2017 UPDATE: This hotel has closed and may be moving to a new location. The street food tour is still operating.
Foodies in particular will enjoy this boutique hotel in a residential neighbourhood 10 minutes from the centre of Siem Reap.
The RiverGarden’s owner is a former chef and she makes sure the food here is great. I had the best amok of my stay in Cambodia! The kitchen is open so you can chat with the chefs, hear the sizzle and smell the deliciousness. The RiverGarden also features a Cooks in TukTuks cooking class, and a street food tour so you can sample the local fare with confidence.
The hotel reflects the personality and priorities of the owner, so you’ll find touches like placemats with cute sayings and a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Kids will love the fish ponds (and the food provided to feed them), the wandering ducks and the two canine ambassadors.
Rooms are in two Khmer style villas, with big patios or balconies. The salt water pool is great for cooling off and lounging around with a cocktail. Near the pool every morning you can watch a monk from a nearby wat bless the hotel — a moving ceremony to witness.