Essence Hotel-Phnom Penh

No. 222, Street 200, Sangkat Boeung Raing, Khan Duan Penh, Phnom Penh, Doun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 12211 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
7.8
Very good
/10
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Housekeeping65
Breakfast51
Swimming Pool32
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Essence Hotel-Phnom Penh

"i would like to give credits to all the staffs, they are so helpful and polite."

jee - January 29, 2020

Deluxe Double Room - Bedroom Essence Hotel-Phnom Penh
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Popular landmarks
Independence Monument 960 m
National Museum 960 m
Royal Palace 1.12 km
Silver Pagoda 1.15 km
Sisowath Quay 1.38 km
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum 1.44 km
Wat Phnom 1.62 km
Central Market 1.88 km
Russian Market 2.45 km
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center 8.84 km
Nearby landmarks
French Cultural Centre 90 m
Bophana Center 210 m
Australian Center for Education (ACE) 240 m
Embassy of Germany 300 m
Capitol Bus Station 320 m
Ambre Shop 330 m
Ministry of Tourism 400 m
Wat Koh 410 m
Teukei Bar 410 m
International SOS Medical & Dental Clinic 440 m
7.9

Very good

Location rating score

Inside city center
ParkingFREE
Hygiene Plus
Wellness
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Safety Features
Body thermometer
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
Doctor/nurse on call
First aid kit
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Very good service
7.9 rating for service
Very good cleanliness
7.8 rating for cleanliness

This is the second time I stay at this hotel, it's great and last time I stayed the staff so great be a hero help my son at the swimming pool...

tanty | July 8, 2019

, courteous and caring and had a welcoming and warm greeting every morning or afternoon, when ever they were on shift.

Lynn | March 6, 2020

Room is good size and comfy beds with free mini bar.Decent breakfast buffet,helpfull staff.Nice clean hotel.

Anne | February 17, 2020

If you are looking for kind, accommodating and friendly staff then this is the place for you.

Margaret | July 31, 2019

Breakfast is good for the price and it s in the middle of town and nearby where we worked.

Nobnapat | February 24, 2020

Would recommend to other friend to to stay and I will definitely stay there again.

Kesar | January 27, 2020

  • 290 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Breakfast [free]

  • Air conditioning

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Value for money8.0
Distance to city center1km
Location rating7.9
Nearest airportPhnom Penh International Airport (PNH)
Distance to airport8.4 km

Rooms available at Essence Hotel-Phnom Penh

1-Bedroom Apartment
1-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Signature Twin Room
Signature Twin Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Studio
Studio
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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2-Bedroom Apartment
2-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds and 1 king be...
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Signature Double Room
Signature Double Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Signature Triple Room
Signature Triple Room
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 single beds
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Deluxe Double Room
Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Essence VIP - Two Bedroom Apartment
Essence VIP - Two Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds & 1 double be...
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Signature Apartment,  2 Bedrooms
Signature Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
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Signature Apartment,  2 Bedrooms
Signature Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Essence Hotel-Phnom Penh?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Essence Hotel-Phnom Penh?

Essence Hotel-Phnom Penh is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Essence Hotel-Phnom Penh has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for an additional charge. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Phnom Penh with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What is the smoking policy at Essence Hotel-Phnom Penh?

Essence Hotel-Phnom Penh does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Essence Hotel-Phnom Penh

  • 7.6
    Very good
    Staff 

    "The front desk female staff were exceptional."

    Lynn

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    March 6, 2020

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Nice staff, helpful and good location."

    Kesar

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    January 27, 2020

  • 8.0
    Very good
    Staff 

    "Hotel was clean, staff were pleasant."

