Without doubt the most stylish hotel in Siem Reap, perfect for those who want to see Angkor in the lap of luxury.
Sala Lodges takes inspiration from the traditional wooden houses found throughout Cambodia's countryside, and the property's handful of stilted houses were spotted in rural Cambodian villages, dismantled, transported and beautifully restored to offer extremely comfortable and truly authentic accommodation for guests. Each house has its own special history and architecture, and their varying sizes mean that they can accommodate up to two, three, four or five guests. The property's spacious communal areas provide a contrast to these rustic-style houses, offering contemporary and relaxing spaces where guests can unwind and socialise.
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The traditionally-styled houses are each individually designed to reflect Cambodia’s rich history and heritage, and are spread across the property's grounds. They each have their own unique name and history, linking guests to Cambodia's rural past. Inside, the buildings are very spacious and beautifully decorated using local materials and crafts. All feature en suite bathrooms with rain showers, air conditioning, mosquito nets and private balconies, as well as free Wi-Fi access, tea/coffee making facilities and minibars. Varying in size, some of the houses are specially designed for larger groups or families, featuring two bedrooms and sofa beds.
Situated within walking distance of central Siem Reap, including its markets and the renowned Pub Street, Sala Lodges is located on the other side of the river where quieter village life is still present.
Food and drink
Contemporary in style, the Monolith restaurant and bar provides guests with an authentic dining experience in the grounds of the hotel. The food is a mix of Eastern and Western flavours, with a few local specials on offer each day. The signature cocktails and international wine list also provide guests with a wide selection drinks.
Babysitting services available, and the larger houses can accommodate up to three, four or five guests.
Facilities and activities
Guests can make use of the 20 metre outdoor swimming pool, in room massage service and library. There's also a games and multimedia library and a shop. The lodge offers bicycle hire should you wish to explore the local area at your own pace, and a laundry service is available.
Sala Lodges offers relaxation in unique traditional Khmer surroundings. Although the property is around a kilometre away from the centre of Siem Reap, the facilities on offer are of an extremely high standard and the peaceful environment allows guests to relax after a day of exploring.
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.
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.
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 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.