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
Outstanding breakfast buffet and fantastic pool and spa. The location is great and service was top notch. The only detractor to prevent 5 stars was a bathroom that needed updating. If I were to return to Siem Reap I would not hesitate to stay here again. I booked my room through hotels.com and got a great rate.
Coming back here every year, i have to admit that my pleasure stay intact.. this time i came with my family and again everything was close to perfection..
A special attention to the staff, from the reception to the concierge, the pool staff.. Without forgetting the SPA, which is a real spa with a real technique.. The quality of massage are really above what you can find in SIEM REAP.
Is there a better hotel in SIEM REAP ? Probably.. But not at this price.. The hotel is in constant research of improvement,
Why did I choose this hotel ?
The hotel is close from everywhere.. a fantastic location.. you can walk to the museum (which recommend)
It is quiet, it has a fantastic quality price value etc..
For sure they are things that can be better (like cleaning the corridor at 7 am ), ..
But it is very small things.. i had a fantastic moment in this hotel and the chances that i will visit it again are at 100%
Myself and two nieces just had a wonderful experience there. The service was top and the beds were particularly comfortable. We spent quite a bit of time at the pool as well because it was beautiful and relaxing.
All three of us had multiple spa treatments that were excellent. The ladies are well trained and the spa manager ensures everything is in perfect order. Shina gave me a superb deep massage and she really made my experience exceptional. I would recommend Shina for anyone looking for a bit of therapeutic work with pure relaxation!!!
I will be coming back!
This was an oasis of calm, friendliness and top class accommodation. The service was impeccable and the facilities were impressive. Breakfast was enormous, happy hour was cheap and tasty with games available to pass the time. The pool facility was huge, deep and provided a haven of relaxation. We would definitely visit again and recommend to travellers!
From the moment you are met with a cold face towel at reception the service is impeccable.
The rooms are airy and very clean.
The breakfast is one of the better ones I have had at any hotel.
All in all I would recommend staying here without reservation.