Where two rivers meet, a city was born, and that city is Phnom Penh. The river city is busy, with locals congregating in bustling marketplaces. At night, the city doesn’t sleep, with bright city lights and grand reflections of a Phnom Penh hotel lining the banks of the Mekong and the Tonlé Sap river.
An exciting city at any time of the day, Phnom Penh is the appetizer for anyone wishing to fully experience Cambodia.
Mekong River – Mother of Rivers
Phnom Penh may have matured into a rich capital city, but it remains inseparable from its mother river, the Mekong.
This magnificent river brings riches from the misty mountains of South China to millions of people, serving nutrients to enrich their plants, and bringing food to six countries – and hundreds of ethnic cultures – that it passes through: China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, and finally Vietnam.
The best way to admire the mother of rivers is to take a seat at the banks at Phnom Penh's most unique riverside resort.
A Luxurious Retreat in a Phnom Penh Boutique Hotel
In the quieter suburbs of Phnom Penh, on the west bank overlooking the Silk Island, is The Balé Phnom Penh riverside resort. The location of choice is ideal – not too far from the international airport, and not too close to where the action is.
It is a luxurious retreat in the city that receives two additional gifts from the Mother of Rivers, peace and serenity. Making use of these gifts to their potential, all rooms in The Balé Phnom Penh are Suites.
The Riverfront Suite is reserved for the best view of the Mekong River, not only through a window, but a private outdoor court directly on the river bank, all to yourself. The interior is decorated in a minimalistic style, to help clear away mental clutter so to focus on beauty that matters – Cambodian artefacts, dark-wood furnishing and poetic photographs.
The Courtyard Suite is spaciously clustered in the heart of our resort, offering the same interior luxury as the Riverfront Suite, and giving access to a large and peaceful courtyard where a single Bodhi tree was planted. This suite is ideal for those looking to refocus and recenter by meditation and various relaxation arts.
The Balé: Phnom Penh, a boutique hotel in Phnom Penh
Our family of staff, mostly Cambodian from around the neighborhood, cannot wait to greet you as our special guest in our resort. They have much to tell you about Cambodia and the local charm, and are excited to give you much valuable insight into this magical and beautiful land. Join our Phnom Penh hotel.