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
This is a tropical paradise with lovely vegetation, immaculate landscaping, and sweet, helpful, and caring staff. The room was comfortable , clean, and spacious. The restaurants were very good. A great resort all around..
Staff definitely needs more training. In the main bar we received the wrong cocktail; breakfast on the first morning was a disaster with service non existent. It seems hotel management is more concerned about "mind your step please" and opening doors then service where it counts. Grounds are beautiful and bellboys helpful.
A retreat from the hustle and bustle of downtown Siem Reap. The perception of a bygone era where opulance and hospiality abound. Club Millesime was an added bonus. I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel, it is one of the best, if not the best, hotels I have had the pleasure of staying.
My husband & I had the pleasure of staying at this remarkable resort a week ago. Out of the 4 days we were there we both got 90 minute massages, they were amazing! My masseuse was VIREAK SEAN who was very good and friendly.
My husband’s masseuse was ROBERT BARAING who was also great.
We recommend them both, it was a very pleasant experience. I would like to add that everyone in the spa was courteous & friendly.
The immaculate, lush grounds were stunning and made this hotel truly exceptional. The friendly, attentive staff provided exemplary service.
The room was large and well appointed. We did have two minor maintenance issues when we arrived [Why didn't the previous guests report them?] but these were immediately addressed and we even got a personalised letter of apology and thanks for having pointing out the issues.
The breakfast buffet had a wide variety of delicious choices.
I highly recommend this hotel.