I have just come home after a wonderful 3-night stay at La Residence d'Angkor. Unlike my previous trip to Siem Reap in October 2013 when I stayed at a different hotel and did a fair amount of sightseeing, this trip was purely to relax and unwind after 2 hectic months in KL. So glad I chose La Residence! Despite it being close to Angkor Wat, restaurants and shops (and on a relatively busy street), a feeling of serenity envelopes you as soon as you walk in: an oasis in the middle of the city! The hotel is big enough to have all the facilities of a large hotel, yet small enough to offer personalized luxury. The decor of the entire hotel is warm and inviting - a welcome change from some of the colder/minimalist designs that some 5* hotels now favour - and my room, a King Garden View room, was spacious and comfortable, even affording me a relatively private balcony. Breakfast at Circle was a delight every morning, with a good selection buffet style (do try their homemade yogurt - its literally to die for!), plus various a la carte dishes to suit all palates. Did not get a chance to have dinner at Circle, but did have lunches at Ember and Martini bar (Ember and Martini share the same menu). I selected local salads and lamb dishes, all fresh and tasty! Highly recommend their spa - an oasis within the oasis - and their pool, set within a lovely courtyard. It's easy to while away an entire day alternating between poolside and spa! Was also impressed with the high level of service at the hotel. Genuinely friendly staff who do their best to make your day a good day (a special thank you to housekeeping for alerting me that I had left my iPhone in the room charger when I was about to check out!). The front desk staff also recommended special restaurants, shops and markets which made my stay even more memorable. La Residence is simply a wonderful place to stay, whether for temple-hopping, business or luxurious R&Rs. it will definitely be my first choice if I travel to Siem Reap again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Belmond La Residence d'Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia is an intimate retreat that beautifully captures the region's history while offering every modern luxury. Located close by Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Tonle Sap Lake, it's an ideal base to explore the wonders of the region. Siem Reap's lively markets, galleries and thriving restaurant and bar scene are just steps away. Local elegance and stylish luxury are the hallmarks of the hotel's rooms and suites, furnished with traditional hardwoods and bamboo and exquisitely decorated in soft cottons and jewel-toned silks. At Circle restaurant, enjoy a unique gastronomic experience of International and Khmer cuisine or enjoy more relaxed fare at Ember. The Martini Lounge is a relaxed cocktail lounge with impressive views of the gardens. A tropical oasis-like large swimming pool is at the heart of the hotel and is complimented by the tranquil Kong Kea Spa. The hotel also benefits from a fitness centre, two boutiques, a tour desk and complimentary daily activities such as a monk blessing or shopping tour. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Residence d`Angkor By Orient-Express Hotel Siem Reap