Located approximately five miles from the famed Angkor Wat, Amansara is sleek, stylish and superbly private. Formerly the guest villa of King Norodom Sihanouk, the grounds were originally laid out in 1962 and designed to embrace both modern design and the rich artistic legacy of Cambodia. This tranquil oasis is surrounded by beautiful gardens and includes a curved slate swimming pool. The 24 suites are decorated in a classic Indochinese palette of cool gray, pristine white, dark timber and ivory, and all include a private courtyard and soothing water features; 12 suites are equipped with private swimming pools. The Roof Garden, shaded by trees, is the ideal venue for relaxing by candlelight with cocktails, or for invigorating morning yoga sessions. The Spa, which has four treatment rooms, focuses on therapeutic Cambodian techniques using organic products. Every suite has access to its own remork and driver. On the 2007 Zagat Survey list of the world’s best hotels, Amansara was ranked number two for service.
History: Amansara is situated on a property that once housed the personal guests of King Sihanouk, revered widely by his subjects as the father of the nation.
Service: Amansara, like all other Aman properties, provides top-notch service in an intimate, atmospheric setting.
Location: Amansara is located within close proximity to Angkor Wat, a short bike ride away.
Amansara’s 24 suites have open-plan living and bedroom areas, terrazzo and timber interiors and outdoor courtyards.
There are twelve Pool Suites with their own private plunge pools measuring 20 by 16 feet. The rooms are furnished similar to the regular Suites, with king-size beds, writing desks, a large sofa, an informal dining table and chairs, and a large, spacious dressing area. The en-suite bathroom contains twin basins, a large mirror, a deep soaking tub, a separate shower and toilet and huge glass doors which look out on to the garden. Additional amenities include air-conditioning, ceiling fans, Wi-Fi, a telephone, room safe, and music system.
The Suites feature a king-size bed, a writing desk, a large sofa, an informal dining table and chairs, and a dressing area with cupboards and drawers. The en-suite bathroom contains twin basins, a large mirror, a deep soaking tub, a separate shower and toilet, and huge glass doors which look out on to a garden, complete with seating area. Additional room amenities include air-conditioning, ceiling fans, Wi-Fi, a telephone, room safe and music system.
Amansara’s facilities grew to include a spa and large lap pool upon its renovatio n i n 2006, the spa’s rooms looking out to a peaceful reflection pond, and the lap pool d isc reetly hidden from view. Other facilities include a library that features not only book s, b ut also audio CDs and board games, and a roof terrace. A gym and movement studio was added in 2019.
Amansara's gym and movement studio is located near the lap pool and features Technogym equipment, plus floor-to-ceiling windows. The movement studio overlooks the greenery of the spa garden and offers sessions in Apsara dance (classical Cambodian ballet), martial arts, aerial yoga, and NIA (non-impact aerobics).
Amansara has its very own library with a selection of media, among them books, magazines, and newspapers, all of whom are up to date. In addition, the library possesses a range of CDs, games, and reference books on the Angkor temples and Khmer civilization.
Inspired by Cambodian massage and traditional medicine, Amansara's Spa features 4 treatment rooms, each with a private steam bath and shower, and a separate relaxation area. The rooms face a courtyard garden, replete with a long reflecting pool. All the products used in the treatments here are made from natural ingredients.
Framed by foliage and a terraced, open-air seating area, Amansara's swimming pool is curved, and approximately fifty-five feet in length. It is surrounded by sun loungers and tables, and in addition, there is another, smaller pool discreetly positioned behind the central courtyard.
There are three dining options at the Amansara. The main focal point of the resort is the Dining Room, which features an incredible seven-meter ceiling and shaded terrace. A traditional Khmer Village House provides an authentic and historical dining spot, and the roof terrace is an ideal spot to enjoy a sunset cocktail.
Amansara’s dining room, with its lofty structure and shaded terrace, sits at the center of the resort. The menu serves Khmer and Western dishes, created with both local and imported ingredients. There is also a well-stocked, walk-in wine and cheese cellar.
Guests may enjoy a special gourmet dinner prepared at Amansara’s Khmer Village House, which is located just 200 meters away from Srah Srang, an embankment built at the same time as Angkor, and over-looking a man-made lake that was once the royal leisure pool. Your dinner will be illuminated solely by candles and tikis as there is no electric or gas lighting at the Khmer Village House. There is also the opportunity to tour the property’s spice and herb garden as well.
Shaded and well-furnished with a number of loungers, sofas, and plush seats, the roof terrace is a prime space for drinks at sundown - a perfect, peaceful way to cap a long day.
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