As one of the largest travel destinations in Cambodia, Siem Reap is a relaxing and pleasurable place for a staycation. The city offers a combo of traditional Cambodian life and modern urban attractions—remarkably interesting, isn’t it? Now, before heading into the city, consider booking hotel rooms in the uniquely excellent Sakmut Hotel & Spa. What is unique about the boutique hotel? Find it out below.
The name of Sakmut Hotel & Spa has a deep historical meaning. “Sakmut” means "the ocean" in Khmer, the official language of Cambodia. The word is actually derived from a myth of Hindu religion that tells about swirling milk oceans and how a well-won heroic battle deserves plenty of rewards from the oceans. It is described on the reliefs on some of the walls at Angkor Wat temple complex.
By naming the boutique hotel after the Hindu tale, it is the intention that all the visitors may enjoy the goodness and the warm hospitality shared by the hotel. Another unique fact you should know about the hotel is that its property surrounds a massive swimming pool with jungly tropical gardens. Moreover, each of the hotel rooms and suites is decorated with unique modern architecture that will cater to your needs as a traveller, whether it is for business or leisure purposes.
Besides a unique name and ambience, Sakmut Hotel & Spa also has much more to offer, including luxury amenities in all of its 56 guest rooms and suites. Each room is fitted with cable TV, air conditioning, personalized pillows, kettle, toiletries, slippers, and bathrobes.
There are also extra facilities in the hotel’s suites such as a mini bar, pool-view balcony, garden-view patio, bathtub, fruit baskets, free massage, and complimentary round-trip transportation. There are adjoining rooms in the family suites to ensure privacy for all members with their own rooms. To add more comfort, complimentary Internet access can also be enjoyed throughout the entire property.
Eating at Sakmut Hotel & Spa can be a great dining experience. Both international and local Cambodian meals are available on the menu of Candi Restaurant. You may also enjoy healthy food like Vegetarian and Vegan food for breakfast by the swimming pool. Care for some Cambodian culinary experiences? Join the fun Khmer cooking classes held by the hotel.
For business activities, you can meet up with your colleagues or clients at the hotel’s well-known alfresco (in the fresh air/outdoor) bar and lounge Doung Tara Sakmut or the hotel’s conference rooms, where you can enjoy a panorama of Siem Reap while more private meetings can be done in the VIP lounge. Sakmut Hotel & Spa also offers 24-hour front desk and concierge services.
Besides the premium amenities mentioned above, Sakmut Hotel & Spa also has special facilities that make the hotel one-of-a-kind. Some of which are a unique environment-friendly salt-water swimming pool encircled by the whole property and a beautiful tropical garden surrounding the pool.
This Siem Reap hotel is also a perfect spa and massage house for visitors who are looking for relaxation and rejuvenation in a holiday. The hotel’s Infinity Spa is where you can indulge in the traditional Cambodian massage, spa, sauna, and hot Jacuzzi bath during your stay. After a long day traveling around the town or business meetings, these refreshing therapies will definitely relieve you of stress and fatigue.
In addition to the spa and massage therapies, don’t miss out on a unique dining experience at the 5-star hotel’s rooftop restaurant while enjoying a picturesque view of Angkor Wat temple site. The view will especially be more beautiful on a starry night. Furthermore, on alfresco experience, there is also an outdoor gym that you can use to stay fit during your staycation at the hotel.
Located at National Road 6, No. 441, Phum Krous, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Sakmut Hotel & Spa is only a 10-minute drive (about 5.4km) from the nearest airport, Siem Reap International Airport (REP). The airport serves both domestic and international flights.
Another local airport near the luxury hotel is Battambang Airport (BBM) located in Battambang City, Cambodia. However, it would take a longer 3-hour trip (about 74.1km) from the airport to the hotel.
Situated right in the heart of Siem Reap, Sakmut Hotel & Spa is simply a perfect getaway for all types of travellers. It only takes 10 minutes by a Tuk Tuk (an auto-rickshaw) or Motodop (motorbike taxi) to reach the centre of the city.
The Cambodia hotel is strategically situated only 15 minutes away (around 7km) from an impressive historical and religious land mark in the country, i.e. Angkor Wat, the temple complex that has been admitted as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
From the hotel, it takes only about a 5 to 11-minute stroll (about 1.4 – 2.4km) to other points of interest in Siem Reap, such as the Old Market, Cambodian Cultural Village, Angkor National Museum, and Wat Thmei—a Buddhist temple that is also historically notorious as “The Killing Field”.
Feel like heading out to eat? No worries, as there are some great restaurants that serve both palatable local and international dishes. There is Damnak Steakhouse that serves Italian steaks and is only a 3-minute stroll from the accommodation. Alternatively, experience fine local cuisine dining at Madame Butterfly in the Old Market area (only 5 minutes away from the hotel).
If you seek Siem Reap’s natural beauty, then visit River Siem Reap, only a 6-minute walk away (2km) from the hotel. In addition to that, there is also Phnom Bakheng (a temple mountain) that is an 18 to 20-minute drive (7.6km) away from the accommodation.
Not only admitted as one of the best hotels in Siem Reap, Sakmut Hotel & Spa is also specifically loved by couples. Small wonder, the ambience and amenities of the hotel pretty much suit romantic honeymoon holidays. So, why the wait? Book a room or more at Sakmut Hotel & Spa, now!