InterContinental Phnom Penh Review

Posted on November 10, 2016 by in Hotel Reviews, IHG Rewards Club

IMG_6864

I usually like InterContinental hotels A LOT, but my decision to stay at the InterContinental Phnom Penh was a terrible one.

The hotel posts high room rates (for this city) of around $200 for most nights – that’s almost double what the InterContinental Hanoi charges! Also, this InterContinental is not in a good location; it’s about 20 minutes of driving for most sights and restaurants. It’s located along a busy intersection and most tuk tuk drivers have never heard of it.

Check-in was very friendly, though, and somewhat quick.

The room was in typical InterContinental fashion; it was rather large and came with a huge bathroom. The beds were excellent – the right firmness and with wonderful duvets. Plus the AC was powerful and quiet. So what could go wrong?

IMG_6822

IMG_6823

IMG_6821

IMG_6826

For starters, the internet was slow and never really reached beyond 1 Mbit.

The biggest issues came from the bathroom, though. The sink would not drain, the toilet was clogged and there was never any hot water, so I called the service line and engineering came by promptly. I was told it was ‘fixed’, only to have the exact same issues the next time I tried to shower or use the sink. Over the two nights no real fix was done despite several calls and ‘engineering team fixes’. Oh, well; it was lukewarm showering for me.

IMG_6824

IMG_6825

In addition, the windows were extremely dirty – I doubt they had been washed in a long time.

The hotel has no real grounds and just a small swimming pool; nothing wrong with that for a city hotel, but is that really all they offer for $200?

IMG_7515

IMG_7516

IMG_7517

I used the gym several times and it was well-equipped and sorted. Most weight-lifting machines were old, but everything was well-maintained. To my surprise, it was always busy in the gym!

I saw a number of big tour groups using the hotel. For them the hotel would work rather well, since they had their own transportation. Getting around in Phnom Penh is ideally best without the tuk tuk hassle.

All in all, this was a disappointing stay and the hotel turned out to be a very average InterContinental. I felt I got very little for my $$$.

You can book your stay at the InterContinental Phnom Penh here.

2.5 / 5 stars     


About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents. Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines. You can reach Torsten at [email protected]

This post has been tagged with:
| | | | | | | | | |

Don't miss - more topics from Mighty Travels

AAdvantage | Aegean Airlines | Aeromexico | Aeroplan | Air Canada | Air China | Air France | Air France/KLM Flying Blue | Air India | Air New Zealand | AirAsia | AirBnB | Airline Reviews | Alaska Airlines | Alaska Mileage Plan | Alitalia | American Airlines | American Express | American Express Membership Rewards | ANA | Asia Miles | Asiana Airlines | Avianca | Avios | Avis | Award Booking | Bank Bonuses | Best coffee | Best Rate Guarantee | Best Western | British Airways (BA) | Capital One | Cash Back Deals | Cathay Pacific Reviews | Chase Sapphire Reserve | Chase Ultimate Rewards | Cheap flights | Cheap Passport Photos | Cheap Visas | Checking Accounts/ Bank Bonuses | China Airlines Review | Choice Hotels | Choice Privileges | Citibank | Club Carlson / Radisson | Credit Card Deals | Currency Arbitrage | Delta Airlines | Delta Skymiles | Destinations & Inspiration | Emirates Reviews & Skywards | Error Fares / Mistake Fares | Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest | Expedia Coupons | Fare Monitoring Service | Frequent Flyer Programs | Fuel surcharges | Getaround | Google ITA Matrix | Hainan Airlines | Hawaiian Airlines | HHonors | Hilton Honors | Hilton Hotels | Hotel Corporate Codes | Hotel Deals | Hotel Friends & Family Discounts | Hotel Loyalty Programs | Hotel Reviews | Hyatt | Iberia | IHG Rewards Club | Immigration & Airport Security | Immunization | Japan Airlines | Jetblue TrueBlue | Krisflyer | Lifemiles | Lounge Reviews | Low Cost Airlines | Lufthansa Miles and More | Malaysia Airlines | Manufactured Spend | Marriott Hotels | Mighty Travels Premium | Mileage Plus | Mistake Fares | Mountain Gorillas | Norwegian | Online Shopping Mall Deals | Orbitz Coupons & Deals | Priority Pass Lounges | Qantas | Qatar Airways | Radisson Rewards | Rapid Rewards | Ryanair | Saudia | Singapore Airlines | South African Airways | Southwest Rapid Rewards | Sri Lankan | StarHOT | StarwoodONE | ThankYou Points | Things to Do (City Guides) | TOP Travel Destinations | Travel Agent Rate | Travel Deals | Travel Insurance | Travel News | Travel Tech | Turkish Airlines Review | Uber | United Airlines | United Mileage Plus | World of Hyatt | Wyndham Hotels | Wyndham Rewards |