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
Our stay at Sofitel Angkor, though very short, was just amazing. The entire staff was so cordial and went out of the way to make our stay comfortable. The courtesy they extend to their guests just makes one feel extremely comfortable. Added to that is the great ambiance, excellent food and spacious well laid out rooms. The concierge advised us perfectly on the local tours and sight seeing attractions and also arranged these for us.
We returned from the hotel with a feeling that in all our future visits to Siem Reap we will stay only at Sofitel. We have also recommended this hotel to our friends.
We stayed for 3 nights in a king room upstairs over looking the rear garden. The room was very comfortable and service immaculate. It was quiet at night.
The restaurant and bar offered many choices and the service at the pol bar was great as well.
All staff were very friendly.
It was just an amazing faultless experience. The heart of the people the savoir-faire and the high presence of the management make this hotel wonderful. The location is closed to the temples and the hotel offers enough transportation to go everywhere else.
Hotel Manager and staffs took care all the small details since the first day of my stay. For example, early check-in and late check-out was granted without hesitation. Refreshment, Fruit and bouquet of flowers were well prepared for welcoming. My room was upgraded. There was a variety of Breakfast to choose. I could not even try all dishes during my stay.
Hotel itself are nicely decorated and elegant. Museum, Duty Free and Night market are near the hotel within 10 min walking.
Words can’t describe just how amazing this hotel is. Wow! Apologies for the long review but it has to be done.
From the moment we arrived to the moment we checked out we were treated like royalty.
Bunsak Sea greeted us at check in which was swift and easy. My husband and I started calling him ‘Agent Black’ because he was able to sort out everything that we needed during our stay.
A member of staff then escorted us to the room and explained all the features in the the room.
The walk to the room was beautiful, crossing the bridge overlooking the pond the various art displays and the cosy seating areas were plentiful. Upon entering this vast space we were surprisingly upgraded as it was my husbands birthday which was extra special and probably because it was low season.
The room had a beautiful terrace overlooking the wonderful luscious gardens and immense pond.
The bed was huge! And comfortable. The room had all of the amenities tea , coffee making facilities a powerful large shower and separate bath with l'occitane cosmetics. The relaxing lounge area inside the room was lovely great if you wanted to just chill. The room had plenty of storage space.They also did a turn down service and some tasty cookies too.
We were hungry so we decided to check out the restaurant. They have four main restaurants all serving various cuisine from fine dining to poolside eating. We tried out the The Citadel restaurant which has a buffet every might along with the al la carte menu. We were looked after by the wonderfully tentative Thaida who so happened to be our waitress whenever we had dinner at the restaurant she remembered everything that we liked she was amazing! We also met Chef Surya who served us amazing tasty delicious cuisine the buffet was full of various dishes from western to traditional Khmer dishes, not to mention every morning for breakfast Chef Surya also made us nann bread from scratch which was heavenly. We just ate the Citadel restaurant but I’m sure the other restaurants are just as delightful. Make sure you check out the show traditional show which they have twice on a week .
The resort is located just a 20min drive from the airport. You can get a taxi from the airport which will cost you $10 or a tuk tuk which I’m told is about $6-$7.
The location is excellent about 25min walk or a 10min tuk tuk to the night market. For our tours we got hotel pickups but the location isn’t far from the Angkor Wat.
The resort itself makes you feel as though you’re in another world, it’s peaceful, quiet and makes you feel at one with nature. Staff are always at hand to cater to anything you need and I mean absolutely anything.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the hotel and would definitely highly recommend this hotel for your stay in Siem Reap. Thank you to all the staff for making our trip extra special, your attention to detail and the care you have for your guests is truly amazing!!!