All of the area’s historical sites are easily accessible from the hotel. The Angkor Wat Temples are a short 15-minute drive away and the town is within walking distance. Upon exiting the hotel, a bridge across the street invites you to discover the Psa Chas Market and the many attractions that are an easy picturesque stroll from the hotel.
Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor has 54 deluxe rooms and 8 suites.
- Check in time: 2pm
- Check out time: noon
Guests can request a later check out time, subject to availability.
Cambodian local time is GMT +7 hours
PASSPORTS & VISAS
We advise that your passport should have at least 6 months remaining validity at the time of travel.
All foreign nationals, except nationals of Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and Laos need a visa to enter Cambodia. A single-entry tourist visa is issued on arrival at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap international airports, and at the overland crossings at check point borders. Single-entry tourist visas are valid for 30 days, including the day of issue, and cost around $20, plus you will need one passport photograph. A business visa is also valid for 30 days and costs $25 plus one passport photo.
You may also complete an e-visa up to 3 months before of your date of travel. Details can be found on the Kingdom of Cambodia Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation website.
Every traveller has to complete immigration and customs declaration forms during the arrival flight and must submit them on arrival. Any amount of foreign currency can be brought into Cambodia, but the amount of Cambodian currency must not exceed 100,000 Riels per person. Tourists and non-residents carrying over USD 10,000 in cash or its equivalent must declare it to ensure they will be allowed to take out with them the amount declared.
US dollars are as commonly used as the Cambodian Riel and even Thai Baht is acceptable in many places. Most shops, restaurants and hotels set their prices in dollars, however small transactions are usually done in Riel. We suggest you always carry some small Riel for motorcycle taxis and any other small purchases made outside the hotel.
Credit cards and traveller’s cheques are not common and US dollar traveller’s cheques are much more easily changed than any other kind. Banks can change money, carry out telegraphic transfers and some can cash travellers cheques and accept Visa cards.
The climate is tropical. As the country is affected by monsoon, it is hot and humid with an average temperature around 27ºC.
There are two distinct seasons: the rainy season (June – October) and the dry season which is divided into two sub-seasons, cool (November - February) and hot (March - May).
The Cambodian language is Khmer, which is inherited from and is influenced by Thai. Some technical terms are borrowed from French. However, today English is commonly spoken in hotels and business compounds.
Although no vaccinations are officially required for entry to Cambodia, they are highly encouraged. We advise visitors to check with their doctor or a travel immunisation clinic regarding protection against malaria, typhoid, tetanus, hepatitis A and B. Any essential medications should be brought with you, as there is no guarantee they will be available in Cambodia.
Since Cambodia has a hot and humid tropical climate, casual and lightweight clothing is best i.e. made from natural fibres. A jacket might be needed on cool winter evenings. A hat and high-factor sun block is advisable as protection against the hot sun when sightseeing.
If you are visiting temples or pagodas, including those of Angkor Wat, shorts and T-shirts are acceptable attire. However to visit the highest level of Angkor Wat, guests are requested to cover knees and shoulders (no tank tops). Shoes are generally removed at the entrance to pagodas.
For visits to the Silver Pagoda, which is within the Royal Palace grounds, visitors are asked to dress more formally. Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers and ladies should wear long trousers or long skirts.