Governors House | Circa 2013-2015
A Nostalgic Look Back


 

For a number of years this was the official website for the Governors House, a charming boutique hotel in Phnom Pen, Cambodia. In 2017 the hotel was sold.
Content is from the site's 2013 -2015 archived pages and other outside sources.
Enjoy a nostalgic look back upon the Governors House.


The Governors House is still open under new management. Rooms can be booked on sites such as www.cambodiatravel.us.

The Governor's House Boutique Hotel Phnom Penh - the most luxurious and exclusive Boutique retreat in Phnom Penh.

Governors House
Villa 3 St Mao Tse Tung Sangkat Boeung Keng I, Kha
Phnom Penh, Cambodia 222

 

Facebook Posts from 2017

April 9, 2017 ·
dear friends, I sold the hotel with all the business assets. I'm happy to know that this landmark will continue to exist. I had a great time to create and decorate this place. Now its time to move on for new adventures.

MAR 29  2017
Big General Sale Days of the whole content of the GH
Public · Hosted by The Governors house
Everything for sale : hotel amenities, decorations, top bedding, and the most unique collections of antiques in Cambodia.

The Governors house
March 21, 2017 ·
items for sale at The Governors House
Big statue of Ganesh in painted concreet : 500US$
hotel trolley in polished brass, never used, as new : 300US$
and much much more.

The Governors house
March 21, 2017 ·
Dear guests and dear friends, we regret to announce the closing of the Governors House. It was a pleasure and we had a great time at this beautiful landmark. We will hold a general sale of all items, hotel amenities, top bedding and the most unique collection of antiques in Cambodia. The sale is fix on 29 and 30 March at the hotel. For all inquiries please contact Alain 015305501
Look forward to welcome you.

GREETINGS SOK SABAI !
I would like to welcome you to ‘ The Governor’s House ’ and to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It is my pleasure to accommodate you here in our kingdom.
Check out our ‘IGUAZU’restaurant & ‘LE SINGE’ lobby bar & lounge menu for grill, dining and wines. Rests your tired feet at
Spa with range of massages, we assure you will be refreshed
after the long day.

Read on to find out places you can enjoy on your extended stays in Cambodia. I am sure you will find some fascinating facts in our culture, people or even the architectures.
I hope you enjoy your stay with us and if you need any assistant kindly contact us at Front Desk Reception.
My team and I will be delighted to hear from you!

 

The Governors House - Boutique Hotel in Phnom Penh

The Governor’s House is an exclusive boutique hotel with 12 rooms in an elegant colonial-style mansion located in the heart of BoeungKeng Kang I (BKK I), an area which is known as the best residential area in downtown Phnom Penh, located just a 10 minute drive from the Riverfront.   The hotel is only a short drive to the Independence Monument, the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda and the National Museum.

The hotel concept is based on a past lifestyle from the late 1800s where people of taste sipped tea or a Pimm's and enjoyed the finest atmosphere under swaying palm trees in a courtyard by a pool or on a verandah in subtropical evenings. The hotel creates a private residence or "hotel particulier" where the guest is invited by the owner of the place to share a way of living informed by a deep sense of history of Cambodia. This could be the ideal set for the film "Indochina". 


The hotel was once home to a senator of Phnom Penh and is an old style architectural beauty; tastefully furnished with all original colonial antiques.  The hotel shows the exquisite taste in the interior design as directed by the owner, an award winning and internationally recognised interior designer.   This boutique hotel offers a perfect balance of colonial style elements combined with modern amenities.  With three stories in a Victorian style building, the hotel is inspired by the Asian architectural treasures of ‘The Strand Hotel’ of Yangon, ‘The Raffles Grand d’Angkor Cambodia" of Phnom Penh and the ‘Oriental Hotel’ of Bangkok while still maintaining its originality.   The owner recognises the needs of the 21st century business traveller and offers free wi-fi, daily newspapers and an excellent 24 hour concierge.

