Sarai Resort & Spa
What We Love
- A Moroccan-inspired luxury hotel in Siem Reap, with breakfast, transfers and a foot massageExploring Siem Reap's exotic streets and ancient temples
- Receiving complimentary breakfast and two-way transfers
- Feasting on Southeast Asian cuisine in the stylish restaurant
- Decompressing, with a foot massage for two
What To Know
- Downtown Siem Reap is just a 10-minute tuk tuk ride away
- The hotel is known to provide complimentary poolside foot massages
- Free WiFi throughout
Known as the gateway to the ruins of Angkor, Siem Reap is a vibrant city that’s brimming with a delightful energy. Once the seat of the Khmer kingdom, this fascinating place sits within easy reach of Cambodia’s unrivaled displays of natural beauty and the ancient temples of Siem Reap Province. Sarai Resort & Spa provides a city-center getaway, near enough to the nightlife to take a dip in, should you want, but equally well placed for you to seek Siem Reap’s quieter side too.
A boutique, Moroccan-inspired resort in design, the hotel’s decked out with patterned tiles across the floors, latticed woods upon the walls and ornate arches framing the Cambodian vistas, inside and out. An inviting outdoor pool provides the place to be for a refresh from the day’s heat, or you can head to the spa area for an indulgent massage. The restaurant here follows the Moroccan theme in décor but not in menu; here, you can enjoy Southeast Asian specialties and remember the incredible place you already are.
Sarai Resort & Spa’s Gold Chamber guest rooms and suites are elegantly appointed, with dark woods, plush fabrics and sleek furnishings. Each comes complete with a pool view from a bay window.
Goat Tree Garden Restaurant offers a delectable menu of Southeast Asian cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The ambience here is refined, yet relaxed, with decorative arches, patterned-tile floors and dark woods, creating a decidedly Moroccan vibe.
Seasons Spa is a tranquil space with a Moroccan air to its design. You’ll find a range of treatments on offer that blend ancient techniques with natural products. While an hour or so away in a low-lit treatment room, as an expert therapist detangles those post-flight knots, before chilling out admit the patterned tiles of the relaxation room.
Sarai Resort & Spa is situated just a short stroll from Pub Street and the Old Market, which both offer a lively nightlife. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat is just 20 minutes away by car.
How to Get There
From the moment you step into the beautifully decorated lobby, you are greeted with warm smiles from the staff. The reception team even decorated our room with rose petals on the bed spelling out Happy Birthday when they found out we were celebrating my mum's belated birthday on the trip. Special mention goes out to beautiful Jasmine who greeted us each day with a warm smile and happily answered all our queries and made transport arrangements for us.
We were extremely lucky to have David pick us up from the airport. From the get-go he was jovial and funny and made us feel so at home and comfortable with him. We were thrilled to find out that he was also our driver when we booked a grand tour with the hotel the following day. He took such good care of us with cold water and cold towels after each temple visit and ensured we were having a good time by telling us jokes and tons of interesting facts about the temples and Cambodian history along the journey to each temple. He even made additional pit stops whenever we wanted to see or eat something along the road. My mum wanted to buy woven baskets and he happily stopped at every basket shop in the village! When we felt peckish, he stopped and helped us buy deep fried banana fritters and sweet potato fritters which were divine! He was also our translator to some of the villagers who didn't speak much English and escorted us everywhere we went! He's such a genuine and great guy and he remains our favourite staff from the Sarai team!
The assortment of hot breakfast is great and the wait staff at Goat Tree Restaurant are amazing! Each morning, Laiyoum greeted us with a huge beaming smile and remembered what we had the previous day. She is so warm and kind and makes an awesome cappuccino! She is passionate about her work and told us her colleagues are more like her family. I'm so pleased to know that management takes such good care of their staff and in return they all love working there and give their very best! They even packed us a hearty breakfast when they found out we were doing a sunrise tour at Angkor Wat.
Our absolute favourite part of the day would be jumping into the salt water pool after temple hopping! The pool area is the best! Not many pools have salt water and it feels super nice being in it.
Overall, we would come back here in a heart beat! Loved every moment here.
From the moment you step into this beautiful Morroccon inspired sanctuary, you are greeted by ever smiling staff and gorgeous surroundings especially the lobby and pool areas.
The breakfast assortment is really good and the wait staff extremely professional and friendly despite it being a full house on some mornings. Special mention goes to Laiyoum who greeted us with a huge beaming smile each morning and remembers our orders from the day before. (She makes an awesome cappuccino by the way!). Her hospitality goes beyond her call of duty and she clearly loves the team at Sarai and is very happy there. She even calls her colleagues her family and says they all treat each other like brothers and sisters. I am so pleased to hear the resort management takes good care of their staff and in return they give their best at excelling at their work.
We were lucky enough to be picked up from the airport by David who is our favourite staff! He is funny and kind and ensures we are well looked after. We booked a tour from the resort to visit Banteay Srei and the Grand Tour and were pleasantly surprised that our driver was again David!! My mum and I had the best day out laughing and joking with him during our journey and he also gave us tons of interesting facts about each temple and the history of Cambodia. He even made special pit stops upon our request to buy woven baskets from villagers as well as buying snacks as and when we saw them along the way. I can't thank him enough for his warmth and hospitality and taking such excellent care of us!
The reception staff especially Jasmine were amazingly courteous and helpful in answering all our queries and arranging transport and tuk-tuk to town. They even packed us a hearty breakfast when they knew we were doing a sunrise tour of Angkor Wat at 4.30am. The housekeeping team even arranged rose petals on the bed spelling out Happy Birthday when they found out we were celebrating my mum's belated birthday on the trip.
My absolute favourite part of the resort is the salt water pool! After each day of temple touring, we just couldn't wait to shower and jump into the most inviting pool ever!! It's the best feeling in the world!!
The spa was also amazing and we had the best foot massage there! The therapists were highly skilled and professional.
Overall, an entirely enjoyable stay and we would come back here in a heart beat!
A very impressive hotel. Reasonable price but excellent service. I would highly recommend this.
1) free pick up from the airport.
2) all of the staff were very friendly and helpful. They speak very good English as well. You won’t have problem communicating with them. 3) good location. Accessible to the pub street/ old market either by walking for like 10 mins or tuk tum (2 dollars). There’s a security guard outside the hotel if you return hotel too late at night.
4) yummy breakfast. There’s a variety of food, fried rice/ noodles, noodles in soup or the western style breakfast eg omelette/ french toast/ pancake (i like it!)
5) spacious room. Nice bed. Great shower
6) beautiful interior. Great pool. Every single corner is good for pictures!
we were greeted at the airport by the resorts staff David, who assisted us with the local Sim card activation and he offered cold towels and drinks that we welcomed. He gladly shared some local practices and food and even gladly fetched us at 4.30am for the Angkor wat sunrise tour.
Our room was amazing and we tried delicious meals at the goat tree restaurant located at the ground floor of the resort.
Incredible experience staying three nights at Sarai. The property and staff were amazing. We especially enjoyed the pool (it looks even better in person) and spa. The staff were able to arrange tours and dinner reservations each night for us. Overall a lovely experience, we’ll certainly be back.