Our gift to you | The Baby Elephant Mixtape
Cambodian Music from the Golden Era and More on the First Ever Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel Music Mix.
Cambodian music and more: Our guests often tell us how much they enjoy our poolside playlist, which features Cambodian music and many more smooth tunes from around the globe. What a lot of people don’t know is that hotel co-founder Adam Scott has been a DJ and musician for more than 20 years. Adam takes great pride in having brought together some of the sultriest tunes for you to listen to while relaxing at Baby Elephant.
Cambodian Music | Sinn Sisamouth and more on the new Baby Elephant Mixtape
From yacht rock to French pop and African jazz to Cambodian golden age, we’ve made sure to curate a mix of music that should impress even the most discerning music fan. So we hope you enjoy this gift to you – our first ever Baby Elephant mix, the first in a regular series.
We love to expose our guests to sounds from around the world. If you have any questions about the tunes you’re listening to feel free to stop Adam for a drink and he’ll fill you in on why we’re doing things the way we are!
Click here to download the mix.
The following artists feature on our first Baby Elephant mix:
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Gong XI Fa Cai and Happy Lunar New Year!
The Lunar New Year festival is here! Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel and the rest of Siem Reap have joined the celebrations. This year’s Lunar New Year festivities take place in mid-February, with the new year itself beginning today. As we step into the year of the dog, why not try some of Baby Elephant’s amazing Chinese-Khmer dishes, like our succulent honey-glazed pork ribs with sauteed bok choy and rice, or our tofu and vegetable stirfry with mushroom sauce. You can check out our whole menu here.
We’re elated to announce that Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel – Siem Reap’s leading ethical independent boutique hotel – has been ranked the ninth best bargain hotel in the world in the TripAdvisor 2018 Travellers’ Choice Awards, as based on the reviews of our many loyal guests and TripAdvisor users across the globe. Baby Elephant also ranked in first position as Cambodia’s best bargain hotel, and as the second best bargain hotel in the whole of Asia.
Our huge thanks go to our fabulous guests, our talented and hard-working team, and all our other friends and supporters near and far, for your help in making Baby Elephant the ethically run, independent oasis it is today. Of course, while we’re over the moon to be recognised for the excellent value we offer visitors to Siem Reap, in truth we offer so much more than just a bargain – if you’re thinking of staying with us some time soon, take a look at our blog for all the details of our recent accolades as well as everything else you can enjoy when you check in for a rejuvenating holiday at Baby Elephant.
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February is for dreamy lunar-themed cocktails
This month we’ve got not one, not two, but three fabulously special cocktail concoctions. We introduced them a little early for the very special occasion of the extra-big super moon, blue moon and total lunar eclipse that we witnessed here in Siem Reap in late January.
Pop by – whether to our gorgeously funky lobby lounge bar, the serene oasis of our tropical garden escape, or our ultimate chillax-worthy poolside bar – to try one of our limited-edition recipes…or heck, why not just go the whole hog and try all three!?
Take your pick from The Blue Moon, combining blue curacao, butterfly-pea-flower-infused Beefeater gin, orange and cinnamon syrup, lime, bitters, and tonic; The Mood Ring (which got its first outing last year at the similarly lunar-themed Full Moon Apothecary edition of our Siem Reap Gin Appreciation Society popup), a mix of butterfly-pea-flower-infused Beefeater gin, rose syrup, and lime; or the go-hard-or-go-home Il Giallo Rosso (aka Red Horror) that blends Campari, gold tequila, dragonfruit syrup, and lime. They are all $4 and, as always, they are all two-for-one during happy hour from 5pm to 7pm each and every day!
Power bowls to turbo-charge your next yoga class
Join our inspirational yoga teacher Lauren for another incredible class on Tuesday night, and afterwards for the launch of our new vegan power bowls!
These delicious, nourishing bowls showcase the incredible hard work our team have put in to understanding the needs of travellers who are health-conscious, ethical eaters or living with allergies.
The Banh Mi bowl is popping with flavour, and features our house-made lemongrass dressing, crispy tofu, red cabbage and papaya pickles, mixed salad and red rice.
The Mexican bowl’s spiced rice with beans, fresh tomato salsa, marinated tofu and salad are accompanied by comforting avocado and a creamy Tabasco sauce.
We will be adding to the power bowl menu, so stay tuned for even more delicious options! Best way to top off your nourishing visit to Baby Elephant? With a massage in our Lemongrass Garden Spa!
Ear Candy: Groove to the Baby Elephant mix tape
We know how much our regular guests and friends love listening to the eclectic mix of tunes we spin out poolside and throughout our tropical retro-chic lobby lounge bar and garden oasis. So we’ve taken the time to put together a mix for you to listen to at home!
Download the latest Baby Elephant mix today, and think of us and our little tropical temple-town oasis as you enjoy our gift to you!
About Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel – sustainable, ethical, creative
TripAdvisor’s best bargain hotel in Cambodia. Enjoy all the facilities and services of an international hotel when you stay with us in Siem Reap.
Baby Elephant is an inclusive, family-friendly and LGBT-welcoming property offering a dynamic, creative and nourishing space for guests. The hotel’s sustainable and ethical model is focused on providing opportunities for our team of Cambodian staff, while creating rewarding and memorable experiences for you – our valued guests. Read more here.
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SIEM REAP’S BABY ELEPHANT BOUTIQUE HOTEL NAMED WORLD’S NINTH BEST BARGAIN HOTEL IN TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLERS’ CHOICE AWARDS
Baby Elephant also named second best bargain hotel in Asia, and best in Cambodia
Siem Reap’s independent Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel has been recognised as the world’s ninth best bargain hotel in TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travellers’ Choice awards, based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected each year from TripAdvisor travellers worldwide.
Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel, which operates as a social enterprise, also ranked as Asia’s #2 bargain hotel in Asia, and the best in Cambodia. Yet Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel – within striking distance of Cambodia’s renowned Angkor Wat temple complex – offers so much more than just a bargain: this stylish, LGBT-friendly, and ethically and sustainably run property has so much to make it unique.
An intimate three-star property with the exceptional service and facilities of a four-star international hotel, Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel offers a range of excellent-value accommodation to suit couples, families, solo travellers, and large groups. Facilities and amenities include an incredible restaurant and bar with a 50% vegan offering, a gorgeous saltwater pool, an in-house spa, yoga, wellness and cooking classes, and an artists-in-residence programme.
“We are extremely proud to receive this award, and thank our valued guests for their support. We are especially indebted to Baby Elephant’s exceptionally talented team of Cambodian hospitality professionals for their hard work”, said Managing Partner and Marketing Director Ilana Tulloch. “Together we are looking forward to continuing to innovate in areas of service, food, cocktails, design and more in 2018.”
Hotel owners Ilana Tulloch and Adam Scott opened Baby Elephant in 2015, moving from careers in media, hospitality and music in Australia and Indonesia. Their community commitment at Baby Elephant is an extension of their previous projects and passions.
The hotel’s sustainability efforts have seen it create full-time ethical employment for 25 disadvantaged Cambodians in the local community since launching in 2015, and countless more contract positions, benefiting many micro-businesses. The team’s other initiatives include installing street lighting in the hotel’s neighbourhood, and conducting regular ‘Go Green Baby Elephant’ street clean-up days.
Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel has consistently ranked highly in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, including being rated the third best property of its kind in Cambodia for a number of years.
For press enquiries, please contact:
Ilana Tulloch, Managing Partner & Marketing Director
Telephone: +855 7776 9126
About Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel
With a passion for modern Cambodia, Baby Elephant is a vibrant independent boutique hotel located in a peaceful area of Siem Reap, only a short tuk-tuk ride or leisurely stroll away from the famous Pub Street and Night Market. Baby Elephant has 25 air-conditioned rooms, all tastefully designed and decorated, and featuring comfortable beds with high-quality linen. With the facilities and services of an international hotel, Baby Elephant offers peace of mind with 24-hour reception and night security.
Offering yoga, cooking classes, an extensive food and beverage selection and now a Lemongrass Garden Spa onsite, Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel is an excellent choice for wellness travellers, vacationers, and their families. Baby Elephant has worked with artists such as Ranon Phal, Geoff Greenwood and Tamara Venn on branding, photography, and art projects, which reflect the hotel’s commitment to locally produced art.
International Christmas BBQ – All You Can Eat
Date: Sunday 24 December, 2017
Time: 6 PM – 9 PM
Price: Adults – $15.00 plus VAT 10% – per person // Kids – $6.00 plus VAT 10% – per child
(includes welcome drink)
Location: Poolside at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel
RSVP: Please let us know ASAP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or messaging us on our Facebook page.
🌿 Vegan Friendly 🌿
The annual Baby Elephant Christmas barbecue is back! And it’s better than ever. We are thrilled to invite you to join us as we celebrate the festive season with an all-you-can-eat poolside barbecue on Sunday 24 December, 2017! This event is open to all our valued guests and friends.
Chef Hoyha will present a beautiful, healthy and delicious barbecue with lots of Christmas trimmings, salads, house-made condiments and other delicious extras.
Drink specials will be available on the night. Please RSVP to email@example.com or message us via our Facebook page!
All guests and friends welcome!
Barbecue, roast vegetables, salad bar, cold meats, vegan sausages, house-made condiments, breads and baguettes, Christmas desserts and more!
Grilled prawns, glazed chicken wings
Christmas veggie skewers, glazed tofu skewers
Roast pumpkin, roast carrots, roast potato, roast sweet potato
Mixed garden salad, Potato salad (vegan), Mediterranean pasta salad, Braised red cabbage & apple (traditional German Christmas dish)
AND MUCH MORE 🎉🎄