Location: Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa is just a short drive away from the center of Siem Reap, a sleepy Cambodian town famous for the magnificent Angkor Wat temple. The town’s star attraction is approximately 15 minutes away by car.
History: This is the first and only hotel in Cambodia from the luxurious Anantara brand, a group which boasts dozens of five-star hotels and resorts spanning across two continents, Asia and Africa.
Service: With five stars to its name, expect a wealth of first-class services including an oasis spa, Khmer design-inspired gardens, swimming pool and multiple dining options.
This award-winning five-star hotel enjoys a fantastic location in the Cambodian countryside, just a short drive away from Siem Reap town center as well as the incredible Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and prized tourist attraction of the country. Contemporary Khmer design is a running theme throughout Anantara’s rooms and suites, lush oasis spa, tropical gardens and range of superb dining options, with a generous helping of wooden flooring, rich textiles and locally-made artistic installations. Each one of the 39 rooms and suites is spacious and fully-equipped with all the latest modern conveniences, and the luxurious floor-to-ceiling windows in every room present tranquil garden or pool views. Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa - true to its name - also offers a memorable spa experience set in a tranquil oasis in the middle of a tropical garden – perfect for easing away those aches and pains after exploring the nearby temple complex or plethora of other nearby attractions. Elsewhere, guests can take a dip in the hot tub, relax in the sauna, dine at one of three on-site restaurants or kick back next to the pool with a cocktail in hand.
The range of 39 rooms and suites at Anantara all take on a distinctly Southeast Asian vibe, with hardwood floors, woven mats, impressive teak furniture and local artwork. Stunning private balconies also offer a welcome space to sit back and relax whilst enjoying the pool or garden views.
Those wanting to upgrade to a suite can rest assured that the extra money spent is worth it; the Anantara Suites come with separate lounge and dining areas, freestanding bathtubs with rainshowers and a whole host of other amenities across a huge 916 square feet of floor space.
Enjoy Anantara signature hardwood floors, heritage designs and rich textiles over 516 square feet in these Deluxe Rooms, all of which come with a bathtub, rain shower and their own private balcony with seating.
Offering a generous 700-square-feet of floor space, these exquisite rooms feature both an inside and private outside bathroom – great if you want to shower in nature – as well as private balcony with pool views and seating.
Anantara has plenty of on-site facilities to keep guests entertained when they’re not out exploring, with the signature spa topping the list of things to do around the resort. There’s also a magnificent swimming pool surrounded by a leafy garden and private rooms for hire – perfect for business guests.
Certainly a contrast to your everyday hotel meeting room, this tranquil outside terrace is located next to the swimming pool, and staff can quickly set up chairs and tables on request for a business meet or social gathering.
One glance at Anantara’s central pool and it’s difficult to resist taking a dip. Although not huge in size, the pretty pool is big enough for laps and comes surrounded by a leafy garden and wooden terrace with sun loungers, perfect for sipping a cocktail after your swim.
Anantara’s highly-recommended spa is where contemporary service meets traditional Cambodian design, all set in delightful tropical oasis within the middle of the resort. Treatments are tailored to treat every individual, with a range of traditional massages, oil therapy and foot reflexology available.
Anantara is a hotel brand well-known throughout Southeast Asia for its quality dining options, and this Siem Reap location is no different. Guests can enjoy superb international and local Khmer cuisine across three impressive venues dotted around the resort.
Just outside Anantara’s main restaurant is a delightful private lawn surrounded by a courtyard, and this space can be booked for a private dinner for two (or more) - an experience made all the more romantic by the cascading water and traditional Khmer dancing shows.
The Gallery, taking its name from the array of paintings hanging on the walls, presents a spacious indoor dining room and lovely alfresco terrace space where guests can enjoy a generous international buffet breakfast or al la carte servings later in the day.
This gorgeous dining spot set in a traditional Cambodian pavilion-style building presents a split menu of international cuisine alongside classic Khmer recipes that have been given a contemporary twist – all using the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients.