Without doubt the most stylish hotel in Siem Reap, perfect for those who want to see Angkor in the lap of luxury.
Sleek, chic and urbane, Viroth's Hotel is set in a clean-cut contemporary building that echoes the sharp lines and uncluttered style of the Modernist era. Inside, mid-century styling with vintage furniture, dark terrazzo floors, a curvaceous feature staircase and splashes of teal or mustard give an air of retro-chic.
The hotel is set around a leafy central courtyard with the lobby, bar, restaurant and rooms overlooking the large pool which sits at its heart. The 35 rooms are understated but stylish with dark floors set against white walls and linens, teak furniture and carefully-chosen local curios. All have a private balcony.
The glass-enclosed restaurant spills out onto a leafy terrace and serves both seasonal Khmer cuisine and international dishes, while the buzzy bar is a glamorous place to hang out with a cocktail. The hotel also has a gym and a small spa with three treatment rooms, while the intimate library and lounge make a stylish retreat to for a quiet drink.
Viroth's Hotel is conveniently located on a quiet street in the up-and-coming Wat Bo area. It's a short walk to the river and across the bridge to central Siem Reap and the bustling bars and restaurants of the Old Market area await.
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The chic, unfussy rooms feature the same retro styling as the rest of the hotel with stark white walls and linens set against dark floors and mid-century furniture. Accents of teal, mustard, olive or a dusky russet in the soft furnishings add a dash of understated zeal, while carefully-staged curios, carvings, pots or trunks add individual style. The shower rooms are compact but well equipped, while the suites are far more spacious and have a bath as well as shower. All rooms have a private balcony, satellite TV, air conditioning, coffee machine and complimentary Wi-Fi.
The hotel sits on quiet street in the up-and-coming Wat Bo area, just across the river from the buzzing Old Market district where bars, restaurants and affordable hotels are clustered. It's a 20 minute tuk-tuk ride from the entrance to the Angkor temples and a 15 minute drive from the airport. The hotel offers a complimentary transfer service from the airport in a vintage Mercedes.
Food and Drink
The sleek, glass-enclosed restaurant with its vintage styling and relaxed air spills out onto the courtyard offering guests the option to dine indoors or out. The menu features a range of creatively-prepared seasonal Khmer dishes as well as international choices. Lighter dishes are available in the bar, or you could dine at the hotel's sister property, Viroth's Restaurant, around the corner which is known for its fine Khmer food.
No children under 12 are allowed. Some rooms can fit an extra bed and a handful of connecting rooms are available.
Facilities and Activities
The hotel's large swimming pool is a central feature with reception, the bar and restaurant all looking out over the water and leafy courtyard in which it is set. There is a small, stylish spa with three treatment rooms and a choice of a wide variety of wraps, facials and massages based on local traditions. There is also a small gym, and a tranquil library and lounge offering a quiet place to relax with a drink.
All ground floor rooms are wheelchair accessible.
A sleek modern design hotel with impeccable service and an enviable location in the heart of Siem Reap.
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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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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.
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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.
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The Siddharta Hotel is a small boutique property nestled in tropical gardens on the edge of Siem Reap town. The staff are delightful and add to the charm of this property.
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.