Beautiful Hotel Anachoreo was created by Sineth Pov in 2011.
Born and raised in Cambodia’s rural countryside, as a child, Sineth dreamed of adventures and longed to be taken away in a UN helicopter. As a young adult, Sineth began her first adventure by moving to the city where she studied tourism. Shortly afterward she began working in the hospitality service and then in a 5-star hotel, but dreamt of running her own hotel. She imagined herself as a restaurant owner, stepping into her own kitchen, smelling all the delicious food, and creating wonderful experiences for her guests.
Inspired by posters and movies of beautiful countries with snow, tall buildings, trains, and high-technology, Sineth also harbored a dream to travel the world.
In 2009 her dream came true when she arrived in Santa Fe, Panama. She rented a small modest place and converted it into a Hostel & Bistro. A couple of years later, with the help of an investor, Sineth was able to start building her dream hotel and Hotel Anachoreo opened in 2011 with 4 rooms and a restaurant serving up traditional Cambodian food.
In 2018, Sineth welcomed a guest who planned to stay just one night, however after a lovely night playing Chess together, Sineth and Herman connected and fell in love. Now, after a total of 10 wonderful years running Hotel Anachoreo, Sineth’s desire to travel has continued to grow and in February 2021 she and Herman say goodbye to Panama and head off for a new adventure together, building schools across the world to help children in need. They leave their beloved Hotel Anachoreo in the hands of the King Family from Australia.