Siem Reap boasts hundreds of hotels, guest houses, hostels and resorts, catering for every budget and diverse tastes. When you crave something a little bit different, however, we have just the list for you! From urban chic to luxury tent, boutique to palatial, contemporary or traditional, we have you covered. Select a unique place to stay from our list of ten Siem Reap gems, guaranteed to provide exclusive experiences and enrich your stay in Cambodia’s ancient temple city.

With each suite tastefully designed with either a Kingfisher, Crane or Tailorbird in mind, rooms feature splashes of colour and decorative touches that evoke the spirit of these beautiful birds. The theme continues into Amret Spa, where you can treat yourself to gentle pampering in this peaceful space. Flock Cafe’s jungle-inspired garden setting and Asian menu featuring organic produce. Glide Bar’s floor to ceiling windows offer guests a breathtaking view of the surrounds. Plumage Restaurant completes the hotel’s homage to our feathered friends, offering daily breakfast to well-rested guests.

Address: 9 Tep Vong Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia
[email protected] or +855 63 767 876

The latest hotel to join the vibrant scene along Siem Reap’s river front is Treeline, an urban resort inspired by the trees that line the city’s streets. Guest rooms, over the new hotel’s three floors, feature design elements reflecting the hotel’s muse – the humble tree – maximising on window positioning to ensure guests can view the leafy courtyard, tree-lined street or riverside. Suri Spa offers customised treatments to restore balance and well-being. Seed restaurant opens for breakfast and Hok Noodle Bar & Grill packs a lively pan-Asian punch as well as signature cocktails. Canopy Bar offers poolside refreshment, and Brown Coffee is the hotel’s ground floor outlet for coffee and home made baked treats.

Address: Achasva Street, Wat Bo Village, Sala Kamroek Commune, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Reservations: (+855) 63 961 234

Cambodia’s first Courtyard by Marriott resort boasts an unrivalled list of five star facilities that are sure to tempt business and leisure guests alike. With not one but five function rooms for meetings, an all-day dining restaurant Lok Lak with its fusion menu featuring seasonal produce, a kids club and the serene Quan Spa, every traveller’s need is taken care of. From Upper Deck, the rooftop bar with panoramic views, you can soak in spectacular tropical sunsets, relax with a cocktail or enjoy a chilled-out weekend brunch in the chic lounge ambiance.

Address: #0609, Road No. 6A, Phum Chongkoesou, Khum Slor Kram
: [email protected] or 063 968 888

Effortlessly fusing cutting edge design with Khmer influences, this modern 29 room hotel is a haven set amid lush gardens, offering a tranquil respite from the clamour of the city centre. In supporting local sustainable businesses and NGOs, from the hand-crafted souvenirs on sale, to the locally-made woven accessories adorning the guest rooms, this lifestyle destination adds eco credentials to its list of ways to tempt you to linger for longer. At Anjali Spa, indulge in a soothing and fragrant experience. Traditional healing treatments promote well-being and relaxation. Achieve contentment with an artfully presented breakfast, lunch or dinner served in the sophisticated eatery with an open kitchen, at Hunkaar Table & Lounge.

Address: #1705, Korean-Cambodian Friendship Road 30, Krous Village, Svay Dangkum, Siem Reap
Reservations: +855 63 965 600 or Online Booking

Looking for a chilled-out spot to hang out, make new friends on your travels, relax by the pool, party into the night or even catch up on some remote working between all the fun? Lub’d introduces travellers to its new concept with this chic hostel, fusing Khmer design elements with ultra-modern facilities and public spaces. The spacious, shared dorm room sleeps 10 and, additionally, private rooms offer smart TVs, crisp linens and a mini fridge. The activities hosts ensure you’re never at a loss for exciting ways to spend your down time. The convenience of a Grab N Go breakfast counter proves that Lub’d has thought of everything.

Address: 7 Makara St, Wat Bo Village, Sangkat Sala Kamreuk, Siem Reap
Reservations: 063 968 900

6Sala Lodges

High levels of comfort and artisanal touches complement the architecture of the deceptively simplistic converted traditional wooden houses on stilts that form this ‘village’. The eleven lodges, the oldest of which dates to the 1950s, offer modern amenities. Guests can pass the time in the infinity pool with sweeping views across the horizon – perfect for an evening cocktail after visiting the ancient temples just 8km away. Feel at home in the countryside with sugar palms, rice paddies and banana trees growing abundantly in the garden and beyond, giving a sense of space and peace to your Siem Reap vacation.

Address: no 498, Salakomroeuk
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7Memoire Palace Resort & Spa

If a vast outdoor pool, elegant spa with bespoke massage and yoga programmes, spacious suites with all the latest smart TVs and high speed wifi are on your vacation checklist, the Memoire Palace Resort & Spa is perfect for you. Envisage palatial splendour, modern Khmer architecture, art and antiques curated with an eye for style and truly tempting restaurants in keeping with the hotel’s 1960s creative vibe. The photogenic bright colours of the exterior of the luxury pool suites are instantly recognisable and guests can opt for two-bedroomed Family Suites, or Grand Suites with direct access to the pool and extensive tropical gardens.

Address: Sangkat Svay Dangkum
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8Ibis Styles

The Accor hotel group chose the most central location in Siem Reap for their first Cambodia offering, putting the brand new Ibis Styles firmly on the map. Adjacent to the Old Market, you’ll be within walking distance of numerous tourist attractions during your stay. Night life hotspots are a few foot steps away, with Pub Street and Night Market just a short stroll from the front door. Family suites and modern, comfortable rooms with the trademark modular Ibis design complete the 112-room Khmer-inspired city centre hotel, which also offers an outdoor pool and an international restaurant. Streats Café serves a breakfast buffet and local cuisine for lunch and dinner.

Address: Mondol Muoy, Svay Dang Kum 17252
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9The Beige

In tune with its natural surroundings, The Beige offers the ultimate in luxury under canvas. This resort offers eight private tents, in the lush ten hectare site situated in verdant jungle landscape less than 20 minutes from the Angkor temples. Using durable organic materials, and with no compromise on high speed internet and ample air conditioning, each tent has a private bathroom and a tree-shaded terrace for unwinding and enjoying the breeze. Let your imagination run amok whilst relaxing in the floating forest pool or rest beside the fireplace in time for an unforgettable sunset. Your own driver is at your beck and call, whether for temple touring or to explore Siem Reap’s many attractions.

Address: Svay Chek Road, Angkor Thom District, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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10Shinta Mani Angkor

Aside from its enviable location in the former French quarter, in leafy surrounds, this contemporary boutique property can lay claim to designer credentials. With Bill Bensley, acclaimed architect and interiors aficionado, at the helm of the hotel’s design concept, guests checking into this exotic luxury oasis can expect seductively sophisticated suites and public spaces. From the swing-seat dining in Kroya Restaurant, to the expert placement of funky artwork and sculptures throughout the property, you’ll find that it’s the attention to detail sets Shinta Mani apart. Add their commitment to sustainable tourism and eco-friendly practices and you have the formula for an unforgettable stay.

Address: Junction of Oum Khun and 14th Street
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Clare Lawrence is a long-time expat, originally from England, with six years in the UAE under her belt as well as over two years here in Siem Reap. She has written on expat life, saving money, holidaying with children and budget travel for a number of magazines and websites, including