Doing it right for years
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 interiors are romantic, if slightly cramped. A clever use of back space allows for plenty of features though, including tea and coffee-making facilities, safety box and a clothes hanging area. The rooms upstairs are similar, but larger and come with a lovely, wide balcony overlooking the gardens, complete with hammocks, cushions and sitting mats. The top northernmost room was our favourite, being much larger than the others and having windows on two sides, affording a lot more light. This is a romantic spot that is also great for families in view of the relative seclusion and the (relatively) quiet road outside. The mature gardens are thick with banana trees, palms and wild profusions of flowers including bougainvillea and birds of paradise. The pool is a welcome retreat, while the bar and restaurant serve up a nice mix of Cambodian favourites, including Khmer lime soup (recommended), salads, curries and stir-fries.
By Nicky Sullivan
Last updated on 11th February, 2016.