Raffles Grand Hotel Angkor
A grand, historic hotel, Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor opened its doors in the early 1930s. It is located on the main road to Angkor Wat and was planned so that it aligns on a north-south axis with Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. Now sensitively restored, the hotel’s classic style coupled with its renewed modernity complement the grandeur of Angkor Wat. The hotel has 131 guest rooms and suites, each tastefully appointed with Art Deco-styled furnishings and Cambodian objets d’art. Guest services include the Raffles Amrita Spa, a fitness center, and a host of classes in the Raffles Amrita Pavilion, from Khmer dancing to Tai Chi. Elegant dining options range from the formal Restaurant Le Grand, to the Café d’Angkor, to the wide selection of cocktails at the famed Elephant Bar.
Why We Love This Hotel
History: This imposing art deco property was opened in 1929 and exudes history at every turn.
Service: For decades, this hotel has hosted dignitaries and VIP guests coming to explore the Angkor temples.
Location: Located opposite the Royal Palace, Raffles Siem Reap is only 8 kilometers from Angkor Wat, and enjoys a beautiful garden setting.
- Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Hotel Type
- Location Type
- 24hr Room Service
- Business Center
- Coffee Shop
- Family Room
- Fitness Center
- Meeting/conference Facilities
- Outdoor Pool
- Poolside Bar
- Safety Deposit Boxes
- Smoking Area
- Steam Room
- Wi-Fi In Public Areas
All rooms and suites at the Raffles Siem Reap retain an air of colonial refinement in authentic art deco furnishings, local artifacts, and stylish, uncluttered spaces. Plush linens, soaring ceilings, wooden floors and marble bathrooms recreate the Golden Age of Travel. Butlers are on call 24 hours a day.
Housed in the extended wing on the ground floor, these French-Indochine-style suites offer a luxurious 72 square meters of living space. Each is furnished with a four-poster bed with bespoke Cambodian linens and has his and hers bathrooms with rain shower and clawfoot tub for ultimate comfort and convenience. Suites open up to a private terrace with daybed, plus a separate sitting area with direct pool access. Each includes flatscreen TV with cable channels and Bose surround sound, minibar, walk-in wardrobe and free WiFi, plus guests also receive a welcome drink, daily champagne breakfast, fruit platter, unlimited drinking water, newspaper and 24-hour butler service.
homage to special guests, these suites offer spacious living and beautiful views over the property gardens. Suites are located in the main building and named in honor of Khmer art collector John Thomson, Scottish Angkor Wat photographer Louis Delaporte, temple restorer Henri Marchal and French naturalist Henro Mouhot. Each of these luxurious suites features artifacts and memorabilia, clawfoot tub, large daybed, and spacious balcony. Suites measure from 48 square meters and include phone, minibar, safe, hairdryer, tea / coffee maker, TV with satellite channels and WiFi. Guests also receive a welcome drink, daily champagne breakfast, fruit platter, unlimited drinking water, newspaper and 24-hour butler service.
These 32-square-meter rooms have a warm and chic colonial feel, with balcony or daybed, separate bath and shower, high ceilings and wide windows. Each room includes phone, minibar, safe, hairdryer, tea / coffee maker, TV with satellite channels and WiFi. Guests also receive a welcome drink, daily champagne breakfast, fruit platter, unlimited drinking water, newspaper and 24-hour butler service.
These spacious villas are popular with VIP guests, offering 318 square meters of luxury living with stunning pool and garden views. Each has a master bedroom with four-poster bed, twin bedroom, three bathrooms, and expansive living and dining areas. Décor is antique Angkorian, with rich Persian carpets on timber floors. A full pantry, wine cellar, Playstation, Mac laptop and Apple TV ensure all guest expectations are exceeded. 24-hour butler service is also included. Guests receive a welcome drink on arrival, daily champagne breakfast, fruit platter, unlimited drinking water and daily newspaper.
When guests are not out exploring ancient temples or experiencing village life along the Tonle Sap, the Raffles Siem Reap has plenty of facilities for relaxation or rejuvenation. Full spa services and fitness facilities are provided, including massage, yoga and Khmer treatments.
Set amid frangipani trees and inspired by the royal baths of Angkor, a beautiful 35-meter lap pool graces the gardens of Raffles Siem Reap. It is only open to guests of the hotel.
This luxurious spa offers a great range of treatments for guests looking to ease tired muscles or just relax pamper themselves. Treatments include body, face and water therapies, plus traditional Khmer rituals and hydrotherapy. There's also a steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi. The Raffles Spa also houses a gymnasium with cardiovascular machines, weights machines and free weights. Guests can book in for early morning yoga and mediation sessions with a trained professional.
Royal Crusade for Independence Gardens
The Raffles Siem Reap is positioned within 60,000 square meters of manicured gardens. More than 20,000 different tropical plant species live here, creating a lush protected home for a variety of local bird species.
Raffles Siem Reap offers authentic Cambodian cuisine, plus a mix of regional and international cuisines of the highest quality. Dining areas and bars offer guests a range of different flavors and settings to relax in. Guests can also dine by the pool or in their rooms.
Open from 9am to 7pm, the pool provides a stunning backdrop to sundowner drinks, or after-swim snacks. Frangipani trees and colonial gazebo create an ambient environment for intimate meals.
The Apsara Terrace provides al fresco dining in the gardens and live Khmer dance performances. Diners are treated to an unforgettable cultural show while enjoying a Pan-Asian barbecue three times per week.
This light-filled all-day dining venue sets the scene for daily champagne breakfast, plus lunch and dinner for both Asian and Western palates. Picnic baskets and bakery items can be collected for takeaway here, or guests can enjoy dining al fresco on the patio overlooking the pool
This renowned bar offers a sophisticated environment for cocktails, including the Raffles Siem Reap's signature concoction, the Airvata. Open from 6pm to midnight, guests can enjoy light meals and snacks with their drinks. A dress code applies.
Restaurant Le Grand
This elegant restaurant offers Western-style fine dining and Royal Khmer Cuisine. Guests can sample the exotic flavors and textures of local dishes as experienced by Cambodian Royalty, accompanied by a selection of more than 400 world-class wines.
This relaxed colonial-style venue allows guests to unwind in a wicker chair and enjoy garden views with live piano and cocktails until late in the evening. Afternoon tea is also served here.
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