The 11 Best Luxury Hotels
At Butterfield & Robinson, our hotels aren’t prosaic—they’re pure poetry.
From castles and riads to ryokans and monasteries, we source lodgings that aren’t just places to crash, but one-of-a-kind spots as intimate, authentic and sublime as the rest of your journey—and packed with personal touches from our hotelier friends.
Below we’ve rounded up a few of the best luxury hotels in Cambodia, where you can do so much more than simply rest your head.
But be warned: there may be tears when it’s time to say goodbye!
At 62.4 metres (205 feet) the Aqua Mekong was designed by Saigon based Noor Design and embodies the aesthetic of a sophisticated five-star hotel.
Local sustainable materials and artisanal touches of the Mekong’s multifaceted cultures round out these generous interior spaces. Take in the spectacular views of the Mekong and life on the river from the luxury of the dip-pools on board.
Shinta Mani is a sophisticated boutique hotel in the leafy French Quartier between the Royal Gardens and the Old Market Area.
Each room is stylish and comfortable, featuring handcrafted accessories. All rooms have views over the shimmering pool or a private tropical garden.
Neighbouring Ninh Binh’s Van Long Nature Reserve, the lush grounds of Emeralda offer breathtaking views of the surrounding tropical forest and mountain range.
The resort supports its local roots, designed with traditional Vietnamese materials and offering fresh local produce at all three restaurants.
MEKONG RIVER BIKING
Cambodia and Vietnam—a magical and diverse combination in Southeast Asia. On this Mekong River Biking trip, journey down the Mekong River and witness it’s diversity of life; rice-paddies, water buffaloes, sampans, conical hats, ethnic worshipping temples and countless smiling locals.DETAILED ITINERARY
The perfect combination of old-world charm, culinary splendour and modern-day luxury. Located in the heart of Siem Reap, this central oasis offers world-class facilities, the finest rooms, exquisite food and tranquil tropical gardens.
It sits close by to the renowned 12th-century ruins of Angkor Wat.
Built upon a UNESCO site, this former Governor’s mansion is a beautifully redesigned oasis of calm.
Centrally located, this boutique hotel offers tastefully designed suites in addition to a spa and pool, blending classic colonial design and contemporary Asian style. This is serenity and magic in the heart of Luang Prabang.
The Grand Hotel d’Angkor is the area’s finest colonial landmark and provides the perfect base for our temple visits.
At the end of each day’s explorations, your elegant guestroom awaits you—not to mention the historic Elephant Bar, fine restaurants, a beautiful pool and spa. The Grand is tastefully appointed with Art Deco-style furnishings and Khmer art objects.
A sanctuary amidst the hubbub of Phnom Penh, the Raffles name is synonymous with unabashed luxury. Blending Khmer, French colonial and Art Deco designs, this landmark hotel has since the 1920s provided flawless service and superior accommodations.
Indulge an aromatic massage, dine on traditional French and Cambodian dishes, and rediscover the true meaning of tranquility.
This luxurious retreat is located in the peaceful countryside, yet still just 4 km (2 mi) from the centre of Hué.
You’ll come to appreciate this after learning that the Vietnamese love to make use of the horns on their mopeds early in the morning! The rooms reflect the Vietnamese taste for simple, elegant luxury.
Soaring high above the heart of Phnom Penh’s business district, Rosewood Phnom Penh occupies the top 14 floors of Vattanac Capital Tower, the city’s most iconic modern structure.
The tasteful rooms blend traditional refinement with sophistication, and each offers unparalleled views of the city. Perhaps opt for a refreshing plunge in their sunlight-drenched pool to keep jet-lag at bay.
Embark with MGallery on a journey back in time to French colonial Vietnam. With feminine lines standing in striking contrast to the neighbouring office, the building is a modern work of art unto itself.
Each room showcases chic, modern Indochinese design. This magnificent hotel is complete with a rooftop pool bar, spa, fitness centre, garden and terrace.
Accessible only by boat, this stylish hotel is built on a verdant islet on the Hau River. The rooms were made using local materials, blending in seamlessly with the tropical setting.
Facilities include an infinity pool, tennis courts, gym, and pilates studio as well as a yoga and meditation centre to keep you both entertained and zen during your stay.