Navigating the local gay scene is easy with our interactive Utopia Map of Gay & Lesbian Siem Reap:
MEN's UTOPIAN VERIFIED MAR 2013, UTOPIA VISITED JUN 2012
Near Wat Po Lanka, Utopia Map, 089-787-600, email. Five minutes tuk-tuk ride from the old town center and minutes from Angkor Wat (give your tuk-tuk driver the phone number above and he can call for directions). This exclusive gay men's resort has 14 rooms (deluxe suites and standard rooms) in a stylish, modernist boutique resort. Free breakfast is served poolside and includes fresh baguettes and delicious homemade tropical jam. All the rooms are equipped with aircon, safe, free Wi-Fi, large LCD TV with satellite channels, telephone, and mini-bar. The guests can swim in the 18m long pool, lulled by the sound of their Balinese sea-foam stone water wall; or sculpt their bodies in the well-equipped poolside gym. Guests have free, unlimited access to the attached spa and sauna area with steam, jacuzzi, maze, and private cabins. Enjoy your leisure time with local guys and tourists from around the world. New in Jul 2012: expanded guest rooms, pool deck and new gym and spa. Utopia Member Discount
Comments from Utopians:
"MEN's resort is beautiful and we think often of the care and personal attention I received while there. It helps that
you are in a beautiful and fascinating part of the world with friendly and helpful people and I look forward to returning soon." -- Ian, Mar 26, 2013
"MEN's is an amazing, men-only gay resort. Don't miss it if you're in the area." -- btonboz, Mar 9, 2013
"Usually I do not like to stay in all-gay resorts, especially if it's also a gay sauna. But, as it turns out, MEN's is really a great place to stay. The place is tastefully built, very well maintained and carefully managed. The owners trained their staff to provide service way beyond local standards. Even the food is excellent - I especially liked the breakfast, which was the best I ever had in Cambodia. So, all in all, a great and positive surprise." -- Andreas, Dec 5, 2012
"I spent four fabulous days at MEN's resort. I was really amazed to find a gay hotel in Cambodia and was not sure what it would be. The result was much beyond my expectation. I arrived just after they finished a new extension. I don't know how it was before, though now it is more than perfect. I used all their services and found nothing to complain. The rooms are gorgeous, very well decorated and equipped. They arranged for me an excellent driver and a super friendly guide for a three day 'ala carte' tour at the temples. But I did only four hours per day because I wanted to have some relaxed time by the pool at the resort." -- Jose from Hong Kong, Aug 16, 2012
In the Road to Angkor, Utopia Map, 760-333, FAX 760-335, email. Amansara, the former guesthouse of King Norodom Sihanouk, is situated on the edge of Siem Reap just 10 minutes from the entrance to Angkor UNESCO World Heritage Site. Set in a garden compound, this striking mid-century modern resort has 24 luxurious suites in a garden setting integral to the indoor-outdoor lifestyle typified by tropical modernism. An ideal base for high-end travelers seeking to explore Khmer culture and its majestic ruins while enjoying the ultimate in thoughtful service, artistic design details, and unmatched amenities. Their spa is a wonder in itself. A variety of temple tours and cultural walks is available as part of the exquisite guest experience. Gay and lesbian-friendly.
Wat Damnak Village, Utopia Map, 063-969-069, email. Gay-owned "country home" resort in a gorgeous heritage home and lush garden. Close to town and yet completely hidden away. Peter and Virgil have created an oasis for those who crave nature, culture, great food, and conversation in total peace. Gorgeous, private swimming pool. Rooms (no-smoking) are Asian-Deco style, with Peter's photographs. Virgil provides sensational home cooking with fresh, local ingredients. The veranda is the perfect place to shade during day or relax to a symphony of nature in evenings (frogs, cats, butterflies, birds, lizards and blue fireflies all find sanctuary here). Most charming is their Café-Bar Noir! showing classic films in an Indochine watering hole ambience. Free Wi-Fi, airport transfer and breakfast. Utopia Member Discount
138/139 Stung Thmey St (6 buildings from Romantic sauna and just next to Artisans d'Angkor), Utopia Map, 063-969-788, FAX 012-250-277, email. A small and discreet gay and lesbian-friendly guesthouse located just a short walk to the shopping and nightlife venues in the Old Market district and just a short tuk-tuk ride away from the magnificent temples of Angkor. Modern colors in clean, basic rooms with tropical-modern furniture and ceiling fans. Room rates start from just US$15 and all rooms come with aircon, cable TV, DVD player, in-room safe, mini bar and a bathroom. Well-stocked DVD library in the lobby, including gay feature films. Two free Net stations in the lobby and Wi-Fi in lobby and some rooms. Lovely patio garden in front and grass-huts on the roof for breezy sunsets. Their staff are smiley, helpful and charming cuties all who aim to provide you with a great experience, every day. Reliable and inexpensive tuk-tuk drivers are easily arranged through reception.
