Rambutan Resort is the slightly more luxurious half of the Rambutan property in Siem Reap—the Hotel section is less than 50 metres away down the road.
The Resort, previously Golden Banana Boutique Resort, offers stylish rooms clustered around a medium-sized, slate-lined swimming pool, which is surrounded by lovely green foliage.
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The owner is going for a modern Asian look, though the whitewashed walls and red doors also give it a light Mediterranean feel.
Everything is slightly more upscale than the already lovely hotel two doors down. The villa rooms are split level, and have balconies with lounge chairs, small outdoor bathtubs, flat-screen Sony TVs, and rainfall showerheads. The one-level suites have bigger bedrooms, and also all have balconies, though they’re smaller and don’t have the shower/bath/loungers. All of the rooms are tastefully designed, and the bathrooms are modern. The only drawback is that some of the villa rooms are accessible only by narrow, metal staircase/ladders that seem precarious, particularly after a few cocktails. Poolside massages cost $10 per hour. Prices include breakfast, which can be served in their restaurant or in your room. Free WiFi is available throughout. Gay-friendly.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: US$79, high season US$91. Notes: Includes breakfast
Room: Deluxe Suite, low season: US$95, high season US$106. Notes: Includes breakfast
Rambutan Lane, Wat Damnak, Siem Reap
T: (012) 654 638
Room rates: US$75 to 150