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Heritage Suites Hotel
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Best for: Culture History, Family, Honeymoon
This boutique retreat offers some of the finest accommodation in the Siem Reap area. Tucked away from the bustling city and full of colonial-era charm with wonderful levels of service, it makes a luxurious base for exploring the city and Angkor Wat.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
A member of the exclusive Relais & Château luxury hotel group, the Heritage Suites Hotel offers elegant and deluxe accommodation opposite Wat Polanka, around 1-kilometre north of Old Market, one of Siem Reap’s major tourist hubs. The stylish colonial-era façade and vintage Mercedes that ferry guests to and from the airport, immediately puts one in mind of the opulent lifestyles of a former era and a stay at the Heritage is an experience to savour. A 15-minute drive from the airport and just 10-minutes from Angkor Wat, the Heritage is well-placed to discover the charms of Siem Reap and the temple complex it is famous for. What’s more, its location away from the main centre of town, infuses the hotel with a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere, creating the feel of a luxurious private sanctuary.
The 20 Suites and 6 Deluxe rooms are spacious and elegantly furnished fusing traditional Asian style with a more contemporary aesthetic. The Deluxe rooms all have high ceilings, bamboo flooring, teak furnishings, king-sized bed, premium linens, calming incense, flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi and iPod docks. The Suites include open plan living spaces, over-sized stone bathtubs, steam rooms, along with private tropical gardens with outdoor showers. Larger Suites also include a garden Jacuzzi. The main Heritage Restaurant, Cocktail Bar and Lounge are housed in a two-storey colonial building, with tall windows suffusing the interiors with light and the space doubles up as an art gallery with an ever-changing display of art and photographic work. The Heritage is located upstairs and is one of Siem Reap’s best restaurants, with a fine wine list and a varied a la carte menu showcasing Western, Asian and Khmer cuisine. Downstairs is the Cocktail Bar and Lounge, where you can relax over a cocktail or nightcap. The Pool Bar serves drinks and light snacks and guests also have the option to eat al fresco around the lantern-lit pool for more of a romantic experience.
The saltwater pool is temperature-controlled, so when the weather heats up, the water temperature cools down. Surrounded by sun loungers and lush greenery, this is a lovely place to chill out both day and night, when the pool is transformed by lanterns and fairy-lights into a magical oasis, where guests can enjoy live music and classical Aspara dance performances. The hotel has a number of bicycles that can be borrowed to explore the area and after a hard day’s sightseeing, the Bodia Spa is the place to go for a reviving treatment or massage. The hotel also has an in-house adventure specialist able to arrange off-the-beaten-track experiences, bespoke trips to Angkor Wat, elephant riding, hot-air ballooning and many other activities that may appeal. The Heritage Suites Hotel is a high-end offering which we think will appeal to couples and honeymooners looking for a luxurious and indulgent stay in Siem Reap.
NB this hotel is closed during July 2018 when the overall design concept is being overhauled and some of the Suites are having plunge pools installed - there’s a rumour it will re-open as a child-free hotel – so will be worth checking this out later in the year.
When to go
Cambodia is hot all year round and the best time to visit is during the dry season, which runs from November to April. It starts to get wetter in May and the wettest months are September and October. It is still possible to visit during this time as rain usually falls as short sharp storms. November is a fantastic month to visit Cambodia as it is very green after the rainy season and the lakes and rivers are full of water.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
Things to do
Angkor Thom and Preah Khan with an Archaeologist - Full Day
Explore the awe-inspiring Angkor Thom and Preah Khan, accompanied by a renowned archaeologist. This insider tour will allow you to gain an in-depth insight into these amazing temples, uncovering hidden secrets and quiet corners.
Rural Vespa Tour from Siem Reap
Enjoy an exhilarating tour through Siem Reap's rural countryside on the back of a Vespa. Run by the renowned Vespa Adventures, this tour takes you through the Angkor forest, past colourful temples and markets all the way to Baray Lake.
Phare Cambodian Circus
Enjoy an evening performance at the renowned Phare Cambodian Circus Show. The hour-long show provides an engaging and artistic way to learn about modern life in Cambodia.
Banteay Srei, Kbal Spean & Landmine Museum
Spend the day exploring two of Siem Reap's most impressive historical sites; Banteay Srei and Kbal Spean. You will also visit two educational centres, firstly to learn about wildlife conservation in Cambodia, and then to the poignant Landmine Museum.
Roluos Countryside - Half Day
Spend half a day exploring the serene Siem Reap countryside, visiting the ancient Roluos Group temples which date back to the 8th and 9th centuries. This is a lovely way to experience rural Cambodia, including an ox cart ride and Buddhist monk blessing.
Champagne Breakfast & Sunrise Over Angkor Wat
Take in the magnificent Angkor Wat at sunrise before enjoying a guided tour of the temple followed by an indulgent champagne breakfast at a quiet reservoir nearby. This is a wonderful way to experience one of the world's most famous temples.
Half Day Tour of Ta Phrom and Preah Khan
Accompanied by a private English-speaking guide, take a half day adventure into the forests of the Angkor Archaeological Park to visit two of its most mysterious temples; Ta Phrom and Preah Khan.
Half Day Tour of Angkor Wat
Spend half a day exploring the magnificent Angkor Wat, accompanied by a private English-speaking guide. Once you have taken in the sheer scale of the temple, and the wonderfully intricate design, you will understand why it has become a national symbol.
Angkor Wat with an Archaeologist - Half Day
Take a tour of Cambodia's most iconic site, Angkor Wat, accompanied by an expert Archaeologist guide who will be able to give you a detailed, in-depth insight into this fascinating temple. The sheer scale of the site is awe-inspiring.
Dining for a Cause: Social Enterprise Restaurants of Siem Reap
Spend the evening restaurant-hopping around some of Siem Reap's best social enterprise dining options. Travelling by remork, you will have a selection of dishes or a drink at each stop, and learn about the fantastic work of each organisation.
Helicopter Flight - Angkor Wat, Floating Village & Rulous Group
Travel in style with a helicopter flight over the famous Angkor Wat, the Roluos Temples and the vast Tonle Sap. This special experience is a wonderful way to gain a unique view of these fascinating historical sites and the lush Cambodian countryside.
Evening Food Tour by Vespa
Discover some of the best local dishes Siem Reap has to offer as you are taken by Vespa from local grills to street stalls, avoiding the tourist hotspots to ensure a truly authentic food experience.
Culinary Cambodia, Siem Reap - Half Day
Discover the secrets of Khmer cuisine with this hands-on half day cooking class, including a trip to the market to choose ingredients, a step-by-step lesson from the chef, and of course a delicious meal at the end to enjoy your culinary creations.
Half Day Tour of Angkor Thom
Accompanied by a local guide, explore the ancient capital city of Angkor Thom. This extensive site is surrounded by an imposing wall, with the awe-inspiring Bayon Temple at the centre, with its serene stone faces gazing out upon the forest.
Helicopter Flight - Angkor Wat Circuit & Temple Tour
Gain a new perspective on one of Asia's most iconic sites, as you enjoy a helicopter ride around the magnificent Angkor Wat. Whilst this is a short experience, it is sure to be a memorable one, and a wonderful addition to any special trip.
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