Angkor Century Resort & Spa…. arrival November 12, to November 16 , 2013
we flew in from Bangkok which is a one hour flight into Siem Reap. At the airport you can buy your Entry-VISA at US $ 20.00 per person, be sure to bring a Passport picture. Outside the airport you will be assigned a TAXI , it's all well organized…our Taxi driver Chea Sothakea.. Phone : 012 437 663 the young driver spoke good English can organize anything to want in town… and we hired him for the next day to drive us around visiting the various sights of Angkor Wat. We were greeted by a Hostess Leng upon arrival at the Resort and she presented each of us a SCARF…. we stayed in room 258 ( see pictures ) which was very comfortable , it was a large room and had all the amenities to make your stay enjoyable. Hostess MOM is also very pleasant… the resort is very modern, very clean, good food for Breakfast,( huge selection of Western / Asian food items ) , if you prefer you can dine on the terrace. Lunch and Dinner was also good. For Dinner they offer a " Apsara Cultural Dance Show " weather permitting it will take place near the pool area, if not , enjoy the show ( You should see it…. ) in the main dining room, called the Coffee House where the service is very efficient. In front of the dining room they have local entertainment, performed either by the 11 year old boy K. Meta playing the * Rorneatek * instrument, or a very charming girl just 8 years old..The Resort also has a very nice Swimming Pool area….. Since we like massages ( Khmer ) we hired a Tuk - Tuk, ( you find them lined up on the right hand side when you leave the Resort - be sure to negotiate - . He took us to " Healthy Hands "( located on National Rd. No 6 Svaydangkum, Siem Reap Telephone 063 96 61 62 ), where a 60 minute massage is US $ 10.00 , take advantage of this fabulous price.….I had masseuse No 55 , her name is HOUY just terrific. While in downtown Siem Reap, visit Pub Street's shops and markets… everything looked very clean…
Since we hired our own Taxi Service ( a suggestion from another TripAdvisor writer ), CHEA S… was waiting for us promptly at 5:00 AM with a certified Government Tour Guide to take us to Angkor Wat, we paid for the full Day US 30.00 to each individual and it was worth it. We wanted to see the SUNRISE taking place at Angkor Wat, which is very magical and spiritual. As we arrived at the entrance, we bought a three day pass for US $ 40.00 each… this allows you to visit all the Temples as often as you wish. We arrived in front of the Lagoon / Temple at 5:30 AM when it was still dark to await the sunrise. There were hundreds of people there . Be sure to bring your Camera, because the mood is awesome and the reflection of the Temple in the Lagoon is spectacular too. At 7:10 AM the sunrise took place and everyone was in "AWE"… we left by 7:30 AM returning to our Resort to have a good hearty breakfast. Just set a time with your driver and he will be waiting for you to go back to Angkor Wat… also be sure to get the phone number of his Cell phone, also if you hire a Tuk - Tuk, just in case if the meet up is problem you can call him. Everyone has a Cell phone , ask a driver to make the call for you and give him US $1.oo Dollar tip. He will be thankful. By the way all transactions are quoted in US Dollars- except in the Super-Market - but everyone accept the local currency as well . Our Tour Guide " Meu Moeun Telephone.. (855) 17 90 72 79 or (855 ) 15 63 49 52--- eMail: email@example.com , is very good, speaks good English and will take you through each Temple and explain all the details to you. You will be pleased with his SERVICE. We visited the main Temple " Angkor Wat, Angkor, Thom Temple and Ta Prohm Temple. Of course he will take you to other Temples in the area as well on other days. On another day we took a Tuk-Tuk with driver Mr. NOEUT , Phone 097 673 01 54 his TAXI is No. 9707 .This young man is also very reliable and on time and understands English. He took us to Tole Sap Lake which is a 19 km drive from the Resort. Here you can take a one hour boat ride to see houses on stilts , the boat will tale you through Canals, you will see a lot poverty, everybody wants money… I say skip the trip, it's not worth it. rather see Inle Lake in Myanmar much more pleasant. I mailed from the Resort about 7 Postcards with the Angkor Wat scene, gave the postcards to a clerk at the reception desk for mailing, he wanted for each card US 1.00 which I paid to him in CASH , but my postcards never arrived at their designated destination. Don't repeat this mistake. Some Folks still LOVE our US DOLLAR. What a disappointment… even with this experience I MUST say, that the people I dealt with in Siem Reap / Angkor Wat were very gracious, very pleasant, very helpful & accommodating. We had a great time and recommend to visit this site.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Angkor Century Resort & Spa, a 5 star deluxe resort property set within lush tropical gardens covering an area of 9-acres. A mere 15-minutes drive from the Airport and the Angkor Temples, it is located within the heart of the Siem Reap City. Its interiors are a tasteful blend of contemporary western conveniences and artistic, elegant Khmer design. Widely respected by its industry partners, colleagues and very regular guests for its high quality of service, it is an award winning property, having received citations from the World Travel Awards UK (2003 and 2004 Leading Resort and Leading Spa Accolades) and the Trade Industry Golden Trophy for the Year 2005 from Spanish Trade Leaders' Club. Guests may select from 190 stylishly appointed rooms which suits and reflect the individual needs of both business and traveler alike. Angkor Century Resort & Spa provides with all comforts and amenities of a first-class international hotel. The relaxed atmosphere and the rich colors of an 8-acre tropical garden will complement your trip to Angkor Temples and will create memories that will last a lifetime ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Angkor Century
- Angkor Century Siem Reap
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