Opened in 1932, the Raffles Grand d’Angkor has survived all the vagaries of recent Cambodian history and has hosted luminaries such as Charlie Chaplin, Somerset Maugham and the Clintons. It remains both a heritage landmark and a truly grand luxury hotel with state-of-the-art amenities. Conveniently located near Cambodia's majestic Angkor Wat temple complex, Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor makes a perfect starting point to experience Siem Reap.
There are 119 rooms and suited divided between two wings. The rooms are compact and faultless. Dark-wood floors, historic prints on the walls, immaculate antique furnishings including retro desk lamps and huge comfortable double or twin beds with views over the Royal Gardens or the pool make for a relaxing stay.
The State Rooms in the hotel's new wing provide a comfortable balance of modernity and classical elegance with views over the lush gardens or pool. Landmark Rooms are in the main building and are art deco-inspired with memorabilia and artefacts reminiscent of the Golden Age of Travel adorning the rooms. Studio Suites are perfect for those who want to feel at home - with desk areas, pantries and superior stereo systems. The four Personality Suites have private balconies and have been decorated in association with well-known luminaries associated with the hotel. The Cabana Suites are truly unique - surrounding the pool these suites have two bathrooms, four poster beds and generously sized private terraces overlooking the pool and lush tropical gardens.
The Raffles is one of Siem Reap’s major landmarks, half way between downtown and the Angkor Archaeological Park, facing the Royal Gardens in the leafy French Quarter and close to the Siem Reap River.
FOOD & DRINK
There are many choices of food and drinks, from fining dining atmosphere to some delicious snacks:
Restaurant Le Grand showcases Royal Khymer cuisine and Western fine dining. The Conservatory is best known for traditional afternoon tea but why not enjoy a cocktail or aperitif in the evening. Enjoy a performance by Cambodian dances and Khmer martial arts with a selection of pan-Asian barbeque cuisine at Apsara Terrace. Or find yourself a perfect cocktail or snack at Poolside Terrace. Enjoy the signature champagne breakfast at Café d'Angkor. Asian and Continental dishes for lunch and dinner can be enjoyed alfresco on the patio overlooking the pool or indoors at Café De’ Angkor. Well-known wines are find at The Elephant Bar and the Wine Cell.
Service is formal, uniformed and very prompt without being intrusive. Facilities are straightforward and excellent — the pool is the largest in Cambodia. Guests can use a well-equipped gym and there’s a top-of-the-range spa with six treatment rooms. Once a week, there’s a wine and cheese workshop for budding sommeliers and the hotel also offers cooking classes to its guests.