Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
About a five-minute tuk tuk ride into town, this is an interesting little area of Siem Reap. The road goes up along the river past Raffles Hotel, covered with a thick canopy of trees and lined with shop stalls and local markets. The temperature drops significantly around here, thanks to the cover of the trees, making it a really pleasant place to be. This area is beginning to pick up.
Leafy hideawayRiverside, by Wat Preah Enkosei
T: (063) 763 980;
With a plethora of impersonal large resorts dotting the National Road Number 6 that cuts through Siem Reap, Natura Resort offers the contrasting intimate, leafy-green getaway you might just be ... Read the full review of Natura Resort.
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.
Well located guesthouse#051, OumKhun Street, corner of Sivatha street by Angkor Market
T: (063) 963 342;
Frangipani Green Garden Hotel & Spa, part of the Cambodian-based Frangipani chain that owns Siem Reap sister Property Frangipani Villa Hotel I and II on Wat Bo Road, is a former guesthouse that was ... Read the full review of Frangipani Green Garden Hotel and Spa.
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
While a handful of budget lodgings are around here — some of which are very good — the Old Market area is more of a shopping, feasting and drinking zone than anything else. You can choose to stay in the heart of the area around the market, or across Sivatha Road there's a bunch of budget guesthouses.
Great central midrange spot#522 Svay Dangkum (Sok San Rd), Siem Reap
T: (063) 968 096;
With almost more hotels to choose from in Siem Reap than there are temples to visit, let us cut to the chase and help you out: Apsara Centrepole is a great midrange option in Siem Reap that ticks all ... Read the full review of Apsara Centrepole.
Sociable and funSivatha Road, between Street 5 and Ouk Kum Street
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. Bring your ... Read the full review of Mad Monkey Hostel.Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
The whole packageSok San Street, Khum Svay Dongkum
T: (063) 969 400; F: (063) 969 401
Only a minute away from the centre of town, Encore Angkor opened in late 2008 with the slogan Just don't tell anyone. Fortunately, people have been telling someone, and they are finally seeing a ... Read the full review of Encore Angkor Guesthouse.USD 10 to 35 2 votes Flashpacker
A cut above the standardNear Artisans d'Angkor, Siem Reap
T: (063) 969 788;
You'd never guess it, but Eight Rooms no longer has eight rooms — instead there are two properties opposite each other on either side of the road. These are named 'Eight Wing' and 'Garden ... Read the full review of Eight Rooms.USD 10 to 35 5 votes Flashpacker
Friendly, lively, comfortableJust off Sivatha Rd, Pub Street, Siem Reap
T: (063) 963 533; F: (063) 965 576
Molly Malone’s location in the absolute thick of the bar scene in Siem Reap — look up as you walk from lively Pub Street toward Sivatha Boulevard, the town’s main shopping ... Read the full review of Molly Malone's Irish Pub and Guesthouse.
A great backpacker choiceNear the river, Siem Reap
T: (012) 602 930;
The Ivy Guesthouse and Bar II is actually the only remaining Ivy as its namesake, beside Old Market, has closed. When we visited, two things struck us -- the lovely aroma of whatever was being cooked ... Read the full review of Ivy Guesthouse and Bar II.Under USD 10 11 votes Backpacker
Clean and green427, Stoeung Thmei, Svay Dankom Koum
T: (063) 963 240;
Formerly the Red Piano, the new owners of The Arboretum have jazzed up this mid-range guesthouse with a fresh lick of paint and nice clean furnishings in 12 small to mid-sized, well turned out rooms. ... Read the full review of The Arboretum.USD 10 to 35 4 votes Flashpacker
Best backpacker option in Siem ReapPsar Kruong St, Siem Reap
T: (092) 865 356; F: (063) 761 163
We stayed at Mandalay Inn during our last visit, and throughout our trips through competing hotels were constantly reminded of the incredible bargain we were getting. Mandalay Inn offers spectacular ... Read the full review of Mandalay Inn.Under USD 10 32 votes Backpacker
Stylish hotel and residence, take your pickStreet 25, Acha Sva Road, Wat Bo, Siem Reap
T: (063) 760 678;
A mere five-minute stroll over the river from the Old Market down quiet Street No.25, the midrange Karavansara Boutique and Karavansara Residence stand face to face in an excellent location. Old ... Read the full review of Karvansara Retreat and Residences.
Popular and reasonable valueOff Sivatha Rd, 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 seriously good for that. A very popular backpacker and ... Read the full review of Golden Temple Villa.USD 10 to 35 18 votes Flashpacker
IndividualThe Passage (opposite Linga Bar), Siem Reap
T: (063) 965 321;
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 on the outside, spacious on the ... Read the full review of Hotel Be Angkor.
Can't get more central than this10, Street 2 Thnou, Siem Reap
T: (063) 963 294; F: (063) 963 395
Situated on an increasingly interesting little lane behind The Warehouse bar, this newish spot seems to be doing a good trade. The 22 rooms are all immaculately clean, and all have fridge, TV and ... Read the full review of Neth Socheata.
