Built in 1932 toÂ provide accommodations for the first wave of travelers to whomÂ the Angkor Temples were an obligatory stopover,Â Raffles Grand Hotel dâ€™Angkor is hands down the place to stay in Siem Reap.Â Spread over acres of landscaped French gardens, it exudes an old-worldÂ Cambodian grandeur updated with all the mod cons and comforts.Â Behind the unassuming faÃ§ade is an understatedÂ elegance ofÂ art decoÂ tile hallways,Â languorousÂ ceiling fans,Â colonialÂ style furnishings, and what must surely beÂ the countryâ€™s most magnificent swimming pool, surrounded by fragrant frangipani trees. This hotel has style to spare – and the steamy weather only adds to the atmospheric allure. I keepÂ expecting to find SomersetÂ Maugham in evening attire,Â smoking in the Elephant Bar or Bette Davis peering through louvered shutters, clutching a scandalous letter. I’m in heaven to say the least. They don’t make them like this anymore.