We review the best hotel and airport (REP) executive club lounges in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
If you want to stay in luxury in Siem Reap and Cambodia, if budget allows, you should consider staying at one of the best luxury hotels. These include Park Hyatt Siem Reap, Bensley Collection Shinta Mani Siem Reap, Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor, Amansara and Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh which is near Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH).
Visitors come here to see the temples, of course, but there is plenty to do in and around Siem Reap city when you’re templed out. Siem Reap has reinvented itself as the epicenter of chic Cambodia, with everything from backpacker party pads to hip hotels, world-class wining and dining across a range of cuisines, sumptuous spas, great shopping, local tours to suit both foodies and adventurers, and a creative cultural scene that includes Cambodia’s leading contemporary circus.
Wherever you decide to stay, Cambodia, or elsewhere, be sure to take advantage of our free upgrades, free breakfasts and free perks at almost every luxury hotel around the world, including Four Seasons, Hyatt, Fairmont, InterContinental and more. Just book your stay via our luxury travel concierge.
I have compiled a list below containing the club lounges available across luxury hotels in Siem Reap, the airport and lounges in Phnom Penh separately. I list the lounges that I consider to be the best of the best. I will be reviewing each of these hotel club lounges in detail so that you know what you’ll get if you book a room with club lounge access, or get upgraded to a club lounge for free because of your loyalty status.
1. Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort
Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort has a newly opened Club Millésime which adds to the luxury experience if you stay at this luxury hotel.
This is definitely one of the best hotel club lounges in Siem Reap and it offers superb cuisine and an extensive list of wines, cocktails and beers from around the world to inspire you as you overlook the peaceful Sala Lake (pictured above) and its colorful waterlilies.
Enjoy a Champagne Breakfast or a tea break, this Club Millésime lounge is open throughout the day. In the evening, as you come back from your visits, the Apéro Chic cocktail hour features a luxurious selection off finger sandwiches, cold cuts and imported cheeses all included for free when you book a room with lounge access. It is the perfect way to relax after a tiring day at the Temples.
Within the lounge, you get Complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks & mineral water, personalized Express check-in and check-out, business Center and concierge services, a selection of newspapers and magazines, plus lounge guests benefit from complimentary late check-out until 4pm and complimentary Wi-Fi. This lounge is open 6am to 11pm with breakfast from 6am to 10:30 am, afternoon Tea: 3:30pm to 5:30pm and wine and spirit Tasting: 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
To get Club Millésime access, you need to book a suite or buy Club Millésime access. Book via our luxury travel concierge to get extra free benefits at this and other luxury hotels.
2. Borei Angkor
The Privilege Floor, which is the club lounge floor at Borei Angkor, offers a true 5-star hotel experience, as does its club lounge. This hotel also offers a lovely large pool with a pop group that performs poolside in the evenings. Take a tuk-tuk from Borei Angkor into town, which takes five minutes to downtown Siem Reap and 20 minutes to the temples.
The Privilege Floor has 19 spacious rooms and suites with hardwood floors, wooden furniture, large bathrooms, a butler service and good sized balconies with views across the hotel grounds and the city.
The Damnak Restaurant and Lounge is reserved exclusively for Privilege Floor guests. Breakfast is a buffet with cereals, cold cuts, eggs and fresh fruit plus à la carte food. Within the lounge, you can also enjoy excellent evening Western and Cambodian platters (of chicken fish and beef). The veranda of this exclusive lounge is a wonderful place for a drink overlooking Siem Reap as the sun goes down.
Book The Privilege Floor at Borei Angkor on either the Bed and Breakfast package or the Full Package, which comes with a private “any time of the day” car service, two hours of unlimited cocktails, a complimentary minibar and free laundry.
3. Courtyard Siem Reap Resort
Courtyard Siem Reap Resort opened in 2018 and has an executive club lounge open daily. With award-winning Khmer architecture, sleek decor and forward-thinking amenities, the Courtyard Siem Reap Resort is a stunning contrast to the ancient sites of nearby Angkor Archeological Park.
The lobby is chic, the rooftop bar offers cocktails with a view (binoculars are offered to take in dramatic views of Angkor Wat). For all-day hotel dining, Lok Lak brings local inspiration to international fare.
Stylish rooms and suites include balconies views, Bluetooth® speakers and a 43-inch TV. There is also a lovely saltwater pool and fitness center and Quan Spa with traditional Cambodian treatments. The hotel is close to three Siem Reap golf courses and offers cooking classes, a kids’ club, and 4,400+ square feet of event space.
