Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor
Siem Reap & Angkor Wat, Cambodia
At a Glance
Central location by the river and walking distance from town
Amazing spa with six treatment rooms
Long and inviting pool in the heart of the hotel
An array of dining options including Ember, an open-kitchen restaurant serving Asian delicacies with a Latin flair
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Cambodia is hot all year round and the best time to visit is during the dry season, which runs from November to April. It starts to get wetter in May and the wettest months are September and October. It is still possible to visit during this time as rain usually falls as short sharp storms. November is a fantastic month to visit Cambodia as it is very green after the rainy season and the lakes and rivers are full of water.
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A boutique hotel with strong Khmer influences, Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor (formerly by Orient-Express) is a luxury property just a short distance from the Angkor Wat temple complex, one of South East Asia's most breathtaking attractions.
Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Cambodia's Siem Reap. The architectural style of this stunning luxury retreat pays homage to Khmer architecture and the property is built in natural woods with a soothing decor throughout.
All of La Résidence d'Angkor's guest rooms are tastefully furnished in local materials and the Deluxe Rooms are located with lovely views onto the gardens and poolside. The eight new suites are more contemporary in style, with stylish and spacious interiors and wonderful private terraces, perfect for peaceful relaxation and al fresco dining.
There is a lovely pool in the peaceful, lush gardens that is an ideal place to relax after a busy day of sightseeing. The hotel also boasts a fabulous spa, truly Cambodian in style with a wonderful array of holistic treatments designed to cleanse, purify and relax the body and mind. There is a great restaurant with local and international specialities on offer in a beautiful setting.
La Résidence d'Angkor has a prime position - just 15 minutes drive to the temples of Angkor Wat and the town's markets, shops and restaurants all within walking distance. Rent a bicycle and see the local villages and countryside at your own pace with a delicious gourmet picnic or take a private cruise on Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia with its fascinating floating villages.
There are 50 Junior Suites, 8 Deluxe Studio Suites and 1 Deluxe One-Bedroom Poolside Suite at Belmond La Residénce D'Angkor, all exquisitely decorated in Khmer style using hardwoods, bamboo and natural silks and cottons. The suites are designed to be light and airy and have stunning floor to ceiling windows, large bathrooms and private balconies.
Children are very welcome at Belmond La Résidence D'Angkor and children's menus are available at all four dining venues. Babysitting can also be arranged and the hotel has a range of board games suitable for younger guests. Rollaway beds can be accommodated in all room categories.
Spice Circle is a relaxed restaurant serving Khmer and International cuisine in a serene and traditional atmosphere. There is also a BBQ terrace by the poolside in the heart of the hotel's lush tropical gardens. Both the Martini Lounge and Pool Bar offer tapas and light snacks. Room service, picnic boxes and private dining in the gardens can all be easily arranged. The hotel's vast saltwater swimming pool has 45,000 handmade individually glazed tiles in different shades of green, paying homage to the nearby Barray Lakes and is simply stunning. The tranquil Kong Kea Spa has six indulgent treatment rooms with steam rooms and Jacuzzis as well as beauty treatment rooms for facials, manicures and pedicures. There is also a fully equipped fitness centre and two boutiques.
All of the area's historical sites are easily accessible from the hotel - Angkor Wat's temples are a 15-minute drive and the centre of town is walking distance. Bicycles are available to rent for those wanting to explore independently. A bridge across the street from the hotel gives direct access to Psah Leu Market plus the many attractions and craft shops which are in the vicinity.
Cordelia Nicholls (Staff)
Newly refurbished, spacious rooms, really Cambodian feel to the hotel and 5 min walk to downtown. Amazing pool and great restaurant options, the tuk tuk soup station is always fun and the entertainment is fun over dinner too.
Sophie Jones (Staff)
Belmond La Rsidence dAngkor has a lovely local feeling and very welcoming relaxed atmosphere. Everyone was so friendly and I instantly felt at home. Even though it is a city hotel and really centrally located it is full of lush vegetation which with the fantastic central pool really completes the feeling of being in an oasis.
Evi-Elli La Valle (Staff)
The location of Belmond La Rsidence D'Angkor is amazing. The hotel is situated just over the river from the main part of town and a short walk (less than 10mins) takes you to the central hub with its markets, restaurants, bars and nightlife. Yet when you are in the hotel sitting by the lovely pool and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, you would never guess and although it is a city hotel, there is a real holiday feel. The only thing to watch out for is the noise as if you are on the river side, it can get quite loud. However if you take a garden facing room, there is nothing to worry about.
