Accommodation in Cambodia varies greatly from cosy guesthouses and superb luxury resorts to locally run boutique properties and international hotels. With places to stay opening all the time, we're able to recommend options to suit all tastes and budgets. Colonial or contemporary, city or coastal, there's something for everyone, each with its own character and the warm welcome of the Cambodian people. Accommodation in Cambodia is also known for providing excellent value; four- and five-star choices are favourably priced in comparison to many other destinations, so be sure to ask our specialists for upgrade options.

Accommodation in Cambodia: Holiday Hotspots

Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s glimmering, bustling, gold-leafed capital is a lively, cosmopolitan city with a vast range of accommodation options. Angkor Wat appears on many bucket lists, and nearby Siem Reap is now such a popular destination that it has its own international airport. There are some incredible hotels in Siem Reap and a wide range of hotel options. Kompong Thom is another town close to a collection of ancient temples and historic sites; it’s lesser-known charms are gradually drawing more and more visitors, so now is a good time to visit. If you want to kick back on sun-baked beaches, Cambodia’s southern coast offers sand, sea and idyllic islands aplenty, as well as an abundance of excellent accommodation.

International Hotels

International chains are more commonly found in the major cities. These hotels are often modern, offering all the latest comforts and services, and beautiful rooms. Many in the capital Phnom Penh are best suited to business trips, but also have pools and spas to meet the needs of pleasure-seekers. The Raffles Hotel Le Royal is Phnom Penh’s grand dame is one of the city’s finest;  a colonial beauty with slick, Art Deco interiors, haute cuisine, elegant bars, two swimming pools and exceptional service.

Boutique Hotels

Cambodia has an abundance of boutique accommodation. These smaller properties tend to be locally owned and range from cosy boltholes to beautiful buildings brimming with personality. As very popular type of accommodation in Cambodia, owner-run properties are a great option for those looking to experience local culture. Typically fitting into the mid-range or luxury category, you’ll find well-run small hotels both in the key cities and across wider Cambodia: Jaya House River Park and Shinta Mani Angkor in Siem Reap are among our favourites here at Original Travel.

Mid-range Hotels

Cambodia has attracted more and more global hotel chains in recent years and while luxury accommodation is flourishing, it is still outstripped by mid-range and budget hotels. Mid-range hotels are often comfortable and stylishly furnished. However, the quality of the service varies greatly, so it pays to do your research (or even better, speak to our specialists who’ve done the hard work for you and know the best places to stay).

Coastal Quarters

When it comes to coastal stays, accommodation in Cambodia doesn’t disappoint either. Miles of secluded bleached beaches, turquoise waters and pretty islands make Cambodia’s southern coast perfect for recharging after a temple-hopping tour. Kep was the country’s first beach resort and travellers are fast rediscovering its tranquil charm. Although most of its mansions were deserted under the Khmer Rouge, following renovation they’re some of the best places to stay in the country. Knai Bang Chatt is a romantic hotel combining colonial and minimalist chic and is ideal for honeymooners. If you’re searching for something a little more secluded, look no further than the dazzling Koh Rong archipelago. Sprinkled with powder-soft sands, carpeted in lush rainforest and surrounded by shimmering seas, this is tropical bliss at its finest. Song Saa private island is a firm favourite.

Other options

Guesthouses and homestays are perfect for getting under the skin of Cambodian life, as they are normally small and will involve more interaction with the owners. However, being inexpensive, they can lack modern comforts and services. Speak to our specialists if you’d like to experience this type of accommodation without compromising on comfort.

Above are some of the most popular types of accommodation in Cambodia, but here at Original Travel we specialise in tailor-made holidays. Whether you want to soak up some history or get away from it all on a private island, speak to one of our specialists today to start creating your bespoke itinerary to captivating Cambodia. 

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