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
Parking on site
Disclaimer: This content was accurate at the time the hotel was reviewed. Please check our partner sites when booking to verify that details are still correct.
Superb service stars at this kid-friendly colonial-style boutique, just a tuk-tuk ride away from Angkor Wat
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.