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Top Hotels in Cambodia

Top Hotels in Cambodia

By Wendy Updated Jun. 25, 2021

Cambodia is an incredible and ancient wonderland waiting to be explored, but with a new tourist industry and hotels being built every year, it can be difficult to know where to stay.

In this article, we will give you some information about accommodation in Cambodia, including how to choose the perfect hotel, and our recommendations for the best hotels in Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, and Battambang.

We only recommend hotels we trust, to ensure the best experience for our travelers.

Quick Facts

  • Cambodia has many options for style of accommodation, but it is best to stay in 4- or 5-star hotels to ensure comfort.
  • When choosing a hotel, travelers should consider the number and ages of fellow travelers, because this will affect the choice of location and amenities.
  • The hotels we recommend in Siem Reap include the Shinta Mani Shack, the Tara Angkor Hotel, and the Angkor Holiday Hotel.
  • The hotels we recommend in Phnom Penh include the Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra, the Double Leaf Boutique Hotel, and the Okay Boutique Hotel.
  • The hotels we recommend in Battambang include the Battambang Resort and La Villa Battambang.
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Hotels in Cambodia

Cambodia has hotels for every kind of traveler at every level of budget. From backpacker's hostels and guesthouses to 5-star masterpieces, Cambodia offers a plethora of options.

The amount of money paid, however, usually reflects the quality of accommodation, and it is normally more comfortable and convenient to stay in 4- or 5-star hotels.

Cambodia's tourism industry is newer than in other countries in Southeast Asia, but even so, there are plenty of options for quality accommodation in the cities.

Some of the hotels mentioned in this article are beautiful colonial-style hotels, new luxury resorts, or international hotel chains. We only recommend hotels that provide quality service and ensure the comfort of our travelers.

How to choose hotels

The hotel that is best for you will often depend on the number of travelers and their ages.

For example, for families with children, it is better to book hotels that are a little distance from downtown, rather than those in the city center. This way, there is less noise and traffic, and families can better relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

On the other hand, solo travelers often prefer to stay in the heart of downtown, where they can meet other travelers and be close to the main attractions. Couples often prefer to stay in beautiful secluded areas away from the city center.

Travelers should look out for the details most important to them and their fellow travelers. For families, free breakfast is often a good way to start the day, while others may find different amenities to be more essential to their comfort and happiness while traveling.

Shinta Mani Shack in Siem Reap

Rating: ****

Location: Street No 03, Siem Reap Central Area, Siem Reap

Features and why we recommend it:

Located in the French Quarter, this stunning hotel has 60 rooms with en-suite facilities and incredible views from the balconies, of lush tropical gardens and the outdoor swimming pool below.

The hotel also conveniently offers all-day dining at its cafe and restaurants. For those who like to explore, there are great restaurants, bars, and even a spa in the vicinity of the hotel.

This hotel provides all the necessary comforts guests look for, including free WiFi, air-conditioning, and a flat-screen TV in each room. All rooms also have a beautiful terrace or balcony to take in views of Siem Reap.

One important feature of Shinta Mani Shack's business is that they also support responsible tourism by helping to provide training for needy people in the community. Not only is the hotel a luxurious place, but when you stay, a percentage of your room rates goes towards this training.

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Tara Angkor Hotel in Siem Reap

Rating: ****

Location: Vithei Charles De Gaulle, Siem Reap

Features and why we recommend it:

This recently-opened hotel has a stunning mixture of traditional Khmer and Thai décor, with large rooms that overlook the gardens and the outdoor pool. Tara Angkor also provides guests with a sun terrace, which has beautiful views of the city.

Located in the Charles de Gaulle neighborhood, popular attractions such as the Artisan D'Angkor and Landmine Museum are easy to reach.

The hotel is also conveniently located near the airport, and guests can be picked up or dropped off by a free shuttle, instead of having to worry about booking their own transportation.

Free bicycles are also available here, and the neighborhood is beautiful and popular for biking. For days inside, the hotel has a beautiful lounge area and a restaurant, and each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV.

