Hong Kong Hotels – Butterfly On Morrison Boutique Hotel Review

Hong Kong Hotels - Butterfly On Morrison Boutique Hotel Review

Hong Kong Hotels – Butterfly On Morrison Boutique Hotel Review

Today, I would like to share with you about one of the best Hong Kong Hotels. This is my Butterfly on Morrison Boutique Hotel Review. I stayed at this hotel in February 2019 when I was in Hong Kong to conduct lectures for the university where I teach at.

It was the university’s policy that lecturers were to book their own hotels. To me, this is great as I get to choose which hotel I would like to stay at. I did my research, and I found Butterfly on Morrison most suitable, mainly because it was so near the institute.

But over the week, I realized how awesome this hotel is. And I would like to share with you all about it.


Hong Kong Hotels – Butterfly On Morrison Boutique Hotel Review – The Overview & Rankings:

Hotel: Butterfly on Morrison
Room Rates: Deluxe Room with City View – SGD 148 (USD109.4) per night. That’s 78% Discount! Available only at Agoda!
Cheapest Place to Book: Agoda
Location: 39 Morrison Hill Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Rooms:

  1. Superior Room
  2. Superior Room with 4G Pocket WIFI Device
  3. Deluxe Room
  4. Deluxe Room with 4G Pocket WIFI Device
  5. Pure Air Deluxe with 4G Pocket WIFI Device
  6. Family Room with 4G Pocket WIFI Device
  7. Pure Air Executive with 4G Pocket WIFI Device

Service: The service was excellent! Read more about it further down this article.
Value: At the price offered at Agoda, definitely worth it! Great value for money!
Sleep Quality: Excellent!
Cleanliness: Very clean
Asia Travel Gems Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0

4 Star Rating

Hong Kong Hotels – Butterfly On Morrison Boutique Hotel Review – The Video: 

With my new Huawei Mate 20 Pro, I managed to get better quality photos and videos for my time in Hong Kong. Watch the video below to see the view of Butterfly on Morrison from afar, from across the street as well as a tour of the Deluxe Room.

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About Butterfly on Morrison

Butterfly on Morrison is part of the Butterfly Hospitality Group. This group started in 2008, and specializes in boutique hotels. As such, being smaller, they are able to provide quality and heartfelt service. And I did experience and enjoy such awesome service when I stayed there.

Like all the hotels in the Group, Butterfly on Morrison is ideally located in prime areas. You can read more about the location further down this article.

View of Butterfly on Morrison from afar
View of Butterfly on Morrison from afar

Another thing to note is that all Butterfly Hotels have a unique theme and design. At the Butterfly on Morrison, the look and feel was contemporary with a classy European style. The large windows in the deluxe room where I stayed gave the room a spacious feel.

Butterfly on Prat, another hotel that I stayed at while I was in Hong Kong during that same month, on the other hand, had a different theme.


Rooms

As mentioned earlier, I stayed at the Deluxe Room. There are many other choices of types of rooms to suit your individual needs:

  1. Superior Room
  2. Superior Room with 4G Pocket WIFI Device
  3. Deluxe Room
  4. Deluxe Room with 4G Pocket WIFI Device
  5. Pure Air Deluxe with 4G Pocket WIFI Device
  6. Family Room with 4G Pocket WIFI Device
  7. Pure Air Executive with 4G Pocket WIFI Device

I chose the Deluxe room because of what I saw on their website’s photos. I loved the idea of two large windows at each side of the huge bed.

Deluxe Room at Butterfly on Morrison
Deluxe Room at Butterfly on Morrison

I anticipated awesome views from these windows, and requested for a high floor. They gave me the 18th floor. Not really the highest, which is the 22nd floor, but high enough. And the view was good enough.

City View from Deluxe Room at Butterfly on Morrison
City View from Deluxe Room at Butterfly on Morrison
View of Morrison Hill Road from 18th floor Deluxe Room
View of Morrison Hill Road from 18th floor Deluxe Room
View of Morrison Hill Road from 18th floor Deluxe Room
View of Morrison Hill Road from 18th floor Deluxe Room

Though I did suspect the room at the other end of the floor would have a better and less obstructed view. Now that I know, in future, I will ask for rooms facing the Happy Valley.

