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Hotel Be Angkor, Siem Reap

$199 or less
Cambodia, Asia: A guest room at the Hotel Be Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Old Market Area
Siem Reap
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:

Located in a renovated shophouse alongside sister property the One Hotel in the middle of Siem Reap's nightlife district, the three-room Hotel Be is more casual than its neighbor but no less interesting. Guests access the hotel through Aha, a hip tapas café that also serves the hotel's breakfast and will deliver meals day into night. The three guest rooms are beautifully rendered, and decorated with works by Siem Reap–based artists. The Saffron Room, accessible by an interior bridge, is filled with the funky monk-themed artwork of Filipino artist Loven Ramos. Its sunlit living area features a Bose iPod docking station and stylish loungers, while double-glaze laminated glass provides soundproofing. Plenty of closet space and an expansive sunken rain shower enhance this room's good value. All accommodations come with modern essentials like Wi-Fi and a 32-inch flat-screen television; those in search of Siem Reap's low-tech offerings can tour the food market with a Khmer-speaking French chef.

—2008 Hot List

When to go: December to March has the least rain (but the most tourists).

Which room to book: For lovers of sculpture, the Bamboo Room; painting, the Saffron Room; and photography, the Sepia Room.

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