THE BALÉ PHNOM PENH
One of our favorite boutique hotels in Phnom Penh, the Balé Phnom Penh is a refreshing departure from the usual. With just 18 generously sized suites set north of central Phnom Penh on National Road 6 alongside the Mekong River, Balé Phnom Penh is a socially responsible hotel that impresses with their commitment to sustainability and supporting the local community by hiring staff from nearby Koh Dach (Silk Island).
Did we mention that it’s gorgeous? Architecturally designed to induce Zen-like relaxation, this sanctuary features an expansive pool overlooking the Mekong while open-air corridors are adorned with Cambodia’s natural flora and fawna. Exquisite touches include walls made of Indonesian inspired Palimanan sandstone. The name Balé references Bali, as in Indonesia, where the parent company Lifestyle Retreats has 6 similar properties.
Just 15 minutes to central Phnom Penh, Balé Phnom Penh is a great choice not just for those visiting Cambodia but Phnom Penhers in search of a staycation.
The Balé Phnom Penh faces East and therefore catches the morning sun but is shaded all through the afternoon.
The Balé Phnom Penh hotel’s restaurant Theato is also excellent and serves lunch poolside.
Despite it’s high-end, luxe vibe, they are not above deals as low as $45/night for courtyard weekday bookings. At that price, we highly recommend you try the Balé Phnom Penh.
CONTACT THE BALÉ PHNOM PENH
National Road 6A, Bridge No. 8, Sangkat Bak Khaeng – Phnom Penh, Cambodia