Amansara, formerly the guest villa of King Norodom Sihanouk, has been transformed into a 24-suite retreat that provides an ideal base for exploring the temples of Angkor and the sophisticated culture of the Khmer civilisation. Amansara has the inviting ambience of a gracious home and is set in a private garden compound with mature, shade trees.
Situated in Siem Reap only 10 minutes from the entrance to Angkor, this private garden compound offers a home base for travellers seeking to explore the culture and history of Cambodia.
Four treatment rooms, each with an attached relaxation area and private steam bath and shower, are available to provide guests with a range of massage and beauty treatments using Cambodian techniques and natural products. All the treatment and relaxation rooms look out onto a reflection pond that is set against a 43.2 metre sandstone relief.
Amansara has 12 suites, similar in design, featuring an open plan setting with finishes in terrazzo and timber. Colours are muted and earthy. Entry is to a combined sleeping and living area that contains a large writing desk and a king-size bed.
Adjacent is a dressing area with hanging cupboards and drawers. The lounge has a large sofa, and informal circular dining table and chairs. Beyond, and leading down a few steps, is the bathroom which opens onto a light-filled courtyard featuring a water garden and cushioned banquette. The bathroom contains twin vanities, makeup mirror, a large soaking tub and a separate shower and toilet. A floor-to-ceiling glass partition separates the toilet from the courtyard, letting in light and patio views. Each suite is air-conditioned, with ceiling fans, telephone (twin lines for Internet access), room safe and a CD music system.
There are also 12 pool suites, measuring 80 square metres each. Each pool suite has a private six by five-metre swimming pool in its courtyard.