Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
North Siem Reap
Cool and leafy and right on the riverside, north Siem Reap has a very distinct character all of its own. Only 10 minutes by tuk tuk away from central Siem Reap, this is a gentle bridge between the tourist hub and ‘real’ Cambodia.
Leafy hideawayEast Riverside, Wat Preah Enkosai, Siem Reap
T: (063) 763 980;
In the heart of the cool, leafy-green north riverside is an even cooler, leafier, greener resort, a lovely riverside getaway that reminds you how to breathe again. A place to savour the soothing, ... Read the full review of Natura Resort.
The lay of the land
As the number of tourists arriving in Siem Reap continues to grow at double-digit rates, so too does the number of businesses being set up to cater to them, with hotels, bars and restaurants being ... Read the full review of Where should I stay in Siem Reap?.
Old market (town centre)
This is where the action is: the bustling, thumping heart of Siem Reap. It may be a small town, but you’ll find a huge range of restaurants, bars, shops and markets here, as well as a few notable hotels and guesthouses.
Easy comforts, great locationSivatha Blvd, Siem Reap
T: (063) 963 325, (097) 787 3032;
Sometimes the simpler the better, and nowhere does that better than One Stop Hostel. Clean, straightforward, practical and convenient, this hostel has four, six and 10-room dorms that come equipped ... Read the full review of One Stop Hostel.
Sweet and stylishAlley West, Siem Reap
T: (063) 763 078, (078) 950 533 ;
Purple Mangosteen is a beautifully constructed little hide-away, tucked down Siem Reap’s most fashionable street — as fashionable as we get around here anyway — with plenty of prime shopping ... Read the full review of Purple Mangosteen.
Sociable and funOff Sivatha Blvd (between Samdech Tep Vong and Street 5), Siem Reap
T: (063) 688 0008;
Mad Monkey is the sociable sister of the popular Phnom Penh hostel of the same name. Just as lively, welcoming and fun, this is young backpacker territory that gets booked in advance — note they ... Read the full review of Mad Monkey Hostel.
Great food, exciting location, friendly staffCentral Market St, Siem Reap
T: (012) 800 860 ;
While the rooms might not be our favourite in town, The Ivy has plenty of other things to recommend it. This is an old-school Siem Reap guesthouse (the longest-running according to their website), ... Read the full review of Ivy Guesthouse and Bar II.Under USD 10 11 votes Backpacker
IndividualThe Passage, Siem Reap
T: (012) 755 311;
Hip design-hotel Hotel Be Angkor is a contemporary city crashpad with just three spacious rooms located slap bang in the heart of downtown Siem Reap. Small but BEautifully formed. The pop-art ... Read the full review of Hotel Be Angkor.
The French quarter
Cool, leafy broad avenues define this sophisticated quarter of Siem Reap, home to some of the city’s most iconic hotels. Leading on to the river, and just on the outskirts of the town centre, this historical area has a character that is completely different from anywhere else in Siem Reap.
Luxury hotel for half the priceCentral Park, Siem Reap
T: (063) 760 428; F: (063) 760 350
An unusually good value five-star hotel is how we’d sum up Victoria Angkor Resort and Spa. It may not have all the tiny flourishes and design elements of the world’s leading international ... Read the full review of Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa.
Style that can’t be imitatedVithei Charles de Gaulle, Siem Reap
T: (063) 963 888; F: (063) 963 168
One of those things that made it necessary to invent the word ‘iconic’, the splendid Raffles building is a gorgeous example of classical colonial architecture. Built in 1929, it was Cambodia’s ... Read the full review of Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor.
Stylish and socially responsibleJunction of Oum Khun and 14th Sts, Siem Reap
T: (063) 961 998;
Shinta Mani is now two multiple award-winning properties: super-slick Shinta Mani Club is the original, while its more classical sister Shinta Mani Resort looks on from the other side of the road. ... Read the full review of Shinta Mani Club.
Giving something back155 Taphul Rd, Siem Reap
T: (063) 965 329;
If giving back to the community is part of your ambitions then the guesthouse at Sala Bai can help you realise your goal. All you have to do is go to sleep, comfortable in the knowledge that you’re ... Read the full review of Sala Bai.
