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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
The hotel is perfectly located in the center of Siem Reap, therefore most attractions can be reached within walking distance. The hotel itself has an amzing interior with spacious rooms. What I really liked about the hotel were the 2 pools and the big breakfast buffet.
Would definitely stay there again!
Super top notch hotel.
Beautiful and spacious rooms with great amenities. Fantastic bathroom with shower and tub.
Lovely pools specially the 1st floor poll with water massage sections and poolside service.
Location can’t be beat - 5 minutes walk to the markets and 10 minutes ride to the temples.
Staff is absolutely caring about guests.
Value for money cannot be beat.
Definitely coming back!
This hotel is excellent.
It is situated in a great location for getting around Siem Reap and all the attractions like the night markets and Beer Street. No need to a tuk tuk.
The front desk can arrange any tour for you and give some good advice for getting around.
This hotel has the best breakfast we have ever had from any hotel in Asia, Europe or North America.
The staff in all areas of this hotel were exceptional and made our experience in Siem Reap terrific.
We want to come back to spend more time at Angkor Watt and will definitely be returning to this hotel for our stay.
A very well run beautiful Park Hyatt hotel with easy access to many attractions, pub street and night market in Siem Reap. Sizable rooms with top-notch amenities. Most important of all - warm, caring and helpful staff who live up to the renowned Hyatt customer service standard.
Fabulous hotel in a great location. The public areas are beautiful and the photography collections that adorn the corridor walls are stunning. Fresh flowers and orchids everywhere alongside beautiful Cambodian sculptures. The staff are fantastic, the pools are beautiful. I've stayed in elite hotels around the world, and this is as good as any I've had the pleasure of staying in.