Phum Baitang − or ‘the green village’ − is a 5-star luxury resort near Siem Reap in Cambodia. Set within 8 acres of lush gardens, lemon-grass meadows and rice paddies, this elegant retreat is a gateway to the Angkor World Heritage Site and numerous natural and cultural wonders.
No more than 15 minutes from the heart of Siem Reap or from the Temples of Angkor Wat, Phum Baitang is easily reached from the airport (also approximately 15 minutes away) with guests being offered free airport transfers. Rural countryside surrounds the hotel which is spread over 8 hectares and allows for a real feeling of escape.
Address: Phum Svaydangkum, Sangkat Svaydankum, Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Style & character
Designed by Parisian based architects, AW₂, to give the feel of an authentic Khmer village in rural surroundings – it does just that, although the resort, which opened in September 2015, still has a feeling of newness in its landscaping and a need to settle in. Enormous care has been taken in its construction with, for example, a century-old farmhouse transported to house the Cocktail and Cigar Bar. Interiors, courtesy of owner Arnaud Zannier, echo the same theme of rural simplicity. A little pot of bright green rice shoots might decorate the table; shutters are made with woven banana leaves.
Service & facilities
Within the resort there are two restaurants and two bars, a 50 metres outdoor pool, a large Spa and a well equipped fitness centre. There is a Kid’s Club which also offers complimentary babysitting during its opening hours (10am – 9pm). There are Cooking classes of traditional Khmer dishes on site. The service is seamless and with a genuine smile.
- Fitness centre
- Golf course
- Kids’ club
- Room service
- Steam room/hammam
Twenty Pool Villas are some 50 sq metres larger than the twenty five Terraces Villas which measure 80 sq meters and of course include an outdoor private pool. Décor is the same in both types of accommodation with a rustic feel throughout. Bedrooms spill out onto outside terraces and bathrooms are spacious with stone baths and rain showers. Floors are wooden with woven mats.
Food & drink
The Bay Phsar Restaurant draws on local flavours with sublime Khmer noodle dishes and Fresh minced Pork and Shrimp Spring Rolls whilst dinner recreates a street food set up. Hang Bay is more global in reach but still offers the favourite – and delicious – national dish, Amok, made with Catfish. Wines from the Zannier family vineyards in France and Portugal are available as are an enticing range of signature cocktails like Ginger Basil Martini in the beautiful Cocktail Bar.
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