Located across from the RoyalPalace, Grand Hotel Raffles D’Angkor is one of most luxurious properties in Cambodia, with award-winning levels of service. The hotel is surrounded by 15 acres of French gardens and is the perfect destination for guests to experience both culture and 5-star service in luxury surroundings.
The Hotel is situated in central Siem Reap in North-western Cambodia, and home to many hotels, resorts, restaurants and businesses due to being near to the famous Angkor Temples - the most popular tourist attraction in all of Cambodia. There are plenty of local tours that guests of Raffles D’Angkor may wish to take part in, to visit some of Cambodia’s most historical monuments. These could include a tour of Angkor Thom, visiting the sprawling Elephant Terrace, the Buddhist monastic complex in Banteay Kdei, an enchanting tour of the temple, or taking a boat ride to Tonle SapLake – the largest fresh water lake in South East Asia.
There are many facilities for guests to indulge in whilst relaxing in the resort. This includes the Raffles Spa which has excellent treatment rooms, steam and sauna rooms, and Raffles Spa professionals which are experts in aromatherapy, naturopathy and botanical sciences. Other facilities include the wide range of dining options from the eight restaurants and bars in the hotel – combining local culture and cuisine with dishes from all around the world, and a different atmosphere in every restaurant. Guests will always have evening entertainment to occupy themselves with, which can be from as simple as cocktails in the Elephant Bar, to watching stage performances of Cambodian dancers in traditional costumes, drummers and Khmer martial art performances. The hotel has received many awards for it’s fantastic service and standards including a place in World’s Best Places to Stay, Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2001 – 2009 and World’s Best Service, Travel + Leisure, June 2009 (score 94.6 out of 100).
In the heart of Siem Reap, 15 minute transfer from Siem Reap International Airport. The hotel is a 10 minute walk down a beautiful riverside boulevard to the main market centre and other town attractions.
119 guestrooms and suites, each tastefully appointed with Art Deco country style furnishings and Cambodian object d art, reflecting the period architectural theme – 52 newly refurbished State Rooms, 46 Landmark Rooms, 6 Studio Suites, 4 Personality Suites, 1 Landmark Suite, 6 Cabana Suites, 2 newly refurbished Two-Bedroom Villas
There are eight restaurants and bars at the Grand Hotel Raffles D’Angkor varying from the Apsara Terrace, which is ideal for barbeques and pre-dinner cocktails, to the Restaurant Le Grand, serving Royal Khmer cuisine which has been handed down through the centuries from the chefs of the RoyalPalace. Guests can visit the Wine Cellar which has one of the finest wine selections in Asia, and talk to the Sommelier to discover something from their selection of over 500 fine wines.
There is plenty of activities and entertainment for guests within the resort – this includes the Raffles Spa, which includes a fully equipped gymnasium, sauna, Jacuzza, steam room, and treatment rooms. The resort also has two of its own tennis courts, and a 35m swimming pool, which is the largest swimming pool in Cambodia – inspired both in design and size by the ancient bathing pools of the Khmer Kings in Angkor.
For those who like to shop, there are many small shops within the hotel - Galerie Cambodge is where you will find beautiful fair trade products, Angkor Heritage is perfect for sculptures and objets d’art in silver, bronze, stone and wood, Khmer Attitude for clothes that are stylish, elegant and one-offs, and Private Collection for carpets, silk shawls and bed covers.
Raffles D’Angkor offers great evening entertainment, providing complimentary activities for residents such as wine tasting, performances in the Aspara Terrace restaurant, and playing classic movies al fresco in the Paradiso cinema by the pool. It is also the first and only hotel in Siem Reap that offers guests the opportunity to take part in cooking lessons to create authentic ‘Royal’ Cambodian cuisine, and participants will receive a Raffles certificate and cookbook to take home as a souvenir.