A classic whose shine hasn’t dulledPokambor Rd, Siem Reap
T: (063) 760 280; F: (063) 760 281
Like its sister hotel in Phnom Penh, the FCC Angkor has become an iconic destination, either to stay at or as somewhere to come and enjoy a cocktail during the evening happy hour. The look for the 29 ... Read the full review of FCC Angkor.USD 75 to 150 2 votes Toprange
Excellent valueOff Route 6 Tapul Village Area, Siem Reap
T: (012) 963 438 or (063) 764 248; F: (063) 764 249
With a quiet location near Sivatha Boulevard, Siem Reap’s busiest shopping street, double rooms from just $27 a night and a host of appealing extras – including an outdoor pool and an in-house ... Read the full review of Mother Home Inn.
Friendly and spacious with a good priceOff Route 6, Tapul Village area
T: (012) 516 566 or (012) 451 286;
Finding budget accommodation in Siem Reap that might make you want to stay in with a good book rather than go out visiting the awesome temples of Angkor is a bit of a tall order. But the friendly ... Read the full review of The Victory Guesthouse.
Great atmosphere307 Road 6, Siem Reap
T: (063) 760 697; F: (063) 760 697
Jasmine continues to grow and thrive under the apt leadership of Mr Kunn, who's Boss according to his card. Unfortunately, with the growth has come a jump in prices, and the conversion of $2 rooms ... Read the full review of Jasmine Lodge.Under USD 10 7 votes Backpacker
Once backpacker central, Wat Bo Road is transforming into a more mixed area where you’ll still find plenty of decent backpacker accommodation as well as more flashpacker and stunning high-end options. Only 10 to 20 minutes’ walk away from the centre of town, this area is perfect for those who want to stay close to the action, but not too close.
Ethical -- and great anyway!Wat Bo Road, Siem Reap
T: (063) 964 768, (012) 1899 200;
A mid-sized, mid-range hotel in the middle of Wat Bo Road, just five minutes’ walk from the town centre, Soria Moria has several features to recommend it, not least of which was the Norwegian ... Read the full review of Soria Moria.
Almost Champagne taste for beer money#603, Wat Bo Rd, Siem Reap
T: (063) 963 030, (063) 965 050, (016) 581 045;
This stylish hotel is housed in two beautifully-planned, colonial-style buildings whose high design standards announce themselves even before you enter. A grand portico in 1980s eyeshadow blue fronts ... Read the full review of Frangipani Villa Hotel.
Fun, friendly and socially responsible738 Wat Bo, Siem Reap
T: (063) 965 474;
Babel opened in 2008 and has gone on to develop a good reputation for its rigorously clean rooms and great service. Set at the end of a quiet dirt road in the Wat Bo area near several other budget to ... Read the full review of Babel Siem Reap Guesthouse.USD 10 to 35 5 votes Flashpacker
Stylish, green oasisRambutan Lane, Wat Damnak, Siem Reap
T: (063) 766 655;
Rambutan Resort (previously Golden Banana Boutique Resort) opened in January 2009. Its stylish rooms, like the hotel of the same name, are also clustered around a medium-sized, slate-lined swimming ... Read the full review of Rambutan Resort.
Fabulous!Street 23, Wat Bo, Siem Reap
T: (063) 761 720; F: (063) 760 774
Formerly Viroth’s Hotel, Viroth’s Villa has been renamed in order to distinguish it from its new sister property — Viroth’s Hotel. But the rest remains the same, which is a wonderful thing. ... Read the full review of Viroth's Villa.USD 75 to 150 2 votes Toprange
A garden hideaway235 Phum Slorkram, Siem Reap
T: (063) 963 639;
This French-run boutique hotel is a good out-of-the-centre of Siem Reap choice. The refreshing swimming pool is larger than those at most other boutique hotels, surrounded by a wooden patio that ... Read the full review of Mysteres d'Angkor.
Classy urban boltholeStreet 24, Wat Bo, Siem Reap
T: (063) 966 812 ;
Architect-designed Pages is a classy bolt-hole in the middle of busy Wat Bo. The architect, or architects, in question are locally-based Asma, and they not only designed but also own Pages, which ... Read the full review of Pages Rooms.
Style and locationBehind Wat Damnak, Siem Reap
T: (063) 969 011, (012) 224 228;
Tucked in behind a froth of bamboo trees on a quiet(ish) road behind Wat Damnak, Pipelli Pensione is a smart boutique hotel only a stone’s throw from the centre of town with great service and the ... Read the full review of Pipelli Pensione.
