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Review: Park Hyatt Siem Reap | Understated luxury

About Part Hyatt Siem Reap

Located right in the heart of Siem Reap, Cambodia, this luxury 5-star hotel boasts 104 sophisticatedly-decorated rooms and suites. The limited number of guest rooms at Park Hyatt Siem Reap, which makes it almost like a boutique, ensures that it actually live up to the “Luxury is personal” motto of the Park Hyatt brand.

Official photo of Park Hyatt Siem Reap

The building itself is designed by the renowned architect Bill Bensley, whose work includes a wide range of iconic hotels and resorts such as the Four Seasons Chiang Mai, Siam Bangkok, and J.W.Marriott Phu Quoc. With a combination of contemporary touches and Khmer inspirations, Park Hyatt Siem Reap stands out like an oasis of tranquility amid this ancient land.

Location: Within walking distance to Siem Reap night market, 8km from Angkor Wat

Price: From US $260 per night at Park King / Park Twin

Booking: CLICK HERE TO BOOK

What I love about Park Hyatt Siem Reap

Delightful breakfast buffet

  • Though they didn’t offer a sumptuous breakfast buffet, everything that was on display was made with the highest quality and a concentration on its taste.
  • Apart from the buffet counter, they also have a menu of made-to-order items in Western and Khmer styles. I tried their heavenly egg benedict and a heartful bowl of Khmer rice noodle soup. That was one my of best breakfast buffets ever!
  • The morning ambiance at The Dining Room, where their breakfast buffet is served, is beyond peaceful! You can even hear birds singing from the trees!
Breakfast with a view at Park Hyatt Siem Reap
Breakfast with a view at Park Hyatt Siem Reap
We got quite full!
We got quite full!

Enchanting afternoon tea moments

What’s a better experience than having afternoon tea on a swing bed? That was for me not just a cool experience at that very moment, but rather something that I knew would be etched on my memory for a long time to come.

Where can you find a better place for afternoon tea?
Where can you find a better place for afternoon tea?
Afternoon Tea at Park Hyatt Siem Reap
Afternoon Tea at Park Hyatt Siem Reap
Afternoon Tea at Park Hyatt Siem Reap
Afternoon Tea at Park Hyatt Siem Reap

Stunning tropical pools

The ground floor lush lap pool is shaded by parasols and cabanas. The first floor free-form pool is a relaxing oasis with a lagoon design, green tiles and verdant nature.” – Park Hyatt Siem Reap

The lap pool at Park Hyatt Siem Reap
The free-form pool at Park Hyatt Siem Reap

Chic hotel design with a cultural touch

Kudos to Bill Bensley, the hotel is designed in such a way that is both sophisticatedly esthetic and culturally inspiring.

While you can find Buddhist touches and Khmer elements all around the hotel, this omnipresence of the local culture feels not at all dominant. In fact, the hotel resembles a “live” exhibition where the past blends with the presence in every detail, from the books chosen to be displayed to the Buddhist statues, each with a unique history behind. To put it simply, the hotel’s design gently appeals to all those with a refined taste.

Interior design at Park Hyatt Siem Reap
Interior design at Park Hyatt Siem Reap
I hadn't seen such a stylish lift lobby before
I hadn’t seen such a subtly stylish lift lobby before
You can find a number of spaces for meditation around the hotel

Traditional dance performance at dinner

This is nowhere near as well-prepared as The Smile of Angkor, but still is a great touch to guests’ dining experience.

Traditional Khmer dance at Park Hyatt Siem Reap
Traditional Khmer dance at Park Hyatt Siem Reap

Comfy room

Park King at Park Hyatt Siem Reap
Park King at Park Hyatt Siem Reap

What could have enhanced my experience at Park Hyatt Siem Reap

  • I was really thinking that adding a specific theme or story to Park Hyatt Siem Reap’s afternoon tea could have elevated the experience there even more. (For example, the concept of Park Hyatt Saigon’s afternoon tea stems from the (fictional) story of a French lady who keeps a journal of posh experiences that she has in Saigon).

All in all, the luxury experiences I had at Park Hyatt Siem Reap were superb beyond words. With great eagerness, I would gladly promote this beautiful property to anyone who visits this ancient land in Cambodia.

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