Louise has studied from Chinese Medicine, Reiki 1 and 11, and Ayurvedic medicine. She has also completed the Ignite Your Spirit Therapist and Teacher Training in 2010 at Shanti Mission Harmony Centre in Sydney, Australia. Yoga has also been a huge part of Louise’s life, creating a beautiful and stable foundation for her when life seems to pull her in different directions. Discovering and falling in love with Kundalini yoga in 2000, she accomplished her teacher training certificate in 2009.
August 2017, BookYogaRetreats
Pools were fantastic and the gardens were gorgeous. Loved the friendly and helpful staff and the inclusion of theTuk tuk driver. Good mix of yoga teachers who could adapt to differing skill levels. A really relaxing and pleasant stay, enjoyed the scale of the resort too i.e not too many rooms/people and enough room to spread out comfortably in the pool areas etc. Would stay again.
Lisa Gray Hong Kong
April 2017, BookYogaRetreats
Lovely staff, yoga staff were excellent and very attentive. Felt very well cared for and could properly relax and came away with lots of advice and help.
Allybeethree United Kingdom
Navutu is a beautiful serene place. I did the 3 day detox which was amazing. Louise was wonderful in helping customize and tweak the program to make sure I had plenty of time to see the temples and visit the landmine museum for example. Srey made the most amazing juices and detox recipes, I think a Navutu detox recipe book could be an incredible initiative I would certainly pay for it! The spa and treatments on offer are fairly priced and the spa staff are just amazing. I had a khemer coffee bean scrub, aromatherapy and khemer massages and all 3 were outstanding. All in all I really would come back without any doubt - I gained spiritual grounding & balance & lost 2 kilos! Navutu staff are like a family & so warm & welcoming. Nothing is too much. In the interests of a balanced review I will also mention the slight downsides. I was a bit disappointed w the way I was treated when I checked out as had my bank card stolen in Bangkok I was relying on transferring money to another card to pay for things. I suddenly felt was being treated in a v patronising way as tho i was going to pull a fast one and not pay which left me quite upset. The only other area for improvement for me would be when the room staff are cleaning not to bring their bag of rubbish with them to each room as it attracts mosquitos. All in all Navutu is a very special place with a unique ethos and I look forward to returning with my family soon.
Relaxed and rejuvenated! Absolutely enjoyed our 3 nights stay here! First off the staffs are very courteous, knowledgeable and have good command of English. They were very helpful with restaurant/attractions recommendation and bookings.
Our room booking came with complimentary daily tuk tuk ride that could fit 4 adults and it saved us the hassle from finding our own transport. It was under 10 mins ride to the old market and about 20 mins to the temples.
We also loved that the 2 salt water and 1 fresh water pool were within a few steps from our room yet not too near that invaded any privacy.
Breakfast was good and fresh, the Khmer local food with their spices were really delicious. On our third day, the kitchen had already packed our breakfast in a picnic basket so that we could bring it along to enjoy the sunrise at Angkor Wat!
Overall the resort promotes wellness. I enjoyed the spa massage session and could have a quality sleep after that. Daily yoga classes are also available. It is also a family friendly resort that provides babysitting services too. Highly recommended for a cozy stay and their impeccable service!
a traveler Sydney
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We were recommended this resort to visit by a friend and what an oasis it is, about a 5 min tuk tuk from the edge of town. The place is styled on a Fijian look and is done perfectly. It is extremely stylish, the gardens and the restaurant food are out of this world. It is great value and has 3 different pools to chose from, all are fabulous! There's also a great option to do yoga every day in a gorgeous yoga room with amazing teachers. The staff are very friendly and most helpful, and speak very good English. I'd highly recommend this amazing resort.
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Everything was perfect. The hotel is a little bit far from the city. It was so quite and peaceful. We could use tuk tuk every day for free. The hotel restaurant was also good. Someone wrote it's expensive, but I don't agree with it. The price was responsible and every menu were so delicious. All the staff were very kind. Especially our tuk tuk driver was very kind, honest and professional. The driver, Phally can speak English very well. He took us everywhere we want to go and kindly took a picture for us at several famous photo zones. If I had a chance to visit Siem Reap again, I would choose this hotel and find Phally. Our family were very happy because of him.
a traveler California
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A wonderful experience! Immaculate, beautiful, luxurious. Attentive, helpful staff that go out of their way to make you comfortable. We felt that we were in a dream...and didn't want to leave. The resort is out of town about 10 minutes by tuk-tuk in the middle of nowhere, so it's not the place to stay if you want to be close to the Pub Street craziness. But it was perfect for us! (And we thought the tuk-tuk ride made it fun). Also, best massages of our entire trip.
