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Alila Koh Russey

Natural beauty and striking architecture

Alila means 'surprise' in Sanskrit and it's this element of joy and innovation which sets Alila hotels and resorts apart. Alila Koh Russey is the newest luxurious haven in the Koh Rong archipelago in southern Cambodia, with stunning coastlines, white powder sand beaches and crystal clear waters.

The architecture is cutting edge, the facilities are plenty and the staff welcome you as if you were coming home. It is also exceptionally environmentally conscious too, ensuring a guilt-free luxury stay.

There are just 63 rooms, so your stay will feel like you are in your own private villa with all the facilities of a luxury beach resort. Many rooms have their own private pool and deck or garden area and sliding glass doors connect the bedrooms with the outdoor spaces to make the most of the views throughout.

There are two specialty restaurants: Horizon – serving à la carte breakfast and dinners with an emphasis on French and French fusion fare – and the Beach Shack a place to kick back and enjoy Khmer cuisine, seafood and light dishes.

Those looking for wellness and rejuvenation will love the beachfront Spa Alila, offering classic Spa Alila holistic treatments that nurture mind, body and soul.

The resort is very accessible, just 20 minutes from the airport to the resort by private car and boat transfer.

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Hotel Category
Location Type
Away from it all
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Tripadvisor rating 159 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • Pool villas
  • Sustainable eco-resort
  • Small and friendly
  • Striking architecture

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 63 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style
  • Boutique
  • Hidden gem

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Alila Koh Russey

  • Away from it all
  • approx. 50 minutes from Sihanoukville Airport by road and boat
159 Reviews % of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 101
  • Very Good 34
  • Average 13
  • Poor 7
  • Terrible 4

What to Expect

  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Jan 16, 2020

Hidden gem in Cambodia


We stayed in an oceanfront villa, and when arriving all the staff were so welcoming. Everything about this resort will blow your mind. Room: private, modern smart hotel controls,spacious toilet, the utmost comfortable bed / pillows & full amenities for your every need. Every single small detail that you need is provided Food: We perfectly love the fact that the breakfast buffet spread is kept to a minimal & any other breakfast meal is ordered via ala-carte. As for lunch & dinner, all the items that we tried on the menu were just super delicious and delectably pleasingly served. Gym & Yoga studio: considered quite small but doable. They also offered daily yoga class as well as a private one. I highly recommend this resort if you need to relax and be pampered because you sure will. Thank you all again for this memorable bubble of happiness!
Jan 16, 2020

Great Stay

I just came back from spending 4 nights in this fantastic resort with a great clean long beach, love the fact that I could do my morning jog by the beach when my wife enjoy her complimentary morning yoga class. Breakfast was amazing. Staff were kind and genuine. Beach Shack is charming, there was BBQ night in one of our evening there, food was great. Our suite was set up to the attention to details but we didn’t spent a lot of time in there. There are kayak, paddle board, plus snorkeling if you were getting bored. Wonderful island experience!
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Spa Alila

There are five double treatments rooms, with charming local therapists who administer delightful, remedial massages and scrubs. Indulge from head to toe in an extensive menu of treatments using all- natural spa products created from indigenous herbs and spices – plus, of course, the ubiquitous aloe vera.

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Enjoy a wide array of complimentary non-motorised water sports including windsurfing, sailing, kayaking and snorkelling.

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Fitness and wellbeing

Complimentary yoga classes are available, as is a 24 hour gym

Alila Koh Russey Swimming Pool


Alila Villas Koh Russey is strongly committed to social, cultural and environmental responsibilities, which are regarded as essential for a sustainable business. In all activities, they aim to respect and preserve the way of life and traditions of local communities and endeavor to minimize our impact on the environment by adhering to a policy of environmental sustainability.

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Room Types

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Pavilion Rooms

Pavilion rooms are available with views of the garden or the ocean Each of the spacious rooms comes with high ceilings and large bay windows to accentuate the tropical ambience, a large outdoor terrace, and luxury bathrooms with rain showers, baths, dual vanity units come as standard.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Towels included
  • TV
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Pool Villas

Pool Villas are available with one, two or four bedrooms, and all have stunning views of the beach.  The open-plan indoor-outdoor space features separate indoor living and dining areas overlooking a private pool and garden, a large lanai with sofa and dining table for two. An idyllic island retreat styled like a luxurious private home.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
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Food & Drink

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Horizon is the hotels main restaurant with open sides and views of the pool and beach. Enjoy a sumptuous à la carte breakfast and romantic dinners with an emphasis French-fusion dishes. Khmer cuisine is proudly on show throughout their seasonal fine dining menu too, so anyone looking for a taste of local Cambodian gastronomy will certainly not be disappointed.

Alila Koh Russey Dining Beach Shack

Beach Shack

The Beach Shack is the casual all day dining experience at the Alila. It is located right on the beach and offers something for all palates including authentic Khmer dishes and Western comfort food with a Caribbean twist.

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Beach Picnic

For a special occasion – or just because you can, an intimate, private beach picnic can be arranged for you on the beach away from the resort.

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Special Offers

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Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon couple receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and canapes in room on arrival.

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Special offer

Save up to 30% on accommodation

Save up to 30% on accommodation 

Valid for stays 15 January - 31 October 2020

Blackout dates apply

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020
Offer ends in 285 days
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Special offer

Long stay offer

Stay a minimum of four nights to receive one complimentary 60 minute Signature Spa Alila Treatment for two people per stay

Stay a minimum of seven nights to receive one complimentary 60 minute Signature Spa Alila Treatment for two people per stay, plus one three course dinner for two people per stay including one soft drink, beer or glass of wine per person. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020
Offer ends in 285 days

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