World's Best Hotels 2013
Courtesy of Amanresorts
No. 35 Amansara Siem Reap, Cambodia
Within a garden compound 10 minutes from the Angkor Wat temples, this former guesthouse for Cambodian king Norodom Sihanouk treats its visitors like royalty—the staff-to-guest ratio is about four to one. Half of the 24 stucco and timber suites surround a lush central courtyard; the other dozen feature private plunge pools. Our favorite amenity: guests coming back from the temples will find a personally drawn bath with floating lotus flowers.