Amansara Angkor Wat Resort, Cambodia

How close to Angkor do you want to stay? How about at the gates – in the former royal guesthouse of King Sihanouk?

Within the walled gardens of the guest villa of King Norodom Sihanouk, you will find tranquillity. This former royal retreat – once the haunt of the likes of Charles de Gaulle, Jacqueline Kennedy and Peter O’Toole - now features elegant chalets gathered around an irregular shaped pool and cool, shaded lawns.

But if the inside is tempting, the outside is sensational. A few minutes beyond Amansara lies the incredible ruins of Angkor. Over 1000 Khmer temples, intricately carved towers, palaces and state buildings dating back through the Angkorian period to AD 802. A destination every world traveller should experience.

Amansara, at a glance

  • Royal setting on the edge of Angkor
  • 24 Indo Chinese-style suites – 12 with their own plunge pools
  • All with terraces or balconies with panoramic views
  • Traditional Khmer and international cuisine served in a circular, poolside dining room Walk in cheese and wine cellar, plus self-serve cake patisserie

For leisure and pleasure

  • Roof terrace shaded by trees
  • Swimming pools in a courtyard setting
  • Stylish spa with four treatment rooms
  • Gallery selling locally produced silks, lacquerware, jewellery, handicrafts, textiles and souvenirs
  • Library with Angkor temples and Khmer culture reference books
  • Above and beyond expectations - very reassuring to know easy aspect to support before and during hol.

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    PC, Peru and Galapagos, 2014