Phum Baitang

Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Terrace villa

Terrace villa and Pool villa

Terrace villa

Terrace villa

Pool villa

Terrace villa and Pool villa

Pool villa

Pool villa

Pool villa

Pool villa

Chic five-star repose at an all-villa sanctuary on the edge of Siem Reap - a Design Hotel and favourite of numerous high-end publications including Condé Nast Traveller and Harper’s Bazaar

The buzz around the hotly anticipated Phum Baitang has barely waned since the hotel’s opening in 2015. And no wonder. The second hotel by French fashion family the Zanniers, this exceptionally well thought-out retreat is both subtly luxurious and immersively authentic.

Khmer for ‘green village’, Phum Baitang is reflective of a traditional rural settlement, with 45 stilted villas arranged in a cluster around eight acres of lush vegetation. Though designed by award-winning architecture firm AW₂, the villas have a strong local feel, with straw-thatched roofs, clay tiles and shutters made with woven banana leaves. Inside, you’ll find handmade furnishings and crucially, a showstopping bathroom with a deep tub sculpted out of stone.

Some of the villas sport a private plunge pool, and there’s a heavenly 50-metre pool with daybeds and an adjacent open-air bar. The heart of the retreat is a 100-year-old farmhouse - now an atmospheric cigar and cocktail lounge scattered with rattan wing chairs, pie-crust tables and pottery jars planted with lemongrass from the paddy fields.

Phum Baitang may feel miles away from the heavy footfall of Siem Reap, with its award-winning spa complex and wandering buffalo, but there are tuk-tuks at reception to whisk you the 15 minutes into town (for a small fee). Just be sure to dash back in time for a sunset dinner at one of the two ravishingly rustic restaurants on site.

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Boutique Relaxing Romance Scenery Spa

We like

  • Organic Phum Baitang toiletries and raw natural materials in the incredible villa bathrooms
  • Reaching a higher state at the World Luxury Spa Award-winning Phum Baitang spa
  • One-of-a-kind gifts made by local artisans in the on-site boutique

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