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Jaya House River Park

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. 

Our rating: First Class

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Rooms

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.

Location

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.

Families

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.

Our opinion

Situated around 5 minutes from central Siem Reap, Jaya House is a pioneering 'plastic free' hotel with a real focus on outstanding inclusive service.

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