Serenity in Siem Reap, Cambodia – Tresor D’Angkor Suite
Spacious, stylish and comfortable, Tresor D’Angkor Suite in Siem Reap, Cambodia was the perfect antidote to what had been a hectic few months. Between weddings in Australia, hubby needing to go back ten weeks early because of a family illness, and a frantic month in Thailand, trying to finish up all my projects before the next big adventure, I was tired with a capital ‘T.’
From the moment I exited the airport and found Mr Kim waiting for me patiently at arrivals, the service was exemplary. Nothing was too much for the friendly smiling staff. Whether it be rustling up a special cocktail, organising a ride into town, or booking an impromptu massage, nothing seemed to much trouble.
The resort is about ten minutes from the central area of Siem Reap, and you’ll need to negotiate a bumpy road through a rural area to reach the elegant entrance. But the location provides a number of bonuses, and it’s a breeze to get around. If you can’t time your run for the complimentary bus, the reception team can quickly arrange transport, and it’s only a few dollars either way.
My first impression of the property was of peace and tranquillity. Ponds and water features surround the entrance, and the luxurious pool takes centre stage among the stylish villas.
If, like me, you’re too tired to wander into town for dinner, head for the roof terrace for sunset drinks with views over the pool before dinner in the onsite restaurant. The menu contains a good range of delicious Khmer specialities along with a variety of western favourites. I can highly recommend the chicken curry, seafood noodles and sate dish. Drinks are cheap, and a cocktail around the pool tops off a perfect dining experience.
The peace and quiet of the location showed its real value as I snuggled into the crisp white linen and plush pillows. After months of needing to wear earplugs to sleep, I spent the first night without them and didn’t hear a peep. Sheer bliss. Lucky I had the alarm set, or I would have slept right through.
Having lived in Asia for many years now, I’m firmly in the ‘local nosh for breakfast’ camp which usually means something savoury like a noodle or rice soup, or perhaps eggs. The selection at Tresor D’Angkor Suite didn’t disappoint. However, if you prefer something more traditional, a continental breakfast or more western fare is available. As usual, the fresh fruit in this region is divine, and a nice pot of English Breakfast Tea tops it off.
Tim and I have been to Siem Reap before and had three full days exploring the temple complexes, so this visit was all about exploring some of the alternative activities. Ziplining, typical Cambodian products, environmentally friendly NGO’s, sunset cocktails at the Foreign Correspondent’s Club and the only craft brewpub in town were all high on the list. That…and, a deep tissue massage with oil, to iron out the knots in my neck and shoulders caused by too much time sitting at a desk, writing up a storm. 60 minutes in the Tresor Spa was just what the doctor ordered. They have a full range of massage and spa treatments available in either the spa or in the comfort of your room.
Of course, if you do want to visit the temples, the floating village and other more traditional activities, the team at Tresor D’Angkor Suite can organise that all for you too.
All in all a great experience and one I’d highly recommend for anyone wanting to indulge themselves while enjoying the charms of Cambodia’s legendary Khmer culture.
More information on staying at Tresor D’Angkor Suite
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All limbered up and de-stressed by the time I left; I’m now in the right frame of mind for some adventure. Watch this space for our next adventure in Sri Lanka, starting January 2018.