“Located at the gate of Angkor Wat, just outside of town, each of the 9 colonial style rooms is set around the main pool, complemented by Khmer cuisine with a French touch.”,
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Hotel Description

Incorporating Khmer style aesthetics with a touch of modern design, The Samar comprises 2 villas, an apartment, and 5 junior suites that overlook a swimming pool and lush tropical garden. Set very close to Angkor, the resort provides an ideal base for discovering the magical temples in an elegant and traditional Angkor style setting.

There is no substitute for local knowledge and personal assistance to help you plan the perfect stay. The Secret Retreats Concierge is ready to share insider tips with you to ensure you book the best room for your stay on the best available rate or offer , to share tips on what to see and do and where to dine, to help you with personal requests, and to keep you informed of any cultural events, shows or festivals that match your dates of stay. Enjoy the difference that turns a good stay, into a great travel experience. Your Secret Retreats Concierge is looking forward to hearing from you. Contact the concierge on dream@secret-retreats.com.

Room Description

Why Book With Secret Retreats?

Concierge Service

Personal assistance from our Concierge offering local knowledge and insider tips to help you plan and book your perfect Asian journey.

Personal Service

The peace of mind and personal service one can only enjoy by booking direct with the Asian experts.

Local Knowledge

Benefit from our local knowledge and passion for our homes to personalize your stay.

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Your Concierge is ready to assist you with completing your reservation on dream@secret-retreats.com

Hotel Facilities & Highlights

The Samar highlight
Swimming pool size: 18 x 6 m
The Samar highlight
The Samar Restaurant serves Khmer and Asian dishes with some French cuisine as well
The Samar highlight
The Spa offers treatment for beauty and relaxation using essences of plants, aromas of healing flowers, khmers herbs and spices blended from traditional recipes into modern-day beauty rituals for your enjoyment.
The Samar highlight
Tuktuk service to explore the temples and the old town

Your Host & The Team

Christian & Bertrand PrestautChristian & Bertrand Prestaut
“When I was a kid, I enjoyed looking at the colonial newspapers and magazines in the attic of my grand-parents. Since then, Angkor has always been a magic name. Later when I was reading Malraux and Lotti, my attraction for mystic Angkor was growing. The dream became more tangible in 2000, when my son Bertrand moved to Cambodia, then it became true in 2010 when both of us decided to create The Samar Villas and Spa, a boutique hotel on the doorstep of Angkor Wat, combining traditional Khmer aesthetics and a touch of modern design. Offering you a chance to discover the site of Angkor, to meet Khmer people and their legendary smile is for us a modest opportunity to contribute and rebuild this beautiful country. The same respect for local people and culture prevails with every host at Secret Retreats.”

Welcome to Siem Reap

Bursting with life and laden with Khmer, colonial and Chinese architecture, the small provincial capital of Siem Reap serves as the gateway to Angkor Archaeological Park. Stretching over 400 square kilometres and one of the world’s most esteemed treasures, this UNESCO World Heritage site contains dozens of temples and other magnificent Khmer Empire remains from the 9th to the 15th century. In addition to the revered 12th century masterpiece dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu Angkor Wat, other wonders found here include: Angkor Thom’s Bayon Temple, Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre, and the astonishing temple overtaken by vines and roots Ta Prohm.

Besides Angkor, other activities comprise: elephant rides, browsing the wonderful craft shops, visiting a silk farm, taking a boat ride on the serene Tonle Sap Lake to witness the life of the people in the floating villages, and Aspara dance performances. For the more adventurous, a road tour on a quad (ATV) through villages and rice paddies is an exhilarating experience. As night falls, Siem Reap lights up with dozens of restaurants, bars, cafés and other places in which to while away the evening. Enchanting treasures, hospitable people, bustling nightlife—welcome to Siem Reap.

Useful Information

Phum Tropeang Ses Khum Kochok Srok,
Total number of rooms: 9
Annual closing:
Open all year

Time zone: (GMT+07:00) Hanoi
Currency accepted: USD, KHR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express
Electricity voltage: 220V
Electricity plug type:      
Your concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on dream@secret-retreats.com
15 mn drive from the airport, between Old Town and Angkor Wat Site
Nearest Airport: Siem Reap International (REP) - 7 km

115, Group 7 Siem Reap, Cambodia


Time & Weather

Current Temperature

24° C

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Local Time

3:57 pm