The French quarter
Between Sivatha Road and the Siem Reap River lie some excellent mid- to upper-range options to choose from, including some of Siem Reap's most fabulous hotels. On the western side of Sivatha Rd though you're back to backpacker and flashpacker lodgings — none of which are the pick of the bunch in town.
Stylish and socially responsibleJunction of Oum Khun and 14th Street, Siem Reap
T: (063) 7611 998;
In the old French quarter of Siem Reap, just five minutes’ away from Pub Street, the Shinta Mani Resort opened September 2013 in what was once the Royal Bay Inn. Slick and hip, the resort is an ... Read the full review of Shinta Mani Resort.
Giving something back155 Taphul Road, Siem Reap
T: (063) 965 329;
This is a training hotel for the students of Sala Bai, a hospitality training school for young, disadvantaged Cambodians from the villages around Siem Reap. The fees from the hotel, and restaurant, ... Read the full review of Sala Bai.
Stunning but not cheapPokambor Rd, Siem Reap
T: (063) 760 280; F: (063) 760 281
The Angkor branch of the FCC Phnom Penh has 29 terrific rooms and two suites, fitted out with all the mod cons. Like its sister hotel, the FCC Angkor has become an iconic destination, either to stay ... Read the full review of FCC Angkor.
Classic colonial hotel1 Vithea Charles de Gaulle, Siem Reap
T: (063) 963 888; F: (063) 963 168
Winner of numerous awards, the splendid Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor is a spectacular example of classic colonial architecture. Raffles in Cambodia stands for history, and the evidence is everywhere ... Read the full review of Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor.
Very pleasant, good poolOum Khun Rd, Siem Reap
T: (063) 963 658-9; F: (063) 963 657
Casa Angkor's 95 rooms are spread across a couple of faux-colonial buildings in the heart of Siem Reap's French Quarter. The colonial style of the buildings is complemented by the traditional styling ... Read the full review of Casa Angkor Hotel.
Affordable creature comforts497 Taphul, Siem Reap
T: (012) 630 131; F: (063) 964 528
As you turn on to Taphul Road, one of the first things you'll notice is the bougainvillea fronted Auberge Mont-Royal d'Angkor, with its lovely French colonial style walls barely concealing an ... Read the full review of Auberge Mont-Royal d'Angkor.USD 10 to 35 6 votes Flashpacker
Popular with backpackersWest of Sivatha Rd, Siem Reap
T: (012) 852 955;
One of Siem Reap's biggest and oldest backpacker dens, Smiley's is a fine, pragmatic choice. The large three-storey building is not the most charming although it's built around a pleasant courtyard, ... Read the full review of Smiley's Guesthouse.Under USD 10 5 votes Backpacker
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
The backpacker heartland — loads of good budget guesthouses along with some exceptional midrange resorts. While the old market area is a 10- to 15-minute walk away, it is a pleasant riverside stroll.
Clean rooms and a rooftop poolStreet 26, Wat Bo area, Siem Reap
T: (089) 477 960, (012) 208 472;
With spacious, air conditioned and spotlessly clean en suite rooms from just $18 a night, a quiet location less than a kilometre from the heart of Siem Reap and a rooftop terrace with ... Read the full review of Siem Reap Rooms Guesthouse.
A hotel with a heartWat Bo Road, Siem Reap
T: (063) 964 768; F: (063) 964 769
A mid-sized boutique hotel in the middle of Wat Bo Road, Soria Moria has several unique features to recommend it. The most interesting is the decision taken by the Norwegian owners to transfer ... Read the full review of Soria Moria.
A classy deal603 Wat Bo Street, Siem Reap
T: (063) 965 030;
This extremely stylish hotel is now in two beautifully planned colonial-style buildings whose high design standards announce themselves even before you enter. A grand portico in 1980s eyeshadow blue ... Read the full review of Frangipani Villa Hotel.
Stylish, green oasisPhum Wat Damnak, Siem Reap
T: (012) 654 638;
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 pool, which is surrounded by ... Read the full review of Golden Banana Boutique Resort.
Fabulous!Street 23, Wat Bo, Siem Reap
T: (012) 778 096; F: (063) 760 774
Set a short walk from the Siem Reap River in Wat Bo, compact Viroth's is truly a boutique hotel — one that has earned the moniker rather than shamelessly appropriated it. Viroth's has but a ... Read the full review of Viroth's Hotel.
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.
Smart and sophisticatedRiver Road, Siem Reap
T: (063) 963 390;
A sublime five-star riverside retreat, we only wished our rented Cambodian wooden house looked a lot more like the beautiful Khmer-inspired Belmond La Résidence D’Angkor. A hideaway in central ... Read the full review of Belmond La Residence D'Angkor.
