Angkor Zen Gardens Retreat Center

Angkor Zen Gardens is a yoga and meditation retreat center in Siem Reap, a few miles away from the highly spiritual Angkor Wat temples.

Reviews 107

Kelly O'meara

from Australia, July 2018

"Relaxing retreat in beautiful garden setting"

This reatreat is a very laid back, no fuss experience, which we loved. You don't feel pressured to attend every single class and the setting is very peaceful. The food is amazing and my friend and I walked away feeling extremely cleansed and calm.

Fanny Lindgren

from Vietnam, May 2018

"Amazing "

Everything was perfect. The staff, the courses, food and a wonderful vibe.

Carine Liberian

from Canada, April 2018

"An excellent retreat away from the hustle and bustle"

We loved everything abut our stay here. From the amazing classes to the cute bungalow, to the delicious food. Everything exceeded our expectations. We were worried about having 5h of class each day, but they are varied and spaced out so you have enough energy and rest throughout the day. The pool is also great, as it tends to get very hot!

We could not recommend this place any more, it was amazing!!

Jeremy Mcpherson

from United Arab Emirates, April 2018

"great atmosphere and really friendly hosts "

as a beginner I felt like the place was very inclusive and willing to help people learn the basics. the food is great (although maybe some eggs could be served for the breakfast as well). the accomodation is basic but exactly what I expected, and everything was very well maintained and clean. I was very happy with my experience there and really want to do more yoga retreats because of this experience.

Andrew Thomas

from Germany, April 2018

"Andrew"

The food!

Donna Suen

from Hong Kong, March 2018

"Short and sweet yoga retreat"

The garden views of the retreat are absolutely refreshing. The salt water pool is an excellent addition where you can chill at during free time. Tasty and healthy vegetarian meals are served. It is sweet of them to serve teatime snacks and tea in between yoga sessions too. Tuk tuk drivers are always available to transport us between the retreat and the market. Expect a 10-min ride for one way. On-site massage services are good. I did a 1-hr body massage which was wonderful. 4 yoga classes catering to mixed levels of guests are conducted everyday, with a combination of yin, hatha and vinyasa yoga. Fred was very helpful is catering my needs. The staff and drivers are all nice and polite. The price is very reasonable for the various offerings. Highly recommended for those who seek a relaxing getaway close to the nature with relaxing yoga classes.

Catriona Johnstone

from Hong Kong, February 2018

"Angkor Zen Gardens: The Best Shed in town"

Amazing food, great vibe, nice people, easy to get to know other guests. Good location close to the temples but in a quiet rural area. The yoga and meditation classes were great, very proud as this is the longest I've ever meditated for.

Anonymous

from Malaysia, February 2018

"IL"

Rachael Reid

from Cambodia, February 2018

"Beautiful place to challenge yourself, or just relax. "

Angkor Zen has beautiful grounds, well maintained gardens and greenery. The yoga classes were great, shared by two different instructors. Marc and Fred do a great job running and organizing the place. The pool is lovely and the rooms and basic but nice. The food is delicious and nutritious. The best part were the beautiful people I shared my time with.

Anonymous

from Cambodia, January 2018

Very nice yoga classes and good to have several classes during the day to be able to choose from. Overall, very relaxing place and nice interaction with the other guests as it is a lot of individual guests. The manager Fred was very helpful and arranged different activities & transfers, was nice having someone to intermediate with the locals guides & tuk tuk drivers

Hind Hobeika

from Lebanon, January 2018

"Highly recommended for a relaxing and fun stay!"

The place is really beautiful, very calm and green. Very clean.

Food is delicious.

Staff is very friendly and helpful.

The instructors are amazing, super nice and friendly and take the time to go through the basics of the postures and meditation practice.

The people there felt like a close group of friends in just a few days.

Philip Dent

from Cambodia, January 2018

Atmosphere

Yoga instruction

Super friendly

Flexibility

Claudia Rutigliano

from Great Britain, January 2018

Friendly atmosphere

Fred kidness and efficiency in managing everything.

Esther Yoga lesson

Han Chen

from Singapore, January 2018

"Very nice gateway near temple"

Very good food. Receptionist Fred is very helpful accommodating things. Yoga sessions are nice and suitable for beginners and intermediate practioners. Very good massage. Location is close to the market and temple.

Sek Sheng Foo

from Singapore, December 2017

"Yogic reimmersion"

The vibes, the people, the teachers, the animals

Anonymous

from Great Britain, December 2017

The People, the food and the activities were just excellent. The environment was relaxed and there was also enough time to go to the Siem Reap city (15 mins with the bicycle). Yoga sessions were amazing.

