Shinta Mani, Siem Reap $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
Sister property of the sparkling Hôtel de la Paix, the Shinta Mani may be older, but it remains one of the best values in Siem Reap. The place has its own very quiet charmthe name, derived from Sanskrit, means "the gem that provides everything that one desires"and the service is excellent. Rip a shirt pocket, for instance, and a maid quickly performs seamstress surgery. The rooms are on the small side (unless you spring for the "deluxe") and could use some updated furniture and plumbing. Staying here, however, is still a pleasure, as you're helping the communitydirectly. At Shinta Mani, about 20 percent of your bill goes to fund the hotel's admirable on-site Institute of Hospitality, which helps train low-income locals for positions in the industry.