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Phnom Penh: The Birdcage Boutique

The Birdcage Boutique, gay-friendly hotel in Phnom Penh

The Birdcage Boutique used to be a rather tired, gay-friendly, small, hotel, but about six months ago, new management took over the place. The Birdcage Boutique is still both gay and friendly (and gay friendly, in case you wonder). Two of the chefs are from Singapore, and The Birdcage Boutique has had some hype and good reviews for its recently-introduced Singapore ‘Pasar Malam’ menu, available at weekends and on Tuesdays. It is not expensive and has a small, but good selection of mains and Singapore snacks, such as curry puffs, though no interesting cakes or desserts as of yet. Mr. Pheap’s Murtabak (bread with minced meat filling) was good and my chicken coconut curry was ok, except that the chicken pieces had been breaded, which I personally didn’t care for, though I would return to try other dishes. They also offer Khmer dishes, which we may return to try. The shady garden courtyard setting is relaxing and there is a pool. It’s very central, just off the Monument roundabout, and would be good for a casual lunch or supper, or drinks with snacks, as they have a well-stocked bar.

They need to upgrade the seating and general fittings, as those they have inherited are rather shabby now, but the young manager is very enthusiastic so hopefully, when they have more tourist trade, they will turn their attention to these kind of issues.

Price level: Most mains are $5.50-$8, snacks & small plates are $2.50

Who should go? The Birdcage Boutique is a very friendly and welcoming place. Good for casual lunch, dinner, drinks and snacks.

Watch Chic Critiques’ video from Birdcage Boutique below:

The Birdcage Hotel and Restaurant, #21, St 262, 12207 Phnom Penh, Tel. +855 (0)16 238 999

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Phnom Penh: House Boutique Eco Hotel

House Boutique Eco Hotel in Phnom Penh

House Boutique Eco Hotel is a bright and cozy eco-friendly oasis in the heart of Phnom Penh. The 25 rooms at the hotel all have ensuite bathrooms and are tastefully decorated, and the hotel has a warm, welcoming vibe.

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel restaurant’s semi-open dining area next to the pool, before venturing out to explore Phnom Penh. You have some of the city’s nicest restaurants, cafes and bars within walking distance, and most of the city’s sightseeing and attractions are only a short tuk-tuk ride away, making the hotel an ideal base for exploring the city.

House Boutique Eco Hotel is owned and run by Mrs. Vannary San, who is also the founder of the ethical fashion brand Lotus Silk. The hotel continuously work on reducing waste and implementing more sustainable processes which shows in everything from the ethically made room decor, to the use of local suppliers for amenities.

Who should stay at House Boutique Eco Hotel? Eco-conscious travelers who want a comfortable stay at a prime location in Phnom Penh.

House Boutique Eco Hotel, No 76, Street 57, Phnom Penh (Between Mao Tse Toung and Beoung Keng Kang Market), Chamkar Mon, Phnom Penh

House Boutique Eco Hotel Phnom Penh