Eco Friendly Hotels Cambodia

Guide to Eco Hotels in Cambodia ( 2024 Updated)

An eco hotel, or a green hotel, is an environmentally sustainable hotel or accommodation that has made important environmental improvements to its structure in order to minimize its impact on the natural environment and eco friendly hotels Siem Reap are considered excellent place to hang out for a couple of nights in Siem Reap and then beyond in Cambodia.

The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) defines eco-tourism as responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people. One thing you will notice in Cambodia is that respect for locales is low. Rubbish and plastic bags are simply thrown out onto the street. Heavily polluting vehicles often create a thick haze over towns and cities.

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1. Farmhouse Smiling Gecko – Eco Friendly Hotels Cambodia

Farmhouse Smiling Gecko
Farmhouse Smiling Gecko

Set in Phumĭ Méanôk, Farmhouse Smiling Gecko features a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, garden, and free WiFi throughout the property. Featuring a tour desk, this property also provides guests with a terrace. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.

The units at the hotel come with a seating area. At Farmhouse Smiling Gecko all rooms are equipped with air conditioning and a private bathroom.

The accommodation offers a continental or buffet breakfast.

Rooms were really big and spacious. Bathrooms were huge and luxurious. Everything was sparkling clean.

Farmhouse offered activities such as bicycles, pool, explore their organic gardens, fishery etc. Food was delicious and good variety.

It was wonderful to be able to spend so much time outside away from the city, and it was so easy for all of our kids to go outside and play and be free! The khmer houses are lovely and very clean and well-maintained. Our bathroom had a bit of an ant problem by the sink but we didn’t see any other pest issues anywhere in the house. The porch under the house and in front of the room is fantastic and the perfect place to relax and read a book. We loved the pool and the kids had fun play with the sand in the volleyball court.

The shared bikes were great as well and myself and my two-year-old especially enjoyed the ability to use the ones with the kid’s bike seat. The farm tour was a lovely way to get to know the work of Smiling Gecko. Finally, the food was delicious and you can tell a great amount of care, and high quality ingredients are put into the food – some of the best meals I’ve had in Cambodia!

Innovative and exemplary social project.
The food was delicious with organic products directly sourced in their farm, top-notch service, dedicated team and management. The bungalows are really comfortables surrounded by endless green landscape.

Extra bonus for their stunning swimming pool! Highly recommended.

Love the place. Highly recommended place, if you want to feel how it is like staying in rural Cambodia, and don’t want to drive far, this is a place to be. You will be amazed by the projects that give job and education opportunity to people in the community. The restaurant offers authentic Khmer food.

We stayed at The Farmhouse Smiling Gecko for 2 nights looking for a quiet escape from busy Phnom Penh. We had an absolute fantastic stay in one of their suites. The bathroom is big with a beautiful bathtub and a nice lounge area on the ground where you can relax. We loved spending time at their pool which is surrounded by a beautiful green garden and just enjoyed the tranquility. We also used their Spa three times. It was the best massage I had during my time here in Cambodia. We also used their Yoga Sala for a daily practice in the morning.

They offer complimentary tours with a guide of their entire project. Very informative and make sure not to miss this out. Many thanks to Iris and her team who made our stay very special and for their hospitality. We truly enjoyed and highly recommend this place.

Green Hotels Cambodia
Green Hotels Cambodia

How much does a room costs at Farmhouse Smiling Gecko?

Prices start 74$/night for Economy Double Room. The Standard Double Room is 139$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This double room features a balcony, air conditioning and spa bath.

Where to book online – Farmhouse Smiling Gecko – Eco Friendly Hotels Cambodia you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Cambodia during Bon Om Touk which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cambodia on  or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. 4 Rivers Floating Lodge 4* – Green Hotels Cambodia

4 Rivers Floating Lodge
4 Rivers Floating Lodge

Situated along the Tatai River, 4 Rivers offers a peaceful treat with its overwater tented villas, stunning views and restaurant.

Offering a view of Cardamom Mountains, each villa features a private terrace. They are equipped with a flat-screen TV, DVD player, minibar and private bathroom with shower. DVD rentals are free-of-charge.

Guests can enjoy kayaking down the river or have a relaxing massage. A day trip to the nearby Tatai Waterfalls or coastal mangrove can be arranged by 4 Rivers Floating Lodge.

4 Rivers Floating Lodge’s gourmet restaurant offers western and Asian dishes. Vegetarian meals are available.

Set on a pontoon on the Tatai River within the Cardamom Rainforest, this secluded upscale lodge with tented villas borders the Peam Krasaop Wildlife Sanctuary and lies 21 km from Tatai Waterfall. The lodge is only accessible by free boat transfer.

