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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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Away from it all
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Tripadvisor rating 198 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
198 Reviews % of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 128
  • Very Good 42
  • Average 17
  • Poor 6
  • Terrible 5

What to Expect

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


Mar 17, 2020

A stay to remember

Zurich, Switzerland

We loved our stay at the Alila from A to Z. The location is spectacular, with a beautiful private beach and nothing to disturb your view (as it is the island furthest away from the mainland). The architecture of the hotel (as we are used to from the Alilas we have been before) is super and rooms are spacious, mostly with a nice view. It's still observable that staff needs some more training to live up to Western standards for a 5 star hotel (often its a language issue) but they make it more than up with their kindness and sweet attitude and its easy to see that they try really hard - plus most staff is local which we liked a lot! Food is great (especially dinner, set menues available which are outstanding!), the massage was superb, and given the quality of everything the pricing is fine. Overall this is the perfect hotel to end a trip to Cambodia, if you are looking for some quiet days at the beach in a spectacular setting before going back home. We stayed 3 nights which was perfect, but if you participate in some day trips/activities you can easily extend without getting bored. Big compliment to the staff/management, this is an extraordinary hotel!
Mar 15, 2020

Wonderful staff

Somerset, United Kingdom

This hotel is a wonderful private secluded hotel on a small private island. Lovely sandy beach with warm blue sea. My wife and I stayed fit 5 nights. Unfortunately my wife was seriously ill and so we didn’t get to enjoy our time there together. How ever the doctor was fantastic. Rest assured if you happen to be unwell here there is nothing to worry about. We couldn’t have asked for a better doctor or anything more. The doctor came out to see my wife several times and spent a long time with her giving her medication etc. No language barriers what so ever. The care we received was better than back in England. The doctor is 5*. Sorry I don’t know your name but you are definitely a credit to the hotel. If it wasn’t for you are stay here would have been totally ruined. Anyway back to the hotel. Due to being in an island the prices are a little higher than other 5* hotels on the mainland so be prepared for this. The food is excellent. Unfortunately due to my wife not being well there wasn’t much for me to do. When I was there I went body boarding as the waves were ok. I went canoeing. They did have one sailing boat but the rudder was broken so whole time and so I couldn’t use that. They have a small snorkelling area away from the beach which is a shame but they can’t help where the fish go. Several hand size fish with some large schools of fish. The coral unfortunately has been sun bleached. The biggest problem for those snorkelling is getting in due to the rocks and lots of sea urchins. If the sea is calm enough which it was on the day we were leaving there is the option for paddle boarding. There is a wonderful infinity pool but I never went in. They have two restaurants one on the beach and a posher one as part of the main buildings. If my wife was well I think I really would have enjoyed my time there a lot more. The rooms are very nice. What was nice the rooms are only two stories high. They are 5*. You don’t feel you are living on top of every one. Other members of staff which made our stay were - Hourt Sapheap (waitress) always made our meals times more enjoyable. A lovely young girl with a smile to match. A wonderful sense of humour. Thank you. Teody (reception) - always happy and willing to make conversation. Showed a genuine concern for my wife’s welfare. Thank you. Chris (reception) - was excellent. His English was better than mine. If I needed anything he was always willing to sort it out. There wasn’t anything that was too difficult for him. He sorted the doctor out for my wife, meals sent to the room etc. Chris you were a star. Thank you. I think this hotel is missing a trick by not going all inclusive. If it was I would definitely be going back. Could do with a couple more sailing boats. The big down side was the amount of rubbish washed up on the beach. Not from the hotel but from other boats I presume. The hotel could do more to clear the rubbish.
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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 210 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 210 days
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Special offer

Save up to 20% on accommodation

Book by 10 April 2020 to save up to 20% on accommodation

Valid for stays 12 - 18 April 2020

Also save 15% off food and beverage and Alila Spa during this period

Sunday, April 12, 2020 to Saturday, April 18, 2020
Offer ends in 6 days

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