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
- 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
My wife and I stayed over a weekend during our first visit to Siem Reap.
The stay at the Sofitel was truly excellent. Worth highlighting is the remarkable and consistent quality of service, from the check-in, to the concierge who helped us improvise some visits, to the staff in the restaurants and the Club Millesime.
Great location and relaxing ambiance, with unique landscaping and beautifully kept lakes. My wife also took advantage of the spa and loved it.
Exceptionally friendly people throughout assisting in every detail. Gorgeous grounds with views of the large pool or gardens/lake from every room.
Cafeteria with delicious food, reasonably priced.
Slow paced. Golf available.
2 fitness areas, spa for massages, facial, nails, etc.
The hotel grounds are impeccably maintained and beautifully furnished. Our room was clean & comfortable but didn’t have the best view. Staff were attentive but respectful of your privacy and enjoyment. Easy Tuk Tuk ride to the city center and night markets. Great jumping off point for the Angkor Wat and Angkor Tom tours. Very enjoyable stay.
My wife and I had the most incredible stay at the Sofitel Angkor, with the staff at all times looking after us. From the moment we were picked up from the airport until we were dropped off 6 days later we felt as though we were being looked after by family. Food was delicious, our room and room service splendid and the staff were always friendly and informative. Thank you to all those wonderful people who made our journey to Siem Reap such a memorable one and the highlight of our Asian trip.
A couple holiday staying st Sofitel , staff very helpful, breakfast caters for all tastes, have your eggs cooked your way fresh or go to the Wok Bar and have your selection cooked fresh just for you.
Pool is big with plenty of sun loungers all with fresh towels, the staff are on hand to take your drinks or food order or just float up to the pool bar,
The rooms are very spacious with huge beds, bathroom has both a big bath and separate shower, very clean.
Would recommend a stay here