We spent 3 nights at the Shinta Mani at the end of October 2013 and absolutely loved it. The hotel has a very cool boutique vibe- lots of great art and modern styling. They also help the locals by providing free room to students while they are attending certain programs, which is pretty amazing.
The rooms are a good size, we had one on the main floor which was cool because it had it's own private courtyard entrance. The beds are really comfortable and there was plenty of hot water and really good air-conditioning -- something some of us take for granted until we go to places like Cambodia where it's 100 degrees every day and night.
Breakfast was included each morning and the selections were good. Our favorite part was the swing tables in the front - we sat there every morning. Also you are only a 5 minute walk from the hustle and bustle of the markets in town.
The staff were all very friendly and polite. While it's true that some of them don't speak very good English, it's absurd to assume that in a country like Cambodia, where people are quite poor, that hotel staff would be proficient in English. We didn't find this to be a problem at all.
I would come back to this hotel in a heartbeat - loved it.
One piece of advice if travelling to Cambodia: Don't bother exchanging money. Everything is priced in American dollars. Bring lots of small bills and you'll be set.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shinta Mani Siem Reap is an upscale boutique property in the French Quarter of Siem Reap town. It boasts 39 contemporary designed rooms and public spaces in a European style with Khmer inspiriration. This exceptional hotel enjoys a tranquil and leafy setting just a 15 minute tuktuk ride from the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat.Shinta Mani, with a culture of Open Doors, Open Hearts, reflects its commitment to responsible tourism. The staff hope that during your visit you will open your heart to the beauty of the Kingdom of Cambodia, its gentle people and its fascinating culture. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shinta Mani Siem Reap