View of Happy Valley, Mountains and City from Deluxe Room of Butterfly on Morrison
View of Happy Valley, Mountains and City from Deluxe Room of Butterfly on Morrison

*Travel Tip: Request for high floor and facing Happy Valley.

Besides the great view, the room was spacious at 20 sq m. You can see how comfortable it was from the video above. Some hotel rooms in Hong Kong are notorious for being really small. At Butterfly on Morrison, there was more than enough space for two to stay at the Deluxe Room.

As always, I booked my room with Agoda. It was because I always get great deals and discounts there. And as always, Agoda did not fail me. I managed to get really good room rates .

The original price of a Deluxe Room per night is SGD687.86 (USD 508.44). I got it at SGD 148 (USD109.4) per night. That’s a massive 78% Discount!

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Amenities 

This is a boutique hotel. Even then, the number of amenities are many and more than sufficient to create a very comfortable stay

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Front desk safety deposit boxes
  • Free WIFI at hotel lobby
  • iMac corner at hotel lobby with free internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout curtains
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Rain shower
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries; e.g. toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Electronic in-room safe box
  • Dehumidifier (selected rooms)

  • Laundry and dry cleaning service
  • Electric kettle with cups, with complimentary instant coffee and tea bags
  • 2 Free bottled water every day
  • Free Internet access via WiFi
  • Pocket WIFI (depends on which room you book)
  • iPod docking station
  • TV (flat screen)
  • Free and pay TV – satellite and cable channels
  • Work desk
  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Wake up service
  • Luggage storage
  • Airport transfer
  • 98 Non-smoking rooms available

Facilities

As mentioned, this is a boutique hotel. There are very little facilities. This is all right because the hotel is surrounded by many cafes, restaurants and even Dai Pai Dong (local style of dining, usually outdoors) that serves very delicious food.

  • Restaurant
  • Sightseeing tour arrangement

  • On-site car park
  • Doctor on call 24 hours

4G Pocket WIFI Device

A 4G Pocket WIFI Device is a very useful tool when you tour the city. At the airport, there are many providers who offer rental of such a device. I did not get one as I intended to get a pre-paid SIM card, which was what I did the moment I arrived at the airport.

The hotels of the Butterfly Group, including Butterfly on Morrison, offers this 4G Pocket WIFI Device, too. When you book some of the rooms, it is included as part of the package and for free. But some rooms do not include this. So, do look carefully when you book a room. If you book one of the rooms that do not include this device, you can still rent one.

It is really useful. When I traveled around Hong Kong, this tool helped me to stay connected to the Internet. This enabled me to navigate using Google Maps, get info on what good food is around me, where to go for good food, how to get to attractions and landmarks that I would like to visit, do messaging on my Whatsapp, etc.

The downside is that the battery life is short. I have to constantly charge it. There were a few times that I could not charge it because my powerbank was low. Thankfully, I have my pre-paid SIM as a backup.

Another issue is the availability of WIFI. WIFI in Hong Kong is known to be very good. But I noticed that sometimes the device does not have good WIFI connectivity. But that is few and far between. Again, when the WIFI is not working well, I have the pre-paid SIM to access the Internet.


Service Quality

The service quality at this hotel was awesome! The staff at the front desk was very warm, friendly and helpful. They always greeted me with a beautiful smile. And they were always ready to assist and answer any queries.

Warm and Friendly Staff at Butterfly on Morrison Boutique Hotel
Warm and Friendly Staff at Butterfly on Morrison Boutique Hotel

Few times I asked them where are the best places to enjoy good food that is near the hotel. And they never failed to impress me on their knowledge of the best cafe or restaurant for a particular category of cuisine.

For example, on the first day that I arrived, it was lunch time. I asked them if they knew of any cafe or restaurant nearby that served really good local food. They introduced me to Kam Kee Cafe that is just 5 to 10 minutes walk away. The food and drinks served were truly local, and very delicious. Needless to say, I returned to dine there few more times.

