The story happened like this.
I was invited to a seminar organized by Dell “A Journey to the Cloud” at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra. It was a half day session. The presentation was interesting and the lunch was delicious.
Before leaving the hotel, there was thought appeared in my mind. It is such a beautiful place, it would be nice if I can bring my wife and kid to stay and relax for one night.
Like they say: Good thing will come to those who wait!
That day has come. Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra has invited us to stay for a night and experience their facilities.
The hotel is still new to most of the people in Phnom Penh, opened in February 2011. This is a good chance for KhmerBird to introduce a luxury hotel in town.
As I mentioned long time ago, the vision of KhmerBird is to help to promote Cambodia and local business and share the information across the powerful Social Medias such as Twitter and Facebook.
KhmerBird is opened for any business in Cambodia who interests in Blogging and Social Media to inform and promote their products or services.
My First Impression:
It is not about the colonial style of the hotel that impressed me. It is not about the facilities of this 5+ stars hotel that made me want to come back again.
It’s about the people who work there.
Everyone wanted to serve us something!
Starting from the staff at the reception, restaurant managers to the residence manager, they all wanted to give us a magnifique stay.
This is the first time that I feel something difference. They are friendly and professional. Everyone has intention to provide us good services.
We don’t find this kind of warm welcome and commitment to serve you well in every 5 stars hotels.
We have been offered a Luxury Room to stay for one night. Vitou enjoyed and moved around the room. The most interesting thing for him was his first time to take a bath in bathtub and sleep in a new bed.
The hotel has 6 meeting rooms that provide a possibility to arrange big event such as meeting, wedding or staff party.
This is the only place in Phnom Penh that could provide such a majestic ballroom, up to 2,000 people for theater and 1,100 for banquet.
There are 4 main restaurants that provide original French, Italian, Chinese and Japanese cuisines. These are the places where you can enjoy the specialties of the chef from each country.
For the lunch, I would recommend the buffet at LA Coupole where you can find Indochinese and French western cuisine with live cooking.
Another interesting facility is the sport club, equipped by the modern gym equipments, one swimming pool and two terrains of tennis. The sport club was located outside of the hotel; provide good access to people who don’t stay in the hotel.
One of the most commune things not to be missed when you stay in the hotel is to experience the massage provided by So SPA.
My wife enjoyed it a lot.
They have 3 bars: one at the lobby where you can enjoy the live piano in the evening, another one is at the sport club and the last one is at the hotel swimming pool. There’s also a CHOCOLAT pastry shop for those who like sweet things.
The hotel also provides Free Wi-Fi to every room. You just need to verify by key-in your room number as username and your last name as password.
It was a nice weekend to us. We did enjoy our stay and bring back home a good memory of the place, people and services.
I think the best way is to experience it yourself.
Later this month Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra will organize New Year dinner and party with Oscar night and Havana theme. I heard they are going to have a competition where winners will get free tickets to these events.
Check out their Facebook page for more information. Don’t forget to click on “Like”!