The Governor's House offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant offering breakfast (a la carte menu), lunch and dinner with both outdoor and indoor seating, and balcony space to relax and enjoy the views.

 

The Grand Lounge Restaurant

The ‘Grand Lounge’ bar and restaurant offers relaxing and intimate dining with both indoor and outdoor seating options, depending on your mood.  Have a meal or drink outside and enjoy the calm breeze combined with relaxing sounds and your surroundings of banana and palm trees. Alternatively, benefit from the lively atmosphere of indoor dining in combination with the blissful views of what outside has to offer. 

Take advantage of the extensive wine list, fine selection of imported draughts and lagers and a range of coffee specialties. Evidently, let your taste buds savour the divine taste of Khmer and European cuisine. From Caesar salad to Australian rib eye and traditional Khmer cuisines such as beef loc lac, there is definitely a dish for you to enjoy. 

 

La Rose Spa

Although Governor’s House does not have a spa located in the hotel, it has a sister business, ‘La Rose Spa’, a place of peace and serenity; the ideal place to relax. The spa is located a short 5 minute drive from the hotel and offers a wide range of treatments. From a relaxing facial to a traditional Khmer massage and invigorating body scrub, there is something to enjoy for everyone. Find some time alone to treat yourself to a relaxing few hours at the spa or grab your partner and enjoy the romantic couple’s package.

People say the nicest things…

“First time in Phnom Phen and arrived by chance (very lucky me) in this recently open colonial mansion.. Every detail is perfect and the wonderfull helpfull staff is where you need.  Perfect detailed rooms with every detail to a luxury stay. All decorated with antiques but very modern bathroom. Wonderfull breakfast a la carte included in the price and served at the pool, under the shade of a mangotree. Absolute the best massage experience . And if you still not convinced, try the food ... A delicious tuna tartare fusion style as starter and the khmer steamed fish... Memorable. The manager is very helpfull with travel arangements and sightseeings. Absolute a must and would stay longer if possible...”
Giacomo Enzo

“A chic hotel with a WOW! factor: The Governor's House is the smaller but most precious jewel in Phnom Penh luxury hotels collection.”
Kevin Walker

“Great place to relax. The place has been renovated with good taste. Clean rooms, old world charm, friendly staff, good breakfast. The pool area is stunning. Well-maintained front garden. Easy to get around with a tuk tuk“
Tracy Anna

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Chiin E
This is a very nice hotel. Refurbished from an old coloniel building. The boss is a french man, a very nice guy who is also living in the hotel.

Tonkan
My stay at the hotel were great. I got to this here because of some good reviews on tripadvisor and I did never regret my choice of hotel even if the location is a little bit off the center area in PP.

G M
Surely the smaller but most precious jewel in Phnom Penh luxury hotels collection, the classy, museum like Governor's House stands in a smart central district with plenty of colonial houses (embassies and ministries) all around.

Henry V
Unique boutique hotel with an inspiring decor... A pleasure to walk in hotel and enjoy all design details. Fresh food with a personal service.

Glenn C
A relatively small, very comfortable and welcoming hotel. Close enough to the centre of things but in a quite area. Very well laid out with great rooms (at least the one we were in) and common areas on each floor. Pool area was great for us although could be crowded with a few people using it in hot weather (we were there in January). Would definitely stay again.

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General Information

 

Address:
The Governor’s House Colonial Boutique Hotel
Villa 3 Street Mao Tse Tung Sangkat Boueng Keng Kong I Khan Camkarmorn Phnom Penh Cambodia
Telephone:+85523987025
Fax: +855 23 987 026
Email:
Reservations: reservation@governorshouse.net Enquiries: info@governorshouse.net
Website: www.governorshouse.net Owning company: Alain Garnier Managing company: Nibanna Holding Company Limited

