The Heritage Suites Hotel in Siem Reap of Cambodia is a colonial style retreat situated in the setting of the pagoda district. The delightful colonial-era facade is a reversion to the departed charm of the French era in the area. But, if you just enter once in this suites hotel, it covers up a myriad of private boutique bungalows all of which are set in a green tropical garden. Flower-based suites, delicious dishes for the appetite, soaking bath, and a trip to Angkor Wat’s shrines in the classical Mercedes of this hotel in Siem Reap are just enough to ensure you a pleasant vacation in this traditional, cultural, and historical southeast Asian city.
Speaking about its rooms, there are 26 in total of which 20 are suites. The rate doubles starting from USD 175. Among the amenities, you can expect outdoor swimming pool, garden, Bodia Spa, and WiFi anywhere for a fee. In the rooms, you are free to use its free bottled water, iPod dock, and air-conditioning. Coming to the poolside, you are fully permitted to chill out in its saltwater water body that is quite spacious and is flanked by soothing-green vegetation. No where else in the town will you find such a pool that is cooled to a stimulating temperature even on a sunny day. So, why don’t you come here to relax?
The check-out time is 12 pm. However, this deadline can also be extended up to 6 pm in the evening by paying an additional 50 percent of the total room rate. But, even this is possible if more rooms are available for the other arriving guests. The check-in time is 2 pm. However, even this can be made flexible. The Heritage Suites Hotel in Siem Reap allows its guests to benefit from the in-room check-in in form of a personalized choice of tropical fruit that adorns the welcome plate.
Currently, there is no objection for the children here, who can be here freely. Kids are welcome and for them, this suites hotel provide free baby cots, babysitters for US$5 per hour, and extra beds for the grown-up ones for US$25 per night.
Note: The hotel is closed from 23rd December 2010 to 5th January 2011.
Interestingly, the Heritage Suites Hotel has kept the name of its suites from the beautiful flowers. Further, it has planned to include covered courtyard gardens along with the natural light streams that cast their shadows on the wooden floors. On my trip, Hibiscus was my garland of the day, which was a Bungalow Suite exhibiting a mix of Indian as well as Cambodian finishing. Explore the tranquility amidst the Buddha heads or in the outdoor shower or in open-plan bath.
This is called the Bodia Spa in this suites hotel, which is a small haven for the body, mind, and soul. Artistically festooned in ochre tones, this is the place of the ultimate rejuvenation.
The Heritage Suites Hotel in Siem Reap offers one single restaurant called the Lantern that faces both in the West and East because of its influences right from the Cambodian to French dishes. The savory menu with its seven flavors costs only US$20.
Are you eager to know about the most matching dress code? Well, then this is the colonial-esque couture that include creamy linens and print fabrics. This certainly goes well with the art, color, and architecture of the restaurant. Want to know which table is the best for a memorable dinner? Well, you need to reserve a seat on the balcony above the lobby dining room. This is where you enjoy a panoramic view of the surroundings along with the bird’s-eye vista of the bar. Although the meals are offered only until 11 at night, the bartender will be seen for a longer time if in case there is vibrant mass.
Do not worry about the room service. It is certainly there servicing you daily from early morning 6 am to 11 pm. It can also serve you anything from the Lantern menu in your own room right from the pastas for the self-comfort to rambutan panacotta for an unusual taste. While you are in the bar, do taste its mango daiquiri.
Tip: Do not miss the five hour round trip journey to the Angkor Wat temples.