We loved it here, from the moment you check in, taken into the lounge area, given a drink while the paperwork is done, it was great. The room was lovely, even when having an additional rollaway bed in the room, there was still room to move. We had a Landmark Pool View Room; Fresh fruit every day, Wifi no issues with, we asked for milk for the tea instead of the powered stuff supplied and this was no issue. Laundry was good. The beds were comfortable.
The hotel is lovely, clean and lemongrass smell is divine. (from the burners). The ride in the old elevator was a treat. We thought the décor was great. Not that far from the markets etc that you can walk in yourself.
We had our Christmas eve & Christmas day here. The thought put into the events was lovely. From the drinks on the grass, listening to the wonderful children sing Christmas songs, (with a few changes on a few of them to suit where we were, was just brilliant) to Santa arriving on an elephant and giving the kids a candy. It made everyone smile. Then off to dinner and what an amazing buffet, it was just mind boggling. The food was fantastic! The service from the staff was great, and with smiles. The only thing, which was fixed, was that the tables were set up for each group, ie if you were a group of 3 like us, then you had a table of 3, but for those who were by themselves, they only had themselves on their table. Which is not something most like, especially on Christmas eve. Earlier that morning, we had met a lovely lady, Carol, over breakfast, she was by herself. Being the way we are, we invited Carol to sit with us, well this was a problem at first, the waitperson went and asked, and came back with perhaps she could sit at the table at first and then maybe later join us. I wasn’t having this, so went to look for the manager with her, to explain that we had met Carol this morning, and all of us wanted her to sit with us. I finally find someone to ask, and explained what we wanted and I wanted to talk to the manager to explain, that we were okay with it, she was very understanding and said that it was fine, she would move the Carol herself. By the time we got back to the table, two more staff had gone to ask my hubby and daughter was it okay with Carol joining us. Too funny I suppose, as they wanted to make sure Carol was not imposing on us, even though we had invited her.
Christmas day lunch was another amazing buffet, such great food and service from the staff.
I also want to add, that there was a Christmas stocking filled with beautiful biscuits left on our door, which we all loved, especially our daughter and a wonderful Christmas cake in the room. These little things, just finished off such a great night.
Elephant Bar/ The Conservatory/ Poolside Terrace/ Café d'Angkor / - We had a few drinks and meals at these places and thought that they were all good.
Chris the Manager, the piano player and all the staff here are friendly, warm and great, remembering our names, always acknowledging us, we especially loved the doorman (Bon I think his name was) he is such a sweetie.
This was our favorite Raffles hotel in Cambodia. (Yes, we stayed in both)
- 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