Lovely old colonial hotel, fabulous pool & gardens, super location in town but just let down a little as service a bit off Raffles usual excellence. Perhaps Xmas week peak season stretching staff & facilities as some nice touches suggest not the norm - a butler (unfortunately not available to help with luggage) or (ocassional) welcome back into hotel with cold towel - but all just a little inconsistent. However must highlight a lovely cake & card from the manager delivered to our room to mark our silver wedding anniversary trip which clearly indicates a level of attention to detail in their management (delicious & greatly appreciated!). Room was spacious & luxurious with all you'd expect from 5* - we were on 2nd floor of main building facing front of hotel & suffered none of the noise issues reported by other reviewers. Breakfasts excellent with a great quality selection to choose from & lovely terrace to sit out on. Only real negatives were Elephant Bar not being available due to a function & obligation to buy the compulsory Xmas Eve gala-dinner which proved very over-priced & rather disappointing..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set across from the Royal Palace, is one of the landmark historic hotels of the legendary Grand Tour of Indochina. Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor first opened its doors in 1932 but the legend lives on today after careful restoration. The hotel is rich in Cambodia history and full of original treasures, right down to the original working cage elevator in the lobby. Our doorman still welcomes everyone in a uniform inspired by the Royal Palace With the privilege of over 15 acres of beautifully landscaped French gardens and built around the country’s largest swimming pool, the hotel is a peaceful oasis to which to retreat after exploring the temples in the UNESCO World Heritage site only 10 minutes from the hotel. Relax and revitalise under the fragrant frangipani trees beside the magnificent pool inspired by Angkorian architecture, or enjoy a massage to ease away the travel. Stroll along the river to the vibrant markets and wonderful array of dining options. In addition to beautifully restored guest rooms you can choose from one of the luxury suites, including our most popular Cabana Suites with direct access from the balcony to the garden and pool. You may be surprised to know that Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor also has two of Siem Reap’s most luxurious two-bedroom Villas, providing utmost privacy and personal butler service in the private poolside setting. Food gourmets will delight with a variety of options including the popular Raffles Afternoon Tea and the Apsara Terrace, Siem Reap’s best cultural dance performance and dinner in the poolside gardens. For golf enthusiasts, there are several international golf courses and we recommend the award-winning Nick Faldo designed Angkor Golf Resort. Golf packages are available Complete your visit to Cambodia with a stay at our sister hotel Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh open since 1929 and the capital city’s only luxury landmark hotel. With lush tropical gardens and built around two swimming pools it is an oasis for travelers exploring the vibrant capital. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Raffles Grand Hotel d Angkor
- Raffles Grand Siem Reap