The Blue Lime is an urban accommodation, located in theandhistorical centre of Phnom Penh.and The lush exotic garden has a modern design pool, with daybeds spread around it, power sockets and free wi-fi.
Blue Lime is the latest oasis from the group that brought Phnom Penh the Pavilion. The entire hotel has an industrial-chic decor -- there is granite and finished concrete throughout, with brightly colored silk curtains or pillows softening everything up. Plenty of sunshine filters in from windows and vaulted skylights.
The Blue lime is a 23-room urban accommodation, with a lush exotic garden and a swimming pool, centrally located, on a small alley right behind the National Museum and the Royal Palace.
The rooms, garden and pool are modern minimalist, with concrete furniture, all covered by a free 1Mb/s wi-fi. 4 of the rooms have each their own private plunge pool. The bar/restaurant serves food in the garden lounge and one can enjoy its cocktails in the pool.
The restaurant serves food that can be taken on the terrace or day-beds around the pool. Cocktails can be served directly in the pool. Breakfast is served from 7am around the pool. The 14m-pool has an overflow and salted filtration systems. Big blocks on the side allow to put down drinks while swimming.
The garden is covered by a free 1Mb/s free wi-fi. The infinity pool is perfectly cool, and the awning-covered,
pillow-strewn mattresses around the pool provide the elements of a
lovely afternoon reading or using the free WiFi. The only problem is
that many of the expats in town agree, so the pool area can get really
crowded on weekends. Rooms are sparse but tasteful, and the bathrooms
large and luxurious. This is the only hotel we've seen that manages to
make cement furniture seem aesthetically pleasing. Breakfast is included
in the price.
The pool runs by overflow and is 5m x 15m and 1.30m deep. Salt water (natural sea salt from Kampot) is used with a computerized chlorination system and 24 hours filtration.
Bathrooms are a good size with stylish sinks and separate rain-shower areas. The hot water comes from solar panels, so there is a bit of waiting involved. The outdoor pool is surrounded by four-poster daybeds and tall, leafy tropical trees. Staff here is friendlier than at Pavillion, and extremely efficient and thoughtful. A room on the top floor offers lovely views of the curved rooftop of the National Museum in the distance. Blue Lime is already very popular among travelers in the know, so book far in advance.