I personally found this hotel was starting to look a bit dated, especially in comparison with some of the nicer newer hotels nearby. They advertise themselves as a 4 star, but like my title says, I'd probably classify it as an upper 3 star, to a lower-mid range 4 star hotel.
There is nothing to do within walking distance of this hotel. You can hire a tuktuk to get you to the Old Market for about $7 USD (round trip for 3 people), which takes about 10 minutes to get there. (3km walking, according to the concierge, which I definitely would not recommend in the heat). There are some overpriced massage spas about a 5 min drive away, but there are some grocery stores within a short drive away that you can get cheap snacks and drinks. (the cheapest place I have seen Fanta, at 40 cents a can)
The hotel showcases a lot of wood. In their brochure, they state the wood makes it more warm and welcoming, which I can kind of understand. I personally prefer a more modern look. The hotel offers a small pool (which looks pretty nice and well maintained) and a gym. I am a big gym goer, so I went to go check it out and was very disappointed. The equipment is terribly outdated, and when the gym isn't in use, staff sit there in the dark texting on their phones. There are also a couple of bars/lounges, and a restaurant. Most visitors there will most likely be having their buffet breakfast in the main restaurant. A word of advice: get there early, if you go close to the 930am closing time, selection is very limited, or if you go after the wake up call for most of the tour groups, it'll be hard to find a table. The variety of food was mediocre, nothing really stood out as fantastic. I had cereal on my first day there; the milk was not cold. Not sure if this is normal way of serving milk in Cambodia or not, but I did not find it very appealing, and didn't want to risk any stomach troubles on my trip. Check out the coconut milk pudding in the pastry area. I discovered this on my last day there, and loved it! Staff are pretty friendly and helpful. Housekeeping did a great job.
Rooms are air-conditioned. There is a water kettle and a mini fridge. Load of channels to choose from ranging from Japanese to CNN. I was lucky to have a balcony with my room, which overlooked onto the pool area. Bed was pretty comfortable, pillows were too soft.
Bonus points for free wi-fi! (although signal is very spotty)
You can send your postcard from the front desk for $1 USD to anywhere in the world.
Toiletries available: shampoo, shower gel, toothbrush, toothpaste, razor, comb.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Planning a trip, anniversary or romantic holiday? Our Hotel offers you a chance to take a step back in time, where life moves at a much slower pace and the atmosphere is one of calm and peace. Relax and enjoy a getaway with each other in Siem Reap, the ancient City of Cambodia and the Angkor Wat Temples the most subdued and magical CityEmpress Angkor Hotel is a luxurious hotel offering 208 lavishly furnished rooms and wide range of facilities such as in-house spa, gym, outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi etc.Furthermore, each room is elegantly appointed rooms and suites are complemented by the finest personalities to make this one of Empress Angkor Hotel'best accommodation experiences. Air-Conditioning, bathropes, slippers and full list of in-room features one comes to expect of a true convenient hotel. Our premium floor offer stunning view across the city and tropical landscape view.The in-house restaurants serve a wide selection of Khmer and international dishes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Empress Angkor Siem Reap
- Hotel Empress Angkor