The Club lounge offers complimentary food including a hot buffet breakfast, midday snack, afternoon tea, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, Starbucks (R) coffee, tea, & signature espresso-based drinks, free High-Speed Wi-Fi, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages.
Platinum Marriott Bonvoy members get club lounge access, a complimentary gift upon arrival, complimentary internet, late check out until 4pm subject to availability and complimentary room upgrade to the next best category subject to availability on arrival date. If you are booking using the redemption points for your stay, Platinums do not get free executive lounge access.
As a Gold Marriott Bonvoy member, there are no decent benefits at this hotel. No real upgrades, no lounge access, no breakfast. They also charge $45 extra per night to have a child in your room even on points stays.
4. Le Meridien Angkor
Le Meridien Angkor executive club lounge is situated on the ground floor of this hotel by the buffet breakfast area. The hotel is showing a few signs of age and if you like a modern hotel and are a Marriott Bonvoy member, you may want to consider the newer Courtyard by Marriott in Siem Reap instead. A highlight of this hotel is the pool, which is is gorgeous and very quiet. To get into town, your best bet is Tuk Tuk that costs around $3.
This lounge is not a solus club lounge. You don’t eat breakfast in the lounge. Platinum Bonvoy members get access to this “lounge” for free. They also get an excellent buffet breakfast until 10 a.m. Non-alcoholic drinks are available all day from 10am to 10pm in the hotel foyer.
There is a (Platinum) club lounge Happy hour every night. It is not open for long, just 4.30 to 6.30pm with complimentary alcoholic Angkor draft beer, one white and one red wine, three cocktails, three non-alcoholic drinks served by excellent lounge staff. The free food here is not extensive with three hot items which range in quality, small sandwiches, fruit and cheese, desserts. The lounge then converts to a bar that opens at 7pm for happy hour.
5. Angkor Palace
At Angkor Palace, upgrading to the club lounge means upgrading to a higher level of comfort, complete with special touches like complimentary daily mini-buffet of snacks and a selection of beverages in the Club Lounge and other refreshments served throughout the day.
This lounge is not one of the best in Asia lounge as it doesn’t have a great view, but there aren’t a huge number of hotels in Siem Reap with executive club lounges, so with the limited choice, this lounge is one of your best options, regardless of its quality. There have been reports that the drinks in this club lounge aren’t chilled.
Benefits of club lounge access include complimentary snacks and drinks and free Wi-Fi. This lounge can be accessed by card key and can be accessed exclusively by VIP and Club room guests.
6. Plaza Premium Lounge: Siem Reap International Airport (REP)
While this is not a hotel club lounge, the airport lounges available to you as you fly out of a destination can be almost as important.
If you fly out of Siem Reap International Airport in Business Class on SilkAir, you get access to the Plaza Premium Lounge. You can also access this lounge with your Priority Pass card. If you don’t have access to the lounge, here is a Starbucks as well as Costa Coffee in the transit area of the airport.
The Plaza Premium Lounge is like a cathedral and is found passed immigration and customs. It is opposite the Bangkok Airways’ Boutique Lounge near Gate 1.
This lounge is great in both size, airiness and modern finish. There is a decent selection of hot and cold dishes although it can get quite busy. There is a big salad counter, a hot food counter and a noodle station where you can enjoy fresh noodles on request.
There are plenty of seats with USB outlets and drinks wise, you have two glasses of beer or wine with each entry after which you are charged.
Perhaps one of the nicest features of this lounge is the large and pleasant outdoor seating area for some fresh air while you wait for your flight. Showers are also available in the Plaza Premium Lounges in REP airport.
Although this is an independent airport lounge, it is very decent and comparable to an international airline lounge.
7. Boutique Lounge: Siem Reap International Airport (REP)
Services Hour : 2 hours before departure time.
The Boutique Lounge at Siem Reap International Airport (REP) is located at the International Departure Terminal near gate no.1. This lounge is for passengers flying with Bangkok Airways.
Passengers of Bangkok Airways traveling from Siem Reap to Bangkok route can enjoy this lounge and treat themselves to a multitude of free snacks and various choices of hot or cold drinks, free Wi-Fi Internet access.
8. Blue Ribbon Lounge: Siem Reap International Airport (REP)
Bangkok Airways’ business class passengers get access to the Blue Ribbon Club as do any passengers with FlyerBonus Premier Membership. Services such as hot meals, a personal shower room. Both lounges are located near the exit 4 and 5 in the International Departure Hall.
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