Anantara Angkor Resort
What We Love
- Rate includes daily à la carte or set menu breakfast, personalized butler service, a welcome drink and nightly turndown amenities
- Khmer-meets-colonial touches including clawfoot tubs, a saltwater pool and personal butlers
- Dining on fish amok and other classic specialities in the chandelier-strung Chi Restaurant & Bar
- Indulging in a traditional pressure point Khmer body massage
What To Know
- A free tuk-tuk service whizzes guests to the town center and to nearby temples
- Mosquitoes can sometimes be a problem; bring along a deet spray just in case
- WiFi is free
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A 10-minute drive from Angkor’s superlative archaeological park, Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa pairs colonial elegance with style and romance. Surrounded by manicured lawns studded with fountains, the 39 suites combine Khmer design and contemporary comfort and are clustered around a gold-flecked saltwater pool modeled on Srah Srang, a bathing pool built for Angkor’s kings.
Bed and Bath
The suites feature classic Cambodian decor (dark wood wall panels, antique replica statuettes and Recamier sofas), and personal touches are everywhere, from clawfoot tubs filled with fragrant Khmer herbs, to the copies of Cambodia’s famous love story, Tum Teav, on the bedside tables. Deluxe Rooms feature wall-to-wall windows, pool-view balconies and spacious bathrooms, and the Premium Deluxe Rooms have indoor and outdoor showers. Families will love the 1,022-square-foot Anantara Suites, with their canopy beds and separate lounges, and honeymooners can be totally self-sufficient in the opulent Sothea Suites, which have private gardens, Jacuzzi tubs and his-and-hers massage beds.
For evening dining head to Chi Restaurant & Bar and tuck into Khmer specialities while you’re entertained by traditional Apsara performers. Don’t miss the evening Sabai happy hour, when you’ll be treated to a free selection of Cambodian finger food. Best of all, personal butlers are on hand to organize sundowner cocktails on the balcony, cooking lessons, or an alfresco picnic just opposite Angkor Wat.
How to Get There
When we first arrived all the staff greeted us and said "Welcome Home". At the time I found it a little strange - it seemed a bit premature for a place we had never been before. Although we were only there for a single night (plus an afternoon on the day of our arrival and a half-day on the day of our departure) I did find myself wishing at the end we could stay longer. There were a number of little things the resort did (complimentary tuk-tuk transport around town, a complimentary local mobile phone to use, free in-room mini-bar) that did make it feel like 'home'. The rooms were comfortable and well-apportioned and the staff was very attentive. Food at the Chi restaurant was pretty tasty. One in our party had a birthday the day before we arrived - of their own initiative the staff called me and suggested a birthday cake and flowers for them for a belated birthday celebration. The gesture was noticed and appreciated.
I would have rated this hotel as excellent due to its fantastic staff, superb rooms and great food - however, next door to the hotel is a newish food court / entertainment area which is quite noisy. There is also still some construction going on so music in the evening and a little bit of noise in the morning, not what you normally expect from a Anantara hotel
That being, said, everything else was faultless. Efficient pick up in the airport, good size rooms and great bed - excellent WiFi and a free mini bar. The spa was also very good although quite expensive compared to the rest of Siem Reap. Breakfast, lunch and dinner was of a very high standard at reasonable prices. Good little gym.
We took a family vacation in Dec to Siem Reap and to visit the ancient temple complex of Angkor Wat. Stayed at the Anantara Angkor Resort and came away completely relaxed and pampered. It’s a boutique hotel with all the amenities and luxuries one can expect from a five star resort. The staff at the resort are very very hospitable and will go out of their way to make your stay as pleasant as possible. The hotel also provided us with a complimentary local mobile phone on arrival which is convenient to call the hotel desk to arrange the complimentary tuk-tuk service from the hotel to town and back. The rooms are richly decorated and the beds are a dream to sleep on. We relaxed at the pool and had a couple of relaxation sessions at the spa which is fully equipped with a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. The spa staff are well trained and professional. We dined at the Chi restaurant and had a pleasant experience there as well. Overall a great relaxing time. Once again, Thanks to the staff at the Resort.
My friend, Bruce, and I stayed at the property three nights and days. as part of a 3 week tour through SE Asia. Very upscale boutique hotel, excellent staff and service, special note to our waitress, Sey Rath, who, like her colleagues was friendly, courteous, and professional. The only draw back was the construction occurring directly adjacent to the hotel. in turn, despite being the "high" season, the hotel relatively slow. Solid breakfast buffet, very tranquil pool area.
Service here is impeccable, the rooms are clean and huge. Although it is situated on the national highway once you enter the resort it is a quiet retreat. I would also recommend booking a massage, they are amazing and eating at their in house restaurant. Other than the best breakfasts, their dinner menu is outstanding.