The circular tented villas with wood floors, canopied ceilings and dark wood furnishings feature balconies and seating areas. All have flat-screen TVs, DVD players and mini fridges.

There’s a stylish, tented restaurant with outdoor seating. Jungle tours, river cruises and wildlife treks are available.

Like a rare butterfly, Cambodia has emerged from a troubled past to show off its beauty. Away from the tourist trail there is another country, a land of unspoilt virgin forest, rare orchids, startling colours and calls of birds of paradise, secretive jungle creatures and a perfumed air of peace and solitude.This ecological miracle deserves an environmentally friendly resort that captures the imagination while offering the luxury of a four-star boutique resort.Peaceful seclusion, privacy, luxury, exclusivity.

The experience was magical, from the moment we got started our 15 min boat trip down the Tatai river where we took our first breath of amazing fresh air until the first site of the tents that were to be our sanctuary for the next few days…it was pure joy!!!

The staff were exceptional. We were celebrating our anniversary while there and the tent side romantic dinner that was organised for us will never be forgotten.

As a very important side issue, this venue and amazing staff are exceptionally environmentally conscious and we learnt very important lessons with regard to the wildlife that inhabit this part of Cambodia and the importance of the sensitive ecosystem/culture that exists and how this enterprise ensures the surrounding locals also understand how to maintain this delicate and important part of the world.

Perched on the bend of the Tatai river you will find this very special eco-friendly haven. I wasn’t too sure what to expect when I booked, but it exceeded my expectations in every way. The customer service is amazing and we were so well looked after from beginning to end. We stayed in one of their on-land two bedroom tents and we were bowled over when we saw inside. Such luxury!!

The rooms are extremely comfortable! Dining at 4 rivers is also a special experience, the food is delicious and the 4 course dinners we were served were something else! We went on two trips, one to the waterfall and one to the mangroves, both were excellent and we got to see a lot of the surrounding area from the boat. The location, tents, food are all amazing, but what really makes this place is the staff. They are exceptional.

. It’s about three to four hours from the capital or Sihanoukville. A boat takes from the Bridge over the Tatai River on NH48 to the Lodge . There’s a lovely and friendly arrival on checkin with a welcome cold drink and briefing of things to do . There’s kayaking , surf boarding , trekking , dawn bird watching and a visit to some local falls . All of these can be organised beforehand .

Picnics are provided and hot food made for you on portable stoves amazingly!
The rooms are amazing ..floating in the river …lavishly comfortable and all very eco considered . The evening food is excellent . The breakfasts delicious . I wish I could give this place six stars.

The staff were fabulous and couldn’t do enough for us, nothing was too much trouble. The food was wonderful and locally sourced. The tents were excellent and waking up to the sounds of the jungle was really relaxing. You can walk out the lodge and straight into the river for a morning swim.

They have worked really hard to be as eco friendly as possible eliminating plastic bottle and making their own bamboo straws. They employ staff from the local village and work to promote this eco friendly ethos and approach across the local community. We had an amazing time and didn’t want to leave.

n. The lush jungle is teeming with life and colour and the peace and tranquility is also a welcome break. As you approach the floating lodge by boat you realise what a unique place this is. The safari style tents blend beautifully with their jungle backdrop and we were given a very warm welcome from the owner. From this point onwards all our needs were catered for and nothing was too much trouble.

The safari tents were beautifully presented and everything you could need was provided. Everything is locally sourced and eco-friendly including refillable bottles for shampoo and shower gel. Plus the biggest difference I believe they are making is employing the locals to help educate how important this jungle is and how to protect it.

This is an eco-lodge and so everyone is very conscious about the environment and rightly so – a stay in such paradise makes one realise even more about protecting our environment. All the soaps provided are eco-friendly. One can swim in the river which is pretty clean, but subject to some tidal movement as the sea is not that far off. The bar is lovely with a good selection of lovely and welcoming drinks and cocktails. I particularly loved the Tatai Sunset (a cocktail)! Food was superb.

Eco Friendly Hotels Cambodia
Eco Friendly Hotels Cambodia

How much does a room costs at 4 Rivers Floating Lodge?

Prices start 216$/night for Luxury Double Tent. The Two-Bedroom Villa is 216$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This accommodation type features a private terrace and is equipped with a flat-screen TV, DVD player, minibar and a private bathroom with shower facilities.

