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
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.
Try their new restaurant in town popular with locals - the only steak house in Siem Reap!
Try their new restaurant in town popular with locals - the only steak house in Siem Reap!
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.
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.
Shinta Mani is quite a new hotel with incredibly helpful and thoughtful staff. The rooms are centred around the main pool area which can be a bit noisy in the evenings from people coming back from town. Breakfast is fantastic!
Exclusive to Scott Dunn and ideal for the whole family, this unique experience takes you through Angkor Thom on an adventurous photo scavenger hunt. You'll have 11 different clues peppered across the ancient temples. Success will be awarded at the end!
Experience the majesty of Angkor Wat with a short sunrise tour, the best time to visit this ancient monument and one of Southeast Asia's most important archaeological sites.
Spend a day with a specialist guide, Mr Khin Po Thai, one of the leading Cambodian experts on these mysterious ruins.
With your expert guide, explore the up and coming galleries and boutiques that pepper the streets of contemporary Siem Reap.
One of our favourite experiences in Siem Reap that gets you out to the Cambodian countryside to Beng Mealea, a sprawling jungle temple. Enjoy a delicious lunch before heading on to Banteay Srei temple which is made from beautiful red sand-stone.
A wonderful full-day tour that takes you out to the Cambodian countryside to Beng Mealea, a sprawling jungle temple. Enjoy a delicious lunch before heading on to Banteay Srei temple, a beautiful a mysterious red sand-stone temple.
Get a far more in-depth insight into Angkor with the German Apsara Conservation Project in this half-day tour, learning all about the extensive conservation work that takes place daily to restore and maintain the world's most magnificent jungle temples.
Home to colourful floating villages and luminous mangroves, Tonlé Sap is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and is just 45 minutes from Siem Reap. Spend time cruising the lake onboard a simple local boat, a perfect way to explore.
After an early morning's temple exploration, take a light breakfast overlooking the ancient royal baths of Srah Srang. Fresh croissants and pastries, fresh seasonal tropical fruits, local juices, Illy Coffee and TWG Tea will be laid out.
Despite having a relatively stable economy that has emerged from a turbulent past, Cambodia remains a very poor country. This is an opportunity to see examples of charity work that aims to help some of the county's most vulnerable people.
Explore beyond the temples of Angkor and head into rural Cambodia outside of Siem Reap. Travel by tuk-tuk with self-taught photographer, Mr Kimleng, who will lead the way into luminous paddy fields and exuberant rural villages.
From local villages to monk blessings and from ox-cart rides to fine dining in a paddy field, this is a truly exquisite experience that's perfect for families and couples. It's ideal for those who want to see more of Cambodia than just temples.
This is one of our favourite half-day experiences from Siem Reap; with specialist guides you'll avoid the crowds and head off by foot into the jungle temples before anyone else.
Explore the local culinary scene of Siem Reap on the back seat of an Italian Vespa in this lively and exciting evening experience.
Visit some of Angkor's hidden temples on this afternoon hike through Angkor Archaeological Park. Starting at Angkor Thom follow the walls to pass through Angkor Krau. Through paddy fields you will end at Prasat Banteay Thom where sunset drinks await.
Enjoy Tonle Sap by kayak instead of boat to give you a more interactive and exciting view of this incredible reservoir. This experience is ideal for active families and couples!
Experience Siem Reap's gourmet highlights in one evening - enjoy 5 different course in 5 different locations. The dining options in Siem Reap are superb and this is a great way to experience them. You will have your own tuk-tuk driver for the evening.
Top of Siem Reap's to do list is the amazing and moving Phare, Cambodian Circus. Watch these talented young performers in a breathtakingly entertaining and original show. This hour-long show has a variety of performances to enjoy.
This extraordinary once in a life time experience grants you a private dinner in one of Angkor's ancient temples. Completely private, this experience works for couples, families or for small groups if you are celebrating a special occasion!
Quad bike through the countryside surrounding Siem Reap for an alternative view of Cambodia.
An extraordinary day spent exploring remote and unexplored temples by helicopter and jeep. Head to Banteay, that once rivalled Angkor Wat as well as Preah Vihear, a highly disputed temple that sits near the border with Thailand.
A 1.5 hour drive north of Siem Reap will bring you to Phnom Kulen mountain range, which provides Siem Reap with water and dominates the skyline of the flat plains surrounding it.
Cambodia and the temples of Angkor offer some of the most rewarding photographic opportunities. Spend a half day with American fine art photographer, John McDermott, to ensure you capture the temples at their best.
Enjoy sunset drinks with a leisurely boat ride on the moat of Angkor Thom and view hidden elements of the ancient Khmer water systems. Relaxing with gin and tonic in hand and accompanied by the sound of bird song, this is a great way to end the day.
Enjoy an evening of contemporary art galleries and buzzing bars in Siem Reap. Be whisked away in your private tuk tuk to experience some of the town's most vibrant bars and up and coming galleries, with cocktails, dim sum and dessert included.
Visit three of the best social enterprise restaurants in Siem Reap, travelling by private tuk tuk. Enjoy a delicious selection of food and drink, all for a good cause! This is a fun way to give back to the community and try some fantastic local cuisine .
Spend the evening sampling mouth-watering dishes at three of Siem Reap's finest restaurants. Travel between the restaurants by private tuk tuk, and enjoy a course at each stop. This is the perfect way to try some of the best cuisine Cambodia has to offer.
This fantastic tour is geared around avoiding the crowds, getting you to Ta Prohm, Ta Nei and Ta Keo at the quietest time of day. Ensconced in jungle, these temples are ideal for adventurous families and couples wanting an Indiana Jones experience!
Cycle through the amazing temples of Angkor, avoiding the crowds and exploring the temples at their best in the morning. A wonderful experience for active couples and energetic families.
Experience the Tonle Sap in style! Our wonderful wooden boat, Ella, has been designed from scratch to experience the wildlife and absorb the unique floating villages on the margins of the lake.
Head to the Cambodian countryside for a gourmet private dining experience surrounded by luminous paddy fields.
from $6700 pp
from $7200 pp
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 centre of Siem Reap.
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