Tucked away between Cambodia’s picturesque countryside, vibrant Siem Reap, and UNESCO World Heritage Site of ancient Angkor Wat, lies the luxury boutique hotel in Siem Reap, Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang. Literally meaning “the green village”, the elegant boutique hotel in Siem Reap combines the highlights of absolute luxury with the overwhelming natural beauty of the land. Perched high on stilts in luxuriant tropical gardens, this all-villa resort has the rustic elegance of 45 traditional Khmer houses, albeit ones with hand-made wooden furniture, hand-picked antiques, freestanding baths and some with private plunge pools. There is also a 100-year-old Khmer farmhouse turned cocktail lounge and a breathtaking 50-meter infinity pool. Add in the resort’s first-class Spa Temple, two excellent restaurants, and cooking classes with trips to the local market, making this luxury boutique hotel in Cambodia the perfect retreat.
Translating from traditional Khmer to ‘green village’, Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang is nestled peacefully within eight hectares of lush gardens, picturesque rice paddies, lemongrass-scented meadows and rows of towering coconut palms. Idyllically set in Cambodia’s cultural heart of Siem Reap, this exquisite retreat is a gateway to the Angkor UNESCO World Heritage Site and numerous natural and historical wonders.
Guests will find at this luxury boutique hotel in Siem Reap a sublime fusion of traditional elegance and discreet luxury, delivered with consummate grace and respect for the Cambodian culture.
Recreating the irresistible charm of Cambodian farming village life, the 45 private stilted terrace and pool villas at Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang are designed with an elegant yet quintessentially Khmer style. Each raised on stilts with high-ceilings, walls of woven bamboo, carefully selected antiques, lovely aged wooden floors and shutters, and your very own daybed overlooking the storybook setting.
An authentic 100-year old farmhouse pays homage to Cambodia’s heritage and history, furnished with rattan chairs to sip cocktails and vintage liqueurs. Two restaurants offer locally-inspired Cambodian flavours and international favourites. The hotel’s Spa Temple, amid tropical gardens, offers holistic treatments inspired by ancient Khmer therapies.
There is much to do beyond swimming or watching the epic sunsets at the open-air infinity pool. Explore the 1000-year old spiritual and historic splendour of Angkor Wat. Cruise the floating homes of Tonlé Sap. Discover the neighbouring villages by bicycle. Receive a water blessing from Buddhist monks. Or, experience the local markets and prepare authentic Cambodian recipes with a bowl of the resort’s own rice harvest.
A world away from the bustle of nearby Siem Reap town, Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang is ideal for couples and families looking for a peaceful and luxurious retreat just a short journey from the magnificent temples of Angkor.
Privacy, luxury, discretion, uniqueness and excellence in every detail make Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang a very special place to stay when looking for where to stay in Siem Reap.
Accommodation at Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang
Imagine waking up to the sun rising above idyllic lemongrass meadows, verdant gardens and bright-green rice paddies from the comforts of a plush villa in Cambodia’s picturesque countryside.
Timeless elegance, discrete luxury and the epitome of gracious comfort best describe the sublime private villas at Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang. Each of the oversized villas, offering an alluring combination of beauty, authenticity and privacy, is the perfect escape for those wanting to slow down, relax and unwind.
Guest accommodation comprises 45 private raised villas on stilts − 25 with private terraces and 20 with private plunge pools − whose architectural design has been modelled on traditional Khmer wooden houses. Both exterior and interior have been designed, crafted and furnished to create an authentic yet luxurious Cambodian experience.
Overlooking a storybook setting, the elegant villas stand amidst the resort’s own rice paddies and tropical gardens. They feature red tile roofs and hardwood cladding, beautifully aged wooden floors and shutters, rattan sliding doors and fine hand-made wooden furniture.
The spacious villas are beautifully decorated with high-pitched ceilings and exposed rafters, a warm palette, hand-picked antiques, light flowing linens and inviting daybeds on the terrace. Each villa has a distinctly calming quality with a sense of cosiness but at the same time is incredibly indulgent. This is pared-back luxury at its best.
Impressively scaled at 130m2, the pool villas have a refreshing plunge pool, a garden and a terrace. With 80m2 of luxury, the terrace villas come with a garden and a terrace overlooking the rice fields. There is also a sofa and a desk in each villa.
