A pleasant stay at a mid-budget boutique hotel in Phnom Penh – Cozy Rooms, excellent staff & great experience!

Cambodia was special. It was my first planned trip to a foreign country and secondly, ANGKOR WAT! Phnom Penh has great options when it comes to finding accommodation.  While few individuals might be interested in staying next to the Riverside where there is nightlife, few would choose to remain away from the hullabaloo of the city. We were the latter kind. So, we decided to stay at a mid-budget boutique hotel in Phnom Penh – Hotel One Up.

Hotel One Up!

One Up Hotel is a small boutique hotel in Phnom Penh with cozy rooms and friendly staff that will always make you feel at home!

Where is it?:

One Up is situated in an alley with Felix Hostel & Bar and a few other restaurants and stores in Phnom Penh’s BKK 1 region. This area is This area is located in a residential area, a little away from the Sisowath Quay. Though restaurants and pubs are within a short walking distance. Theres a Costa Coffee around the corner also! The alley might not be very impressive at first, but wait till you get to the reception.

The Entrance (Pic sourced from hotel’s website)

The One Up employees is one of the warmest and most courteous I’ve ever met. With a large smile and refreshing mocktails, they will receive you. Mr. Rith Son is particularly helpful and would go out of his way to help you out with anything you need. Check-in was smooth and without any hassles.

The Reception (Pic sourced from hotel’s website)

How are the Rooms?:

One Up Hotel is a tiny boutique hotel for travelers with 14 tidy and compact rooms. All 14 suites have amenities that are more or less comparable, few of them also have balconies.

The Suite Rooms (Pic sourced from hotel’s website)

The basic amenities include- air conditioning, wifi, 32 inch LCD TV, kitchenette with tea/ coffee maker, running hot water, cleaning service, safety deposit box, bathrobes, slippers and toiletries.

Every Room is equipped with a kitchenette and tea/coffee maker (Pic sourced from hotel’s website)
I have an OCD for clean hotel bathrooms and let me tell you, i was quite impressed with theirs (Pic sourced from hotel’s website)

The rooms are compact, but they are clean and cozy. There are daily cleaning services available. With our stay we had a complimentary breakfast and received a nice portion of food composed of croissant, butter & jam, fruit juice and a fruit bowl.

The hotel also has a sitting area on the rooftop where you can eat your breakfast instead of serving it in the rooms. But after 9 p.m. ordering food can be a bit hard. The hotel has no restaurant, but they have a menu (of home delivery services offered by Mr. Son) with limited choices to order. 

Services Provided:

The staff are friendly and helpful. The hotel provides pickup and drop services at an additional charge. You can also book your Killing Fields and S-21 tours with them at a reasonable rate. The tuktuk driver was very friendly and spoke English (even better!).

Another great point about this hotel is there is a tuktuk stand in the alley so transportation will not be an issue any time.

Being a budget boutique hotel in Phnom Penh, we had a pleasant stay at One Up. The cozy rooms coupled with an outstanding staff make this place a great stay in Phnom Penh.

All reviews are mine and were in no way influenced by outside sources. (Read about more hotel reviews)

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