La Residence, Siem Reap
Siem Reap & Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Siem Reap & Angkor Wat, Cambodia
SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA
The La Résidence d'Angkor property is assessed over a lotus-filled moat, across which the two-storey Khmer-style building with high-ceiling wooden foyer, reflects a soothing décor. Inside, the foyer's sidewalls are covered with enormous relief of figures that we later saw at Angkor Wat. In the centre is an enormous teak desk, cut out from a single giant tree. Public spaces are filled with polished teak furniture and gleaming silk and cotton décor that blends Cambodian and colonial influences.
La Résidence d'Angkor has 55 rooms and 8 suites, all tastefully furnished in local materials with lovely views onto the gardens and poolside. The main Deluxe Rooms come with a living room, a large couch for relaxing and a small terrace surrounded by tropical plants. The eight new suites, located on the first floor, are more contemporary in style, with stylish and spacious interiors with views of the swimming pool.
There is a nice restaurant with local and international specialities on offer in a beautiful setting. The hotel also boasts a boutique and a spa, and you could even have a private yoga session. For an alternative taste, Siem Reap is just 10 min walk from the hotel which has a choice of restaurants. In the surrounds is Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia with its fascinating floating villages.
Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA
Stay Belmond La Résidence d'Angkor has 55 rooms and 8 suites. Junior Suites are the lead in rooms which can be interconnected and have either Poolside or Garden views. Deluxe Studio Suites in the quietest parts of the hotel are located on the first and second floors with private garden terrace. One Bedroom Poolside Suites are located on the first floor and have a private garden terrace with views of the swimming pool. Room features include mini-bar, LVD TV and Wi-Fi.
ChildCare Children are welcome to stay at the Belmond La Résidence d'Angkor. Junior Suites are the lead in rooms which can be interconnected. Children's menus are available in restaurants and it has a range of board games. Rollaway beds and babysitting service can be arranged, if requested.
Dine The Spice Circle at the Belmond La Résidence d'Angkor, is a great place to try Khmer cuisine with options to eat al fresco, or in the stylish yet relaxed dining room. The Ember restaurant is ideal for a light lunch when you can't bear to step away from the hotel's beautiful swimming pool. In the evening, it transforms into a casual grill restaurant. Open-sided Martini Lounge, with its gently whirring ceiling fans, has an extensive wine list and serves creative martinis.
Relax A good place to relax in La Résidence d'Angkor, after a full day at the temples is the swimming pool. A stone lion spitting water, guards the shallow end. Two sides of the pool are surrounded by lounge chairs while the rest with an assortment of tropical plants. There’s a small gym and an impressive range of treatments at the lustrous Kong Kea Spa, along with a steam room and sauna.
Experience The hotel conducts complimentary daily activities such as tours of galleries with a local and morning Almsgiving to saffron-robed Buddhist monks. Bicycle tours and half-day cooking classes can also be arranged. Check front desk at the La Résidence d'Angkor for day temple tours to Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Phrom and surrounding sites with English-speaking guide.
Location Belmond La Résidence d'Angkor is a Khmer-style boutique hotel, ideally located in the heart of Cambodia's Siem Reap. Housed within a walled garden with shaded paths and lotus ponds, its a short 15-minutes ride from the Angkor Wat temple complex, one of South East Asia's most stunning attractions.
Getting There There are no direct flights to Cambodia from the UK, but good connections are available from major Asian destinations. You can fly with Thai Airways to Bangkok and from there fly either to Phnom Penh or Siem Reap on a one-hour flight. Belmond La Résidence d'Angkor is 20-minute drive from Siem Reap airport.
When to go Cambodia is hot all year round and the best time to visit is during the dry season from November to April. In May and June the southwestern monsoon brings rain that lasts until October but it rarely rains all day. Although, this is a low season for tourism, it has its own advantages. It is when the Angkor complex is at its most beautiful, the vegetation is lush, the moats for full of water and there are less tourists so you can explore the temples in peace.