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The rooms are so spacious and luxurious, you just felt like royalty. I just wanted to stay in the bathroom for ever! Having our own private courtyards was also fabulous. The pools were fabulous. Although, the resort is just out of the centre of town, I would stay there again, and the Tuk Tuk service took care of the distance anyway for a nominal fee.
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Having the most wonderful time here. Such caring staff and a peaceful retreat to feel relaxed and at home. Enjoying the excellent yoga everyday as well!
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We simply had such a great time here! We always got everything we might need and the staff was always friendly and helpful. The food at Navutu is simply delicious and always fresh prepared. Navutu's area is very clean and one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited!
David Aiza Vietnam
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Thanks to all the staff at Navutu for an unforgettable staying. Great rooms, amazing facilities, nice food, and the best: a group of people who work on every single detail for your perfect holidays. Keep working this way!
I stayed for 5 days at Navutu dreams and have never felt so relaxed the 3 swimming pools are all beautiful and clean and never crowded. The staff is wonderful and made me feel very much at home...additionally the yoga and wellbeing staff where fantastic I did several acupuncture treatments that were great as well as yoga and meditation classes..if your looking for a nice peaceful place to stay Navutu is the place to go.
Before I start, all I can say is I wish we were still there, what an amazing place! An oasis away from the main city centre, but easily accessible by tuk tuk and a perfect retreat to come back to after long temple tours and exploring. A boutique hotel with bungalow accommodation, 3 beautiful swimming pools with enough sunbeds for all. We had an explorer room (through Groupon) and it was spacious and although quite basic, had a nice feel to it with all the facilities you require. Air con and fans did a perfect job of cooling the room. We only had 2 mosquitoes in the room during our 3-night stay and neither of us got bitten, which is certainly a first for my fiancé who normally gets bitten really badly. Only slight problem was that we didn't sleep very well in our room unfortunately (no 19) as it was the corner room and closest to the 'outside' with a lot of noise such as roosters, dogs barking and music from outside the hotel. Breakfast was tasty and varied and we really liked it, especially the egg station. The hotel has a great large menu for day and evening food, including a variety of healthy juices and salads. I can recommend the club sandwich and fries and stress booster juice, delicious! Cocktails are good too, and happy hour is from 4-6pm which is 'buy two, get one free.' Reasonable prices and value for money. Hotel never feels busy and has a really lovely peaceful relaxed feel. Staff are very friendly and we even had a private tuk tuk at our disposal. Our driver Mr. Sarom was excellent and made us feel very safe as he was such a good driver and was always early to pick us up and happy to help. He made our stay at Navutu Dreams even more memorable, thank you Mr. Sarom. The Yoga was excellent also! Best yoga class I have ever tried and I'm a regular yogi. Never felt so relaxed.
My fiancé has a full body massage at the hotel spa and said it was very good and professional.
I would 100% recommend you to stay at this hotel when in Siem Reap and would love to come back! Next time I would try an upgraded room and try the 'romantic dinner on the roof' option.
If you come to Siem Reap I would also recommend trying the following places during your stay: Miss Wong's Bar near Pub Street, the Square 24 for dinner - beautiful place & excellent food, the Sugar Palm, Viroth's, Blossom Cafe and Angkor Wat Tours.
A traveler Australia
Our first impressions of Siem Reap on arrival were mixed, a bit of a culture shock after the cleanliness and orderliness of Singapore. We were greeted at the airport by our Remork (Tuk Tuk) driver, the smiling and polite Mr Thy (pronounced Tee). Mr Thy was allocated to us as our Tuk Tuk driver for the whole duration of our 7 day stay at Navutu Dreams. On our slow and steady drive into the town of Siem Reap and the resort, we noticed a lot of litter lying around on the roadside. Siem Reap at this time of the year is very dry and dusty, the vegetation is covered in a layer of fine red dust. Our hotel, Navutu Dreams Resort is located about 1.5 km on the other side of Siem Reap from the airport and the Angkor Temples and the last 300m of the journey is down a red dirt road. It was a real oasis to arrive at after a hot and dusty journey.
