Hotel kids’ clubs aren’t exactly common in Cambodia (we found precisely one in all of our travels there). But kids’ clubs aren’t the only marker of a hotel’s family-friendliness, of course: pools with shallow water or dedicated kids’ sections; spacious rooms with flat-screen TVs; quiet, yet convenient locations; and free Wi-Fi and breakfast are all great factors, as well. Take a look at our top picks for kid-friendly hotels in the resort town of Siem Reap.
The Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa, one of the finest hotels in Siem Reap, blends colonial charm and modern luxury. Its 129 rooms all come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. The hotel's enormous swimming pool takes up much of the grounds; it's not too deep, so is suitable for kids. There is also a small kids' pool behind the main pool and a kids' club. The L'Escale restaurant serves free breakfast buffets, as well as Khmer and western food for lunch and dinner. Additionally, the resort is just minutes from the town center and located just off the main road to Angkor Wat.
The 260-room Angkor Palace Resort & Spa is a luxury hotel in the quiet countryside outside of Siem Reap. The sprawling grounds include a driving range, tennis courts, and a large free-form swimming pool, plus a kids' pool with slides and a play area. Rooms, suites, and villas are elegant, with polished wooden floors, teak furniture, and modern amenities. Three on-site restaurants include a traditional wooden Khmer House serving authentic Khmer cuisine. A host of freebies -- a breakfast buffet with plenty of international options, airport transfers, site-wide Wi-Fi -- make this resort a great pick for families.
The Memoire d' Angkor Boutique Hotel is a 48-room property right on the main street of Siem Reap, with hundreds of restaurants and shops nearby. It's also only a 15-minute drive to Angkor Wat and the airport. Rooms are simple and sleek, with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi (all rooms come with free laundry service). The hotel has a small pool with an attached kids' pool and a restaurant with live traditional music and Apsara dance shows each evening.
The Sokha Angkor Resort is one of Siem Reap's largest hotels, with 275 rooms and a wealth of facilities, including Japanese, Khmer-International, and buffet restaurants, and one of the city's largest swimming pools, which has a kids' section (though the entire pool is not deep, making it very family-friendly). The rooms here are extra spacious, and all but the standard Deluxe City View Rooms have great pool views. Rooms feature modern amenities and contemporary Khmer decor. The hotel is perfectly situated right on the national road in the middle of town, which marks the crossroads to the Angkor temples and downtown Pub Street and market area.
The 324-room Angkor Miracle Resort is one of the largest hotels in Siem Reap and is popular with tour groups. The upscale hotel is near the airport, but a 10-minute drive from the lively center of town. All rooms have flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Cabana Rooms have the extra plus of a large swing seat on their poolside patios, while suites have separate living rooms and dining areas, two televisions, two balconies, and DVD players. An array of features includes a large swimming pool with a hot tub and kids’ section, a restaurant, and a cafe.
The Prince D'Angkor Hotel & Spa is a four-pearl hotel that has 195 rooms and is only a 10-minute walk from Siem Reap's lively Pub Street. Rooms are mostly modern, with Khmer decor alongside features like large flat-screen TVs and spacious bathrooms. Lower category rooms are a bit tired, though, and show some wear. This is one of the larger hotels within an easy walk of the downtown area. The hotel has a nice swimming pool with a kids' section, plus airport pickup, Wi-Fi, and breakfast (with Asian and Western options) are all free.
Located across the Siem Reap River, not far from the old market and Pub Street, Golden Temple Hotel occupies a quiet location that's still central and convenient. This bright and pleasant boutique-style hotel has 30 homey rooms surrounding a central pool. Amenities include flat-screen TVs with DVD players and terraces with loungers. The restaurant serves free breakfast, as well as lunch and dinner. The resort is competitively priced with nearby properties, and also offers free bicycle use for all guests as well as free airport transfers.
The Tara Angkor is a large hotel on the main road to the Angkor Temples, slightly out of Siem Reap's center and just a 15-minute drive from the airport. All of the 206 rooms come with free breakfast and have modern Khmer decor, flat-screen TVs with cable, and free Wi-Fi; extra-large Family Suites have three TVs and plenty of space. The large resort has a swimming pool, fitness center, spa, two restaurants, and a bar. It's a solid choice for those wanting numerous on-site facilities, and it's well-suited for groups.
Pacific Hotel & Spa is an upscale property that sits along the National Road leading from Cambodia to Thailand. The hotel is closer to the airport than it is to the center of Siem Reap, but a thrice-daily free shuttle to take guests downtown. The 236 classic rooms feature wood floors and modern Khmer decor, along with free breakfast and Wi-Fi. The hotel has a large swimming pool with a hot tub and kids' section, and there's a large fitness center and spa. Additional features include a restaurant, two bars, and live music in the evening. Unfortunately, the hotel is often crowded with tour groups and there's little to do in the immediate area.
Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor is one of the premier hotels in Siem Reap. With a historic heritage building dating back to 1932, the entire hotel exudes colonial charm, and is surrounded by 15 acres of landscaped French gardens. The swimming pool is one of Siem Reap's largest, and has a small kids' pool at the back, with a pool bar nearby. Rooms are lavishly furnished and have modern amenities, like giant flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and free Wi-Fi.