spa is the perfect place for you. Through a unique combination of Cambodian and Asian massage techniques and local ingredients, Plantation’s spa is the perfect place to fine-tune your physical and mental wellbeing. You can also request to book a special message by the central pool, which was super enticing during our stay.
In addition to an amazing onsite spa, Plantation is home to a handsomely equipped fitness center! With a couple of treadmills, an elliptical, free weights and super awesome weight machine, we were definitely able to get a good sweat going. Always excited to have access to a gym, this very well could have been one of our favorite facilities at the property.
We couldn’t have asked for a better home-base while exploring all that Phnom Penh has to offer. Plantation made us feel like home in a foreign city, and for that, we are eternally grateful. We can, without a doubt, recommend this place to anyone who is looking for an amazing spot in Phnom Penh. Thank you Plantation for the incredible experience, and we will for sure be back in the future!
Click here to check out Plantation’s room rates and book your stay in Phnom Penh!
Yours in Adventure,
Joel & Marla