Park Hyatt Siem Reap
What We Love
- Stay a minimum of four nights and receive a free Heritage Massage for two people
- The central location; it's a short walk into town and a tuk-tuk ride from the Angkor Archaeological Park
- The outdoor pool provides a shady spot to cool off on blistering hot days
What To Know
- Siem Reap has developed quickly so the streets outside the hotel can be chaotic and dusty
- WiFi is free
- The spa offers treatments based on local traditions
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With a gleaming white exterior that rises above Siem Reap’s dusty streets, this Art Deco gem is a short tuk-tuk ride from Angkor Wat. Formerly the Hotel de la Paix, an iconic property built in 1955, the Park Hyatt Siem Reap opened in August 2013 after a major revamp by prolific interior designer Bill Bensley. The style combines an Art Deco aesthetic and contemporary comforts, with a nod to the area’s colonial past. The cocktail lounge is done up in dusty rose velvet and pitch-black lacquered wood and the world-class spa draws on local remedies.
Bed and Bath
While most historic hotels make do with diminutive guestrooms and ancient plumbing systems, the rooms here start at 366 square feet and feel even bigger thanks to huge picture windows and bright white linens and walls. The local artistic heritage shines through in the form of metal headboards sculpted in the shape of banyan trees and carved wooden furniture with colorful, eye-catching upholstery. The bathrooms are clad entirely in white marble with wooden shutters to separate them from the bedrooms, and contain his-and-hers vanities, deep soaking tubs and separate rainfall showers.
The lush Cambodian countryside and the enormous archaeological complex of Angkor Wat are on the doorstop but there are plenty of reasons to stay on property. The green-tiled free-form pool is a great place to cool off from the Southeast Asian sun and the intimate spa offers well-priced treatments that incorporate ancient local remedies and traditions like pressure-point stimulation and the Apsara Scrub (named for the heavenly dancers sculpted in Angkor’s bas reliefs) that combines lotus. The hotel’s throwback Lobby Lounge is Siem Reap’s expat watering hole of choice, while the Dining Room restaurant serves up a tantalizing panoply of flavorful Khmer dishes prepared using classic French techniques.
In the Area
Of course, 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 catch sun set over Angkor Wat itself from the 9th-century Phnom Bakheng (the hotel can arrange a guide). 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, and 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, serves up a new prix-fixe menu weekly. A nightcap at kitschy-cool Miss Wong is a must.
How to Get There
Good location within walking dist to shops and night markets. Large rooms with good facilities and 2 restaurants and 2 separate pools. Central location makes it an ideal point for visits to the city attractions
We had the pleasure of staying at the Park Hyatt using luxury tours in Australia. All the extras were amazing: tours, massage and food. The staff in the restaurant were particularly lovely, friendly and welcoming manner.
The sous chef on the noodle tour was sensational, we will never forget you- thank you so much, all the best with your 2 children.
Position: couldn’t be better for seeing the sights (temples).
Room service: fast & food arrived hot.
Pool & massage: wonderful.
Room size: huge.
Children: easy & will cater for your needs personally.
If you have the chance to stay here then I’d highly recommend it.
The location of The Park Hyatt Siem Reap is excellent, very near the night markets and Pub street. The service is also very good.
We stayed in Park Deluxe King Room, the room is spacious with a large size bathroom.
Only one minor issue during our stay, there was water leakage from ceiling in our bathroom but that was dealt with efficiently.
My husband and I only stayed one night. Had lunch in The Library. The food was good (Western and Asian), but I really loved the decor! A rich combination of dark wood, pink velvet and flowers galore. At night, the hotel offers wonderful entertainment (Thai dancing, music) in the courtyard adjacent to the The Library (cocktails and food). Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Walk to the spa and fitness center through a gorgeous pool area with a bridge, tucked away alcoves surrounded by lush greenery and water jets at every turn. Centrally located near Pub Street and the market.
I booked this hotel after going through tripadvisor reviews. The location is ideal. Walkable from happening Pub Street and Night Market. Also walkable are numerous eateries and other businesses. Plenty of tuk tuks are available just outside the hotel.
I am not sure if I would call it a five star. I felt the hotel desperately need some makeover. It felt little cramped to me.Lobby, as you would expect in a five star hotel, is non-existent. Breakfast options were severely limited as was in-room dining options. Room was also not up to the mark. I felt the lighting is inadequate. Wooden flooring require some touch up. In my room the floor was little uneven(but not uncomfortable) at one place.
But I found the staff courteous and efficient. Concierge was also good.
I won’t mind staying here again but not without searching for better options.