Our Gift to You | Our First Mix Tape Feat. Cambodian Music

Our Gift to You | Our First Mix Tape Feat. Cambodian Music

Cambodian music and more on the Baby Elephant mixtape

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

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:

Jane Birkin
Sinn Sisamouth
Steve Monite

All-New Children’s Meals Land at Baby Elephant

All-New Children’s Meals Land at Baby Elephant

All-new kids' meals at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia

We love having families stay with us at Baby Elephant, and we go out of our way to make sure our tropical oasis of a hotel is a safe, fun and nourishing space for our younger guests. From pool toys and board games to special kids’ massages in our spa – not to mention a team of staff that loves children and are all ChildSafe certified – we’ve got all the bases covered when it comes to making sure the whole family can have an enjoyable, relaxing holiday in Siem Reap. And Baby Elephant just became an even better getaway destination with the kids, thanks to the launch of our new dedicated range of nutritious, affordable children’s meals at our trailblazing tropical restaurant and bar.

Children dining at the Baby Elephant in-house restaurant can choose from five bento-style options, each accompanied by a fresh juice. With everything from barbecue chicken wings to fried rice, these miniature meals all come with sides such as mashed potato or spring rolls, batons of fresh vegetable crudités, and fresh tropical fruit chunks. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available.

What’s more, our brand new children’s meals are available with a special introductory deal of 50% off from Monday 09 to Monday 30 April inclusive!

Baby Elephant is set on a quiet local lane, and the property’s spacious grounds include a safe, secluded garden that’s perfect for children to play in while parents have total peace of mind. The hotel’s team of enthusiastic and caring Cambodian staff love children, and are happy to help entertain little ones while their parents take a break by the hotel’s beautiful saltwater swimming pool. In addition, the whole team is trained in child safety and protection and is ChildSafe-certified, important in a country like Cambodia where child exploitation remains a real local issue.

The hotel’s wide array of other family-friendly services include:

Siem Reap already makes a fantastic destination for families to visit with children. Aside from the world-famous Angkor Wat temples, family-friendly attractions and activities include horse-riding at The Happy Ranch, the Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre, the Angkor Centre for the Conservation of Biodiversity, and rock-climbing at Krorma Yamato.

Press Release – Baby Elephant World’s Ninth Best Bargain Hotel on TripAdvisor

Press Release – Baby Elephant World’s Ninth Best Bargain Hotel on TripAdvisor

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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
E-mail: ilana@babyelephant.asia

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.

Annual Christmas barbecue

Annual Christmas barbecue

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 ilana@babyelephant.asia 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 ilana@babyelephant.asia 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
Sweet corn


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)


Here’s why to book direct with us for your stay in Siem Reap

Here’s why to book direct with us for your stay in Siem Reap

The lobby and gardens at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia - photo by Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel

We know that, when you’re booking your Siem Reap hotel stay, you’re blasted with countless offers from online travel agencies and booking agencies. So even if you’ve already decided to stay with us at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel (and who could blame you!) – whether that’s for our beautiful saltwater pool, our affordable luxury accommodations, our delicious selection of local and international food and drink, French wines, and innovative cocktails, our trendy tropical interiors, in-house spa, artists-in-residence, rooftop yoga classes, or simply our independent, ethical social enterprise business model (phew – there’s a lot to like about us!) – it’s far from certain that you’ll book direct with us rather than somewhere else. And so we don’t take it for granted that you’ll book direct – but we certainly hope you will, and here’s why.

Get our best-rate guarantee

We guarantee that if you book direct with us for your Siem Reap hotel stay, you’ll get the best possible rate available anywhere. And we back that up with our best-rate guarantee, so that if you find a better rate elsewhere we’ll match it – no strings attached. Click here to read more about our best-rate guarantee.

Enjoy regular promotions

We run regular promotions throughout the year, offering a range of discounts and special offers on our best accommodation options and stay packages at our boutique Siem Reap hotel. But you won’t find these Siem Reap hotel deals with the online booking sites – we reserve them for our most valued customers who book direct. For the latest updates on all our special offers, make sure you sign up for our regular e-mail newsletter, too. 

