- GK Chesterton
The Independence Hotel is a 4* hotel which is located just behind the eponymous Independence beach. The hotel was constructed in the early 60s just after the creation of the city-port itself, and was thus Cambodia's first modern beachside hotel. Having undergone several renovations, including the addition of a new wing, the hotel has the modern amenities one would expect, but has retained its distinctive styling.
The hotel is located just behind Independence Beach, and most of the rooms have views over the beach.
There are 53 rooms in the original Independence Hotel, with a further 36 rooms in teh new building. We usually book deluxe rooms for our guests.
The best room available is the Jacqueline Kenndy Suite which is on the 7th and top floor of the hotel and which has spectacular views over the calm Cambodian coastal waters.
The beach is just a few seconds walk, but if you don't want sand between your toes then there is a pool, restaurants, lounge, bars and free internet.
The beachside location is breathtaking. There is an outdoor swimming pool and a terrace with great sunset views over the beach.
"This is easily the best beach in Cambodia - very scenic- and private. The Independence has a great pool, and an excellent breakfast buffet. The staff is second to none - anticipated our every need. The lunch and dinner menu runs from $3 to $8 meals that are excellent. The hotel looks new and rooms are spacious. There is a troop of monkeys living in the jungle around the hotel. You can buy fruit to hand feed them from women outside the hotel. Free shuttle to the public beach or in town. We enjoyed it so much we decided to cancel another booking to go back next month."
Try the Sokha Beach Resort, another luxury hotel this time overlooking Independence Beach.
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