Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat
What We Love
- Daily yoga sessions and detox programs are offered at the spa (for an additional fee)
- Niam Niam restaurant serves traditional Cambodian food
- The hotel offers a free one-way tuk-tuk airport transfer
- Three pools on-site (freshwater and saltwater)
What To Know
- The hotel is a five-minute tuk-tuk ride from the center of Siem Reap, 20 minutes from Angkor Wat and 15 minutes from Tonle Sap lake
- Huge guestrooms start at 484 square feet
- All dietary requirements can be accommodated; a personalized menu can be created to suit your needs
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A 20-minute tuk-tuk ride from Angkor Wat, Navutu Dreams is an intimate wellness retreat surrounded by rice paddies and sugar plantations. The hotel grounds are the largest in Siem Reap and feature three pools (freshwater and saltwater), an air-conditioned yoga studio, a spa, a fitness center and a restaurant. Starting at 484 square feet, the spacious guestrooms are split across five pavilions, and each features wooden floors, brightly colored fabrics and feature walls and bathrooms cut from local stone, with his-and-hers showers and organic toiletries. Splurge on a Grand Suite (1076 square feet) for a separate living room adorned with Laotian and Khmer tribal art, a walk-in wardrobe and a deep soaking tub. Daily yoga sessions and detox programs are offered on-site, and free tuk-tuk rides are available to/from the center of Siem Reap and Angor Wat. In the evening fill up on traditional Cambodian cuisine at the Niam Niam restaurant, which is set on a raised deck under a thatch roof.
In the Area
The main reason to come to this part of the world is to marvel at the sprawling complex of temples at the Angkor Archaeological Park; be sure to watch the sun set over Angkor Wat from the 9th-century Phnom Bakheng. For a taste of local culture, visit the floating villages on nearby Tonle Sap lake. The harrowing Cambodia Land Mine Museum and School was founded by a former child soldier; it presents a devastating portrait of the Khmer Rouge and the country’s civil war. For some of the best dining in town, stop by the sophisticated Chanrey Tree, on the banks of the Siem Reap River, which has a gorgeous open-air dining room in its garden. Viroth’s, across the river, is another choice spot, while Wat Damnak’s chef, French-born Joannes Riviere, creates a new prix-fixe menu weekly. A nightcap at kitschy-cool Miss Wong is a must.
How to Get There
Very warm welcome and check-in with a welcome drink. The resort has a beautiful garden and 3 good sized pools (2 salt water). We stayed 2 nights in a grand suite, very comfortable with 1 double bed and 2 singles in an adjoined room. Good beds and bathroom with large bath and shower. GT rooms also looked great for couples. Highlights of the resort are the food (tasty and healthy, I loved the Navutu platter which in S size already is a 3 course meal in 1 and delicious, compliments to the chef. Khmer platter was great too!) and the yoga course on site. Spa was clean and very friendly staff. We appreciated the complimentary tuktuk service to town, ad request organized. The gym could do with an upgrade. Overall a very enjoyable stay and looking forward to visit again!
We wanted a relaxing break and that’s exactly what we had. All the staff were great from reception to dining spa drivers and housekeeping. Room was spotless and perfect for the two of us. Double shower, double sink, comfortable bed. Food and drinks tasty and plenty of choice. The yoga was a great benefit on site and all the pools were beautiful and most welcome following a sweaty day out. There is a hotel being built next door which overlooks the property but the construction noise was not that bothersome to us and we only heard it in the morning when opening the bathroom door. It’s a shame for the resort though as it does have an oasis vibe to it. Trips to town are included in the rate and we actually enjoyed these quick trips as a good orientation of the area with added cooling breeze, we decided to use the hotel driver to the temples and he was fabulous and I have no regrets. I like that they have refillable glass bottles for your room and if you don’t have a water bottle they have them for $6 which we took one to use out and about. I also used the spa, there are many in town which we also used and the price here was still cheaper than home I have to say though the facial was one of the best I’ve had in a long time and value for money so much so we booked another before departure. The staff were so helpful and accommodating although we don’t consider ourselves to be high maintenance they really were delightful. A wonderful introduction to Cambodia and one that means we will return.
Excellent place to stay, great staff, great food, great service, friendly people nothing was ever too much trouble the Spa Treatments were very good and the whole resort was excellent. 3 Pools all of them different one for families, one for laps and one for quiet places. The yoga was very good and the whole experience was fantastic recommend this resort highly.