Best Hotels and Restaurants in Siem Reap

Best Hotels and Restaurants in Siem Reap

By Wendy Updated Oct. 19, 2021

Here you can find a quick guide for the top restaurants and hotels in Siem Reap.

The hotels we recommend range from 3 to 5 stars; all of them are in a good locations, well connected with Angkor Wat (just a few miles away), downtown and the airport. They are the ideal spot to relax and enjoy a high-quality service, elegant and cozy rooms, fitness centers, and much more.

The restaurants provides a wide variety of delicious Khmer food and a warm environment. Two of them, Marum and Haven, are "training restaurants": they train young teenagers, providing them with shared housing, medical care, meals and a monthly allowance.

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Highlights

  • Enjoy the perfect services of our hand-picked hotels
  • Choose the best hotel for you and for your loved ones
  • Dine in one of the "training restaurants" and help the local community
  • Try the amazing Khmer and western food
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Top hotels in Siem Reap

Here are our hand-picked hotels. All of them are in the center of the city, well connected with Angkor Wat and with the airport as well. They offer high-quality services, elegant and spacious rooms with everything you need.

The Shinta Mani Resort Hotel is perfect for families with kids, it offers plenty of activities and a large choice of restaurants.

The Tara Angkor Hotel offers many different packages, and it can suit every kind of need: from families to couples looking for a romantic adventure.

The Angkor Holiday Hotel is located in the Commercial & Business District. The spa, the swimming pool, and the overall relaxing setting make this hotel the perfect choice for senior travelers who wish to relax.

Shinta Mani Resort Hotel

Shinta Mani Resort Hotel is located in the French Quarter, between the Royal Gardens and the Old Market area. It is just 15 minutes away from Angkor Wat.

They offer many different rooms such as the Executive Room, on the second floor with a balcony (around US$ 260 per night); or the Poolview Room, on the first floor with a balcony view of the tropical gardens (US$ 190 in high season, around US$ 140 in low season).

The Resort has also a spa with therapeutic treatments, based on traditional healing methods: the perfect place to rest and relax.

Last but not least, the hotel offers restaurants like Bai Tong, known for its salads, sandwiches, and burgers, or Kroya, where you can find international and Khmer dishes like the amuse-bouche of sun-dried fish and much more.

Whom we choose it for and why we love it:

Families with kids. The resort has a family dedicated suite with connecting rooms. The swimming pool is perfect for kids, while the spa is a good way to relax for adults after a long day trekking among the temples.

We chose this resort also because it is committed to responsible travel. They support an educational project for disadvantaged young adults, donating a part of your daily room rate to the Shinta Mani Foundation.

Tara Angkor Hotel

Tara Angkor Hotel is just 15 minutes away from the airport, 10 minutes from the Angkor Temples, and a short ride from downtown.

They have any kind of room: From the Executive Suite, spacious and elegant, with a spa bath (US$ 140 per night), to the Family Suite, ideal for families or for 4 people travelling together (US$ 160), as well as the Superior Double with a king size bed (US$ 120), and the Tara Suite with a lounge and a living room (US$ 190).

The restaurants offer many traditional Khmer dishes, a la carte or buffet. There is a dining choice for everyone.

The hotel offers many different packages, such as:

  • Ultimate Retreat Package: includes an extensive line-up of massages and body treatments.
  • Family Vacation Package: includes a tour of the temples with an English-speaking guide, a dinner at Tara restaurant and free access to bicycles.
  • Romantic Getaways: ideal for your anniversary or honeymoon. You will be welcomed with a drink and some souvenirs, and you will find flowers, a cake and sparkling wine waiting for you in your room. It includes also a day tour of Angkor Wat and free access to the fitness center.

Whom we choose it for and why we love it:

Travelers in general. The hotel is perfect for families with kids, couples or solo travelers. The many packages can satisfy a lot of different needs and the quality of the restaurants is excellent.

The location is ideal: The hotel is easily reachable from the airport, it is close to downtown and to Angkor Wat as well.

Angkor Holiday Hotel

This hotel is in the center of the Commercial & Business District, at a walking distance from downtown and the night markets. Angkor Wat and the International Airport are just 10 minutes away.

They offer rooms such as the Superior Room (US$ 67 per night) and the Suite (US$ 127), each of them with plenty of facilities: television, safe box, bathtub, shower, hairdryer, etc. The rooms are big, elegant and cozy.

Among the many facilities the hotel has to offer, there is a swimming pool with a Jacuzzi, a business center with high-speed internet connection and other office facilities, two meeting rooms, a fitness center, and a spa.

The Pavillon Restaurant inside the hotel is specialized in international cuisine, ranging from Khmer, Thai, Vietnamese to western. Its atmosphere is elegant and formal.

Whom we choose it for and why we love it:

Senior travelers. The hotel is the perfect place to relax after a day going round the temples, and it is in a good location, close to everything you might need.

The spa and the swimming pool will help you find peace of mind, an ideal place to spend a couple of hours to regain energy after a tiring day of sightseeing.

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Top restaurants in Siem Reap

It is easy to find good food around the city. We chose these three restaurants because of the quality of their food, the variety of their menu, and the quality of service.

Marum and Haven are also "training restaurants", trying to help the local community by teaching useful working skills to disadvantaged teenagers. They provide a nice dining experience, and you are served by warm and welcoming staff.

Marum

You can have dinner inside their garden and try dishes from their menu such as a coconut, young bamboo and beetroot salad, or a fish soup with tamarind and morning glory. There are plenty of options for vegetarian and for fish lovers as well.

The restaurant serves traditional Khmer dishes, and the quality of the food is excellent.

The staff is extremely friendly, and the atmosphere is informal and cozy.

The Marum restaurant is part of the TREE Alliance, who aims to help disadvantaged local young adults. TREE Alliance offer them the opportunity to learn a job, and 100% of their profit is invested in the students training there.

Cost: around US$ 15 per person.

Location: #8A, B Phum Slokram, Siem Reap

Opening Hours: 11:00 - 23:00, daily

Haven

Haven is among the most popular restaurants in Siem Reap, and booking in advance is a good idea. The ambient mood is cozy and relaxed. The menu offers a wide range of Asian and western food, with many options for families, vegetarians, and vegans. The staff is friendly and warm.

Every morning, the chef goes to the market to select the freshest ingredients. A large window allows you to have a look inside the kitchen.

Among their best dishes are the Khmer Noodle Soup and the Khmer Amok. Fish dishes are a must, but they also cook excellent burgers.

Like Marum, Haven also is a training restaurant. They train teenagers for 16 months, teaching them the difficult job of a chef.

Cost: around US$ 15-20 per person

Location: Chocolate Rd, Wat Damnak area, West of Angkor High School, Siem Reap

Opening Hours: lunch 11:30 - 14:30; dinner 17:30 - 21:30. Closed on Sundays.

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L'Auberge du Temples (inside Angkor Village)

The restaurant is inside Angkor Village Hotel, where any night you can experience the Apsara Show, a dancing performance, narrating a mythological tale about the foundation of the Khmer Empire. Tickets for the show include a dinner at the restaurant.

There is a large pond in the center of the restaurant; all the tables are placed around it, so you find yourself surrounded by a lush water garden. Here you can find a mix of French and Khmer food like fermented fish, or frog legs with ginger and garlic.

Cost: around US$ 20 per person

Location: Intersection of Street 27 and Wat Bo Street, Siem Reap

Opening hours: 18:30 - 23:30

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