Angkor Wat on your list for 2015? Stay at these luxury hotels…

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If you have chosen Angkor Wat as one of the wonders of the world that you wish to experience in 2015, it is vital that you put extra effort into picking accommodation, as Cambodia is a place where luxury hotels can either be overpriced or deficient in standards compared to the first world. These hotels will provide value on a level that will make you feel like Khmer royalty…

Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor

If you desire the reliability of a well-known brand, Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor will deliver the superb level of service that this Singapore based hotelier has built their business on over the decades.

While the restaurants on site are exquisite in their quality, those looking for an unforgettable culinary experience will want to take advantage of the option to have dinner in the presence of one of temples inside Angkor Wat Archelogical Park. This alone will make your plans to see Cambodia well more the time and money.

AMATAO Tropical Residence

Looking for something a bit more exotic without cutting back on key comforts? AMATAO Tropical Residence provides a boutique hotel experience that is in line with the design and traditions of the nation of Cambodia.

The property has a lush garden is filled with a variety of beautiful tropical plants, granting you the serenity and peace you carve after a hectic day spent touring the ruins of Angkor Wat. With accommodation centered around private houses rather than hotel rooms, the feeling of intimacy you get from staying at a place like this is a welcome change from generic suites that make you feel like you could be anywhere in the world.

Anantara Angkor Resort and Spa

Taking its inspiration from former Khmer royal residences, the property of Anantara Angkor Resort and Spa endeavor to make you feel just as special as the ruling monarchs that used to reign over this land. The courtyard contains a courtyard lined with palms and highlighted by a refreshing swimming pool, an amenity which will be most welcome after a full day in the Cambodian sun.

When you do leave the hotel grounds on days when you are not heading to the Angkor temple complex, allow one of the hotel’s guides accompany you, as they will fill you in on the significance of the many intriguing sights you’ll see as you stroll the streets of Siem Reap.

In this way, your understanding of Khmer culture will be more profound than if you were to attempt to decipher these traditions on your own.

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