Pavilion Phnom Penh
Considering the central location of Pavilion Phnom Penh you’ll love the peace and tranquility that embraces you upon arrival. With two pools, on site spa, mature gardens and a selection of rooms and suites (some with private pools) there’s something for everyone. The hotel is set within 4 restored period building oozing with history, one of the buildings was previously the private residence Queen Kossamak. Just a short walk from the Royal Palace, Independence Monument and the bustling riverside area Pavilion Phnom Penh provides the perfect base for exploring the city and also a welcome oasis of calm at the end of a busy day of sightseeing.
The Vegan Food
We loved that the menus had vegan options as this reassures you that the staff team have embraced the needs of their plant based guests. Even the breakfast menu had a couple of cooked vegan options in addition to the fruit / bread / cereals that you would expect. The first was rice with vegetables which they happily adjusted to include tofu, this dish was gluten free also. The other vegan breakfast option was fried potatoes with mushrooms and tomatoes, it was good but add some scambled tofu and it would have been excellent! All of the breakfast dishes were served from 7am-10pm next to the pool, you were able to order as many items as you wished which made for a very relaxed and chilled start to the day.
The lunch menu offered a number of vegan dishes. There were both fried and fresh spring rolls, papaya salad, vegetable soup, tofu curry, penne ratatouille and a selection of sorbets that were all vegan. The fresh spring rolls were delicious and came as a generous sized portion for just $3. Our tofu curry with rice was packed with flavour and chunky vegetables, it was a little massaman like as included potatoes and peanuts, very tasty indeed. Safe to say you won’t go hungry as a vegan at Pavilion Phnom Penh, we only wish we had tried the vegan sorbet!
The Vegan Essentials
Bathroom amenities are from Senteurs D’Angkor and in planet saving and refillable dispensers, they do not test on animals and use only natural ingredients. We were also happy to find that the duvet was synthetic as was one of the pillows on our bed. You won’t find any plastic bottles or plastic straws at Pavilion Phnom Penh either, water is in refillable glass bottles and the straws are disposable and made from recycled paper. Any hotel that has partnered with Refill not Landfill is making steps in the right direction to reduce their impact, in this day and age no hotel should be using single use plastic bottles for their guests.
The Vegan Food Quest Verdict
With a superb central location, oasis like vibe, commitment to reducing the use of single use plastic and vegan food on the menus this is a very good option in Phnom Penh. Combine all of this with the relaxed and courteous service from a friendly staff team and this becomes not just a very good option but a great option.
We were guests of Pavilion Phnom Penh but please rest assured that their generosity in hosting us didn’t influence our views.
Pavilion Phnom Penh
227 Preah Ang Yukanthor Street
Telephone: +855 023 222 280
Cost From: £60/$80 per night (February 2019)