Hotel

Amansara

Perfectly positioned, Amansara hotel is encircled by forests, rice paddies, Angkor’s ruins and over 1,000 temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park. Located in the Cambodian capital of Siem Reap, Angkor is a quaint and historic town. Not only is the scenery striking but the hotel itself is elegant and unassuming. The décor is modern and minimalist using materials that complement the surrounding forests and add to the intimate feel. The 24 suites are housed around the picturesque lawns of the former guesthouse for visitors of King Sihanouk in 1962.

LOCATION

Situated between the city and Angkor Archaeological Park, Amansara is an excellent base for discovering Cambodian culture. The park is home to ruins of the largest pre-industrial urban settlement and has more than 1,000 temples to discover. Take a cycle trip to the rice paddies to see the houses on stilts and luscious fruit trees, or visit the untouched jungle temples by helicopter. If this doesn’t appeal, you can always enjoy brunch or cocktails abroad the Amansara’s private lake boat and discover the wildlife at its very purest. In the evening, the spa offers a variety of treatments along with yoga and a crystal salt soak, an ideal way to relax and re-energise after a day of sightseeing. Just a 15 minute drive from Siem Reap International Airport in our private transport will transport you to this natural haven.

YOUR ROOM

Finished in pale terrazzo and timber, all suites have spectacular views of the jungle surroundings with floor to ceiling windows dominating the room that allow for panoramic views of the resort. 12 suites have private pools, with others having access to private gardens and courtyards. Suites are decorated in simple dark wood furniture with traditional Cambodian products such as silk sarongs and local fruits adding an extra authentic touch. Each suite also comes with its own driver allowing you to explore the surrounding area to your heart’s content.

WHY WE LIKE IT

The minimalist nature extends beyond the hotel design to the food itself with the circular restaurant placing emphasis on simple flavours to create mouthwatering dishes. This delicious Cambodian cuisine is the complemented by breathtaking 360 degree views. For an added touch of gastronomic flair, there is also a walk in wine cellar where you can indulge in wine and cheese tastings. But for special occasions, our favourite is without doubt the private dining at the Khmer House, where you can wine and dine in a temple accompanied by live musicians and traditional dancers.

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