Formerly the guesthouse of King Sihanouk, Amansara was once the playground of dignitaries and celebrities. In its latest incarnation as a boutique hotel, the erstwhile royal retreat is still the favoured haunt of discerning travellers, offering its guests the ambience of a luxurious private home. Surrounded by a beautiful garden compound, Amansara is an oasis amidst the bustling streets of Siem Reap, whose defining features include first-class service, admirable attention-to-detail and a range of exemplary amenities. Located just ten minutes from the entrance to the ruins of Angkor, Amansara is the ideal choice for those wishing to explore this internationally renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, more than a thousand temples remain as a relic of the long-ago Khmer Empire- allowing Amansara to boast the existence of an archaeological wonder right on its very doorstep.
- Wake up early in order to see Angkor Wat’s iconic form silhouetted against the new dawn
- Visit Tonle Sap, South East Asia’s largest freshwater lake and a haven for all kinds of wildlife
- Find inner peace with a sunrise yoga session on Amansara’s rooftop
- Go in search of lost jungle temples on one of the hotel’s dedicated helicopter tours
LocationSiem Reap, Cambodia
How to get there
Fly into Siem Reap International Airport and the resort is a 15-minute drive, from there.
Best time to go
Cambodia’s rainy season runs from May to October, whilst the temperatures of early spring can be unbearably hot. Therefore, the best time to visit Siem Reap is between November and February when temperatures are pleasant, the climate is dry, and humidity is at its lowest.
Amansara is exceptional because it constantly strives to give its guests a more meaningful experience of the Angkor region. From complimentary guided tours of the temples, to in-house talks on a vast range of topics connected to Siem Reap’s fascinating culture, Amansara ensures that guests get the very most out of the hotel’s wonderfully unique location.
- Two swimming pools
- Art gallery
- Roof terrace
- Complimentary transfers
- Complimentary guided temple tours
- Complimentary talks and excursions
Amansara’s spectacular circular dining room serves as the hotel’s focal point, thanks to its soaring ceilings and shaded terrace. Located near the main swimming pool, the restaurant features excellent Khmer and Western cuisine that uses only the freshest local produce. Here, guests can make a personal selection from the restaurant’s walk-in wine and cheese cellar; or help themselves to an array of complimentary homemade cakes. At Amansara, guests may also choose to dine al fresco by the pool or in the privacy of their own suite, whilst intimate private dining experiences can be arranged on the hotel rooftop.
Each of Amansara’s 24 suites feature a spacious open-plan design, beautifully accentuated with finishes in terrazzo and timber. All suites come complete with their own outdoor courtyard, and blend understated luxury with absolute comfort.
Suites - Each suite offers a combined sleeping and living area that comes complete with a large writing desk and a king-sized bed. In addition, all suites feature a separate dressing area; a dining area furnished with a large sofa, table and chairs; and a decadent bathroom whose floor-to-ceiling glass doors open directly onto the suite’s private garden. All suites are air-conditioned and equipped with luxury amenities that include a large bathtub and separate shower, a high-tech music system, wifi connection, and an in-room safe.
Pool Suites - Similar in every way to the standard suites, Amansara’s pool suites offer the added luxury of a private plunge pool measuring six by five metres.
- Wildlife viewing
- Excursions to Tonle Sap
- Helicopter tours
- Temple excursions
- Informal talks given by visiting experts
- Cultural walks
- Khmer cooking classes
Children are more than welcome at Amansara, where the vast range of activities on offer ensures that guests of all ages are kept well entertained.