Authentic and enchanting, Sala Lodges resembles a rural Cambodian village. This unique collection of lodges features eleven traditional Khmer wooden houses on stilts, collected from villages in the Cambodian countryside and lovingly rebuilt and restored in the countryside just a mile outside Siem Reap.
Amid mature gardens of sugar palm and banana plants and with views across palm trees and rice paddies, the rustic rooms boast high ceilings, sprawling verandas, wooden furniture and handmade fabrics. Contrasting with the slick and contemporary style of the reception, restaurant, bar and swimming pool this resort is intimate, romantic and unusual.
These characterful homes are rustic in style, with exposed wood interiors, beams and wooden floors (and non-smoking, obviously), but with the addition of luxurious bathroom fittings, crisp linens and design details created by local artisans. All houses are air-conditioned, and also include mosquito nets, tea and coffee facilities, Wi-Fi and minibar. Sala Lodges is a peaceful retreat in which to while away hours on a terrace overlooking rice fields, or lounging by the frangipani shaded pool, but if the sound of silence becomes too much, TV's and DVD players can be requested.
- Suit Lodge 1 Bed: The lodge features traditional furnishings and a private balcony. They are fully air conditioned and feature a comfortable seating area and a modern bathroom. Size is 90 m2.
- Suite Lodge 2 Bed: Featuring antique furnishings and a seating area, the air-conditioned lodge offers two bedrooms fitted with mosquito netting. Rooms have a separate entrance and a private terrace. Each bathroom comes with a rain shower.
Located in a calm residential area, yet only a 3-minute tuk tuk ride from the city center, the lively Pub Street and Old Market are both within walking distance, whilst the magnificent Angkor Wat is a 12-minute drive. Siem Reap International Airport is 14km away.
FOOD & DRINK
The Monolith restaurant and bar is striking with its contemporary and pure lines. This light and airy space offers a magnificent view of the traditional Khmer houses of Sala Lodges. The chef and his team lovingly cook ingredients which subtly combine eastern and western flavors. Each day at dawn, a cook goes to the local markets in search of the best products.
A sunset cocktail can be enjoyed at Monolith, or nestled into the folds of the open air lounge chairs.
There is a nice pool nested in the green garden where you can totally relax after a day sightseeing the temples and places around. The garden itself is also where most of the green and spices served in the restaurants are grown.