The villas’ elegant ensuite bathrooms are equipped with a huge freestanding stone bath, rain shower and his-and-her bathroom sinks in stone. Bath amenities are all-natural with no ethanol nor paraben.
And even the smaller details – from the cleverly selected books on the work desk and the sound system to the Nespresso machine and the flat-screen television (with satellite channels) – all prove why this luxury boutique hotel in Siem Reap is one of the best places to stay.
Phum Baitang offers guests the choice of two bars and two restaurants, all designed in an authentic style and delivering classic Cambodian hospitality.
Phum Baitang’s two restaurants – Bay Phsar and Hang Bay – serve delicious meals using local produce, fresh organic herbs and vegetables from the resort’s own gardens.
Bay Phsar: With views overlooking the rice paddies and surrounding gardens, Bay Phsar restaurant is spectacularly set along the Instagram-worthy main pool. It delivers a delightfully vibrant yet relaxed atmosphere, exceptional setting, and amazing food.
For dinner, Bay Phsar invites guest to a culinary exploration of Cambodian cuisine and its fresh flavours, created by using local ingredients with flair and finesse. This is a celebration of street food: diners can choose a selection of fresh seafood, home-grown herbs and spices for the chef to whip up to your taste. At lunchtime, poolside Bay Phsar serves zingy salads, moreish spring rolls and pizzas straight from the garden oven. There are also enticing fish options, freshly caught in the nearby Tonlé Sap Lake. Each morning, Bay Phsar restaurant is the scene of an excellent breakfast.
Hang Bay: Housed in a wooden villa on stilts, diners at Hang Bay restaurant can savour a fantastic fusion of local dishes and international cuisine, from the freshest seafood to the finest steaks. Guests can dine either in an elegant dining room or on a stylish porch while enjoying Phum Baitang’s beautiful sunsets and starlit nights.
The rice that is served at both restaurants comes from the surrounding paddies.
The wine list includes hotel owner Roger Zannier’s private vintages from his estates in the South of France and Portugal’s Douro Valley.
Private dining experience: For something extra special, the private dining experience offers a bespoke menu and comes with your very own waiter for the evening. Nestled peacefully within terraced paddy fields or within the comfort and convenience of your private villa, the exquisite culinary flavours, attentive service and beautiful surroundings create unforgettable memories. Alternatively, guests can shop their own ingredients on-site and get a Khmer meal cooked for them in their villa – the rice will come from the resort’s own paddies.
Farming and gardening: The luxury resort hotel in Siem Reap grows a wide variety of the hotel’s own vegetables and herbs in their organic gardens, and tropical fruits plants are being planted (mango, banana, coconut and papaya trees).
Wherever possible and available, Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang sources food produce from local organic farms, and the hotel partners with local Siem Reap and Cambodian companies for the supply of honey, eggs, coffee, chocolate, various beers, rum, and fresh, natural juices.
The boutique hotel in Siem Reap produces all its own bakery items in-house using only natural ingredients. The hotel also has a wood-fired oven, which allows serving delicious pizzas.
Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang makes their own jams and conserves from locally grown fruits and vegetables. Moreover, most dairy products, such as all yoghurts, are made in-house. All juices and smoothies available throughout the day are made every morning by the team.
Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang’s own working rice farm employs local villagers, who are part of the resort staff. They are in charge of tendering the paddies and harvesting the crop. Rice is traditionally cultivated all year long on the land, with the help of water buffaloes. Guests readily get in contact with staff and gardeners to find out more about rice production.
There are two bars, one by the pool and the other in the original 100-year-old farmhouse.
The Sunset Lounge: Paying homage to Cambodia’s colonial history, The Sunset Lounge is set in an authentic, 100-year old farmhouse at the heart of the rice paddies. Lovingly restored and repurposed as the hotel’s Sunset Lounge, it is easily one of the most atmospheric venues in the Siem Reap area, with rattan wing chairs and oriental carpets evoking the glamorous turn-of-the-century era when French explorers settled here. At the lounge, guests can delight in the pleasure of sipping a wide variety of cocktails (from the traditional to the innovative), a selection of fine wines, and vintage liqueurs.
Head here in the early evenings, as the terrace is decked out with comfortably plush chairs meticulously positioned for the ideal sunset viewing experience. Marvel at the sky turning from blue to crimson while watching the sun slowly sets over lush paddy fields.
