22nd Floor Phnom Penh Tower, #445, Monivong BoulevardPhnom Penh, Cambodia
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Tama Hotel Phnom Penh Tower
One look around Phnom Penh today will tell you that this once-sleepy capital is on its way up. Everywhere you turn, you’ll find shiny new skyscrapers, shopping malls, restaurant openings and now, a hip designer boutique hotel: the Tama Hotel Phnom Penh Tower.
Conceived as an all-in-one sleeping, dining and working experience, Tama Hotel brings a taste of Japanese urban cool to the top floor of one of city’s tallest buildings. Featuring interiors by Kyoto-based studio FHAMS, the contemporary design has already nabbed several awards, including the top prize for best hotel design at the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors. It’s easy to see why: the stylish open-concept restaurant and bar, D22, encourages you to linger amidst its trendy industrial and leather chesterfields, while the rooms are equally smart looking.
Given its location in the heart of Phnom Penh’s blossoming financial district, the hotel attracts a fair share of both holidaymakers and business travellers alike. Whatever your reasons for visiting are, you’ll find plenty to do in your down time with easy access to the city’s main attractions, shops and restaurants. Altogether, it’s a refreshing break from the city’s rather drab alternatives and, if today’s building pace is anything to go by, a taste of Phnom Penh’s future developments to come.
- Bicycle rental
- Car rental
- Laundry & dry-cleaning
- Luggage storage
- Free WiFi
- Airport transfers
- 24 hour front desk
- Wake-up service
- Multi-lingual staff
- Non-smoking rooms
- 24-hour security
- Boutique Hotel
- No. of rooms:
- Swimming Pool:
- Disabled Access:
- Recommended for:
- Art, Architecture & Design
- Sleeps in the City
- Solo Travellers
- Budget Boutiques
- Weekends from Singapore
What to Know
- Tama Hotel Phnom Penh Tower boasts the best views in town, with the city visible for miles in every direction.
- The hotel's beautiful design raises the style bar in Cambodia, with its combination of industrial-cool and Japanese minimalism.
- D22 restaurant and bar have a wonderfully chilled-out atmosphere and are the perfect place to come home to and unwind after a busy day.
- The central location makes it easy to get anywhere around the city.
KEEP IN MIND
- Rooms are very small, more like what you would expect to find in crowded cities like Tokyo or Hong Kong.
- Those sharing a room may find the open-concept bathrooms awkward.
- The Compact Rooms were already showing signs of wear and tear when we visited in October 2015.
- Staff are well-meaning, but service can be a bit spotty at times.
IN THE ROOMS
Accessed through an airlock, Tama Hotel's 25 small but elegant rooms are smartly outfitted in a chic monochrome palette. Even the teeny-tiny Compact Rooms boast flatscreen TVs, work desks, toiletries and free Wi-Fi, while the larger rooms include glass-lined, open-concept bathrooms with powerful rain showers.
If you’re on a tight budget, consider the quirky Compact Rooms – miniature ‘houses’ that contain all the necessary functions for sleeping and working in just 5 square metres (although we personally found them a little impractical for our liking), together with a shared bathroom. The cosy Standard Rooms are more conventional, with a platform double bed and open-concept bathroom that’s best suited for solo travellers. If you’ll be sharing a room, it’s worth upgrading to the Superior or Deluxe Rooms to enjoy a bit more elbow room. Ask for the corner rooms to enjoy the best views.
A modern hotel with an award-winning design concept, trendy bar and restaurant, and bird’s eye views across the capital.
Food & Drink
Open until 10pm, the hotel’s trendy, industrial-style restaurant, H22, oozes hipster cool. Plush banquette booths are ideal for cosying up with friends, while there's bar-style and communal seating if you're travelling on your own. As for the food, pick from Western-style favourites such as seafood pasta, steak and pizza, accompanied by a decent wine list. If you feel like enjoying a quiet night to yourself however, simply pick up the phone and call for room service to be delivered to your door.
Adjacent to the dining area, the H22 lounge is the perfect place to unwind with a late-night drink and some good conversation. There’s a wide range of wine, beer and spirits on offer, together with a decent cocktail menu and a fine selection of Japanese whisky. Order an old-fashioned whisky and lounge about on the sleek chesterfield sofas, accompanied by mellow jazz and lounge tunes.
If you’re in the mood for some local fare, hop on a tuk-tuk for the 5-minute ride to Romdeng, a renowned training restaurant for street children, run by non-profit agency Friends International. For cocktails in style, take the stairs one floor up from Tama Hotel to find Eclipse Sky Bar & Restaurant, an open-air rooftop bar with spectacular 360 degree views across the city.
Shop for handcrafted souvenirs at the Central Market, Russian Market or nearby Street 178 (Art Street). Tour the striking Royal Palace and its glistening Silver Pagoda, or revisit the horrors of the Khmer Rouge genocide at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. In the evenings, take an evening stroll along the waterfront at Sisowath Quay and soak up the local atmosphere.
Guided tours and boat cruises can be arranged by the front desk, including day trips to the infamous Choeng Ek Killing Fields.
Your Booking Makes a Difference
For every booking that you make at Tama Hotel Phnom Penh Tower, we'll donate 1% of your booking total to the Cambodian Children's Fund to provide library supplies for Tuol Ampil School in Phnom Penh.Learn More
Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH) serves a number of airlines from around the region, including direct flights to Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Vientiane, Hong Kong, Luang Prabang and Seoul; as well as domestic flights to and from Siem Reap and Sihanoukville.
FROM THE AIRPORT
Tama Hotel Phnom Penh Tower provides an airport transfer for US$15 by car and US$10 by remork (tuk-tuk). Please note this in your special requests at the time of booking if this is required. Alternatively, taxis can be found at the taxi stand in front of the arrival terminal.
In The Area
Tama Hotel Phnom Penh Tower is centrally located in the city’s blossoming financial district, less than 10 minutes by remork (tuk-tuk) to most of Phnom Penh’s main attractions, including the Royal Palace, Genocide Museum, National Museum and Central Market.
The hotel's front desk can call for a remork (tuk-tuk) or taxi to take you around the city at any time of day.
Phnom Penh International Airport: 11 km (35 mins drive)
Train Station: 3 km (12 mins drive)
Central Market: 1.6 km (6 mins drive)
Royal Palace: 2 km (8 mins drive)
Riverfront: 2 km (8 mins walk)