The Amazing Luxury Hotels Of Cambodia!
The history of Cambodia still stains its present reputation with only the boldest travelers entering the kingdom! But Cambodia is fast becoming one of the best countries to visit in Southeast Asia with Angkor Wat (UNESCO World Heritage site), Sleepy fishing villages like Kampot & Kep, tropical islands, and Phnom Penh with its grand hotels, restaurants, and bars.
Some of these amazing hotels are- Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Shinta Mani Wild, Amansara, Belmond La Residence D’Angkor, Park Hyatt Siem Reap, Rosewood Phnom Penh, Song Saa Private Island, Six Senses Krabey Island, Alila Villas Koh Russey, Shinta Mani Angkor, Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang- “Phum Baitang”, The Bale Phnom Penh, The Royal Sands Koh Rong, FCC Angkor by Avani, Knai Bang Chatt
Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh
One of the first established luxury hotels in Cambodia was built in 1929. The restaurant has recently undergone a restoration and has gone back to its French colonial influence with five excellent restaurants and bars.
The hotel and restaurant also offer the finest Khmer cuisine and French with Jacqueline Kennedy’s menu. The elephant bar has had loads of celebrities visit in the past, with the Femme Fatale cocktail created for her stay in 1967.
Also, the hotel hosts two swimming pools, in beautiful equatorial gardens, which are amazing for relaxation and general positive energy.
Address: 92 Rukhak Vithei, Phnom Penh 12302, Cambodia
Phone: +855 23 981 888
Shinta Mani Wild
One of the most unique hotels in Cambodia is located in a rainforest! The hotel is built for discovery but doesn’t hold back on luxurious treats, but its also great if you want to get off the beaten track and hike for hours!
The outside areas have tents with beautiful French furniture and outdoor open-air bathtubs, perfect for night bathing.
The hotel has excellent facilities such as a private boat, Spa, zip line, and outside furniture. The rooms have mod-cons like WiFi, a minibar, hot drinks, water, and modern toilet facilities.
The effects of the room give you a high-class experience in a remote area of the jungle. Everything is the finest, from the furniture, beautiful textiles, and unique art, all alongside a beautiful riverside. If you want the best experience, ask for the waterfall suite, it’s gorgeous.
The swimming pool is a classic design with a good size (25m) and a slick wooden terrace with excellent sunloungers. The whole experience gives a relaxed remote vibe with the bliss of nature all around you.
Picture an exceptionally oversized bathtub, and you get the measure of the camp’s striking 25m freshwater swimming pool. It’s sleek and black, flanked by a hardwood terrace and a neat row of sunloungers – just the spot for long post-adventure soaks.
Cambodia has amazing spa’s and massage parlors all over the country, with this corner of the globe knowing how to relax. The treatments are outstanding, and the jungle compliments the service in a big way.
This area is off the beaten track so bring some gym gear or old clothing for your day outs and treks. You can get your butler to help with any washing or packing if your clothes get dirty.
Please also note not to bring children – It’s not that kind of place.
The hotel also is sustainable and works well with the local eco-system with donations to local environmental charities and non-use of plastic.
Address: Unnamed Road, Cambodia
Phone: +855 12 223 782
The Amansara has many great connections with the Cambodian Monarchy, and celebrities staying a lot throughout its time. The hotel gives you an incredible bourgeon comfort surrounded by beautiful views.
The hotel has Kickboxing training, Yoga classes, a Spa, free WiFi all around, i-pod dock, board games, and in-house drinks.
The style of the hotel is modern Indochinese, with all rooms having high ceilings, massive front doors, and private gardens with fountains. If you want a poolside room, then look at suites 19 & 20. If you want the most prominent private garden, then suite 4 is a good option.
The hotel has two pools, one better for workouts (25 m pool) and the curve pool better for lounging.
Choose from two poolsides (make that three if you bagged a pool suite), either by the original curved slate pool, with shady pergola and loungers, or the newer 25-meter lap pool for discreet workouts.
The Spa is a traditional Khmer with many natural practices, organic products, and four high-class treatment rooms. The facilities are world-class, with steam baths and showers and an amazing natural pond that draws inspiration from Angkor Wat.
If you decide to go half-board, you need to know that the more expensive wine, champagne, and spirits won’t be included in your rate.
The hotel provides cots with no additional fees and a child pack to get you settled in. Extra beds cost $85 a night.
Address: Road to Angkor, Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 760 333
Belmond La Residence D’Angkor
A quirky Cambodian-style hotel found centrally in Siem Reep and right next to the river. The hotel is one of the first affluent hotels in the region and is ideally set for Angkor Wat and the Tonle Sap Lake. You can find fantastic cafés and traditional markets nearby with local cuisine just a stone’s throw away.
