Tara Angkor Hotel, Siem Reap
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Great Value, Outstanding Sevicefrom Northern_Travelers1
Great Hotelfrom preteentraveler
t ask for morefrom Tommo68
We booked online with the hotel and took advantage of their special offer, which included free transfers from the airport (amongst other things).
From start to finish the staff were friendly and very helpful. The hotel tour manager was very knowledgeable and able to provide some great tips on what to see and what to avoid.
The hotel is conveniently located for the temples of Angkor and the centre of Siem Reap is only 5 minutes by tuk tuk.
The rooms are beautifully decorated, in a modern, minimalist style with a local flavour (such as the Cambodian silk bed covers) and have every modern convenience - including huge plasma screens in both the living area and bedroom. Perfect for relaxing after a day at the temples or local markets.
The rest of the hotel also lives up to expectations. The restaurant is great – providing an extensive buffet breakfast and catering for both Western and Asian palettes. The outside terrace is lovely and cool (well-shaded with water features) and a great spot for breakfast or lunch.
The poolside terrace is also good – with a range of seating and faultless service. Whilst the pool itself is fantastic and provides a much needed respite from the heat of the temples. There is also on onsite gym and sauna – if you feel up to it.
Simply cannot praise this hotel enough – set to be a firm favourite amongst some stiff local competition. I would not hesitate staying there in the future (I’m sure there is a temple or two we missed) and would definitely recommend the Tara to others.
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The breakfast buffet was also superb with a real variety of food. The location was ok. We just got a tuk tuk each evening to go into town and have dinner and shop around. Cheap enough and we all loved the tuk tuk rides.
The temples are all within easy distance whether tuk tuk, or van hire.
The hotel arranged our tour driver and van and also our tour guide. We were very happy with both
On the whole our 5 nights in Siem Reap were fantastic. The cambodian people are just so lovely and friendly. I really didnt mind if I paid too much I was more than happy that they got the money. Staying at the Tara Angkor just enhanced our whole trip there. The free airport transfer was also terrific. Lovely guy and picked us up on time and brought us back on time. If I went to Siem Reap again I would stay here again.
A very regular hotel - with some good things !from Proxification
We loved this hotelfrom manxaura
We were given a welcome drink on arrival, seated and all the usual check in handled by the staff whilst we waited. The reception staff that did our check in then escorted us to our room to explain its amenities and the bags brought up by the bell hop. We felt almost embarassed by our bags that had suffered a little road side dirt and our slightly grubby dressing. All staff spoke English well and we didn't have any communication problems. They were excellent – friendly, professional and helpful. What amazed us with hotels in Vietnam and Cambodia is how the staff always recognised us and knew exactly what our needs were. You never felt that you were imposing by asking too much.
The internal hotel space was spacious, the restaurant was large and there were also external seating areas for those who wanted a more al fresco dining style (suited for Breakfast and Dinner but a bit hot for lunch). The breakfast spread was huge and catered to different breakfast styles (Continental, Asian and American). We didn’t have any other meals there. The hotel location meant that it was part way between town and temples. It’s too far to the temples on foot (as are all other hotels) but not far to walk to town – about 15 to 20 min stroll with enough to see along the way. Tip: If heading into town, walk down to the first side street to the left (has set of traffic lights) after exiting the hotel, head down this street (there is a laundry service here – two laundry signs are present but head to the second one ... they charge USD2 per kg – not sure if this is local price or foreigner price) and then turn right and walk down by the riverside – some trinkety stalls and a look at Cambodian life. No one harassed us to buy anything. The road comes out at the Royal Independence Garden. A tuk-tuk ride back from town would cost USD1.50 at a minimum although USD2.00 seems to be the average asking price [when haggling, just remember that at the end of the day 50 cents isn’t much to you but means alot to the driver]. A ride to the airport in the hotel bus costs the two of us USD10/-. Wasn’t a long ride, but for our very early morning departure, the price wasn't an issue.
The main gripe we have with the hotel is that they charge USD3.00 per hour for using their wireless internet service (0.75 cents at internet cafes) – all other hotels, including lesser stared ones we stayed at provided wi-fi for free. Being a large hotel, it also attracts large tour groups – but since we weren't there all the time it wasn't an issue except for the one time when the pool got a little over crowded with the younger set that were staying there. No doubt, this would not be a consistent problem. The pool itself was nicely located at the far end so that it did not have any passing traffic (of non-pool using guests). It was over chlorinated, but you'd expect that for a publicly used pool.
From what we saw of hotels in Siem Reap, many of them were of a high standard. If we returned, we'd stay at another hotel, but only for the sake of a different experience. We'd definitely recommend this hotel to anyone considering staying here.
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The Cambodian people are so sweet and friendly that I found myself ignoring small things about the hotel which otherwise I would have found annoying and generally I was just nit picking about what is in effect a lovely hotel and a lovely destination.
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Spanking new hotel with great servicefrom AFAShahAlam
It was great service from the welcome drink to the check-out.
i would not hesitate to stay in Tara Angkor again as i think i need another visit to see the many other temples i missed this time due to shortage of time!
Amazing hotel with incredible servicefrom JoJoLondon
It has only very recently opened and we were able to get a discounted price via the hotel website.
Top Local Tips for Siem Reap
Motodups (tuk-tuk) find out the charges to a specific destination before you get on; sometimes it is better to decide that you will hire one motodup fro a whole day - it works out cheaper and the driver will wait for you at the destinations that you go to - like having a day chaffeur!
FCC - Cool Colonial Style The FCC is a great place to eat - try the taster platters (best when shared). Superb atmosphere, great deco and decent cocktails. There was even a local fashion show on the front lawn whilst we were there and the venue hosts other events on a regular basis. Highly recommended.
NEGOTIATE PRICE FIRST WITH TUK TUK DRIVERS... ..MAKE SURE YOU KOW YOUR PRICE.
Other names for Tara Angkor Hotel
- tara angkor siem reap
- hotel tara angkor
- Address: Vithei Charles De Gaulle - Siem Reap - 855 - Cambodia
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