Where to book online – 4 Rivers Floating Lodge – Eco Friendly Hotels Cambodia you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Cambodia during Bon Om Touk which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cambodia on  or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Song Saa Private Island 5* – Eco Friendly Hotels Cambodia

Song Saa Private Island
Song Saa Private Island

Tropical reefs, amazing sunset views and white private sandy beaches feature at Song Saa Private Island, spanning over Koh Ouen and Koh Bong islands in Sihanoukville. Featuring an all inclusive concept with meals and drinks provided, the property features a large infinity pool and villas with private pools and free Wi-Fi.

Built with natural materials, the luxurious villas come with 1 or 2 bedrooms, a comfortable living room and sun decks with views of the ocean. A flat-screen TV, an iPod dock and a well-stocked minibar are included. En suite bathrooms have double sinks and a bathtub.

This upmarket resort on a private island in the Gulf of Thailand is 1 km from Koh Rong island.

Featuring thatched roofs, the posh villas have complimentary Wi-Fi and minibars (soft drinks), plus private pools, iPod docks, flat-screen TVs and Bose sound systems. Upgraded units add stilted, overwater locations and/or dining gazebos. The 2-bedroom villas have kitchens with Nespresso machines. Kids age 12 and under stay free.

There’s an overwater restaurant, plus a beach bar, private dining and an infinity pool. Water sports, diving, yoga and spa treatments can be arranged.

Song Saa Private Island is a haven of sustainable luxury nestled in the undiscovered beauty of Cambodia’s Koh Rong Archipelago. With unique, world-class cuisine, stunning sunset views of the Gulf of Thailand, and an array of spa and wellness treatments, Song Saa offers the ultimate indulgence for mind, body and soul. Best of all, our commitment to environmental and community programs means you’ll be treading lightly on this special piece of paradise.

From pick up at our hotel in Phnom Penh in a private car at the beginning, and return to Sihanoukville airport at the end, we were cared for and made to feel like family. It was inspirational to see what the Song Saa Foundation has done for the local community and we were happy to see that our contributions to the resort would go to building sustainable and eco-friendly supports for the area.

Villa – we loved our gorgeous Ocean View Villa, the enclosed outdoor area, pool, daybed and patch of sand were heaven not just for us but also our 3yo. The room is huge and comfortable with a spacious bathroom and living area, all looking out to sea. Sea breeze lulled us all day. The minibar was large and well-stocked.

Food – the meals were lovely we had breakfast in-villa one day, but preferred the amazing views at Vista. Superb coffee! Love how dinner is offered at a different location each night to maximise the unique experiences. If anything, the food was perhaps a bit too pricey for what it was, but there were good options with a larger percentage of ingredients locally-sourced and organic where possible. Also loved the superb and eco-friendly presentation! No plastic straws or water bottles, natural woven pizza boxes and leaf liners!

What a magical, peaceful resort, with friendly, helpful staff, in a delightful setting.
It is a very eco-friendly resort, in an environment which the Foundation is improving all the time. They employ local staff from the nearby islands, which they also use as a supply base, particularly for fresh fish and vegetables, where possible.

The staff are brilliant, doing all they can to help, without any thoughts other than the comfort and needs of the guests.

Song Saa is a dream of a private island with beautifully designed Villas, an ideal island layout, amazing food with a local touch, and extraordinary friendly and professional service.

Most notable ist a deeply rooted focus on sustainability and eco-friendliness, certainly uncommon with such a high level of service. Driftwood and recycled parts of boats and other locally sourced materials give the luxurious villas a touch of local connection and a signature style. The Song Saa foundation supports local villagers and creates great impact helping the nearby villagers and preserving marine life.

Probably the most impressive thing to do is the bioluminescence tour; the team take you out at night and you can snorkel in an underwater world of sparkles and little underwater fireflies, created by phytoplankton typical for the waters around the islands. Don’t miss this amazing experience.

We have seen other wonderful places – but Song Saa with its wonderful family of management and staff stands out and we are definitely looking forward to coming back any time soon.

If you wanna feel, experience and enjoy a complete concept of hospitality, pure beauty, nature, calmness, care, sustainability, conservation and the most touching smiles – than Song Saa is your place. We loved the tranquility, every single smile of the local staff, their attention ti detail and the amazing, eco-luxe designed Villas with stunning views. We stayed in a 2-bedroom Jungle Villa which was simply a dream and the best hide-out we have been stayed it. If you really need to disconnect and detox, this is the place to be – I even would come for a week on my own to totally unwind and calm down.

The resort is a unique combination of delightful design, luxury, tasteful attention to detail, effortless great service, eco-friendliness, and all seamlessly interwoven into the natural beauty of this tropical island. The Song Saa Foundation which is linked to the resort runs sustainable fishing reserves in the surrounding archipelago as well as coral and mangrove conservation. Resort guests can join expeditions and learn about these important activities which is a fascinating way to enjoy and increase appreciation of the beautiful surroundings.