Besides just recommendations for places to dine, they were always very helpful. I have asked them about really popular and delicious food places on Hong Kong Island, attractions nearby and further away, plus directions. Anything.

They were very knowledgeable and were able to provide me really good answers. And if they don’t know, they will immediately search for the answers, and provide them on the spot.

I will teach in Hong Kong again. And I will definitely stay at Butterfly on Morrison again. Not just because of the service. Also, because of the many more reasons below. Keep reading.


Sleep Quality

The bed and pillows gave me very good night’s sleep. The bed was firm and yet when I laid down, it was soft enough to gently wrap my body.

Deluxe Room Bed at Butterfly On Morrison
Deluxe Room Bed at Butterfly On Morrison

Some hotel beds are firm and hard. When our body lies down on it, it is like sleeping on a rock. But not the bed at this hotel. It was very comfortable, and had just the right bounce.

The pillows were large and firm. Again, not the hard sort of firmness. They were firm enough to support my head. At the same time, soft enough that my head gets some comfort rest.

Not at all like some hotels that I have experienced where the pillows were so soft that when I rest my head, I almost sink all the way down to the bed. Here, the pillows gave good support while providing a soft and fluffy feel as you drift off to sleep.


Services Near the Hotel

There are convenience stores nearby. A Seven Eleven store is just down the road, less than 5 minutes walk away. When you exit the hotel, turn right and head towards Hennessy Road. You can’t miss it.

Along Hennessy Road, which is about 5 to 10 minutes walk away, you will find many cafes, restaurants, and also pharmacies and another local convenience store.

There are many more services around the hotel. If you have a product or service you need, just ask the friendly staff and the front desk. They will know.


Good Food Nearby

It is a known fact that Hong Kong has many really good and delicious food. I truly find that the food here is one of the best in Asia.

Near the hotel, there are plenty of eating places. Immediately nearby, just a few minutes walk away, there are Kam Kee Cafe for local food, Coffee Academics for very good coffee and western style food, and WTF.

Kam Kee Cafe Serving Delicious Local Hong Kong Food
Kam Kee Cafe Serving Delicious Local Hong Kong Food

Further down, along Hennessy Road you are spoiled for choices. So many cafes and restaurants offering various delicacies. There was once I walked about 20 minutes to the popular Honolulu Cafe. They are famous for their specialties – Hong Kong Milk Tea and Egg Tart.

Behind the hotel, there are many small eating shops, cafes, restaurants and even dessert shops. There are Brunch Club & Supper, Mother of Pizzas, and the well known Mak’s Noodles.

A littler further away, but still within walking distance, there are lots of places to eat at Times Square and around this popular shopping mall.

Of course, you can venture even further to Causeway Bay where there are lots of shopping malls, hotels, cafes and restaurants. Wan Chai area too has much to offer to fill your tummy


Attractions Nearby

The hotel is strategically placed between Causeway Bay and Wan Chai MTR stations. This offers you easy access via MTR to all the attractions in Hong Kong such as Victoria Peak, Lan Kwai Fong, Victoria Harbour, Big Buddha, Po Lin Monastery, Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car, Avenue of Stars, Avenue of Comic Stars, and many more.

Statue of Cloud from Storm Warriors at Avenue of Comic Stars
Statue of Cloud from Storm Warriors at Avenue of Comic Stars, Click Image above to Read More

At the same time, there are many attractions nearby. These can be easily reached by walking. Of course, those that are a little further out, you can take the bus or MTR. The nearby attractions are Golden Bauhinia, Victoria Park, Happy Valley, etc.

Golden Bauhinia - a major attraction in Hong Kong
Golden Bauhinia – a major attraction in Hong Kong

Where is Butterfly on Morrison?

The hotel is nestled in the prime district between Causeway Bay and Wan Chai station. It is on Morrison Hill Road, next to Happy Valley.

As you can see, at such a strategic location, you can enjoy lots of good food and visit the attractions nearby. Plus, with the MTR, you can travel further for more food choices and explore more sights.

