The Tara Angkor Resort is located about 6 kilometers (15 minutes by tuk-tuk) from the ruins of Angkor Wat and about 4 kilometers (10 minutes) from the center of Siem Reap. We stayed there for 3 nights in February. We were on the top floor in a Deluxe category room. Our price of $105/night included daily buffet breakfast, transportation to and from the Siem Reap airport, and a free dinner at a local restaurant with an Apsara cultural show. We booked on line and were able to get a “Hot Deal” promotion. The hotel is very new having just opened in the past 2 years. All of the furnishings and floorings are in very good condition. The rooms are clean and well maintained if a bit Spartan (no art work). The rooms have very good air conditioning, a walk in shower in addition to a tub, a separate dressing area, a mini fridge and include free bottled water daily which you will want to use- not even the locals drink the tap water! There are 2 computers in the lobby for internet use which costs $3/hour – they run slow. The style of the entire hotel is oriental-minimalist and very comfortable. Upon arrival the airport driver met us on time and helped with luggage- he also brought cool towels and bottled water for us. The restaurant at the hotel was an extremely good value and provided high-quality meals. There is a $4US dinner special daily featuring local and Asian specialties. The buffet breakfast offered a fair variety of foods that were fresh. The pool is about 30 feet by 15 feet (good for laps) and was always clean. It is difficult to get pool side service and you will need to go in to the restaurant to get something to eat or drink pool-side even though there is an outside pool bar. Otherwise, the service at the hotel was excellent. The hotel will not provide transportation to Angkor Wat or into town, however, they will call you a tuk-tuk to take you to the Angkor Wat site because there are no taxi cabs. This is better anyway, as the tuk-tuk driver will wait at each site for you then drive you to the next one. A driver should cost $15 for the entire day (agree in advance). We also hired a guide for one day (through the driver) which cost us $25. His English was very good (check before hiring). The drivers start to get a bit anxious in the afternoons and try to get you to go back from the site early, so be firm and let them know you are hiring them until sunset (when the park closes). The humidity is very oppressive (even in the cool season) so you will need to bring several liters of water to the park per person per day. As a side note- bring us$2 bills, the locals consider them good luck and this will earn you good will.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience all that Siem Reap has to offer in our brand stylish 4 stars hotel. An ideal base to explore Siem Reap and the magnificent temples steeped in legend and history. Tara Angkor Hotel is conveniently located between the Siem Reap International Airport and the World Heritage site Angkor Wat. The Royal Palace Garden, the new Angkor National Museum and town city center are only a short walk away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Tara Angkor
- Tara Angkor Siem Reap