I can't emphasise how great this hotel is, particularly for it's price. The staff were unbelievably welcoming and friendly. The design and appointment of the place was perfect. The hotel was well located (10 minutes from the temples and pretty much in the centre of town).
We ate at the restaurant a couple of nights and again the service was outstanding, the wine good and the food excellent. Three courses + wine would come in at around $100 which in Australia would have broken the $300 mark. The same restaurant offered breakfast and as an Eggs Benedict lover was delighted to learn I could order this specialty every day and it was included in the room price, also included espresso coffee. Espresso coffee generally isn't done well in Asia but this wasn't the case at the Shinta Mani.
There was a lot of attention to detail, fresh flowers every day, fruit platter stocked by housekeepers, cookies left after the turndown service. The smell of the oil burners (minty?) was soothing, too.
I spent a relaxing day in the spa , where the staff, again, were very professional and friendly. I highly recommend getting a massage there.
If there was one complaint/minor issue I had, it was that neither of the pools there (you can also use the facilities of the resort across the road) were particularly cool, which meant they didn't offer a huge amount of relief from the heat and when we visited it was very hot in Siem Reap. I suppose there isn't much that can be done to remedy this but nonetheless.
Hats off to the management/owners in doing a superb job.
- 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