The hotel is a great distraction from the world’s chaos, with lotus ponds and scenic gardens for you to unwind in. You can find loads of beautiful flora around the hotel, which compliments the natural wood effect of the hotel. The rooms typically overlook the lush gardens, and throughout the hotel, you get a natural feel. The Spa is enormous and offers complete relaxation and calmness.
Address: River Rd, Krong Siem Reap 93101, Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 963 390
Park Hyatt Siem Reap
One hell of a beautiful hotel is this luxurious and grand hotel found in the heart of Siem Reap. The hotel feels like a house rather than a hotel with its quirky art and modern feel. The hotel has fantastic features of Angkor Wat, and the bars aren’t far away.
The hotel has eloquent French dishes, a gorgeous dessert menu, and a delightful deli-patisserie. Also, the hotel has two swimming pools and a spa for you to chill in.
Address: Sivutha Boulevard Krong Siem Reap, 171202, Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 211 234
Six Senses Krabey Island
This hotel is like something from a film with its luxurious standards and gorgeous surroundings. The rooms are Villas with private pools where the standards are sky-high. You can be snorkeling in beautiful sea life, chilling on the beach, and have spa treatments galore throughout the day. The food is fresh, with local farmers delivering fresh fruit to the restaurant daily.
You have the opportunity to learn to cook fresh Khmer food from amazing chefs who will teach you techniques only a few know. Cooking with fresh ingredients like ginger, lemongrass, and fish you will be an expert soon enough!
The jungle gym gets your heart racing as you work out, taking advantage of the fantastic views. Look out for signage around the island for the jungle gym.
Surly having a bath in the forest is excellent for your mental wellbeing with wind flowing through the trees. Phytoncides are antimicrobials released from the trees to protect plants from germs and, in part, help you de-stress by lowering the number of stress hormones. The Island of Krabey will de-stress you in many ways, but this may be the best.
Address: Koh Krabey Island, Ream Commune, 18000, Cambodia
Phone: +855 69 944 888
Rosewood Phnom Penh
A proper city hotel with incredible views of Phnom Penh! The hotel is on the top 14 floors, and it stands out from the crowd with a height of 188 m (617ft). The building represents a dragon looking over towards the east. Over in the distance, you can see the Mekong Delta past the city.
The hotel has an occupancy of 175 rooms and is one of the most prominent hotels in Phnom Penh. If your after food, then this hotel has two class restaurants, with the French Bistro having a 150 capacity.
Compared to cities such as Singapour, Khula Lumper, and Bangkok, you won’t get the elite service, sadly, but in terms of 5-star facilities, this hotel packs a punch with art galleries, amazing pastries, 24/7 gym, pool, and an excellent Spa.
The hotel has a Khmer feeling with the gold theme found all over the hotel, from bathrooms, fixtures, paneling, and cream carpets. The best part of the hotel is that all rooms have epic city views, which is great to wake up to!
The breakfast is fantastic in the Brasserie, with everything from cereals to a fried breakfast. The cuisine goes traditional French with succulent chicken, lean steaks, and homemade soups in the evening. Don’t forget to check out the rooftop bar, as it’s one of the hippest bars in Phnom Penh
Address: 66 Monivong Boulevard Phnom Penh, 120211, Cambodia
Phone: +855 23 936 888
Song Saa Private Island
There are many excellent places in Cambodia, like Kampot or Sihanoukville, but the island is a dream. In the collective Islands of Koh Rong lies a jewel of a resort where paradise gets taken to another level. You have Villas all over the islands, amongst the lush jungle making for a spectacular scene.
The hotel has all the mod coms with WiFi, Gyms, Ila spa, Freshwater, comp tea, coffee, beautiful gardens, external showers, and expensive toiletries.
The villas are exclusive and offer privacy with pools overlooking the ocean, a rustic design of the villas, and a marble interior. The island oozes character! All the Villas have a big kitchen and an outdoor bath for you to soak and relax in.
The sunsets are amazing, and each villa has a private infinity setting in the direction of east to west.
The island maintains an ethical approach to the island’s sustainability with conservation staff members and the protection of the marine life in the area (Approx a million square meters). Also, the island looks after birds and forest animals such as bats, Owls, and Sea Eagles.
Theirs a foundation called the Song Saa Foundation, which was set-up in 2013 and specializes in protecting marine life around Koh Rong. The charity also helps out the local communities in the area, from clothing to school supplies. Also, plastic was used less, with more people using products like Bamboo straws and paper materials.