Siemly Lee

from Malaysia, December 2017

"Exactly a short break i was looking for"

Thanks Angkor Zen Garden provide me with warmth and heartfelt stay in Siem Reap! The envoirnment is tranquility. I like it whole of the center. The ducks, the chickens, the cats, the garden, the pool, the room (i m in sigle dorm room, only opened if shares room is full), especially the meals. Healthy and delicious!!

Something cannot be not mentioned is the staffs, GM Marc, the manager Fred, the instructors Esther and Nuran, the kitchen and housekeeping staffs, the tuk tuk driver, make the whole place homely to all come from all over the world.

I am also glad to Marc great meditation class, have rare experienced though the wedding and praying ceremony in the village were so loud. Just the second day i think i have adapted to it as background music.😄 And they really don't bother me anymore. Just make me realized that i m simply out from my comfort zone and be at a place i first to be.

And Fred, he is simply hilarious, and very helpful. Thanks to him for arranging my sights seeing. Which really gave me a great experiences of this trip other than jus the ease i have from the center!!

Definitely got to make myself back to Angkor Zen Garden again one day!!

Tara Acton

from Vietnam, November 2017

Wonderful room and great pool, good yoga and cracking food all staff were super helpful and made everything easy

Susan Bentley

from Great Britain, November 2017

"Great getaway "

Great sanctuary - the rustic bungalows, the pool and the communal area create a lovely mini community. I met some really interesting people and new friends. Staff were super friendly and welcoming.

Yoga - Marco and Esther were great instructors making everyone feel like they could take part whatever their experience through their guidance and adaptations.

Gabi Priklerova

from United States, November 2017

"4 on the road"

The setting and garden is absolutely gorgeous. The vegetarian food is so delicious that it satisfied even us omnivores. The yoga resident yoga instructors Eszter and Marco were fantastic. There was a really friendly group of travelers. Frank the operations manager was very helpful and created a relaxed atmosphere from the start.

Angela Wylie

from Singapore, November 2017

"Angkor zen "

I loved the area where we did yoga and I loved the accommodation

There was a lot of fun

Liana Rietmuller

from Cambodia, October 2017

"Great retreat with amazing people"

Wonderful staff that were so friendly and helpful. The food was the best food I've had in Cambodia so far. The classes were great and the instructors all very understanding and helpful. Beautiful grounds and wildlife. Really good retreat that's very welcoming, the other guests are always nice as well! Everyone kept extended their stay because it was such a great environment . Would definitely go back if I have the chance!

Lauren Andraski

from Vietnam, September 2017

- Marco and Esther were great instructors. I really appreciated the variety of classes throughout the day

- Marc and Fred were very welcoming. Fred even went to pick my laundry up from town one day

- The food was excellent

- The location was near town yet secluded. It was very relaxing and welcoming

- I enjoyed all of the other attendees

- The dorm bungalow was very cozy and clean

Linda Chua

from Singapore, September 2017

the yoga sessions were great

Kevin Donahoe

from United States, August 2017

"Awesome retreat - just what I was looking for!"

I really enjoyed the variety of yoga styles, and having several days to have to relax and treat my mind and body well while on a long traveling trip.

So Young Yoon

from Cambodia, August 2017

EVERYTHING

Anonymous

from New Zealand, July 2017

"Relaxing yoga "

The wildness of the place, the pool , the cambodians working there where so nice an humble, the garden they made and the bungalows where really nice. The beautiful energy of Darya the turkish teacher.

Minh Nguyen Vu Nhat

from Vietnam, June 2017

"Perfect for relaxation"

Have really good yoga & meditation teachers.

The center is located in a very quite place, perfect for releasing the mind from all stress.

Anonymous

from Hong Kong, June 2017

"Back to basic"

Meeting different people and finding inner perception of individual

Corinne Kang

from Singapore, June 2017

"Rustic getaway from city life."

The rustic feel, the dogs & people (yoga instructors, resort GM and participants), the daily routine of yoga, yoga and yoga.

Katharine Russell

from Canada, April 2017

"A little oasis of calm outside Siem reap"

The accommodation is lush and green, full of flowers and birds and fragrance. It is such a powerful place to do yoga and meditation, but it also is just a great place to sit, draw and think.

The staff are beyond wonderful. All so kind and helpful and kindred spirits in the sense that everyone is there to gain clarity and look a little at the spiritual side of life.

What a welcome retreat to pull myself together and get collected after hours of travel to Cambodia. I recommend highly!

Oh and the food is INCREDIBLE!!

Charlotte Van Noppen

from Thailand, April 2017

"Wished I stayed longer!"

