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Golden Temple Hotel Siem Reap, Cambodia

The perfect place to stay amid the hustle and bustle of Siem Reap – Golden Temple Hotel – what a gem!

The Golden Temple Hotel is a small, intimate, boutique hotel located in the heart of Siem Reap; a mere 5 minutes to the popular Pub Street, the Angkor UNESCO site and close to many good restaurants.  We were picked up at the airport and received the warmest welcome from the reception staff, in hand with a cold towel and a welcome drink.  The cold towel and drink was exactly what we needed from the sticky heat.  Originally we booked directly with the hotel for a ground floor room, however on arrival we were upgraded to a pool view room on the first floor.  Fantastic!

Golden Temple Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia – WhodoIdo: A small, intimate, boutique hotel located in the heart of Siem Reap. Five star service without the five star prices

Reception. Image by Golden Temple Hotel


Golden Temple Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia – WhodoIdo: A small, intimate, boutique hotel located in the heart of Siem Reap. Five star service without the five star prices

Khmer style decor

As we stepped inside the room, we noticed how spacious, brightly coloured and charming it was.  The room was painted in a rich red vibrant colour that contrasted beautifully with the dark natural wood furniture giving it a warm, cosy feeling.  It was decorated in a traditional Khmer style with many enchanting Cambodian handicrafts dotted around the room.  With a King size bed and soft cotton sheets, we slept very well after days of exploring the many temples.  During the evenings, we sat out on our private balcony and chilled out with our feet up.  The balconies were all separated with bamboo canes to ensure privacy.  The room was so quiet you wouldn’t know that you were in busy Siem Reap.  What a great find.

Golden Temple Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia – WhodoIdo: A small, intimate, boutique hotel located in the heart of Siem Reap. Five star service without the five star prices

Room decorated in traditional Khmer style

Golden Temple Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia – WhodoIdo: A small, intimate, boutique hotel located in the heart of Siem Reap. Five star service without the five star prices

Room with a pool view

Amenities in the room included:

  • Flat screen TV and DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries 
  • In-room safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Fridge
  • Daily newspaper
  • Complimentary 2 bottles of water
  • Coffee & tea making facilities
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Free Wi-fi

By booking directly we received many benefits from the hotel:

  • Welcome fruit in the room
  • Complimentary dinner
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Free 60 minute Khmer massage
  • Free pick up and drop off at Siem Reap airport.

All this was included in the price of the stay – can’t deny that this is great value for money.

A couple of times we were unable to enjoy the sumptuous buffet breakfast due to our tours starting fairly early to catch the sunrise at Angkor Wat.  The hotel offered to arrange a packed breakfast for our trip, so that we didn’t miss out.

After a long day of exploring the temples, the best way to wind down was to chill out by the pool.  The pool was lovely and hardly ever busy.  There were comfortable loungers beside the pool with neatly rolled pool towels.  How could we not have a dip in the pool to cool off from the heat!

Golden Temple Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia – WhodoIdo: A small, intimate, boutique hotel located in the heart of Siem Reap. Five star service without the five star prices

Have a dip in the pool. Image by Golden Temple Hotel


Golden Temple Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia – WhodoIdo: A small, intimate, boutique hotel located in the heart of Siem Reap. Five star service without the five star prices

Lovely swimming pool. Image by Golden Temple Hotel

Restaurant

The hotel restaurant offers traditional Khmer and International cuisine – something there for everyone and to tickle your tastebuds!  The restaurant was small, yet elegant with views overlooking the pool.  The staff were very friendly, forever smiling and willing to help.

Golden Temple Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia – WhodoIdo: A small, intimate, boutique hotel located in the heart of Siem Reap. Five star service without the five star prices

Hotel restaurant. Image by Golden Temple Hotel

During our short stay we only managed to eat in the restaurant once, as there were so many restaurants we needed to visit, but we definitely had to use our complimentary Khmer dinner offer and check out the food.  There was so much to choose on the menu but we finally opted for a Khmer BBQ, which sounded delicious.  Both of us love a good BBQ and fancied sampling Khmer BBQ cuisine on our first night.

For the BBQ the waitress placed the grill directly onto our table.  Seemed like we were going to be cooking tonight. Hooray!  Various plates of  fresh vegetables and meats were placed on the table whilst a vegetable based soup filled the outer part of the grill.  This reminded me of something similar to a Mongolian hotpot, whereby the meat and vegetables are cooked in an aromatic broth.  To start the BBQ, we placed the pork fat onto the grill and cooked the beef.  I felt like a chef with my mini tongs grilling both sides of the meat.  Once the beef was cooked, we dipped the beef into the accompanying sauces of soya bean and chilli.  Steamed rice was also provided with the meal.  The beef and vegetables were cooked perfectly if I say so myself!  What a great culinary experience of do-it-yourself BBQ Khmer style.  We thoroughly enjoyed the BBQ and we left with full tummies.

