Sunday, March 1, 2009

FCC Angkor Hotel

The hotel that we stayed in, the FCC Angkor, was the former residence of the French Governor, right beside the river. It's a beautiful colonial-style property and exerts a magnetic draw at night, with its glowing lights, white-washed balustrades and gently whirring ceiling fans. The FCC is also centrally located, only about a 15 min walk to the Old Market (which is where most of the food and shopping is found). While service and the interior decor of the rooms were rather nondescript and lacklustre, we realised that this was par for the course when we visited Hotel de la Paix (supposedly the most upmarket hotel in Siem Reap) . Overall, not a bad hotel even if a tad overpriced. The FCC Restaurant is rated in the Miele guide of Asia's best restaurants - do take that with a pinch of salt since I don't think it stands up to the best elsewhere even if it is one of the top picks in Siem Reap.

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