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Amansara - Siem Reap, Cambodia
A slick service and attention to details make Amansara in Siem Reap, Cambodia truly shine. From your muddy shoes being cleaned automatically, to the hot tubs that are waiting for you after a busy day, the service here is superb. As always, the rooms at this Aman retreat are exquisite with deep bathtubs, private courtyard gardens, and some have a private plunge pool.
Located in the Old French Quarter, Amansara is one of Siem Reap's most exclusive hotels. Built as a guesthouse for visitors of King Sihanouk, this luxurious resort sits amid tranquil gardens just minutes from Cambodia's Angkor Archaeological Park.
Amansara's 24 open-plan suites are spacious and minimalist, with dark wooden furniture, crisp white linens and earthy fabrics. Each features a deep bathtub and private courtyard garden, while some have a private plunge pool.
The restaurant serves contemporary Cambodian food and Western tastes are also catered for. The hotel can arrange picnics or private dinners amid the temples accompanied by traditional music and dance performances.
Explore Siem Reap's Angkor temples, visit the floating villages and stunning wildlife of Tonle Sap, cycle through the countryside, or visit remote temples by helicopter.
Refresh in the spa, with a sunrise yoga session, dip in the pool or full-body Khmer scrub and massage.
Location & Getting There
Amansara, the former guesthouse of King Sihanouk, is situated on the edge of Siem Reap just 10 minutes from the entrance to the Angkor UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is a 15-minute drive from Siem Reap International Airport.
The 24 suites ooze a tranquil atmosphere with their open layout, the use of earthy tones, grey flooring, dark timber and ivory walls. Each suite comprises an adjoined sleeping and living area with a king bed, dining table, sofa and writing desk, also featuring floor-to-ceiling glass windows that open out onto a small private garden. Pool suites have private courtyards that boast the luxury of a private plunge pool.
Explore temples surrounding Angkor Wat, the fishing village of Tonle Sap or tailor-made off-the-beaten-track places with your expert guide. Complete your Angkorian experience with customised helicopter tours to Preah Vihar near the Thai borders, hidden temples and other scenic places farther afield.
Children are welcome at Amansara but there are no specific facilities available.