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No matter what your budget is, Siem Reap is full of places waiting to welcome you through their doors, from guesthouses and Khmer-style inns to luxury five-star hotels and resorts.
Sokhalay Angkor Hotel Resort & Spa offers the ultimate in relaxation and reinvigoration, with lavish amenities and spectacular views, all within easy reach of the temples. Nestled amongst five hectares of beautifully landscaped tropical garden, amid lily ponds with freshwater fish, you’ll find 40 traditional Khmer-style wooden villas and the largest pool in town.
Memoire Siem Reap Hotel is a luxury artistic four-star hotel, astutely designed and developed using a Khmer contemporary art concept, epitomising the Cambodian culture and charm. It is an oasis for every traveller who will be pampered by local experts to ensure a pleasurable, and meaningful experience. Choose from deluxe or superior rooms, with family suites also available. You can dine within the grounds at Tamarind Restaurant, which is dedicated to a deep understanding of Khmer cuisine, blending together traditional and contemporary dishes. They also offer onsite spa services.
Wat Bo boasts a number of these Shangri-las, including Two Dragons guesthouse and Soria Moria, which offer a new dynamic. Tropical gardens, first-class cooking and an eye for detail are what make these places special.
The Rose Apple is a quaint affair, owned by a husband-wife team and tucked down a quiet lane. Boasting a saltwater swimming pool, the staff are friendly and the rooms are modern, cosy and clean.
The chances are that if you’re reading this and deciding where to stay, you haven’t pre-booked yourself into one of the city’s five-star luxury hotels. One of the great joys in life is staying five-star, and being completed catered when you’re on holiday. If it’s only for one night, it’s a real bargain to stay at one of Siem Reap’s best hotels and see how the other half – okay, how the top few percent – live it up on the road.
A few words of caution. If you’re cruising the web for a bargain, check carefully to avoid costly extras!