The Ultimate Gay Travel Guide
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As the capital and financial center of the country, Phnom Penh has some of the finest hotels Cambodia has to offer. We especially love the many stylish gay-friendly boutique hotels that can be found across the city center, many of which are gay-owned, gay-managed, or exclusively open to gay guests. There are also classically grand 5-star options for those who like some old-fashioned luxury, especially near the river.
Gay visitors to Phnom Penh should not have any issues booking accommodation. You may have to specify you want a double instead of a twin room, but this is unlikely to raise any eyebrows.
It’s worth noting that there are no legal equality laws for LGBT people in Cambodia and gay marriage is not yet legal, however, there is also no widespread cultural hostility against homosexuality.
The northern part of town near the Royal Palace is ideal for sightseeing and it’s where most of the gay nightlife is concentrated, while further south, the business district of BKK1 (Boeung Keng Kang 1) has all the best restaurants and shops.
Arthur&Paul is one of the two men-only gay hotels in Phnom Penh. Set in a beautiful renovated 1930’s building, it features an extremely sleek and stylish minimalist aesthetic, with a soothing monochrome palette and contemporary interiors. All the rooms are spacious and well-designed. The large chlorine-free swimming pool is gorgeous, surrounded by chic loungers and tropical gardens. There is an in-house sauna with jacuzzi, open showers, steam room, private rooms, and massage services. The hotel is located in fashionable Boeung Keng Kang 1, which is about a half-hour walk or 10-minute tuk-tuk ride from the main grouping of gay bars and clubs downtown. Arthur&Paul is one of the most booked gay hotels in Phnom Penh.
Located in the upscale BKK1 area of town, Rambutan Resort is one of the two men-only gay hotels in Phnom Penh. It has a relaxing yet fun feel, with simple contemporary design highlighted by Asian-inspired art, textiles, and furnishings. All the rooms are modern and comfortable – the huge double beds are a real treat. Upgrade to a Deluxe Room for a balcony with a decadent stone terrazzo bathtub, or splash out on the beautiful Penthouse Suite, which comes with your own private rooftop terrace. The resort features a spa and a saltwater pool with waterfall, surrounded by loungers, cozy nooks, tropical trees, and a pool bar. The on-site restaurant is stylish and very high-quality, offering a delicious range of Western and Khmer specialties. Rambutan Resort is one of the most booked gay hotels in Phnom Penh.