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Apr 03 2015

Lotus Blanc Resort Siem Reap Review

The Lotus Blanc Resort in Siem Reap is set back from the busy road that runs in front of it, accented by calming lotus ponds and tropical plants. This boutique hotel is a peaceful stylish accommodation conveniently located near Angkor Historic Park. We were greeted immediately upon arrival and led to a comfortable seating area while our reservation was confirmed and our room was readied. The front desk staff were very friendly and gave us a quick tour of the grounds before leading us up to our suite.

The Grounds

Lotus Blanc Resort is laid out well and features a large courtyard area with dozens of large palms, hammocks, a restaurant, and a pool rated one of the best in Siem Reap. More rectangular ponds filled with bright orange fish run down the path to the pool area. The boutique hotel looks beautiful lit up at night and a tall fountain behind the pool creates a peaceful atmosphere for a nighttime swim. For those in search of wellness activities, a spa is located near the reception and the gym is tucked away in the corner of the court yard for privacy with a view of the swaying palms.

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The various ponds and water features throughout the property invoke a sense of calm and pull in the natural aspects of Cambodia. The property remained pretty quiet, even as guests were enjoying the pool.

The Room

Lotus Blanc Resort remodeled about five months ago so the rooms are all brand new. The dark wood furniture is complemented with light blue pillows, blue tiles in the bathroom and a fluffy silver rug. We had a plush oversized day bed and coffee table set apart from the sleeping area by a sheer white curtain. Our bed was extremely comfortable with its crisp white linens and large soft pillows.

Two sliding barn doors closed off the balcony to block out the light. It was a little too hot to enjoy our small balcony past the early morning, but we had great views of the pool and gardens below.

To enjoy a private tour guide and complimentary daily excursions, book a privilege suite package. Suites on the exclusive Privilege Floor also come with access to a private lobby for check-in and out, a mobile phone with free calls and 24-hour car service.

 

The Food

We ventured into the lounge bar area for cocktails before dinner and sat by the windowed front wall watching the fish in the lotus pond. The cocktails were good, and mostly of the usual (and sweet) varieties. We ordered beef tacos and veggie quesadillas poolside and floated in the warm water as we watched the sun set over the tropical palms. The food was not the best we have experienced in Siem Reap, but our expectations for tacos in Cambodia were pretty low, anyway.

Breakfast was a large buffet spread with hot items and some Asian favorites. There was an extensive selection of pastries, plenty of fresh tropical fruit and fresh juices chilling on big blocks of ice. Waffles, pancakes and crepes are made to order.

We especially enjoyed the attentiveness of the staff at Lotus Blanc, and how they each introduced themselves. It was a very welcoming atmosphere and we felt drawn to relax by the pool, but easily made a trip to see Angkor Wat by Tuk Tuk.

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Quick Tips

  • Be sure to catch the beautiful sunset from the pool
  • Lotus Blanc is only 10 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from Angkor Wat
  • For a catered experience, reserve a room on the privilege floor
  • Check out their website for more information
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Evanne and Eric left jobs in Washington, D.C., headed for Chiang Mai, and look forward to exploring everywhere in between.

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