Incredible environment for total relaxation. The yoga and meditation classes were wonderful and the food was so delicious! What a perfect retreat to feel completely at peace.

Lauren Howard

from Singapore, April 2017

"A few days in angkor zen garden"

I was met by very friendly staff,made instantly to feel at home, nothing was too much trouble and if I needed to go anywhere,transport and information was organised for me. The place itself is beautiful,a little piece of paradise complete with a generous helping of delicious food, good company and excellent yoga and meditation classes, thank you for a lovely stay.

Diana Bengoa

from United States, May 2018

"Me gustó mucho la experiencia!"

Me gustó el sitio, me gustó la gente, me gustaron mucho las clases, la comida. Mucha naturaleza y buen equipo de profesores

Kiki Bruens-manders

from Thailand, May 2018

"Geweldige ervaring! Zeker een aanrader."

De verschillen in de yoga lessen.

Emilie Kileste

from Cambodia, March 2018

"Super moments ! "

L'ambiance familiale, un personnel adorable , et une nourriture végétarienne Incroyable ! Merci pour ces moments !

Anonymous

from Switzerland, March 2018

"Yoga retreat"

Je suis restée 4 jours à Angkor Zen pour une Yoga retreat.

Je suis très contente de ce séjour.

Le lieu est magique et relaxant.

Les massages sont très pro.

La nourriture est végétarienne et superbe.

Le prof Marco est très professionnel, consciencieux et patient. Il prend le temps de nous montrer et expliquer les exercices ainsi que nous corriger, ce qui est très apprécié.

Une très belle expérience que je recommande.

Anonymous

from Switzerland, February 2018

- staff was really friendly and helpful

- food was excellent

- very trustworthy

Josef Mohamed

from Cambodia, January 2018

"Lovely space, lovely people, lovely food"

My few days in Angkor Zen Gardens were great joy. I'll definitly come back. The teachers and host are very friendly and with all the shared meals and the time together I had the feeling of becoming part of the “family“ even though I was just there a few days. The pool and the garden are amazing.

Nathalie Varey

from Cambodia, December 2017

"Pas aussi zen et magique que prévu..."

La nourriture végétarienne et le tea time... Cependant pas suffisamment de fruits pour tout le monde en dessert.

Les 2 profs de yoga Esther et Duran... Extraordinaire... À l'ecoute, conviviales et souriantes...

L'accueil sympathique de Fred

Cours de yoga en extérieur...

La piscine à l'eau de mer...

Anonymous

from Cambodia, December 2017

"Fijn verblijf"

Het programma, het zwembad, de raxte sfeer.

Fanny Sylvestre

from Cambodia, November 2017

"Un séjour de pure sérénité"

Un accueil et des hôtes chaleureux, une équipe de cuisinières qui préparent d’excellents repas, des professeurs de yoga à l'écoute et compétents, un cadre magnifique et reposant avec le jardin et la piscine... bref tout est réuni afin de passer un agréable séjour de détente..

Merci encore à toute l’équipe.

Je reviendrai avec grand plaisir lors d’un prochain voyage au Cambodge. Bonne continuation.

Julien Regnier

from Thailand, October 2017

"Éveil parfait à méditation et au yoga"

La qualité des cours, le cadre en pleine nature avec une belle piscine, l'atmosphère, les rencontres

Anne Laure Bartenay

from Cambodia, August 2017

Le cadre magnifique.

Le rythme des cours. L'accueil de l'équipe et la qualité des repas.

Lee Yeoh

from United States, June 2018

Great hospitality by Marc n his team

Sophia Heng

from Malaysia, May 2018

"I had a good time at Angkor Zen"

Love the salted pool, love the nature, love the animals (especially the geese couple). Had good massage too. Love it!

Janice Higgison

from Thailand, April 2018

"5 days flowed on to 12... it was so good for me!!"

I loved the friendly atmosphere and family feel at Angkor Zen. Host Fred was extra accomodating with everyone who arrived. He supported our yoga practice and the need to see special parts of Siem Reap while we were at Cambodia. Marcos yoga instruction and guidance was beyond amazing. He encouraged your best practice in every session and took time to support learning and theory behind the yoga. The setting was lovely with nature all around and the pool was a welcome relief from the hot weather. Food was nourishing and people were friendly and likeminded. Excellent value for money

Estelle Martin

from United States, February 2018

"Okay to relax with no expectations or 1st timer"

The environment, setting, pool and eating area as well as drivers (convenience and friendlyness).

Bob Bailey

from Thailand, February 2018

"Often noisy"

Nuran it's a charismatic teacher.

