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FCC Angkor
Ranked #99 of 343 Hotels in Siem Reap
Certificate of Excellence
Seoul
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Enjoyable stay”
Reviewed 25 December 2006

My mother and I visited Siem Reap recently and stayed at the FCC.

Without having experienced other hotels in Siem Reap this might be a hasty judgement, but the hotel, in my view, measures up to any five star hotels in Hong Kong or Singapore. The better part about it is that it's cheaper. A standard Garden View room is about $100 vs. standard room at the Conrad (Hong Kong) going at about $200 and the Fullerton (S'pore) about $150. FCC is definitely a VALUE FOR MONEY DEAL.

I chose the Temple Cruise package (3 days/2 nights) which includes car pick-ups to and from the airport, transportation to temples, a few meals and massages everyday. Tour guide is not included, but you can easily book a tour guide through the hotel even at 10:30 pm.

The rooms are fairly comfortable with all the amenities except for a full-length mirror and a clock (FCC, take note!). As someone mentioned below it's probably best to avoid rooms Honey and Aloe Vera. I specifically asked for rooms other than these two and got a garden view room on the second floor, which was nice and quiet.

The staff were very friendly and trying their best to be most accomodating. The best part about my stay at the hotel was the massages at the Visaya Spa. Recommend the Harmony massage (90 mins) and Foot massage (60 mins) after a day of temple-hopping. Last but not least, the hotel is very conveniently located about 10 minutes walking distance from the old market.

Restaurant food was okay but not too inspiring. I wish they had more of the local food or specialties in the menu instead of commodities like burgers or pizza.

Overall, the hotel was a great choice adding enjoyment to our trip.

  • Liked — Value deal, location
  • Disliked — No full-length mirror in the room!
  • Tips/Secrets — Ask for garden view rooms upstairs or pool view rooms to the far side
  • Stayed December 2006, travelled with family
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Preston, Lancashire
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Reviewed 24 December 2006

Have just spent 6 brilliant days at the FCC in Siem Reap.

On arrival we were upgraded to a suite at no extra charge presumably because of the length of our stay. A generous and unexpected gesture and everything about the hotel has exceeded our expectations.

Firstly the staff can't do enough to help. From start to finish we were looked after very well. Secondly, location is very good. 10 minute stroll along the river or short trip by tuk tuk to the centre of town. The rooms are furnished to a high standard with spa quality soaps/shampoos etc provided daily (my wife loved this!)

There are a wide range of spa treatments in house for those wishing to be pampered.

The pool area is pure peace and tranquility although due to the configeration of the buildings, sun worshippers are restricted to one end of the pool for much of the day.

Pre dinner cocktails are very tempting with happy hour incentives provided 5-7pm.

Used the hotel as a base for touring the temples. We bought a 3 day pass for $40 pp (purchased at the entrance to Angkor, north of the town - don't forget to take a passport photo) and didn't try to overload ourselves with an intensive 3 days. We did one sunrise trip to Angkor Wat (the hotel provides breakfast in your room at 4.30am! and will serve until 2pm) plus others finishing at 12pm and two 12.30 pm starts finishing with sunset trips to Phnom Bakeng & Angkor Wat. In this way we didn't get 'templed out' which is a real danger if you try to fit too much in. Three days gives you a very good flavour of the area - we included Rolous and Banteay Srel (a must )as destinations a little further a field. We hired a tuk tuk at $12 per day plus $8 to Banteay Srel. The driver was fine but we relied on our guide book for most of the detailed info needed.

We are definitely going back.

  • Liked — Great location
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — Go now to Angkor. Sooner or later access will get restricted.
  • Stayed December 2006, travelled as a couple
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san francisco, ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2006

Very elegant hotel - stylish yet you still feel like you're in Cambodia. Great price for what you get. Great location on the river, and a 3 minute tuk-tuk ride to the center. Many of the other hotels in town are on the road into Angkor Wat, or on the road to the airport. Unless you want to spend your non-temple touring time at your hotel restaurant, you want to be within stiking distance of the "bar street" section of town, which has some fairly nice restaurants, and is right next to the outdoor market.

The only word of caution on the hotel: don't get a garden room. Pay the extra $20 for the pool rooms. The garden rooms are a euphemism for "rooms on the walkway to the parking area". If they only have garden rooms available for your dates, at a minimum ensure that you don't get "Honey" or "Aloa Vera" (they give names to all their rooms. These are literally half into the parking area, the biggest problem being that people checking out early in the morning will loiter in front of your room, talking.

