Nestled in Angkor of Siem Reap in Cambodia, this is an imperial resort that offers a totally unique stay experience. It would not be wrong to say that this resort is the Siem Reap’s most elegant architectural piece whose each part and corner carefully preserves the Khmer structural design. Previously, Amansara was the guest abode of King Sihanouk and it continues its decent tradition even today by welcoming the popular and pious for a rich boutique like stay. And yes, it is also a famous destination for the pilgrims too who are on their way to the famous temples in Angkor. This masterpiece of sixties is no less than a joy obtained from the peaceful days of the Khmer regime. Nestled in the setting that is an elite garden enclave, the resort promises to offer you the most unmatchable stay irrespective of how many days you stay here.
Speaking about its rooms, there are 24 suites of which 12 are with the pools. The rate ranges from $750 to $1000 along with an additional charge of $100 as half-board fee per night. These charges include breakfast, temple visits, lunch or dinner with local drinks, and airport shifts. However, the half-board charge is exclusive of the offered wines, finest spirits, champagne; or the passes required to enter the temples, which are available for $20 per day or $40 if you want to visit continuously for three days. However, on all these rates, you should expect an additional cost of 13.4% tax and 10% service charge.
Among the amenities, you can expect a library equipped with an iMac, CDs, spa, gallery, games, and free WiFi access. In addition, in rooms, you can expect a stereo system, iPod deck, secret drawer offering useful items such as flashlights and adaptors, and a small bar. Talking about the poolside, you have two options to choose from. One is the arched slate pool offering cool pergola and reclining seats and the other is the novel lap pool of 25 m for careful activities. And if you have taken a suite with a pool, then you actually have three pool options in your hand. The check-out time is midday, but adjustment can be done as per the availability. Normally, the check-in time is 2 pm in the afternoon.
For children, cots are given for free. And yes, additional beds for younger children are available for $100 per night with a tax and service charge. However, kindly note that you are not permitted to smoke in any of its suites or in the restaurant.
All the rooms here exhibit a subtle Indochinese pattern and that each of them is spacious. There are glass doors that take you into private courtyards and pools. Suite 1 is located very near to the restaurant and swimming pool. If you want to go for a pool suite, look for 19 or 20 suite numbers. These are also located close to the 25 m pool. Talking about the earliest rooms, suite 4 offers the biggest courtyard.
The spa here offers Cambodian treatments via natural and organic items. There are four relaxing rooms for therapies adorned with dark and white wood. Each of these rooms has a private space for relaxing in a steam bath and chilling in the vistas of a reflection pond and bas-relief.
The Dining Room is really a stunning architectural design where the soaring ceiling is the main highlight. It was formerly utilized as the screening room for the monarch. The entire restaurant is spherical in shape that gives you the views of all directions and offers an alfresco feast besides the pool. You can also taste the local favorite dishes.
It is recommended that you should not wear anything that is showy. Otherwise, you will stand out amidst black and white surrounds. Looking for the best table? Lunch can be ideally taken alongside the pool or you can simply have room service by your own pool in the suite. At night, a table atop the Roof Terrace with a barbecue is superb as you enjoy the views of the original wing. The restaurant is open any time to keep you serving all the time as if you are at home.
You can avail the room service after 4.30 am in the morning until 12.00 am (midnight) offering all menus.