Wat Damnak area, Utopia Map, 012-885-366, email. Located in a small lane just beyond the southwest corner of Wat Damnak, across the bridge from the Old Market, shops, bars, restaurants and nightlife. Second in the lane. Gay-friendly bed and breakfast. Pagoda style villas with swimming pool in a private garden setting with eleven stand-alone ensuite rooms with aircon, fan, safe, Wi-fi and hot shower. Pool bar and restaurant. Five minutes walk to the nightlife and restaurants. Utopia Member Discount
Wat Damnak area, Utopia Map, 012-654-638, 012-885-366, email. Located in a small lane just beyond the southwest corner of Wat Damnak, across the bridge from the Old Market, shops, bars and nightlife. Surrounding a central pool, each of 10 duplex units has a living room and private balcony. All are furnished in a comfortable Cambodian style with modern luxuries like TV with DVD player, Wi-Fi and safe. Gay-owned and managed, though also straight guests and sometimes a family with children lodge here (the Boutique Resort below attracts more gay patrons). First in the lane. For more information, click to . Utopia Member Discount
Wat Damnak Area, Utopia Map, 012-654-638, 012-885-366, 012-287-988, 063-761-259, email. Gay-owned and many gay patrons make this their home-away-from-home although the hotel also accommodates straight people. A private, garden oasis with huge pool and 16 multi-level luxury villas and suites boasting both rain shower and romantic outdoor baths. Open-air decks. Deluxe amenities: Wi-Fi, sumptuous beds, mini-bar, flat-screen TV, aircon and safe. DVD players available. Room service, poolside bar and Red Lantern restaurant offering a wide variety of western and Khmer favorites, with weekly chef suggestions. The airy, light-filled villas feature locally crafted furniture from sustainably-harvested palm wood, contemporary Asian art and Khmer hand-crafted silks. The resort utilizes a state-of-the-art solar hot water system. Complimentary breakfast. Transportation and tour guide services, assistance with local activities, and opportunities to contribute positively to local communities. Reasonably priced. Utopia Member Discount
Wat Damnak area, Utopia Map, 012-654-638, 012-885-366, 012-287-988, email. Newly constructed in 2012, this is the latest addition to the Golden Banana empire. Located in a small lane just beyond the southwest corner of Wat Damnak, across the bridge from the Old Market, shops, bars, restaurants and nightlife. Gay-friendly Golden Banana Superior offers airy, clean rooms with a big balcony and refreshing pool. Free Wi-fi, pool bar and restaurant.
On The Passage, parallel to Pub St, Utopia Map, 012-246-912, 012-755-311, FAX 965-321, email. From the gay pioneers of Linga Bar comes this gorgeous, boutique accommodation exactly in the heart of Siem Reap's shops and nightlife, opposite Linga Bar and next to The One Hotel Angkor ("be" means "two" in Khmer). Just three private rooms, each designed in completely unique Cambodia Cool style showcasing the work of a different local artist. The room names hint at the eye candy to be found within: Bamboo, Saffron, and Sepia. Living area with large day bed, desk/dining area (your breakfast is brought to you at the time of your choosing), rain shower, and individual sun decks with views out over the tiled roofs of Siem Reap's heritage market area. Their Linga Spa for men is conveniently located just below on 2/F and fine dining is available in the Aha restaurant on G/F. Conde Nast Traveler Hot Hotel 2008. For the ultimate in luxury, ask about The One Hotel, which has -- you guessed it -- only one luxe duplex. Utopia Member Discount
River Rd, Utopia Map, 963-390, FAX 963-391, email. This gorgeous, gay-friendly 5-star hotel incorporates beautiful Khmer architectural details. Located on the east bank of Siem Reap River, a short walk from bustling local markets and just minutes from the ruins at Angkor Wat. All 54 room and 8 suites are exquisitely appointed, with large en-suite bathrooms featuring an enormous free-form bath and shower with all amenities one could possibly imagine. Their restaurant, The Dining Room, is stylishly decorated and serves contemporary international and Khmer fine dining. Large swimming pool designed to reflect the romance and mystery surrounding Angkor. The relaxing, open-air bar upstairs is accented by contemporary ceramics and furnishings. BBQ restaurant (outdoor and indoor aircon seating) and pool bar along, spa and fitness center. Utopia Member Discount
50 Bos Taret Village, Utopia Map, 012-191-8097, email. Gay-owned rental villa on 4000sqm of private countryside 4km outside of town. Appreciate calm and nature. The villa (180sqm for 4 person maximum) has two bedrooms with bathroom, one open plan kitchen with bar counter, terrace, salon, one external bathroom. Bed linen and towel provided. Fish in their 800sqm pond (or enjoy your private swimming pool after a day exploring the temples. Free security guard, cleaning and washing. Enjoy a massage at the house and as your meal is prepared. On-premise management can assist during your holiday. Free tuk-tuk from to downtown. Breakfast included. They will welcome you at the airport or another point in town for free. Utopia Member Discount
Mysteres d'Angkor UTOPIA VERIFIED JUN 2012
