“This hotel has not yet been inspected and reviewed by the Hotel Guru but has been recommended by other guides that we respect.”
On the riverside in one of Siem Reap's most distinctive buildings, the FCC or Foreign Correspondents' Club wasn't a hang-out for reporters like its Phnom Penh sister property but was the old French governor's mansion. It still boasts colonial charm, with ceiling fans, shutters and retro sofas; however, the accommodation, in adjoining low-rise buildings, is by contrast sleek and contemporary. Recently refurbished minimalist rooms overlook a garden or the swimming pool.
Originally published by The Guardian (view article)
This Foreign Correspondence Club hotel, located minutes from the Angkor Wat temples, is a beautiful Art Deco building with a great chunk of history to go with it. The French Governor's former mansion has been turned into a pretty hotel with LCD TVs in its 29 rooms and two suites. The Visaya Spa has plenty of pampering treats on its menu. It's surprisingly affordable.
Originally published by Condé Nast Traveller (view article)