On arrival in Siem Reap we were received at the airport and chaffeured directly to [linker q=”Angkor Village Resort and Spa” gtm=”merchant” id=”Angkor_Village_Resort_&_Spa” ft=”fetchProducts” fb=”Angkor_Village_Resort_&_Spaquery_Angkor Village Resort and Spa_filterBrand_Expedia|_~” ni=”true”]Angkor Village Resort and Spa[/linker] where we spent 4 blissful days. The resort is built around a lush tropical garden. Walking to and from the rooms, one is pleasantly entertained by beauteous butterflies flying around, birds singing and even frogs croaking.
Our room overlooked the garden with the swimming pool playing peek-a-boo through the trees. It was clean and spacious enough we were even able to set up a small playing area for Roby and his toys. The rooms are equipped with everything possible to make your stay comfortable. Our room had a big bath tub and I can not put in words the pleasure of coming back to soak oneself after a long day of touring. Purely cloud nine state of mind.The staff is very hospitable and accomodating. During our stay we met Samanta the Guest Relations manager, who assisted us in planning our 4 days accordingly in terms of what to see and do around town. Augustin the Food and Beverage manager was always accessible to make sure everything runs smoothly. On our last evening he offered us a mango something something cocktail. I can’t remember neither the name or the elements in it but I sure remember how delectable it was. Something worth trying while lounging around.
We were able to visit the major temples and the city without any problem. There is always a tuktuk on standby by the entrance. We used the same tuktuk driver throughout our stay. He was very professional, amicable, helpful and most importantly consistent with his fee. At no given time did we feel like we were being over charged.
The resort has two restaurants allowing visitors to venture into an Indochina culinary journey. They serve Thai, Laos, Vietnamese and of course Khmer. Living in Cambodia for 2years kind of makes me an expert when it comes to two of my favourite Khmer dishes: Beef lok lak and Fish amok. Unfortunately I wasn’t very impressed with the beef lok lak. I had it three times but the flavours weren’t there and the portions were inconsistent. This didn’t make me less happier. Everything else was so perfect, the beef lok lak was least of my problems.Our overall experience at Angkor Village Resort and Spa was memorable. I definitely miss their 200m swimming pool that runs around like a river. It felt like waking up in a beautiful jungle.