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Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor

Siem Reap & Angkor Wat, Cambodia

At a Glance

  • Originally opened in the 1930s and was taken over by Raffles in 1997

  • 119 rooms and suited divided between two wings

  • One of the only hotels in Siem Reap which has tennis courts

  • Vast swimming pool

  • Old-world charm and grand impeccable service

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Best time to Visit

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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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Insider's View

The only hotel in Siem Reap with tennis courts, Raffles has two of them.

There’s more to the hotel than just rooms, make sure you check out the lovely photo gallery & the Buddha Gallery!

Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your vacation to Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor or take a look at our itineraries to Siem Reap

Description

Situated opposite Siem Reap's Royal Gardens, Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor is a spectacular example of classic French colonial architecture and is a luxury haven only ten minutes away from the breathtaking Angkor Temples.

For over 75 years, a visit to the ancient Angkor temples has been synonymous, to many, with a stay at Raffles. Now carefully restored, the hotel’s renewed elegance, modernity and location makes it one of the most popular places to stay in Siem Reap.

The rooms and suites at Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor have been meticulously restored to their former glory, with many of the original features such as the 1930s Art Deco furnishings and claw-footed baths retained and enhanced. The State and Landmark Rooms are meticulously designed and decorated to combine both modern and traditional influences and the spacious Cabana Suites overlook the stunning swimming pool and have four poster beds and large terraces. Unobtrusive Raffles butlers are on hand round the clock to ensure that you have everything you could possibly need.

Dining at Raffles is an experience in itself - enjoy a relaxed al fresco barbecue, a formal fine dining experience or even a cultural show and buffet - options abound and the indulgent in-room dining available is also a great way to enjoy a peaceful, private dinner. The hotel's Elephant Bar is not to be missed - its signature cocktail being an exotic mix of rum with the tropical flavors of coconuts, bananas, pineapple and lime.

For relaxation, the Raffles Amrita Spa combines Western technologies and Eastern therapies and is equipped with five private massage rooms, a state of the art gym and Jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms. A highlight of the hotel is the stunning thirty-five meter lap pool in the hotel’s inner gardens.

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Accommodation

Raffles Grand Hotel D'Angkor has 119 Rooms and Suites. The State Rooms in the hotel's new wing provide a comfortable balance of modernity and classical elegance with views over the lush gardens or pool. Landmark Rooms are in the main building and are art deco-inspired with memorabilia and artifacts reminiscent of the Golden Age of Travel adorning the rooms - wooden floors, four poster beds and marble bathrooms make these rooms truly decadent. Studio Suites are perfect for those who want to feel at home - with desk areas, pantries and superior stereo systems, they feel spacious and homely. The four Personality Suites have private balconies and have been decorated in association with well known luminaries associated with the hotel. The Cabana Suites are truly unique - surrounding the pool these suites have two bathrooms, four poster beds and generously sized private terraces overlooking the pool and lush tropical gardens. Spacious poolside two-bedroom villas are also available, located in the inner gardens, with full pantry facilities, a private wine cellar and a butler service.

Childcare

At Raffles Grand Hotel D'Angkor, children and their families will love the huge swimming pool and large tropical gardens. The hotel welcomes them wholeheartedly and features a children's pool and dining menu and are happy to arrange babysitting. The excellent concierge service will try to facilitate any other requests.

Facilities

Raffles Grand Hotel D'Angkor has four restaurants and bars including fine dining at Restaurant Le Grand, international buffets at Cafe D'Angkor, the Poolside Terrace for barbecues and The Performance House for exotic dinners accompanied by Cambodian cultural shows. The Raffles Amrita Spa offers carefully selected treatments and therapies from around the world with Khmer touches including a hydrotherapy room. There is also a fitness center offering among other things, Khmer dance classes, yoga, meditation and t'ai chi. There is also a well stocked library and map room, two tennis courts, a 35-meter swimming pool and a 60,000 square meter private landscaped garden rife with tropical plants and exotic birds.

Activities

Located in the heart of Siem Reap, Raffles Grand Hotel D'Angkor is just 8 kilometers for the temples of Angkor Wat and a simple 10-minute walk down a riverside boulevard to the main market center and other attractions in this charming town with great eateries, shops and markets. The hotel can arrange tours of the temples, town, elephant trekking and trips of nearby attractions such as Tonle Sap Lake. Cooking classes, lessons in therapeutic healing techniques, quad biking, helicopter tours, picnics, private dining and many more customized experiences can also be arranged.

Reviews

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Evi-Elli La Valle (Staff)

This hotel is perfect for those looking for nostalgia and to be pampered with grand impeccable service. The hotel is dated compared to the newer boutique properties that have sprung up across town in recent years but it is perfect for those looking for a classic hotel in Siem Reap.

Experiences

  • 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 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 favorite 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 colorful 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.

  • Charitable Cambodia

    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 favorite 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!

  • 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.

  • Small Circuit Full Day Tour

    Ideal for those with a deeper interest in the temples of Angkor. Start the day at sunrise with a transfer to the picturesque Ta Prohm.

  • 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, traveling 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.

Notes

Closure of Hotel for Renovation Works, May - November 2019

Raffles Grand d’Angkor in Siem Reap will be closed for renovation from May 1, 2019 until November 20, 2019.

Location & directions

Siem Reap & Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Located at 1 Vithei Charles de Gaulle, in the heart of Siem Reap. Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor is just 8 km from the famed Angkor Wat.

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