After days of exploring the Angkorian ruins in the UNESCO listed world heritage site of Angkor, many travellers consider rest, relaxation and rejuvenation key ingredients for for their overall Angkor experience. With a wide range of Siem Reap hotels and resorts with excellent massage and spa facilities, there is plenty of opportunities in Siem Reap to rejuvenate weary limbs and revive aching muscles.
Borei Angkor Resort's in-house Mutita Spa is perhaps one of Siem Reaps best kept secrets.
Steeped in history and traditions, it is no surprise that traditional Khmer massage and ancient healing methods are almost as important to locals as are the temples. Siem Reap has a multitude of spas and massage lounges to rest, relax and indulge. From as little as US$ 5 per hour you can find yourself quickly revived by a soulful foot massage after a long day trekking or languish all day at a spa to be preened from head to toe from heat treatments, to body scrubs, to aromatherapy.
Siem Reap Hotels and Spa Resorts
Many travellers have discovered the relaxing and soothing effects of a traditional massage treatments and below is a selection of tried and tested favourites from the local angkorhotels.org team:
Borei Angkor Resort and Spa
National Road No.6
063 964 406
Opening hours: 9am – 10pm
Borei Angkor Resort's in-house Mutita Spa is, perhaps, one of Siem Reaps best kept secrets offering an extensive treatment menu including their unique signature Khmer heat and herbal healing named J’Pong. This steam-filled heat treatment allows visitors to relax in a cloud of herbal steam helping to clear the lungs, relieve stress, promote blood circulation and regenerate energy. The herbs used in this herbal healing are all natural and includes dried turmeric, cinnamon, sweet basil, mint, prai, lemon grass, cloves, galangal, ginger, tamarind, thanakha and kaffir lime leaves.
Borei Angkor Resort and Spa also offers wonderful spa packages including the 'Mutita Experience' for 3 hours at US$ 120 including body exfoliating treatment, black mud masque, aromatherapy massage and aroma facial.
Hotel de la Paix
063 966 000
Opening hours: 10am-10pm
Plunge bath, invigorating body scrubs and relaxing massages are on the menu offering the luxury of true indulgence, complete serenity and total well-being. Alternative therapy rooms include double and single treatment rooms, an open-air deluxe suite, and expansive rooftop relaxation terrace. Should you wish qualified spa therapists will prepare a customized program on your behalf, incorporating an overall approach to good health and total well-being.
Visaya Spa & Pool
FCC Angkor Boutique Hotel
063 760 814
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm
Relax, renew and rejuvenate is what the Visaya spa promises their guests. Their extensive aqua therapy menu includes a whole host of bathing options including aromatic herbal steam baths, romantic baths and spiritual baths. To follow a multitude of wraps, scrubs and massages and to finish off manicures, pedicures and facials.
Special treatment suites have outdoor bath tubs, the courtyard gardens house unique herbal steam baths and Jacuzzis.
Tara Angkor Hotel
Road to Angkor
063 966 661
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm
Tara Spa offers a true “Thai Spa Experience” with a large range of treatments including massages, scrubs and masks. In addition they offer facial treatments, aromatherapy baths, and the Tara Spa Package “Senses of harmony”.
Sokha Angkor Resort
Corner of Sivatha Blvd and Road No. 6
063 964 768
Opening hours: 9 am - 10pm
Sokha Angkor's in-house Jasmine Spa simply offers a multitude of ways to relax, release stress, rejuvenate weary limbs and indulge. Its facilities include steam room and sauna, hot and cold pools, a luxury swimming pool and a gymnasium. Its beauty menu offers a tantalizing mix of treatments including aromatherapy baths, manicures and pedicures, hair styling and waxing. Its spa menu includes a variety of treatments from wraps to scrubs, to masks. Massages, reflexology and mineralized stone therapy.
Angkor Palace Resort and Spa
Off Airport Road
063 760 511
Opening hours: 6am – 7pm
Offering a variety of treatments, Angkor Palace Resort and Spa’s in-house Kainnora Spa is the epitome of luxury. In addition to nine treatment rooms there is a tranquil relaxation room where traditional foot reflexology is offered. Tantalizing treatments on offer include traditional Khmer massage, western therapeutic massage and a host of beauty treatments. Spa indulgence packages are available to combine rest, massage and beauty, from body wraps, to body glows from facials to feet.
HanumanAlaya Boutique Residence
063 760 582
At HanumanAlaya's in-house Sita Spa you can indulge your muscles and joints with a full body massage from head to toe. The traditional body massage uses deep tissue pressure points and stretching to relax and recover the body. You can also choose an aromatherapy body massage to stimulate circulation and reinvigorate the senses. Using unique herbs and essences, the trained therapists believe this is the way to spice up your life.
Orchidae Massage and Spa
Royal Bay Inn Angkor Resort
Oum Khun Street
063 760 500
After an exciting day exploring the Temples of Angkor expert therapists can soothe away aches and pains and calm your mind. Pamper yourself with an oil massage, a traditional Khmer body massage, or reflexology foot massage. Massages are available at the Orchidae massage room or pool-side.
063 766 888
Opening hours: 11am – 11pm
The Lavender Spa promises to soothe your mind, heal your body and lift your spirit. It offers a full range of treatments to balance your mind, body and spirit. Its’ rehydrator’ ritual costs just US$ 40 for 2 hours and includes a moisturizing body wrap and foot reflexology. For US$ 50 and 2 and half hours of relaxation you can enjoy a traditional Khmer herbal body scrub, aromatherapy followed by a moisturizing body wrap.
To use the sauna, Jacuzzi, gym and swimming pool, a visitor's pass cost US$ 8 per session for outside guests..
Other spas and massage treatments
With the increased popularity of massage and spa treatments, visitors to Siem Reap and Cambodia will find a wide offering of tradtional massage treatments at very affordable prices and below is a selection of tried and tested favourites from your local angkorhotels.org team.
615-617 Hup Guan Street
063 964 391
Opening hours: noon – 10pm
Dedicated to the ancient art of healing through the goodness nature has long provided, Frangipani Spa comes highly recommended and is a popular choice in the expat community and with travellers alike. Especially the hot stone massage where hot stones are used to penetrate deeply helping to loosen tired muscles proves popular. In conjunction cold stones are used to reduce inflammation. The use of hot and cold stones creates a balanced and rejuvenating treatment. They promise it will leave you relaxed and soothed and aims to detoxify you physically and energetically, leaving you feeling grounded, balanced and revitalized.
All treatments include a complimentary footbath and after your treatment you will be treated to a cold and refreshing healthy glass of fruit juice.
Old Market Area
063 761 593
Opening hours: 10am – midnight
Using 100% natural products locally made the Bodia Spa offers a haven of time, space and comfort. Promoting itself as an absolute sensory experience dedicated to pampering both body and soul in the most natural way possible. Popular for its Bodia tonic, an acupressure and light stretching massage.
293 Pokambor Ave
063 764 141
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm
Body Tune is recommended for its quality and good prices, offering a full menu of treatments including facials, massages and reflexology treatments. Provide Khmer, Thai and Swedish massage techniques and de-toxing facial and body scrubs. Popular choice for expats.
Wat Bo Road
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm
Affordable recommended treatments including the Ultimo back massage, chakra head and shoulder massage. Treatments starting from US$ 5.
Lemon Grass Garden Spa
012 387 385
Opening hours: 11am – midnight
Offering spiritual massage experiences, herbal compresses and much more at inexpensive prices!
For added value and special massage, spa and relelaxation packages, please also visit our special package seciton.