FCC Angkor, Siem Reap - review by Rusty Compass
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FCC Angkor, Siem Reap

| 02 Apr 2012

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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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Price guide: Around US$120 per night

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02 Apr 2012

FCC Resort and Spa may have been the first genuine boutique hotel in Siem Reap and its historic setting, stylish design and spacious green grounds make it a popular choice for travellers. Its connection with one of the town's most successful restaurants and watering holes makes it a destination in its own right.

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Set in the grounds of the French era governor’s residence, the FCC Angkor is located right behind the local royal residence. FCC stands for Foreign Correspondent’s Club - the FCC Angkor is the offspring of the popular bar / eatery and small hotel in Phnom Penh of the same name. Neither establishment has anything more than the most tenuous connection to foreign correspondents. The original Phnom Penh bar was a popular spot for visiting foreign journalists during the UN peace mission in Cambodia in the early 1990s and from there the name was born.


Location


Photo: Mark BowyerFCC Angkor

FCC Angkor is located right on the Siem Reap river in stunning serene grounds on the main road to the temples of Angkor. It enjoys good access both to Siem Reap town and the temples.


Architecture, Ambience and People

The FCC is a designer boutique hotel that successfully combines some older deco elements with modern clean lines and minimalist decoration - all very tastefully done. Set in spacious grounds with plenty of tree cover and greenery, the centre piece structure of the block is the popular restaurant of the same name and its accompanying galleries and boutiques.

The hotel’s 29 rooms and 2 suites are discreetly placed behind the main building. Rooms are a good size. Some rooms look directly across into the neighbour’s space so you may be better off requesting an upstairs room or one looking over the pool.

The two suites are a good option for families.

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Photo: Mark BowyerFCC Angkor

The salt water pool is a nice touch but seems far more narrow than it should be. We were told this was so that the spectacular trees on the site were left untouched.

Staff are very helpful and friendly adding to the low key warmth of the place.

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