Andrea Rusnakova

from Slovakia, February 2018

"Great yoga retreat in the village area"

Yoga lesions were professionally done, and there were plenty of choices. Whole area is magical, peaceful and really "zen". Staff is friendly and well chosen.

Food was yummy.

There are free bikes available all day long, so you can just pick one and go have a ride in the town. Angkor Zen will help you to arrange several daily trips, as well as drop-off to the station/airport for the departure.

Michelle Sampson-faltner

from United States, February 2018

"Better than expected"

Everything about this retreat was great. I was thrilled with everything from accommodations to staff to food to yoga. Could but have asked for a better experience.

Alysha Taggart

from Australia, January 2018

"Yoga Newbie"

Yoga. Yoga teachers. Food. And staff alike, all incrediable

Ben Chuang

from Taiwan, January 2018

People were nice, food was great, instruction excellent for the most part.

Fanny Duchesne

from Belgium, January 2018

"Good classes of yoga with 2 great teachers"

I love the yoga classes, the garden, the good atmosphère sustained by Fred and the very nice people.

Anonymous

from Norway, November 2017

Ester was the best yoga instuctor ever :)

Bernice Alvins

from Malaysia, October 2017

"This is my happy place"

Marco & Ester were professional and although it was beginners' classes, there were options for those not new to yoga. Marc's meditation classes were more suitated to those already practising meditation. Most guests, if not all were new and thus clueless to meditation and perhaps guided meditation would have been better.

The yoga area had a lot of mosquitoes and it would have helped if citronella or eucalpytus oils were lit around the area.

The dorm was very simple and basic but clean. The bathroom was the same. It had a hugh 'hole' as a window. A sink in the bathroom would have been convenient.

The meals were very tasty. And i loved the salt water pool.

Thank you Fred aka Arun for taking care of me!

Ken Kobayashi

from Japan, October 2017

"Good experience in Combodia"

I'm yoga beginner but classes were so nice and fun. Staffs were very kind and helpful. Don't forget to bring your swim suit. Swimming was so comfortable after class.

Charlie Springthorpe

from Thailand, July 2017

Food.

Variety of yoga.

Location

Atmosphere

Anonymous

from Thailand, June 2017

"Very pleasant and relaxing stay, excellent food "

The place itself is very lovely, with a lush garden and great green nature all around. The pool was just perfect :) The yoga/meditation classes were also great and the teachers also introduced us to varieties of yoga and meditation such as active meditation including dancing or even a Thai massage workshop! We slept in the dorm, which was very basic but alright. It can stay pretty warm during the night though. The food is just excellent! So all in all - a very positive experience.

Nicole Mains

from Vietnam, May 2017

"Great experience "

The yoga teachers were outstanding with different styles which have a good balance. I liked the 4 classes offered everyday. The food was amazing . The gardens pool and bungalows were relaxing and was exactly what I was looking for

Fabienne Süess

from Laos, April 2018

"6-Tage Retreat "

Ich habe mein Retreat sehr spontan gebucht und es hat alles wunderbar geklappt.

Die Anlage vom Angkor Zen ist wunderschön, mitten in der Natur und die Poolanlage herrlich für die (teilweise sehr) heissen Tage. Die Ausstattung fürs Yoga ist einwandfrei und der Kursplan mit 4 verschiedenen Yoga-Stunden pro Tag und einer Mediationslektion perfekt, man kann wählen was man davon in Anspruch nehmen möchte. Auch das Essen war sehr lecker und immer frisch zubereitet, die Preise für Lunch und Drings völlig angemessen. Der Manager Fred hat sich immer bemüht, alle Anliegen ernst zu nehmen und für alle das Beste aus dem Retreat zu holen. Auch Tours sowie Transfers in die Stadt etc. konnten bei Bedarf zu günstigen Preisen in Anspruch genommen werden.

Jennifer Kirchner

from Austria, April 2018

"Perfekt "

Das Retreat ist perfekt. Abgelegen, so dass man wirklich abschalten kann. Alles ist seht authentisch. Einheimische die täglich frisches Essen zubereiten, ein Garten wo die Tiere der Natur am leben gelassen werden, Mitarbeiter die das was sie machen lieben. Keine komfortablen Bungalows sondern das was Kambodscha ausmacht- Bungalows aus Holz und Bambus.

Das Angebot an Yoga & Meditationsstunden war mehr als ausreichend und die Lehrer perfekt.

Anonymous

from Switzerland, February 2018

Die natur

Das essen

Sandra Spindler

from Switzerland, November 2017

"Perfect place for a time out"

Really good yoga classes, great teachers, lovely people, good massages, deliciouse food and just a perfect place to take time for yourself and to relax. I loved the peaceful garden with all the animals and a nice pool.

