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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
The Belmond is a good location in Siem Reap, across from the river, but not in the bustling noisy area. It looks unassuming from the front, but as soon as you walk across the “bridge” it is pure luxury. Extremely friendly staff, and very good service.
Stylish, sophisticated and beautiful. Luxury at its finest. Really enjoyed the delightful special details of their turn down service! The rooms were gorgeous and spacious. Close to every excursion on our Itinerary, Angkor Wat and other temples. Shopping, Restaurants and nightlife. Five star restaurant with amazing new chef who wowed us with his delicious creations of Cambodian cuisine fused with French cuisine! Friendly and helpful staff. Paradise found here.
Having just come from their sister hotel in Laos, I was very impressed with this hotel and i would say is better. Service is very slick and the hotel blends the mix of modern requirements and traditional decor. Also relative to its competitors it is by far the best placed and you can walk to a lot of things. Also you get a number of perks which I won’t ruin the surprise. Ur does make your stay.
Only negative is they could have better gym equipment