The Governor’s House Colonial Boutique Hotel

The Governor’s House is an exclusive 4 star boutique hotel with 12 rooms in an original rustic and colonial-style mansion located in the heart of Boeung Keng Kang I (BKK I). An area which is known as the best residential area in downtown Phnom Penh, located just a 10 minute drive from the Riverfront.
The hotel was once home to the senator of Phnom Penh and has blossomed into an old style architectural beauty; charmingly decorated and tastefully furnished with all original colonial antiques. These European and Asian antiques which derive from a wide range of periods allow the setting of the hotel to offer an air of tranquillity and serenity. The hotel offers a perfect balance of colonial style elements combined with modern amenities. Boasting three stories in one Victorian style building, the enchanted hotel discovers inspiration from gems as ‘The Strand Hotel’, ‘The Raffles Grand d’Angkor Cambodia’ or the ‘Oriental Hotel’ while still maintaining its originality.

The charming boutique hotel offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner with both outdoor and indoor seating, free Wi-Fi and balcony space to relax and enjoy the views.

 

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Room Descriptions

Rooms Overview

Our Room Room Rate Floor Room Type Bed Size Bath Tube Terrace Desk
Le Petit Reporter $70/$75 Third Paris Attic Room Queen Rain shower No Yes
Tin Tin $70/$75 Third Paris Attic Room Queen Rain shower No Yes
The Kipling $115/$125 Third Deluxe Room King Rain shower Yes Yes
The Duras $115/$125 Third Deluxe Room King Rain shower Yes Yes
The Hemingway $115/$125 First Governor Elegant Room King Bathtub and hand shower No Yes
The Sichan $115/$125 First Governor Elegant Room King Bathtub and hand shower No Yes
The Winston $115/$125 First Governor Elegant Room King Rain shower No Yes
The Ben $115/$125 Second Governor Elegant Room King Bathtub and hand shower No Yes
The Marilyn $125/$145 Second Governor Landmark Room King Jacuzzi and hand shower Yes No
The Sean $125/$145 First Governor Landmark Room King Jacuzzi and hand shower Yes No
The Spa $125/$145 Ground Governor Landmark Room King Jacuzzi, rain shower and outside shower Private garden No
The Jackie $245/$265 Second Suite King Jacuzzi and rain shower No Yes

 

Paris Attic room (3rd floor)

  • Le Petit Reporter
  • Tin Tin

This room is the smallest luxury room of the hotel located on the third floor, ideal for the single traveler. It is decorated simply but tastefully combining three simple colours: black, white and orange. It offers a wide range of imported modern amenities, including a queen size bed, a 32 inch flat screen TV accompanying a wide range of channels and DVD player as well as an en suite open bathroom with a rain shower. The room has a window with natural light coming from the atrium.

Room rate:
$140 (Rack rate) & $70 (Promotion) 1st March to 14th December 2013
$150 (Rack rate) and $75 (Promotion) from 15th December 2013

Deluxe Double Room (28 m 2)
A cosy and modern spacious room located on the third floor including a private sun deck overlooking the city of Phnom Penh. Enjoy the cool tiles underneath your feet as you enter the room, fall asleep on the king size bed with top bedding quality or take advantage of the beautiful views from your private balcony. This room also has a desk, 32 inch flat screen TV with DVD player, en suite bathroom with rain shower and modern imported amenities.

  • The Kipling’
  • ‘The Duras’

A cosy and modern spacious room located on the third floor including a private sun deck overlooking the city of Phnom Penh. Enjoy the cool tiles underneath your feet as you enter the room, fall asleep on the king size bed with top bedding quality or take advantage of the beautiful views from your private balcony. This room also has a desk, 32 inch flat screen TV with DVD player, en suite bathroom with rain shower and modern imported amenities. 
Room rate: 

  • $180 (Rack rate) & $115 (Promotion) 1st March to 14th December 2013
  • $190 (Rack rate) and $125 (Promotion) from 15th December 2013  
  • High speed internet connectivity
  • Egyptiain prime cotton bed linen
  • Direct line phone with voice mail
  • 32-inch LED TV with satellite channels
  • Electronic safety box suitable for laptop
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Full stocked private mini bar
  • Tea & Coffee facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Electronic Scale
  • DVD Player
  • In-room moods
  • en suite bathroom with rain shower
  • private roof terrace overlooking the city

