Villa Langka is a boutique hotel set in a converted colonial house, conveniently located in central Phnom Penh but away from the hustle and bustle. The hotel's rooms are spread across two wings - an older wing with traditionally furnished rooms and a new wing with a more contemporary feel. Meals are served in the open-air restaurant situated in the attractive courtyard garden, where you'll also find an inviting swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers and green foliage. The hotel staff are friendly, and the ambiance is relaxed and informal.
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The hotel's rooms are equally split between the more traditional Khmer villa and new contemporary styled building. They span six different categories and are each individually designed to reflect the area's heritage while combining comfort and charm. Amenities in each room include air-conditioning, TVs, minibars, safes and hairdryers.
Standard Single and Standard Double rooms are the entry-level categories and, while somewhat smaller than the other rooms, still provide all the modern facilities you would need to enjoy your stay. Superior Double and Superior Twin rooms are slightly bigger, with some benefiting from having their own private balcony, while Deluxe rooms offer further space, featuring semi-separate living areas and their own private balcony. Suites are the most spacious option, situated in the Khmer villa and blending Asian and colonial decor.
Just a stone’s throw away from Independence Monument and a short walk away from the Royal Palace and waterfront, the hotel is ideally located right in the heart of Phnom Penh.
Food and Drink
The terrace restaurant overlooking the pool is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the resident chef sources many of his ingredients from the local markets. There's also a poolside bar serving exotic cocktails, fresh fruit juices and other refreshing beverages.
Deluxe rooms and Suites can fit an additional bed and/or cot for those travelling with children.
Facilities and Activities
In addition to the outdoor pool and pleasant gardens, there's a shop selling clothing and souvenirs. The emphasis here is on relaxation and exploring the sites around Phnom Penh.
The original building of Villa Langka is a converted house dating back to the colonial days, and in places you may find it's a little worn around the edges. However, we think this only adds to its ramshackle charm, making the villa a wonderfully atmospheric place to stay in the heart of the city. The hotel's newer wing is great for those who prefer rooms with a more modern feel. The bathrooms used to be open plan, but they now have doors, which is an advantage.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
The iRoha Garden hotel and resort is located in Phnom Penhs quiet embassy district a stones throw away from some of the cities major sights.
La Rose Boutique is a small and intimate property with Khmer charm. This ten room hotel is a great choice for those looking for a perfect balance between Cambodian tradition and modern facilities.
La Rose Suites is arguably Phnom Penh’s finest luxury boutique hotel, centrally located but offering an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Set on large garden plot in the centre of Phnom Penh, Raffles stands out as one of the capital's true luxury properties, offering guests a high level of comfort and excellent facilities.
Occupying the top 14 floors of the ultra-modern Vattanac Capital Building, the Rosewood Phnom Penh is one of the city's most luxurious accommodation options.
The Teav Boutique Hotel is a good hotel and although the rooms and pool are small, a real effort has been made to make them comfortable, with quality furnishings throughout.
This boutique property is a stylish, contemporary hotel with 30 spacious and well-appointed rooms including a number of suites.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
The Water Festival, or Bon Om Tuk, is the greatest occasion in the Cambodian calendar. Celebrated to mark the end of the monsoon season and the turning of the waters in the great Tonle Sap, hundreds of thousands of Cambodians flock to the capital, Phnom Penh, to join in the festivities.
Visiting the Stung Meanchey municipal dump is quite a challenging experience as hundreds of children are scavenging here in terrible conditions. However, some organisations such as PSE and CCF are doing a great job helping them towards a better life.
The scene is one of peace and tranquillity as the sun sets over the city and local villagers come down to the waters’ edge to bathe.