Address: Koh Ouen Private Island, Koh Rong Archipelago, Near Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Phone: +855 23 886 750
Alila Villas Koh Russey, Koh Rong Archipelago
The phrase “Postcard picture” gets thrown around far too much, but this island is amazing in terms of attraction. The gorgeous islands have breathtaking beaches, fine sand, and lush tropical forests, and the whole island gives you privacy and is harmonious with traditional Khmer heritage and fantastic hospitality. There are 62 suites & villas, a boutique spa, two restaurants, and plenty of exciting things to do.
This island stands up with paddleboarding, scuba diving, kayaking, and snorkeling if you like watersports in the crystal blue waters and fantastic coral reefs. The resort provides day trips to Kampot to see the white pepper plantation and trips to local markets with the local population. In terms of wellness, yoga and pilates are on offer, with a beach cinema, cooking classes, a gym, and an amazing restaurant.
The rooms are lovely, tidy, and beautiful for a beach stay with beautiful wooden flooring and furniture. All rooms have minibars, flatscreen TV’s, nightwear, and quality toiletries to enjoy In your bathtub.
In terms of architecture, you get an urban meets rural effect with concreate frame with glass and vines lying all over the buildings. The pool is granite, and the beach is a pattern of Angkor Wat from above next to the sun loungers.
Address: Koh Russey Island (Bamboo Island) Ream Ream, 18108, Cambodia
Phone: +855 86 800 732
Shinta Mani Angkor, Siem Reap
This quirky boutique hotel has all bases covered with low-level lighting, fragrance, and a beautifully designed hotel. The hotel specializes in tours to Angkor that meet your every need, and while you are at the hotel, you can relax with first-class facilities.
The hotel has a spa, fitness center, WiFi, concierge, magazines, a gallery, iPod dock, and minibar.
Rooms can accommodate balcony views of the courtyard on the upper floor, with the deluxe rooms having your garden. Another great room is the one next to the pool, which is a grand pool and lovely and refreshing! All in all, with fantastic sun lounges, beautiful palm trees, cocktails, juices, coffee, and snacks.
The Spa offers excellent treatments and great facilities with a huge bathtub to relax in. The Spa also offers yoga sessions, massages, and great all-around hospitality. Don’t forget to try the coffee as its lovely and fresh.
Overall, the hotel is more of an adults hotel, but kids are welcome but be careful they don’t break any expensive antiques. You can hire cots, and babysitters are available.
The hotel has a foundation called the “Shinta Mani Foundation” which supports local Cambodians train in hospitality. It also has a long line of other community projects, such as health and school in rural areas.
Address: Oum Khun St and 14th street, 00000 Shinta Mani St, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 964 123
Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang- “Phum Baitang”
Zanier hotels is nicknamed “the green Village” and is one of the best resorts near Seim Reap. The hotel’s area is a dream with lemongrass meadows and lush paddy fields near Angkor Wat, a phenomenal temple. The area has 45 private villas, which mimics traditional Cambodian housing. The site also has two excellent restaurants, a fantastic pool, a cigar & cocktail bar, and a superb spa.
The temple’s design is Parisian architecture and is basically a Cambodian village giving you an experience of life in the kingdom. The resort spans over 8 acres of beautiful gardens and rice fields. Some paths cross the paddy fields for lovely evening strolls, and once you get back, you have excellent swimming pools to relax in. You get a real feel of a working village which gives the hotel a unique sense.
The resort seems to get the balance right between simplicity to unique luxury with old-school materials like bamboo, cotton, stone, and stilts. The hotel resembles a traditional Khmer-infused feel with old antiques that make this resort stand out.
The infinity pool has breathtaking views of the paddies fields and sugar palms, a site to see the sunset. The area is built of black slate stone, with one pool being a freeform saltwater pool that measures 50m with artistic loungers and sun umbrellas, a perfect place to lounge. Opposite the infinity pool is a bar offering light meals and juices.
The two gourmet meals have exceptional international & Khmer cuisine, which you have to try! The gorgeous view of the rice paddies and nature gives you tremendous views, especially in the morning. The Hang Bay restaurant delivers exceptional international cuisine with excellent steaks and seafood!
Many of the Villas are modern, but the traditional century-old farmhouse is authentic. The smartly newly refurbed cigar bar has a French twist and has an old relationship with an old French explorer who settled here many years ago. You find great wine here and old-aged liqueurs to enjoy while watching the stunning natural views.
