You really can't go wrong. It's well under half the price of the Raffles and much less of a scene than the Hotel de la Paix (same owners as the Shinta Mani though, strangely enough). The reviews have already said it, but it's got a lovely little spa and the restaurant was a nice surprise. Breakfasts are great, and the coffee is fantastic. We did have lunch there one day -- green papaya salad is yumminess on a plate.
Provided you remind yourself about the service to the community that the hotel is trying to provide (read: do not expect a 5-star experience), I can't imagine a better place to spend a few days in Siem Reap.
Location is great. Walkable to the gardens (drinks at the Raffles), walkable to the FCC (drinks on the terrace) and the cute galleries there, and of course walkable into town.
Sidenote: we also had a great lunch at a place called Butterfly across the river. Had the whole garden to ourselves, quite a nice atmosphere and would recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shinta Mani Angkor 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 inspiration. This exceptional hotel enjoys a tranquil and leafy setting just a 15 minute tuktuk ride from the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat. Shinta Mani Angkor, 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