Also, if you want to splurge for a suite, go for it: for $270 its still a bargain compared to the nondescript Sofitel-type hotels in Siem Reap. Both are nice, but if you have a choice, take the first floor pool level suite, and not the upstairs garden view one.

  • Liked — Stylish, great service, price/value
  • Disliked — Some rooms poorly located
  • Tips/Secrets — Only get pool view room!
  • Stayed November 2006, travelled with family
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2006

A fantastic hotel !

Over the three night stay I cannot fault this hotel's service, facilities or tours they offerred to the fabulous temples. OK this is not the normal 5 star deal but for someone looking to chill out in a fashionable and relaxed setting, this place is ideal.

The food is simple but quality nonetheless.

It certainly made our stay in Siem Reap.

An excellent hotel

  • Stayed November 2006, travelled as a couple
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england
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2006

We booked the hotel through their website and we also booked the classic weekender package and I must confess I got a little bored of the temples. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about Angkor Wat and the other temples, but I am not really into long past history and I found it much more interesting just chatting to him about his day to day life in Cambodia, as well as life in Cambodia under Pol Pot’s rule. I think for lazy tourists like me and my other half you could just get a tuk tuk to take you round the temples and then you can choose how long you spend sight seeing. I loved the hotel and wish we had spent more time there, the bar was very colonial and you could really imagine what it was like back in the days of the French occupation. The shops in the hotel were fab, and the food was delicious. If I could I would go back and I highly recommend the hotel to anyone who wants to stay in Siem Reap.

  • Liked — Very Trendy
  • Tips/Secrets — Have the milkshakes.
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
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tokyo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2006

The FCC was one of several choices we vascillated on, but in the end, we made the best choice. We did the "classic weekender" and got the extra night included. We booked painlessly through their website, got the special package. "MOST ACCOMMODATING" would be my first description of the FCC. They were only too eager to help. The place was also as convenient as it could be, with easy walk to market, pub street, or anywhere else. And they got us a guide and rides and messages all as we requested and as close to our timetable requests, even when we waited until the last minute. Service was the best. Great beers for about a buck (but 30 to 50 cents on Pub Street!). Food was just fine, a great value, much better than I expected after reading other reviews. Without asking, the kitchen made a picnic breakfast for us to take to sunrise at Angkor Wat, which fits into the way-too-cool category! I just can't think of anything that would keep me from going back to the same place.

The new hotels that have popped up in the past year, and are still being constructed, make National Route 6 look like Las Vegas facade hotels. Its good for the people, IF the investors are willing to pay for infrastructure to support their monoliths. But if you want to see the place before it turns into disneyland or las vegas, better go to Cambodia now, before it's too late. - tjtokyo

  • Liked — Service and atmosphere
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
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Malibu, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2006

My wife and I were in Siam Reap for 10 days part of the time at Hotel de la paix and part at FCC -both were wonderful and different. Hotel de la Paix is much more of a 5 star experience, and clearly outclasses the FCC (I could live at Hotel de la paix), but the FCC offers style at a really great price - the salt water pool at FCC is perfection and I found their spa staff to be great! Also the restaurant at the FCC overlooks the river and the driving lanes on both sides (so you get to see the Cambodia commute -every type of vehicle known to man, from mopeds to tractors to mule carts...)...The restuarant at the FCC is reasonably priced but still you should plan on going to pub street for a number of meals (it has a number of restaurants and is the center of expat community)....Please give yourself 5-10 days in Siam Reap, as Angor Wat is only a bit of the town (the temples further out are more unique!!) and give you a better chance to see the actual countryside...I would recommend the FCC to anyone!!

Stayed August 2006
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Property: FCC Angkor
Address: Pokambor Avenue, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Region: Cambodia > Siem Reap Province > Siem Reap
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#33 Business Hotel in Siem Reap
#66 Romantic Hotel in Siem Reap
#72 Spa Hotel in Siem Reap
#72 Luxury Hotel in Siem Reap
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — FCC Angkor 4*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The FCC Angkor sits at the heart of Siem Reap Town, overlooking the Siem Reap River and just minutes away from Cambodia's most alluring attraction, Angkor Wat.Renovated from the old French Governor's mansion, art deco embraces chic hotel, creating an atmosphere of refined luxury and casual elegance. Defined by its lush green gardens and the salt-water swimming pool, the FCC Angkor embodies Cambodia's tranquil pace of life: a casual swim, drinks in the garden, dinner on the terrace. ... more   less 
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