Address: 39 Morrison Hill Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Phone: +852 3962 8333

Email: resv.bom@butterflyhk.com


How To Get There?

By Train

After you have arrived at the Hong Kong International Airport, one of the choices to get to this hotel is by the Hong Kong Airport Express train – Quickest Way to the City. Go to the link or the image below to read more details on how to travel this route.

Hong Kong Airport Express Train - Quickest Way to the City
Hong Kong Airport Express Train – Quickest Way to the City, Click image above to Read More

It will take you to the Hong Kong station where you can catch a cab and reach the hotel within 15 to 20 minutes. Or you can choose to change trains and continue on the MTR to Causeway Bay station that is near the hotel. Click on the image above to see how I took the train.

By Road

Another way to the hotel is by catching a cab. The taxi service in Hong Kong is good. And they usually go by the meter.

But when you travel by cab from the Hong Kong International Airport, it can cost more than taking the train or bus.

By Bus

Another option is to take the bus. It is actually not that difficult to take the bus. The Hong Kong bus system is efficient. But you need to know the bus routes. You can ask the customer service at the bus station which bus takes you to Morrison Hill Road.

There is a bus stop just outside the hotel. The question is identifying the bus stop and the hotel so that you know it is the one to alight. I think the Hong Kong Airport Express is a better choice.


Getting Around Hong Kong

I have written a long article about Hong Kong. Within that article there is a section explaining how to get around the city by bus, by taxi, by MTR, and by Grab. Click on the link in bold or the image below to read more about this.

View of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak, Click Image above to Read More
View of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak, Click Image above to Read More

At the same time, here is more information about the MTR stations near the hotel. The Causeway Bay station is about 8 to 10 minutes walk away. If you choose to go to Wan Chai station, that is about 15 to 20 minutes walk from the hotel.


Butterfly on Morrison – Asia Travel Gems Final Word

This is an awesome hotel! If you are going to stay in Causeway Bay/Wan Chai area, then this is definitely an excellent choice. Especially if you are interested in chic and cosy boutique hotel.

4 star rating

One of the best features of the hotel is the superb service. While the team is young, they are quick to respond, attentive to details, and always eager to assist. Plus, they do it all with a brilliant smile.

With the spacious room and large and comfortable bed, I find I get good sleep every night. And sleep is very important, especially when we travel.

I love the couch next to the window. And spent a few evenings relaxing on it. Just chill and watch the world outside as I sip hot tea before I go out for dinner.

The housekeeping team keeps the entire hotel well maintained and clean. In fact, every area including the room is kept spic and span. In addition, with the splendid contemporary decor, it all made the stay at this hotel an excellent experience.

So, with so many good points, why only 4 stars? Well, a boutique hotel will never match a 5 star hotel, and what it can offer. Hence, it is not that Butterfly on Morrison is not worthy of 5 stars. And if you are looking for a great place to stay without the need for all the 5 star hotel facilities, then this is definitely the one to choose.

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If you have ANY questions about Hong Kong Hotels – Butterfly on Morrison Hotel Review, ANY at all, please submit your questions as comments below. I will be happy to help you out.

Thank you for reading this.

Wishing you and your loved ones safe, fun and happy travels,

Timotheus

Phnom Penh Hotels Review – The Bridge Club

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Phnom Penh Hotels Review – The Bridge Club

It was my first visit to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I wanted to stay at a comfortable hotel that has a magnificent view of the city and the famous Mekong river. Plus, I wanted to stay at a room that is really affordable. I can even say cheap. And I found it!

Today, in this Phnom Penh Hotels Review – The Bridge Club, I will share with you my experience of my stay at this hotel. In this review, there will be lots of photos and a video showing you the room I stayed in, the amenities offered, and the facilities available. There is also information about nearby attractions, where The Bridge Club is located, how to get there, and how to get around Phnom Penh.


