The Boddhi Tree is the symbol of the ultimate potential that lies within us all, and embodies the very nature of the Boddhi Tree Boutique Hotels, Guesthouse and Restaurants.
What to experience?The Boddhi Tree group of boutique accommodation and dining are leaders in creating a tradition that combines sustainability, good practice, social leadership and good values. They offer three accommodation and dining choices in Phnom Penh – the Boddhi Tree Aram, Boddhi Tree Del Gusto, and Boddhi Tree Umma.
All of the Boddhi Tree properties impart sophistication, charm and elegance, all being sensitively restored heritage buildings from the 1920s through to the 1960s. The restaurants are designed to create a unique culinary experience, while enjoying fine Asian and continental cuisine. You’ll taste organic produce from local organisations, and vegetarians will appreciate a large choice.
The Boddhi Tree Aram is located close to the Royal Palace. Built in the 1950s, the building’s high ceilings and wide open windows combined with contemporary furnishings blend effortlessly with Asian touches to enhance its light-filled spaces. There are twelve large rooms, air conditioning, en-suite bathroom, free WIFI, flat screen TVs.
Boddhi Tree Del Gusto is a charming, sensitively restored 1930s colonial house offering eight rooms and a shady café & restaurant in a quiet garden adorned by fragrant jasmine and bougainvillea, an oasis in Phnom Penh. Fan or air-conditioned rooms, en-suite bathrooms, free WIFI.
The Boddhi Tree Umma guesthouse is a renovated traditional-style house, decorated with locally produced contemporary furniture. Surrounded by a beautiful, lush garden it provides a surprisingly quiet and shady haven in the centre of Phnom Penh. Twelve rooms, some with en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, fans and mosquito nets, free WIFI.
How does it help?
The business opened in 1997, and has provided stable jobs to over eighty staff with 85% of their workforce emanating from the youth training programmes of Cambodian NGOs. The Boddhi Tree supports the Leadership and Character Development Institute (LCDI) that provides occupational training skills and on-the-job-experience, as well as basic educational services to high school dropouts, former gangsters and those who never had opportunities for education.
The company believes in “what is good for you is good for nature” by buying chemical and pesticide-free produce from the Urban and Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme. Through buying the locally branded IBIS rice, they support the livelihoods of poor communities who once hunted birdlife for a living. They have assisted in creating an organic garden for the organisations Health Cambodian Children Centre (HCCC) and Leadership Character Development Institute (LCDI).
They are committed to stopping sex trafficking and child prostitution, working with the Spanish organisation Afesip and the Childsafe programme.
Generating greater economic benefits for local people and enhancing their well-being is central to the Boddhi Tree’s ethos. As such they support the education of all their staff to continue their studies.
2010 Most 72 enchanting and unforgettable hotels in the world – TASCHEN Magazine
Boddhi Tree Del Gusto
43, St.95, Beong Keng Kong III,Phnom Penh
Boddhi Tree Umma
#50, St. 113, (opposite Tuol Sleng Museum)
Boddhi Tree Aram
#70, Street 244, Phnom Penh
Phone: (+855) 11 854 430, (+855) 23 998 424
The map indicates The Boddhi Tree Umma