Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Go-that-extra-mile-service combined with plenty of little extras, including a free packed breakfast for an Angkor Wat visit
- Lounging by the saltwater pool, then enjoying a massage on a private garden bed
- Sipping champagne over a copious buffet breakfast, then lunching on French specialties at Le Bistrot
What To Know
- With regular evening entertainment, rooms near the bar can be a bit noisy
- During the rainy season mosquitoes can be a problem; put on insect repellent at dusk
- Some folks find the beds a bit hard; if you do, ask the staff to provide extra padding
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Nestled in lush vegetation a short tuk-tuk ride from the world renowned Angkor temples, this two-story French colonial-style boutique offers a respite from the bustle of Siem Reap. Follow a labyrinth of paths past fragrant frangipani trees and fish-filled basins to enter the lobby, where primrose-yellow walls provide a sunny backdrop for ornate antique fixtures, including the hotel’s original 1930s cage elevator. Built around an interior courtyard, the hotel is dotted with stone pools crossed by narrow bridges, one of which contains the hotel’s pet caimans. These fearsome-looking creatures are a great attraction for the kids — especially at feeding time.
Bed and Bath
Rooms follow suit in their colonial-era decor, with large oil paintings depicting scenes of jungle life, dark wood furnishings, hand-woven bedspreads and cane furniture. Compact bathrooms are dotted with quirky animal sculptures and have medium-size tubs that double as showers. Families with young children will want to choose a ground-floor Superior Room for the easy pool access, while couples and guests seeking more privacy can opt for a Deluxe courtyard room on one of the upper floors. The Victoria also has nine spacious suites with romantic kingsize four-poster beds and decor in various themes (we like the suite inspired by bohemian French travel writer Pierre Loti, which has low tables and oversize cushions for lounging). All accommodations include refrigerators and spacious balconies, whose comfortable loungers offer pool or garden views.
The Victoria has two restaurants drawing from both of Cambodia’s main culinary traditions: the elegant, scarlet-lacquered Le Bistrot, which serves excellent French cuisine, and the more laid-back L’Escale, where the buffet fare includes Khmer and Asian specialities ranging from dim sum to spicy fish amok. For well-mixed cocktails and light snacks, L’Explorateur bar is a cozy venue with leather club seats and large windows; it also offers traditional dance and music entertainment most nights. If you’re looking for Cambodian craftworks or locally designed clothing, the Victoria also has a small but well-stocked gift shop. There’s a small spa, where guests can indulge in a range of traditional massages or enjoy a variety of body scrubs and wraps. Parents looking to spend some quality time together will be glad to hear that the Victoria has a well-equipped kids club for children two to 12.
How to Get There
Generally a nice hotel near amenities such as restaurants. Pool is great if you are a fitness swimmer like me as it is 25m and has a 5 foot deep end. Room was fine although i would prefer a standalone shower to a bath with a shower over. Breakfast was good too. Staff very friendly and attentive.
Excellent hotel in Siem Reap city center. Only a few minute from the archeological site. Very helpful staff, excellent food, spacious rooms, excellent air conditioning. Liked the Colonial style!Magic Angkor Wat!
Recently had a girls weekend in Siem Reap for the International 1/2 Marathon. We had two rooms at the Victoria. The Victoriawas a lovely place to stay. Rooms were comfortable and the staff was attentive and friendly. The pool and restaurant setting were peaceful and relaxing. The food and drinks we had were delicious. We left the hotel very early for a sunrise tour and they packed us a generous boxed breakfast to take along. We took advantage of happy hour at the spa(and the bar). It was one of the best massages I've had! The location was convenient for us. To me it had all that you look for in a luxury hotel but still held the smaller boutique feeling.
I stayed in this tranquil hotel for 5 days on a solo trip to Siem Reap. The staff, especially Risa Hashimoto, in Guest Relations, were key to a relaxing adventure. Risa helped me plan and book daily tours with private driver and guide who take their work and pride in Cambodia seriously. Mr. Man was my driver and Mr. Sopea was my very knowledgeable English-speaking guide. I spent my mornings and afternoon/evenings out and about and most days relaxing by the beautiful pool and indulging in a "Happy Hour" 90 minute massage for less than $40. Heavenly! I will definitely stay here again when I return with my husband and two grown sons. The breakfasts and meals were also outstanding with plenty of options for people around the globe. The rooms are nice, but not extraordinarily luxurious--very firm beds and pillows.
The Victoria is a beautiful hotel, well located and with a large pool (can do laps) and excellent rooms. The staff are all very friendly and the spa was clean and the treatments fabulous. The breakfast buffet also has a huge selection. The gym is OK and needs to have water provided - otherwise I would highly recommend this hotel.