Pool Bar: Adjacent to the hotel’s 50-metre outdoor infinity pool, the Pool Bar offers a stunning open-air setting with magnificent views of the surrounding rice paddies and gardens. Guests can enjoy a light meal or refreshing home-made juices while soaking up the Cambodian sun.
With an ambience of indulgent serenity, the Spa Temple is gloriously relaxing and invites guests to experience pampering and rejuvenation at its best. Both the spa’s setting and the treatment menu are seriously impressive.
The staggeringly beautiful lobby building is made of monolithic stone blocks carved by skilled stonemasons. It is modelled after a temple that takes its visual cues from the exquisite carvings and elegant columns of Angkor Wat. The variety of plants and materials, peaceful areas and candlelights make the spa complex a harmonious scenery for relaxation and revitalisation.
Seven Zen-like treatment rooms – two are for couples – are housed in wooden pavilions amid luxuriant tropical foliage.
The Spa Temple is the ultimate sanctuary designed to treat the mind, body and soul. Treatments use organic, indigenous ingredients such as ginger, mango and raw honey, sourced from local suppliers based in Siem Reap. The spa treatments are based on traditional Khmer rituals or massage techniques such as Tibetan, Japanese, Swedish or Ayurvedic and are performed by highly-skilled therapists. Treatments include moringa oil body polishes, coconut milk hair treatments and warm herbal compress massages,
A relaxation area, sauna and steam room, yoga pavilion, and a well-equipped fitness room complete the resort’s spa facilities. A stunning 50-meter infinity pool invites for a swim and sunbathing. The perfect end to a few lengths can be found at the pool bar that is open to guests for a light lunch or simply a home-made fruit juice, overlooking the breathtaking views.
Facilities & services
The luxury boutique hotel in Siem Reap boasts very elegant spaces and facilities, a cosy, welcoming atmosphere and exceptional surroundings, reflecting the essence and unique character of the local Cambodian culture. The facilities at the Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang are well thought out and designed, enabling guests to enjoy a relaxing holiday fully.
Pool: Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang features a sensational infinity pool overlooking the paddy fields, sugar palms and traditional resort pavilions. Clad in rough-hewn black stone, the free-form saltwater pool is impressively 50 metres long and lined by inviting loungers and sun umbrellas. Thatch-roofed salas at either end of the pool are the perfect spot to while away the day.
Kids Club: The Kids Club at the luxury boutique hotel in Siem Reap is a world of fun, educational and exploration. A range of activities, fun and entertainment − including arts and crafts, puzzles, games, water play and cooking classes − explore Cambodian culture and history. Children can also take part in an Angkor discovery tour and rice-harvesting activities. Fully-trained staff ensure this kids’ club is truly special that the children will remember for a long time.
Garden: Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang also possess a wonderful garden, where on-site grown
plants are taken care of by the resort employees, with the aim of preserving local endangered species.
Concierge services: Guests will enjoy superb concierge services where staff will offer dining and activity recommendations, restaurant bookings, information on what to explore and experience, transfers and more.
Bicycles: In the green village that is Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang, guests can easily use free bikes across the resort and its many pathways.
Experiences & activities
At Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang, there is no lack of activities, ranging from a cooking lesson to an afternoon spent exploring the Cambodian culture and rice-growing, or a walk with water buffaloes through the rice paddies …..these are just some of the activities that are offered to guests wishing to enrich their experience and learn more about local culture.
Cooking lessons: There are cooking lessons for both amateurs and aspiring professional chefs. This is a unique opportunity for those interested in cooking authentic Cambodian cuisine. The hotel’s chef takes you to the local market to choose your ingredients and spices, as well as to the resort’s very own kitchen garden to pick home-grown herbs. You will discover the flavours and secrets of local ingredients and learn how to make three traditional Khmer meals − accompanied by rice straight from the surrounding paddies.
Private Khmer cooking lessons can also be organised in some pool villas.
Rice cultivation: For free, guests can participate in the rice cultivation. Guest can see first-hand how the paddies are prepared, then how the rice is planted, cultivated and harvested (depending on the crop season). It is an on-site learning experience like no other in Siem Reap.
