With Valentine’s Day coming, now is the time to start planning your romantic getaway. Or is it? With all that Phnom Penh has to offer for lovers, this could be the perfect time to indulge in a little “staycation” to help you really relax by taking out all the stress and hassle of packing and travelling further away. Luckily, our team at Arunreas Hotel is composed of a bunch of romantics, and they can’t wait for this weekend to come along.
Enjoying romantic time with your partner is not just about a nice dinner out, a flower, and then forget about it until next year. This is a time for each of you to focus on the other, with no distractions. That means no work (we will cut off your wifi if we think you’re working!), and no housework (natch). Turning Valentine’s Day into a Valentine’s Weekend of true indulgence is how you can create a truly memorable celebration of one another, and works especially well when you can come back to an air-conditioned room with a huge, comfortable bed, plunge bath, waterfall shower and delicious food delivered at the press of a button.
But it’s not just about what Arunreas has to offer romantic couples. Amid the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh, there is much to delight. Starting on Friday night, why not relax and enjoy a cocktail and one of the city’s gorgeous riverside sunsets before heading out to dinner.
For that, of course, we will naturally recommend the Valentine’s Dinner that our team at Topaz has carefully crafted with a stunning menu of sensuous delights, including foie gras, Hokkaido scallops, lamb or lobster, crowned with a lovely strawberry dome cake with pistachio cream. If that’s not in your budget though, there is always Khéma where you and your partner can let the love flow over a menu featuring a scallop carpaccio, foie gras, grilled lamb and a tangy lemon, raspberry and strawberry tart.
The town is your oyster for the rest of the weekend. Take time for a sensual Couples Massage at Bodia Spa, enjoy the chance to relax with a leafy walk around Wat Phnom or along the riverside. Indulge in a little chocolate love at The Chocolate Shop on Street 240 and then maybe head out for some oysters.
In the evening, one of the loveliest ways of enjoying Phnom Penh is with a romantic riverside cruise. Bring your own Champagne, and strawberries, or perhaps a Valentine’s Cake from Khéma to enjoy along the way.
And at the end of it all, don’t forget to come back home, to Arunreas.