The Quay Boutique Hotel

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The Quay Boutique Hotel

The Quay Boutique Hotel is one of Phnom Penh's most stylish and best-located hotels. The small boutique property has just 16 rooms and a decidedly low-key aesthetic.

The Quay Boutique Hotel is a trendy minimalist hotel situated in the centre of Phnom Penh on Sisowath Quay, overlooking the Tonle Sap River. Phnom Penh's major sights, bars and restaurants are within strolling distance, while the rooftop bar offers marvellous views of the town and river.

We like the Quay’s unique appearance and riverside setting, and its rooftop bar overlooking the river is marvellous. Its very modern design helps it stands out from other top-class Phnom Penh hotels, such as Raffles and Mysteres, with their French-colonial aesthetic. As far as small boutique hotels go, however, we tend to prefer La Rose, which has a better atmosphere and larger rooms.


There are 8 standard rooms and 8 suites at the Quay. All are modern and minimalist in design, with Cambodian textiles and artwork. Room amenities include air conditioning, satellite TV, DVD player, Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, in-room safe and minibar. The higher-category suites are preferable to the standard rooms, which are located at the back of the building and have tiny windows, making them rather too dark and dim. The suites open out onto private balconies with marvellous views.

We would only recommend the Quay if you were booking a suite—the difference between the lower and higher category rooms is much more pronounced than at other hotels.


The Chow Restaurant serves delicious Asian fusion cuisine. There is a regular barbecue hosted on the hotel rooftop, overlooking the river.

Sisowath Quay is host to a good number of restaurants, all within walking distance of the Quay Hotel.


-    Restaurant and bar
-    Spa
-    Plunge pool
-    Hairdresser

Child Policy

There are no age restrictions at the Quay, but it’s not an obvious choice for families. The standard rooms are too small to readily accommodate families. The atmosphere is decidedly low-key.