Refined style and elegance characterise King Norodom Sihanouk’s former guest villa. Set in the lively city Siem Reap, cultural capital of Cambodia, the luxurious Amansara Hotel was designed in 1962 by the French architect Laurent Mondet by the order of the king to serve as a stately residence for royal guests.
Today, the Amansara is open to the general public but the superbly comfortable twenty four suites still accommodate distinguished guests. The open architecture, the suite’s private courtyards
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and the crisp design are the stately hotel’s hallmark features.
Moreover, the location is just perfect: The celebrated UNESCO world heritage site Angkor Wat is located at a mere ten minutes’ distance. The Amansara is the perfect, not too humble base camp to explore the Khmer culture’s heritage and the magnificent Angkor Wat ruins.
At the heart of the resort lies the circular restaurant with its soaring seven metres high ceiling and wonderful shaded terrace. The highly commendable cuisine excels at both traditional Cambodian fare as well as occidental classics. The well-stocked wine cellar provides just the right bottled treasure to complement the meal.
Having dined and wined, retreat to the Roof Terrace for a stiff digestive or a leisurely long-drink. The Roof Terrace also serves a delightful lunch in an elegantly airy ambience.
Step into the cosy library and run your finger down the long shelves full of books, magazines, newspapers, CDs and board games. Relish the quiet flair and take the time to burry yourself in a gripping novel or to do some research on the Khmer culture and the majestic Angkor Wat ruins.
No less than two swimming pools invite you to take a refreshing break. Set right next to the sundeck, the 17 metres long, curved pool invites you to cool off in all style. The second, 25 by 5 metres long pool is just right for a doing a few easy laps.
Certainly, the Amansara Hotel would not be complete without its four elegant treatment rooms: Choose one of the sophisticated massages or beauty sessions and follow the treatment up with a few minutes in the steam bath or the relaxation room.
The Amansara Hotel has it all: the historic background, the fantastic setting in Siem Reap, the superbly luxurious suites and the first-class service to go with it all. Everything is in place. Welcome to Cambodia!
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