Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa
P.O. Box 93145
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Attentive service and eccentric period touches such as a cage elevator and three vintage Citroëns set this 130-room hotel apart from Siem Reap’s other colonial-luxe offerings. A 10- to 15-minute tuk-tuk ride from Angkor’s famed temple complex, this family-friendly resort has plenty of on-site attractions, including a spa with traditional treatments, a large saltwater pool set in a lush tropical garden, and even a pond filled with caimans. (Feeding times are popular with younger guests.) Handwoven bedspreads, oil paintings of jungle life, and private balconies rescue the superior and deluxe rooms from the cookie-cutter colonial aesthetic. Filled with plump silk cushions, four-poster beds, and artifacts from around the world, the individually themed suites are worth the splurge. The hotel pays close attention to detail, from the expertly made cocktails at its L’Explorateur bar to the well-stocked gift shop.
Room to Book:
The Plantation Suite or Pierre Loti Suite, which have views of the pool and well-appointed sitting rooms.
Take one of the Citroëns for a spin around town or a tour of the ruins. The staff will even pack a picnic for you.