Hotel Be Angkor
- Style Living canvas
- Setting Old Market alleyway
Local artists designed each of the three impeccably thought-out rooms in Siem Reap’s Hotel Be Angkor in different ways, but kept a luxurious, modern feel throughout. Despite being front and centre for all the town's top drinking and dining, this elegant hideaway never feels overrun, disproving the old saying that three’s a crowd.
Need to know
- Rooms Three, including two suites.
- Rates Double rooms from $115.00, excluding tax at 12 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional service charge of 5% per room per night on check-out.
- More details Rates include à la carte breakfast, return transfers from Siem Reap International Airport, and access to the gym and pool at a nearby hotel.
- Facilities Spa treatment rooms, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, minibar, rain shower, Hotel Be toiletries.
- Check–out Noon; check-in, 2pm. Both are flexible subject to availability.
Children Kids are welcome at Hotel Be. Free cots for babies and extra beds for one child can be provided. Babysitting can be arranged, given 24 hours notice.
- Also The rooms are non-smoking, but you're welcome to spark up on your private terrace or balcony. Sister property the One Hotel Angkor shares the same Pop Art-filled lobby.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Three Siem Reap-based artists have been let loose on the rooms, fitting out the three suites with a quirky mix of evocative photographs and bold fabrics. Our pick is the Bamboo Room, where Sopheap Pich's striking rattan and bamboo sculptures and framed drawings take centre stage. A rooftop terrace with day-bed and Old Market views seals the deal.
- Packing tips Channel Angelina Jolie à la Tomb Raider with cool khakis for temple treks. After dark, opt for laid-back linens or jewel-bright hues to match the colourful surrounds. Bring a fistful of US dollars to snap up scarves and trinkets at the markets (antique opium pipes are our current take-home fave).
- Also Want holiday pics like a pro? Snappers should book the Sepia Package, which includes a three-day temple pass and a half-day photography excursion to Angkor Wat with John McDermott. (Scope out his stunning shots in the Sepia Room for inspiration.)
Food and drink at Hotel Be Angkor
- Last orders Linga Bar starts shaking, stirring and pouring at 4pm and calls last drinks at 1am.
- Room service You'll be handed a mobile phone at check-in, so you can dial up snacks and drinks from ground-floor restaurant Aha and Linga Bar. Early-birds take note, options are limited for pre-dawn breakfasts if you're heading off on a sunrise temple tour.
- Hotel bar Located opposite the hotel, across the narrow alleyway, Linga Bar is decked out with chocolate leather couches and candy-hued cushions, and draws an up-for-anything party crowd for moreish mojitos and chilled dance tunes.