The Independent ranks the top five hotels in Siem Reap

The Independent (UK) has named their top five hotels of the top five tourist destinations of Cambodia. The five tourist destinations are Phnom Penh, Battambang, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, and Kampot. The information is based on reviews and rankings from the TripAdvisor website, so it is not really an accurate indication of which hotels receive the most visitors, have the best facilities, or are the best value for your money. Nevertheless it is an interesting look at the hotel industry in Cambodia, through the (sometimes) savvy eyes of the well seasoned travelers who contribute reviews to Below are their picks for Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, the rest you will have to find on the original Independent article.

Siem Riep Hotels - As the gateway to Angkor Wat, Siem Riep is one of Cambodia's most visited cities - many tourists will skip the capital in favour of a direct journey to the city from Thailand or Vietnam. As such, it boasts an impressive hotel selection, topped by the Sojourn Boutique Villas, which were described as "the most amazing hotel I've every stayed in" by one visitor.

1 Sojourn Boutique Villas

2 Pavillon d'Orient Boutique-Hotel

3 Angkor Pearl Hotel

4 Heritage Suites Hotel

5 La Residence d'Angkor by Orient-Express

Average price of top five $167 - $308 / €124 - €228

Phnom Penh - With some luxury options by international brands such as Raffles, it's no surprise that the average rate of the top five hotels in Cambodia's capital is slightly higher than the rest of the country. Despite this, the moderately priced "the 252" hotel topped the list, with visitors describing it as "a great place to stay in Phnom Penh".

1 the 252
2 The Villa Paradiso
3 The Pavilion
4 Raffles Hotel Le Royal
5 Blue Lime

Average price of top five $89 - $140 / €66 - €104

Data is taken from millions of independent reviews and rankings surveyed at TripAdvisor taken on November 17, 2010.


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