The Australian family that owns Sojourn Boutique Villas knows hotels and they’ve designed their new villa resort accordingly.
The villas are spacious and comfortable, the beautiful gardens and pool have the right mix of shade and sun, the spa is top notch, and the food is excellent (they also have one of the best cooking schools in Siem Reap). Best of all are the staff — friendly, professional and willing and able to make human connections with guests.
Located a few kilometers outside of Siem Reap in a real Khmer village, this five-year-old property boasts 11 rooms. Nine are in individual villas (some with both outdoor and indoor showers) that surround the free form pool with swim-up bar. Every day fresh blossoms from the gardens are placed to brighten up your spacious room.
By staying here you help improve Cambodia: I was really impressed with the incredible amount Sojourn does to help people in local villages, buy from local businesses, and support the rebuilding of the country. Sojourn also practices Australian-grade fair labour practices such as providing maternity leave to staff.