Welcome back to all travel lovers and the best hotel seekers. This time we stopped at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Siem Reap is well known among travelers and all adventure people out there. Angkor temples are the world’s famous sights and the people here are truly warm and welcoming. However, if you wanna experience Siem Reap on the luxury end, then you shouldn’t miss the local Sofitel Resort. For all who are wondering how it is here, we are providing you our Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort Review.
The moment you’ll step on the property of the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, you’ll get a sense of a real green oasis. From all sides, it is encased with greenery and flowers. That is why we were able to hear birds singing every time we were outside.
To be honest, the lush park looks like a dream and feels like a fairytale. The thoughtfully planned complex will urge you to explore every corner, and if you are a true nature lover, you will love every inch of Sofitel Siem Reap.
Check-in & Chill
After the brief check-in, we were presented with a beautifully put-together welcoming drink. Needless to say, we enjoyed the intense lemongrass iced tea, although the presentation itself was equally satisfying. The tea was placed in the charming see-through bottle with fresh infusion, but we were thrilled with the lemongrass stem as a plastic straw replacement.
Facilities and Amenities
The first and to us most important facility is the lush park with benches and a walking path. Going through the neatly manicured green surface before reaching the pool area is incredibly relaxing, but you’ll easily find a shorter route if you want to avoid a walk in the park.
Once you get to the pool area, you’ll discover that the hotel gym is right at hand. The gym is well equipped for a good workout with provided water and fresh fruit. After good cardio, you might want a SPA treatment at the award-winning luxury Sofitel Spa with L’Occitane or relax with a book at the outdoor library in the middle of the lake.
Although, the golf at the Phokeethra Country Club might be a tempting idea as well. Regardless of your desires, we are very confident that you’ll find something that will meet your needs.
Regarding the amenities at Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, we can only confirm that you will get everything you need. However, the TV channels aren’t exciting at all, but hey when the adventure outside is calling for you, TV is the last concern. The downside is their beverage offer. Your complimentary tea will be Twinings and the water is in a plastic bottle.
Rooms are cozy and bright. Our favorite part of the room was the comfortable sitting area from where we could see the park. Clever plant design and curtains provided enough privacy to feel cozy and carefree inside the Sofitel Siem Reap hotel room. Like the rest of the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, the room is also equipped with a charming colonial design.
The layout of the room is not bad at all, but you might be disappointed with the bathroom design. Its design is more likely for socialist blocks than a luxury 5-star hotel.
During your stay at the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, you’ll be able to try some fine French cuisine with a glass of wine or enjoy a local Khmer dinner with a traditional dancing performance. The resort has also its own herb garden and we love that.
Here we must mention their substantial wine collection, which is on display at the Explorer’s tales bar. Sofitel Siem Reap houses three restaurants, while the poolside Serpent Bar caters to refreshments of all sorts. As expected, the lobby bar and wine room are meant for a thirst-quenching break, but you can expand your order at the Explorer’s Tales bar to the afternoon tea set.
Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort High Tea
There is probably no better way to celebrate luxury life, than with a good afternoon tea set. For the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra High Tea, one can choose between the classic and Khmer version. In a word, we preferred the Khmer high tea version, although the whole tea-time experience was much better at the Club Millésime. For More Information, please check our Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra High Tea Review
Buffet Breakfast at the Citadel
All you can eat breakfast at the Citadel restaurant caters to an Asian and Western array of dishes. We found the healthy station with freshly prepared 100% juice with a fitting menu. Close by was the yogurt and cereal station, plus nuts and fruit.
Only a step away was a salad station with numerous add ons that continued to the neatly displayed cold cuts and cheese area. Of course, there was also a bread station and eggs cooked to order.
A list of more fulfilling dishes goes on and includes soups, baked vegetables, meat, and warm sides. Without a doubt, you’ll enjoy a selection of pastries that will fit perfectly next to a cup of coffee or tea.
Club Millésime is the executive lounge of the Sofitel hotel chain. To join this club you must be a high-rank customer, make a reservation for a high-end room or add on extra service to your rate. From time to time, we do opt for Club Millésime, and here is our review. At Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort, they hold their Club Millésime on this beautiful floating house in the middle of the lake.
Food was ok, and according to our zig-zag walking to the room, the drinks were good as well. They did serve a few cocktails and also wine. On top of that, you will be even able to try out some of the high tea bites here. And if you like mornings calmer, you can have your breakfast rather here, than in the more crowded Citadel restaurant.
Service at Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort is great as it is common for Sofitel Hotels. Khmer people are welcoming and somehow remind us of Thai. Wide smiles, French greetings, and chatty nature. We would like to express admiration to the all staff here.
No doubt! Sofitel did it again. Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort is another hospitality haven for all travelers who are looking for something more than just stay. Sure the competition in the luxury hotel segment is harsh here in Siem Reap, so everyone is doing their best to prove their superiority.
Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort is a great resort with amazing ambiance and the most friendly service. However, when it comes to food, there is a lot of space for improvements. But we figured out what is going on there in this resort.
The majority of the guests here at Siem Reap Sofitel Resort, are seniors and the hotel simply fell into the senior trap. These guests aren’t very demanding when it comes to food and the staff just get used to it. However, seniors aren’t the only bad thing for hotels. Far from that. They are bringing that tranquility to the hotel and this is what we truly like here. Are you looking for a calm stay? If yes, this is the venue for you. I hope you liked our Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort Review. See you next time.
Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort Review Card
- ATMOSPHERE – 9.9/109.9/10
- CLEANLINESS – 9.8/109.8/10
- ROOM – 8.5/108.5/10
- FACILITIES AND AMENITIES – 9.5/109.5/10
- FOOD AND BEVERAGE – 8.4/108.4/10
- SERVICE – 9.7/109.7/10
- VALUE – 9.3/109.3/10
Price and Location
A night here at Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort will cost you about 200 USD for two persons. At this price, it is included Club Millésime access and breakfast. Here is a link to the location for easier navigation. Enjoy your stay!