Special perks for direct bookers

Some of our most special rooms come with extra perks. For example, stay in one of our rooftop Premier Double rooms – with unmatched seclusion and privacy, since there are just two of these rooms on our top floor, plus access to a balcony with incredible 180-degree views across Siem Reap – and you’ll have a free bottle of wine waiting for you on arrival, plus a fruit platter, a French press, and freshly ground artisan coffee to take your stay with us to a whole new level. What’s more, when availability permits, we like to handsomely reward customers who book directly with the likes of free upgrades, early check-ins and late check-outs, and extra surprises for special occasions to make your stay even more memorable.

Pay at the end of your stay

If you book your Siem Reap hotel room with an online travel agency or other booking site, depending on the rate you choose you may need to pay for your accommodation upfront. That’s not the case when you book direct with us – no matter how great a deal you’ve bagged in one of our frequent hotel room promotions, you can always pay right at the end of your stay when you check out.

We’ll collect your credit or debit card details at the time you make your booking online with us, just in case you don’t show up (it happens!), but we won’t otherwise charge your card prior to your stay. Nor do you need to pay a deposit when you check in – we’ll just introduce you to the hotel, show you to your room, and let you get on with enjoying your holiday in Siem Reap! When it’s time to leave (even though we wish you didn’t have to!), you can settle your bill in cash or by card – simple as that.

Your booking is secure

There’s no need to worry that your booking or payment details will be less secure with us than they would be with an online booking site. We use a third-party booking engine that employs security technology to ensure your personal information is protected throughout the whole process, so you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands. 

Help us create ethical jobs

Baby Elephant is a social enterprise in Siem Reap, and a huge part of what we do is creating sustainable, ethical jobs for locals. Every booking made through an online travel agent costs us in commission – on the flip side, every direct booking saves us money and enables us to pay our staff more, employ more local Cambodians, and even offer our loyal direct-booking customers better Siem Reap hotel rates. Thank you for booking direct and helping us achieve more.

To book your Siem Reap boutique hotel stay direct with us at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel, just click here.

Introducing our artists in residence at Baby Elephant

Introducing our artists in residence at Baby Elephant

We are thrilled to welcome two new artists in residence – In My Name Silver and Tamara Venn – at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel, adding to the creative dynamic and nourishing environment for guests at our Siem Reap hotel. Together with the arrival of these artists, we are thrilled to have expanded our exhibition and art space to include a business centre for guests, complete with printing and co-working facilities.

Excellent Deals Direct

Planning to stay with us at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel? The secret when booking is to book direct! Book your stay at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel direct on our website and enjoy:

  • The best deals on tours and transport
  • Savings on extra services
  • The best prices on room rates

We look forward to seeing you soon! Or kun cheran.


In My Name Silver studio and workshop artist in residence at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia

In My Name Silver

Silversmith Claire McKenzie and her apprentice Srey Neap are together In My Name Silver. They have now settled in as our first artists in residence. In My Name Silver is running two-hour silversmithing workshops at Baby Elephant – in which you can learn to make your very own sterling silver band ring.

Claire and Srey Neap also take commissions for silver jewellery lovingly handmade and designed from a specially chosen range of Khmer words – the perfect memento to remind you of your time in Cambodia, or as a gift for a loved one.

Discover more about In My Name Silver here.

Tamara Venn Art artist in residence at Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Tamara Venn

Illustrator and painter Tamara hails from London, and our new artists-in-residence programme brings her studio right home here to Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel. Tamara is responsible for the beautiful wall mural that brightens up our stunning tropical garden restaurant, as well as countless other artistic additions to the hotel’s fun and lively ambience.

As well as working on new pieces in her studio at Baby Elephant, Tamara will have prints of her various work available for sale on-site.

See more of Tamara’s fabulous work on her web site.

Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Where to stay in Siem Reap

Looking for a Siem Reap hotel from which to explore the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants that Siem Reap has to offer, while also being within easy reach of the famous Angkor Wat temples? Baby Elephant Boutique Hotel is waiting for you – click here to take a look at our relaxing rooms, all with free breakfast (including vegan options, of course!) and use of our gorgeous swimming pool.

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