Suites and rooms at the Mane Boutique Hotel & Spa are all inspired by the moments of modern history that have shaped Cambodia after the age of Angkor.
Named after specific pivotal years, the rooms are individually designed by Mané, the owner and a few Khmer designer and appointedbwith the finest silk and local fabrics, authentic antiques or faithful replicas of period pieces as well as original works of art lovingly collected from all over the region which define a frozen period of time, giving anyone who enter its doors a chance to relive its elegant and colorful past.
All suites come with modern amenities- from a well-stocked minibar to its own nespresso coffee machine, European and Oriental teas, daily fruit turndown, cable television, wireless internet connection and a mobile phone with a local sim card during your stay.
Mane Boutique Hotel is a haven for escape, a sanctuary for the soul to rejuvenate, and a designed environment that highlights art, tradition, history and relaxation.
The 1860 gives reverence to the year the French naturalist Henri Mohout came to Angkor to study its plants, insects and wildlife only to come across Angkor Wat hidden in the jungle. His journeys, published in a book paved way for the outside world to “rediscover” the magic of this lost world. This suite is meant to encapsulate the sense of awe and romanticism of exotic discovery.
This “Mane Royal Sunset Suite” has a king sized bed over a 4.7 meter ceiling draped with muslin fabrics, has two seating areas and is adorned with fine ikat silk fabrics and water hyacinth furnishings. The room opens to a large balcony with an outdoor tub and has sweeping views of the traditional village houses nearby as well as the sunset. The terrace is large enough to host a romantic dinner set up for two.
The 1863 is inspired by the year of the establishment of Cambodia as a protectorate of France, creating the beginning of the Chaktomuk Period, merging the west to the east and starting the birth of the kingdom’s modern history after Angkor. This Suite is also connected to The 1937.
This “Mane Royal Family Two-Bedroom Suite” is a tribute to the royal family’s way of life at that time, where a king sized bed overlooks the seating lounge spilling towards the large balcony with views of view of the sunrise at early morning, garden and a daily life of local people. Gold is the predominant color in the room and a classic 19th century style vanity opens towards the large bathroom and the walk in closet.
The triangle shape in the roofs of the pagoda, incense holders, spirit houses, and traditional flower holders form the style and look of the room.
The 1887 is the year Cambodia became part of the new French territories of the Kingdom of Laos and the Vietnamese regions of Annam, Tonkin and Cochinchina to become part of French Indochina, creating a much-romanticized union of this fragment of the Far East. The merging of these three territories by France is represented by the colors of the room and the grouping in threes.
This “ Solo Icon Deluxe Room” has a queen sized bed with a divan seating at its foot. Decor all over the suite is culled from the three former Indochina territories from the silk furnishings to ceramics and objets d’art, as a door opens towards an intimate balcony with wooden rocking chairs.
The 1901 is the year the French School of the Far East (EFEO) started the immense task of clearing the temples of Angkor and created the first wave of conservation efforts.
A few months later, tourists arrived for the first time in Angkor, signalling the birth of tourism in Cambodia and the inevitable fascination of the west to the legendary lost empires of the east.
This “Royal Suite” has a king sized bed with a separate lounge with divan seating opening to its own private garden leading towards the Spice Garden. A terrazzo bathtub is the main focal point of the bath area with a separate shower, his and hers wash basins and an antique vanity table.
Some of the artworks in the suite are by Puerto Rican photographer Jorge Rodriguez who shot and hand developed these black and white photos using vintage tin type techniques.
The 1907 marks the blooming of what is now present-day Cambodia as the provinces of Preah Vihear, Siem Reap and Battambang were returned by the Kingdom of Siam to Cambodia on this year, through pressure from France. This momentous year is celebrated through vivid colors of gold and orange in Cambodian silk as well as decor inspired from the Khmer Surin areas coupled with key wooden furniture from the French colonial era.
This “Mane Royal Jaccuzi Suite” has a king sized bed, a corner window lounge seating, a dressing area, large bathroom and its own balcony with an outdoor tub and jacuzzi as well as a sun bed.
The 1914 marks the rediscovery of Banteay Srei temple which was still wildy engulfed by the jungle when the French conservationists first laid eyes on it. The temple, known as the “Jewel of Khmer Art” is where the technique of anastylosis was used for the first time in Angkor. In honor of this event, the suite is decorated with colors of the temple’s sandstone color and hues of Burgundy wine – possibly enjoyed at that time to celebrate this remarkable find.
This “Double Icon Deluxe Room” has a king sized bed with carved grape details, two cushioned wooden seats and an intimate balcony. Soft furnishings reflect the romantic Edwardian period combined with Cambodian trims. One window has a view of the garden while another one overlooks the pool.
The 1916 marks the year Henri Marchal was assigned to manage Conservation d’Angkor, where he began the intensive study of the temple and its history – eventually becoming the first “curator of Angkor”.
This “Royal Suite” comes with a king sized four poster bed reminiscent of the colonial beds of the era. A large wooden divan with soft silk cushions is also a feature of the suite as well as a private balcony. An antique vanity table with mirror is flanked on the side by bamboo books with transcripts of Khmer holy texts, reminiscent of what Henri Marchal used to further his scholarly research of the temples.
The large sandstone-tile bathroom is adorned with a large terrazzo bath tub with a separate shower and his and hers wash basins.
The 1920 saw the opening of the National Museum in Phnom Penh, the biggest repository of Cambodia’s ancient heritage. The museum, with sweeping roofs inspired by Buddhist pagodas was designed by George Groslier who at that time was spearheading the efforts to collate and preserve the revival of Cambodian history through its artifacts.
This “Royal Suite” is a spacious affair with a king sized four poster bed and furnishings culled from that era. A wooden divan welcomes the living area while a large bathroom has a terrazzo bath tub, separate shower and his and hers wash basins.
