Amansara
Amansara
Amansara
Amansara
Amansara
Amansara
Amansara
Amansara
Amansara
Amansara
Amansara
Amansara
Amansara
Amansara
Amansara

Amansara

Road to Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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“Former Royal Guesthouse Estate”

It’s not enough that it was the former guest residence of then-King Sihanouk, tucked behind discreet entryways. It’s not enough that it’s primly located on the road to Angkor Wat. This is also an Aman, and offers everything that comes with that banner – personal services, authentic experiences, with ties to the local community. In such a majestic destination swarming with visitors, unshouted-about luxury is a genteel high road to take, and with just 24 guest rooms (half of which have private pools), you can almost believe you are a royal guest too.

Best time to visit : December to May

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What we Love

What we absolutely love about the property and feel sure will dazzle you too.

  • If you’re lucky you’ll get picked up by the 1960s vintage Mercedes ­­– the King’s former wheels
  • Intimate residence-feel
  • Can’t-beat location for Angkor Wat – take the guided tours in the resort’s fleet of motorized trishaws that are perfectly timed outside the tourist stampede
  • The localized, bespoke experiences: Private dinner inside a temple? Traditional Khmer breakfast at the resort’s Khmer Village House overlooking a 10th century royal bathing pool?

  • Rooms
  • Dining
  • Leisure
  • Location
  • The Insider

24 Suites

Amansara has 24 suites, all similar in design. Each enjoys an open-plan setting with finishes in terrazzo and timber, as well as an outdoor courtyard. The courtyards of 12 Pool Suites feature private plunge pools measuring six-by-five meters. Each suite offers a combined sleeping and living area that contains a large writing desk and a king-size bed.

Room Facilities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fan 
  • Sofa, writing desk
  • Mini bar 
  • Dining table and chairs  
  • Bathroom with bathtub and shower
  • Sound system

Need to Know

Check-in 15.00 / Check-out 12.00

Suite
Suite
  • 3
  • 75 sq. m.
  • 1 King
  • Courtyard

Featuring a small private courtyard, each of the Suites finished in pale terrazzo and timber, offers a combined sleeping and living area and an island bathtub.

Courtyard Suite
Courtyard Suite
  • 3
  • 100 sq. m.
  • 1 King
  • Courtyard

The Courtyard Suites flow from a combined sleeping and living area down to an open-plan bathing area, and out through floor-to-ceiling windows to a private garden courtyard with outdoor seating.

Pool Suite
Pool Suite
  • 3
  • 141 sq. m.
  • 1 King
  • Courtyard/Private Pool

Offering a private plunge pool and outdoor seating in a private garden courtyard, the Pool Suites offer seamless open-plan living with an elegant bedroom flowing into a living area and light-filled bathroom.

Dining Room
Dining Room
The striking centrepiece of the resort, the towering, circular Restaurant affords 360º views of the resort, as well as alfresco dining on the neighbouring pool terrace. Based on Cambodian culinary tradition, with its emphasis on simplicity of technique and freshness of flavor, dishes are created from seasonal, organic ingredients sourced from the markets of Siem Reap.
Roof Terrace
Roof Terrace
The Roof Terrace offers a seasonal venue for early or late evening drinks and private dinners. It is also an ideal place for yoga or quiet contemplation, especially at sunrise.
Khmer Village House
Khmer Village House
Set among the jungle and temples of Angkor and overlooking the 10th century royal bathing pool of Srah Srang, Amansara’s Khmer Village House makes an inspiring and culturally immersive setting for traditional Khmer breakfasts, cooking classes and rustic dinners, prepared over charcoal.
Aman Spa
Aman Spa
Four treatment rooms, each with an attached relaxation area and private steam bath and shower, are available to provide guests with a range of massage and beauty treatments using Cambodian techniques and Aman’s own natural spa product range.
Movement Studio
Movement Studio
Flooded with light with unobstructed views of the surrounding spa garden, with its canopy of mature indigenous trees and serene courtyards. The studio offers a range of activities inspired by Khmer culture.
Swimming Pools
Swimming Pools

Adjacent to Amansara’s Dining Room is the resort’s main swimming pool, a 17-meter curved pool overlooked by a cushioned alcove and sun loungers. At the other end of the lawn between the Pool Suites lies a 25-by-five-meter lap pool, hidden behind a six-meter-high wall.