The food is great. They must have an army of world class chefs to produce such an amazing selection of Italian, Chinese, local Cambodian, Japanese and Mediterranean cuisine on different days. We rapidly sank into an unhurried mode after arrival with the pleasant anticipation to enjoy the vast variety of water sports, sailing, diving, spa, yoga and massage. We arrive back at our villa in the evenings to find the lanterns and candles lit and surprised by welcome plates of chocolates, mojitos and poetic messages.

Eco Friendly Hotels Cambodia
Eco Friendly Hotels Cambodia

How much does a room costs at Song Saa Private Island?

Prices start 967$/night for Villa with Private Pool. The One-Bedroom Overwater Villa with Private Pool is 1994$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

Enjoying direct ocean access from its terrace, this luxurious villa boasts its own swimming pool and a lounge area with glass floors. Beautiful sunset views, a flat-screen TV and an iPod dock are included. En suite bathroom has double sinks and a bathtub.

Where to book online – Song Saa Private Island – Eco Friendly Hotels Cambodia you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Cambodia during Bon Om Touk which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cambodia on or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


4. Six Senses Krabey Island 5* – Eco Friendly Hotels Cambodia

Six Senses Krabey Island
Six Senses Krabey Island

Set in Krabey Island, Six Senses Krabey Island features fisherman’s house-style accommodation with a private beach area. Boasting a 24-hour front desk, this property also boasts two restaurants, sunset bar, beachfront sundeck and an outdoor pool.

At the resort, rooms come with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. At Six Senses Krabey Island, the rooms have a seating area and floor-to-ceiling windows.

A buffet breakfast is served each morning at the property. Guests can relax in the sauna, herbal steam tent or enjoy Khmer foot massage at the spa. A fitness center and daily yoga session are also available at Six Senses Krabey Island. Activities include excursions to surrounding areas, a night sky observatory and open-air cinema. Kids’ club is also available.

On a forested hillside and overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, this upscale resort on a private island is accessible only by boat from Ream Beach on the mainland.

Airy 1- and 2-bedroom villas with floor-to-ceiling windows feature Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs and plunge pools, plus furnished decks, and forest and/or gulf views; some have separate living rooms. Room service is offered. Kids age 10 and under stay free in a parent’s room.

There are 2 chic restaurants and a bar. Other amenities include a private beach, a spa and a gym, as well as an outdoor pool and an observatory. Cooking lessons and water sports can be arranged.

Six Senses Krabey Island blends into the lush canopy of trees and tropical landscape. The 12-hectare private resort features 40 free-standing pool villas, an extensive Six Senses Spa, a sunset bar, two unique restaurants, an ice cream parlor, horizon lap pool, outdoor fitness circuit, oceanfront boardwalk, beachfront sundeck, open-air cinema and sky observatory.
The island is a 15-minute cruise from the resort’s mainland jetty and provides a tranquil setting in which to reconnect and relax. Experiences range from water activities, island hopping and boat trips to the Six Senses Spa and fitness center, personal wellness programs and treatments.
Perfect island if you want to relax and do nothing. except swimming, snorkeling kayaking there is not much to do, on the small island which is beautiful designed in a five star resort. The villas are very modern, equipped with high tech facilities,with a private pool , some right on the sea others beautiful integrated in the tropical island. Although the resort opened recently early this year the villas are surrounded by a beautiful fauna and flora an architectural masterpiece! If you get up early you can see Hornbill birds,monkeys and big lizards.
There are 2 restaurants with excellent food sometimes overpriced but there is no alternative you can not leave the place for a dinner half board is a good option.
Beside the private pool there’s another big pool next to the main restaurant good for a swimming-exercise in the morning.breakfast is delicious with all what you want you name it they offer it! The Spa is beautiful although we didn’t use it.
The beach is very small , you can pick a canoe the snorkeling gear is provided fishing tours are organized by the hotel.

From the arrival experience by boat to the first class fitness centre, everything had been carefully thought through to maximize the guest experience with emphasis on wellness, sustainability, and luxurious tranquility.

The pool villas are superb and well laid out, providing maximum privacy but still with ample sea views. The restaurants and bar were great, with ample choice and great tasting food from Chef Todd and his brigade.

For us the highlights included the fitness centre, ocean boardwalk (a must at sunrise) and the spa. Every day we had treatments and were never disappointed. One of the best spa experiences we have ever had.

The view is truly ocean front, private and uninterrupted. The reflection of the sunset on the mirror like villa private pool each evening was a delight.

The highlight was the boardwalk that surrounds most of the small private island – allowing you to enjoy the ecosystem of the island in an unobtrusive way.

