Templation by MAADs in Siem Reap, Cambodia boast that they are an Oasis at the Gates of Angkor.
This simple description might cause one to underestimate the sheer perfection and lux that this property offers.
From the moment I walked through the door, I felt as though I’d entered the most zen place in all of Siem Reap.
Templation is not just a hotel, it is an experience. From the sounds of the soft and melodious chimes that fill the lobby, to the water trickling along the sides of the walls as you enter the grounds.
Upon my arrival, I was greeted with a very soft enthusiasm that matched the environment. My senses immediately began to attempt to process all that was happening. There was even a fresh and very distinctive scent that lingered in the air the entire time that I was there.
I later realized that there was this perfect, soft music piped in as well that aided in the tranquil feel that constantly swept over me, over and over again.
When I was taken to my pool suite, I experienced what felt like an optical illusion. The staff member informed me that we’d entered my suite and although we’d entered a locked door, I was still standing outside facing a crystal blue swimming pool.
She then began to explain that the pool was all mine and that it was the focal point of my double sided home for the next few days.
With all of my inhibitions flying out of the top of what would be my open spaced abode, I’m sure I looked like a kid in a candy store as I exclaimed, “What?, a private pool?”
She then took me into one sliding glass door that led me into a beautiful living room with a minimalistic design. It contained both a mini bar and refrigerator. Just behind it was a bathroom that caused me to once again do a double take.
I was thrilled to find an open shower. I’d been recently saying that I wanted to shower outdoors and there it was.
Little did I know, it would get even better.
We walked out of the living room closing the sliding door behind us, and we opened another sliding door on the other side of my private pool that led me to my bedroom. I immediately fell in love with the idea of being able to lie in bed and look out of the glass walls at the beautiful pool and landscape including bright yellow flowers and mango trees.
This is when she led me to my favorite part of the suite. She opened the door to what would be my very own personal haven over the next few days. I have never spent so much time in a bathroom. This open sky gem was amazing!
Yes, I will shamefully admit that I found myself soaking in the deep tub filled with bath salts and crystals more than once per day. To bathe underneath the stars is an experience of a lifetime. I hope to attract more of this as it truly did feel like I had my very own little spa in my backyard.
Speaking of Spa, Templation offered me a complimentary massage that made me realize that I was long overdue for some self-care. The journey to the spa was beautiful as I walked up a path that was lit against a scenic wall of Asian inspired greenery, complete with a subtle waterfall.
The staff was able to get me into a room fairly quickly and within minutes I found myself free from all worries and having the weight on my shoulders strategically removed with every stroke of the therapist’s hands. It was such a lovely experience as the ambiance of course was perfect as well.
Shortly afterwards, I walked out into the open restaurant that allowed me to dine with a view of the beautiful main pool . I’d enjoyed every meal up until this point and I was happy to discover that they offered pizza as a poolside meal option. The pizza and every single thing that they served was delicious.
Thankfully, they had a gym on-site that I was able to go to the next day to work off a few of the slices from the night before. I was surprised to find that even the gym had soothing, yet up-beat music. You’re probably thinking, how is that possible? I honestly never imagined such a thing, but they mastered it.
Lastly I’d like to mention that the service at this hotel was superb. They treated me like royalty from the moment I stepped onto the property, until I was taken away on a tuk-tuk.I am always impressed by a staff that makes me feel as though my wish is their command. Click To Tweet
This is exactly the way each member of the staff at Templation made me feel.
If you want to experience an instant mental shift, along with a deep sense of peace during your stay in Siem Reap, I can’t recommend Templation enough.
No matter the amount of stress or monkey chatter in the brain that you may be experiencing, this beautiful space of calmness, will cause you to enter into a sort of stillness and mindfulness that would be difficult to duplicate elsewhere.
If you are fortunate enough to find yourself at Templation in Siem Reap, be sure to tell them that I sent you….and by all means take several baths and showers a day.
“It’s your very own oasis for the taking. Make the most of it.”
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