Phnom Penh Hotels Review – The Bridge Club – The Overview & Rankings: 

Hotel: The Bridge Club
Room Rates: USD93 and above (depending on room type) per night. For a Deluxe Double Room with City View, the rate is USD101 per night. I got it at USD30 per night only. That’s 70.3% Discount! And I got this great deal at Agoda!
Cheapest Place to Book: Agoda
Location: Ground floor (unit 18 and 19), near The Bridge SOHO entrance, National Assembly Street, Sngkat Tonle Bassac, Khan Chamkarmorn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Rooms:

  1. Superior Room with King Bed
  2. Deluxe Double Room with City View
  3. Premium Studio Room
  4. Executive Twin Room
  5. One Bedroom Suite Apartment
  6. Two Bedroom Suite Apartment
three and half stars

Service: Some staff were friendly and helpful, some were not
Value: At the price offered at Agoda, definitely worth it! Great value for money!
Sleep Quality: Excellent! It helped that I woke up every morning to the magnificent view of the city and the Mekong River
Cleanliness: Very clean
Asia Travel Gems Rating:  3.5 out of 5.0 


Phnom Penh Hotels Review – The Bridge Club – The Video: 

In this Phnom Penh Hotels Review – The Bridge Club video, you will see the reception area, all the amenities in the Deluxe Double Room, the awesome view of the city and Mekong river from the room which is at 30th floor, and all the facilities offered at this hotel. Click and Watch the Video to see it all!

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About The Bridge Club

The Bridge Club is a 4-star accommodation located in the Chamkarmorn area of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This is a very good location as it is near a large mall, cafes, coffee houses and restaurants. Plus, the famous attractions are not too far. Just a short ride on a tuk tuk.

The Bridge Club - View of hotel at night from side
The Bridge Club – View of hotel at night from side
The Bridge Club - View of hotel at night from front
The Bridge Club – View of hotel at night from front
View from back of The Bridge Club Hotel
View from back of The Bridge Club Hotel

It  is the state of the hotel that is a concern. It is very new. And parts of it are still under construction and renovations. There were times when my friends and I were taking the passenger lifts, and the construction team would move things in and out using the same lifts. Not very professional.

Rooms

There are apparently about 900 to 1,000 rooms. As mentioned earlier, there are various types of rooms available:

  1. Superior Room with King Bed
  2. Deluxe Double Room with City View
  3. Premium Studio Room
  4. Executive Twin Room
  5. One Bedroom Suite Apartment
  6. Two Bedroom Suite Apartment

* Tip: Not all rooms face the Mekong River. Some do not even have windows. So, make sure you ask for a room on a high floor with a view of NagaWorld and Mekong River. Of course, you must book a room that has that potential view.

When I booked, I chose the Deluxe Double with City View room. But this type of room can either face the Mekong River or the other side, which is the other part of Phnom Penh city. The view is just all buildings. So I added instructions in my booking to give me a high floor room with a view of Nagaworld and the Mekong River. And I got such a room! See the awesome view!

Phnom Penh Hotels - The Bridge Club Deluxe Double Room with City View - Great View of the City and Mekong River!
Phnom Penh Hotels – The Bridge Club Deluxe Double Room with City View – Great View of the City and Mekong River!

The rate per night for my room was USD101 per night. I got it cheaper at USD30 per night. That’s a whopping 70.3% Discount! All thanks to Agoda!

The size of the room is about 37 sq m with 1 Super King Bed. It is really huge for two people. I really enjoyed the space. And of course, the awesome view. I watch it every chance I got.

Phnom Penh Hotels - The Bridge Club Deluxe Double Room with City View - Living Room and Bed plus window with Great View of the City and Mekong River!
Phnom Penh Hotels – The Bridge Club Deluxe Double Room with City View – Living Room and Bed plus window with Great View of the City and Mekong River!

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Amenities 

There are quite a lot of amenities at The Bridge Club. But I find the quality of the amenities lacking. For example, the towels were very rough. And the staff a bit raw and untrained. Some were even unfriendly and not very hospitable. But being a hotel that is a work in progress, plus the really affordable rates at this time, it is almost acceptable. I do hope things improve after all the construction and renovation work are done.

