Where to start...
We've had the good fortune to stay in many of the best hotels around the world and Maison Polanka may possibly be my favourite. It is a true luxury to stay here, not for material reasons, although the whole place is impeccable, but because you feel as though you have been welcomed into a family. The staff are incredible, always smiling, always ready to help. They remember your name, your preferences, your plans for the week, always ready to make your time spent with them as pleasant as possible. Where else greats you on your return with cool mint-scented towels and an interest in your day? Or leaves waterproof coats, maps and bottles of water in the basket of your bicycle without you even having to ask? Everything was taken care of before we even knew we needed it.
There are only a few houses (authentic Cambodian raised houses dismantled and reassembled for the hotel) nestled into a meticulously maintained garden full of palms, banana trees and bamboo. Watch out for the frogs on the paths when you come back at night! It's like living in a luxury jungle.
The Green Room is wonderful with a huge terrace, you feel like you're floating amongst the trees!
Add to this a lovely cool pool and a really top notch restaurant, we stayed for a week and were so incredibly sad to leave! We will 100% be back. Thank you for creating such a wonderful place to stay!