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Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor, Siem Reap

Editor's Pick
Cambodia, Asia: royal bathing pools at Angkor inspired the design of the 115-foot pool at the Raffles
1 Vithei Charles de Gaulle
Khum Svay Dang Kum
Siem Reap
Tel: 855 63 963 888's insider take:

The attractive Art Deco decor is probably this famed hotel's greatest draw. Definitely don't bother staying here if you can't get one of the "landmark" rooms in the original section (that was recently renovated), many of which overlook the lush, landscaped gardens. The new wing is fairly charm-free, with rooms that are noticeably smaller than those in the main house. But do stop by to have a Sidecar in the classically "IndoChine-Style" Elephant Bar, and then stick around for one of the best Apsara (classical Khmer dance) performances in town.

From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
Overall Score: 88.1
  • Design: 89.7
  • Food: 82.6
  • Location: 92.9
  • Rooms: 83.6
  • Service: 91.6
This red-roofed French colonial property with manicured gardens also has Art Deco and Khmer influences. Many rooms come with four-poster beds, claw-foot tubs, and private patios but "aren't really five star." Restaurant Le Grand has a collection of thirteenth-century ceramics and does classic Cambodian dishes. "Expect consistently good service."

(119 rooms)
—2011 Gold List

Amenities: Pool, Spa, Tennis

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