I took the cheap and bumpy long bus ride from Phnom Penh so I could stay in the fancy Heritage Suites. Worth it? An emphatic yes for the cocktails alone. A great spot away from town, but close enough to walk places - and lots of little things that make you feel special. What a surprise to be picked up in a vintage car, complete with cold towel and fruit drink. And every night little gifts would appear as they turned down the room. Yep. As.They.Turned.Down.The.Room.
I hired a bike to look at some of the temples - that was fun and highly recommended. Flat easy roads and easy to get from one temple to the next.
Once you have finished with temples you should head down to Kandal Village. The Hive and The Little Red Fox both do amazing coffee (the Hive also has a great brunch menu) and Trunkh is just down the road and for great one stop shopping.
While we are on the topic of shopping, the Made In Cambodia market is a great place to visit to buy local products and it runs a few times a week: http://shintamani.com/made-in-cambodia/
Back to food....there is a Foreign Correspondence Club here and it's a great place to drop by for a drink and a bite to eat. Sit on the balcony and take in the view of the street and river below. Also go to Marum which is a branch of the Friends restaurant group. Great food and the chance to help out in a real life training environment for street kids. Clunky service with a smile, but hey - everyone's learning! http://tree-alliance.org/our-restaurants/marum.asp?mm=or&sm=ma