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FCC Angkor

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

Highlights

- Historic 'chocolate-box' property
- 31 rooms, welcoming atmosphere
- Fantastic central Siem Reap location
- Restaurant, spa, and pool

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Overview

FCC Angkor is an atmospheric boutique hotel in the centre of popular Siem Reap, northwest Cambodia. Built in the 1960s, the Foreign Correspondents Club or FCC was formerly the French Governor’s residence, and is ideally located for the renowned Angkor temple complex and the UNESCO world heritage site of Angkor Wat. This riverside hotel offers 31 contemporary rooms and suites, an elegant restaurant and bar, a relaxing spa and a swimming pool, all surrounded by pretty tropical gardens.

The hotel restaurant offers Cambodian and international cuisine, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meals can be enjoyed in the airy, colonial-style dining room, or alfresco on the terrace, which has views of the river and buzzing Siem Reap. The leafy gardens boast an inviting salt water swimming pool surrounded by loungers. The hotel bar is a popular spot for sundowners, whilst the onsite spa offers massages and beauty treatments, along with a sauna and Jacuzzi. With Siem Reap’s shops, bars, and popular old market area only a short walk away, the hotel's location is excellent.

Accommodation comprises 31 contemporary rooms and suites, each named after herbs and spices, such as lemongrass, ginger, and cardamom, and featuring a combination of neutral décor and colourful artwork. Rooms have floor to ceiling windows which lead out onto a private balcony or terrace, with pool or garden views. Each room has a king size or twin beds, and a spacious ensuite bathroom with bath and shower, basin, and WC. All units come with air conditioning, satellite TV, DVD player, minibar, and Wi-Fi. A number of larger suites are available with a relaxing lounge area, and extremely generous bathrooms with a separate bathtub and shower.

Families are welcome at FCC Angkor, and cots can be provided upon request. Note that the hotel is close to a busy road, and parents are reminded that children should be supervised at all times.

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 506 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

  • We had a fantastic time. Thank you and it went smoothly in the main except for British Airways!

    The trip had the right degree of luxury and relaxation (for me) and adventure (all of us).

    A few points:
    Driving directions to Umlunghi Lodge were slightly wrong. The driving directions should read at the 4th roundabout take the first exit and turn right over the railway. We loved it there. Anton, Bianca and her son and Harriet were very informative and entertaining. The snake talk and handling, night walks and seeing scorpions and the walk in the bush and "bumping" into a giraffe were really special. The kayak trip to Makuzi pan that the lodge organised was good and Tomaz was very informative and kept a respectful distance from the hippos.3 nights was plenty.

    Rhino River Lodge game reserve was incredibly luxurious and we felt very looked after. The lion siting in camp the day we arrived sent an extra frisson of excitement down our spines. It was easy to forget there were predators that could attack us with all that luxury. The staff and guides (Karl) were knowledgeable and invested in their set up. We saw rhinos with baby, cheetahs with young, porcupine, Genet, wildebeast, Impala, Lion with young, buffalo, a puff adder, ostrich, zebra and giraffes. 4 nights was also plenty.
    They all served great food but I felt Ghost Mountain Inn topped the lot. The variety was amazing. We arrived at 10.30 but could not get into our room until 2 ish. The service was not so personal I guess because it is larger (far more than 50 rooms). We had been a bit spoilt at Rhino River! My daughter and I had some treatments at the Spa and loved it. We also went on a large boat trip on Jonzi and had a closer encounter with a large bull hippo and also a hike up Ghost Mountain with Patrick who was very informative and passionate about his people and his country. Isaac the other guide there took us on the boat trip and pointed out the sugar cane harvest on the way. he was very informative also.

    Lastly, Lalaria Lodge was fabulous and we all piled into the surf of the Indian Ocean. There was hardly anyone on the beach. It was "too cold" according to the landlady. The view from her terrace was of the ocean and whales breaching in the distance. I could have sat there all day. She very kindly provided us with a Scrabble board of her own for us to play. We took a Microlight ride from Ballito over the coastline in the hope of seeing whales and dolphins but no luck. If we had stayed longer we might have gone on a boat trip from Durban. We had a meal at a restaurant called Mozambique which was great fun with vast portions, plenty of carbs and fresh seafood!

    The value of the Rand to the Pound was excellent and therefore we felt that we got excellent value which also played a large part!

    MissingKatrina P reviewing South Africa Bush & Beach Safari For Families on 02 September 2019

  • We had the most incredible time thank you. We loved Karen Blixen camp and felt part of a family there, it was incredibly special. And Breezes was very relaxing.
    We can't fault all the transfers and the moment we were greeted on the tarmac at Nairobi airport we knew we were going to be well cared for.

    Thank you so much to you and all the Tourdust team for making it such a happy and memorable trip.

    MissingZoe A reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Beach on 27 August 2019

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