La Rose manager Vothy Rith Om confides over a steak lunch that almost 99 per cent of the guests who stay at this hideaway off Norodom are European. The 10-room boutique hotel and spa feels European in a discrete, old-school sense of the word – the faint whisper of ambient classical music in the lobby, restaurant and hallways, the dark-wood-and-rose-themed décor throughout.
The 10-room hotel opened in late 2012, but the idea, according to Rith was to open more than a boutique hotel. The market was ready for a spa that offered full professional treatments – scrubs, facials, waxes and wraps, using all organic ingredients. Add to that herbal oils, and – if you’re a guest – rooms that come with their own steam rooms.
The spa is open from 9am to 11pm. Fill in pre-treatment questionnaire and you’re ready for a massage session tailored to your needs.
#164B, Norodom Blvd, Phnom Penh
Tel: 023 211 130