Our curated list of elegant, eco-friendly hotels in Siem Reap

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There are plenty of things to do in Siem Reap aside from Angkor Wat (check out our eco guide for things to do in Siem Reap), and hence it makes sense to stay there a few days, maybe even a week. Below is our curated list of the best eco-friendly hotels in Siem Reap. As usual we thoroughly researched and checked out all the hotels that claim to be sustainable, filtering through the ones that we were not sure about. 

(Before you go, read up on Cambodia facts and culture, as well as proper etiquette to follow).

The best elegant, eco-friendly hotels in Siem Reap 

Anjali by Syphon

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Anjali is a 4* hotel with chic, minimalistic decor, located a little bit outside of downtown Siem Reap.

Why choose Anjali by Syphon?

The hotel offers a peaceful and beautiful place to relax after the crowds of Angkor Wat. The interior design of the hotel has a touch of Cambodian influence, in a lush setting with tropical trees. 

You can expect terraces or balconies in each room, bathrooms with rain showers, a salt water swimming pool, a wine cellar, a lounge to enjoy innovative cocktails, a spa, cooking classes, a farm, a golf course, bicycles for cycling around, and more. They also offer complimentary transport to and from the airport. 

How is Anjali by Syphon sustainable?

Anjali is a boutique hotel with only 29 rooms. They put a lot of effort on sustainability and supporting the local community.

  • Solar panels for energy.
  • Drinkable filtered water stations to reduce the need to buy bottled water.
  • Locally produced and organic bathroom products.
  • Salt water pool instead of chlorine.
  • Cooking oil donated to NGO that converts it into soap and biodiesel.
  • Energy efficient (light sensors, low energy bulbs).
  • Organic fertilisers.
  • Biodiesel for cars where possible.
  • No single-use plastic. 
  • Recycle or compost everything.
  • Greywater and rainwater reused and/or recycled.
  • Water flow regulators in bathrooms and sinks.
  • Empower local businesses and support local community through sustainable projects.

Check out rates at Anjali by Syphon.

Treeline Urban Resort

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Treeline Urban Resort is a 4* boutique hotel overlooking the Siem Reap River, and a few blocks away from the popular Pub Street. However if partying with backpackers surrounded by loud music is not your thing (we personally did not like it and found an alternative way to enjoy a night out in Siem Reap), that’s ok, the hotel shelters you from all of that.  

Why choose Treeline Urban Resort?

This elegant hotel has two on-site restaurants, a coffee shop, an art gallery with a permanent exhibition, a rooftop bar, a spa, and an infinity pool overlooking tropical trees. The rooms are minimalistic and chic, with a natural vibe. It feels like you’re staying in a spa. 

How is Treeline Urban Resort sustainable?

  • Supports local Cambodian artists by commissioning their craft for the hotel’s decor pieces such as ceramics and dinnerware. 
  • The timber used in the decor and furniture are sustainably sourced native timber.
  • Locally and ethically sourced ingredients, chemical-free (e.g. from local farmers and eggs from free range chickens).
  • Natural, organic, local spa and bathroom products.
  • Supports micro local businesses and provides employment to Cambodians.
  • Participates and sponsors eco projects such as Clean Up Siem Reap Campaign, tree planting, Plastic Free Cambodia, Naga Earth, Clean Green Cambodia and Ocean Recovery Alliance. 

Check out Treeline Urban Resort’s rates.

Shinta Mani Angkor

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Just a few minutes walk from the Made in Cambodia market, Shinta Mani Angkor is a gorgeous, luxurious option for your stay in Siem Reap. 

Why choose Shinta Mani Angkor?

At Shinta Mani Angkor, you can enjoy their luxury spa treatments with optional outdoor massages, and a gym. They also have 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool with a pool bar, and another bar. The hotel offers cooking classes where you can learn to make Khmer meals. 

You stay at the boutique hotel, but you can also choose to reside in the exclusive villas (Bensley Collection Pool Villas) with your own personal butler. 

How is Shinta Mani Angkor sustainable?

  • Trains underprivileged Cambodians and provides them with skills in order to find employment. They provide free tuition, food, and an allowance.
  • The Shinta Mani Foundation assists families from rural areas by providing education and basic necessities such as toilets, healthcare, water wells, etc.
  • They provide interest-free loans to small local businesses.
  • They practise sustainable and ethical farming and grow their own vegetables without pesticides.
  • Rooftop garden where they grow their own herbs.
  • Use of natural, organic body products at the spa.

See Shinta Mani Angkor’s rates.

Templation Hotel

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“Your own oasis” is how this luxurious 5* hotel describes itself. Templation Hotel is an upscale hotel close to Siem Reap River, just minutes away from Angkor Wat. 

Why choose Templation Hotel?

You have the option of villas and suites surrounded by tropical gardens, some with private pools or plunge pools. There’s even a glamping option for a more “outdoorsy, adventurous” stay but with all the comfort and luxuries of a hotel. 

