The One Hotel Angkor, Siem Reap
Tel: 855 12 755 311
Concierge.com's insider take:
This tasteful hideaway on a tiled, pedestrian-only lane between Pub Street and Psar Chas (Old Market) couldn't be more romanticor exclusive: There's only one room. The minimalist suite is well-appointed, with hand-woven silk pillows, a custom-built king-size bed, and capacious shower and tub, topped by a terrace with a daybed and open-air Jacuzzi. The waiter, Sima Sen, will set out breakfast (omelet, flaky croissants, and coffee) on the rooftop of this former private row house overlooking the town's colonial quarter. Three additional staff members, whom you'll also see working at owner Martin Dishman's Linga Bar, attend to every other wish. Outside, the Passage is springing to life with new restaurants and art galleries. When you weary of shopping the nearby market and traipsing about the ruins, local temples, and villages on The One's customized tours, retreat to this air-conditioned iPod- and flat-screen-equipped cocoon.
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:Guests can be assured of total attention: The sole accommodation sits atop a bistro in a French colonial town house that includes a rooftop terrace with a queen-sized daybed, an outdoor shower, and a swanky whirlpool. The 360-square-foot bedroom's centerpiece, a modernist sleigh bed, dominates the high-ceilinged space, and an iBook, an iPod, and a mobile phone are provided. The sleek terrazzo bathroom gets lots of natural light from the back garden. Clear double panes in the main room block the neighborhood noise from late-night revelers in this artsy part of town. Staff are all alums of the local training institute for Cambodian youth, and the bistro's chef proves a prodigy for his innovative Cambodian cooking. 2006 Hot List
When to go: January through March are coolest.
Which room to book: There's only one (doubles, $250).
Amenities: 24-hour Room Service