Front Desk

  • 24-hour Front Desk
  • Front Desk Safe
  • Express Check-in and Check-out
The Bridge Club Front Desk
The Bridge Club Front Desk
The Bridge Club Reception Area
The Bridge Club Reception Area

En-suite Bathroom with towels

Bathroom and Toilet facilities in Deluxe Double with City View Room of The Bridge Club Hotel
Bathroom and Toilet facilities in Deluxe Double with City View Room of The Bridge Club Hotel

Other Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Free toiletries; e.g. Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Refrigerator
Phnom Penh Hotels - The Bridge Club Deluxe Double Room with City View - Living Room with Refrigerator, Water Cooler and Washing/Dryer Machine
Phnom Penh Hotels – The Bridge Club Deluxe Double Room with City View – Living Room with Refrigerator, Water Cooler and Washing/Dryer Machine
  • Microwave
  • Electric Kettle
  • Washing Machine and Dryer
  • Electronic Safe
  • Free Internet access via WiFi
  • Free and Pay TV
  • Work Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Free Asian and Western Breakfast (at 13th floor – check your booking package to see if this is included for free)
  • Pay Later Option with Agoda
  • 1,000 Non-smoking rooms available

Facilities

Outdoor Swimming Pool

Lovely Outdoor Swimming Pool
Lovely Outdoor Swimming Pool
View of Phnom Penh and Mekong River from Outdoor Swimming Pool at 13th Floor
View of Phnom Penh and Mekong River from Outdoor Swimming Pool at 13th Floor

Garden

  • Garden with view of city and Mekong river
  • Barbecue area in Garden
Garden with BBQ facilities at The Bridge Club Hotel
Garden with BBQ facilities at The Bridge Club Hotel
Garden at The Bridge Club Hotel
Garden at The Bridge Club Hotel
View of Phnom Penh from back of The Bridge Club Hotel, 39th Floor
View of Phnom Penh from back of The Bridge Club Hotel, 39th Floor

Indoor Swimming Pool at Top Floor (39th Floor)

Indoor Swimming Pool at 39th Floor of The Bridge Club Hotel
Indoor Swimming Pool at 39th Floor of The Bridge Club Hotel

Gymnasium

The large gym at The Bridge Club
The large gym at The Bridge Club

More Facilities

  • Spa
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Playground
  • Car Park with Free Parking for Guests
View of The Bridge Club Hotel from Garden to Top Floor
View of The Bridge Club Hotel from Garden to Top Floor

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What Good Food to Enjoy in Phnom Penh?

The local food is quite similar to the food in the region – Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. So, you will find some dishes that taste about the same; e.g. curry. At the same time, I noticed most places offer Thai, Vietnamese and Laotian meals. All that can even be in one restaurant! You will be spoiled for choice.

My Cambodian friend introduced me to one of their popular coffee chain called Brown Coffee. It is very good. I will share more about this in a future blog post. Also, we had a fantastic local meal at a restaurant called Titanic. Watch for more about food in future posts.


Attractions Nearby

When you stay at The Bridge Club, you will not run short of attractions to visit. There are so many nearby. For those that are near, you can simply take a stroll over there. For those a little further, take the tuk tuk. It is cheap and convenient. Here is a list of some of the nearby attractions, in alphabetical order:

  • Aeon Mall – about 1 km away
  • Diamond Island Convention and Exhibition Center – about 800 m away
  • Independence Monument – about 1 km away
  • NagaWorld Hotel & Entertainment Complex – about 500 m away
  • Phnom Penh City Centre – about 3 km away
  • Preah Sihanouk Garden – about 700 m away
  • Royal Palace – about 1.7 km away
  • Samdech Hun Sen Park – about 800 m away
  • Silver Pagoda – about 1.7 km away
  • Sontepheap Garden – about 400 m away
  • Statue of King Father Norodom Sihanouk – about 1 km away
  • Tuol Sieng Genocide Museum – about 1 km away
  • Wat Botum Partk – about 1.1 km away
  • Wat Lanka – about 1.1 km away

Where is The Bridge Club?

The Bridge Club is located at the Chamkarmorn area. It is a very nice area. Not too busy like in the City Center. Yet, close enough that you can easily visit and see many attractions, and enjoy delicious food at good cafes, coffee houses and restaurants. Here is a map to show you where it is located.

