We stayed here for 2 nights as part of our 3 week stay in South-East Asia and wow, it was incredible! First of all, the service was incredible right from when we booked our trip with helpful emails helping us to arrange trips to the temples and destination dining. We stayed at a cheaper hotel for one night as we flew in at 6pm and then were getting up at 5am for the temples but a Sojourn tuk-tuk driver picked us up from the cheaper hotel, took us out to the temples (all incredible) and then back to the hotel to pick up our bags and took us to the Sojourn, all for about $11 - great service! The staff were all so helpful, smiley and friendly.
The hotel is set just outside of town which is nice as you get to experience the 'real' Cambodia, we went for a walk in the village one morning and got some awesome photos of the smiley locals, cows, rice paddies etc but the best part was going to the Pagoda where a friendly monk (in an orange robe) showed us around their temple! It was a highlight of the trip, there is the oldest temple in Cambodia there, the practice to Angkor Wat and we got some great photos, he also introduced us to the chief monk and practiced his english with us! So definitely take a walk around.
The villas are set around a gorgeous pool with a swim up bar, we had lunch there one day and there are some lovely sun-beds to relax on. The villas themselves are incredible, we booked a temple villa that had a bath and an outdoor shower. They also give you a stack of books in your room to read or exchange which is nice. They do a chocolate turn down service every evening (although they leave the chocolates in the fridge so make sure you check there!) and one night left petals in our sink and in the shape of a heart on our bed which was a lovely touch!
The breakfast was delicious and my favourite was the coconut and palm sugar pancakes that we got as a welcome treat and had as a special at breakfast one morning. Despite being fully booked it didn't feel overcrowded.
We also booked the destination dining for our last night. It was really romantic and lovely, set over a lotus pond with your own chef, waiter and musician! The food was delicious (although the puddings could have been better). As we don't drink wine they gave us a discount which was good of them.
It only takes about 10/15minutes to get to town by tuk-tuk and in the evenings you just pay $3 for a flat rate for as long as you want there and back which is a handy service.
Overall, we had a lovely stay and left feeling relaxed. We really loved Siem Reap and the night markets are great for shopping and of course the temples were out of this world! I'd definitely recommend the Sojourn and Erwan was especially helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled among rice paddies and palm trees lies Sojourn, the place to unwind and experience Siem Reaps best treasures. Imagine relaxing in tropical surrounds, enjoying decadent cocktails poolside, or at the swim up bar or perhaps indulge in a massage at our 'Origins' Spa. And when a hard days travels draw to a close, watch our magical sunset, as the day sinks into the palm trees. Sojourn offers unique accommodation, the best Khmer hospitality and a team committed to ensuring you have the ultimate escape. With only ten private villa rooms Sojourn offers journeys of an entirely different nature.Located only a short drive from Siem Reap town, within walking distance of the Ancient Wat Athvea temple and purpose built for your ultimate experience....Welcome to Sojourn! ... more less
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