Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor
What We Love
- Sipping martinis and watching small boats glide along the river from the breezy first-floor bar
- Taking a dip in the large saltwater pool, surrounded by palm trees
- Bathing in an oval soapstone tub in the spacious suites
What To Know
- The hotel is a 10-minute walk from the town center and a tuk-tuk ride from Angkor Wat
- Free WiFi
- Light sleepers might find rooms near the road a bit noisy; request a garden room
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A short tuk-tuk ride from the jungle-buried ruins of Angkor Wat, this Khmer-style property is an elegant two-story hotel surrounded by tropical gardens. With interiors awash with varnished teak, split bamboo, gleaming silk and natural cotton, the look is a canny blend of Cambodian and colonial influences. The grounds are a labyrinth of shade-dappled paths, lotus ponds and gardens dotted with statues.
Bed and Bath
The 62 spacious guestrooms and suites are clustered around the pool, and each has a private terrace or balcony. With gleaming hardwood floors, sliding bamboo doors, pale walls and patterned silk accessories, rooms have a delightfully airy, back-to-nature feel. Vast bathrooms have oval soapstone tubs that are big enough for two and come with luscious local Puriya toiletries.
Soothing water features, including a giant aquarium, lead to the spa, which has black lava stone–tiled floors and driftwood art pieces. There’s an extensive menu; the vigorous Ancient Khmer massage is a highlight. There are two bars: the Pool Bar and, for those retiring from the heat, the first-floor Martini Lounge, which overlooks the river. The Dining Room is a stylish spot with tall pillars, teak furniture and French windows opening out onto lush gardens. The menu is an inventive mix of Khmer and international cuisine, including the Angkor Wat Tower — a dizzying mountain of plates full of traditional delicacies. Dig into Mekong lobster, grilled river fish and spicy sausage, serenaded by local musicians playing Khmer harp and flute music.
How to Get There
We enjoyed several nights at the Belmont last week. It is a very good hotel. We had a large room overlooking the pool. It was exactly as described by others. The pool is a great little oasis to cool down in after a hot day viewing all the fantastic sites in the area. The staff were always very exceptionally helpful and nice. Breakfast was very good as well.
The Belmond is an exquisite boutique hotel. The grounds are simply gorgeous. The staff were attentive, without being overbearing. I had an extraordinary massage and facial at the spa. The concierge made arrangements for a private guide for Angkor Wat. He perhaps was the best guide I have had in all my travels. But, alas, not all was perfect. Other than a remarkable breakfast buffet, I do not recommend the restaurant. But -- if you are looking for a wonderful respite, consider the Belmond!
Location ideal. Beautifully designed oasis of calm. Perfect service. Exceptional landscaping. Lovely rooms and pool. Best breakfast options ever. Eco conscious. Minutes to downtown, museum and close to angor wat.
After having stayed in Belmond in Yangon, my expectations were high for this visit and I was not disappointed. The property is absolutely beautiful, quiet inside but very centrally located. The staff were genuinely friendly and helpful. We were provided with a baby cot for our son.
Breakfast and spa services are pricey and perhaps not sufficient value for money for everyone, but these are voulentary options and it’s perfectly possible to find good alternatives outside the property.
Lovely boutique hotel in perfect location for sightseeing, dining and nightlife in Siem Reap. Friendly, helpful staff. Excellent spa. Take the 'Mystery Dining Tour' by tuk tuk and experience four special local restaurants in one evening.