Gym
Gym
Nestled amongst the resort’s bamboo trees just moments away from the the iconic lap pool, the gym features floor to ceiling windows and Technogym equipment.
Library
Library
The Library provides a range of coffee-table books, travel guides, novels, magazines, daily newspapers and complimentary Internet access through an in-house laptop.

Amansara

Situated in Siem Reap, the cultural capital of Cambodia, just 10 minutes from the entrance to Angkor, Amansara was once the guest villa of King Norodom Sihanouk. Just a 15-minute drive from Siem Reap airport, Amansara provides an ideal base for exploring the temples of Angkor and Khmer culture. Complimentary transfers are provided for guests on arrival and departure.

Road to Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Tom Rutherford
Tom Rutherford
General Manager

Tom Rutherford has been General Manager at Singita and Leading Hotels of the World The Saxon. After these as assignments Tom left his home country South Africa and joined Aman in 2018 as General Manager of Amantaka in Laos. In May 2020 he was appointed as Aman Regional Director Indochina and General Manager of Amantaka.

Sunrise at Angkor Wat
Sunrise at Angkor Wat
Capturing the atmosphere of the temple first by moon-light and then inside as the sun rises is our preferred way to present this magnificent monument. The extensive relief panels are the main feature of the morning outing. You depart Angkor Wat by way of the cruciform terrace, passing the libraries and the grand entrance pavilion before crossing the west causeway.
Dining Experience at Khmer Village House
Dining Experience at Khmer Village House
To share Cambodia’s heritage at its most intimate, Amansara brings guests to enjoy breakfast, picnic lunches, sunset cocktails and dinner dates under the stars at Khmer Village House. Enjoy Khmer noodles after exploring the temples or open a picnic hamper full of reviving bites alongside a remote temple, perhaps combined with a helicopter ride over Angkor which we guarantee will awe you.
Countryside Jeep Rally
Countryside Jeep Rally
A slice of local rural life in the outskirts of Siem Reap and Angkor Park. Depending on the season you will catch the ritual of sugar palm sap collection, rice planting or harvesting, fishing for a tiny catch from the roadside canals and the fascinating cottage industries of sugar palm production, basket weaving and fresh rice noodles as prepared in simple village homes.
Spiritual Water Blessing
Spiritual Water Blessing
On the still rustic outskirts of Siem Reap, take a ride a remote Buddhist Pagoda to engage with Cambodian Buddhism in a more personal way by receiving an authentic water blessing. As the monk gently pours flower infused water over you, he chants to cleanse your spirit, leaving you feeling remarkably at peace.
Tonle Sap Lake Private Cruise
Tonle Sap Lake Private Cruise
Connected to the Mekong river system, the vast freshwater lake of Tonlé Sap is lined along the shore by villages of stilted wooden houses. Two Amansara lake boats cruise the waters, introducing Aman guests to one of Cambodia’s most rich and valuable ecosystems, and a way of life that has remained unchanged for centuries.
Khmer Kitchen
Khmer Kitchen

Authentic traditional Khmer cooking in the heart of Pub Street. Simple décor, friendly staff. Open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week. 

Marum
Marum

NGO Friends International restaurant, Cambodian-inspired menu, tapas style. Enjoy great food and give back at this lovely venue. The garden and setting is great for families. Open for lunch and dinner, closed Sundays.

Sala Baï & Spoons at Egbok
Sala Baï & Spoons at Egbok

This organisation provides hospitality training for underprivileged young adults. By dining at their restaurants, you can support them directly and help the students to gain hands-on experience. Expect delicious food and service from the heart. Salabai serves Western and Khmer cuisine and is open weekdays for lunch. Spoons serves Khmer cuisine for lunch and dinner, closed Mondays.

Pou Kitchen and Cafe
Pou Kitchen and Cafe
Chef Mengly has developed a unique culinary view that great food should be fun yet sophisticated, innovative yet familiar and expressive. He is renowned for his innovative dishes featuring high quality produce, beautiful herbs and vegetables. The flavor achieved is recognizably “very attached to the main flavors of unique Cambodia cuisine”. Open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week. 
Miss Wong
Miss Wong
Our favourite cocktail bar with an intimate 1930’s Shanghai atmosphere, excellent cocktails, simple menu of Chinese dim sum, soup and hot pot for an easy dinner option.