La Residence d’Angkor is yet another fine 5* option in Siem Reap, notable for its Khmer inspired architecture and its majestic old trees which dot the lush riverside gardens in the centre of town.
The rooms are open-plan, creating a light and airy feel – decorated using traditional hardwoods, bamboo and natural textiles such as silk and cotton. The stand-out feature of each is a free-style terrazzo plunge tub, with jacuzzi plumbing. Additionally each room has a private terrace overlooking the pool, on which a small table and seating is just perfect for an early evening cocktail. The was the hotel is laid-out creates space, privacy and encourages deep relaxation – its rather clever.
The delightful lobby is the epitome of understated elegance, with beautiful Angkorian sculptures adorning the walls and the dining options include Khmer cuisine or refined international dishes at ‘The Dining Room’ and a more casual experience at ‘The Lounge’.
The new wing is ultra-contemporary and includes the stunning Kong Kea Spa – a totally indulgent sensory experience using local organic and chemical free products. The hotel’s oblong swimming pool is long enough to invite a languorous dip and is flanked by tropical trees and sun loungers.