Address: Ground floor (unit 18 and 19), near The Bridge SOHO entrance, National Assembly Street, Sngkat Tonle Bassac, Khan Chamkarmorn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phone: +855-023-236-236

Email: contact@pp-bridgeclub.com

How To Get There?

By Air

The Bridge Club is around 14 km away from the Phnom Penh International Airport.  There are many airlines that fly to Phnom Penh from many cities. You can check which airlines fly to Phnom Penh on Agoda.

By Road

You can also choose to travel by road if you are going to Phnom Penh from a neighboring country. Do plan your route carefully, and make sure you have all papers ready when you cross the borders.


Getting Around

By Bus

There are buses in Phnom Penh. But it is not easy to understand their routes and timings. Also, they only operate from 5 am to 8 pm. Not very ideal when you need to get around after 8 pm, especially after dinner or after a night out in town.

Plus, parking is usually not a problem because there is ample space almost everywhere.

By Taxi

Do these exist here anymore? Most people take the tuk tuk or Grab. See below.

By Tuk Tuk

These are motorized three-wheeled vehicles that have replaced the traditional pulled trishaws. It is a very cheap mode of transportation. It is not as comfortable as sitting in a car, but it serves the purpose of traveling short distances for very low price.

By Grab

Grab is like Uber in Asia. In fact, it has taken over Uber.

It has become my preferred mode of travel when getting around a foreign city in Asia. One reason is that there is no need to negotiate. Another is that the price is usually reasonable and affordable. No hassles.

It is so easy to travel around in cities now because of Grab. Just download the app, state your destination, a driver is assigned to you, take the transport, and you arrive at your destination. Comfortable and easy.

I have switched to Grab for my travels within a city ever since this option became available.


The Bridge Club – Asia Travel Gems Final Word

From afar, The Bridge Club looks impressive. It looks like a good hotel with fine service, rooms, amenities, and facilities. But looks can be deceiving.

three and half stars rating

The room I stayed at was good. Really large room with lots of space. The bed was very comfortable, and the pillows are just the right bounce. They are not too soft till there is no support, and not too hard that it is unpleasant to lie on.

The amenities were plenty. But they lacked quality. They felt like amenities provided in a budget hotel, or a 1-star hotel. They could up the standards.

The facilities are quite all right. All still new. So, no surprise there that it was all good.

The service was the issue. The staff at the Front Desk were not friendly. For example, a local friend of mine drove and parked at the hotel car park. We asked for the parking vouchers since it is free parking for guests. They had to be convinced to give the free parking vouchers for all the days we were staying there. At first, they insisted we go to the Front Desk every day to get the voucher for the day.

I had reason with them that we were already booked and staying for four days. Why can’t they give us the vouchers for all four days? Does it make sense that we are expected to go to the Front Desk every day to get a voucher? We are tourists. We are busy sightseeing and experiencing all the city has to offer. We don’t want to get the voucher daily. After a long while, they finally relented.

Another incident was when housekeeping left only one towel for a room that was meant for two. To get that towel, we had to take the lift from the 30th floor, walk from the SOHO area to the Front Desk, ask for the towel, told we had to wait, and we waited for more than half an hour plus we had to take the towel back to our room.

Finally, the ongoing construction. I don’t know how long this has been going on and how long more it will go on. But it is an inconvenience.

All right, true that the room rates were cheaper because of the construction. But surely the construction crew and the housekeeping staff (with their housekeeping trolley), can take a service lift? It is very unsightly to see all that for a hotel guest.

So, there you have it. Why the rating for this hotel is so low? I would have given it an even lower rating. Maybe even a 2 stars. But because of the view. Ah, that gorgeous view of the city and the Mekong river. That is precious. And for that, they get a slightly higher rating.

Phnom Penh Hotels - The Bridge Club Deluxe Double Room with City View - Great View of the City and Mekong River in the evening!
Phnom Penh Hotels – The Bridge Club Deluxe Double Room with City View – Great View of the City and Mekong River in the evening!

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