Angkor Village Resort & Spa
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily buffet breakfast, a welcome drink and a free fruit platter on arrival
- Two excellent restaurants: authentic Asian cuisine and fancy French fare
- Traditional Cambodian architecture (high tile roofs, open layout, wooden pillars and beams)
- Stunning 820-foot pool that winds like a river through the tropical gardens
What To Know
- Located in a residential area halfway between the center of Siem Reap and Angkor Archaeological Park
- During the winter wedding season local celebrations can get a little rowdy at night
- Tropical gardens mean insects, lizards and mosquitoes, so pack repellent
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set amid lotus ponds and fountains in a parklike tropical garden, this restful retreat is halfway between Angkor Wat and Siem Reap. Inspired by traditional Cambodian architecture and French colonial style, the main buildings are huge open-sided wooden structures filled with antiques and artifacts from the owners’ personal collection. There’s a real sense of place and connection to the local culture throughout the property, and the attentive and smiling staff make this a delightful base from which to explore the famous ruins and surrounding countryside.
Bed and Bath
The 80 spacious guestrooms are light and bright, with high ceilings, wood floors and four-poster beds. Rich orange silk curtains and colorful throw cushions add a luxe touch to the decor, and each room has a desk and a sitting area with comfy rattan armchairs. Rooms on the upper floor feature small terraces, while those on the ground floor open directly onto the gardens. The large bathrooms are decorated with celadon green tiles and feature oversize bathtubs, twin sinks and organic amenities.
The resort has two signature restaurants: Aarama, for authentic Asian cuisine, and Le Jardin, for classic French fare. The Spa Village has four private treatment rooms, with outdoor Jacuzzis and a range of Asian-themed massages and wellness therapies that use local herbs and oils to soothe aches and pains. The magnificent gardens are a highlight of the resort, and they wrap around a sinuous 820-foot pool that has private “beaches” hidden in the bends, complete with four-poster sun loungers.
In the Area
The awe-inspiring ruins of Angkor Wat Archaeological Park are the reason most people visit Siem Reap, but there are plenty of other sights that are well worth seeing. Explore the floating villages on Tonle Sap Lake or cycle through the surrounding countryside to experience genuine local color. In Siem Reap there are loads of restaurants, bars and coffee shops around Pub Street. The Angkor National Museum has an impressive acollection of treasures and provides a good overview of ancient Khmer culture. The Artisans de Angkor keep traditional arts and crafts, such as silk weaving, stone sculpting and wood carving, alive by training local artisans.
How to Get There
we were visiting with our twin toddlers of 2yo and my parents and we booked the family suite. The resort is absolutely a gem, superb location to visit angkor temples and quiet from the busy city (although less than 10min drive with tuk tuk). The staff was really nice, always trying to make our stay as convenient as possible and the family suite is just amazing! beautiful gardens and facilities, i highly recommend to anyone who cannot chose between visiting and resting... and wonderful with kids (the river-like swimming pool was the highlight for the kids!)
We stayed for 4 nights in this resort and it was absolutely unique experience. We had a villa with private pool and when we first arrived I couldn't believe how large and spacious our accommodation was ! It consisted of 2 large bedrooms, living room and massive bathroom with large jacuzzi bath and rain shower coming from the ceiling. The attention to detail was second to none, and you get the impression that everything had been carefully planned.
The whole resort has a very beautiful Khmer style all the way through the architecture, furniture, small decorations and colour scheme. The private swimming pool is lovely and very private. We were the only occupied villa by the pool and had it for ourselves. The main pool was great too. I've never seen anything like that either as it is 250m in length in total and goes all the way across the resort. The resort sits on a very big plot and feels like a jungle with a lots of flowers, plants and wild life. We saw and heard many frogs especially after the rain.
The staff of the hotel deserve a special praise. They are charming, polite, tentative, genuine and want to make sure the guests will have the best experience during the stay. The accommodation was always spotless. My kids loved to receive little treats e.g.cakes before bedtime and new story to read. It was such a small little touch but they were looking forward to the new story. There were also beautiful lotus flowers on the bed and I ended up putting them in the bottle of water as didn't want them to die.
We ate in the hotel 2 out of 4 evenings. The food was excellent! They have special kids menu for $10 for 2 courses and also meal of the day $21 for 4! There are plenty of dishes to choose from a la crate too .to be honest it wasn't more expensive to eat in the hotel vs some good restaurants in town.
Breakfast was a la crate instead of buffet. I personally prefer that. Fruit plate and Asian noodle soup were our favourites as well as many different types of freshly squeezed juices.
This hotel is close to the main road but so set back that you can't hear any noise. It felt like a little oasis in the middle of busy city. The location is very convenient only 15 mins from Siam Reap airport and $4 Tuk Tuk drive away from the city centre . I just wish they would have more guests in this resort! It felt sometimes that there was more staff than visitors. Hope this revue will help the hotel to attract more customers as it's truly deserve it.
Sadly, I only had less than 24 hours at this hotel, but within that short amount of time I fell in love with the staff.
Prior to arrival I had informed the staff it was my husband's birthday. As soon as we sat down in the lobby the entire staff walks through the lobby singing "Happy Birthday," carry this amazing cake. This made my heart smile. They were the cutest.
Then the following morning at breakfast I was not feeling well at all, and a staff member took notice, asked for my symptoms, and brought me this magical tea concoction. I must admit I started feeling a little better after.
The only negative thing I would say was with the room. I found the bed very uncomfortable, and the tub; although stylish was a disaster waiting to happen. It sat several feet above the ground, making it difficult to get in out of.
That aside. I still would stay here again, just for the wonderful staff!