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February 14, 2017

LOTUS BLANC: Excellence in Siem Reap (Photo Essay)





February 14, 2017

LOTUS BLANC: Excellence in Siem Reap (Photo Essay)

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Lotus Blanc is a 4 Star resort in Siem Reap Cambodia that has won numerous awards over the years for excellence.    

Part of The Innotality Group of Hotels – Lotus Blanc is proudly run and managed by an entirely Cambodian staff.  They take great pride in the reputation they have built, and their dedication to customer service is their number one priority. 

Fantastic service, world-class cuisine, and friendly staff are the reasons why we recommend Lotus Blanc Hotel and Resort to anyone visiting Siem Reap.   

 

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Located 15 minutes from Siem Reap Internation Airport20 minutes from Angkor Wat Archeological Park, and 5 minutes (Tuk-tuk) ride to downtown, Lotus Blanc sits at the heart of the busy tourist city of Siem Reap.    

Lotus Blanc Resort    
National Road 6, Kruos Village,
Siem Reap 069, Cambodia
Phone: 00 855 63 969 300
Email: info@lotusblancresort.com 
Website: lotusblancresort.com
Facebook: Lotus Blanc Resort





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An Asian style pond leads from the parking lot to the main lobby.  

(Two, Giant South American Arapaima Fish were flown in to inhabit the pond.) 


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 Cool refreshing Lemongrass Tea makes the perfect welcoming drink.  

 

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The Reception Area is right beside the main entrance.  The minimalist style is a throwback to the colonial French Period.   

 

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The large open windows keep the main floor and lobby relatively cool in the tropical climate.  

 

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Le Blanc Restaurant, located on the main floor of Lotus Blanc Resort.

If it's your first time to visit Siem Reap and you are curious about the food, Le Blanc Restaurant is a great place to start. Here you can find both Western and Khmer cuisines. 
 
Restaurant Hours:
Breakfast Buffet: 6 am - 10 am daily
Lunch: 12 noon - 2 pm daily
Dinner: 7 pm - 10 pm daily  

 

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The Breakfast Buffet is fantastic and it's great that both Western and Khmer options are available.

Omelet with grilled tomatoes and potato croquet are common breakfast items in Cambodia.    

 

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Kuy Teav is a traditional Khmer breakfast noodle dish.    

Rice noodles, in a lightly sweetened pork broth, are topped with a verity of fresh herbs and roasted meats.   

The noodles were amazing and we love the fact that it's served for breakfast.   

  

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Lemon Bar serves up a wide verity of mixed drinks and signature cocktails. There is also an extensive wine and champagne list to choose from. 

  

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The Lemon Bar is open from 8 am - 11 pm daily and is located on the main floor.  


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If you fancy a dip, the Tropi-Coco Pool is the only Olympic size swimming pool in the city. 

 

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Small pagodas sit opposite the poolside.   

 

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You can reserve one at the lobby for a relaxing outdoor massage. 

  

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If you'd like a more private wellness experience. You can opt for the private room at the Spa.

(Couple messages are available.)

 

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The trained masseuses are all licensed and they offer a verity of holistic messages.   

  

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Aromatherapy is their specialty, along with Traditional Khmer Oil and Herbal Treatments.    

  

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A small gym is located at the rear of the spa area.   

It's not state of the art, but it serves its purpose.   

  

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Damnak Lounge -1st Floor Lotus Blanc Resort 

If you are looking for a fine dining experience in Siem Reap, we highly recommend you give Damnak Lounge a try. Located upstairs on the Privilege Floor, it's also run by Executive Chef Suban who personally crafted the menu.   

Restaurant hours

  • Breakfast: 6 am - 12 noon (buffet)
  • Lunch: 12 noon - 2 pm
  • Dinner: 7 pm - 10 pm 
      

(Set meals are available)  

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Considered to be one of the best Fine Dining restaurants in Siem Reap. The menu celebrates the bold spices of Khmer Cusine and incorporates the finesse of French Classical cooking techniques.   

Chef Suban excels when it comes to beef so make sure to order the Khmer Beef Skewers.

Related Blog Post: DAMNAK LOUNGE: The Best Khmer and French Restaurant in Siem Reap?

 

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The Superior Rooms are nice and cozy and can comfortably fit two people or a single family.   

A Superior Room will cost you around $55 USD per night.  

 

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The restrooms are also spacious and well kept.   

  

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Each room is stocked with toiletries and they can be replenished upon request.    

 

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Lotus Blanc also provides their own Remarque/Tuk-tuk drivers.  

This was a big plus. Outside Tuk-tuk drivers will usually overcharge tourist.  

(If visiting the temples, you can request an all day driver for around $25 - $30 US dollars.)  

  

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Overall, Lotus Blanc Resort is perfect for couples visiting Siem Reap. Its location is ideal for travelers who may want a bit of privacy and quiet away from the cities main attractions.
  
Customer service is exceptional and the staff's hospitality is unmatched – its no wonder Lotus Blanc is continually rated so well.   

Book especially if your a couple or a single family.  If you want to get a taste of Good quality Khmer food, Chef Suban is doing a fantastic job with Lotus Blanc Restaurant and Damnak Lounge.  

Congratulations to our dear friends from Innotality Group of Hotels! Thanks to all the Staff at Lotus Blanc who made us feel at home, and special thanks to Mr. Ya our Tuk-tuk driver!  

Lotus Blanc Resort    
National Road 6, Kruos Village,
Siem Reap 069, Cambodia
Phone: 00 855 63 969 300
Email: info@lotusblancresort.com 
Website: lotusblancresort.com
Facebook: Lotus Blanc Resort

 

Live an Awesome Life,

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SEAN NOLAN of Team Our Awesome Planet

Disclosure: Our stay was courtesy of Innotality (Group of Hotels) and the Amazing Managment and Staff of Lotus Blanc. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights. 

P.S. Their sister Hotel is the 5 Star Borei Angkor also located in heart of Siem Reap.




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