Recommended accommodation in Cambodia

Amansara, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia

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. It derives its name from the twinning of two Sanskrit words – aman (peace) and apsara (the heavenly nymphs of ancient Hindu mythology). Set in a garden compound, the 24-suite resort has the ambience of a private home and is the ideal base for travellers seeking to explore Khmer culture and the majestic ruins of Angkor

Amansara has 24 suites, similar in design. Each enjoys an open-plan setting with finishes in terrazzo and timber, as well as outdoor courtyards.

Each suite offers a combined sleeping and living area that contains a large writing desk and a king-size bed. Adjacent is a dressing area with hanging cupboards and drawers, a large sofa and an informal dining table and chairs. Beyond, and leading down a few steps is the bathroom with floor-to-ceiling glass doors which open onto a light-filled garden featuring a cushioned banquette. The bathroom contains twin vanities with makeup mirrors, a large soaking tub and a separate shower and toilet. Each suite is air-conditioned and offers Internet connections, ceiling fans, a telephone, room safe and music system.

The courtyards of 12 Pool Suites feature private plunge pools measuring 6 by 5 metres.

Located near the main swimming pool, the circular Dining Room with its soaring seven-metre ceiling and shaded terrace is the focal point of the property. The menu offers both traditional Khmer and Western cuisines and features the freshest of seasonal produce. The dining area also includes a walk-in wine and cheese cellar where guests can make their selection, and a casual lounging area where they can help themselves to home-baked cakes on display. Guests can also dine poolside or in-suite. Every suite features a complimentary mini-bar with a range of alcoholic beverages as well as alternative herbal drinks and snacks.

Providing a facility that opens a further expression of the ancient Khmer traditions guests absorb on daily treks to the vast ruins of Angkor, the Amansara Spa is accessed along a pathway paralleled by a long reflecting pool. The spa’s four treatment rooms are each equipped with a steam bath, shower and music system.

The resort facilities include Dining room, library, Gallery, Swimming & Lap Pools, roof Terrace and wireless broadband.

There are lot of activities to do like visit to Tonle Sap – The UNESCO biosphere reserve, Cultural tours and temple tours, biking, helicopter tours, Art of Khymer Cooking etc.

The resort has won various prestigious awards over the years Like Conde Nast Traveler Gold List 2012 award, Conde Nast Traveler 2011 Readers choice awards and lot more…