The first impression you get when you enter the hotel is that you're in a laid back luxurious Cambodian oasis. Which is actually one of Belmond's most notorious characteristics all around the world.
The fact that they menage to keep the local influences and add a touch of rustic luxury, making it all beautiful and comfortable makes this place really special. Public areas are beautiful and the pool is one of the most incredible ones I've ever seen - I even skipped an afternoon of tours just to spend some time laying there.
Rooms are very big, beautiful and provide a great hideaway after a whole day climbing temples. Excellent bed and linens, great big tub with shower and great amenities. The ones on the 2nd floor overlooking the pool are the best choice!
Breakfast was really good as was the food on the other restaurants - very affordable by the way, despite the hotel's 5 stars.
Location wise you couldn't ask for more. Very central, easy access to everywhere, by the river that cuts the city center.
It was one of my favorite hotels during a trip to Southeast Asia. Definitely worth it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Belmond La Residence d'Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia is an intimate retreat that beautifully captures the region's history while offering every modern luxury. Located close by Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Tonle Sap Lake, it's an ideal base to explore the wonders of the region. Siem Reap's lively markets, galleries and thriving restaurant and bar scene are just steps away. Local elegance and stylish luxury are the hallmarks of the hotel's rooms and suites, furnished with traditional hardwoods and bamboo and exquisitely decorated in soft cottons and jewel-toned silks. At Circle restaurant, enjoy a unique gastronomic experience of International and Khmer cuisine or enjoy more relaxed fare at Ember. The Martini Lounge is a relaxed cocktail lounge with impressive views of the gardens. A tropical oasis-like large swimming pool is at the heart of the hotel and is complimented by the tranquil Kong Kea Spa. The hotel also benefits from a fitness centre, two boutiques, a tour desk and complimentary daily activities such as a monk blessing or shopping tour. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Residence d`Angkor By Orient-Express Hotel Siem Reap