We were greeted by very friendly and efficient reception staff in the lovely open sided reception lobby area and given refreshing cold towels and a passionfruit welcome drink. After check in we were shown to our "Explorer Room" by the staff and our luggage was brought to the room. The Room was large and solidly constructed decorated in shades of white, blue and natural timber floors. The King size bed was beautifully decorated with towel art swans and rose petals. Our trip was to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.
The bathroom was accessed by doors on either side of the bedhead and had a double shower and separate toilet, there were twin "his & hers" washbasins made of sandstone as was the floor in the bathroom area, sandstone is probably not the best flooring material as it tends to trap and accumulate grime. Having said that, the room was very clean. There was hanging space and a mini safe in the bathroom area. The bathroom was not air conditioned but had a ceiling fan. The room had all the expected amenities including a mini bar fridge, TV, free wi-fi and telephone. The main room had both air-conditioning and a ceiling fan. At the entrance to the room was a patio area with ceiling fan, deck chairs and a towel drying ladder-rack.
The grounds were beautifully tended with tropical plants, manicured bushes and trimmed lawns. There are three pools in the resort. A fresh water lap pool, a saltwater family pool and our favourite, the saltwater Leisure pool. There is a lounge area near the leisure pool that is open sided and has comfy built in couches, coffee tables and books & magazines and menus for the restaurant and bar. The staff will take orders for food and drinks and serve them in this area or at your pool lounge. The staff are very pleasant and friendly and seem to genuinely interested in you and want to make your stay pleasant.
The restaurant, Niam Niam, is a round structure under a conical thatched roof located between the family pool and the lap pool. The included breakfast is served in this restaurant between 6.30 and 10.30am. It is limited a la carte, not buffet with a bakery and fruit tray provided and a choice of eggs, bacon, chicken sausage and a Khmer breakfast dish. Also juices and tea or coffee. I found the breakfasts tasty and sufficient variety for our stay. We also had a couple of evening meals in the restaurant. It has a choice of Khmer and Italian food. The food was very enjoyable. They also have a happy hour with two for one drinks between 4.00 and 6.00pm.
As we were staying for 7 days, we stayed at the resort for the first day to relax then had Mr. Thy take us in to Siem Reap town to explore a bit, buy some provisions and have a look at the Old Market, Night Market and find a restaurant for dinner. We ended up at a fantastic restaurant called Haven that is run by a Swiss couple that train young local people in cooking and hospitality skills, worth seeking out!
The following day we started our Temple Explorations with Mr Thy and bought a 3 day pass. The first day we went to Angkor Thom, Bayon and Ta Prohm (where Lara Croft Tomb Raider was filmed). The following day was Angkor Wat and Banteay Srei the last day.I also enjoyed some Yoga classes while at Navutu Dreams. They have a very nice yoga room and I really enjoyed the classes run by Nelli. Nelli also told us about an area in Siem Reap called "Kandal Village" that is a street of shop houses with nice boutiques, home wares shops, coffee shops, restaurants, tasteful spas and adventure tour agencies. It's a little bit of Melbourne in Asia. Quite a contrast to the more touristy Pub Street Area. Siem Reap does have a lot of very good restaurants and bars. We struck gold with every place we went. Overall, we had a lovely relaxing time at Navutu Dreams, it has a lovely layout and beautiful, friendly and helpful staff. A special mention to our friendly, polite and obliging Tuk Tuk driver, Mr Thy. I am sure Navutu Dreams has a lot more soul than some of the big "luxury" hotels in Siem Reap and we were very pleased we chose it. I would thoroughly recommend it!
This is a brilliant place to stay if you're looking for something more personal and different than the usual hotel properties. The rooms are well appointed and tastefully done. The bathrooms are very spacious and they even have two showers, his and hers! I would give a special commendation to the staff who were always attentive, caring, and extremely helpful! From providing us information on the temples to sharing recommendations on eating places about town, you could count on their local knowledge for practically anything. We had the pleasure of having the same tuk-tuk driver for our entire stay and that was a big bonus. The tuk-tuk service was included in our costing so that was a big plus. Navutu Deams have an excellent spa facility and we enjoyed the yoga session greatly. The teacher is truly knowledgeable - it was one of the best yoga sessions my daughter and I have attended. The breakfast served is delicious and their fruit platter is a real winner. Service may be slow at times at the restaurant but all is made good by the extremely positive attitude of the staff. I would certainly go back to stay here and would recommend this property to my family and friends. Thank you Navutu Dreams for making our stay so enjoyable!
