Olympia City Hotel: Hospitality That Defines Phnom Penh
With its indoor gardens, sophisticated design and little luxuries, this new city hotel is a real find.
Sparkling and plush with that fresh, brand-new scent, the Olympia City Hotel combines sleek design with the feeling of being in nature – albeit a carefully tailored natural environment that glistens with cleanliness.
In the lobby, highly polished light-grey stone floors and counters offset the rich wood accents and walls. The inviting easy chairs and couches are covered in buttery-soft microsuede and deep cushions. Most striking of all is the indoor “outdoor garden” located behind a glass wall on the opposite side of the lobby and glass elevators. Astroturf pathways wind their way in a meandering but manicured fashion through fake and real trees, vines and flower gardens; it’s like walking through a professionally-designed English garden, accented again with soft-cushioned loveseats and chairs.
Comfort in style is the name of the game and it extends to the rooms as well – complete with the cushy furniture. Designed with the businessperson in mind, the rooms are like spacious mini apartments. Each room, regardless of whether it is the double bed or the two-bedroom, has a balcony and a cooktop. Each bedroom has its own bathroom and wall-to-wall closetspace. The idea is that whether you plan to stay two days, two weeks or two months, you’ve got your space: your home away from home. The larger rooms have dining tables and couches as well, so you can make a home-cooked meal with your family, or entertain your friends.
Just as anyone would want when selecting an apartment, nearby transportation, stores and services are paramount, and Olympia City Hotel is extremely advantageously located, positioned at the major intersection of Charles de Gaulle Blvd. and Czech Republic Blvd. in the center of the city. Blocks away from Orussey Market and connected to the brand new Olympia City Mall, which boasts hundreds of international store brands, a supermarket, food court (and arcade!), guests can reach anything they need in a matter of minutes.
Plus, of course, there are all the other perks and luxuries you might expect from a hotel or fully serviced apartment, including cleaning and a pool, fitness centre, spa and restaurant. Specially created fragrances for the hotel’s toiletries add an additional fine touch; each room, for instance, is stocked with large bottles of hair care and soaps in the “seed” scent, made in Cambodia with all natural ingredients. The spa and fitness center each have their own perfumes, as do the other individual hotels in the Dara Hotels family.
If you are in town for business, you can host clients for lunch or dinner in private dining rooms or hold business meetings in the conference room. The cushioned captain’s chairs – paired with coffee breaks and snack services – spell a day of unfettered productivity.
It’s hard to really appreciate what this elegant hotel feels like unless you see and experience it for yourself. That’s why Olympia City is offering a special promotional rate from now through September, of $68 per night for the deluxe room, including two breakfasts. With its central location, sophisticated design and little luxuries, this new city hotel is a real find.
Olympia City Hotel, Olympia City Building C3, 5th Floor, St. 217 and St. 182; To make a reservation, call +855 23 999 338; Rooms typically $80-$200 per night; book your stay in September for just $68 including breakfast.