Elegant Double Room (1st & 2nd floor)    

  • The Hemingway
  • The Sichan
  • The Winston
  • The Ben

A beautifully decorated bedroom located on the first and second floor offering a simple and sleek design with warm antique furniture. This room is a beautiful place with a cosy and blissful atmosphere offering a great area to relax and unwind after a long tiring day. It includes a range of modern imported amenities, a high end king size bed, 32 inch flat screen TV and en suite bathroom with bathtub in all rooms, except for the Windsor room that has a rain shower.

Room rate:
$220 (Rack rate) & $115 (Promotion) 1st March to 14th December 2013

$250 (Rack rate) and $125 (Promotion) from 15th December 2013

Rooms Facilities
  

  • High speed internet connectivity
  • Egyptian prime cotton bed linen
  • Direct line phone with voice mail
  • 32-inch LED TV with satellite channels
  • Electronic safety box suitable for laptop
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Full stocked private mini bar
  • Tea & Coffee facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Electronic Scale
  • In-room moods
  • en suite bathroom with rain shower
  • en suite bathroom with bathtub (only the Winston with marble bathroom with rain shower).

           

Landmark Room with Balcony (1st & 2nd floor)

  • The Marilyn
  • The Sean

An elegant spacious room located on the first and second floor, ideal for couples. This majestic room offers a great sensation of comfort and elegance, a perfect space for those looking for a little extra.  As you enter, the room offers an open area bathroom including Jacuzzi bathtub followed by a queen bed with the finest Belgium linen bedding. Finally, enjoy the relaxing sights and sounds as you sit on your private balcony overlooking the pool.
The Spa Landmark
A beautifully designed and spacious room located on the ground floor offering direct access to the swimming pool as well as your own private garden. The suite features an open bathroom with Jacuzzi bathtub, a colonial four poster king size bed, 32 inch flat screen TV including a range of channels and DVD player and music dock station.  It is decorated in a combination of white Belgium linen and warm antique furniture.
Room rate:
$250 (Rack rate) & $125 (Promotion) 1st March to 14th December 2013
$290 (Rack rate) and $145 (Promotion) from 15th December 2013

Rooms Facilities

  • High speed internet connectivity
  • Belgium linens
  • Direct line phone with voice mail
  • 32-inch LED TV with satellite channels
  • Electronic safety box suitable for laptop
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Full stocked private mini bar
  • Tea & Coffee facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Electronic Scale
  • In-room moods
  • Design Jacuzzi tubs by Aqua mass
  • private balcony overlooking the pool (except the Spa room with private japanes garden en direct access the pool).

 

The Spa Landmark (50 m2)
A beautifully designed and spacious room located on the ground floor offering direct access to the swimming pool as well as your own private garden. The suite features an open bathroom with Jacuzzi bathtub, a colonial four poster king size bed, 32 inch flat screen TV including a range of channels and DVD player and music dock station. It is decorated in a combination of white Belgium linen and warm antique furniture.
Room rate:
$250 (Rack rate) & $125 (Promotion) 1st March to 14th December 2013 $290 (Rack rate) and $145 (Promotion) from 15th December 2013

The Jackie Suite (65 m2)


This suite is the largest room of the hotel, located on the second floor and ideal for those seeking VIP treatment. Enter the breathtaking suite and unwind in the beautiful living room area, take a relaxing bath in the en suite natural stone bathroom including Jacuzzi bathtub and rain shower and evidently, fall asleep on a pine four poster king size bed with high quality Belgium linen. In addition, the room is equipped with a walk-in dressing room, complimentary Nespresso machine and an antique desk, once belonging to the Winston family.

