The original RAFFLES in Singapore has spawned a lot of pretenders,in an attempt to recreate that glorious era of old world colonial elegance,where the comfort of the guest came first ,in an atmosphere of unhurried luxury, where even the smallest detail was important. The RAFFLES brand has now spread around the world,but so many of those imitations fall well short of the original ideal,including Le Royale in Phomh Penh.But, rest assured, dear traveller,the true spirit of RAFFLES lives on.......in Siem Reap !
This hotel is everything you would dream of in an exotic location.. As some other contributors have said,it really is like travelling back in time. From the moment you step across the threshold you are transported into a bygone age of charm and good grace.
The staff,from the management level right through to the doormen, are smiling,welcoming and ready to please. Nothing is too much trouble.
The pool and gardens are some of the most enchanting in the world and the whole operation reeks of effortless style and class.
The rooms are airy and spacious and the amenities are generous,including an exotic fruit bowl ,replenished every day.
Excursions,tour guides,restaurant recommendations are all handled with an efficiency that makes it all seem easy.
This really is hospitality as it used to be. If you are headed in this direction,do yourself a favour and push the boat out a little. I promise you will not be disappointed. A stay at this hotel is a never-to-be-forgotten experience.
- 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