This is part five of a Newark – Singapore – Ho Chi Minh – Siem Reap – Bangkok – Phuket – Ko Phi Phi – Koh Samui trip report and includes my picture trip report from the Le Méridien Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
- Singapore Airlines SQ 21 – Newark (EWR) to Singapore (SIN) – All Business Class on the Longest Flight in the World!
- W Retreat Koh Samui
- The St. Regis Singapore
- Le Méridien Bangkok
- Le Méridien Angkor
The final leg of our trip took us to Siem Reap, Cambodia where we decided to “splurge” on the Le Méridien Angkor. Yes, I said splurge even though the rate you see below is only $120 per night. The majority of 4 start hotels in Siem Reap during our trip could be booked for rates as low as $35-$75 per night. During our dates, the LM was pricing at $120 per night or 7,000 Starpoints or 3,500 Starpoints & $55. Two of us decided to share one room and redeem for the 3,500 Starpoints/$55 rate (1750 per person & $27.50 per night…actually A LOT less for me after my 500 point welcome gift!). Another set of friends did the same with another room.
Check-In – My friends without status received an upgrade from a Superior King to a Deluxe King. I received an upgrade from a Superior King to a Corner Suite with my SPG Platinum status.
To be honest, we really did not spend too much time at the hotel during our two night trip. We spent our entire days at the UNESCO Angkor sites and our nights downtown. In any case, we truly enjoyed driving up to the entrance below in our tuk tuk each night and then departing each morning in another tuk tuk…definitely the funnest way to travel in Siem Reap.
The Deluxe bedroom and bathroom – the rooms were a cross between modern and dated. Bed spreads were new and up to Le Méridien standards while some of the furniture, curtains, and tube TVs were a bit dated. Again, not much time was spent in the rooms anyway.
The corner suite bedroom and living room – essentially the same bedroom as the Deluxe room but with an adjacent living room and additional TV. A fruit platter was waiting in our room upon arrival as were several water bottles. Water was refilled diligently each day.
Complimentary breakfast for SPG platinum members…
Any time we did spend at the hotel was spent out at the Khmer designed pool, totally my favorite area of the property. The design is beautiful, the water was warm, and the area was empty…it’s HOT! Waiters were there to bring over cold towels and complimentary drinks, though most people didn’t last long. I certainly didn’t mind having the area to myself though, especially since I spent most of my time in the pool admiring the scenery. Waiters of course also provide lunch and beverage service.
Overall, I really loved our stay here. It wasn’t the interior or rooms as much as the convenient location to the major UNSECO sites and the outdoor pool area. At 3,500 points and $55 dollars (minus your welcome gift), it really is no more expensive than the more outdated properties.
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