Address: Sangkat Svaydangkum Neelka Way Krong Siem Reap, 17000, Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 961 111
The Bale Phnom Penh
The Bale has a contemporary feel with a minimalistic style lying like a secret garden in Phnom Penh. The hotel is located on the Riverside but feels miles away from the action. The whole hotel is chilled in a busy world with a Bodhi tree and Buddhas reflecting enlightenment on your every being.
The hotel has loads of activities such as cooking schools for traditional Khmer food or relaxing on sun lounges next to the Mekong. If your after food, then try Theatro has great local produce and meat/seafood like Kep crab and prawns in a beautiful Cambodian ambiance. But maybe you don’t want to dine in. Use your private butler for a meal on your private terrace overlooking a great view.
The gardens & Coyrtyards are so romantic and have deluxe furniture, including day beds, meditation spots, and sunbathing areas. The best and biggest suites are the riverside ones. You also have family rooms to choose from if needs be.
Address: National Road 6A, Bridge No. 8, 12110, Cambodia
Phone: +855 23 900 425
The Royal Sands Koh Rong
You find this resort on Cambodia’s second-largest island, “Koh Rong”, a unique tropical island with a fantastic hotel under the name “The Royal Sands.” The resort has 67 villas, all have terrific views, and the bedding is exceptionally comfortable.
It’s a nice idea to try the fantastic BBQ, which serves infused Asian dishes with amazingly fresh seafood. Your restaurant is open-air and a perfect space for breakfast and romantic meals.
The pool is top-notch and is black tilled, and is excellent for a dip while you admire the beautiful Koh Rong mountains. You can also find the Senses Spa for treatments and outdoor yoga for body/mind enlightenment.
You also have activities like surfing, diving, kayaking, and snorkeling to keep you busy.
Address: Sok San Beach, Koh Rong Koh Rong Island Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia
Phone: +855 78 888 935
FCC Angkor by Avani
This beautiful boutique hotel has been around since the 1960s and has had many developments since then. The hotel’s design is French/Khmer colonial and lies next to the Siem River. The rooms are lovely and fresh. The restaurant serves excellent western and French food and has a gallery displaying local artwork.
The villa’s design is 1960’s European with strokes of Khmer & French, and it was once the French Governor’s residence. The lobby has expanded a lot, making room for the art gallery and a buzzing atmosphere.
The service is second to none, with fantastic facilities and an excellent saltwater pool with beautiful trees hovering over it. The Spa has plenty of treatments to choose from, and they’re on hand throughout the day.
If you’re thinking about traveling to Angkor, the hotel provides plenty of guides speaking a variety of languages. The hotel has Tuk Tuk’s available daily if you need to get anywhere fast, and they’re free! Also, you can be picked up from the airport for no fee if you book via the resort’s website.
The hotel rooms are pretty simple with not much clutter and have a French aspect to them with sliding doors, wooden flooring, and paths to the pool. The beds are lovely and soft but take up room, especially when you close the curtains. You get a decent size bathroom, though.
The food in the restaurant is presented in fine casual dining and has a huge menu with Khmer a classic like Fish Amok and Pad Thai. You can also find western classics like burgers, pasta, and pizza. You can get à la carte (Western-style), Cambodian porridge, Cereals, or an English breakfast. After some drinks, check out Scribe bar, which offers tapas and sharing plates.
If you have kids, the hotel does accommodate child care and family suites
Address: Next to the Royal Residence, Pokambor Ave, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phone: +855 63 760 280
Knai Bang Chatt
In the day, Kep-Sur-Mer was the place for the French Colonials who lived in Cambodia. The area used to have plenty of retreats with its beautiful architecture and lovely seafront. I remember visiting the from Phnom Penh, and it was so relaxed and pleasant with fresh crab and seafood.
The hotel has a library, movie theatre, Spa, ping pong table, WiFi throughout, Ping pong table, kayaks, speed boats, and pet cats lol.
The complex of the hotel is spread over four villas, with each section having its unique area. The rooms are spacious and have grand terraces to enjoy your morning breakfast. The infinity pool looks over the Gulf Of Thailand, and you can find day beds for the day.
While your here, check out Rabbit Island a great place for a scenic retreat around Kep. The hotel will point you in the right direction for a guided tour.
The hotel has special packages over Christmas with rooms and meals for a special rate, and the hotel still has a dedicated smoking section.
Children are welcome at the hotel with facilities like baby cots and extra beds for older children for an extra $30. You can also hire a babysitter with a notice of 24hrs.
Sustainability has been a big part of the hotel, with 2.5 percent of profits going to Green Growth to uphold sustainability efforts of the area.
Address: Krong Kaeb, Cambodia
Phone: +855 78 333 684