Without doubt the most stylish hotel in Siem Reap, perfect for those who want to see Angkor in the lap of luxury.
The Hanuman Alaya Villa is a charming boutique hotel that's full of character. Its spacious rooms are tastefully decorated, combining Cambodian artefacts with teak fittings and whitewashed walls to create a truly charismatic setting. The small pool and garden area offers the perfect place for guests to relax after touring the temples; whilst the Buddha Spa is available for those who truly wish to unwind during their stay. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner; notably including a set menu option for those wishing to taste a few of the culinary delights on offer in Cambodia. Guests are also welcome to use the pool, spa and restaurant facilities at the sister property, Hanuman Alaya Boutique Residence.
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Accommodation is spacious and well decorated throughout, featuring a range of amenities including air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, TVs, safes, hairdryers, minibars and tea/coffee making facilities. All en suite, the bathrooms feature a separate bathtub and walk-in shower area.
Guests can choose from four room and suite categories. The Deluxe rooms are located on the ground and first floors, featuring double or twin beds, while the more spacious Deluxe Suite rooms have a seating area and can fit additional roll-away beds for families. Larger still is the Pool View Suite, which is located on the first floor with a balcony overlooking the pool, while the Terrace Suite on the ground floor comes with a private furnished terrace.
The hotel is set along the river on the edge of town, just a short tuk-tuk ride from the centre. Its location allows it to provide guests with a peaceful oasis away from the hustle and bustle of Siem Reap and is the ideal place to relax and recuperate after exploring the many sights that the area has to offer.
Food and drink
Reahoo Restaurant serves breakfast each morning consisting of both Western and Asian food. It also serves lunch and dinner, with an à la carte menu featuring Western and Cambodian food. A set menu option is also served of Khmer food for those wishing to sample the culinary delights of the country. Meanwhile, Asura Bar serves refreshing cocktails and other beverages in a relaxing setting.
Those looking to celebrate a special event will be well-catered for at the Hanuman Villa and the staff are on hand to provide additional special touches to your stay, including fresh flowers on arrival. You can also book at couples' spa experience.
Facilities and activities
Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool graduating from 0.5 to 1.8 metres, a spa and a lounge with a library of books. A laundry service is available for an additional charge and guests are treated to a welcome drink and fruit on arrival. The hotel provides a money exchange for dollars only and can arrange tuk-tuk rides and trips to the temples, as well as offering bicycle hire.
This friendly and charming boutique hotel offers a fantastic characterful option for a stay in Siem Reap, as well as providing tremendous value for money.
Siem Reap tour ideas
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Belmond La Residence d’Angkor exudes understated luxury and is definitely among the most stylish options in Siem Reap. A firm Audley favourite.
An excellent and stylish hotel option for those who want something more refined whilst in town.
A chic boutique hotel in a quiet location just outside Siem Reap, Jaya Park River House offers stylish rooms and easy access to the Angkor temples while also supporting local charities and environmental concerns.
Set on the eastern side of the Siem Reap River and just a short walk away from local markets, the Maison Polanka comprises of two stilted villas set among lush tropical gardens.
Situated on a quiet residential side street just a two-minute tuk tuk ride away from the middle of town, this charming boutique property offers excellent value for money.
The Park Hyatt is a deluxe boutique hotel situated within close proximity to the ancient temples of Angkor Wat. The art deco inspired design is complemented by strong Khmer influences that embrace the future while respecting the past.
This elegant retreat is set among eight hectares of lush tropical gardens around fifteen minutes away from downtown Siem Reap. The beautiful setting, serene atmosphere and excellent facilities will allow guests to experience the wonders of Siem Reap at a truly relaxing pace.
Located ten minutes from the majestic temples of Angkor, the Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor is a Siem Reap landmark. Its charming colonial style and high standard of service makes it a great option for your time here.
The traditional Cambodian houses at Sala Lodges have been beautifully restored to offer guests a unique and peaceful hideaway, just a short distance from central Siem Reap.
The most contemporary option in Siem Reap, the Shinta Mani Angkor is infused with innovative design and modern art touches that make this well located hotel like no other.
This stylish, modern resort stands in a central location within walking distance of the Old Market, cafés and bars, offering the perfect location to explore Siem Reap and the surrounding Temples.
Exuding the air of an exclusive 1950s bolthole where diplomats and the cognoscenti might meet, Viroth's Hotel offers vintage styling and an air of understated glamour. The chic decor, large pool and quiet location make it an appealing base.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Believed to be the world's largest religious building, this temple is the perfect fusion of symbolism and symmetry and a source of pride and strength to all Khmers. Watching the sun set, sat on one of the temples ancient walls is a magical experience.
This excursion is not only a great birdwatching opportunity but also offers a fascinating insight into life on the lake. The village of Prek Toal is one of the largest floating villages on the lake.
Join a Cambodian chef and go shopping at the local market for fresh locally-grown ingredients. You explore several classic Khmer dishes and enjoy tasting the end result at a traditional Khmer style luncheon. The class takes three to four hours.
Travel southeast to one of the largest and least-visited villages on the Tonle Sap Lake, Kompong Khleang, about 55km from Siem Reap. It has a population of about 10,000 people, all of whom make a living from the fishing industry.
For those with a keen interest in photography and wanting to get the best of their time at the temples in Cambodia, this trip has been designed to help you do just that. All levels of skill are welcome.
Follow your guide into the countryside immediately surrounding Siem Reap for an insight into a different side of Cambodia seeing how local people live and taking in the rural scenery.