The manager was really helpful and friendly and organised events for the group and always tried to make everyone happy.

Yes, it can be a bit loud some time... but with my ear plugs it did not really bother me and is definitely no reason to not come back.

Marie-Claude Plourde

from Vietnam, July 2017

"Oasis naturel pour se reposer"

Le site de la retraite est tout à fait exceptionnelle, en tout début de saison des pluies tout était verdoyant. L'endroit regorge de plantes, fleurs, animaux... un décor des plus apaisant. La nourriture y est excellente et les cuisinières arrivent à bien varier les repas du soir.

C'est incroyable de constater que tous les visiteurs se trouvent des atomes crochus, je m'y suis fait de bons nouveaux amis.

Durant mon séjour, les profs de yoga sur place étaient très différentes mais complémentaires. Comme les profs varies régulièrement, il me semble inutile de commenter largement sur cet aspect, mais vous pouvez espérer des cours très variés et de niveaux diverses. Enfin, Marc est tout à fait merveilleux. Attentionné et passionné, ses séances de méditation nous font vraiment évolué.

Andrea Amstutz

from Switzerland, May 2017

"Tolle Yoga Woche zum Beginn meiner Reise"

Das Essen ist unglaublich gut. Ebenso die Anlage mit Pool. Toller Mix aus verschiedenen Yoga Stilen und Praktiken.

Testimonials 5

Antoine B Malaysia

Tripadvisor website

I stayed there for 6 days and it was a great experience. The place is very well managed by Marc who provided me with a very personal sense of hospitality. I also very much enjoyed Elisabeth's yoga classes, I thought she did a wonderful job at providing options for all levels and being very personal during and out of the classes. The place itself is beautiful and meals are delicious. The location is great too because of the proximity with the fabulous Angkor Wat temples. What I think is very important in these kind of places is the feeling of being part of a small community for a couple of days while having time to introspect and also be alone whenever one needs to.

I have been doing yoga for 3 years and I found the classes to be challenging for some parts while also providing enough time to go back to the basics and correct postures.

The only reason why I did not rank 5 stars is because of the proximity with a very loud neighborhood. It's nothing the management can do and it's not all the time, but there were occasions when the temple/wedding/party music could have been spoiling the experience a little bit. In fairness, the music is not on all the time and there were days when in was just very quiet, but this is something to consider when booking if one cannot stand any noise at all. Overall, though, it was a great experience and I would definitely recommend this place.

Thank you Marc and Elisabeth for wonderful time! Way to go!

Zill71

Tripadvisor website

It was with great sadness that I said goodbye to Angkor Zen. I loved my 5 days at this charming and rustic retreat. I met really wonderful people from all walks of life , enjoyed the amazing pool, all the animals especially the kittens and really loved cycling into town everyday. The yoga classes were very good, especially those from Elizabeth. The food was fantastic and I really looked forward to afternoon tea and dinner- Terese the cook is very talented! And finally Marc the manager for always being so friendly and having a good sense of humour and making us all feel so welcome! Book Angkor Zen you won't regret it!

113valer Japan

Tripadvisor website

I had a wonderful few days here came away feeling recharged and rested. The schedule of classes is well thought out for doing either a full day of classes or mixing outings to temples or town. Elizabeth's instruction in particular was clear and personalized even in larger classes. The food was incredible (lunch is well worth the USD 8) and massages were as good as I've had in South East Asia. The general feel of the retreat was like a small community - including dogs, cats (which leave you alone if you don't want to get too close), chickens and beautiful gardens and ponds. Nights were noisy with neighboring parties and weddings but this is expected in Cambodia. I stayed in Le Studio -the bathroom was clean but very basic. Marc and Bruno are incredible hosts and really happy to share their knowledge and help with queries.

Alison W Qatar

Tripadvisor website

Beautiful place for a relaxing yoga retreat. Lovely atmosphere, great yoga classes and teachers, phenomenal food and really nice people. There wasn't strict attendance so you could go to all or some of the yoga classes, whatever suited you. It was also nice to be near the town the Siem Reap so if you were combining this trip with sightseeing, you could leave and come back in a short period of time.

Helenanordell Sweden

Tripadvisor website

I stayed in the Studio over Christmas 2016. I had a wonderful time. The location is Beautiful with a Lovely garden with a saltwater pool. The yoga is excellent and well planned with experienced teachers that challenges beginners as well as advanced students. The food is excellent and all the Contact with the staff at the retreat is professional. They are really doing their best for you so that you will enjoy your stay.

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