Buffet breakfast included Khmer and Western options; fresh fruits, cereal, juices, a variety of pastries and sweet cakes eg brownies.  Hot options included sausages, baked beans, french toast, pancakes and eggs.

Golden Temple Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia – WhodoIdo: A small, intimate, boutique hotel located in the heart of Siem Reap. Five star service without the five star prices

So many pastries to choose from. Image by Golden Temple Hotel


Golden Temple Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia – WhodoIdo: A small, intimate, boutique hotel located in the heart of Siem Reap. Five star service without the five star prices

Breakfast options. Image by Golden Temple Hotel

Let’s not forget ‘Happy Hour’ of complimentary drinks and snacks from 6pm by the poolside.  Yes, that’s right, complimentary.

Golden Temple Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia – WhodoIdo: A small, intimate, boutique hotel located in the heart of Siem Reap. Five star service without the five star prices

Roof terrace perfect for evening drinks. Image by Golden Temple Hotel

Activities

The hotel are able to arrange various private tours to Angkor Wat and other temple by private car or by tuk tuk.   

On arrival, book your complimentary 60 minute Khmer massage to avoid missing out.  We booked our massage after our tours, to release those niggly aches.  The spa on site offer a variety of treatments, including other types of massages such as aromatherapy or herbal compress and reflexology all at affordable prices.

Golden Temple Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia – WhodoIdo: A small, intimate, boutique hotel located in the heart of Siem Reap. Five star service without the five star prices

Spa room. Image by Golden Temple Hotel

Why not try your hand at cooking.  The hotel can arrange a Khmer cooking class taught by one of their professional chefs at the hotel.  You’ll be able to show off your cooking skills when you return from holiday!

We had such an enjoyable stay that we will definitely return and we highly recommend Golden Temple Hotel.  The staff were exceptional, very helpful, courteous, attentive and always greeted with a smile.  Who doesn’t love service with a smile.  Nothing was too much trouble and all the staff even remembered our names throughout our stay.  We adored the little touches of complimentary massage, dinner and drinks.  Five star service without the five star prices.  Fantastic value for money … how could you not be tempted to book a stay?!

If you’ve stayed at Golden Temple Hotel, why not try their sister properties – Golden Temple Villa (This is actually the Villa NOT the boutique as it says at the top of the page), Golden Temple Residence, Golden Temple Retreat and Golden Temple Boutique.

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Golden Temple Hotel, Siem Reap, Cambodia – WhodoIdo: A small, intimate, boutique hotel located in the heart of Siem Reap. Five star service without the five star prices

44 Comments

  • Loretta M Widen 21/08/2017 (16:11)

    This looks like such an amazing place to stay! Thanks for sharing the photos!

    • Lana
      Lana 21/08/2017 (17:10)

      Thanks for your comment! A beautiful little place with friendly service. 🙂

  • The joyce Collective 19/08/2017 (18:15)

    Siem reap is on my list and looks like a place I’d like to visit one day. Thank you so much for sharing!! Loved your post!

    • Lana
      Lana 19/08/2017 (18:19)

      Thanks Joyce! You’ll love exploring the temples! 🙂

  • Kimberly 19/08/2017 (17:51)

    This is such a Beautiful hotel !!! If I ever go here I am definitely going to check this out.

    • Lana
      Lana 19/08/2017 (17:55)

      Thanks Kimberly! It’s definitely worth the money 😉

  • LaiAriel R. Samangka 19/08/2017 (17:31)

    The name of the Hotel is truly captivating. I love how those golden yellow lights touching the exterior of the building at night and even inside of it. It may sound a leisure Hotel that I haven’t had tried, but will surely do If I get the chance. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

    • Lana
      Lana 19/08/2017 (17:35)

      Thank you for your kind comment! The stay at the hotel was fantastic! would love to go back! 🙂

  • Needa 19/08/2017 (16:52)

    thanks for a lovely review it! its really nice and relaxing place for a escape, I would like to go here aleast once in my life.

    • Lana
      Lana 19/08/2017 (16:58)

      Thanks for your comment! I hope you do go one day! 🙂

  • Rahat Arora 19/08/2017 (14:16)

    Wonderful location and stunning images of the hotel

    • Lana
      Lana 19/08/2017 (16:58)

      Thank you so much Rahat! The hotel was truly a little gem in Siem Reap!

  • Madison 19/08/2017 (13:12)

    Nice post! I’ve always wanted to see Cambodia.

    • Lana
      Lana 19/08/2017 (16:57)

      Thanks Madison! You should definitely visit Cambodia! 🙂

  • Digital Travel Guru 18/08/2017 (21:17)

    I loved Cambodia and Siem Reap. I enjoyed reading this article and hope to visit Cambodia again soon. I will definitely look into staying at this boutique hotel looks gorgeous and very comfortable. Bookmarked your post.