There’s also a lounge and bar area, a main swimming pool designed like a big natural lake, a fitness gym, a meeting room, and a spa centre with traditional Khmer and other types of spa treatments, including endermologie (that reactives dormant cells). 

There is a small library area where you can learn more about the Khmer civilization, and there’s a children’s corner for kid-friendly books. The Cambomania shop onsite sells locally-made items, plus other things you might need such as swimwear, clothes, and body care products.

How is Templation Hotel sustainable?

The multiple private pools does raise the doubt of sustainability practices at Templation Hotel, however, there are the ways the hotel is sustainable:

  • Preservation of native plants around the hotel.
  • Solar panels for electricity.
  • Vegetal roofs to ensure natural airflow.
  • Collect rainwater for irrigation of their gardens.
  • Plant trees around the hotel.
  • Participate in eco programs such as reforestation and organic farming.
  • Preservation of Cambodian culture through hotel events.
  • Electric vehicles such as shuttle buses.

Check out Templation Hotel’s rates.

Navutu Dreams Resort and Wellness Retreat

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A boutique hotel with only 28 rooms, the Navutu Dreams Resort is a 4* hotel with a modern and chic design, not far from the Angkor Wat temples.  

Why choose Navutu Dreams?

The family-friendly Navutu Dreams Resort has a minimalistic design with a mediterranean style (the owners are Italian), but with a touch of Cambodian culture. There are three outdoor pools surrounded by tropical trees, gardens, and tropical flowers, including bougainvillaea and frangipani flowers. 

Each room has space and privacy from other rooms, and you can do yoga and other types of mental detox activities at the resort. You can also do cooking classes where you start by picking out the ingredients from an organic farm.

The eco-chic resort also provides a glimpse into Cambodian performance arts with Apsara Dance performances on some evenings. 

How is Navutu Dreams sustainable?

  • Plastic-free (biodegradable bags are available, and they use reusable bamboo straws).
  • Refillable glass bottles for water and water refill stations.
  • Farm-to-table food policy.
  • Recycle everything including their cooking oil, and work with the Rehash Trash organisation.
  • Navutu Boutique with local, ethical brands by Cambodians.
  • Locally sourced ingredients as much as possible.
  • Grow their own herbs and spices in their mini garden.
  • Locally-made and natural mosquito repellents.
  • Offer free fitness and yoga classes to Cambodians.
  • Provide employment to locals including disadvantaged women.

Rates at Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat.

Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang

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Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang is part of the Zannier Hotels, and is a 5* hotel inspired by Khmer design and architecture. 

Why choose Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang?

The hotel is surrounded by tropical gardens, coconut trees, and rice paddies. While close enough to Angkor Wat and the main attractions in Siem Reap, it’s tucked away enough to feel like you’re in your own serene little village. The translation of the hotel’s name to “green village” fits well. 

The hotel has 2 restaurants, a pool bar, a lounge, and your choice of terrace or pool villas, designed in traditional Khmer homes style. Their spa menu has options based on Khmer traditions, with treatments from centuries ago.  

How is Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang sustainable?

Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang has received the Green Globe certification, a worldwide certification that indicates efforts in economic, social, and environmental preservation. 

  • Grows and cultivates rice by working with local farmers.
  • No single-use plastics.
  • Reduce waste through specific processes.
  • On-site gardens for fresh ingredients.
  • Support local communities by providing English lessons.
  • Use local, sustainable materials for construction.

Check at Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang’s rates. 

Sala Lodges

Sala Lodges is a unique 4* hotel consisting of 11 wooden houses, completely based on traditional Cambodian architecture.  

Why choose Sala Lodges?

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The hotel is within walking distance of major attractions and amenities, but is still a peaceful place to rejuvenate from a busy day’s activities. The rooms are beautifully designed and very spacious, and all the houses have their own unique story.

The hotel also offers a beautiful outdoor pool, a spa, a bar, a lounge, and a restaurant with authentic Cambodian cuisine. Surrounded by trees and gardens, you will feel like you’re in your own private, luxurious little village. 

How is Sala Lodges sustainable?

  • Locally sourced ingredients from local markets.
  • Grow their own fruits and vegetables in their garden.
  • The houses have been restored and preserved from old houses to create the hotel, instead of building new ones.
  • Reduce energy consumption with eco-friendly light. 
  • Refillable water bottles.
  • Bath and body products produced locally with natural ingredients.

Check out Sala Lodges’ rates.

Final thoughts on eco-friendly hotels in Siem Reap

There are a variety of hotels in Siem Reap that engage in sustainable efforts to help you lower your carbon footprint, and the list above are chic hotels providing a serene, elegant setting to relax and rejuvenate after a day of exploring.

Before your trip, check out the important facts about Cambodia and our list of eco-friendly activities.

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