Throw away the cookie-cutterUpper East River Rd, north of Wat Polanka, Siem Reap
T: (012) 499 810;
Maison Polanka is an elegant upscale boutique retreat that’s a cross between a refined hotel and a relaxed, welcoming home, with a spacious garden setting housing two traditional Khmer villas. ... Read the full review of Maison Polanka.
Great choice for a splurgeOff Street 26, Wat Bo area, Siem Reap
T: (063) 969 686; F: (063) 965 676
Describing itself as an intimate “boutique” villa, The Landing Point Villa Hotel is one of a handful of Siem Reap hotels whose size, service levels and visually pleasing design ... Read the full review of Landing Point Villa Hotel.
Sophisticated, chic, secluded557 Wat Bo Rd, Siem Reap
T: (089) 280 830;
Building #557 on up-and-coming Wat Bo Road used to be a popular pizzeria called Kholene, the demise of which left many a pizzaphile bereft. But their loss is the discerning ... 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.Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
Popular backpacker joint738 Wat Bo, Siem Reap
T: (063) 965 474;
Babel opened in 2008 and has gone on to develop a good reputation. Set at the end of a quiet dirt road in the Wat Bo area near several other budget to midrange guesthouses, its 24 rooms are spotless ... Read the full review of Babel Siem Reap Guesthouse.USD 10 to 35 5 votes Flashpacker
Thumbs up!Phum Wat Damnak, Siem Reap
T: (012) 654 638;
Golden Banana 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 now under different ownership. ... Read the full review of Golden Banana Boutique Hotel.USD 35 to 75 8 votes Midrange
Clean with good facilities#0566, Group 2, Banteay Chas Village, Wat Bo area, Siem Reap
T: (012) 582 237;
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, and private ensuite twins from just $16: its ... Read the full review of European Guesthouse.Under USD 10 13 votes Backpacker
Spotless and a great source of infoStreet 20, Wat Bo, Siem Reap
T: (063) 965 107;
Fourteen rooms are set in a two-storey house, with a downstairs, outdoor restaurant and a small upstairs terrace as public space where guests can help themselves to free tea and coffee. Rooms are ... Read the full review of Two Dragons Guesthouse.USD 10 to 35 45 votes Flashpacker
Pool is a big plusBehind La Noria, just off Wat Bo Road, Siem Reap
T: (063) 964 740;
Luscious, well-developed gardens define the 20-room Borann (which has the tagline: L'Auberge Des Temples), a green quiet world away from the hustle and bustle of dusty downtown Siem Reap, which is a ... Read the full review of Borann.USD 35 to 75 4 votes Midrange
Hotel with heart#0307 Wat Bo Road, Siem Reap
T: (063) 963 380;
Seven Candles Guesthouse is an unassuming modern Khmer building with tuk tuks ready waiting out front, yet behind the basic façade is a guesthouse with a heart. Seven Candles, not seven ... Read the full review of Seven Candles Guesthouse.
Quiet flashpacker choiceStreet 276, Wat Bo Area, Siem Reap
T: (012) 731 638, (063) 763 700; F: http://www.lamagnoliadangkor.com
Don’t let the absence of magnolia trees put you off La Magnolia d’Angkor Boutique Hotel. Walking along the neat, tree-lined driveway, through the smart and airy reception to the ... Read the full review of La Magnolia d'Angkor Boutique Hotel.
Better than its forebearPhum Wat Damnak, Siem Reap
T: (012) 885 366;
Somewhat confusingly, the Golden Banana Bed & Breakfast is now entirely unrelated to the high quality Golden Banana Resort and Hotel, although the staff say nothing about the severance and can even ... 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 ... Read the full review of Rosy Guest House.USD 10 to 35 17 votes Flashpacker
Homey feelStreet 22, Wat Bo
T: (063) 964 807; F: (063) 963 045
You'll get a big warm welcome from Dalin, the owner of this homely place in a traditional Khmer villa. With just 10 rooms, the oddly named Big Lyna Villa is a good intermediate between backpacker and ... Read the full review of Big Lyna Villa.
A typical budget guesthouse111 Wat Bo, Siem Reap
T: (012) 939 856;
With 54 rooms, Home Sweet Home does a big turnover of budget travellers — some would call it a backpacker factory. It's a plain, new Khmer-style building with cement walls and bathroom tile ... Read the full review of Home Sweet Home Guesthouse.Under USD 10 7 votes Backpacker
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.
An excellent budget choiceNational Road No. 6 (Past Psar Leu market, 200m down turning off Road 6), Chongkaosou Village, Siem Reap
Think of National Road Number 6 in Siem Reap and warm and welcoming will not be what comes to mind. Yet down a nondescript side road by Total Petrol Station, heading in the direction of Phnom Penh, ... Read the full review of Golden Mango Inn.
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 out142, Road to Psar Krom, Siem Reap
T: (063) 760 035; F: (063) 760 035
A friend and regular visitor to Siem Reap has begged me not to review the My Home Tropical Garden Villa – to give its full name — for fear that next time he comes it will be full. ... 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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