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
This is one of the most beautiful resorts we have stayed in. Very green, peaceful and has a beautiful river like pool which runs throughout the property and ground floor rooms have direct access to the pool. The staff was very warm, welcoming and helpful. They prepared two big baskets of cold breakfast for us to leave for Angkor Wat tour at 5 in the morning. They also gave us a photo frame of us while checking out. They clicked a photo when we arrived at the resort and surprised us. A great personal touch. They also helped us plan our days and booked us tickets to some tours.
The hotel was almost empty when we were there, its a bit eerie being the only ones in the restaurant. Its a good hotel though, very nice 250 metre pool. Easy to get a taxi into town or to Angkor which is well worth visiting. Plenty of staff around to look after you and the property.
From the moment we arrived there was a sense of peace and tranquility about the place. Pickup at the airport was hassle free and relaxing, and upon checking in at the hotel we were shown to our room which was nicely cooled with some relaxing Cambodian music playing in the background. The hotel grounds were amazing, the long river pool is perfect for giving everyone privacy and there were plenty of different lounge beds and shaded areas where you could chill.
The hotel staff were all very friendly, and helpful at arranging Tuk tuks to get into the town (and arranging pickups too) as well as helpful advice for Angkor Wat. We also ate in the restaurant and ordered room service for lunch one day which was slightly more expensive than our meals in Siem Reap, but still worth it for the convenience and tasted great!
Overall probably one of the nicest hotel experiences we have had, and would highly recommend!
The hotel is very nice, its architecture of austere Khmer style, very friendly and helpful staff. with 3 restaurants and a spa is a great place for relaxing after visiting the temple ruins. Very nice breakfast, they bake their own bread and pastries....recommendable 100%
We just finished a 3-day/night stay at this wonderful resort. From the moment we were greeted at the airport upon arrival until the moment we were dropped off at the airport of Siem Reap, we felt we were treated like royalty. The staff were amazing. We were greeted with smiles all around the resort by staff who all speak English well. Every time we came back to the resort after a long day wandering around the temples of Angkor Wat, staff were waiting with wet towels and our key. The staff were also very helpful in arranging a two day tour and rental of bicycles on the third day. We had opted for the pool suite villa and were truly blown away. The enormous villa, including a beautifully decorated bedroom (with a television hidden in a trunk at the foot of the bed), a spacious living room with minibar, a beautiful bathroom with large round jacuzzi and rain shower from the skylight, was amazing. Best of all was the large terrace with direct access to a private circular pool. Whilst there are four villas around the private pool, none of the other villas were occupied during our stay, which gave us the entire pool to ourselves. The breakfast buffet had a lot of variety and was of great quality. In addition to a wide range of Western food options (incl. an omelette station), the local food was very tasteful, in particular the freshly made noodle soup from the soup station. The location of the resort was perfect, just outside the town, close to the access roads of ticket office and temple complex. It is a short ride by tuktuk to the center of town, where we had dinner twice, based upon recommendations from the hotel staff. The relatively low ranking on TripAdvisor is not reflective of the quality of this resort, but a reflection of the modesty. Unlike many other places, they don’t request/push you to write positive reviews, which made us like the place even better and leave a review, something which we rarely do. Highly recommended. We will definitely come back!