Behind Wat Polanka, Utopia Map, 963-639, email. A gay-owned garden boutique resort tucked away in a quiet neighborhood behind a pagoda, 300m from the MEN's spa and sauna, close to the Angkor temples and a short tuk-tuk ride to town. 24 rooms, including two suites, surrounding a beautiful swimming pool and massage pavilion. Rooms are decorated in Khmer heritage style using local wood, silk and ceramics. In-room safe, shower, flat screen TV. Wi-Fi access throughout. Gay and lesbian-friendly and perfect for those who want a calm, nature-filled retreat from the busy city. Utopia Member Discount
421 Sivutha Blv, Svay Dangkum, Utopia Map, 210-015, 098-573-101, FAX 210-016, email. Gay-owned, GLBT-friendly, private guesthouse located along the river, less than five minute's stroll from the gay venues, Pub St, Old Market and the Arts Market. Clean, relaxed and stylish accommodation. All rooms and suites have aircon and fans, en suite bathrooms with hot water, flat screen cable TV, free Wi-fi and unlimited cold bottled water. Some rooms have balconies or private courtyards. Guests and their visitors have private use of the rooftop jacuzzies which include fabulous town and river views. Friendly and helpful staff are on hand to assist you with organizing tours and give helpful tips for wining, dining and clubbing. Breakfast included. Utopia Member Discount
Oum Khum St (at 14th St, behind the Post Office), Utopia Map, 761-998, email. This upscale boutique hotel is quite literally a masterpiece of Asian modernist architecture and design. Created by acclaimed architect, Bill Bensley, the resort showcases 39 luxurious contemporary hotel rooms and public spaces inspired by unearthly Angkor. This exceptional resort enjoys a tranquil and leafy setting nearby the Royal Palace grounds and is just a short tuk-tuk ride from the magnificent temples at Angkor Wat. Soak up every detail of this brilliant and inspiring complex, whether lounging by the glittering pool, dining in the fine restaurants or melting away your cares in the spa. Their worthy Open Doors, Open Hearts program sponsors positive social and economic impact programs that suuport the local Khmer community. Utopia Member Discount
115, Group 7, Phum Tropeang Ses Khum Kochok Srok, Utopia Map, 063-762-449, email. Gay and lesbian friendly ultra-luxury boutique accommodation, minutes from the gate to Angkor Wat and a short tuk-tuk hop from the shopping and nightlife. Two villas, two gorgeously appointed apartments (featuring original art by Yves San Laurent!) and five junior suites, overlooking a stunning black-tiled swimming pool and tropical garden. No expense has been spared to create an intimate, relaxed heritage environment complimented by the latest modern technology for personal entertainment. Private lounges and terraces, exquisite food and drink, ethereal spa, cultural treasures and attentive service from their exceptional staff. Tours and guides arranged for guests' interests.
38 Phsar Krom Rd (200m from the Old Market), Utopia Map, 089-477-960, email. A small, well located, and friendly budget guesthouse. Eleven immaculately clean rooms. Free breakfast, free Wi-Fi included. Utopia Member Discount
Central Park (next to the Royal Palace), Utopia Map, 760-428, FAX 760-350, email. Gorgeous heritage luxury hotel right in front of the royal garden and river front, minutes from Angkor or the Old Market nightlife. If you are looking for the romantic flavors of 1930s Indochine, the Victoria Angkor preserves these charming details in its period lounges, antique elevator and Citroën touring sedans that transport guests, while offering visitors contemporary amenities and plush accommodations. Free Wi-Fi throughout. The beautiful garden swimming pool is a welcome oasis for a cool dip any time of day and their Spa offers a wide variety of rejuvenating treatments in both air conditioned calm or open air pavilions. The breakfast buffet is luxurious and its hearty specialties from around the world will give you all the energy you'll need for a day touring the wonders at Angkor. Traditional dance shows also take place. Utopia Member Discount
R90 St Svaydongkum Commune, 969-060, FAX 969-006, email. Small, gay and lesbian-friendly boutique hotel. Seven rooms. Located not far from the museum and 5 minute by tuk-tuk to the center of town. Utopia Member Discount
Street 23 (Wat Bo area), Utopia Map, 063-761-720, FAX 063-760-774, email. A gorgeous, gay-owned boutique hotel for those who are looking for a unique and quiet stay. A half block from the river and a short walk to the Old Market and nightlife. Seven beautiful rooms, with visually delightful Asian modern design, in a renovated 60s house with garden pool. Luxe rooms include a queen-size bed, writing table, Wi-Fi, cable TV, rainfall showers, ceiling fan and aircon, safe, and private balcony/patio. Relax in their rooftop jacuzzi with city view or surrender your worldly cares and woes to a masseur or masseuse in their couples' massage pavilian. Free breakfast on the breezy rooftop terrace/bar lounge. Refined Cambodian cuisine at nearby Viroth's Restaurant. The NY Times (July 2009) dares its readers "to find another hotel that is this chic and this cheap...".
Comments from Utopians:
"Le Meridien is the closest branded hotel to the ancient sites. International standard with all the creature comforts. Staff are gay friendly. Hotel pool is a nice place to lounge. Easy to bring in the local meets. Enjoyed my stay." -- Monroe, Dec 25, 2012
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