When you first think of Cambodia, I’m sure luxury hotels don’t come to mind. However, you’ll be surprised, every year more and more luxury hotels and global hotel chains are popping up around the country. Cambodia is becoming a popular travel destination, especially due to Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples near Siem Reap. Although you’re unlikely to find stunning pool villas with views of the crystal clear waters like it’s neighbouring countries of Thailand and Vietnam, there are still plenty of luxurious hotels throughout Cambodia for the luxury traveller. So without further ado, we’ll show you:
– The top 10 most amazing hotels in Cambodia! –
Amansara, Siem Reap
Located in the French quarter of Siem Reap, and only a 10 minute tuk-tuk ride from Angkor Wat, Amansara is perfectly located within the city. With only 24 suites surrounded in lush tropical gardens it offers the ultimate in luxury, tranquility and privacy almost as if you are in a house you have rented for yourself.
Song Saa Private Island, Koh Rong Islands
Song Saa is a remote private island resort off the coast of Cambodia by the island of Koh Rong. Song Saa Private Island offers ultra-luxurious villas built either into the jungle or perched on stilts over the sea. With fabulous food, a soporific spa, and a ravishingly relaxing vibe, as well as being an eco-luxe escape being green-minded has never been so glamourous.
4 Rivers Floating Lodge, Tatai River Koh Kong
With just 12 tented rooms, located right on the edge of the Tatai river you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to service, privacy and personal feel. There is nothing quite like this hotel in the region, it’s luxurious, but steers clear of opulent, and doesn’t look out of place given the rainforest and river setting. However, there is no wi-fi which may make or break your choice of staying here, but all in all 4 Rivers Floating Lodge is a great place to escape the daily life and relax in peace without internet connection.
Sofitel, Phnom Penh
Currently there are no ultra luxurious hotels in the capital, Phnom Penh. However, The Sofitel is probably one of the best hotels to stay at whilst exploring the city. Located just 3 km from the 19th-century Royal Palace and 4 km from the Central Market you’re within a short distance of all the major sites. With a wide range of facilities including 5 restaurants with a range of cuisines, 4 bars, 2 outdoor pools and fitness facilities. Other offerings include sports courts, a sauna, a children’s club and a business centre.
Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa, Siem Reap
This resort located in Siem Reap 10 km from the iconic Angkor Wat. It is designed in a classic Khmer style, with only 39 villas dotted around the lush tropical gardens. The larger villas come with their own private gardens and a spa area with a whirlpool hot tub. We have stayed at plenty of Anantara properties and have always been catered by world-class staff, and I’m sure this is no exception.
Park Hyatt, Siem Reap
Elegant and modern, the Park Hyatt offers spacious rooms that ooze Khmer-inspired comfort with a luxurious feel. From the incredible interconnected pools to its free-floating cushioned dining platforms, everything is overwhelmingly sumptuous at the Park Hyatt. With just a few minutes’ walk to the Old Market area, it is the only luxury hotel in central Siem Reap.
Phum Paitang, Siem Reap
Located just outside the city of Siem Reap in the Khmer countryside it is encompassed by over 8 hectares of lush jungle, and allows for a real feeling of escape and tranquility whilst still being in easy reach of the main attractions in Siem Reap. Designed by Parisian based architects, AW₂, to give the feel of an authentic Khmer village in rural surroundings it does just that. Phum Baitang opened only in September 2015 it is also one of the newest luxury hotels in the Siem Reap area.
Naia Beach Resort, Sihanoukville
Around Sihanoukville luxury hotels are scarce. However, Naia Beach Resort is probably the most luxurious and tranquil resorts in the area. If first impressions count, Naia has it sewn up. The exterior catches your eye instantly, with clean white designs and a brilliant modern pool. Whilst inside, muted colours and 1950s-inspired décor inspire calm and relaxation. The hotel sits on Otres 2, one of Sihanoukville’s quieter, more relaxing beaches.
Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh
Raffles Hotel Le Royal is the premier hotel in Phnom Penh, a hotel with those rare attributes of history and style. The grand historic hotel fulfils all the requirements of a modern world-class hotel with its facilities and amenities, but imparts an old-world charm through its style and decor which is elegant yet comfortable, classic yet casual. Located in the heart of the city, Phnom Penh, Raffles Hotel Le Royal is only 20 minutes drive from the airport and within easy access of the city’s attractions like the Royal Palace, Central Market, Russian Market and National Artifacts Museum.
Belmond La Residence, Siem Reap
This resort is an intimate Khmer-style hotel set within a leafy walled garden. Traditionally built, the hotel sits comfortably within the lush riverside gardens that it inhabits. Built of wood and furnished in the local style, the addition of modern comforts and luxurious touches create a welcoming but understated atmosphere. With 54 spacious suites at the Belmond La Residence, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings whilst being a short distance from the main attractions around Siem Reap.
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Wow, all these hotels are amazing! I personally love the Song Saa Private Island Retreat, and love their Eco-Iniative! Will definitely be looking at these when I travel to Cambodia later this year!
Thanks so much for sharing and I love reading your blog!
Yes, we’d love to visit Song Saa, it truly is a world class hotel! Hope you have an amazing time in Cambodia later in the year!
I Will be in Cambodia in the beginning of july, we are two people, my 16 years old daughter and I, would you recommend one hotel, please?
Where about’s in Cambodia are you travelling to? And are you looking for luxury hotels or mid-range or other? Once I know that I can give you a few great suggestions 🙂
Wow Emma look at how Cambodia has grown! We probably missed these hotels back then but I swear back in 2012 – our last visit – you did not see the size and scale of these beauties. Cambodia is expanding rapidly. Especially with the coup in Thailand of a few years back, many illegal but long term farang hopped the border to add to the Cambodian ex-pat population.Growth potential there as more capital boosts the Cambodian economy.
Yes you might have as many have only just opened or recently opened. That is very true, I wonder where it will be in 10 years time!