Shinta Mani Club Siem Reap

Address: Oum Khun Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on Oum Khun Street, Siem Reap, is near Phare, The Cambodian Circus, Quad Adventure Cambodia, Baksei Chamkrong, and Royal Theater.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsShinta Mani Club Siem Reap

    Reviewed by meznglenn


    Reviewed Sep 5, 2015
    by (10 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Our stay at Shinta Mani is pretty hard to beat. The staff, the rooms and facilities are fantastic. The rooms are spacious and beautifully appointed. We were just a few steps from the pool. Everything was superb.

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    Reviewed by trina.donkin

    Would not stay anywhere Else!

    Reviewed May 15, 2015
    by (2 reviews) Sydney , Australia Flag of Australia

    Would recommend this Hotel to anyone visiting Siem Reap. Beautiful rooms, grounds, restaurant and staff!

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    Reviewed by bruceandanne

    Next best thing to the WATs

    Reviewed Jul 2, 2014
    by (6 reviews) , New Zealand Flag of New Zealand

    The Shinta Mani Resort is fantastic place to stay in Siem Reap. Great facilities including buffet breakfast and walking distance (10-15min) to town along the river or through bustling streets should you want to do this. The staff are very pleasant and cannot do enough to help you. The rooms are large and there is a very nice area around the pool for some R&R, drinks and snacks. The resort should not be confused with Shinta Mani Club across the road.

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    Reviewed by never2late

    Contemporary traditions

    Reviewed Feb 27, 2014
    by (12 reviews) Portland , United States Flag of United States

    Delightfully designed contemporary take on a French Colonial compound. Rooms and bed very comfortable and enjoyable. Service is top notch for this size resort.

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Shinta Mani Club Siem Reap

    Delightful and Socialy Responsible


    Small but completely lovely. Staff are delightfully welcoming and extremelly helpful...nothing is a problem. If you are looking for that large 'luxury hotel formula' experience this is not the place for you but if what you want is to experience the personal warmth and hospitality that defines the people of cambodia then there is no better place. It is also so important to note that Shinta Mani demonstrates a very strong social responsibility investing in both the education and training of local Cambodians....with so much of the profits of tourism leaking out of the country to those who dont need it how refreshing to see the profits of this hotel being utilised to benefit those who do. I urge you to support this with any place there are always small (and only small) areas for improvement, I promise though that staying here will be delightful (get a deluxe room if possible) and you will have that added benefit of knowing you are also helping to support a wonderful community.

    Highly Recommended


    Stayed for 2 nights here in a deluxe room facing the spa entrance and highly recommend the Shinta Mani. The room was well fitted with a bath so big it took alot of time to fill.

    The service from the staff was excellent, with alot of personal attention and willingness to help. Service included follow up email one week after staying there to thank us for our visit and feedback we provided. I have stayed in many 5 star hotels and rarely get this level of service.

    Only issue we had was intermittent blackouts due to electricity supply as explained by the phonecall to our room from staff.

    Spa was excellent, with our 90 minute facial almost going for 2 hours!

    High recommend if you are looking for a smaller boutique hotel, with good customer service and excellent food. Also good to know it acts as a training school for the underprivaleged.

    Service with a smile


    I stayed at Shinta Mani after Christmas 2004. The service at the hotel is really good! The staff are very friendly and helpful.

    The food was great (apparently the restaurant has won awards) and service was even better. Upon arrival, my husband and I were even given a scarf each - small touches that go a long way. Pool is SMALL, but because hotel is small as well, the place is not crowded and I never had any one in the pool with me the whole time I was there. The new manager, Mr Arif Billah is very nice. He even sent us a very personal email thanking us for staying there - among other things. Highly recommended if you like small, cozy hotels.

    Good, not great


    Stayed in deluxe room for 3 nights

    Pros: Nice, quiet side street location. Excellent spa. Gourmet cuisine. Some staff are truly helpful (able to change flights).

    Cons: Most front desk staff unable to meet simple requests (changing money, wake-up call) in efficient or accurate manner- only 1 or 2 speak adequate English (should be must in training before interacting w/guests). Rooms are clean and modern, but certainly not luxe boutique. Narrow bathtubs.

    Recommend: Rooms on 2nd floor, facing pool.

    Great Oasis away from the madness of Angkor


    Wonderful boutique hotel with a very thoughtful staff. Stayed in the suite near the pool area. The room decor was simple yet elegant. The only complaint we had was the intermittant hot/cold water control. I guess that is the charms of traveling in a 3rd world country. Highly recommend and would definitely stay again.

    Luxury in the Jungle


    Without a doubt, the ruins of Angkor Wat are what brings you to Siem Reap, but it's the Shinta Mani that makes it hard to leave. On all categories Shinta Mani excels. Service and staff were helpful, efficient and friendly "lovely people". The Facilities exceeded my expectations, comfortable, relaxing and pleasing. I took a late afternoon swim and massage each day of my stay. The restaurant was totally delicious. Some of the best food I ate on my trip. Note a surprisingly good wine selection is available.. It also needs to be mentioned that Hotel Manager Mr. Martin Dishman took personal interest in our stay, arranging for guides, taxis, and transportation to and from the airport. He also suggested the Litchi Martini, which if you imbibe is a must.

    If you're looking to mix a little luxury with your trip to one of the great historical sites on the planet. I strongly recommend the Shinta Mani.

