This is not a big-name, huge hotel located on acres and acres of land. This luxury boutique hotel is urban and sophisticated, with a design and service focus. If you like the colonial, old world style, you are not going to like this hotel. If you appreciate modern aesthetics and want to be closer to the action, then this is the place to be.
The rooms are amazing with comfortable, large beds with high thread count sheets. The bathrooms are spacious with huge showers. There is a flat-panel TV and an iPod/iphone 4 dock but we hardly used them since there was reliable wi-fi throughout the property. The pool, albeit small, is PERFECT - the water temperature is perfect, no chlorine small, and long enough to do laps. There are only a few dozen rooms in this hotel and so the pool is never crowded - very civilized and relaxing.
Breakfast was amazing with both western and Cambodian foods - the Cambodian rice porridge/soup is delicious. They also offer a la carte Western breakfast to satisfy your waffle/bacon/pancake fix.
But what really puts this hotel over the top is the amazing staff. I have stayed in plenty of 5* hotels around the world, and I must say that the staff at Shinta Mani really are the best at anticipating your every need and bending backwards to make sure that everything is just perfect. And it's all done with a smile and sincere concern - how do they teach this? It's truly incredible.
Angkor Wat is beautiful, but the staff at Shinta Mani really made our Cambodia trip truly memorable.
- 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