In accordance with the name, 1920 Hotel in Siem Reap has retained it’s charm of days of yore and has magnified the majestic Khmer culture in the process in each of its offering. It is a beautiful hotel set up at the heart of Siem Reap.
The hotel has a fancy appearance from outside, somewhat indicating the past dating back to Indo China era. Later I learnt, a sprawling shop it was during the French reign, later transformed into a boutique abode.The smart and helpful hotel crew ensures check in and check outs are breezy, further promoting no delay while exploring the city!
It is one of the few luxury hotels of Siem Reap that is located at a stone’s throw away from the happening Pub street, yet has successfully evaded loud music of eccentric crowd. By walk, Pub Street may be reached with five to ten minutes however the noise is far from reaching you at night.
It is not unusual to wake up to the chimes of morning prayer from nearby temple, Wat Preah Prom Rath, an ultimate soothing experience. The strategic location of the property intrigues the guest to explore the town at ease, by walk or tuktuk, arranged at the earliest on your request by hotel help desk.
You can also soak in leisure with a storybook at the calm and quiet corner of the cozy accommodation for a pleasant experience. Distance from airport to 1920 hotel adds up to roughly nine kilometers. Guest arriving by the airport can avail the complimentary pick up services for smooth transit. Just inform the hotel beforehand of your flight details and rest will be taken care of.
The rooms of 1920 Hotel was distinctive in style, bearing a semblance to the past identity of a French shop. They are intricately designed with modern amenities and tastefully done. I loved the rainshower model from bathroom.
However, the winning piece was the outdoor Jacuzzi in the hotel’s third floor suite room. Who will not want to book a stay in a place like that?
You will be presented with few complimentary bottled water, a much needed respite for your day’s sojourn while exploring the ancient temple complex of Angkor Wat.
Apart from the regular in-room amenities, the hotel authorities have thoughtfully devised a method of providing a SIM card with 3G internet connectivity for foreign travelers. This indeed, saves up a lot of time and haggling with street vendor.
There are no restaurants in the hotel premises. But the Khmer Kitchen restaurant which is just a few steps away from the hotel, is owned by the 1920 Hotel.
Khmer Kitchen restaurant, one of the best rated and favorite among the diners, runs a lucrative offers for the guests of 1920 Hotel. A flat 10% discount is applicable all day for diners.
They serve few of the authentic Cambodian dishes as well as contemporary dishes. I recommend prahok fish, beef lok lak and deep fried pork ribs among them.
The romantic ambience plays a perfect abode for couple travelers. Rooms are void of smoking facility promoting responsible tourism.
For guided tour to Angkor temple, you may ask the hotel for arranging a wise tour-guide.
After a day’s walk at the Angkor Archaeological Park, the weary travelers can find respite at Temple Massage Spa with the complementary one hour foot massage. There is also a 25% off coupon on other spa services at Temple Massage while staying at 1920 Hotel.
The 1920 Hotel offers a sumptuous spread of all inclusive American, Asian and continental breakfast. The hearty set menu serves great for a day long expedition at the Angkor Wat.
From the bouquet of service offerings, I cannot stress enough on attentive, hospitable and warm service the crew from the front desk to housekeeping to the concierge.
In short, they made my stay beautiful. I recommend 1920 Hotel for every travel enthusiast who wants to succumb to the great past of Khmer rule in a quiet corner of Siem Reap.
* The free sim card, one hour free foot massage and 25% discount on spa services are only for guests who booked directly with the hotel.
* Also, the rates are almost 10% cheaper when you book on the hotel’s official website, than on any other hotel booking website.
Karthik Reddy has been traveling around the world since completing his M.B.A in 2012. He is passionate about photography, trying out new food, meeting new people, experiencing different cultures and explore places solo.