We stayed at the Angkor Village Resort for five days in Mar 2011.
Here are our thoughts:
-The pool is fantastic. Wonderful snaking pool means that each room feels like it has a private section of pool. Terrific design
-Lots of staff. The staff is constantly working on the property (imagine if your lawn was the jungle) and they do a nice job. They are also helpful with excursions.
-Speaking of excursions, the hotel has its menu of excursions and they do not stray from it. So, get a Lonely Planet or Fodors to get names of other tour guides (the one the hotel gave us had a hard time with English) and make sure you know how much excursions should cost (they are more expensive through the hotel, albeit a lot easier to book)
-The room was fine, nothing special. It felt smaller than I would have expected for $189/night in Cambodia. Everything about the room was fine. Nothing about the room was spectacular. We weren't disappointed, but it did not exceed our expectations. The balcony is nice, but the pool is nicer.
-There is not free internet in the rooms and they overcharge for it. There is free wifi at the bar.
-Noise: The cicada noise is incredible and adds to the ambiance of the hotel. The pounding music from a nearby club on Friday night was not great. No one at the hotel could tell us if the music was a regular thing or how late it would go (we eventually just fell asleep). Fri night was the only night we heard the music.
-Spa: The spa is disappointing. The people working at the Spa are clearly very eager to please but they need some training. The massages were a lot of rubbing, but not a lot of actual, good massaging. The Pedicure was essentially just an application of polish without much more and was more expensive than we pay here in the US ($25). The spa decor is nice, but their prices are high and, again, the staff is in need of some serious training.
We ended up at another spa, paid less, and had a better massage.
-Food: We only had the breakfast buffet at the hotel, but it was quite good. Well worth it.
-Note that the hotel is not near downtown Siem Reap. That means that you get extra quiet and feel like you're away from the hub bub (which is great). It also means that you have to take a tuk tuk into town for dinner, etc (which we enjoyed).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Next to Angkor, "Angkor Village Resort" a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World features beautiful cottages, restaurants and spa all set amongst lush tropical gardens and along a unique 200 metres river shaped swimming Pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Angkor Village Hotel Siem Reap
- Angkor Village Siem Reap