And I’m saying this in a very positive way.
For once, the location of this particular Aman is not out in the sticks as they usually try to surprise you, or they are maximizing real estate value by employing the magic force of their name (never could tell, really!)
On the contrary, it’s right there with the old big boys, across the street from the formerly colonial glory days place (now a Raffles) which has definitely seen better days and the royal palace.
Clean, correct and Amanish to the bone, this zen oasis is the perfect addition to what it’s an incredible experience one will have visiting the temples at Angkor Wat.
Services are without reproach, the restaurant it’s ok but not exceptional (correct comes to mind again) and the rooms are large, lavish, extremely comfortable and well appointed. Although, as any Aman that respects itself, there is no TV, one may have one in 15 minutes if one (like me!) cannot live without one.
The management is always there, mingling with guests and tend graciously to one’s every need and the staff is extremely well trained. I would say without exaggerating that it may well be the best choice in Angkor Wat although one has to cross the street trying one’s best not to be run over by speeding scooters if one cares to use a gym, as one has to go to Raffles. Amansara doesn’t have a gym. No biggie, but I thought id mention this aspect just in case.
All in all, a very rewarding experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amansara, the former guesthouse of King Sihanouk, is situated on the edge of Siem Reap just 10 minutes from the entrance to the Angkor UNESCO World Heritage Site. Set in a garden compound, the 24-suite luxury Angkor Wat resort has the ambience of a private home and is the ideal base for travellers seeking to explore Khmer culture and the ruins of Angkor. A variety of Cambodia temple excursions and cultural walks is available as part of the guest experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amansara Siem Reap
- Amansara Hotel Siem Reap