- Joshua J. Marine
Royal Empire Hotel is one of the new breed of Khmer hotels, breaking away from the older architecture styles seen around Siem Reap, with a modern yet exotic design and feel. The Royal Empire is a good leisure hotel, with all the facilities one would expect from a modern luxury hotel, available at very competitive rates.
The hotel is located on the airport road, National Route 6, approximately 5 minutes from the airport, and 10 minutes from the center of Siem Reap. Being set slightly away from the town, transport is available for guests wishing to visit the restaurants and bars of central Siem Reap.
There are 126 rooms in the hotel - 48 Superior, 75 Deluxe and 3 larger units.
The best room in the hotel 56 square metre Empire Suite. The higher floors have some lovely views of the city or surrounding countryside. We use the Deluxe rooms as standard for our guests.
The hotel has an excellent salt water swimming pool, spa and fitness center, and a range of lounges, restaurants and bars, including a large poolside bar. A business center is available for those not wishing to completely get away from it all (although internet is available in all rooms).
If modern facilities, with a homely feel is your preference - a darker feel with wood fitings rather than bright steel - then the Royal Empire is an excellent choice. The spa is also excellent value.
" Loved the hotel. Yes, it's not right in Siem Reap and yes the restaurant meals may be a bit more pricey than 'downtown' but I would not hesitate to return. The room was clean, quiet and very comfortable. The staff were all exceptionally friendly and went out of their way to assist. The breakfast buffet was extensive and certainly had enough variety. The restaurant evening meals were fabulous and worth every cent. It was easy to get a tuk tuk at the hotel or organise a taxii for a longer tour. A tuk tuk ride was only $1-2 dollars and took less than 10 minutes. Would I return here - you bet I would."
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