Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang
Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Translating into “green village” in Khmer, Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang is set within 20 acres (8 hectares) of lush gardens and rice paddy fields in the heart of Siem Reap – the threshold to UNESCO World Heritage Site Angkor Wat. The 25 private terrace and 20 pool villas capture the essence of traditional stilted Khmer homes. An authentic 100-year old Cambodian farmhouse pays homage to Cambodia’s colonial history, furnished with rattan chairs to sip cocktails and watch the sunset over the 50m outdoor infinity pool.
All the resort is equipped with eco-friendly lighting utilizing long-lasting bulbs that conserve energy.
- The boutique showcases an extensive range of locally made and NGO produced items.
- Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang’s own working rice farm employs local villagers, who are part of the resort staff. Rice is traditionally cultivated all year long on the land – with the help of water buffaloes – and served in the two restaurants straight from surrounding paddies, in the staff canteen as well as offered to guests as a local organic gift from Cambodia to take back home.
- Try to limit the use of chemical smog practices for insect control preferring natural ingredients such as lemongrass, and limit fogging to maximum twice a month.
- The resort hosts four buffaloes on site, that are used to plough the rice paddies and keep the lawn areas trimmed.
- Beside the traditional Cambodian heritage sites (Angkor Wat temples), they also promote the environment conservation through activities such as bird watching, silk farms visits or buffalo cart ride trekking excursions.
- Organize on-site workshops about the Cambodian culture. One of them consist of cooking lessons for both amateurs and aspiring professional chefs.
- Private Khmer cooking lessons can also be organized in some pool villas.
- Propose for instance an initiation of water blessing ceremonies, or the discovery of seasonal farming methods and other daily activities of the local people
- Wherever possible and available, they source food produce from local organic farms and partner with local Siem Reap and Cambodian companies for the supply of honey, eggs, coffee, chocolate, various beers, rum, and fresh natural juices.
- Grow a wide variety of their own vegetables and herbs in the organic gardens, and tropical fruits plants are being planted.
- Make their own jams and conserves from locally grown fruits and vegetables.
- Possess a wonderful garden, where on-site grown plants are taken care by the employees of the resort.
- Washed and folded guest laundry items are sent to guest villas in locally-made rattan baskets.
- Limit, recycle and reuse paper as much as possible throughout the resort.
- In order to avoid single used items, use drinking straws made from resort-grown lemongrass in the Pool Bar and Sunset Lounge.
- Use linen napkins in both restaurants to avoid single use items.
- Their cooking oil is recycled into bio-diesel through a collaboration with a local company called Naga Earth.
- Garden refuge is collected, mulched and used as natural compost, along with excrement from the on-site buffalo being used as fertilizer.
- Laundering only upon demand.
- Guest laundry is done in-house in their own laundry facility. Grey water goes through the bio-digester. The detergents and chemicals used in the laundry are all eco-friendly and biodegradable.
- Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang is equipped with an autonomous water treatment facility, that allow to provide clean, fresh and drinkable water all year long.
- Besides treating it, also produce their own drinking water.
- All pools use salt water.
Only natural-product bath amenities are used in villas with no ethanol nor paraben.
The massage products and oils used in the Spa Temple are sourced from local suppliers based in Siem Reap, and only use all-natural ingredients. The insect repellants used in the public places and provided to guests are also eco-friendly, and made in Siem Reap.
45 raised villas on stilts:
25 Terrace Villas
20 Pool Villas
Restaurants & Bar
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site Angkor.
Cruise the floating homes of Tonlé Sap.
Discover the neighbouring villages by bicycle.
Receive a water blessing by Buddhist monks.
Visit local markets.
Prepare authentic Cambodian recipes.
If you fly international, you can land in Siem Reap International Airport, which is only 15 minutes away by car from the property.
Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. December through February is perfect to visit, with average temperatures between 30 and 34°C and very little rain.
Good to Know
An authentic 100-year old Cambodian farmhouse pays homage to Cambodia’s colonial history, furnished with rattan chairs to sip cocktails and vintage liqueurs. Two restaurants – Bay Phsar and Hang Bay – offer locally-inspired Cambodian flavours and international favourites.
Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang’s Spa Temple is an architectural vestige of Angkor and offer 7 treatment rooms, a sauna, steam room and relaxation area, a yoga pavilion, a fully-equipped fitness room, and a 50-metre outdoor infinity pool. All designed to balance and restore your body, mind and spirit using indigenous healing therapies − honouring your body as the sacred temple that it is.