Shinta Mani Shack

Location: Siem Reap & Temples of Angkor | Cambodia

Price guide: $$$$$ Less than $100 per person per night

The hotel with a heart, Shinta Mani Shack is a stylish boutique hotel in the colonial town of Siem Reap, but what makes it stand out from the crowd is its ethical background - training underprivileged locals for a career in hospitality and employing the programme’s graduates. Shinta Mani Shack combines excellent service with sleek design, with the ever-impressive Angkor Wat standing conveniently close by.
Perfect forMerging luxury accommodation with a worthy cause.
In the knowA percentage of the hotel’s room rates goes towards boosting the Shinta Mani Foundation, meaning simply staying there supports local communities.

Recommended for...

  • Chic Design
  • Boutique Hotel
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Eco-tourism

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Shinta Mani Shack is located in Siem Reap, a 15-minute tuk-tuk ride from the striking temples of Angkor Wat.

Rooms at Shinta Mani Shack

Cool minimalist design presides throughout the hotel and its contemporary rooms and suites, where monochrome and shades of grey are warmed with injections of orange. The rooms are chic, with white linen, dark polished wooden floors and Khmer touches in the handcrafted lamps and local artwork, alongside mirrored feature walls, tailor-made iron beds, handpicked furniture and exclusive artworks created by the hotel's architect Bill Bensley's design studios in Bangkok.

 views over the tropical gardens and the pool, while some suites have full-length balconies overlooking the street below.

Food & Drink

Classy Khmer cuisine gets a contemporary take in the stylish Kroya restaurant, where dishes showcase local herbs and spices and market-fresh ingredients, or head to the elegant Baitong, which offers international favourites as well as Khmer specialities. Kick back after some temple touring with a drink in the cool Bensley’s Bar, christened after world-renowned architect Bensley.


Treat yourself to an indulgent spa session, with therapeutic treatments inspired by traditional Khmer rituals including massages, facials and even milk baths to leave you feeling pampered and rejuvenated. The palm tree-lined pool features black and white monochromatic tiles - a signature Bensley touch.

Activities at Shinta Mani Shack

There is simply no way of visiting Siem Reap without seeing the magnificent Angkor Wat - sunrise or sunset deliver the most breathtaking views. To learn more about the work that the hotel does with local young people, you can take a personalised tour of the Shinta Mani Foundation, located in the grounds of the hotel, or enjoy a community-based excursion such as a school visit.

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Hotel location

Shinta Mani Shack is approximately a 20-minute drive from Siem Reap International Airport.

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