Nestled in midst of an inner-city jungle, the beautiful resort of Belmond is perfectly placed to ensure the most relaxing getaway in the sensational city of Siem Reap.
The hotel is surrounded by lush green trees stretching in and around the property, with bamboo hanging over the walkways, creating the illusion of a luxurious forest right in the urban streets of the city.
The hotel itself has many amenities and facilities, including a spa, two restaurants, a bar, library, fitness centre, and offers a variety of tours of Siem Reap to guarantee the ultimate Cambodian experience.
There are a total of 59 suites, including Garden Junior Suites (69m²), Poolside Junior Suites (69m²) with direct pool access, Deluxe Studio Suites (90m²), and a Deluxe One Bedroom Poolside Suite (123m²). All rooms are spacious and open-plan with clean-cut surfaces, capacious, soft beds, walk-in cupboards and deep, sinking baths. There is 24-hour room service, a fully stocked mini-bar, comfortable robes, and a fresh fruit plate, full of the delightful flavors of Cambodian fruit.
‘Circle’ is the stand-alone restaurant. The menu is filled with traditional Khmer dishes, cooked and served in modern fashion. Only the freshest local ingredients are used, that are found in local markets. The main attractions are the set menus, one consisting of 5-courses and the other of 7-courses. Each dish is meticulously prepared and overflows with tones of Khmer flavors. The menus can be enjoyed with wine specifically paired to compliment each dish perfectly.
The restaurant is open all day and has a prodigious breakfast buffet full of fresh dishes, cooked with Khmer flair. Guests can also take part in a private or group cooking class with some of the best Khmer chefs. One of the chefs takes guests to the traditional market, Phase Leu, where they will choose the fresh produce and step into an authentic Khmer dining experience.
‘Ember’ is the second more intimate restaurant located at the hotel, that’s open for lunch and dinner. The menu offers a variety of European dishes, homemade bread and woodfire oven pizzas, all made with fresh and inspired flavor combinations.
Evenings can be spent in the Martini Bar upstairs, with bold, wooden designs and is completely open air. The space is filled with vibrant artwork and elegant lighting. The biggest attraction lies on the pages of the menu. With 25 signature vodka and gin martinis, made with fresh and daring ingredients, in addition to a wildly adventurous cocktail menu, there is no limit to what delights the evening will bring. If cocktails are not your poison of choice, the bar also offers a great variety of whiskey, gin, liquor, tequila, wine, sombai, sake and beer. The atmosphere is sophisticated and relaxed, with comfortable and spacious seating arrangements that guests can unwind in while enjoying the tantalizing tapas menu.
Kongkea Spa offers guests the space to soften and unfurl during one of the many treatments on the menu. There are options for couples as well as singles, and the therapists provide unique treatments blending Asian healing techniques with age-old beauty recipes featuring the curative benefits of fresh, natural, and quality ingredients. All products are all natural, cruelty-free and vegan. The setting of calming orange lighting and cream walls allow a soothing ambient setting for ultimate tranquillity.
One of the main attractions at the hotel is the extensive pool that stretches along the lush green trees, surrounded by sun loungers and comfortable deckchairs. With 36m in length and 7.6m in width, the vastness in size allows for the feeling of a swim on a remote island, where no one is around. There is all the space and luxury for guests to feel a complete escape from all the stress of everyday life.
For guests who prefer a more active form of relaxation, there is a modern fitness centre with treadmills, stationary bicycles, a rowing machine, mats and dumbells. If guests prefer leisurely pleasures, there are lovely shops with beautiful silks, clothing, jewellery, cosmetic products, and souvenirs.
Belmond not only offers the most opulent setting and luxuries but also allows guests to have the ultimate destination holiday by providing activities and tours like no other.
There are complimentary daily activities from Monday through to Friday. The list includes blessings from the monks, trips to the market, lotus and craft tours, cocktail soirees, boules, pagoda tours, and movie nights.
There is also a list of concierge recommendations including but not limited to exploring the treasures of Angkor Wat in either a full, half day tour or sunrise tour.
Guests can venture off the beaten track for a full day tour to either Koh Ker and the Beng Mealea, Kulen Mountain or Kbal Spean. There are Tonle Sap tours on the river. Guests can experience the unique life on Tonle Sap lake by exploring the floating village, visiting a silk farm and embracing special moments with the locals. Kampong Pluk is located south of the Rolous temple group where guests can venture on an enjoyable boat trip to witness the fishermen’s daily routine, and feast at a floating restaurant. There is also a full day tour through the floating village of Kompong Kleang.
Exciting adventurous tours are also available for guests to enjoy. Rent a Vespa and cruise through the countryside, explore Siem Reap after dark, or discover the hidden temples beyond Angkor. Guests can witness the majesty of Angkor from the skies by helicopter, zap through the air on the only zipline in Cambodia or cycle through the trails around the Angkor Temples on a full day tour.
For guests that are looking for a memorable dining experience, there are a few very unique options available. Guests can enjoy a starter and main course at Ember before witnessing and being swept away by Phare the Cambodian Circus - where performers use theatre, music, dance and modern circus skills to tell poignant Cambodian stories. The evening ends with desserts back at the hotel.
Romantic evenings can be enjoyed with a private dinner at the pool, or a private picnic at a dreamy spot around town. Guests can take a guided tour of Siem Reap’s restaurant scene by hopping on a tuk-tuk and enjoying five different courses at five different restaurants.
Belmond La Residence d’Angkor is the ultimate grand getaway where ancient tradition meets contemporary style, where guests can be enveloped by the lush green environment, a lavish spa and saltwater pool, as well as enjoying the fine dining experience, all while being in the comfort of sumptuous luxury.