Angkor Holiday Hotel Siem Reap

Rating: ****

Location: City Center, Sivutha Boulevard, Siem Reap

Features and why we recommend it:

This hotel is perfect for travelers who want to be located in the center of the city, where everything is easy to reach and the exciting hustle and bustle is all around.

Popular local markets, restaurants, and bars are all within walking distance and the main attractions such as Angkor Wat and the Royal Palace are both less than 10 minutes’ drive away.

Each room has a flat-screen TV and is air-conditioned. Some rooms also have balconies with beautiful views. There is a fitness center and a year-round pool. The on-site restaurant has a varied menu featuring both international and traditional Khmer cuisine.

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra

Rating: *****

Location: 26 Old August Site, Sothearos Boulevard, Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Chamkar Mon, Phnom Penh

Features and why we recommend it:

The Sofitel in Phnom Penh is special because of its elegance, as well as its location overlooking the famous Mekong River. It is a luxury hotel offering convenience and relaxation with amazing facilities including a spa, fitness room, Jacuzzi, sauna, and an outdoor pool.

The hotel includes restaurants that offer international and fusion Khmer cuisine, with a beautiful view of the river.

With the largest ballroom in Cambodia, this hotel is great for celebrations and wedding receptions. It also provides easy access to embassies and the International Finance Complex.

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Double Leaf Boutique Hotel Phnom Penh

Rating: *****

Location: No. 32, Street 123, Tuol Tom Poung I (Russian market area), Chamkar Mon, Phnom Penh

Features and why we recommend it:

The Double Leaf Boutique is in a convenient location in Chamkar Morn, Phnom Penh, and is the perfect base for experiencing the city. It is only 2 kilometers from downtown and is close to all of the city’s must-see attractions.

As well as its great location, the Double Leaf is a great choice due to its great facilities. Each room has a television and fireplace, as well as an in-room tablet.

After a long day exploring the city, guests can have a massage or relax in the hot tub, outdoor pool, or spa. There is also a children’s playground, to keep young ones occupied.

Okay Boutique Hotel Phnom Penh

Rating: *****

Location: #174, Street 19Z, Royal Palace & National Museum Area, Sangkat Chey Chumnes, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh

Features and why we recommend it:

Located in downtown Phnom Penh, this hotel is the perfect place for travelers who want to get the most out of the capital city.

Guests can easily reach the main attractions of Phnom Penh, including museums, temples, and street markets. Or for those looking to relax, the rooftop pool is a great place to lie back and take in the lively city below.

Okay Boutique Hotel takes the comfort of guests very seriously and offers top-class facilities including WiFi, an on-site bar, a massage parlour, and TVs and sofas in every room. Each room also comes with a fireplace, and slippers for indoor comfort.

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Battambang Resort

Rating: ****

Location: Wat Ko Village, West River Bank, Battambang

Features and why we recommend it:

Located near the city, this beautiful resort offers visitors the chance to stay in the midst of the stunning rice terraces for which Battambang is famous, while also having access to attractions in the city.

It offers convenient access to the city center and some of the area’s main attractions, such as Wat Kampheng, Victory Club, and the Governor’s Residence.

Battambang Resort prides itself in putting in lots of effort into making guests feel comfortable and relaxed. With an outdoor pool, on-site restaurant, complimentary tea, hot tub, spa, and outdoor garden, it’s a great place to relax and take in the views. From the resort, local farmers can be seen tending their crops in their fields.

La Villa Battambang

Rating: ****

Location: 185 Pom Romchek 5, Kom Rattanak, Battambang

Features and why we recommend it:

Only 200 meters from the city’s famous colonial buildings, La Villa is a great place for reaching the main attractions in the city. The hotel offer bicycles for rent, which makes reaching Psar Nat, the Battambang Museum, and the Riverside Night Market easy and fun.

La Villa is also committed to meeting the needs of guests through great amenities and services. Each room has a terrace as well as a TV and DVD player. The hotel has an on-site restaurant and bar. In the mornings, a continental or vegetarian breakfast is available.

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