REVIEW – Le Meridien Angkor, Siem Reap

Check out our latest review for Le Meridien Angkor in Siem Reap. 

After a day of travelling we were really excited to be having dinner at Le Meridien on our first night in Siem Reap. This luxurious 5 star hotel is located in the heart of the city centre, the perfect spot for exploring the temples of Angkor. We opted for the dinner buffet at the Angkor Cafe to sample their wide range of Western, Asian and local Kmer dishes and we were not disappointed.

Atmosphere

The view from the lobby

As soon as you walk into the Le Meridien you know you’re in a place of sheer luxury. The décor is beautiful and elegant, high ceilings, beautiful green plants and the most spectacular view of the pristine gardens. The Angkor Café overlooks the gardens which was a truly wonderful view as at sunset.

Selection of food  

Great service from the chefs

The buffet has a fantastic selection to suit any diet, from those seeking Western cuisine, Indian, Chinese or contemporary Kmer dishes, it’s all here. The meat is all halal too and there’s plenty of vegetarian options.

A mix of fish curry, salads and rice

I tried the Indian fish curry with boneless pieces of fish in a lightly spiced curry sauce which was exceptional with white rice. The roast chicken with vegetables was perfect for Ava, simple but perfectly cooked and not dry.

Part of the salad selection

Nicoise salad and chicken and eggplant salad

There’s a great selection of salads, from tomatoes with buffalo mozzarella, beetroot with feta cheese, but my favourites were the papaya salad which wasn’t as spicy as you get in Thailand and the eggplant with chicken.

Strawberry mousse

Dragon fruit

The dessert selection was by far my favourite course! From a great selection of tropical fruits, watermelon, passion fruit, mango, dragon fruit, to the raspberry mousse and by far the best chocolate cake in town. I cannot rave about it enough, if you’re a chocolate lover, I would come just for this. Ava and I went up for seconds and thirds! It’s so rich and soft, it literally melts in your mouth.

Service

The service is exceptional and everything you would expect from a 5 star hotel. As soon as you enter you are greeted with smiley waiters who are very attentive and friendly. Above all, one of the things we loved about the Le Meridien is that their marketing director and sales manager took their time to give us a tour of the hotel and we all sat and had dinner together. Not only was it wonderful to share stories but we got some very useful travel tips and recommendations for travelling in Cambodia.

We would definitely recommend coming to Le Merdien for dinner after exploring the Angkor Temples, it’s relaxing, beautiful and the food is exceptional.

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