Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort
What We Love
- Superb location: It’s the closest five-star hotel to the temples of Angkor Wat
- The beautiful tropical grounds, complete with an ornamental lake
- Lounging around the enormous pool on a daybed under a thatch roof
What To Know
- The hotel has five restaurants, so there’s something for everyone
- It has its own off-site golf course, a 20-minute drive away
- Don’t miss the traditional Khmer dance show at the Royal Court
- A 5 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This sprawling resort artfully pairs French colonial charm with Khmer elegance in its red-tile rooftops, white arches, gently whirring ceiling fans, parlor palms and cool tile floors. Its beautifully manicured gardens, lovely ornamental lagoon and superb swimming pool create a tranquil haven from the hustle and bustle of downtown Siem Reap. It’s the closest luxe resort to the archaeological wonderland of Angkor Wat, and it draws families, tour groups and business travelers who want to mix their temple hopping with upscale resort amenities.
Bed and Bath
The 238 elegant guestrooms and suites all have polished wood floors, dark wood furniture and ceiling fans above enormous beds, with splashes of color provided by Cambodian fine silk throws and cushion covers. And they all come with stunning views of the lush garden, the lagoon or the swimming pool. The black and white bathrooms are equipped with tubs as well as showers and are stocked with L’Occitane lotions and potions.
The breakfast buffet will set you up for sightseeing, with cereal, yogurt, exotic fruit, bread and conserves, as well as eggs made to order. The hotel’s five restaurants and bars offer something to suit every palate, from the Western and Asian buffet at the Citadel to the French-Khmer fusion fare at romantic Mouhot’s Dream. The perfect end to a long, hot day exploring dusty temples is a dip in the enormous free-form pool and a cocktail at the swim-up Serpent Bar. Or head to the So Spa for Khmer a massage, an herbal body scrub, a mud wrap or an ayurvedic oil treatment.
In the Area
Angkor Wat is the jewel in the crown, but don’t miss the immense walled city of Angkor Thom, home to the stunning Bayon, atmospheric Ta Prohm’s tree-filled temples and the elaborate carvings of the diminutive Banteay Srei. Browse the Old Market and the chic boutiques and galleries around the Foreign Correspondents Club and along Alley West and Passage. A tuk-tuk ride from the center, Artisans d’Angkor sells beautiful silk clothes, bags and soft furnishings made in its own on-site workshop. Round it off with a creative cocktail at expat favourite Miss Wong.
How to Get There
I stayed at Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra for 4 nights and it was AMAZING. Before I left, I checked out the photos and reviews and thought the style of the hotel was a bit too classic but it was conveniently located to visit temples so I went for it.
And I was really pleasantly surprised. The service is fantastic, rooms are spacious and the hotel looks so much nicer than the pictures. After all, the decor was so tastefully done, the style didn't matter that much.
Most of all, the pool is truly amazing. It's huge but feels secluded, surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers. And there was always space, which isn't the case in most of the Siem Reap hotels I had checked. And it is a real luxury. I don't think the photos online do the justice. It feels much nicer. The pool services with the lovely bike and the balance pole(not at the same time!) is so charming too.
My trip to Siem Reap turned out to be one of the best in my life : great cultural experience discovering the amazing temples and enjoying wonderfully relaxing time at this resort hotel!
I accidentally met a colleague from our Singapore office with his family at the pool. They were also gushing about the hotel, too.
I would like to extend special thanks to the managers and staff I met during my stay, especially to the General Manager Mr. Tadin, Operation Manager Mr. Sam and the Front Office Manager, Ms. Charriau. Kudos to the team, it was a wonderful stay and you are doing a fantastic work! I would stay here any time I visit Siem Reap again.
My husband and I stayed for 3 nights in April during our tour of Vietnam and Cambodia. On arrival we were welcomed by such attentive and considerate staff and taken into what can only be described as one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever stayed in. The decor, gardens, restaurant and bar were amazing and again the staff make you feel like royalty. We met Helouise when we wanted to arrange a trip at short notice, nothing was too much trouble for her. The staff on concierge, all staff really do go above and beyond to make your stay magical. The food in the restaurant was delicious we had both buffet and a la carte. The entertainment in the evening added a cultural touch. The food and service in the bar also of an extremely high standard. Little touches like the bouquet of lotus flowers and sweet smelling jasmine wreath, staff going out of there way to know your name, just everything was superb. We had so much to see but honestly did not want to leave the hotel. Thank you so much for making our stay one we will never forget.
We came here to play golf for a couple of days. The staff at this hotel are top class, attentive but considerate of your personal space....they are professional without being in your face.
The breakfast is fab, choice and quality with hot coffee (most hotels serve warm rubbish), egg chefs that can actually cook eggs to a high standard.
The evening buffet is top quality with local cuisine and foreign offerings to a high standard.
Rooms are clean and although showers are a bit over used...all in all exceptional standard
The arrangements for airport transfer, golf transfer are top class..
Staff create the culture of any business and here the culture is amazing from the minute you land at the airport!
10 star service, the staffs are friendly, polite,attentive,helpful. Impressive scene for me is they come to say goodbye when you are leaving.
No fault for this hotel, The best hotel I ever stay
I definitely recommend this hotel to my friend.
From the moment you step onto the property, you are greeted by the smiling faces of the staff who adorn you with attention. The hotel itself is on an immaculately manicured landscape with an amazing pond that has the most beautiful lily pads. The rooms are excellent with hardwood floors and soaps and shampoos from L'occitane.
When we first arrived, we booked a full body massage at the Sofitel Spa. I know that we could have gotten a cheaper deal outside of the hotel but we felt more comfortable getting a full body massage at the hotel - the massage was amazing and the staff was very professional.
Their morning breakfasts were good - on par with other places that we have stayed. They make amazing french toast and they run out quickly - so if you see them out, make sure to take one or two.
We had a few cocktails at the hotel bar - they make great manhattens. And when you order drinks, they give you complimentary nuts and dried fruit.
Although, there are a lot of great things about this hotel, the one thing that will stand out the most is the most amazing staff. They are always smiling, opening doors, giving you umbrellas when it is raining, and just making sure that you are having a pleasant time.