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Viroth's Villa

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Press Reviews

Conde Nast Traveler (US), Hot List 2008
"Sitting squarely in the sweet spot between cheap guesthouse and big-box hotel—and unbeatably priced—Viroth's has a simple, clean design that is accented by gray Khmer tile floors, rosewood railings, and the occasional indigenous objet or scarlet wall. The ground-floor saltwater pool (in full view of the reception desk) may be best for exhibitionists, but the bamboo-walled massage area and rooftop thatch-covered breakfast/lounge nook are more private sanctuaries. Each of the seven artfully lit rooms also has its own balcony or terrace that looks out over the street, pool, or small private courtyard. The hotel is located just across the river from the bustling Old Market; the helpful staff can arrange a tuk-tuk there or to Angkor Wat, three miles away. For dinner, walk the two blocks to Viroth's Restaurant, which the hotel's French owner opened four years ago on a moat-enclosed patio, and which serves Khmer and Western dishes.
When to go: From December to March you'll encounter the least rain (but the most tourists).
Which room to book: Ask for No. 7, the second-floor corner room overlooking the pool."

The New York Times, December 2008
"With its minimalist aesthetic, neutral palette and saltwater pool, the seven-room Viroth’s Hotel provides a welcome respite from temple overload."

"I dare you to find another hotel that is this chic and this cheap. A small boutique affair, this spot provides a private, intimate experience. The rooms have cool gray stone floors, and the shelves, entertainment unit, and bed frames are built into the white walls. One corner is painted a contrasting maroon color and marks the shower console. It is minimalist and modern with sleek geometric furniture, but soft touches like a floor vase filled with large pieces of dried palm leaves, dark brown leather desk tops and coffee-colored coverlets and accent pillows keep it warm and inviting. Most rooms have private balconies. The best room in the house is room 3, on the ground floor. It comes with a large, poolside corner terrace equipped with cozy lounge beds. There's a small outdoor pool surrounded by cream-colored sun beds. Breakfast is served on the rooftop restaurant. It's lit with fairy lights at night and is an excellent place to spend the evening, looking out over the rooftops of Siem Reap."

Guest Ratings


Guest Reviews

Reviews are only from people who have stayed there and booked through i-escape.

  • “Our stay at Viroth's was wonderful”
    , Canada (01.06.15)

  • “We had booked the original Viroth’s hotel but were moved to the new one just down the street. While the new hotel is bigger and less personal - it loses some of the individual quirkiness often appreciated with i-escape type hotels, the new one makes up with swish-ness and comfort you wouldn’t expect in this town. Nice little oasis among the heat and bustle of Siem Reap.”
    , United Kingdom (17.03.15)

  • “Only place in our travels where in a comparable establishment there wasn't a kettle or fridge in the room which seemed strange. Breakfast very ordinary considering their restaurant, which was only a couple of blocks away and was superb. Very minimalist rooms which were a bit 'cold'.”
    , France (18.04.14)

  • “Really good value for money. They have a cute roof terrace for breakfast. The pool is small so don't expect to do laps. The rooms are really good size & ours came with a terrace as well.”
    Siu Mei, Singapore (05.12.13)

  • “Had a really good time at Viroth's. The hotel is close enough to the centre of town to be able to walk whilst at the same time you don't get to hear all the night life. The rooms are basic but well decorated and the plunge pool is needed. Sitting on the roof top terrace is a nice way to while away a few hours. Overall a great place to stay when visiting Siem Riep.”
    , United Kingdom (02.09.12)

Save to favouritesPrintMailViroth\'s VillaLike a yin-yang symbol, Siem Reap is a swirling study in contradictions. Crowded yet calm, it has survived a horrific stretch of history but its people are proud of their culture and extraordinary artistic heritage; it is a shockingly poor place yet the residents are industrious, friendly and generous - especially with their smiles. In such a city, Viroth’s fits nicely. Compared to the often dusty, hot streets outside its walls, it is a sparkling-clean oasis of peace, contemporary décor and simple comforts. Tucked on a side street that runs parallel to the Siem Reap River, the space has a quiet and secret feel as the road sees very little traffic. Inside is a very welcome sight: a small but pretty saltwater pool nestled in a corner of the outdoor tropical lobby. A slick lounging couch and collection of vintage Buddha statues next to the mirror-tiled reception desk completes the welcoming atmosphere. The rooftop hosts a plant-filled lounge where bright yellow chairs contrast with dark wooden tables, and an inviting selection of seating options invite lingering after [eating:CA013:breakfast].

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