    Great hotel, superb staff!


    We visited Siem Reap in July 2004. The hotel is classy and immaculate, not so big that it overwhelms - the perfect size for personalized attention from the hotel staff. The ambience of the place suits me - immaculate and inviting. The large rooms are spotless and beautifully decorated. The hotel restaurant has wonderful ambience, whether dining inside or in the outside dining area, and the food and service were excellent. The pool is gorgeous with massage and therapy rooms adjacent. We enjoyed incredible Thai-style massages.

    Can't say enough things about the friendly and attentive staff! From pick-up at the airport, check-in, arranging tours of the temples, recommending sights around Siem Reap, massages, and restaurant service, the management has assembled a first class staff devoted to the comfort of guests. I recommend Shinta Mani highly and will return someday.

    Fantastic Place


    I spent nearly a week at the Shinta Mani in August. What a pleasure, especially the dining and the spa. Excellent service, nice rooms, and, for those addicted to their electronic devices, it has wireless internet!

    It also has a social good component. They have a free staff training program as part of an effort to create jobs locally. Service can occasionally reflect the 'training' but never in a serious way. Recommend it highly.

    Amazing Jewel of a Hotel


    I just came back from the most AMAZING trip to Angkor Wat and I think a lot of was due to small boutique hotel that I stumbled upon. Shinta Mani was tiny (I think it was like 18 rooms) and as a result the service was very personalized. For example after dinner on the second night , the chef came out and asked us how our meal was and then sat for 15 minutes to talk about how he prepared the fish he had served us. (I am a foodie and had found this place because it got a mention in Gourmet magazine, so having the chef come talk to us was amazing. As an added bonus they also have an amazing wine list!). I also loved how the staff after the first day remembered the room I was in and often asked how my day was. There were always two-three staff members floating around and they all seemed to genuinely care about each guest.

    I was also a big fan of the corporate responsibility ethos that the owners have taken on. Apparently, there is a hospitality and culinary school on premise and the owner uses the proceeds of the hotel to provide free education to students who want to work in the hotel and restaurant industry in Cambodia. What is even more amazing is how little hotel talks about this! (I think most hotels would be tooting their own horn about this, however at Shinta Mani, I didn't even find out about this until the last day of my stay).

    I also liked the fact that the hotel was on a sidestreet and as result there were not a lot of touts around (I noticed this was a problem at the big hotels in town).

    They do not have the most extensive facilities (ie no gym), but I guess I can't expect much when they only have 18 rooms. And sometimes the staff got my requests wrong, although I attributed this to them being students in the school more than anything else.

    Overall, though I LOVED this place and am sending all of my friends there. If you want some personalized service which is more similar to a B&B vs a corporate hotel chain then this the place for you!

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    I stayed in this hotel in early 2004. I travel a lot for work and pleasure, and I think this is the best place I have stayed anywhere. It is a small hotel, with an attentive (but not over attentive) staff. They claim to run training for underprivileged young people. This hadn't started when I was there, but if it goes ahead, then it will be an extra reason to keep this place in mind.

    The pool is smallish, but I usually had it to myself, and the young women running the massage service were great.

    There was a free massage on arrival - just the thing after a long journey, and on arriving back from any trip out of the hotel, a member of staff would be waiting with an ice cold cloth.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Shinta Mani Club Siem Reap

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    Travel Blogs from Siem Reap

    Siem Reap - Big Day Out

    A travel blog entry by meznglenn on Sep 04, 2015

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    Our day started with a swim in the pool just outside our door followed by showers and beautiful breakfast . We got a tuk tuk to Sister Srey cafe where we meet Sam in preparation for our surprise tour.
    At 10 am we are picked up Buntha and the driver Guan and we head out of town towards the temple area. Out in the middle of nowhere we stop and …

    Quiet Day around Siem Reap

    A travel blog entry by meznglenn on Sep 05, 2015

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    No plans today so we have a swim and a late breakfast. Sam is joining us for breakfast today and he shows up somewhat worse for wear. After we left him last night he must have got a second wind because he and the others went home at about 4.30am. Big night for the DJ's Blake and Sam at the YOLO bar and then onto the Temple Bar and Angkor What …

    Arrive Siem Reap

    A travel blog entry by meznglenn on Sep 03, 2015

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    We farewell our tour group at the hotel. Some are departing the same time as us so we are on a bus together to the airport. The others leave later in the day so they wave us goodbye. Our flight with Cambodian Airlines is only 1 hour and is an easy comfortable trip. Sam met us at the airport as planned and had a tuk tuk waiting to take us and our …

    Released my Inner Tomb Raider !

    A travel blog entry by trina.donkin on May 15, 2015

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    We arrived at our hotel and were most impressed. As soon as we arrived we found the staff to be beautiful and more than helpful. We headed in to town and found a chic modern town full of restaurants. Considering it was 40c we rushed back to the hotel and in to the pool. Cocktails went down a treat as well

    We Started our tour of the …

    H E A V E N

    A travel blog entry by marianner on Jan 28, 2015

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    I know I jumped for joy when I won this but I have been fighting guilt a little - a real and deep "I don't deserve this" feeling. I don't say that to prompt a "oh yes you do response" but if I am going to write, it has to be honest.

    And so I positively slunk from my 20 times less expensive hotel and shamefully asked the tuk tuk to bring me …

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