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The Most Desirable Condo Amenities In Phnom Penh
Updated on: June 30, 2024, 6:00 p.m.
Published on: June 30, 2024, 5:56 p.m.

The Most Desirable Condo Amenities In Phnom Penh

Property developers have embraced the concept of modern living in Cambodia and the expectations and demands of buyers and tenants have changed as they are spoiled for choice and the general levels of income have continued to rise in the Kingdom

Condo developers have integrated functional spaces into homes, taken on board sustainability and environmental concerns, and appreciate certain amenities expected. The amenities can be highly sought after to improve the quality of life as trends in creature comforts diversity while they also have the potential to add value to a property and can help attract buyers in a competitive market. 

We look at some of the ways property developments in Cambodia have tailored amenities to the local market and what amenities are most sought after in Phnom Penh.

Amenities Which Are Expected In Contemporary Phnom Penh Condos

Some of the previous most sought-after amenities in Cambodia were covered here and included:

  • High-speed WiFi: This is considered a necessity for most tenants, as tenants and homeowners use the internet on a daily basis socially, for entertainment and for work, especially in the remote-working era post-pandemic. 
  • Air Conditioning: Having an AC is considered essential for comfort in Cambodia's tropical climate, especially in urban areas like Phnom Penh and considering 2024 was one of the hottest seasons on record, with indications of more extreme weather predicted in the years to come.
  • Swimming Pools: A popular amenity, swimming pools have become more standard at the best condos and are a huge benefit for those living in condos as a means of relaxation and exercise, and a means of socialising and entertainment. Don't disregard the many selfies that help promote developments which highlight pool areas and sunsets/sunrises in the Kingdom. Many of the condos under development are using infinity and rooftop pools as key selling points with stunning views of the city and the surroundings.
  • Dedicated Parking: Having secure allocated parking spaces or garages within the condo building is increasingly sought after by many tenants, and the use of vehicles (not just motos) has been increasing in Cambodia as incomes rise.
  • Security: 24-hour security guards, CCTV cameras in public areas, and controlled access for non-residents are important and expected security features and something international and local tenants and buyers look for in condos for peace of mind.

Below we highlight some of the newer Phnom Penh condominium projects and the range of features as well as contemporary and modern amenities and innovations appealing to buyers and being implemented by trusted developers as they attract local and foreign buyers in a competitive market in Cambodia.

Green Spaces Are In Demand

There has been a growing demand for green spaces in both residential living spaces as citizens become more aware of the importance of the environment in their well-being & developers are trying to incorporate green spaces into condos in the city. 

Examples are canopy rooftop gardens, landscaped gardens, dedicated green areas, and even outdoor parks on higher floors of the condos.

Integrated Wellness - Changing Buyer Habits

J Tower 3 Phnom Penh

Many condos offer on-site fitness facilities, often located on the top floors of the building and a holistic approach means wellness facilities are becoming an integral part of residential projects and of course condos.

The addition of gyms and pools is not new in residential projects in Phnom Penh, but developers are incorporating elevated choices for residents which include boxing rings, saunas, and yoga studios.

Healthcare within the comfort of one's own home is highlighted with the recent launch of JTower 3's residential project which integrates 24-hour nursing services for residents, and immediate healthcare assistance (a current rare offering in Phnom Penh). Residents will have access to an array of wellness facilities, which appeals greatly to those desiring a healthier lifestyle.

Smart Home Technology - Preferred Amenity

Studio unit showroom display at Le Condé BKK1 (Supplied - Le Conde BKK1 )

As technology increasingly intertwines with our daily lives, the concept of the smart home has also emerged in new property developments. 

A smart home leverages the internet allowing devices within the home to communicate with each other and be managed remotely via a common network. Tech trends are being followed more closely in Cambodia, but for international buyers, incorporating aspects such as smart locks, lighting, entertainment systems and more is an expectation.

For example, Le Condé BKK1 is one of Cambodia's first property developments to feature an integrated smart home system. These systems are designed to enhance tenants' functionality and comfort while improving their homes' overall safety. The smart home technology they offer includes the wireless control of doors, lighting, curtains, music, and temperatures, as well as timer controls, automated cleaning, and energy-saving measures.

3 Examples Of Modern Entertainment & Leisure Facilities In Phnom Penh Condos

Render image of the cinema at Time Square 302 (Supplied - Time Square 302)

When it comes to entertainment, Phnom Penh has a lot to offer, and many of the winners of the Cambodia Real Estate Awards 2024 were celebrated for their designs, features and range of amenities they offer in the ever-evolving Cambodian capital.

Leisure facilities integrated within residential buildings are becoming more creative and these additions ensure that residents can fully enjoy themselves in the comfort of their own homes.

  • Time Square 6 (also known as Time Square 302) -  located in Boeung Keng Kong I (BKK1), with close access to embassies, and a range of retail and food and beverage outlets, However its offers more reasons for tenants to never stay on site with its in-built entertainment options including a ping pong room, golf simulation, a lounge, cafe and games room, a kid's play area, a cinema room & karaoke, and a bowling alley!
  • Le Condé BKK1 - Also located in the central and highly desirable BKK1 area of the capital, the development is a mixed-use luxury development and includes the BKK Avenue Retail Store, a 240-meter sky jogging track, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, a children's play area and a sky garden as well as an infinity pool.
  • J Tower 3 - Highlighting its amenities, the sky bar and infinity pool on the 77th floor are set to enter the Guinness World Record as the world's highest swimming pool. For the residents' exclusive use, the 50th floor will feature a lounge, cafeteria, shopping, and business rooms, while the 49th floor will boast a luxurious indoor pool, spa, and sauna. Additionally, recreational facilities on the 11th floor will include a bowling alley, billiards, and a karaoke room. 

The amenities above all help to offer developers more attractive selling points and for landlords to make their properties more appealing to potential renters and buyers in the Phnom Penh condo market.

Of course amenities and fixtures shouldn’t be the sole factor to make or break a buying decision, these added benefits are being asked about more frequently in the Cambodian property market and certainly are factors buyers and tenants are considering due to the array of choices available and the question of having a better quality of life at home.