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Jaya House River Park is a luxurious boutique hideaway located on the Siem Reap riverbanks. Although the hotel is located on a tranquil part of the riverfront, it’s only a few minutes’ drive in a tuk-tuk to Angkor Archaeological Park and to the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
There are 36 spacious rooms which are designed to provide a relaxing space, with neutral tones and soft fabrics. They are decorated with sustainable wood, local stone and art work of Siem Reaps local artists. Each of the rooms and suites come with a balcony or terrace overlooking the tropical garden or the pool, and the four junior suites have their own alfresco plunge pool.
The all-day dining restaurant at the hotel offers international dishes with a gourmet spin, or dinner can be enjoyed privately in your room. For drinks the rooftop sky bar is a great place to enjoy an amazing sunset while sipping a cool G&T.
After a busy day exploring the surroundings, retreat to the small River Park Spa, which offers a steam room and rejuvenating massages with aromatic oils. Alternatively, the two swimming pools are perfect for a refreshing swim or to lounge around during a quieter day. Of course the local area with its many impressive ancient temples is the real pull here, and exploring the likes of Angkor Wat is an absolute must.
The environmentally conscious should note that Jaya House River Park consider sustainability in several ways and honour their responsibility towards the community and the area - for example, their ReFill not LandFill initiative is fantastic and has made them the country's first plastic free hotel.
Frances, Original Traveller