Four days and three nights in Siem Reap; we needed to find the perfect place to chill after our temple runs and food trips around the city. The perfect place that would give us the local vibe of Siem Reap.
Looking out for a place to stay when you’re on a trip is quite easy if you know what you’re looking for. For me and my buddy, we always consider budget and location for our lodgings. In Siem Reap (where every hotel is usually named ‘Angkor’) we did have an extra criterion though, the local vibe of the place. And Angkor Tropical Resort (check rates) perfectly fits in that third requirement.
I made online room reservations and other arrangements with the resort manager/owner, Dave, and everything went well. I also pre-arranged a tuk tuk pick-up from the airport. Our names would then be flashing right in front of us as we went out of the terminal. Our cool tuktuk driver greeted us right away and ushered us to our ride and went to the Angkor Tropical Resort.
It was a foggy morning and the 15-minute ride from the airport gave us a quick peek on Siem Reap. We were then greeted by Dave and chatted for a while. We discovered many things about Siem Reap through the eyes of a traveller, Dave it is (which is actually an American guy who fell in love with the place and decided to stay there). We couldn’t get our minds off on what he’s saying about the best food finds near the area and the best time to go to our places of interest.
The Angkor Tropical Resort boasts with 11 Deluxe and Superior rooms that are available on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis. The three-storey building is enveloped with lush greeneries. That tropical feel that you’re looking for is certainly right there.
The place is tucked inside a residential area near the main highway, the National Highway 6 (and that’s the local vibe we’re looking for). It is near a Wet Market where fresh fruits, hawker stalls, and the yummiest French breads are found. It is also a 5-minute ride from the popular night-out destinations (Pub Street, Night Market and the Old Market).
We were then guided to our room which is located on the first level. The room is huge with all the amenities that equates to a perfect vacation. The king-sized bed is perfect, there’s also a Cable T.V., Fan, Air conditioning and a strong free Wi-Fi connection. An en suite toilet and bathroom is fully equipped with shower and hot water.
And just when I thought that everything will be over, we were led to our own kitchen/dining area furnished with butane gas stove, refrigerator, dining table and chairs and some kitchen tools (pots, pans, plates, utensils, etc.). It felt like home immediately. We abused the kitchen by cooking our breakfast fares everyday. Imagine the convenience.
|functional kitchen and dining area|
I also love the fact that we’re just strides away from our favorite hang-out place in the resort, the garden area. A native hut with some benches and table was our refuge every morning and when we get home at night. Reveries were discussed here while downing some bottles of beer. This is also the place where guests usually commune with each other. We met a lot of good souls right here and shared a lot of travel insights.
|two cartwheels away from our favorite hang-out place|
|Kingdom beer - US $ 0.60 |
(they use both US$ and Cambodian Riel)
I’m starting to miss Angkor Tropical Resort and everyone there. I’m hoping that I could go back to Siem Reap the soonest and just chill at our favorite hut, oh… I miss that hut.
Angkor Tropical Resort (book online)
Phsa Leu Road,
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Contact Number: (+855) 12.453.723