Great choice for a splurgeStreet 26, Wat Bo Village, Siem Reap
T: (063) 969 686;
A beautiful, modern Khmer villa is the setting for this intimate “boutique” hotel, where the service levels and personal touch make it one of the few genuinely deserving of the name. Only a ... Read the full review of Landing Point Villa Hotel.
Sophisticated, chic, secluded#557, Wat Bo Rd, Siem Reap
T: (089) 280 830;
An intimate garden retreat with all the feel of a genuine boutique hotel, Maison 557 is a bed & breakfast that prides itself on matching world-class standards with an individual touch. With just four ... Read the full review of Maison 557.
Definitely the coolest7 Makara Street
If you're keen to meet other people, like a party and a relaxed atmosphere, this is the place you're looking for. The reception is staffed by a very friendly team, who speak good English (one with a ... Read the full review of Siem Reap Hostel.
Thumbs up!Rambutan Lane, Wat Damnak, Siem Reap
T: (063) 766 655;
Rambutan Hotel (formerly Golden Banana Hotel) used to be three adjacent hotels, however the Hotel and the Resort are no longer affiliated with the Guesthouse, which was the first to be built but is ... Read the full review of Rambutan Hotel .USD 35 to 75 8 votes Midrange
Clean with good facilitiesWat Bo village, Siem Reap
T: (097) 868 4810;
Tucked away in a quiet sidestreet off popular Wat Bo Road, European Guesthouse offers more than just $5-a-night beds in air-con dorms. A pool, spacious chill-out area, relaxing hammocks and sun ... Read the full review of European Guesthouse.Under USD 10 13 votes Backpacker
A pioneer with lots of local knowledgeStreet 20, Siem Reap
T: (063) 965 107 ;
Fourteen rooms are set in a two-storey house at Two Dragons, with a downstairs, outdoor restaurant and a small upstairs terrace as public space where guests can help themselves to free tea and ... Read the full review of Two Dragons Guesthouse.USD 10 to 35 45 votes Flashpacker
Relaxing and family-friendlyStreet 27, Wat Bo, Siem Reap
T: (063) 963 472, (012) 913 376;
We’ve visited a lot of hotels in Cambodia and even in this genuinely friendly country we’d be hard pressed to think of one where we got a more delightful welcome than here. The Sonalong is a ... Read the full review of Sonalong Boutique Village and Resort.
Great value in a lovely buildingOff Rambutan Lane, Wat Damnak, Siem Reap
T: (012) 885 366;
Part of a trio of properties, the Golden Banana Superior is tucked down a lane half-way along Rambutan Lane — named after the luxury hotel and resort that also live in this very sweet little corner ... Read the full review of Golden Banana B&B Superior.
A good riverside flashpacker optionRiver Road East, Royal Palace Area, Siem Reap
T: (063) 965 059;
The leafy riverside neighbourhoods around Siem Reap’s Royal Gardens are home to a number of luxury hotels where the likes of Angelina Jolie and Hillary Clinton stay when they’re in town. But ... Read the full review of Rosy Guest House.USD 10 to 35 17 votes Flashpacker
Never more than two-minutes' moto-ride away from the very centre of town, West Central Siem Reap incorporates emerging and lively backpacker area Sok San Road with the more established Taphul village. Some great deals are to be found here, as well as some seriously attractive properties for those who want a little more luxury.
Lovely and family-runOff Sok San Road, Siem Reap
T: (063) 964 091 ;
A warm, welcoming and lovely family bed & breakfast surrounded by greenery, yet only minutes away from the centre of town. The Rose Apple is an 18-room little haven, with bright, clean and airy rooms ... Read the full review of The Rose Apple.
Dependable excellence#50 Sok San Road, Siem Reap
T: (063) 966 987, (016) 633 999 ;
When it comes to the critics, it seems that some places can just do no wrong and Diamond d’Angkor is one of them. Only five minutes from the centre of Siem Reap, on busy Sok San Road, the hotel is ... Read the full review of Diamond d’Angkor.
