My main purpose of visiting Cambodia is to see the Angkor Wat temples, as I had admired these structures for quite some time. Little did I know that I would fall in love with this gem of a resort as well.
My boyfriend and I arrived on a Saturday night, and having travelled for at least 15 hours, 'tired' and 'hungry' were an understatement.
The check-in process was seamless. The resort staff made us sit down, feel comfortable, gave us a little souvenir scarf, and also serving us a refreshing welcome beverage. During check-in, they also organised our temple tours and offered other tourist activities.
After we were shown to our Deluxe room, which was really spacious and clean, we settled in for a bit proceeded to roam around the resort grounds. Being that it was dark, there was still enough light to appreciate the natural beauty of the resort - the gardens, trees, flowers, and of course, the pool.
We then decided to order food from the hotel as we were too tired to go out into the city for some grub. We ordered herb potato wedges, mixed veggies, and accompanied these with some cocktails. We ate and drank while being serenaded by Daisy and Mickey, the resort entertainers. They were great, so friendly and cheerful.
We truly appreciated the beauty of the whole place the next morning. My was it gorgeous! Seeing everything the resort had to offer in clear light seemed so unreal. I was taken aback by how stunning the place was.
Not only was the place gorgeous, their staff were very polite, respectful and helpful. They treated us really well, which made us feel so special. Not once did they fail to clean our room and make our bed.
The breakfast buffet was actually quite good. It had a mixture of different cuisines - Khmer (Cambodian food), Western, Japanese and Chinese. The food here varied everyday, which made it interesting each time.
Taking a dip in the pool felt like heaven after being in the sun for a couple of hours. This was made even better after ordering some drinks from the pool bar. It was pretty darn awesome/convenient.
The resort was only about a 10 minute tuk-tuk ride in so the city centre (especially the popular 'Pub Street') and a 30-minute drive to the temples, which makes this place even better than it already is.
There's nothing I can really fault this place on. The only down side is that there are lots if mosquitoes at night, but it's definitely something that's out of their control. I would advise bringing some mosquito/bug repellent.
Just a warning - you may fall in love with this place too. You've been warned. Enjoy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the heart of ultimate luxury and bask in the splendor of elegance at Angkor Palace Resort & Spa, the perfect base to explore the legendary Angkor Temples and undiscovered treasures in Cambodia. The only international 5-star resort designed and built by a Cambodian architect, its décor and furnishing reflect the finest in Cambodian architecture, befitting royalty and dignitaries. Nestled invitingly within a spacious 11-hectare estate, the lush resort offers you the serenity of a secluded retreat whilst ensuring you are provided with every possible convenience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Soluxe Angkor Palace, Resort And Spa
- Grand Soluxe Angkor Palace Hotel Siem Reap
- Angkor Palace Hotel
- Angkor Palace Resort