Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
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.
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
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 Pippeli 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.
T: (063) 964 660 ;
Only two minutes walk from the centre of town and probably the first traveller-focused hostel in Siem Reap, Siem Reap Hostel is still going strong, winning accolades for their great service and ... 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
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 priceRoute 6, Tapul Village, Siem Reap
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.
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.
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 (Mandalay 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.
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
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.
A classic in lush gardensBehind Wat Polanka, Siem Reap
T: (063) 963 639;
Tucked away behind Wat Polanks, this French-run boutique is one of the longest-running hotels in Siem Reap and a lovely out-of-but-within-reach-of-town choice. Mature gardens, rich with trees, ... Read the full review of Mysteres d'Angkor.
Modern style, good foodWest Riverside, Siem Reap
T: (063) 962 952 ;
River Bay is a small but multi-faceted little spot, with a hotel, spa, art gallery, two restaurants — one a modern air con sushi restaurant and the other a gorgeous traditional but contemporary ... Read the full review of River Bay.
Contemporary and deliciousWest Riverside, Siem Reap
T: (063) 765 801;
Set in a remodelled building in Siem Reap’s leafy north riverside, Santa Clara blends modernity with classical attention to details and an eye for the small, but significant, touches. So many ... Read the full review of Santa Clara.
Jungly hideawayWest Riverside, Siem Reap
T: (063) 963 400, (089) 527 299 ;
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.
Gorgeous settingTrang Village, Siem Reap
T: (092) 910 628 ;
While it’s down a red dirt road a 10-minute tuk tuk ride out of town, you’ll soon be made to feel at home in this large Cambodian villa by Singaporean dynamo Diana. Despite the building’s size, ... Read the full review of Bloom Garden Guesthouse.
Doing it right for yearsWest Riverside, Siem Reap
T: (063) 963 879 ;
Rich, abundant jungle gardens conceal a lovely eight-room traditional-style villa right on Siem Reap’s evolving north riverside. Downstairs, beautifully-tiled floors, four-poster beds, and shady ... Read the full review of La Villa Loti Coconut House.USD 35 to 75 2 votes Midrange
Away from town
Rice fields, red dirt roads, the vitality-restoring forces of nature. To the north, south, east and west of the Siem Reap city, these properties take you deeper into the heart of Cambodia, while offering luxurious, fun or family getaways.
Coolest pool in Siem ReapPhum Trapaing Ses, Siem Reap
T: (063) 964 466, (012) 631 141 ;
About two kilometres out of town, though town grows ever closer, Palm Village is a charming, excellent value spot set among fields and backroads, and makes a pleasant intermediary between guesthouse ... Read the full review of Palm Village.
Rustic beautySala Lodges Road, Siem Reap
T: (063) 766 699;
A refined and romantic rural retreat that brings together the elegance of reconstructed Cambodian traditional villas with the luxury of a world class boutique hotel, Sala Lodges can’t help but ... Read the full review of Sala Lodges.
Mediterranean vibeNavutu Road, Siem Reap
T: (063) 964 864, (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.
Luxuries delivered with heartTreak Village Road, Siem Reap
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.
Impressive and family-friendlySangkat Svaydangkum, Siem Reap
T: (063) 964 748;
Beautifully decorated bungalows with raw silk-curtained bay windows set in restful gardens with a pool and great facilities for kids and families; just based on the good reports that we’d heard, ... Read the full review of Unique Boutique.
Unmistakable French know-howJean Commaille Road, Wat Thmei, Siem Reap
T: (012) 541 003, (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
Zone out in beautiful gardensSvay Prey Village, Siem Reap
T: (077) 416 524;
Tucked down the warren of red dirt roads to the south of Siem Reap, Angkor Zen is a place to step out of the crowded rush of everyday life and immerse yourself in a relaxing, self-indulgent retreat. ... Read the full review of Angkor Zen.
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