01 Mar Secret Retreats hideaway in Siem Reap – The Samar Villas & Spa Resort
The Samar Villas & Spa Resort is located next to the site of Angkor temples in a picturesque location only one kilometer from the centre of Siem Reap, and therefore is a perfect base for an authentic and refined discovery of the region of Angkor.
Authentic colonial style with sophisticated details and service
The Samar Villas & Spa Resort is set around the pool and lush tropic vegetation. Incorporating Khmer style aesthetics with a touch of modern design, The Samar comprises 2 villas, an apartment, and 5 junior suites that overlook a swimming pool and lush tropical garden.
Authentic colonial furniture, hand-made silks, varied & subtle decoration have all been locally sourced following fair- trade principles. The villas, apartments & suites meet the needs of couples, families or groups of friends.With its secluded alcoves, silver objects, bird-like shaped teapots, mythical maps, local antiques, traditional fabrics and artwork, The Samar Villas offer an elegant place of tranquility and romance.
Not only for style and intimate atmosphere, the most amazing part of this small hotel is that it is situated amidst traditional village, and when you go for a walk you can easily get in touch with local people, get to know their daily rituals and feel the breeze of tropical vegetation that is untamed and beautifully surrounds the hotel.
Best Khmer dining experience with French touch
The place offers you a “Cuisine of Indochina with a French touch” which can be served by the pool or on your balcony, according to your wishes and following renowned concept of a “transient restaurant”. In the evening, it offers a «Table d’Hôte» menu served in a cozy atmosphere to help you enjoy Khmer cuisine, our “Studio of the Senses” offers cooking classes and tastings.
Opposite the resort, “Le Fou Nan” Lounge Bar offers tapas signature and snacking chic in the relaxing atmosphere of its tropical gardens, and in jazz ambiance with the finest Khmer dining experience in Angkor City.
Collection of unique hotels, villas, cruises, restaurants and itineraries throughout Asia
Secret Retreats is a collection of unique properties and experiences – including boutique hotels, villas, cruises, restaurants and exclusive itineraries – throughout Asia. It is a community built by independent owners and chefs to share resources and ideas. Together, they offer guests authentic travel experiences that go beyond typical offerings to connect to the very heart of Asian culture and traditions.
Secret Retreats Members are vibrant advocates of their surroundings and passionate about sharing special moments with travellers curious to discover the “essence of Asia”. All properties and experiences also emphasise supporting local communities, environments and sustainability efforts in which they are based to ensure continued opportunities for both locals and travellers for years to come.
Luxury is in getting to know local people and authentic lifestyle
Members of Secret Retreats believe that luxury is not about acquiring extravagant products and lavish facilities, but about authentic interactions with the local people, getting to know the heart of the culture and their generous hospitality. Members of Secret Retreats are active members of their community and engage in philanthropic endeavors that support the sustainability of the local people, their culture and the preservation of their natural habitat. Valuing the importance of planetary stewardship, Secret Retreats’ aim is to bring a greater awareness to each member’s individual charities through a centralized system.
What will you experience visiting Secret Retreats hideaways
- Intimate properties that are discreet, tranquil and in harmony with their natural environment.
- An average room capacity of twenty rooms with some properties ranging from fewer rooms to solo quarters.
- An unique opportunity born out of the owner’s personal passion to experience the traditions and culture, be in touch with the local people, a natural hospitality and seamless service.
- Fine gastronomy experiences using the freshest local ingredients and products to create traditional recipes invigorated with a modern twists by talented and innovative chefs.
- Charm and five star luxury that reflects the proprietor’s personality and taste
- Attention to detail with regards to service, the selection of furnishings and architecture.
- A sensory feast and discovery of the soul of a property
- A commitment to sustainable practices
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