Room rate:
$440 (Rack rate) & $245 (Promotion) 1st March to 14th December 2013
$490 (Rack rate) and $265 (Promotion) from 15th December 2013

Rooms Facilities
  

  • High speed internet connectivity
  • Belgium linens
  • Direct line phone with voice mail
  • 32&42-inch LED TV with satellite channels
  • Electronic safety box suitable for laptop
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Full stocked private mini bar
  • Tea & Coffee facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Electronic Scale
  • DVD Player
  • In-room moods
  • Design Jacuzzi tubs by Aqua mass
  • Suite with walk-in dressing room

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Faqs

  1. When booking online, how can I be sure I will have a room reservation?
    When booking directly through the hotel, we will provide you with an email that will show your room confirmation. In addition, when booking through websites such as ‘Agoda’ and ‘Booking’, you will be provided with a confirmation email with a reference number.
     
  2. Is my credit card charged at the time of booking?
    Your credit card will not be charged at the time of booking. 
     
  3. What will I need to provide during check in?
    When checking in we will need your passport and credit card.
     
  4. What time is check in and check out?
    Check in is at 1 pm and check out is at 12 pm. 
     
  5. Do you accept American Express?
    Unfortunately, we only accept Visa and Master card.
     
  6. What time does reception open and close?
    Our reception is open 24/7. 
     
  7. How can I cancel my booking?
    A booking can be cancelled seven days before your arrival date without cost. This can be done through the travel agency used to book the hotel or by directly emailing the hotel at reservations@governorshouse.net>
     
  8. Does your hotel accommodate to those in wheelchairs?
    We do not have any wheel chair ramps available however our staff will be more than happy to help out as much as possible. 
     
  9. Is there a lift available?
    Unfortunately, there is no lift available at our hotel. 
     
  10. Do you organize TukTuks, taxis and trips?
    Yes, we have a contact list of taxis and TukTuks available for our guests. We also provide transportation in our 11 seater A/C van to a variety of places. For prices, please email: info@governorshouse.net
     
  11. What is the best way to get around in Phnom Penh?
    The best way to experience Phnom Penh is either by TukTuk, by foot or by taxi. 
     
  12. Do you provide transportation from the airport to the hotel and vice versa?
    Yes, we have an 11seater A/C van available. We are approximately 35 minutes away and the cost one way is $25. 
     
  13. Do you have any laundry facilities?
    Yes, the hotel is able to do laundry. The price depends on the amount of clothes that you request to be washed. 
     
  14. Do you provide irons and ironing boards for use during my stay?
    No, unfortunately there are no ironing boards available to guests. 
     
  15. Do you have luggage storage facilities?
    We do not have a separate room to store luggage however we will happily keep your luggage next to the reception. 
     
  16. Are your room’s non-smoking?
    Yes, all our rooms are non smoking. Some of our rooms have a balcony where our guests are allowed to smoke. 
     
  17. Does the hotel provide extra beds?
    Unfortunately, we do not provide extra beds however in emergency cases we can, in some rooms, provide a spare mattress at $15 per night including breakfast. 
     
  18. Do you have a meeting room available?
    Yes, there is an air conditioned room available for meetings which can hold up to 18 people.  Bookings are requested. 
     
  19. Is your hotel available for events?
    Yes, our hotel is available for a variety of events on our outside garden. Maximum seating guests is 150 and maximum standing guests is 200. 
     
  20. Is there a pool available? Can non-guests use the pool?
    Yes, we have an outdoor saltwater pool available. Due to the comfort and privacy of our guests, our pool is not available to those not staying at the hotel. 
     
  21. Do you have a restaurant? What are the hours?
    Yes, we have a restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating. The restaurant hours are 7.15 am – 10.30 am for breakfast, 12 pm – 2.30 pm for lunch and 6pm – 10.30 pm for dinner. 
     
  22. Will I have access to the internet?
    Yes, we provide free Wi-Fi to our guests in the whole hotel area.

 


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