Le Meridien Angkor
What We Love
- Unwinding with a treatment in the hotel's award-winning spa
- Enjoying a refined dinner, courtesy of a former Harrods chef
What To Know
- Welcome reception includes a drink and cold towel
- Free WiFi is available in the lobby – access in guestrooms costs extra unless you're an SPG member
- The breakfast buffet serves a selection of European, American and Asian options
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
A contemporary hotel in a Cambodia town associated with one of the world’s most impressive historic marvels, the five-star Le Méridien Angkor offers a European-style retreat in a lush, tropical setting. A stay here gives you ample time to explore the obvious draw nearby: Angkor, the seat of the Khmer kingdom in the 9th and 15th centuries. Today, it’s an impressive temple complex shrouded in wonder and ancient history.
Once you’ve had your fill of Angkor’s age-old appeal, there are plenty of modern delights to draw you back to your plush hotel, which nabbed a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award 2016 for being one of the Top 25 Hotels in Cambodia. The outdoor pool makes a great place to start – where better to take a refreshing dip to kick-start an afternoon of relaxation? If you need a little help, head to the award-winning spa for a tranquil treatment (you might be lucky enough to bag the Jacuzzi suite), or sit down to a leisurely afternoon tea in the attractive lounge.
Deluxe rooms are spacious, with dark, wood floors and fresh, white linens, creating a modern, tropical ambience. Amenities include Wi-Fi, and creature comforts extend to pillow-top mattresses. You’ll also find a seating area with a sofa and lovely views over the resort. Deluxe room guests also have access to the pleasant Lobby Lounge, with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks from 10am-10pm.
The restaurant has an excellent reputation in Siem Reap for its fine cuisine. You’ll find both traditional Khmer and French dishes by executive chef Nicolas Rouleau, who started his career at London’s iconic Harrods. Savor flavorful macaroons or gorge on fresh croissants – the bakers here know a thing or two – and a good range of vegetarian dishes are offered daily. There’s also a café, a cocktail bar, a lounge for afternoon tea and a poolside bar.
The World Travel Awards have recognized Le Méridien Angkor Spa as Cambodia’s Leading Spa Resort for four years running. You’ll find a menu of tempting traditional treatments here, which can be enjoyed across the six treatment rooms, one of which is a Jacuzzi suite. There’s also a treatment room just for couples.
Le Méridien Angkor is situated in Siem Reap, in northwest Cambodia. The area is renowned for the ruins of Angkor, which was the seat of the Khmer kingdom between the 9th and 15th centuries. The area is surrounded by the verdant rice paddies and floating villages of yesteryear, but also up-to-date attractions, like golf courses. You’ll find fine dining and vibrant bars in the town itself, alongside artisan markets.
How to Get There
Amazing location to be based in for those looking to visit the temples. The resort itself is large and well equipped. The decor and facilities within the room are a bit dated given the age of the property but the rooms are large and well lit and the service of staff are excellent.
Le Meridien Angkor stands out among the exotic Marriott properties as both oasis and faithful local experience. The property and staff combine Western comfort, service, and decor with the culture of the city. From arrival through departure, the staff are oriented to hospitality in the earnest way that one finds throughout southeast Asia. Warm greetings and offers of assistance are genuine. Needs are anticipated. Help and advice for visiting the local sites are proactively and thoughtfully offered. They will arrange drivers at local market rates, advise you about temple itineraries (e.g. visiting temples in reverse order i.e. Angkor Wat last rather than first), assist you to bring small denominations, what proper gratuities are and when they should be offered, etc.). It's also nice that this place is maybe the closest hotel to the temple complex. We booked a breakfast rate (still less than $100/night) and I can tell you that the breakfast buffet is worth it. Service was prompt, and it was the first time I've seen guests asking the chef to take a picture with them & their families! That's the level of service you should expect at this property.
While our every single encounter with the staff and our driver (Mr. Kim, an absolute sweetheart) was wonderful, I must call out the GM Ms. Jacob who from what I can tell takes time every day to greet her guests and quickly understand their experiences. She's been at the property for only six months, but I gather that she's really stepping things up. As a Bonvoy Ambassador Elite my wife and I enjoyed a suite upgrade, an arrival treat (local fruit and a scrumptious deconstructed tiramisu), as well as two drinks (beer, wine, spirits) and heavy apps apiece nightly! This is an amazing benefit for Marriott-owned resorts as it makes up for the lack of club lounge. I won't be surprised to see Ms. Jacobs at other properties in the future, likely having a lasting impact on their cut & polish as well.
I like to leave balanced reviews, but I struggle to think of areas for improvement. Drink service at the serene pool were a little slow one day, but that meant waiting 20 minutes for a drink, after which we were regularly checked on. In fact after two beers I asked for our check, and the server reminded me that there was a buy two get one free promotion, so I got a free beer. See? Hard to complain.
Currently staying in Le Meridian and I have 3 more days to go I am thoroughly enjoying the property and I usually wait before I leave a review.
I was fortunate to be greeted by Akiko, a really super, professional, switched on Japanese girl. She gave me a quick tour of the property that is massive.
The gym is pretty good "free weights" up to 30kg if you know what you are doing you can do a good workout in this gym, usual suspects cycle and running machine. Mr Tert and Mr Mon were at the helm of the pool. The staff here can't do enough for you.
Everything here is hoity-toity but without the 'turned-up-nose, it's nice and lavish there's Lotsa Japanese and Hong Kong travelers so the standards here are extremely high X2 however you won't feel out of place here.
On the shirtee/naughty side of things they charge over $5 USA Mulla for a frign cup of coffee on the ground level coffee shop and it ain't been blessed by a monk.
I went looking for my bags after a long winded....can I have your passport please style check-in process. That's ok I don't mind taking my bags to the room because then I don't feel abliged to tip.
Tuk tuks are only $2 to pub street from here
The local people here are like Sunflowers. They give you love before you expect it. You will feel safe and be safe in Siemreap Let Meridian.
Enjoy your holiday