Amansara Siem Reap - YSR006

Arguably Siem Reap's most exclusive address, it is hardly surprising that this swanky, central hotel is a firm favourite for celebrities and the rich and famous.

Behind the high walls of this former guesthouse of King Sihanouk lies an exclusive slice of Paradise. Beautifully decorated suites with private pools, a luxurious spa and stunning restaurant that attracts people from far and wide, are all part of the package here.

Amansara operates on a half-board basis, which means breakfast is included as well as either lunch or dinner - and a very good selection of spirits wines and beers. Guests are invited to pop into the restaurant at any time to pour themselves a drink from the vast collection on the side, and enjoy a slice of homemade cake. In addition, the suites feature a complimentary mini-bar with a range of alcoholic beverages as well as alternative herbal drinks and snacks.

When it comes to accommodation, Amansara offers unrivaled luxury. All 24 suites enjoy an open-plan setting with finishes in terrazzo and timber, as well as outdoor courtyards. Half have their own private 6m pool in the garden.

The combined sleeping and living area has a large writing desk and a king-size bed. Adjacent is a dressing area with hanging cupboards and drawers, a large sofa and an informal dining table and chairs. Beyond, and leading down a few steps is the bathroom with floor-to-ceiling glass doors which open onto a light-filled garden featuring a cushioned banquette. The bathroom contains twin vanities with makeup mirrors, a large soaking tub and a separate shower and toilet. Each suite is air-conditioned and offers Internet connections, ceiling fans, a telephone, room safe and music system.

The resort has two swimming pools; a 25m lap pool and a 7.5m curved swimming pool with a sundeck and loungers. The spa at the resort is one of the most luxurious in the country.

The circular Dining Room with its soaring high ceiling and shaded terrace, offers both traditional Khmer and Western cuisines. The dining area also includes a walk-in wine and cheese cellar where guests can make their selection, and a casual lounging area. Guests can also dine poolside or in-suite, meanwhile the Roof Terrace offers a seasonal alternative spot for early evening drinks or lunch.

There is a library room, which provides a range of coffee-table books, travel guides, novels, magazines, daily newspapers and complimentary Internet access through an in-house laptop.

24 Bedrooms, Sleeps 48
£800 - £1000 per night

Two swimming pools
Restaurant and bar
Roof Terrace