Amansara

 

Once the private guesthouse of King Norodom Sihanouk, this restored hideaway is a regal vision of elegance and refinement, with a lavish interior birthed from the swinging 60s and swathed by clusters of handsome greens.

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Gourmet & Wellness + + +

The Amansara restaurant serves superb breakfasts and afternoon teas laden with tempting delights and sweet confections. For lunch and dinner, Cambodian fares take centrestage with a menu that changes daily. The Aman Spa is simply gorgeous with lavish suites and sumptuous treatments skillfully executed by experienced hands.

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Service + + +

Aman resorts generally offer no surprises in the service aspect as staff are uniformly trained to be beyond thoughtful, their grand expertise extending from expedient check-ins to fastidious housekeeping rigours. The regal touches, like King Sihanouk's old limousine, lovingly restored to ferry guests across town, are just cream on a very good cake.

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Design + + +

A heritage property left largely as it was structure wise, the grounds here are generously endowed with elegant lawns and light drenched walkways. The suites are attractive modern nests treated to a starkly black and white theme, though quite forward in conception, is not incongruous with the cultural effulgence of the destination.