28 December 2007

Best hotel in Cambodia

The best hotel in Cambodia, and one of the finest in all of Asia, is the new Hotel de la Paix in Siem Reap, near the temples of Angkor Wat. The rooms and suites are superbly detailed and cared-for, and staff are attentive and helpful in a useful way. I never wanted to leave the swimming pool on the rooftop. When the poolboy asked what flavour of crushed ice I would like after my swim, and if I wanted to be misted with cool water, I simply died and went to heaven. Food is beyond compare, and rooms include breakfast in the Meric room under the direction of Joannes Riviere. The spa suites are two stories with private outdoor plunge bath and massage tables. Even the regular rooms are far from ordinary, with beautiful Khmer designs and artwork. And you do not have to feel guilty about enjoying the luxury in the midst of a sea of poverty. HdlP is a major sponsor of community charity activities. Noelene Henderson will help you help the locals. Recently we bought 5 tonnes of rice to distribute to local orphanages and support groups.