Looking for a place t-hat suitable for 4 adults and 2 kids was not easy. It was last minute decision since our mothers wanted to tag along to our Phnom Penh trip. On my previous trip to the capital of Cambodia, I stayed in Boddhi Tree Ummah Hotel just accross Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum — is off the table due to its location.
Read our Phnom Penh story here (Indonesian): Kisah Nenek-Nenek Plesiran Horor ke Phnom Penh
I found some interesting hotels around Doun Penh before opting for VMansion. The rating in both Trip Advisor and Booking.com are above 90. I booked a family room that fit 4 adults.
Since we had so many luggage (we were moving from Kuala Lumpur to Jogjakarta) a taxi would not fit and the hotel recommended a minivan for our airport pick up. They arranged everything accordingly.
VMansion is a small hotel with small pool. Hanging plants around the garden and restaurant make it homey. As an urban farmer I liked it already.
The staff were friendly, the check in was easy. The, I think GM, greeted us. We had the room at the second floor that quite spacious. There were twins bed and a double bed. We even were offered a crib for Ola but we say no. The room smells lemongrass. Clean and cozy.
The staff helped us carrying the luggage to the room. They are always available even before we asked.
Everything about the hotel is nice and detailed. Our welcome drink was some sort of lime juice in a bamboo glass with wooden straw. “We should think about something like this for our warung,” Puput said.
Tuk tuk is available 24h in front of the hotel. The fee is flat so we did not need to haggle. These “Friends of VMansion” tuk tuk drivers are pretty tech savvy. They used google maps to find the location when we asked them to take us to certain place.
Breakfast was included. We could choose Cambodian, Asian, American, Continental or English. It was smooth when we said we didn’t want any meat in our meal. Kitchen staff may be familiar with muslim guests from Malaysia. Breakfast consists of tea/coffee, juice, eggs, bread or croissant, veggies and fruit platter. Yum!
Overall, I would recommend the hotel for travelling couples and family. The location is central, close to Royal Palace. There are minimarkets close by. The fee was affordable. We paid USD 170 for 2 nights in a family room. You may pay less as we came during a long weekend.