Siem Reap, Cambodia
With 62 rooms and an intimate boutique feel, La Résidence provides a soothing retreat, a short distance from Angkor Wat. Cross a narrow, Japanese-style moat to enter the elegantly gabled lobby. Slender palms dot the courtyard garden, centred on a gorgeous stone-lined, saltwater pool. It’s tempting to squander hours in the elegant bedrooms, which are pockets of tranquillity, with plenty of space and sliding carved wood screens leading to a bathroom fitted with deep Balinese-style Terrazzo tubs. In the evening, enjoy the fine Khmer cuisine served in the restaurant, followed by a performance of classical dance, or head for the bright lights of Siem Reap on your doorstep.