    • Lana
      Lana 18/08/2017 (23:21)

      Thanks! We hope to visit Cambodia again too and maybe try one of the sister resorts. They all looked good 🙂

  • amit 18/08/2017 (00:30)

    Oh wow you guys stayed here, I saw this place when I was in Siem Reap but it was a little out of my budget haha. Gotta say with the how hot it got when I was there that pool would have great to jump into 😀

    • Lana
      Lana 18/08/2017 (17:18)

      Hey, maybe next time you’re there then you can try it and yes that pool was just wonderful. Thanks for commenting 😉

  • Ambuj Saxena 17/08/2017 (14:33)

    Loved reading the hotel review. Sure, looks like a great hotel to stay in Cambodia. However, the option of a cooking class by one of its chefs is the most important offerings. I remember taking one of my guests to a 2 hour cooking class was such a fun experience. She now cooks Indian food for her friends back in UK!

    • Lana
      Lana 17/08/2017 (22:47)

      I wished we had done a cookery class, but we didn’t have enough time. We ended up doing quad biking instead. Next time, I promise! 😉

  • Portia Jones 17/08/2017 (10:54)

    I loved Cambodia, i never stayed anywhere as fancy as this though, it looks gorgeous. xx

    • Lana
      Lana 17/08/2017 (11:34)

      This hotel was so affordable. The free massage was much needed after visiting the temples 😉

  • Farah 17/08/2017 (10:45)

    OMMMMMMG that is a lovely place. I could move in there if they want. hahahaa . I really need to visit Cambodia.

    • Lana
      Lana 17/08/2017 (11:32)

      I love how the rooms are decorated Khmer style. I want to go back 😉

  • Hra 17/08/2017 (10:41)

    wow what alovely place to stay !! Its seems so comfortable and cute!! I would love to stay there some day 🙂

    • Lana
      Lana 17/08/2017 (11:30)

      If you get the chance, stay there. I couldn’t believe how ALL the staff remembered our names! 🙂

  • Yesh 17/08/2017 (10:16)

    It’s a great convenience when hotels have activities included. The hotel looks amazing and so does the food! Cambodia is definitely on my list of places to visit. Beautiful pics!

    • Lana
      Lana 17/08/2017 (11:27)

      Yes, definitely add Cambodia to the list, rich in history and culture 🙂

  • Roamingourearth 16/08/2017 (23:50)

    Wow really nicely chosen. Apart from all the facilities and meals on offer I love that they offer you a massage as well. I must admit Cambodian hospitality is quite something.

    • Lana
      Lana 17/08/2017 (00:25)

      I loved the freebies – free meal, free massage what more could you want! 😉

  • Somnath 16/08/2017 (18:05)

    Wonderful location.Majestic photos and incredible writing!!

    • Lana
      Lana 16/08/2017 (18:23)

      Thanks for your kind comment! A little gem not far from the temples. 🙂

  • Madhurima Dutta 16/08/2017 (17:34)

    Wow this place looks fabulous! I love the local touch they have along with the luxurious feel..it’s beautiful!

    • Lana
      Lana 16/08/2017 (18:04)

      Thanks for the comment! It’s 5 star service without the price tag 🙂

  • Anushka 16/08/2017 (17:05)

    Looks like you really had great stay, i will definitely consider staying at this hotel while visiting Siem Reap.

    • Lana
      Lana 16/08/2017 (17:11)

      We so did! I’m sure you will enjoy if you do…

  • The Wildest Tales 16/08/2017 (16:12)

    This property looks amazing! I remember we stayed in a small hostel in Siem Reap for 2 dollars per night – that was really crazy.

    • Lana
      Lana 16/08/2017 (16:15)

      It’s so cheap in Cambodia right. You can live like a King! or Queen 😉

  • Shannon 16/08/2017 (15:48)

    Wow this hotel looks incredible! I’m hoping to visit Cambodia next year, it’s been on my ‘to visit’ list for a while. Your photos look incredible! Can’t wait to read about your next adventure! xxxxx

    • Lana
      Lana 16/08/2017 (16:01)

      Thanks! We loved Cambodia, such a beautiful country. This hotel is the perfect stay! ; )

  • lexie 16/08/2017 (14:15)

    What a nice hotel review, you covered every necessary field to inform future prospective clients, the photos are so amazing I love the ambiance of the place. I bet you guys enjoyed your stay 🙂 happy travelling

    • Lana
      Lana 16/08/2017 (14:36)

      Awww thanks Lexie! We couldn’t fault the service at the hotel, the staff were fantastic. 🙂

  • lloyd 16/08/2017 (13:23)

    I saw photo’s of this place a while ago and could never find them again! thank you for sharing this one, i live in Cambodia and will defiantly go to this beautiful place. The temple looks like an incredible to relax and rest 😀

    • Lana
      Lana 16/08/2017 (13:45)

      Thanks for the comment Lloyd! I’m so jealous, I love Cambodia. 🙂

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