Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa
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We flew into Cambodia for a look at the temples of Angkor, a long-time dream. They were amazing, and maybe even more so the Floating Village. Siem Reap itself is overrun with tourists, and was not a favorite. Still, we had some great times. We did jazzercize outdoors with the locals. We set free a turtle in the moat of Angkor Wat.
What do we, as Americans, know about Cambodia? To be honest, I didn't know much about this land when I scheduled a visit into my itinerary. I knew that Angkor Wat was here and I've always wanted to experience the presence of the five towers, to feel the spiritual aura of the venerable temple. The sacred site has served as a beacon to millions of …
Die letzte Station unserer Indochina Reise in Siem Reap war ein wirklicher Höhepunkt. Angkor, die versunkene Metropolis des Mittelalters, ist eine auf der Erde einmalige Ansammlung von religiösen Tempeln in atemraubenden Dimensionen.
Angkor Wat als größtes religöses Gebäude der Welt ist nur ein Teil der Vielfalt der Tempellandschaften, die …
Today we went to a floating village, but it is basically houses on the shore on stilts. We saw a floating fish market too, in the middle of the river. The 'rich' people can buy clean water but the others just drink out of the river. All of them have cell phones.
Next we went to a school where they teach local people how to make …
WARNING. THIS ENTRY IS NOT REALLY APPROPRIATE FOR KIDS TO READ WITHOUT PARENT OR TEACHER SUPERVISION.
We arrived in Siem Reap a few days ago, and were greeted at the airport by our guide - Sky. What a lovely man! This guy has a HUGE smile and an easy going way about him. On the ride into Siem Reap from the airport Josh and I decided he …
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This is a fairly big hotel with decent rooms and very good food. The staff was a bit "distant", just professionally friendly, not genuinely friendly...We did not like the whole pool area. It is in the inner court of the hotel, i.e. no winds come through and it quickly heats up like an oven...the pool water was like a bath tub and the pool area was very loud as people constantly walked through to get to their rooms on the other side of the building. Good location near downtown and not far away from Angkor entrance.
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We stayed here as a family of 4 for three nights and enjoyed our visit very much. We chose rooms overlooking the Royal Gardens but apart from the giant fruit bats, the gardens are a bit dull - but you are not overlooked. The rooms overlooking the pool where my sister stayed have a lovely night-time view over the lit-up pool but you don't have so much privacy. The pool is fantastic and a huge bonus after the heat at Angkor Wat; get there early lunchtime, bag a lounger and order an ice cold beer. The lunchtime food is really good and the evening food good - and the inside air-con part is a relief on very hot evenings; breakfast is absolutely fine. Staff are incredibly courteous, helpful and polite. We liked the colonial feel and the funny old lifts - and the baby crocodiles in the safely fenced-off thatched hut! We passed a lot of other hotels in this town and looked at several others and were genuinely glad to have picked this one.
A fabulous hotel with great service. Great view of the excellent pool from 2nd floor rooms. Service was of a very high standard. Food at breakfast was excellent and meals in the bar or resturants was excellent and reasonably priced. A great place to return to after a hard day of seeing the wonders of Sien Reap. Even the hotel cat who befriended my teenage daughter was well trained. As well as seeing the various sights I would fully recommend a trip on the lake to visit the floating villages.
We stay me and my wife in Victoria angkor and we have been impressed by the beauty of the hotel and the quality of the hospitality from the staff. During the check in we felt very well care by the staff and even the room manager came to welcome us with smile, friendly, professional manners and good advises for our stay. Someone even call us around one hour after we arrived in the room to see if everything was ok and if we needed something! we really felt unique.
There is a huge selection of new hotels at Siem Reap. Victoria Angkor is one of them and it certainly deserves consideration. It is a 4 star hotel with very good facilities, wonderful architecture, based on wood and spatious rooms. The hotels is based on a traditional Kmer style and it is very refreshing when compared to the other concrete hotels that have recently been built.
My family stayed here in March 2006. The check-in was great. They welcomed us with cool towels and a refreshing drink and encouraged us to sit on comfortable sofas as the staff did the check-in procedures. We were then taken to our rooms on the third level (top floor) via an "old" looking lift which delighted my children.
Victoria seems to be going down in standard since it opened 2 years ago.
I know the victoria Hotel in Siem Reap since it opened as I have lived there until recently. It used to be nice. I also saw it deteriorate quickly. The French GM seems to spend more time at home or looking after his kid while at the hotel. Expat staff is there but not appearing. Food quality has gone down i.e. breakfast choice has been reduced, prices have gone up noticeably. I used laundry facilties regulary, sometimes it was ironed, sometimes not, no wrapping available, had to bring my own plastic bag to collect the laundry etc. Service is slow and language comprehension is poor.
Cleanliness sometimes a bit neglected. Staff is friendly but clueless. Check your bills carefully before you sign or pay.
A great stay
This hotel exudes ambience. A new hotel with old world charm.
Rooms and all facilities excellent.
Great staff, always eager to please.
Hi, I just came back from staying at the Victoria Angkor. It's a very lovely hotel situated just by the Raffles hotel. It faces a park (maintained by the Raffles), so it's really tranquil and green outside. The decor is French-inspired and very tasteful. Nice pool. I stayed in a deluxe room and found it to be perfectly clean and comfortable with all the right amenities - tea/coffee service, hairdryer, extra pillows and secure safe. The staff are excellent: very friendly, efficient (I called for a blanket, and it arrived practically one minute later), and warm. The buffet breakfast is quite standard, but pleasing all the same. They have a nice added touch of fresh fruit juices and daily healthy 'concoctions' such as mixed celery, orange and apple juice, etc. Like most hotels in SReap, it is very close to the ruins... about 10 mins away so it's very convenient. Highly recommended!
I have stayed at nearly all the Victoria Hotels throughout the years and this one is the most grand. It has the feel of an older property like Raffles but is very new and modern. The location is superb as it sits along the famous park that was previously dominated by the raffles.
Wonderful holiday at Victoria Angkor
We stayed at the Victoria Angkor Hotel between the 28th Dec and the 31st Dec 2004. We found it charming from beginning to end. The staff are extremely hospitable, the layout of the hotel is French Colonial (it only opened 20th Dec 2003), the food in the various restaurants is excellent and we were extremely statisfied. It has a charm that gets lost in the larger hotels. There are 3 floors here - they are installing an elevator (there wasn't one for the guests - which could be a problem if you are frail) but the room were spacious (we were in deluxe rooms) and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
I would advise that you pre-arrange transport from the airport and a guide for the temples in your preferred language.