Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Why go: Found in the
lush Wat Bo quarter and creating a buzz among aficionados of hip
boltholes, Viroth's ticks all the boutique-hotel boxes without
maxing out your credit card: chic, petite and intimate, it offers a
romantic yet affordable pied-a-terre in Siem Reap. We love the
curvy red Panton chairs, elegant accessories and edgy flower
arrangements. Rooftop massages, al fresco dining (the menu is
modern-classic Khmer) and a tropical pool make plotting your Angkor
Wat temple-hopping adventures almost as much fun as visiting the
The rooms:There are seven in total and all follow the same contemporary blueprint, with sensual rain showers. Ground floor Room 1 has a delightful private garden area but upstairs Room 7 takes top billing thanks to the best pool view in the pad.
Out and about: Spending at least two days checking out the famous Angkor Wat complex, a Unesco World Heritage Site, on the edge of this bustling country town. Highlights include the beautiful sculpted, many-faced Bayon temple and jungle-entwined Ta Prohm.
Rates: Doubles from £60 per night, including à la carte breakfast.
Viroth's Hotel 0658, Street 23, Wat Bo Village, Siem Reap, Cambodia
To book call the Mr & Mrs Smith travel team on 0845 034 0700, or visit mrandmrssmith.com