Shinta Mani Angkor
Khmer-style hospitality in a stylish setting
- 39 rooms
- Outdoor pool
- Two bars
- Cambodian cooking classes
- Therapeutic treatments and outdoor massages
Set within the charming French Quarter of Siem Reap, in close distance to the Old Market area, Shinta Mani Angkor promises a tranquil escape of complete sophistication. This elegant establishment, with a strong focus on responsible tourism, also allows guests to contribute to the local community through the Shinta Mani Foundation – a percentage of your daily room rate goes towards funding an array of instrumental projects.
With just 39 guestrooms, carefully curated by Bangkok-based designer, Bill Bensley, you’re guaranteed warm, personalised service of the highest quality. Inspired by Khmer culture, the polished guestrooms feature inlaid ceiling artwork, and black and white colour schemes are enhanced by orange elements.
Centred around an outdoor pool, encircled by cabanas and a tropical garden, Shinta Mani Angkor provides a most serene base from which to explore the temples of Angkor Wat. After a day of sightseeing, guests can reflect in the incredibly serene spa while indulging in a therapeutic treatment, or the coolness of the library or art gallery. Spirits can also be replenished at the on-site restaurant, Kroya, serving local and international dishes. Further refreshment can be enjoyed at the poolside bar, with a menu of tempting cocktails, or the refined Bensley’s Bar, overlooking a courtyard.
Clean water, bicycles and education for all
The Shinta Mani Foundation provides education, financial assistance and healthcare to Cambodian youth. They have built 1310 wells and 97 homes, sponsored 229 graduates through school, funded 641 bicycles, facilitated over 4000 medical appointments and contributed 55 micro-loans. Shinta Mani is a true leader in responsible travel as they measure their impact regularly and continue to be a significant contributor to the region’s development.
Free-of-charge hospitality school
The Shinta Mani opened a free-of-charge hospitality training school in 2004 to provide underprivileged Cambodian youth with skills to secure future employment.
Pioneering healthy and natural vegetables
Through a partnership with the World Vegetable Centre and USAID, Shinta Mani has developed an experimental farm dedicated to the development of durable crops without the use of pesticides and harmful fertilisers. They make use of age-old practices by planting natural pest repellents like marigolds and lemongrass, as well as specific seed selection to promote natural farming.