Hotel near Mekong River

Welcome to the Kingdom of Cambodia. The excitement will come to you when you arrive in Phnom Penh, especially when you’re staying at a hotel near the Mekong River. For those looking for entertainment, historical sites, and sunset activities by boat. The scenic riverside area offers a variety of fun, adventurous and relaxed activities based on your preferences.

Below are some highlights and ideas on what to do when visiting the riverside area in Phnom Penh. Find the best hotel near the Mekong River for your stay, and start planning your itinerary with our informative article.



Preah Sisowath Quay Boulevard

If you’re looking for the area on maps, the official name of the street is Preah Sisowath Quay Boulevard. The riverfront strip along the Tonle Sap River has a total length of 3 kilometres. And, the street is lined with hotels, restaurants, bars, cafés, and shops. Named in honour of King Sisowath of Cambodia, this area is particularly special to the local people.

A gateway into the city and a local spot where locals and tourists come together to celebrate the beauty of the city. When visiting the Mekong Riverside, we recommend you wear comfortable loose clothing for the warm tropical weather and comfortable shoes for strolling the vast area. Have your camera ready for picturesque sunset selfies and social posts to impress your fans and followers.

Wondering where to start on your discoveries, take a look at our list of the best things to do around the Phnom Penh riverside area:

Pagoda Trip

Silver Pagoda

Wat Ounalom Monastery is a house believed to be an eyebrow of Buddha and one of the oldest pagodas in Cambodia. If we go a few meters further, we can find Preah Ang Dorngkeu Shrine. The small shrine is opposite the main gate of the Royal Palace. The busy shrine that you can merit or enjoy is the scene of the Royal Palace entrance garden or Tonle Sap River.

The National Museum of Cambodia is located behind the Royal Palace and within walking distance of Wat Saravan Techo. This pagoda houses around 3,400 manuscripts and has been described as the largest library in the country.


Water Festival

Cambodian Water Festival

The Water Festival (November) will be filled with joy when the racing boat Bon Om Touk or the splendid scene during the night. Fireworks and a boat parade with lamps. During the peak of the Water Festival, the road will be closed and dedicated for the spectacles to celebrate it.

Phnom Penh Night Market

Phnom Penh Night Market

Blend with the locals by visiting Phnom Penh Night Market. Try some local street food, listen to live Cambodian music and browse for clothing, watches and various knickknacks. Try to enjoy the night breeze and local dishes by sitting on the floor mat here.

Culinary Time

Culinary Time

One of the options is to enjoy the sunset by sitting outdoor place sipping the drinks. Bustling activities surrounded by people strolling around. Array options for your preference to spend time with, Western, Middle Eastern, Asia food. Calm ambience or boisterous ambience along the riverside area. Try the opposite way from the boat cruise, and enjoy the Tonle Sap with the Royal Palace and the buildings panorama. Regularly, the boat cruise will offer a dinner with live music while moving around the river.

Cyclo Tour

Ride The Cyclo

These iconic vehicles, first introduced in 1936, remain one of the best and most economical ways to see the city. You can plan your route or leave it up to the tour, either way, you will be astonished at the low cost and sheer fun.

Phnom Penh City offers a million activities; one of the most famous is the riverside area that is only 10 minute’s drive from Novotel Phnom Penh BKK 1. You will enjoy iconic landmarks when heading to the riverside from the hotel.



Riverside area

The Mekong River is a scenic backdrop to your time in Phnom Penh. Staying close to the area means you can not only enjoy beautiful views, but also you are just moments away from some exciting attractions.

The Novotel Hotel is near the Mekong River and offers a stylish accommodation option to explore the riverside and beyond.

With a choice of 254 guest rooms and suites, business and leisure travellers have a space to make their own. The hotel design is modern and intuitive, for a flawless experience.

Novotel Phnom Penh BKK 1 is a full-service hotel with 1 French restaurant, a lobby bar and a pool bar. Work out in a state-of-the-art fitness centre. Or take time to unwind by the outdoor pool or enjoy a massage at Bodia Spa. Everything you need to connect with family, friends, colleagues and yourself.

The best part of Novotel is the Riverside Executive Suite. This spacious 45sqm. Suites offer you front-row seats to take in the magic of the Mekong River. Large floor-to-ceiling windows bring a bright and airy retreat located on the higher floors of the hotel. Slip into a comfy King size bed, or sit back and relax in the separate lounge taking in the serenity of the riverside views. Just what you would expect from a Phnom Penh Riverside Hotel.

This Phnom Penh Riverside Hotel also has an Executive Lounge to welcome all guests staying in the luxury of the Riverside Executive Suite room type wake up to a secluded breakfast and enjoy refreshments throughout the day. A daily hour brings guests together to toast the day and take time to watch the sunset from the Executive Lounge terrace.

Phnom Penh City offers so many interesting sights, fun activities and sacred spots to explore. One of our favourites is the riverside area. Take a taxi, tuk tuk from the Novotel Hotel near the Mekong River which is only a 10-minute’s drive away. For the more adventurous, you can walk there within 30 minutes, taking in the sights, sounds, and delicious aromas of the city on your way. You will enjoy many iconic landmarks when heading out of our Phnom Penh Riverside Hotel.