    James

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    February 21, 2020

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Room size
48 sqm.
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8.0/10
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8.1/10
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Overall rating:
7.8
Very good
2,045 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Facilities
7.6
Location
7.9
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What travelers say they love:
The hotel is quite clean and have a standard facilities.
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More about Essence Hotel-Phnom Penh

More about Essence Hotel-Phnom Penh

Nestled in the heart of Doun Penh, Essence Hotel-Phnom Penh is an ideal spot from which to discover Phnom Penh. Situated only 1km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

At Essence Hotel-Phnom Penh, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide television LCD/plasma screen, bathroom phone, carpeting, cleaning products, clothes rack to please the most discerning guest. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the fitness center, outdoor pool. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Essence Hotel-Phnom Penh.

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Most talked about facilities

Breakfast
67 mentions
Swimming Pool
60 mentions
Housekeeping
28 mentions
Internet
9 mentions

What they offer

7.2
Very good
Staff 

"I like their staffs more than the Hotel itself"

jee

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January 29, 2020

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

American
Asian
Continental

Restaurants on site

Moon Pizza Bar
Cuisine:Local
Menu:Buffet

What's nearby

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Reviews of Essence Hotel-Phnom Penh from real guests

Overall rating
7.8
Very good
From 2045 reviews
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7.9Service
7.9Value for money
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Cleanliness7.8
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Value for money8.0
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10.0
Exceptional
Dany from Canada
Business traveler
Signature Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

GREAT HOTEL!”

I stayed in Essence Hotel for 3 nights during my trip in Phnom Penh. The location is good, on Monivong Boulevard. You can visit the most majority of famous site of Phnom Penh by feet if you like walk. Rooms are cleans and spacious. Food and breakfast is good too. Hotel is calm and you can relax easiler after a day trip in Phnom Penh. And to finish the review, the most important positive point on this hotel is the staff. They are amazing: very nice, kind and always ready to help you. It was a pleasure to stay on this hotel.

Reviewed October 09, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Joyce from United States
Solo traveler
Signature Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Great place to relax.”

I live in a guest house in Phnom Penh and took a "daycation" at the Essence because of their beautiful pool, sky bar/pizza cafe, and ample free breakfast. The great deal on pagoda made 1 day very affordable. I loved the room, the sky bar, the staff in the sky bar, and above all the pool. I did not love the person who checked me in. Made me feel like I was coming to commut a crime. Definitely not a way to greet a tired customer. Never got a welcome drink even though I asked. Honestly, everyone other staff member treated me like a queen and were delighted that I could speak Khmer . One suggestiin. Please have a No smoking section in the sky bar or ban all smoking. I get sick at the smell and had to eat my meal in my room instead of the nice view I was enjoying. That is not good.

Reviewed May 12, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Daniel from United States
Couple
Signature Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

What's not right, is getting fixed fast.”

First, the location is very good... some hotels have a better location in Phnom Penh, but few rival this hotel in most other areas. It is a beautiful property and the rooftop pool is fantastic. The sun chairs are comfortable and the setting beautiful. There is a brick oven pizza bar rooftop as well. One could stay there all day and night and be extremely happy. The rooms are top notch for the money, the beds comfortable and the staff, all but one, are happy and eager to please. I had some trouble getting my room cleaned by one disgruntled employee, however, I spoke with the very professional manager who soothed my ruffled feathers and put everything right. He was very impressive and the company is fortunate to have him. The lobby staff are very eager to please, however, are not always certain as to how. I'm sure the place is improving daily under the manager's efforts. DRC

Reviewed April 22, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Ming from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

Nice Rooftop Bar”

With breakfast come in compliment, they served pretty good breakfast buffet considering their pricing. Rooftop bar gives a good view of Phnom Penh City, with a swimming pool and gym. Location is wise when major attractions can be accessed by Grab, Grab Tuk Tuk and their local PassApp. Do note that local Tuk Tuk that not yet joined ride hailing programs are quite against the Grab and PassApp. So, stay low when picking up Grab.

Reviewed October 25, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Vanaja from Malaysia
Group
Signature Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

Great place, great staff”

I stayed here in September in my first ever travel to Phnom Penh. The staff were super helpful and helped in every way they could. Special shout-out to the front desk, you guys were so kind and made our check-in and check-out process smooth. We wanted to get pizza delivered but couldn't dial the shop through our phones. The front desk staff were kind enough to help me call them and give them the address. Tuk tuks are right outside the hotel, so transportation is no problem at all. I loved my stay here. I definitely recommend the hotel to future budget travelers. Also great view from the top floor.

