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“Elegant boutique hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The SAMAR Villa & Spa Resort

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The SAMAR Villa & Spa Resort
Ranked #189 of 339 Hotels in Siem Reap
Certificate of Excellence
Adelaide, Australia
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20 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Elegant boutique hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2011

I stayed at the Samar Villa & Spa hotel last month with my parents. We stayed in the two bedroom apartment which was comfortable and elegantly furnished. Both the bedrooms had attached bathrooms that were spacious and modern.

The staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good and the WiFi connection was strong. The hotel is a short taxi ride away from both the city and Angkor Wat.

Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Warsaw, Poland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2011

Very well decorated, charming, quiet and very professional service made our visit in Cambodia unforgatable.

We do belive return and spend more time than we did recently.

Room Tip: All rooms have a unique Khmer's style and decoration.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2011

A rare combination of 5 star/personal service and charm. Niched in a traditionnal Khamar house, every room is decorated with refinement and style, and we have been looked after with personal touch. Great for a family week end or romantic gataway.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bangkok, Thailand
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51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2011

The Samar Villa & Spa Resort is the perfect mix between the service standards of a 5-star hotel, and the privacy of a residence. There are only 7 rooms in the large building that overlooks the pool, one detached villa, and one villa above the fine dining restaurant so you can count on getting personal service.

The rooms are all beautifully decorated, spacious, and comfortable. The Founan villa also has one-of-a-kind paintings from Yves Saint Laurent, who was a friend of the owner. Families should stay in the Apartment Suite which has two rooms attached by a living room. For people traveling with electronics, the Wifi is limited to the Public area, and the signal is best in the lobby and restaurant. However, there are plenty of outdoor outlets to plug in your laptop. Although the villa looks historic, it is newly built—so you can expect all the modern connivances. The details have been really thought out, like personal handmade soap in the bathrooms, pool amenities, Egyptian cotton sheets, ala carte breakfast, daily incense/essential oil burners in your room, etc.

One of the best things about Samar is the location—it's on the road to Angkor Wat and a bit away from Old Market, so you are in a very peaceful side of town. This can also be a down side if you want to be in bustling Siem Reap, or if you are looking to party with other tourists (in that case, look elsewhere.)

For transport, the hotel will hook you up with a personal Tuk Tuk driver who can take you anywhere you want (with reasonable pricing for day tours) essential for first time visitors! Everyone in our group fell in love with Samar Villa, and we can't wait to go back. Thank you to Christian and Bertrand Prestaut, the Father-Son, Manager/Owner team that created Samar--You have a spectacular property!

Room Tip: The building is wood so noise tends to travel
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2011

Samar is a place that I will not forget. I staid a week and could have stayed a month.
It is this kind of hotel where you feel in your own home. Details are important and make the difference. I had a chance to visit a few different rooms and each one has something special. For people who love special places and do not like too much large hotels, they can try the Samar. The swimming pool is 2 steps away from the room and the restaurant 3 steps away. The food there happily surprised me also in the same way, be sure to try it.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2011

Ten minutes far from Angkor Wat temple, this charming hotel is perfectly located in Siem Reap. After spending the whole day in the Angkor area, the Samar Villa is the best relaxing place ever.
The room are spacious and the refined decoration refers to the colonial period. Everything is gathered to make you feel comfortable : the staff is really friendly, the homebaked food is delicious, the spa and swimming pool are relaxing, tuk tuk are always at your disposal.
I would like to thanks Mr Prestau for his tips (best restaurants, places to visit) and his warm welcome.

Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
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Makati, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2011

The resort is located on the quiet side of town... very relaxing... the pool is perfect after a long hot tour of the Angkor Wat Temples.
Perfect for Honeymooners.
Private TukTuk is available 24/7.
The welcome dinner was Great! Had a good taste of Cambodian Cuisine.
We only stayed for 3 nights... I wish we stayed longer.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The SAMAR Villa & Spa Resort

Property: The SAMAR Villa & Spa Resort
Address: 115, Group 7 | Phum Tropeang Ses Khum Kochok Srok, Siem Reap 0000000, Cambodia
Region: Cambodia > Siem Reap Province > Siem Reap
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#69 Family Hotel in Siem Reap
#76 Romantic Hotel in Siem Reap
#100 Luxury Hotel in Siem Reap
#125 Spa Hotel in Siem Reap
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The SAMAR Villa & Spa Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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