Without doubt the most stylish hotel in Siem Reap, perfect for those who want to see Angkor in the lap of luxury.
Jaya House River Park
Set in a tranquil location overlooking the Siem Reap River, Jaya House River Park sits just outside the bustling streets of the city. The stylish boutique hotel is surrounded by mature trees and has a tropical hanging garden with swinging day beds for afternoon relaxation.
Inside, the sleek, contemporary style in a monochromatic palette oozes understated elegance. Artworks by students at the local Small Art School, one of a number of charities supported by the hotel, hang on the walls, fresh flowers add a splash of vibrancy, and the attentive and discreet staff make guests feel right at home.
The 36 spacious rooms are decked out with dark woods, bright white walls and linens, large portraits, and cool grey fabrics with black and white touches. Two swimming pools and a spa provide ample space for relaxation, while the all-day-dining restaurant serves both Western and Khmer cuisine. A terrace bar overlooking the gardens provides good views as you unwind with a drink after a day exploring the nearby temples.
The hotel is a five minute drive from central Siem Reap or the Angkor temples with a complimentary tuk-tuk provided for guests.
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Understated and refined, the rooms are spacious and bright and continue the monochromatic theme of the rest of the hotel with black, white or grey fabrics, dark woods and arresting portraits on the walls. Each room has either a balcony or direct garden and pool access as well as Bluetooth connectivity, free Wi-Fi, a coffee machine and handmade and home-grown teas. Junior Suites have a separate living area and some have an outdoor shower, while Junior Pool Suites have a private plunge pool. Fresh flowers, pillow-top mattresses and a complimentary minibar ensure great comfort.
The hotel sits among mature trees in a quiet area just outside Siem Reap in the direction of the Angkor temples. It's a five minute tuk-tuk ride into the heart of Siem Reap or to the entrance to the World Heritage Site. The airport is a 15 minute drive away. The hotel provides a personal and complimentary tuk-tuk driver for guests which includes airport pickup.
Food and Drink
Breakfast consists of a buffet of fresh fruit, pastries, breads and cakes alongside an à la carte menu of hot dishes available to order. Later in the day the restaurant serves local seasonal dishes and international fare with a Khmer twist. Alternatively, a five minute drive will take you into the heart of Siem Reap where there is a wide range of restaurants.
Children are made very welcome with children's activities, babysitting and interconnecting rooms all available.
Facilities and Activities
There are two swimming pools to choose from including a large, glittering pool in the central courtyard which is lined with silver tiles. The small spa offers a range of treatments and has a teak-lined steam room.
Environmental and Social Responsibility
The hotel has a strong environmental and social focus and supports a number of NGOs working to support local artists, musicians, children, landmine victims and wildlife. It spearheads a successful tree-planting scheme and has made the property plastic-free.
Situated around 5 minutes from central Siem Reap, Jaya House is a pioneering 'plastic free' hotel with a real focus on outstanding inclusive service.
Siem Reap itinerary suggestions
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.
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An excellent and stylish hotel option for those who want something more refined whilst in town.
This charming, intimate hotel is set alongside its delightful sister property, the Hanuman Alaya Boutique Residence. The spacious rooms are tastefully decorated with Cambodian artefacts and the friendly staff are always willing to help in any way they can.
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.