Reviewed September 12, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
holly from Cambodia
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

My spot in Phnom Penh”

This is the IT space to stay in Phnom Penh if you are looking for a great location, amazing staff and beautiful rooms. The rooftop pool is one of the best in Phnom Penha s well, they serve FAB pizza's too have a skybar gym which is amazing and the rooms are comfortable, ridiculously clean and the staff always have a smile on your face. Will continue to come back when I visit the city.

Reviewed April 18, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Ching from Malaysia
Group
Signature Triple Room
Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

Comfortable and value for money”

It is not easy to find a reasonable price for a hotel that have a room with triple bed and here we have it in Essence Hotel. Our room is a corner room (nice view and bright) and can easily asses of sunlight especially afternoon that will heating up the room. Air-conditioner have to take longer time to make the room cooler. The bath room have a window / a wall of glass that make the sunlight happily shining in through even they have blind to block it, the floor is warm too. If they can tinted all the glasses / window i believe it will help to reduce the heat. You may request a "Not" corner room if you are very particular on warm. The staffs are very helpful and their service is good. Breakfast is consider good to us. We had our dinner at MOON Pizza Bar (at Rooftop) and it's tasted good to us too. Overall, I will say that Essence Hotel is a worth to stay place.

Reviewed December 08, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Michael from Singapore
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in September 2017

Excellent Stay”

This is my third time visiting Phnom Penh, I'm just amazed at the facilities and the room here ! The breakfast buffet looks simple and clean but it carries the taste of local cooking. The staff is extremely friendly and one even greeted me in Mandarin ! I will definitely recommend this hotel to my friends.

Reviewed September 05, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Nicholas from United States
Couple
Signature Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

Highly recommend”

Last minute booking. Double room was not available when we arrived. Hotel manager kindly upgraded us to a suite for our tow nights in Phnom Penh. Excellent and healthy breakfast and extremely nice staff. Would stay again if coming back

Reviewed March 28, 2018

Dear Nicholas, Wow, I’m just overwhelmed with your glowing review, thank you. It’s great to read you loved everything about Essence Hotel and I will certainly ensure my team see your review as they will love it. My team and I can’t wait to welcome you back. Kind regard, Sokunthor (Mr.), General Manager

Responded April 02, 2018
Essence Hotel-Phnom Penh
8.8
Excellent
William from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Signature Triple Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Modern hotel, clean and centrally located”

We had a triple room. Large room with a big bathroom. Kid friendly if you have children. The roof top pool is a little piece of tranquility above the mayhem that is Phnom Penh. The buffet breakfast is adequate, unless you are a food snob. Good coffee. We would go back and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The clientel seems to be a mix of Chinese and Western. Staff are helpful and friendly.

Reviewed February 21, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Jeff from Australia
Solo traveler
Studio
Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

Good value in the location”

More of a good value option than a truly memorable stay. But bear in mind I haven’t stayed elsewhere in Phnom Penh, it is just that I found more personal / individual places in other towns. The Essence has good size rooms (apartment), reasonable pool area on the roof for a midrange city hotel and is easy to get to the main city centre places. So if this place looks like good value for when you are booking, go for it.