Everything's coveredFunky Lane, Siem Reap
T: (096) 752 1040;
With a soft opening in January 2015, Funky Flashpacker has redefined hostelling in Siem Reap. The ultra-hip ‘hostel resort’ has got virtually everything covered with fully-wired, air-con dorms ... Read the full review of Funky Flashpacker.
Quirky, jungle fun113 Mondul 111 Phoum Treang, west river side
T: (063) 963 400;
Walking into The RiverGarden is like stepping into your own adventure. The path winding through the tall jungle gardens leads to a group of chalets housing medium sized rooms, all with air-con and ... Read the full review of The River Garden.
The whole package456 Sok San Rd, Khum Svay Dongkum, Siem Reap
T: (063) 768 877, (077) 777 356;
Formerly the Encore Angkor, Villa Sok San Square is only a minute’s walk away from the heart of town, yet offers a full-service at very reasonable rates. The rooms are simple and functional, but ... Read the full review of The Villa Sok San Square.USD 10 to 35 2 votes Flashpacker
Dependable, resource rich, and great valuePsar Kroung St, Siem Reap
T: (063) 761 662, (092) 865 356; F: (063) 761 163
For many busy and successful years, this backpacker spot has been known as the Mandalay Inn. However, a long-running dispute with local tuk tuk drivers who would take visitors to a competing business ... Read the full review of Mingalar Inn.Under USD 10 32 votes Backpacker
Cheaper than chipsSok San Rd, Siem Reap
T: (063) 500 7888, (069) 511 668;
We couldn’t find anywhere cheaper and liveable than this in Siem Reap, though we’re not sure how long the rates will last as they were thinking about installing a pool when we spoke to them. So ... Read the full review of Cowboy Hostel.
A terrific family optionRiver Road, Siem Reap
T: (012) 888 403;
Taking its name from the pseudonym of a famous French writer and orientalist, La Villa Loti is a great hidden-way little spot just beside the Siem Reap River. It only has eight rooms, so in season a ... Read the full review of La Villa Loti Coconut House.USD 35 to 75 2 votes Midrange
Good value, very central locationSteung Thmei, Siem Reap
T: (012) 943 459;
While their PR boasts four-star accommodation at two-star prices, it’s more a case of two-star accommodation at two-star prices, but it’s good for that. A very popular backpacker and flashpacker ... Read the full review of Golden Temple Villa.USD 10 to 35 18 votes Flashpacker
Away from town
A few hotels are scattered further afield, particularly on the road to Angkor, but what you gain in proximity to the ruins, you lose in distance from Siem Reap town and its rich selection of eateries and other distractions.
Family-friendly and secludedRoad to Angkor, Siem Reap
T: (063) 964 466;
Near Pavillion Indochine, Palm Village is a cheaper, charming spot with the same private atmosphere and close proximity to the Angkor park, and a nice intermediary between the guesthouse and boutique ... Read the full review of Palm Village.
Rustic beautySalakomreuk no. 498, Siem Reap
T: (095) 838 799;
Just outside the centre of Siem Reap you hit upon country villages, but none are quite like the refined rural retreat of Sala Lodges, a boutique hotel that ranks very highly for a memorable stay ... Read the full review of Sala Lodges.
A taste of the MedAngkor High School Road, Chunlong
T: (092) 141 694;
A chic boutique retreat on the outskirts of town, Navutu Dreams Resort and Spa is well suited to those looking to indulge in a little luxury and linger a little longer in Cambodia to enjoy the ... Read the full review of Navutu Dreams Resort and Spa.
The secret's out#142 Psas Krom Street, Siem Reap
T: (012) 971 016, (063) 760 035;
This is the kind of place that, once they know about it, people come back to again and again. Located in a quiet area just 15 minutes’ walk from Pub Street, My Home offers budget travellers clean, ... Read the full review of My Home Tropical Garden Villa.
Rural luxuryTreak Village
T: (012) 923 437;
Set beside a lovely Khmer village about a mile out of town, and a decent, but rarely visited ancient temple, Wat Athvea, Sojourn should appeal to those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle ... Read the full review of Sojourn Boutique Villas.
Very close to AngkorRoad to Angkor, Siem Reap
T: (012) 849 681;
Located well out of Siem Reap, down a dirt path off the back road to Angkor Wat (which used to be the main road when the early French archaeologists and historians were knocking about here), this ... Read the full review of Pavillion Indochine.USD 35 to 75 4 votes Midrange
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