Belmond La Residence d'Angkor - review by Rusty Compass
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Belmond La Residence d'Angkor

| 09 Feb 2015


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


Price guide: From around US$250

Our rating
09 Feb 2015

It's been through a few name and management changes but Belmond La Residence d'Angkor, the first deluxe resort-style property to open in Siem Reap, remains one of the most beautiful luxury bases for a visit to Angkor.

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Belmond La Residence d'Angkor is beautiful in design from the Khmer style timber structure, lush palm lined gardens, to the large bright rooms.

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Photo: Mark BowyerLa Residence d'Angkor, Siem Reap


In a relatively quiet urban location downtown by the river. Easy access on foot to the restaurants, bars and shopping of the centre. Temples of Angkor are 7kms away or around 15 minutes by tuk tuk or car.

Architecture, ambience and people

The Belmond La Residence d'Angkor is one of Siem Reap’s most beautiful hotels - and that’s a big call. Open airy spaces, stunning timbers and a picturesque courtyard in which the pool is set, create a wonderfully cosy place to stay. The only disappointment is that this natural resort style creation seems to have been compressed into the slightly incongruous downtown urban fray. Once inside the resort though, you’re likely to forget that.

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Photo: Mark BowyerLa Residence d'Angkor, Siem Reap

Rooms are amongst the nicest in town with timber floors, tasteful local fabrics and generous bathrooms. The old televisions look clumsy.

Staff have a friendly relaxed efficiency that perfectly suits the space.


Free wifi, saltwater pool, spa, small gym, cable TV (many rooms still using old style TVs) and more.

Mark Bowyer
Mark Bowyer is the founder and publisher of Rusty Compass.
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