River of zen
Boutique hotel The Balé Phnom Penh might have sleek, modernist looks fitting of Cambodia’s ascendant capital, but its peaceful riverside location makes it feel like you’re miles from bustle of the city. Designed to have a zen-inducing effect, the bright, spacious suites overlook either the palm-flanked pool or a lawned courtyard planted with a solitary Bodhi tree, a symbol of the path to enlightenment. While we can’t promise a spiritual epiphany, you’d be hard pushed not to find inner peace after days spent luxuriating in the spa, dining on some of the city’s finest cuisine or simply watching boats slip by on the Mekong. And when you feel ready to step beyond the walls, you’ll find you can be in the midst of Phnom Penh’s Central Market or wandering the gilded palace in less than half an hour.
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A welcome drink and canapés on arrival; guests staying two nights or more also get afternoon tea for two