Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor
With its centenary fast approaching, the iconic Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor is very much part of the history and scenery of Siem Reap.
The hotel is a commanding sight as you draw near, oozing an air of refined luxury that continues as you step through the impressive entrance and into the lobby. Styled in an eclectic manner, much like Siem Reap itself, Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor proudly showcases many aspects of this ancient city and the people who have passed through it. Art Deco curves flawlessly mingle with Cambodian motifs and colonial furnishings, not to mention the original wooden elevator, which is still very much in use. That being said an incredibly modern feel prevails throughout, thanks to several renovations over the years.
Sharing the perfectly manicured gardens with the swathes of flora and fauna that also inhabit them, lofty palm trees provide a natural canopy during the afternoon as the sun beams down, while low-lying shrubs are a joy to walk among. The pool, however, takes centre stage, gently rippling day in day out. This huge body of water is lined by smart sun loungers, inviting you to take a break after a day of exploring the beguiling ruins and temples at Angkor Wat.
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding on where to dine once night falls, so why not make your mind up as you enjoy a luxe massage? With many of the treatments featuring traditional Khmer herbs and spices, the eco-friendly spa at Raffles is a soothing environment, dedicated to, leaving you feeling completely serene and ready to revel in an evening of entertainment and delectable dining.