Arthur and Paul – Gay Phnom Penh, Cambodia Hotel

Author: , January 27th, 2017

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Go on a 100% gay adventure in the heart of Phnom Penh at ARTHUR & PAUL (A&P), the first boutique hotel-restaurant and Spa in the Cambodian capital exclusively for men. Not only ARTHUR & PAUL (A&P) is a gay friendly hotel, but it is a MEN ONLY hotel.

Arthur and Paul

For an hour, a day, a night or maybe more … enjoy our customized services in a renovated 1930’s building, in the refined and chic Boeung Keng Kang (BKK1) district.

Let yourself be transported by its ideal location 2 minutes’ walk from famous Pasteur Street with many shops and restaurants and 5 minutes by tuk tuk from Central Market, the National Museum, the Royal Palace or Sisowath Quay along the Mekong River.

Let yourself be amazed by the seventies design of our ten large themed bedrooms each with a view, from 27 square meters (290 square feet) to 43 square meters (463 square feet) each tailored to meet your every desire. Our rooms bear the names of mythical gay couples who give free rein to your fantasies.

At Arthur and Paul hotel (A&P), feel free to sleep late as long as you want after your night on the town and have breakfast throughout the day as well as check-out at any time.

And when it comes to bedding, Arthur and Paul hotel wins even the toughest comparisons. Indulge yourself with a touch of luxury thanks to our Egyptian cotton bedding sets. Beautifully soft and exquisitely crafted to offer ultimate comfort whilst you rest, Egyptian cotton is an essential ingredient for a perfect night’s sleep, providing a soothing place to rest night after night. Exuding softness, Arthur and Paul’s Egyptian cotton bed sheets are wondrous for a luxurious nights rest and give the most indulgent slumber.

Hotel amenities include also the following (non-exhaustive list):

  • Queen size bed (180cm)
  • Powerful air conditioning providing cool and hot air on demand
  • Complimentary internet access wifi broadband technology
  • 22 inch LCD flat screen televisions (HDMI video input to view your movies and photos) with a selection of international channels
  • Large walk in showers
  • Separate toilet with hand shower
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk with international electrical outlets
  • Mini-bar (2 bottles of mineral water provided each day)
  • Kettle with tea and coffee
  • Safe to store your valuables
  • Hair dryer

Let yourself be welcomed, pampered, massaged by an exclusively male staff providing highest quality service to the greatest degrees of elegance and discretion.

Let yourself be lulled by the soul of the passionate relationship between the two famous French poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine which inspired the style and set the tone.

Be enchanted by the poetry of ARTHUR AND PAUL which will rhyme your emotions, suit your desires of the day: from poetry to sustenance, from room to room, between SPA, steam room, Jacuzzi, the natural swimming pool with its long lap pool ,and of course the restaurant.

With Arthur and Paul, an encounter is guaranteed every time.

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Nomadic Boys: How Many Days in Phnom Penh?

Author: , July 3rd, 2015

Nomadic Boys - Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is the capital city and main transport hub of Cambodia. We found it to be quite modern, developing very quickly and reminded us of a smaller Bangkok. We were also pleasantly surprised to discover a busy gay scene in Phnom Penh with many bars and clubs.

You could easily spend a week in the Cambodian capital city and not be bored. For those pushed for time, 2 days is definitely more than enough to get a taste of Phnom Penh, a feel for Cambodia and its bloody history.

Unfortunately the terrible and bloody rule of the Khmer Rouge under Pol Pot between 1975-1979 over shadows Cambodian history mainly because around a third of its population was killed off in this short period.

Full Story at the Nomadic Boys | Cambodia Gay Travel Resources

Nomadic Boys – How to Get from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

Author: , June 17th, 2015

Nomadic BoysMost visitors to Cambodia will focus their stay in the capital city of Phnom Penh and in Siem Reap as a base to visit the famous Angkor Wat. We visited Cambodia in early April during the Khmer New Year when all Cambodians were rushing to leave the capital and return to their home towns.

The crazy traffic from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap as people rush to get home in time for the Khmer New Years holiday week. Here are the various options we discovered for travelling from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap.

#1 Bus from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

The bus is probably the cheapest way to travel in Cambodia. However, finding a good, reliable company is not easy. Most private vans will have crazy drivers, so because of this we do not recommend them. The road between Phnom penh and Siem reap is still being built and is not a smooth rode, so with a careless driver, this is dangerous.

Full Story at the Nomadic Boys | Cambodia Gay Travel Resources

Nomadic Boys – Discover Phnom Penh’s Gay Scene With a Local

Author: , April 29th, 2015

Stefan - Nomadic BoysIn Phnom Penh we met local gay boy, Aaron, who we travelled around Cambodia with. Aaron spent his childhood living on the streets of Phnom Penh for 8 years until he managed to develop a better life for himself and his family. As well as learning about the gay scene of Phnom Penh with him, we were also really touched and humbled by his story.

#01 Soustei Aaron, where are you from and what do you do?

Hi boys. My name is Darun Un, nickname, Aaron. I’m 27 years old, originally from Sihanoukville city. I am a drag show performer and manage the shows at the 2 Colours gay bar in Phnom Penh.

Full Story at the Nomadic Boys | Thailand Gay Travel Resources

Gay Travel in Cambodia: From Temples to Drag Queens

Author: , December 29th, 2010

CambodiaThe air is heavy with heat and the lingering smells of the day. It is nearly midnight when my partner and I walk down the dusty road, hopping on and off the pavement to avoid open sewers, discarded food and parked tuk-tuks. As we get to the end of the street we hear the unmistakable thumping of techno music, the trademark of Blue Chili – one of Phnom Penh’s oldest gay bars.

It is the Mr Blue Chilli competition and slender Cambodian men are strutting their stuff down a makeshift catwalk erected in the middle of the street. They swagger, smile and preen to the cheers of people crammed inside the bar while dozens of Cambodian and foreign onlookers on the street peer over the fence to get a good look.

We join the street gawkers, watching the boys, then the drag queens perform before making our way back down the street. It is our second week in the city, and once again we are struck by what a country of anomalies Cambodia is.

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