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 stayed here for 4 nights as part of our Cambodia trip. All the staff we encountered were very friendly and helpful. Our room was on the 3rd floor and the lift was out of service our entire stay, but thankfully it wasn’t us who had to carry our luggage up the stairs! Breakfast at the hotel is plentiful with all of the usual food stations including freshly made eggs. Our balcony was near the pool area so the only downside was noise in the evenings after the pool had closed from a group of American families who let their children run wild round the hotel banging the drums and shouting until after 9pm, but not the hotels fault. But this meant we could n’t sit in peace (nor could other guests in the bar). The hotel had two restaurants with reasonably priced food for a 5 star hotel, as well as happy hour at the bar every night from 5_6. The bedrooms are very clean and modern with ample space. We were celebrating our birthday and the hotel very kindly provided us with a beautiful chocolate cake.
We loved our room and the hotel grounds! The staff was incredible and the food was delicious! Right next to town and only a tuk tuk away from ankor wat. We had lost our luggage and the hotel helped us to find it as we do not speak the language so it would have been difficult!
We just left after a 3 day stay at This lovely hotel in Siem Reap.
I cannot recommend enough!
Walking through the gates after the chaos of downtown Siem Reap it is an oasis of beauty & serenity...Tropical teak wood interiors with fabulous artwork, lotus & water lily ponds.
Our room was gorgeous: light, spacious & very quiet. The bathroom was stunning with a delightful separate bath tub. Very conducive to a relaxing soak after temple visits.
We enjoyed the buffet breakfast by a lily pond every morning with all manner of Asian & western food also available cooked to order. Delicious!
The spa was beautiful & the attendants so skilled & kind. When my husband didn’t finish his steam treatment they encouraged him to come back the next day to do so.
Besides the beauty of the grounds, rooms & pool what really makes a place stand out for me is it’s people. There seemed to be no request they weren’t happy to fulfill.This staff at this hotel are OUTSTANDING! We had a slight snafu regarding checkout & it was handled graciously & seamlessly. ( Thank you Oscar!)
What a pleasure it was to return to this gorgeous haven at the end of a busy day & feel so very welcomed.
Thank you all Belmond la Residence d’Angkor for a wonderful stay! I’m sure anyone who reads this & is lucky enough to stay here will thank me too!
Just lovely. The staff is so gracious and goes above and beyond. The rooms and public spaces are gorgeous and luxurious. The location is ideal. We never ate at the hotel, but I understand the food is top-notch. After a busy day exploring all there is to experience in a bustling Siem Reap, returning to this subdued and peaceful oasis is just divine.
Spent 3 nights here with another couple on our Happy Anniversary tour through Siem Reap and parts of Thailand. Our first night we had the 7 course tasting menu at the Ember, which was extraordinary. The service was perfect and I would like to take the chef home in my suitcase to cook for me for the rest of my life. Breakfasts were also our of this world. The accommodation was lovely, the bed bed relaxing and the atmosphere enchanting. The location on the river was perefct for the Moon and Water Festival and the Dragon Boat Races. I want to live here.