Ann W. United Kingdom
This was an oasis. A short ride from Siem Reap and 2 dollars in a cab, this quiet resort is tucked away in a tranquil location. The rooms are spacious, huge double bed, and his 'n hers basins and, would you believe, his 'n hers walk-in showers too! Three swimming pools makes the choice easy, good breakfast and service was superb. Will definitely stay here again.
Hailey Faerie T. Cambodia
I live in Siem Reap and frequently go out to Navutu just simply to enjoy the peacefulness of this beautiful place. With three large pools to choose from, yoga and incredible food I simply have no complaints. I highly recommend!
Jrube United States
While its further from town than most hotels, Navutu Dreams is truly a first class operation. Large rooms, clean with cold AC this place was our base for our time in Siem Reap. A 3 USD tuk tuk ride gets you into town so don't let the location scare you away. Great pools, the restaurant is top notch, and the service is fantastic. Very relaxed atmosphere when returning from a day in Angkor or the hustle/bustle of town.
Ram A. New York, USA
Had a pleasant stay at this hotel. It is a gem in Siem Reap. Quiet, great pools (they have three!), good food, friendly staff, yoga, massage... You really don't need to leave the resort. Great to lounge around and just recharge and relax. Wonderful stay here.
A traveler France
We resided three nights in this nice hotel on our first visit to Siem Reap Cambodia. We really enjoyed our stay, moreover it was 10 minutes out of the bustling center, where you don't really want to stay too long. The rooms are simple, well maintained, and clean.The bathroom in the back becomes very hot during the day. The service of the young staff was very friendly and accommodating. The pools are refreshing and nicely designed. We would have preferred a buffet breakfast with more choice of different products. We also missed a common area to have a pre-dinner drink, as there is not really a bar area, but drinks are served in the restaurant, where we, unfortunately, did not see any guests having dinner. We recommend to have dinner in town with quite a few nice upmarket restaurants. Overall, nice place, but nothing too special.
Such a beautiful and charming resort with the garden and pool surrounding. I especially love the pool so much with the nice drink. The staffs are lovely and friendly. We will look for coming back next year... Great job...
Ballarat Sharps Australia
We visited Navutu for a family holiday, and stayed for a week. It was unlike anything we had experienced before. The gardens are lush and beautifully maintained, the breakfasts had plenty of choice and always delicious and our tuk tuk driver always available. But the staff are what made this place so different. Everyone made us feel so welcome, from the gardeners, to restaurant waiting staff and everyone at reception. Nothing was an issue, and they went beyond what we asked. Especially appreciated was the ladies showing our daughters how to prepare flower decorations, and teaching us about local language and customs. They shared themselves with us, making us feel like part of the family while we were there. Thank you for a truly special holiday.
A traveler Switzerland
Was great time for staying four days. They have yoga class everyday and we could get three lessons during the stay! Lots of green, lovely staff, beautiful rooms, amazing three pools... Really have no suggestions to improve this place!
A traveler United States
Excellent stay at the well designed Navutu Dreams Resort. The rooms were concrete fortified, so quiet, clean, and free of roaming lizards. The grounds are very nice, three pools, yoga, gym, and plenty of lush vegetation. The service was top notch front to back. Our tuk-tuk driver, "Ten" helped us out big time. The restaurant was prob a 4 star place, great options and presentation. Thanks Navutu for such a great honeymoon experience.
A traveler China
Stepping into Navutu was like stepping into paradise for me. I wanted to recharge for two days with their wellness program and was more than pleasantly surprised with their property. It truly is a hidden gem where you get to switch off completely from the city after your tours or city visits. The general manager Sarah and her team were especially very welcoming which made my stay even more enjoyable and they truly look out for your needs every step of the way.
Steven Than China
A very good hotel with 3 pools. Yoga and very friendly and efficient staff. Reception & restaurant staff were so nice and polite. The restaurant staff provided us with a birthday cake at 10 p.m., really appreciated their kindness. Excellent yoga instructor- Tessos; helpful and understanding as I have a health issue.