Angkor: Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400km2, including forested area, there are more than 1,000 ancient temples in the Angkor area, including the magnificent Angkor Wat, said to be the world’s largest single religious monument. Many of the temples at Angkor have been restored, and together, they comprise the most significant site of Khmer architecture. The entire expanse, including Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom with the Bayon Temple, is collectively protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Phnom Kulen National Park: Phnom Kulen National Park is one of Cambodia’s most revered destinations, as it features the sacred mountain of Phnom Kulen. Most of the areas in Phnom Kulen are still untouched, allowing you to immerse yourself in the pristine, spellbinding attractions that nature offers by way of jungle-covered verdant surroundings, rivers and dazzling waterfalls.
Tonle Sap Lake: Home to colourful floating villages and luminous mangroves, Tonlé Sap is the largest freshwater lake in South-East Asia and is just 45 minutes from Siem Reap. Spend time cruising the lake onboard a simple boat, a perfect way to explore its many floating communities. A paradise of biodiversities, the lake is also home to over 300 species of water fishes, as well as crocodiles, tortoises, turtles and otters. There are more than 100 varieties of water birds such as storks, pelicans etc.
Golf: The world-class Nick Faldo designed Angkor Golf Resort is the premier golf course in Cambodia. The tees, fairways and greens are maintained to a high standard. Angkor Golf Resort provides all level of golfers a challenging and fair test of golf. The par 72, 7279-yard championship course has seashore paspalum grass throughout the course allowing for an exceptional playing surface and enjoyable round. This award-winning 18-hole golf course is only ten minutes from Siem Reap City Centre and the famous Angkor Wat. A visit to Angkor Golf Resort is a must on a trip to Siem Reap. In fact, you will most probably want to play this 18-hole course more than once.
Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang is a member of Clean Green Cambodia. Its sustainability involvement has been recognised by receiving the ASEAN Green Hotel Standard Award Certificate 2018-2020.
Nature is the essence of Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang (which means “the green village”). Consisting of eight acres of preserved land, the resort has been designed to respect and value the surrounding ground – most of it being paddy fields – by limiting its environmental imprint.
The hotel’s ‘Informed Choices’ initiative gives guests a choice on how often they want their bed linen and towels to be laundered. By laundering only upon demand, chlorine, detergent and water use are reduced.
Guest laundry is done in-house in the resort’s own laundry facility. Grey water goes through the hotel’s bio-digester. The detergents and chemicals used in the laundry are all eco-friendly and biodegradable.
Also, all the resort is equipped with eco-friendly lighting utilising long-lasting bulbs that conserve energy. All of the paper, glass, plastic and metal materials used are separated and recycled.
Within the whole resort, cars and all fuelled vehicles are forbidden. They only use electric buggies to carry our guests and luggage. Guests can use the cycles available for free within the resort.
The boutique hotel is equipped with an autonomous water treatment facility, allowing it to provide clean, fresh and drinkable water all year long to guests. Not only does this technology substitute the use of plastic bottles in every room by using internally purified water bottles, but it delivers this precious resource in all activities across the resort.
Setting & location
Located a short trip from the majesty of Angkor Wat, Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang, inspired by traditional Khmer architecture, is not only beautiful but also incredibly well located. Secluded, private, quiet and serene, the luxury boutique hotel lies in the middle of eight hectares of peaceful gardens and verdant paddy fields, on the outskirts of Siem Reap.
The property is only a short 15-minute ride to the Angkor temples, the Old Market downtown area and the airport, yet its tranquil ambience feels a world apart from the hustle and bustle of Siem Reap town. Phum Baitang has its own fleet of tuk-tuks and cars to pick up guests at the airport or drive them around town or to the temples.
A rural escape, the boutique hotel is just a 15-minute drive away from the buzz of Siem Reap and the temples of Angkor.
How to get to Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang
International flights from Asian hubs land at Siem Reap International Airport (REP), a 15-minute drive away. Visitors travelling on to Cambodia’s capital or coast can book domestic flights to Phnom Penh or Sihanoukville. The hotel offers free airport transfers to guests.
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An oasis of beauty and unrivalled discretion, Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang the best luxury resort hotel near Siem Reap in Cambodia.
The property offers a stunning green setting, traditional design, beautiful villas, sophisticated food, and world-class leisure facilities. Here, simple sophistication and pristine natural beauty meet an experience that is wholly comforting, culturally charming, and soulfully enriching.