” Siem Reap itself is something else. You can feel certain peace and tranquility immidiately after you land there.
When you check in to hotel Samar Villa & Spa, this feeling of serenity and relaxation comes to it’s full power. It is situated just a bit outside of the city centre limits, which is actually great. Tuk tuk is affordable so a 4,5 minute ride to the Siem Reap centre is really not a problem. On a contrary, nice way to cool down after a hot day in Angkor temples, before you step into the Samar swimming pool.
Check in procedure is really smooth and relaxing, with nice welcome drinks and towels provided for all. Hotel is not big, so even if they are full, you are almost all the time alone and you feel like you have it all just for yourself.
Staff are very nice and provide help but privacy in the same time, which we appreciated highly.
Rooms are so nice, in french colonial style, maintained well, decorated with style.
Breakfasts were so delicious, there is no buffet, but you can order your daily choice and they will prepare it for you. Very tasty.
Some of the comments before were negative (eg maintainance, insect spraying,…). We found them not to be true, and as far as insects are concerned, of course they have to spray, but as the end result you can have nice relaxing evenings without bugs and mosquitos. They do it during the day, when all/most guests are out, exploring temples….
All in all, i really hope me and my family will come back to Cambodia and Siem Reap soon. Then we will stay in Samar again for sure! It is for every recommendation.”