Maison Polanka exceeded our expectations in every way possible and we had some high expectations from this property based on the reviews and the photos. Trust me the pictures do not do justice to the property, their stand out service and attention to detail. We went in the absolute low season and the resort was kind enough to upgrade us to a larger room. What really impressed us was the fact that despite being the only guests on the property the place was run with absolutely no compromise. Every morning the poolside was carefully prepped with towels and straw hats stylishly placed on every single pool lounge, every evening the pathways were lit with lanterns and the restaurant was prepped for dinner (even on days when they knew we were eating out), there were cold towels waiting for us at the gate every time we came in to the resort, the tuk tuk was always stocked with cold water and cold towels in an ice box. The service and staff were warm, discreet and intuitive. The rooms and grounds were stunning, the gardens were lush and well tended to. And our room was splendid. The rooms are beautifully curated with excellent furniture, fabrics and art while still retaining the charm of a well kept home. Our large outdoor living over looking the pool and gardens was a highlight. Enough cant be said about Maison Polanka , it needs to be experienced ! The only suggestion I have is that they can improve their lunch and dinner menu, but then again Siem Reap has great options for eating.…
From the moment you arrive to the moment you drive out of the gates, this experience could not be better. Personal, intimate and above all Cambodian. The food rivals any restaurant you would visit in the city. There is no where more tranquil nor relaxed. Everything can be arranged by the hotel, and there will be trips and temples that you will not have discovered on your second or third visit to Siem Reap. Personally I think that as an escape from Phnom Penh this is the perfect getaway with no need for excursions or restaurants, just spend a few days here, then probably extend your stay. A personal thank you to Thea and her team for giving my family an I a perfect mini break. PS. Stephanie is still talking about her massage!
Maison Polanka is paradise! We spent five nights in the Yellow Suite, and it is so quiet and tranquil we felt like the only guests at the hotel. The quality is evident from the decor, the food and the service - with everyone going above and beyond to ensure we had a once in a lifetime experience. We came back hot and tired from temple hopping each afternoon, and spent the rest of the day in the stunning pool, and honestly didn't want to leave. We would go back in a heart beat, and highly recommend!
In the middle of Siem Reap there is this fine, quiet place to relax and reflect all the impressions from the long Angor days. Mainly managed by women with a big heart and a fantastic sense of serving their guest.
This hotel is total paradise, I hope to go there in the afterlife. The service is perfect and always in anticipation of every desire. The decoration and garden is tropical paradise. The food is fantastic (I’m French, trust me) and the atmosphere is calm and beautiful. Probably the best hotel I’ve been to in my life (I’ve been to hundreds) and worth detouring your interplanetary journey by a few light years. Thanks for these beautiful few days.