Nestled away from the bustling vibrant streets of Siem Reap in a tranquil tropical setting is the intimate Khmer-style hotel, La Résidence d'Angkor.
In keeping with its Orient Express brand, the property offers the unique experience of an inspiring journey, travelling beyond the boundaries of the expected. La Résidence d'Angkor is your home away from home with the experience of Cambodia's culture.
Just 20 minutes from Siem Reap airport, La Résidence d'Angkor lies by the tree-shaded river in the heart of Siem Reap, ideally located for exploring the nearby temples of Angkor Wat and the great Tonle Sap Lake with its floating markets. Right on the doorstep is the Siem Reap's colourful craft markets and the lively cafe and bar quarter hosting Pub Street.
The hotel's exquisite decorations of traditional hardwoods, bamboo and natural textiles such as silk and cotton give a light and airy feel matched with floor-to-ceiling windows that exude peace and tranquillity.
Amongst the tropical garden that encloses a swimming pool decorated with 45,000 handmade individually glazed tiles, each reflecting a different shade of green, and lotus ponds to create a tranquil retreat are 8 Khmer-style suites and 54 rooms. These rooms include Deluxe Riverside Rooms, Deluxe Garden Side Rooms and Deluxe Poolside Rooms.
The casual BBQ restaurant offering salads and a succulent selection of grills is found in the heart of La Résidence d'Angkor's lush gardens and is an excellent place to have a meal after going for a swim. In the same area is the pool bar serving up a concoction of cocktails to refresh you after a long day or for those wanting some casual tapas there is the Martini Lounge for cocktails, featuring evening entertainment with performances by local children and lotus flower lessons.
For the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation is La Résidence d'Angkor's Kong Kea Spa. Listed on Condé Nast Traveler's 2010 Spas Hot List, the spa is an indulgent sensory experience dedicated to pampering your body while relaxing your mind using local organic and chemical free products.
Monday, 13 August 2012
La Résidence d’Angkor by Orient Express
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: Kate Webster