Angkor Thom Scavenger Hunt by Bicycle
Exclusive to Scott Dunn and ideal for the whole family, this unique experience takes you through Angkor Thom on an adventurous photo scavenger hunt. You'll have 11 different clues peppered across the ancient temples. Success will be awarded at the end!
Angkor Wat & Breakfast
Marvel at the unforgettable sight of sunrise over Angkor Wat, the 12th century temple complex built by the Khmer Empire and largest religious monument in the world. After time to explore its architectural grandeur, a delicious champagne breakfast awaits.
Angkor Wat at Sunrise
Experience the majesty of Angkor Wat with a short sunrise tour, the best time to visit this ancient monument and one of Southeast Asia's most important archaeological sites.
Angkor with Mr Khin Po Thai
Spend a day with a specialist guide, Mr Khin Po Thai, one of the leading Cambodian experts on these mysterious ruins.
Artisans and Galleries of Siem Reap
With your expert guide, explore the up and coming galleries and boutiques that pepper the streets of contemporary Siem Reap.
Banteay Srei and Beng Mealea Full Day Tour
One of our favourite experiences in Siem Reap that gets you out to the Cambodian countryside to Beng Mealea, a sprawling jungle temple. Enjoy a delicious lunch before heading on to Banteay Srei temple which is made from beautiful red sand-stone.
Banteay Srei and Kbal Spean
A wonderful full-day tour that takes you out to the Cambodian countryside to Beng Mealea, a sprawling jungle temple. Enjoy a delicious lunch before heading on to Banteay Srei temple, a beautiful a mysterious red sand-stone temple.
Behind the Scenes of Angkor
Get a far more in-depth insight into Angkor with the German Apsara Conservation Project in this half-day tour, learning all about the extensive conservation work that takes place daily to restore and maintain the world's most magnificent jungle temples.
Boat Trip on Tonle Sap Lake
Home to colourful floating villages and luminous mangroves, Tonlé Sap is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and is just 45 minutes from Siem Reap. Spend time cruising the lake onboard a simple local boat, a perfect way to explore.
Breakfast at Srah Srang
After an early morning's temple exploration, take a light breakfast overlooking the ancient royal baths of Srah Srang. Fresh croissants and pastries, fresh seasonal tropical fruits, local juices, Illy Coffee and TWG Tea will be laid out.
Despite having a relatively stable economy that has emerged from a turbulent past, Cambodia remains a very poor country. This is an opportunity to see examples of charity work that aims to help some of the county's most vulnerable people.
Cook with a Celebrity Chef
A real highlight for foodies, this rural experience takes you to the home of Kethana, the owner and chef of renowned restaurant, Sugar Palm. Here you'll learn how to cook truly exquisite Cambodian cuisine.
Country Life Photography
Explore beyond the temples of Angkor and head into rural Cambodia outside of Siem Reap. Travel by tuk-tuk with self-taught photographer, Mr Kimleng, who will lead the way into luminous paddy fields and exuberant rural villages.
Countryside Life and Dining
From local villages to monk blessings and from ox-cart rides to fine dining in a paddy field, this is a truly exquisite experience that's perfect for families and couples. It's ideal for those who want to see more of Cambodia than just temples.
Explore Angkor Thom
This is one of our favourite half-day experiences from Siem Reap; with specialist guides you'll avoid the crowds and head off by foot into the jungle temples before anyone else.
Foodie Vespa Adventure
Explore the local culinary scene of Siem Reap on the back seat of an Italian Vespa in this lively and exciting evening experience.
Hidden Temple Trek
Visit some of Angkor's hidden temples on this afternoon hike through Angkor Archaeological Park. Starting at Angkor Thom follow the walls to pass through Angkor Krau. Through paddy fields you will end at Prasat Banteay Thom where sunset drinks await.
Kayaking on Tonle Sap
Enjoy Tonle Sap by kayak instead of boat to give you a more interactive and exciting view of this incredible reservoir. This experience is ideal for active families and couples!
La Residence - Phare Circus and Dinner
Enjoy a delicious pre-circus dinner at 'Circle' and be ready for an evening full of laughter and surprises at the Phare Circus.
Mystery dine around Siem Reap
Experience Siem Reap's gourmet highlights in one evening - enjoy 5 different course in 5 different locations. The dining options in Siem Reap are superb and this is a great way to experience them. You will have your own tuk-tuk driver for the evening.
Phare - The Cambodian Circus
Top of Siem Reap's to do list is the amazing and moving Phare, Cambodian Circus. Watch these talented young performers in a breathtakingly entertaining and original show. This hour-long show has a variety of performances to enjoy.