Reviewed November 21, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Jocelin from Singapore
Group
2-Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

3D2N Stay”

I booked a 2-bedroom apartment for a 3D2N stay. The hotel was about a 20-30 minutes drive from the airport, depending on traffic conditions. It is situated in a very convenient location, and there are tuktuks waiting outside the hotel, hence it was easy to get around. There were convenience stores, minimarts and restaurants within walking distance. We took tuktuk to places like Phnom Penh night market and AEON Mall, which took about 15 minutes. Our apartment was located on the 11th floor and as the hotel only had one lift at each opposite end, we had to wait for about 5-7 minutes every time we wanted to go up/down. The apartment was clean and spacious. However, the air-con in one of the rooms did not work. We had to call them for about 3 times, before the maintenance staff came down to fix it. It was still not very cold, but decent. Please remember to check the number of glasses in the living room/toilets and mineral water bottles in the fridge the moment you check in into the room. When we checked out, the staff told us that all 5 of the mineral water bottles in the fridge was gone, and we had to pay 5 USD, as each bottle in the fridge cost 1 USD. This was already explained to us before we checked in, hence we did not touch anything in the fridge. We also went to buy our own water at the mini marts nearby. After explaining to him that we did not drink the water in the fridge, he said that the water thing is settled. He then proceeded to say that there’s only one glass in the living room. (There’s supposed to be two) However when we checked in, there was only one glass already. After explaining another round, the staff then said “no problem”. Hence, please always always check when you check in and inform the staff!!!

Reviewed February 19, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
GRAHAM from Australia
Couple
Signature Double Room
Stayed 4 nights in June 2018

Excellent hotel in Phnom Penh”

Excellent hotel in Phnom Penh. Very good clean room with wifi and breakfast included. Very friendly and helpful staff. Fantastic location and close to main tourist attractions. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed June 16, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Kelen from Canada
Couple
Signature Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Awesome!”

for anyone looking for the tops in accommodation in Phnom Penh, this the place. the hotel is very beautiful and very well decorated. the room are large. spacious and comfortable. we will definitely come back.

Reviewed September 27, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Jame from Canada
Couple
Signature Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

A Great place to stay”

This hotel locates in the heart of phnom penh city. Amazing views from rooftop pool and room balcony. the staff was extremely friendly, helpful, smile and warmth make the stay so comfortable.

Reviewed September 27, 2018
8.0
Excellent
NOBUYUKI from Thailand
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Good Hotel, I recommend you !”

This hotel is located south of Central Market. The area is not so noisy in day and night time. you can go to Central Market, King Palace, and Golden Sorya Mall by walking. Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum can be approached by waking about 10-15 minutes. Room was clean, probably been renewed recently. Air conditioner was not so powerful but it's OK enough. Shower was hot and the water pressure is no problem. Breakfast was buffet style and the dishes are just like that of Chinese hotel. Customer was Farang, Korean and Chinese. Staffs are friendly and diligent. The room rate was valuable for these services. This hotel should be one of my favorite one for my staying at Phnom penh. I recommend it.

Reviewed March 02, 2018
8.4
Excellent
JIUNN from Malaysia
Family with young children
1-Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 1 night in May 2017

Good Location”

1. Hotel in the central of Phnom Penh, not at the main road but around 100m from the main road. 2. a new hotel with apartment style of hotel room, room is clean and comfortable. one bed room apartment size is very big. 3. local management hotel, staff is friendly and can speak Chinese but pls do not expect international level kinds of services.

Reviewed June 06, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Hanny from Canada
Business traveler
Signature Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

A peaceful retreat with amazing services.”

Very nice hotel. very comfortable and very calm place in the middle of Phnom Penh. the room very tastefully and individually decorated. Enjoyed the stay very much.

Reviewed September 27, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Stephen from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Signature Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

Exceeded my expectations”

First of all, I was upgraded to studio unit which I did not expect. The unit was spacious. The bed was comfortable. Everything was just so good that I felt like staying in more than venturing out exploring Phnom Penh. The buffet spread was good too!

Reviewed June 29, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Timothy from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

Lovely hotel ... could be perfect though!”

Had a great stay at the Essence hotel, room was great, aircon worked very well, pool was fantastic with great views from the rooftop and staff were friendly and always smiling. The only down side was the breakfast was always cold. Even though there were electric containers they didn’t appear to be on. Also no eggs really unlike the Ohana Palace hotel which has a hard working egg station. A good breakfast can set you up for the whole day so kinda important really. Otherwise fantastic stay :)

Reviewed April 29, 2018
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