We had a fantastic stay at the Le Meridian for 5 days and would absolutely recommend this hotel to others.
It is the closest hotel to the Angkor Wat sites- so it is very conveniently located for site seeing. We would often visit the sites early in the morning whilst it was cool, return to the hotel for lunch and a nap, then go back to the sites in the late afternoon when it was cooler. Whilst the hotel is not situated in the midst of the city center, it is a short 5 minute tuk tuk ride away (which costs about $2USD one way).
Excellent. We ate the majority of our meals at the hotel which is inexpensive for a hotel of this class. The average price for a set dinner menu (3 courses) was $15USD per person. I would also recommend getting a hotel package that includes breakfast which was very varied as they catered to the Chinese, Japanese and Western folks. Eating at restaurants in the city center is obviously much cheaper (approx $8USD per person) than eating at the hotel. I would recommend Madame Butterfly’s which was a delightful French Cambodian restaurant. Be sure to mix it up.
HOTEL SERVICES AND ROOM
We opted for the deluxe room which was pretty nice – lovely hardwood floors, great shower and tub, extremely comfy king sized bed and more than sufficient English speaking television channels. Although the gym at the hotel is small it served its purpose (free weights, a universal weight machine and treadmills). The spa looked pretty nice but a bit pricey considering that you could get spa services at a cheaper rate in the city center. The pool was beautifully designed and there were comfortable Arabian style beds around the pool to lounge on – great for kicking back and chilling. The staff of this hotel was incredibly friendly, humble and genuine. In many hotels I often feel like the staff is forced to be friendly but at this hotel the friendless of the staff was quite genuine. The personnel at the front desk were always helpful and gave us great restaurant, spa and sightseeing recommendations, often making the reservations in advance for us.
Everywhere in Siam Reap accepts US dollars which is quite convenient. Apart from the usual temple visits we would highly recommend doing an ATV tour of the country side which gives you a different perspective of life in Siam Reap. This said tour also comes highly recommended on the trip advisor list of things to do in Siam Reap (it is called Quad Adventure Cambodia).
We visited Siam Reap during the high season (December) and paid in total $170USD for 3 days for a private guide who was at our full disposal and an air conditioned car (including airport transfers). The weather in December is great (not too hot) and for the supposed peak season we really did not think that the temple sites were overly crowded.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Being the closest 5 star luxury international hotel to Angkor Wat itself, Le Meridien is the perfect choice for travelers afar, who want to be close to the very reason for visiting. And the rustically colourful township of Siem Reap with its charming French colonial buildings and 400 years old teak trees is just 5 minutes from the hotel where local markets, art galleries and cafes abound. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Meridien Angkor Hotel Siem Reap
- Meridien Siem Reap
- Le Meridien Siem Reap
- Siem Reap Le Meridien