Jaya House River Park
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Our rating: Premium | Property style: Boutique Hotel
Enjoying a tranquil setting along the banks of the Siem Reap River, Jaya House River Park is hidden amongst spacious gardens just a short distance from the town centre. By far one of our firm favourites in Cambodia, this property is an equal opportunity employer and one of our most philanthropic partners, having created a plastic-free property and strong dedication to local charities focused on supporting the environment, skill development and education. With two pools, a spa and the opportunity for all-day dining, its 36 beautifully-appointed rooms and suites offer up a choice of balconies or direct access to the pool and garden. Peacefully located away from the bustle of downtown Siem Reap, the hotel is decorated throughout with charming Khmer art-deco inspired touches, whilst its calming spa utilises the traditions of ancient Khmer and South-East Asian treatments. The hotel’s wonderful Trorkuon Restaurant also serves up a variety of local and classical western dishes that are healthy and vegan friendly. Make sure to grab one of their delicious cocktails up in the Sky Bar where you can enjoy stunning sunset views overlooking the river.
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