Lotus Blanc Resort, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Offering 4-star luxury, the Lotus Blanc Resort in Siem Reap is a lovely boutique hotel in one of Cambodia’s most popular destinations, and one of the hotels included in our escorted tours of Cambodia. Upon arrival, you’ll enjoy signature welcome drinks, served by the Resident Host in the luxurious lobby lounge, which overlooks a lotus pond filled with colourful fish.
In one direction, it’s 1.5km (or a 20-minute walk) from the Cambodian Cultural Village, where you’ll get to see traditional performances and learn all about the native customs. In the other direction, the Lotus Blanc hotel just over 2km from the city centre, where top attractions include the Royal Residence and the Angkor National Museum.
Rooms and services
Inspired by French art and décor, with polished wooden parquet floors, the rooms and suites at the Lotus Blanc Hotel Siem Reap offer luxurious places to retreat after a day exploring Siem Reap and Cambodia. Each has its own private balcony, where you can make the most of the room’s exceptional views, looking out either over the pool, the Siem Reap skyline or the lush tropical gardens. Featuring a comfortable double bed, a 42” TV with over 80 channels, individually controlled air conditioning and free high-speed Wi-Fi, you have everything you need to enjoy a quiet evening in your room and get a restful night’s sleep. If you’re thirsty, take advantage of the complimentary bottled water, tea and coffee, or for an extra charge, enjoy a drink from the minibar or something from the 24-hour room service menu. In the en-suite bathroom, there is a rain shower, a hairdryer and comfy bathrobes and slippers to make use of.
Along with the 24-hour in room dining service, the Lotus Blanc Resort also offers a laundry and dry cleaning service at an additional charge. Complimentary services offered by the hotel include daily turndown, wake-up calls, a shoeshine service and foreign currency exchange.
Surrounded by coconut trees, the beautiful outdoor Tropi-Coco Pool is a stunning place to relax, with plenty of sun loungers to sit back on. Measuring 25 metres long, it’s also a stadium-sized swimming pool, meaning it’s a great place to swim a few lengths too. Also looking out onto the tropical coconut trees is the Lotus Blanc Resort’s on-site gym, which features a variety of cardiovascular and weight equipment, as well as a satellite TV for entertainment. You can also pick up some souvenirs without leaving the Lotus Blanc Resort; The Nirann is a boutique store selling a range of locally made products, including artworks, silk scarves, handbags and carved ornaments.
The Lotus Blanc Resort prides itself on its luxury spa, which offers a variety of traditional Khmer treatments, which include a herbal body massage, herbal body wraps and warm oil treatments.
There is a variety of excellent places to eat and drink at the Lotus Blanc Resort Siem Reap, so there is something suitable for every occasion. Start your day with an extravagant buffet breakfast in Le Blanc. Le Blanc is also open for lunch and dinner with an a la carte menu blending Khmer and Western cuisine, and features an open kitchen so you can see the chefs at work. Enjoy your meal here either in the restaurant or out on the pretty terrace.
For a fine dining experience, visit the Damnak Lounge, which also offers indoor and outdoor dining. Its classy interior hosts a gourmet dining experience, specialising in modern Khmer cuisine, including prime beef cuts for two, delicious soups and glazed meats and seafood. Delicious steaks and seafood can also be enjoyed at the Damnak Steakhouse, an Italian-style steakhouse with local influences, specialising in sous vide, grill and braise, paired with an excellent wine selection.
The Lotus Blanc Resort also offers a number of bars and lounges for a more laid-back affair. Relax in the hotel’s grand Lobby Lounge, overlooking a beautiful koi pond, or visit the neighbouring Lemon Bar for a selection of signature cocktails, wines and champagnes, accompanied by a range of cakes and sweets recommended by the chefs. Also adjacent to the Lemon Bar is the Cherry Bar, serving expertly made cocktails along with a menu of light bites. If you’re looking to spend a day by the pool, the Coco Bar is a poolside bar serving refreshing fruit juices, cocktails and laid-back dining throughout the day.
The Lotus Blanc Resort is a stunning boutique hotel in Siem Reap, offering luxury rooms with balconies, gourmet dining, and an on-site spa and outdoor pool.