The colors of the suite reflect the exterior colors of the National Museum itself while key pieces are presented in the spirit of the museum.
The 1937 pays tribute to the height of art deco mania as it hit Cambodia this year with the opening of the Central Market, a futuristic domed structure built to exemplify the golden age of jazz in the kingdom. This Suite is connected to The 1863.
This “Mane Royal Family Two-Bedroom Suite” has a king sized bed with art deco details, an indoor bathtub and an intimate balcony. Soft furnishings reflect the high design period combined with Cambodian trims. The small balcony overlooks the pool.
The 1941 marks the year that an 18 year old prince was crowned as the new king of Cambodia – HRH King Norodom Sihanouk, whose rule and fate is entwined with the dramatic history of the kingdom as it sees itself thrust into independence, a golden age, the dangers of the cold war, the Khmer Rouge, a civil war and eventually its return to peace.
This “Royal Suite” comes with a Cambodian hardwood bed reminiscent of the royal beds of the era. A large private balcony is a key feature of the suite as well as large portraits of the king father.
The large bathroom is adorned with a large terrazzo bath tub with a separate shower and his and hers wash basins.
The 1949 signals the last days of the Kampuchea Krom area of what once was Southern Cambodia, when the Mekong Delta was awarded to Vietnam by France, nipping away Cambodia’s fragment of historic territory and heritage.
This “Royal Suite” comes with a king sized four poster bed and Chinoise furnishings reminiscent of the era. A private balcony leads to the Spice Garden and within easy access to the pool.
The large sandstone-tile bathroom is adorned with a large terrazzo bath tub with a separate shower and his and hers wash basins.
The 1953 marks the Kingdom of Cambodia’s full independence from France after 90 years of French protectorate status. This key pivotal point gave back the kingdom to the Khmer, and is honored in this suite with a tribute to Cambodian craftsmanship and nationhood. Most of the wooden pieces used throughout feature the sugar palm wood, handcrafted by artisans in Kompong Cham which are iconic features that dot Cambodian landscapes.
This “Double Icon Deluxe Room” has a king sized four-poster bed, a cushioned divan and an intimate balcony. One window has a view of the garden while another one overlooks the pool. Decor in the room reflects classic Cambodian scenes and soft furnishings using handwoven Cambodian silk.
The 1956 is an era of globalization for the independent kingdom as this year realizes the establishment of Royal Air Cambodge in partnership with Air France, becoming the kingdom’s first airline and signalling Cambodia’s entry into the golden age of jet travel.
This “Royal Suite” has a king sized bed with a separate lounge with divan seating overlooking the Spice Garden. A terrazzo bathtub is the main focal point of the bath area with a separate shower, his and hers wash basins and a low vanity table.
Colorful memorabilia from the days of the airline adorn the suite.
The 1963 is the year a young lass from the Cambodian countryside named Ros Sereysothea won a singing contest in Battambang, sparking up her career in music and heralding the era of Cambodia’s golden age of rock and roll together with names like Pan Ron and Sinn Sisamouth. This tribute to the kingdom’s modern voices are represented by the splash of pop colors in the fabrics as well as small works defining Sereysothea’s countryside origins before she was catapulted to fame.
This “Double Icon Deluxe Room” is the only one in the hotel which has twin beds. With each bed flanked by a side table and lamp as well as a large cushioned seat, the suite also comes with a view of the pool.
The 1966 is a tribute to the power of media as Cambodia launched its first ever tv station XUTV this year, heralding the birth of Cambodia’s pop tv culture.
This “Royal Suite” is a spacious affair with a king sized four poster bed and furnishings inspired by the era. A wooden divan welcomes the living area while a large bathroom has a terrazzo bath tub, separate shower and his and hers wash basins.
The 1972 is the last year Cambodia competed in the Olympic Games in Munich, signalling the final days of the kingdom’s golden age and symbolizing the new republic’s final chapter in the world stage. The room is inspired by the connections that bind us as citizens of the world and how an event like the Olympic Games define a country’s political status and the relationships that transpire between the nations of the world.
Posters from the 1972 Olympiad adorn the walls with the flag of the new Khmer Republic which lasted only until 1975.
This “Solo Icon Deluxe Room” in the Gallery Villa is set with a king sized bed and overlooks the gardens of the hotel.
The 1992 marks the year the United Nations Transitional Authority came to organize the transition of Cambodia into its rebirth as a nation through the Paris Peace Accords the year earlier. After several years of strife, the promise of peace finally shines its first rays this year. This is the renewal of the new Cambodia – shattered but ready to piece back the pieces together to start anew. The room is inspired by the connections that bind us as citizens of the world and how an organization like the United Nations can help redefine a country’s political status and the relationships that transpire between the nations of the world.
This “Double Icon Deluxe Room” in the Gallery Villa is set with a king sized bed and overlooks the gardens of the hotel with a large glass facade and a small terrace where one can further commune with the outdoors.
The 2004 is the year the King Father abdicated his throne and his son King Norodom Sihamoni was crowned, creating a new era in the pivotal role of the royal family. This “Royal Suite” comes with a Cambodian king sized bed reminiscent of the royal beds of the era. A direct access to the Tea Garden is a key feature of the suite as well as portraits of the king during his coronation.
The large bathroom is adorned with a large terrazzo bath tub with a separate shower and his and hers wash basins. A his and hers built-in closet is also a treat for this suite.
HOTEL POLICY FOR CHILDREN
Children below twelve (12) years of age are allowed to stay with their parents free of charge but without an extra bed. However, occupancy is limited for two (2) adults and one (1) child. In the event that an extra bed is requested or required, additional bed charge will be imposed as well as separate charges for the child’s breakfast.