Zachary Lynd

La Residence d’Angkor

  • Where:
  • Why:To get inspired.
  • When:October 2013
  • Who:Me and my love.
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La Residence d’Angkor Boating through the Cambodian countryside.

Boating through the Cambodian countryside.

La Residence d’Angkor A vaulted, breezy martini bar is something to come home to.

A vaulted, breezy martini bar is something to come home to.

La Residence d’Angkor Floor to ceiling windows with thick canvas shades gives you the best of both worlds.

Floor to ceiling windows with thick canvas shades gives you the best of both worlds.

La Residence d’Angkor I love interesting doors, locks, bells, etc. in a world full of key cards and uniformity.

I love interesting doors, locks, bells, etc. in a world full of key cards and uniformity.

La Residence d’Angkor Nicely understated but culturally expressive.

Nicely understated but culturally expressive.

La Residence d’Angkor The jungle atmosphere is perfectly done from afar and up-close.

The jungle atmosphere is perfectly done from afar and up-close.

La Residence d’Angkor The lines of sight feel incredibly intimate here, even as you're walking through the open center.

The lines of sight feel incredibly intimate here, even as you're walking through the open center.

La Residence d’Angkor I'd speak to the saltwater pool and its handmade tiles here, but I'm too distracted to try.

I'd speak to the saltwater pool and its handmade tiles here, but I'm too distracted to try.

La Residence d’Angkor Enjoying their version of

Enjoying their version of "bar snacks."

La Residence d’Angkor Another detail that got it right.

Another detail that got it right.

La Residence d’Angkor This is a stage set for tranquility.

This is a stage set for tranquility.

Highs & Lows

  • Lush jungle flora, lily ponds, stone carvings and local hardwood.

  • Spacious rooms with a two person bathtub and large sliding door to private terrace.

  • Decadent spa with scrubs, steams and another saltwater pool.

  • Martini lounge provides a respectable drink, full menu and escapism in an exotic, airy setting.

  • Occasional power outages.

  • Limited mini bar.

  • Small hanging closet.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 46/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Lifestyle Luxury

  • Vibe

    Khmer luxury with a stylish, tropical elegance.

  • Location

    River facing, across from Old French Quarter. Easy 10 minute walk or 2 minute Tuk Tuk from Old Market, 10 minutes to Angor Wat Temple and quick 20 minutes from airport.

  • Rooms

    54 rooms, 8 Khmer-style suites.

  • Music

    Local instrumentalist in the lobby.

  • Designed By

    The hotel was built by a businessman who is widely respected in the local community, as a fitting tribute to his wife. With lady Sothea in mind, the whole property has been created to showcase natural beauty.

  • Health & Wellness

    24 hour outdoor saltwater pool and fully equipped fitness center.

  • Restaurant

    Two restaurants on property.

  • Bar

    Elevated open-air Martini Lounge.

  • Children

    Not ideal, but not a problem.

  • Price

    $300 nightly.

Explore the temples

Explore the temples

angkor wat

Boat in the countryside

Boat in the countryside

Pokambor Ave, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Shop the markets

Shop the markets

Angkor Night Market St, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Military Duffle

Military Duffle

River Rd, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

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