Shinta Mani feels like so much more than just a hotel brand. Alongside their refreshing signature style, which pops with Bill Bensley-led innovation, they embody an ethos of feeding back into the community. Their flagship hotel, the Shinta Mani Angkor & Bensley Collection Pool Villas sits pretty in central Siem Reap, offering up-to-the-minute, elegant accommodation within easy reach of Angkor Wat and the city’s major sights.
Surrounding and supported by the exquisite accommodation is the Shinta Mani Foundation: the charitable arm of the organisation which trains and champions underprivileged young locals to succeed in the hospitality industry and beyond, as well as feeding back funding into local health, schooling and direct assistance. It’s an inspirational way for an organisation to work, and feels like a leading example for other brands to follow. However you spend your time in Cambodia, a stay at Shinta Mani is a must - we can’t recommend it highly enough.
One property across 3 sites in very close proximity in central Siem Reap’s French Quarter, including hotel rooms, suites and a handful of exquisite pool villas.
Community charitable foundation
Bill Bensley designed
Pools & spas
Cookery classes and trekking
The pool villa was absolutely amazing - an unique experience of Cambodia’s top-end luxury.
Discover what to expect from staying at Shinta Mani Angkor & Bensley Collection Pool Villas
So much more than just another deluxe property, the Shinta Mani Angkor & Bensley Collection Pool Villas is a hotel with character and soul. The main building retains much of its original heritage, yet the rooms feel fresh and sumptuous with a modern minimalist finish and there are great larger spaces for families. Facilities are of the highest standard, including a delightful pool and terrace, and an extensive spa offering a wide range of treatments. Visit the Shinta Mani Foundation's onsite office during your stay to learn more about their support and development work across Cambodia.
With a slightly more off-the-wall look than most mainstream hotels, the Shinta Mani is instantly recognisable, bold and confident. Its renovations were overseen by the world-renowned Bensley Design Studios. Some of the rooms are set around a chic central courtyard offering views from first floor balconies, whilst others offer direct access to the large swimming pool and flourishing tropical gardens from the ground floor. The resort has two high-end contemporary restaurants on-site, and luxurious spa facilities available for use whenever you need some serious pampering.
With an aesthetic that makes you feel like you’ve stepped onto a film set, geometrically-patterned open-air pools that blend seamlessly from the cosy living space, and secluded outdoor terraces sheltered by leafy greenery, the Bensley pool villas are a cut above. They epitomise the very finest in Cambodian contemporary luxury, and are well worth their premium price tag. Included in your stay are the services of a highly professional Bensley Butler, who will ensure you are looked after in exemplary fashion during your stay, and even give you a personal tour of the city.
The Shinta Mani Foundation is the charitable arm which underpins everything the hotels set out to achieve. Since 2004, the Shinta Mani School of Hospitality has funded and trained underprivileged young people from across Cambodia in hospitality expertise, and helped them find employment within the industry. The foundation also helps the wider community through outreach programs providing education, health and medical care, and direct financial assistance, especially in more rural areas. It’s genuinely heartening to see an organisation using tourism to boost their community’s economy in such a direct and focused way, as well as providing such a high-quality guest experience.
See the sights of Siem Reap and the phenomenal Angkor Wat-era temples, take tours of the city, and head out into the surrounding countryside to spend time with locals in a nearby village. Return to the hotel to enjoy pampering spa treatments, relaxing moments by the pool, and tempting cuisine in the stylish restaurants, and plenty of time enjoying your cutting-edge surroundings.
As well as the admirable community support provided through the Shinta Mani Foundation, which trains local young people in hospitality skills free of charge and provides financial, educational and health support to rural communities, the Shinta Mani Wild - this hotel’s rural sister property - is a leading example of active tourism conservation in Cambodia. They are committed to reducing waste, water and energy usage, recycling as much as is possible, and sourcing produce locally.
The land on which the Shinta Mani Wild is situated was bought by Bill Bensley before he knew what to do with it, with the sole intention of preserving the fragile ecosystems. The best way to protect the land from poaching and logging was to physically occupy it, and so the wild camp was constructed to ensure that the landscape remained as undisturbed as possible, as well as providing sustainable employment for the local community.
Discover the true breadth of Cambodian culture by exploring the Angkor Temples, bustling Phnom Pehn before heading to the Cardamon Mountains and rounding up with a few days on Cambodia’s islands.