Shinta Mani Angkor
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Shinta Mani Angkor (formerly Club) is arguably Siem Reap's most contemporary boutique hotel. With just 39 rooms and a 15-minute drive from Angkor Wat, it's a fantastic option for those wanting a super slick and stylish boutique hotel in a great location.
At a Glance
A contemporary boutique hotel with bags of style and charm
The property sits in a fantastic location, just 10-15 minutes from the airport and the magnificent Angkor Wat
There's a wonderful pool and soothing spa, perfect if you want to unwind after a tour of the temples
The hotel has an impressive foundation, so your stay really benefits the local community. You can find out more about it and how you can help it when you are there too
Shinta Mani Angkor (formerly known as Shinta Mani Club) is a sleek and chic boutique hotel located in the old quarter of Siem Reap, just a moment's walk or cycle from the night market, shops and restaurants. Designed by interior designer, Bill Bensley, with a palette of grey, black and white, it feels chic and modern. The contemporary features contrast beautifully with some of the dramatic architecture inspired by the surrounding temples of Angkor.
With just 39 rooms in total the property feels intimate, yet there is a good range of facilities with a soothing spa and a cool pool located within a gorgeous tropical courtyard.
Dining is a real treat here; Kroya, which means 'food' in Khmer boasts incredible fusion cuisine, we really recommend the traditional fish amok or the innovative seven course Khmer tasting menu. There's also the laid back Bensley's Bar, perfect for a pre or post dinner drink, and a poolside bar to boot. In town, Shinta Mani owns AHA, a restaurant serving wonderful tapas options for lunch and dinner. This is just a few minutes away.
We love that by staying in Shinta Mani Angkor, or their sister property, Shinta Mani Shack (formerly Shinta Mani Resort) you support a wide range of responsible tourism initiatives and outreach programs for disadvantaged children.
The 39-rooms are made up of four different types; Superior, Superior Pool Side, Deluxe and Deluxe Living. The Superior Rooms are wonderfully contemporary with modern art, large comfortable beds and modern bathrooms. A step up are The Deluxe Rooms that are in the new wing; the second floor rooms have views of the pool and the internal garden, whereas the ground floor rooms look onto the leafy gardens. These boast beautiful terrazzo bathrooms, iPod docs and are again adorned with wonderful contemporary art. The largest of all are the Deluxe Living, these are much bigger and can accommodate an extra bed, so are ideal for families or couples wanting more space.
Children and families are most welcome at Shinta Mani Angkor, with the Deluxe Living room offering a good amount of space for extra beds. However, there are no specific facilities for children and therefore it is arguably suited to older children and teenagers.
There's a soothing spa, two bars, a restaurant and a refreshing pool.
Location & Directions
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Located just 15 minutes from Siem Reap Airport in Cambodia, and just 15 minutes from the temples of Angkor Wat. It's also just moments from the center of Siem Reap.
When to go
Cambodia is hot all year round and the best time to visit is during the dry season, which runs from November to April. It starts to get wetter in May and the wettest months are September and October. It is still possible to visit during this time as rain usually falls as short sharp storms. November is a fantastic month to visit Cambodia as it is very green after the rainy season and the lakes and rivers are full of water.