Private Temple Dinner
This extraordinary once in a life time experience grants you a private dinner in one of Angkor's ancient temples. Completely private, this experience works for couples, families or for small groups if you are celebrating a special occasion!
Quad Biking in Siem Reap
Quad bike through the countryside surrounding Siem Reap for an alternative view of Cambodia.
Remote temples by helicopter
An extraordinary day spent exploring remote and unexplored temples by helicopter and jeep. Head to Banteay, that once rivalled Angkor Wat as well as Preah Vihear, a highly disputed temple that sits near the border with Thailand.
Shadow Puppets in the rice fields
Shadow puppets are an integral part of Cambodia’s heritage; share the experience of this unique art form with the local villagers at a private performance. Afterwards enjoy a private gourmet dinner.
Siem Reap, Phnom Kulen and Banteay Srei
A 1.5 hour drive north of Siem Reap will bring you to Phnom Kulen mountain range, which provides Siem Reap with water and dominates the skyline of the flat plains surrounding it.
Specialist Photography Tour with John McDermott
Cambodia and the temples of Angkor offer some of the most rewarding photographic opportunities. Spend a half day with American fine art photographer, John McDermott, to ensure you capture the temples at their best.
Sunset Cocktails at Angkor Thom
Enjoy sunset drinks with a leisurely boat ride on the moat of Angkor Thom and view hidden elements of the ancient Khmer water systems. Relaxing with gin and tonic in hand and accompanied by the sound of bird song, this is a great way to end the day.
Taste Siem Reap - Art and Cocktails
Enjoy an evening of contemporary art galleries and buzzing bars in Siem Reap. Be whisked away in your private tuk tuk to experience some of the town's most vibrant bars and up and coming galleries, with cocktails, dim sum and dessert included.
Taste Siem Reap - For A Good Cause
Visit three of the best social enterprise restaurants in Siem Reap, travelling by private tuk tuk. Enjoy a delicious selection of food and drink, all for a good cause! This is a fun way to give back to the community and try some fantastic local cuisine .
Taste Siem Reap - Khmer Fine Dining
Spend the evening sampling mouth-watering dishes at three of Siem Reap's finest restaurants. Travel between the restaurants by private tuk tuk, and enjoy a course at each stop. This is the perfect way to try some of the best cuisine Cambodia has to offer.
Temples of the Forest
This fantastic tour is geared around avoiding the crowds, getting you to Ta Prohm, Ta Nei and Ta Keo at the quietest time of day. Ensconced in jungle, these temples are ideal for adventurous families and couples wanting an Indiana Jones experience!
Temples of the Forest by bike
Cycle through the amazing temples of Angkor, avoiding the crowds and exploring the temples at their best in the morning. A wonderful experience for active couples and energetic families.
Tonle Sap on Ella (private boat)
Experience the Tonle Sap in style! Our wonderful wooden boat, Ella, has been designed from scratch to experience the wildlife and absorb the unique floating villages on the margins of the lake.
Villa Chandara - Experiential Dining
Head to the Cambodian countryside for a gourmet private dining experience surrounded by luminous paddy fields.
Yoga at Angkor
Find balance with a yoga session amidst the peaceful and atmospheric ancient temples of Angkor. A truly magical experience and a once in a lifetime experience.
Grand Tour of Southeast Asia
Hong Kong, Saigon, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Luang Prabang, Chiang Mai, Bangkok
from £8800 pp inc flights & transfers for 21 nights
- Discover Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand on this unforgettable tour
- is an all-encompassing tour taking on five countries. Tailor-made to meet your preferences, we handcraft all our holidays to give you an true insight into the cultures, local life and history of each destination with our expert guides and personalised experiences. Whether its your first time in Asia or your fifth, this trip is set to really impress.
- Enjoy a four-night stay winding your way down the magical Mekong river
Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Koh Rong
from £5100 pp inc flights & transfers for 9 nights
- Immerse yourself in Cambodia’s rich history and culture and discover how its architecture and cuisine has been inspired by various influences over the years of occupation
- Have your very own Indiana Jones moment as you explore the unique styles and jungle-clad famous temples at Angor in Siem Reap
- Travel through traditional sleepy villages, watching as locals tend to the verdant paddy fields and ox graze alongside the dusty road, stopping off to visit hidden temples and meet with monks along the way
Location & directions
Siem Reap & Angkor Wat, Cambodia
La Residence d'Angkor is situated on the banks of the tree-lined river in central Siem Reap, 15-minutes from by Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
How to get there
11-hour flight to Bangkok followed by a further 1-hour flight to Siem Reap. La Residence D’Angkor is 20-minutes from the airport.
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