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Sokha Angkor Resort in Siem Reap

The salt water pool at Sokha Angkor Resort was heaven. We almost forgot about the temples we’re gonna visit that day, spending too much time swimming and goofing around the hotel’s huge pool after breakfast. It was our second time in Siem Reap and this time, we decided to splurge a bit.

Sokha Angkor Resort Lobby in Siem Reap
SOKHA ANGKOR RESORT GRAND LOBBY

Coming from an overnight bus ride from Thailand, we arrived at Siem Reap at quarter past nine. We hailed a tuk-tuk and were dropped off at the Sokha Angkor Resort’s driveway in a few minutes. We knew as we entered its expansive lobby that we’re gonna be in for a treat.

Sokha Angkor Resort in Siem Reap
AL FRESCO DINING HALL

Sokha Angkor Resort in Siem Reap
CARVINGS MIMICKING THOSE AT THE ANGKOR TEMPLES

Sokha Angkor Resort is a five-star hotel located along National Road 6, walking distance away from the Siem Reap Pub Street. The city, even with its lack of western food chains and restaurants, is surprisingly full of these massive luxury hotels right at its center. Our resort is one those.

Sokha Angkor Resort Room in Siem Reap
OUR ROOM FOR THE NIGHT, HUGE BED!

Sokha Angkor Resort Room in Siem Reap
DELUXE CITY VIEW ROOM AT SOKHA ANGKOR RESORT

After a quick chat with the hotel concierge, we were led up to the second floor of the hotel and on to our rooms. We were given a Deluxe City View Room (check rates here) and it has a huge bed. A really, really huge bed. The floors are parquet wood and the furnishings are on the rustic side. It has cable television, a mini-bar, coffee and tea facility, safety box and the usual hotel thingamajigs.

Sokha Angkor Resort Toilet and Bath in Siem Reap
SPACIOUS TOILET AND BATH, WITH TUB!

The toilet and bath is spacious and with bath tub. We tried to ask the staff if they can provide us with soap or bath bombs for the tub, but they didn’t seem to know what the heck we were talking about.

Sokha Angkor Resort Spa in Siem Reap
THE HOTEL SPA, WITH COMPLIMENTARY PASS

For hotel facilities, Sokha Angkor Resort has a restaurant, spa, fitness center, steam, Jacuzzi, sauna, beauty salon and yes, a beautiful salt-walter swimming pool. Pressed for time, the only ones we were able to utilize were their restaurant, spa (they have a 15-minute free massage for guests) and pool.

Sokha Angkor Resort Breakfast in Siem Reap
BUFFET BREAKFAST AT SOKHA ANGKOR RESORT

Each guest is given a complimentary breakfast, and as is usual with five-star hotels, it’s a buffet. Most of the food choices were western and continental though. I’m quite happy with my bacons, but I wish they have more local flavors on the table.

Sokha Angkor Resort Swimming Pool in Siem Reap
SALTWATER POOL IS LOVE!

And did I tell you that the best part of staying at Sokha Angkor Resort was their pool? Oh yeah I did!

The hotel’s swimming pool, surrounded by low frangipani trees, water gushing from a Banteay Srei door replica, is really nice. How nice? One of my companions asked us if we can just stay in the pool and not do the temple run anymore.

That nice.



Sokha Angkor Resort
Address: National Road No 6 & Sivatha Street Junction,
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Contact Number: (+855) 63-969-999
Email: rvmsr@sokhahotels.com
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Booking & Rates: Click Here

GPS Coordinates Map: 13°21'51.2"N 103°51'22.4"E




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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Thursday, March 19, 2015

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