We visited Ratanakiri Spa in Phnom Penh, Cambodia during our Vietnam-Cambodia trip with my family a couple of months ago. My husband and I have this habit of checking out a local spa of the places we go visit. We thought all the while that there was no decent spa places in Phnom Penh. Because the first two days we have been around the city, the ones we saw were of the less decent. It is easy to say from the girls outside their establishments.
Ratanakiri List of Spa Services
Because I was not very happy with the foot massage I had in Vietnam a few days back, instead of a body massage, I opted to just have foot massage again (which I later regretted because the therapists here are soooo good), in Ratanakiri Steam Sauna and Massage. With all the walking that we have done the whole week, I could have made use of a good massage. But since I was not too sure about this new place, I’m not taking my chances. Ratanakiri does Khmer Thai Massage.
Ratanakiri’s massage area
This was were the husband had his massage. I could have shared this room with him if I chose body massage. Instead, I was in the room next door.
Ratanakiri Foot Massage Room
This is where I had my foot massage done. The place was very comfy. I especially love that Cambodians speak better English than the Vietnamese. I barely had to use sign language during our stay in Phnom Penh. I was also offered a glass of iced tea. The real kind, which I’m not very fond of. I’d rather have our usual which is loaded with artificial sugar and some. Haha! It comes with the culture, I gathered.
Monica, my foot massage therapist at Ratanakiri Steam Sauna Massage
Just to give you an idea how I loved Monica’s foot massage service – I would have brought her home to Manila if I can! She was that good. I paid for a foot massage session that lasted an hour. I also received a free back massage. It was sooo good that I totally regretted that I did not choose whole body massage instead.
Minty Massage lotion
We really just took a chance as we saw on our way back to Pacific Hotel, where we were staying, this massage place. It looked rather decent enough with no hanky panky services.
Our thoughts were affirmed by their disclaimer. The fact that the spa closes at 11PM should say a lot. We arrived rather late, 10ish, so we practically had the place to ourselves. My husband was also happy with his massage and we gave both girls a generous tip. I’m not sure where our next foreign spa visit will be – massage montréal, maybe? A girl can dream. 🙂
Make sure to check out Ratanakiri Massage place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia when you go visit the city. I don’t have its exact address but Ratanakiri Massage is walking distance from Pacific Hotel, which is located in Monivong Boulevard, Sangkat Phsar Thmei II, Khan Daun Penh, Oreussey, Phnom Penh, Cambodia . 🙂