Templation Hotel Siem Reap: Humble luxury steps from Angkor Wat

Understated luxury might be the best way to describe Templation Hotel Siem Reap. This hotel sticks out among the hoards of accommodation choices in Siem Reap thanks to its unique and indulgent atmosphere without that feeling of pretentiousness you might get at other big name hotels.  From the moment you step into Templation Hotel Siem Reap, you’ll be surrounded by a sense of tranquility; a true escape from the noise and crowds of the city center and the perfect place to retreat to after a long day touring the temples around Angkor.

First Impressions of Templation Hotel Siem Reap

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Templation Lobby
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Lounge Area
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Templation Bar

My slight frustration at getting lost while trying to find Templation (which, to be fair, is a bit off the beaten path) immediately dissipated the second I walked into the lobby; from the smiles of the friendly staff to the beautiful minimalist decor, it was basically love at first sight. Templation Hotel Siem Reap exudes a wow-factor without being over the top and it’s clear that much attention to detail went into the overall design. The layout is all open space and welcoming, and the color choice in various furniture and art creatively highlight certain areas of the hotel. Within about one minute (and before laying eyes on my room) of being at Templation, I knew I was going to appreciate every second of my time here.

My Private Pool Villa

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Private Pool
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Living Room
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Bathroom (from main bedroom)
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Bathroom (from main bedroom)

I’m not sure words can accurately describe how incredible my room(s!) was at Templation, so I’ll let the photos above do most of the talking. Needless to say, my private pool villa was over-the-top and completely exceeded any expectations I had before arriving. When I entered the door to my villa, I was graced with a stunning pool with two separate bedrooms on either side. The main bedroom itself was lovely and simple, but the bathroom was utterly unexpected. The design of the bathroom was open concept, had a massive bathtub (which could have been mistaken as a miniature pool), and a waterfall shower. The other room can be both a living/common area or a separate bedroom, which would be perfect for families, as the couch folds out into a bed and there is also another bathroom attached to this room. Need I say more?


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The main pool at Templation
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Sitting area by the main pool

The facilities at Templation Hotel Siem Reap are excellent, to say the least. If you’re staying in one of the villas that don’t have a private pool, the main pool is stunning and is shaped in such a way that it has plenty of areas where you can still be relatively secluded. The restaurant is large and open,  there is also a more casual sitting area right next to the pool, and the bar is simple but lovely (don’t forget to pop by for happy hour). If you’re looking to take relaxation to the next level, Templation has a spa on site and they offer a free 15-minute massage to each guest (yes, please!).


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Breakfast spread
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Breakfast was certainly plentiful. You’re able to choose one set (western, continental, Asian, or local) and then two specials which consisted of a variety of western and Asian dishes along with fruit, juice, and coffee. I sampled a mix of local and western cuisine and some of my favourites were the eggs benedict, and fresh spring rolls with a peanut sauce.

Overall Thoughts of Templation Hotel Siem Reap

Templation Hotel Siem Reap is the perfect getaway for couples and families who are looking for more of a secluded stay while still remaining within the heart of the city. The hotel is a great spot to spend a few nights (though you’ll certainly want to stay for more) relaxing and indulging in all that Templation has to offer. You’ll be in good hands at Templation with the caliber of service and facilities offered, and I promise you won’t regret choosing to stay at Templation when in Siem Reap.

Templation Hotel Siem Reap 
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Siem Reap

My stay at Templation Hotel Siem Reap was on a complimentary basis thanks to the hotel, but rest assured, all views and opinions are sincerely my own. 

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