A traveler Singapore
Navutu is a place of serenity indeed. One of my key criteria while looking for a hotel/resort in Siem Reap was the availability of yoga and meditation classes. I wanted a spa and a peaceful environment. I got these and more at Navutu. From the time I arrived, I got the Siem Reap "treatment". A friendly tuk-tuk rider greated me and got me to the resort. The tuk-tuks here are bikes with a cart like contraption at the back (for those who are unaware). It is well shaded and though it can be bumpy in certain terrains, it is "the way" to see Siem Reap! Highly recommend it. The best part is Navutu offers this service to each of their rooms daily for 12 hours!The people in Siem Reap smile with their hearts and that is very evident in Navutu as well. Thank you, Saody, Sovann, Vanna, Sarah, Lisa, Tassos and so many others for such a pleasant stay that I never felt lonely though I was travelling solo! A special thank you to Ry, who took me around in his tuk tuk and was always smiling and accommodating though he must have been really worn out with the heat on some days!The rooms are super spacious (only 28 rooms!). I got the extremely large Grand Tour rooms for my first 3 days there as they were short of rooms and then got moved to the Explorer room. I think the Explorer rooms are adequate enough for 1-2 pax unless you love bath tubs and want the Grand Tour room. I wasn't fussed about it so will probably go for the explorer room again when I return! Navutu has 3 pools so even when it is full on occupancy, you do not feel the crowd. The yoga studio was fantastic. The spa though small was adequate for me (has 2 rooms only- best to book in advance during peak season!). This is a quiet and serene place so if you want a party atmosphere this is not it! Party animals may want to stay in town! :)The angkor temples are 20 min away and town is about 10-15 min away. Navutu is on my list of favs now! The people make it what it is! Well done guys! Missing all of you already! Love it!
I and my family stayed here for five nights in Grand Suite family room. The resort provided us private tuk tuk driver to temple and town which made us very convenient for our trip. After the long day tour to temple we tried yoga class with Tasso. He is very good yoga teacher and very friendly. All the staff here very friendly and helpful.
Sue D. Australia
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We stayed here for five nights, have never been to Siem Reap before. We enjoyed the fact it was not in the centre of town. It was a bit further out but we had a tuk tuk driver 12 hours a day. The staff were very friendly and helpful, they couldn't do enough for you. It was very clean, lovely pool, great restaurant and it was reasonable priced. We had a grand tour room and it was very spacious and nice and close to the pool.
A traveler United States
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I truly enjoyed this resort and it was great that the room rate included a daily healthy breakfast and tuktuk for the day. Also the service from the entire staff was wonderful and polite. All of them spoke English (some limited but able to understand our requests) and were able to communicate well. Would go back to this place again and again. BTW, great dishes for a vegetarian like me were available at the resort's restaurant. GM Sharon handled our requests well as we were traveling with an infant and were here celebrating her first birthday. I highly recommend this place to stay in Siem Reap Great place! Thanks.
A traveler India
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I stayed here for four nights with a family of 8 including my Hindu South Indian vegetarian parents. Service is terrific and hospitality and concern overwhelming. I loved the spa and the masseuses were adorable. The Khmer massage is absolute value for money. Sharon Dhillon the general manager went overboard to accommodate the dietary needs of my vegetarian parents. I would go back just for that! I would suggest they check on the room appliances and install 2 tonne air conditioners in the explorer rooms. The ones right now are inadequate for Cambodian heat! But it was a perfect place to stay and venture into the Khmer world! I hope to go back someday!
A traveler Australia
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I stayed here for a wedding recently and it was just amazing the food is great the staff are fantastic and the tuk tuk use is great. The rooms are very spacious and the shower is wow I loved it. The pools are great the grounds are lovely and very well kept. I had a lot of contact with the staff and they are amazing loved every bit of contact we had with them they are truly lovely and easy to talk to. I would recommend this place to anyone and i hope that you enjoy ur stay as much as we did.
A traveler Malaysia
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Stayed here for 3 nights with a group of 10 friends. Would highly recommend! The hotel is a bit further away from the city, but every room came with a free tuktuk so transport was never an issue. Plus the tuktuk rides were one of the highlights of our trip, probably the best way to really see and experience Siem Reap. Mr Chhoy was our tuktuk driver, and he was friendly + efficient.Apart from that the hotel itself was amazing. It was very nice to come back to after a long, hot day of walking and exploring...and just swim or chill by the 3 different pools. The rooms too were comfortable, with ample space + his & hers basins and showers. Breakfasts were also a delightful affair, served by the pool and made fresh to order. No impersonal buffets here. There isn't much variety, but that is more than made up for by the quality of the food and service. We also ordered off the room service menu more than a few times, and it did not disappoint.Comfortable rooms, beautiful setting, good service. Highly recommended; would return!
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