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Old Apr 26, 19, 6:52 pm
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So is the Park Hyatt a better option than the Belmond?
I have stayed at both, and I think it is a toss up. The Belmond has more of a "sense of place" with the general architecture and the pool area is very nice. The PH is beautifully designed but I also think that it feels more like it could be "in any other city" hotel in many ways.

I had great service at both and both are in great locations with PH being on a busier road, while the Belmond is in a slightly quieter part of town across the river.

Can't comment on food other than both have good breakfast as I have always taken advantage of the ever growing list of great restaurants now in town.

In my opinion you can't go wrong with either.
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Old Apr 26, 19, 9:19 pm
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So is the Park Hyatt a better option than the Belmond?
It's one of the cheapest PHs in the system and don't expect big city PH hardware or service. Their presidential suite was spacious (huge) but the bathroom was a joke. It has a very nice location though.
Lock up your valuables in Cambodia. Extra locks or use the hotel staff. We had a staff related theft and the hotel did nothing about it.
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Old Apr 26, 19, 11:28 pm
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So is the Park Hyatt a better option than the Belmond?
If only the Anantara were in a good location it would be a clear winner after Aman for within town.

I can't say I particularly liked either (Belmond or Park Hyatt) very much - if I had to go back and pick, I'd probably go Park Hyatt; but I always feel like a good pool is essential for a Siem Reap trip, and Park Hyatt has the opposite of a good pool.

Either way, be prepared for bus loads of tourists as both hotels take on huge bookings.
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Old Apr 27, 19, 6:41 am
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Originally Posted by Aventine View Post
It's one of the cheapest PHs in the system and don't expect big city PH hardware or service. Their presidential suite was spacious (huge) but the bathroom was a joke. It has a very nice location though.
Lock up your valuables in Cambodia. Extra locks or use the hotel staff. We had a staff related theft and the hotel did nothing about it.
It is very cheap compared to Sydney. I have booked the Rooftop Garden Suite in SR. I'd be interested to know about the theft story.
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Old Apr 27, 19, 12:58 pm
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I’ll give a shout here again, and whilst not a true luxury hotel for most people, it is worth considering. Viroths Hotel.
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Old Apr 27, 19, 2:31 pm
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Iíll give a shout here again, and whilst not a true luxury hotel for most people, it is worth considering. Viroths Hotel.
When you say not "true luxury" what is it missing?
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Old Apr 28, 19, 12:35 am
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Originally Posted by flyerwma View Post
This thread got a little Aman-hijacked, so it was hard to get the current thinking. Views on which property to stay as a couple and two older teens? Belmond? Aman? PH? Other?

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FWIW: Phum Baitang was the first Zannier property I have visited. Since then, we also went to 1898 the Post and Omaanda. Zannier is doing an excellent job and their properties truly belong in this subforum.
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Old Apr 28, 19, 12:56 am
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When you say not "true luxury" what is it missing?
Quite honestly no real reason but this sub forum has become so snobby in the last few years when it comes to hotels; it is a great hotel, but small pool and gym, service excellent. Some would argue grounds too small but it is a Ďcityí hotel. When adjusted for the $600 delta to Aman i simply donít understand how anyone can make that bridge in their head.
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Old Apr 28, 19, 3:28 am
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Right at the front of this thread I and a few others made the (worth-repeating) point that Amansara's all-inclusive plan (inc. food, drinks and excursions) makes it less expensive than it appears. In fact, Amansara's way of personalising your Angkor experience and the quietude and intimacy of the resort makes it a bit of a bargain.
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Old Apr 28, 19, 3:56 am
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Originally Posted by Pausanias View Post
Right at the front of this thread I and a few others made the (worth-repeating) point that Amansara's all-inclusive plan (inc. food, drinks and excursions) makes it less expensive than it appears. In fact, Amansara's way of personalising your Angkor experience and the quietude and intimacy of the resort makes it a bit of a bargain.
Very true and who would want to miss Astridís hospitality?

Also good to see Zannierís resorts mentioned here as I think they do deserve it. Adrian Zecha gave the family quite a bit of advice and I think it shows!
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Old Apr 28, 19, 6:37 am
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Originally Posted by dodgeflyer View Post
Iíll give a shout here again, and whilst not a true luxury hotel for most people, it is worth considering. Viroths Hotel.
Can 2nd that. Extremely good value and outstanding service/food/design. On my top 10 of hotel experiences.
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Old Apr 28, 19, 1:08 pm
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I'd be interested to know about the theft story.
Me too
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Will be trying the Bensley Collection in September. Looks like a good addition for Siem Reap - more reasonable than the Aman and quite central. Will report back.
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