The boardwalk also proved to be the romantic highlight of the trip with the chef designing a special menu and setting up 1 table along a candle lit boardwalk that extended over the rocks and sat on the oceans edge at sunset. The pictures speak for themselves. It was an exquisite evening that will never be forgotten.

The second highlight was the Khmer cooking class in the Treehouse restaurant. For a small island resort to offer both waterfront and treetop dining of exceptional quality is truly an investment in the quality of the guest experience.

Six Senses Krabey Island is a bespoke experience of the highest quality. All staff are exceedingly polite, genuinely client focussed and always smiling.

The client-centricity even extended to management offering to arrange an alms blessing in the privacy of our room by local monks on the morning of my partners birthday – a unique, special and touching moment for us both.

Overall, it really can only be summed up as one of the best island resort experiences in Asia. I cannot recommend it highly enough!

Eco Friendly Hotels Cambodia
Eco Friendly Hotels Cambodia

How much does a room costs at Six Senses Krabey Island?

Prices start 750$/night for Hideaway Pool Villa Suite. The Ocean Front Pool Villa Suite
 is 1250$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This villa features a private entrance, cable TV and private pool.

Where to book online – Six Senses Krabey Island – Eco Friendly Hotels Cambodia you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Cambodia during Bon Om Touk which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cambodia on or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


5. Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang 5* – Eco Friendly Hotels Cambodia

Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang
Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang

True to the meaning of its name “green village”, Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang offers quiet accommodation nestled amidst private, lush gardens and rice fields. Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang features a 50 m outdoor infinity pool, a spa and wellness centre and a barbecue area. The property boasts 45 spacious wood-and-stilt villas and is equipped with a children’s playground. Guests can enjoy meals at one of the two in-house restaurant or have a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site.

Among rice paddies and tropical gardens, this luxe resort is 12 km from the Angkor Wat temple complex.

Set on stilts, the sleek wooden villas offer complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. All come with safes, minibars, and tea and coffeemakers, as well as living areas and garden terraces. Upgraded villas add private plunge pools.

Breakfast is free. Other amenities include 2 chic restaurants and a cocktail bar, plus an outdoor infinity pool with a poolside bar. There’s also a lavish spa and a kids’ club. Cooking classes and private dining can be arranged.

Great resort with warm and kind hospitality, eco-friendly and lots of green around us, which made our stay so relaxed.

The resort is build like a old khmer village with a beautiful park. U can choose between terrace villas or pool villas. We had an amazing pool villa. Thru many plants around the villa u have about 90% privacy.

The housekeeping works perfect, u never see them but and our villa was always cleaned up when we come back from breakfast or a trip.

The resort has a small fitness room and u also have a nice running track thru the park. Length approx.600m.

Every detail has been carefully thought out here…this newest property to enhance the ever-growing desirability for an exotic travel experience to Cambodia. And nothing disappoints.

After a dusty day climbing temples and hiking hot jungle trails to see some of the world’s most spectacular historic and architectural wonders, you arrive back to your personal oasis, just minutes from the main hustle and bustle of Siem Reap town.

Decompressing here is delicious…a personal plunge pool awaits just beyond the front steps of your private accommodation – a wooden villa raised on stilts inspired by authentic village constructions of the region. Inside the beauty and luxury lies in the simplicity…cool greys washed over reclaimed wood and distressed furniture, jute rugs, minimal appointments set in a large, spacious cottage that you are reluctant to leave even as the greatest temples in the world are calling you beyond.

We learned that local craftsmen and women are employed to create the woodwork, the baskets, the simple yet beautiful decor of this property. We loved this aspect of what became clear was a total eco-oriented project here – the marvelous Phum Baitang.

The restaurant offers very good high quality food. We tried breakfast/lunch/dinner. All was very very good.

Congratulations to the management for their staff. All of them are amazing. From gardener, driver, reception, waiter,…a big compliment!

I can recommend this resort for all people who enjoy a calm staying in natural, luxury, and eco hotel.

A luxury resort sprawling over acres of padi and lemongrass fields – a real taste of serenity in an eco environment. The staff are so attentive and helpful, the villas are immaculate and the infinity pool is the perfect place to relax.

Eco Friendly Hotels Cambodia
Eco Friendly Hotels Cambodia

How much does a room costs at Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang ?

Prices start 320$/night for Terrace Villa. The Pool Villa is 405$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This villa boasts a private swimming pool, a satellite flat-screen TV and air conditioning.

Where to book online – Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang – Eco Friendly Hotels Cambodia you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Cambodia during Bon Om Touk which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cambodia on or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.