Candid, independent reviews of the best places to stay in Siem Reap. From quality traveller digs to luxury hotels - handpicked by Rusty Compass.

Siem Reap hotels guide

Introduction

| 17 Jan 2018
Last updated 17 Jan 2018

Travellers to Siem Reap and the spectacular temples of Angkor are spoiled for accommodation choice and great value. But there are also plenty of shockers. We've put together this list to help you sift through the hundreds of hotels and resorts to find something of quality, design and character that suits your budget.

The first wave of tourist development in Siem Reap produced some lamentable hotels. There were always a handful of standout 5 star options like the historic Raffles Grand d’Angkor but most hotels were built for a quick return. And it showed. 

Over the past decade or more though, Siem Reap’s accumulated an enviable collection of luxury hotels and a new wave of tasteful boutique properties - many locally owned - giving visitors to Angkor some of the best accommodation options in Asia.

At the very top end there’s the hyper exclusive Amansara - formerly the guest house of Prince Sihanouk. Part of the Aman group of hotels, this is a stunningly simple iconic piece of 1960s Cambodia with a rich history - but you’ll pay a pretty penny for its restrained pleasures.

Stepping back into Siem Reap’s earliest days as a travel destination, the 1932 Raffles’s Grand Hotel d’ Angkor is the original luxury hotel in town. In contrast, the hip Park Hyatt Siem Reap, is completely devoid of colonial motif. Zannier Hotels from France opened the exclusive Phum Baitang in 2015 adding to Siem Reap's enviable luxury collection.

For those wanting to spend around US$100 per night, the Siem Reap choices are fantastic. In recent years there’s been a flourishing of cosy and tastefully decorated boutique hotels with good facilities priced between US$30 and US$100.

While never as slick as their 4 and 5 star counterparts, they offer a relaxed charm and local authenticity that is hard to capture in more upscale hotels. Of the recent openings, we’re especially fond of the Lynnaya Urban Resort (2015) and the new Viroth’s (2015).

Be warned, Siem Reap is saturated with hotels - including a good many horrors. The boutique label has also been widely abused as has the use of evocative French hotel names.

Finally, as things are changing very quickly here, don’t hesitate to send us through your recommendations.
                                           

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Viroth's Hotel, Siem Reap

Viroth's is a stunning 50s inspired design hotel of 35 rooms in Siem Reap’s Wat Bo area. It takes its architectural and... Read more

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Lub d Hostel, Siem Reap

A slick and large backpacker dorm hotel with some well-priced flashpacker private rooms in Siem Reap’s Wat Bo area. Read more

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Lub d Hostel, Siem Reap
7 Makara St., Wat Bo Village, Siem Reap

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1920 Hotel, Siem Reap

Newly opened 10 room boutique heritage hotel in a 1920s shophouse by Siem Reap’s Old Market area. Cool design, great location. Read more

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1920 Hotel, Siem Reap
Street 9 - Mondul 1 Village - Old Market Area, Siem Reap

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Belmond La Residence d'Angkor

It's been through a few name and management changes but Belmond La Residence d'Angkor, the first deluxe resort-style property to... Read more

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Belmond La Residence d'Angkor
River Road, Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia
(+855-63) 963 390

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FCC Angkor, Siem Reap

FCC Resort and Spa may have been the first genuine boutique hotel in Siem Reap and its historic setting, stylish design and... Read more

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FCC Angkor, Siem Reap
Pokambor Ave., next to the Royal Residence, Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 63 760 280

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Frangipani Villa Hotel, Siem Reap

Very nice recent addition to Siem Reap's boutique hotel scene. Locally owned and nicely designed with good facilities and sharp... Read more

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Frangipani Villa Hotel, Siem Reap
0603, Street Wat Bo, Siem Reap Town, Cambodia
+855 16 581 045

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Grand d'Angkor Hotel, Siem Reap

The original luxury French colonial property in Siem Reap, the Grand d'Angkor Hotel has been receiving international travellers... Read more

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Grand d'Angkor Hotel, Siem Reap
1 Vithei Charles de Gaulle, Khum Svay Dang Kum Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 63 963 888

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Heritage Suites, Siem Reap

A less high profile but very nice upscale boutique hotel slightly away from the town centre en route to the temples. Read more

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Heritage Suites, Siem Reap
Off the River Rd near Wat Polanka, Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855-63-969100

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Horizons Cambodia, Siem Reap

Newly opened small guest house style hotel in a quiet street off Wat Bo. Good location and good value for money. Run by an... Read more

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Horizons Cambodia, Siem Reap
Street 23 Wat Bo, Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 63 963800

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La Niche d'Angkor Hotel, Siem Reap

La Niche d'Angkor is a cosy 36 room, locally owned, boutique style hotel in a central Siem Reap location. Read more

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La Niche d'Angkor Hotel, Siem Reap
Wat Bo Road, Wat Bo Village, Salakamroeuk Commune, Siem Reap
+855-63 968 978

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Lynnaya Urban Resort, Siem Reap

Lynnaya Urban Resort is a handsome design resort of 46 rooms in a picturesque riverside location close by Siem Reap town. Read more

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Lynnaya Urban Resort, Siem Reap
Street 20 Krong Siem Reap
+855 63 96 77 55

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Pages Rooms, Siem Reap

Lovely boutique hotel down a quiet street in the Wat Bo area. Architect designed, cool comfortable rooms and well priced. Read more

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Pages Rooms, Siem Reap
Street 24, Wat Bo,, Siem Reap

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Park Hyatt Hotel, Siem Reap

The Park Hyatt Siem Reap opened in 2013 and takes over from where the uber-cool Hotel de la Paix left off. Read more

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Park Hyatt Hotel, Siem Reap
Sivutha Boulevard, Siem Reap - right downtown
+855 6321 1234

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Phum Baitang Resort, Siem Reap

A lot of work and a lot of money have gone into the creation of so much simplicity at Phum Baitang. It looks like a traditional... Read more

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Phum Baitang Resort, Siem Reap
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River Bay Villa, Siem Reap

River Bay Villa is a cosy little 14 room hotel right by the river between Siem Reap town and the Angkor temples. Read more

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River Bay Villa, Siem Reap
No. 0123, Traing Village, Group 3, Siem Reap
(+855) 63 962 952

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Sala Lodges, Siem Reap

Sala Lodges is a collection of 11 stunning, simple, spacious traditional Khmer wooden houses just outside of Siem Reap town. Read more

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Sala Lodges, Siem Reap
Salakomreuk no. 498, Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 95 838 799

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Shinta Mani Angkor, Siem Reap

The Shanta Mani Angkor is the latest incarnation of the Shinta Mani Resort. From memory, this is the third name this cool,... Read more

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Shinta Mani Angkor, Siem Reap
Junction of Oum Khun and 14th Street, Siem Reap
+855 63 761 998

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Victoria Angkor Resort, Siem Reap

A delightful French colonial style recreation right by the Raffles. While the Victoria may be a replica, it throws down a... Read more

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Victoria Angkor Resort, Siem Reap
Central Park, 
Siem Reap, 
Kingdom of Cambodia
Tel: + 855 63 760 428

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