This little boutique hotel, which while centrally located, is a little difficult to find as it is off a non-touristy dirt road. It is a beautiful hotel, decorated simply but with lots of taste and refinement. I was in Siem Reap with my Mom for a wedding and we stayed at Maison Polanka for 4 nights. We were absolutely enthralled with our stay! The hotel grounds were lush and green and after of day out sightseeing, when we returned, we really felt cocooned from the frantic bustle of the city.
We stayed in the Khmer House which is a traditional Cambodian wooden house on stilts that the hotel owners dismantled from the province side and rebuilt on the grounds of the hotel. The room was quite spacious an tastefully decorated with beautiful Khmer art, photos, and colonial furniture. The beds were very comfortable and I loved the breeze of the ceiling fans! We had most of our meals at the hotel. The Cambodian cuisine, was excellent, fresh, and very authentic (I lived in SE Asia for 4 years). The samosas and fried battered shrimp with ground pepper and lime sauce which were absolutely to die for!
Overall, a Maison Polanka is a great address for those seeking understated refinement, relaxation, and excellent Cambodian cuisine. The owners gave us super advice for visits, temple excusions, and shopping - thanks to them and their attentive staff, our short stay in Siem Reap was just perfect! I'm really look forward to being back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Maison Polanka is a collection of unique Cambodian houses offering hotel services in spacious tropical gardens. Set in the sprawling grounds of a family estate, the property hosts 5 luxury suites & rooms.Nestled in the heart of a local riverside village, close to the temples and the old market, Maison Polanka is a private Cambodian residence that will provide your stay in Ankgor with luxury and authenticity. ... more less
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