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Our Story

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Hotel Anachoreo. A boutique mountain hotel that combines authentic local experiences with a touch of international flare for a truly memorable stay.

The Beginning

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.

The Next Chapter

From February 2021, Hotel Anachoreo moves into the hands of Australian family of 4, the Kings, Cameron, Karen, Brody & Sienna.

The King family were much like many others, living a wonderful life “down under”. Cameron worked on the oil rigs as a chef, and Karen ran a successful Cake Decorating & Bakery business. In 2014, they decided to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, selling everything to travel the world together as a family.

Departing from Australia in early 2016, the Kings traveled to 32 countries over the next 4 years, before creating a base in Panama in early 2019.

After the world was rocked by Covid-19, and after an extensive lockdown living just out of Panama City, the Kings were craving adventure, cooler temperatures, and fresh air, so in November 2020 they moved to Santa Fe, where they quickly fell in love with the quaint little town and decided to call it home.

Excited to be carrying the baton, in a hotel that has such a fine reputation, the King family looks forward to welcoming guests from around the world. Cameron & Karen are excited to reopen the Anachoreo Restaurant featuring delicious recipes inspired from their travels along with delicious sweet baked treats for guests to enjoy.

Discover Our Story

Hotel Anachoreo. A boutique mountain hotel that combines authentic local experiences with a touch of international flare for a truly memorable stay.

The Beginning

Beautiful Hotel Anachoreo was created by Sineth Pov in 2011.

Born and raised in Cambodia’s rural countryside as a young adult, Sineth moved to the city where she studied tourism. Shortly afterwards she began working in the hospitality service and then in a 5-star hotel.

With this experience, Sineth began dreaming of running her own hotel. She imagined herself as an owner, stepping into her own restaurant, 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.

After 10 wonderful years, Sineth’s desire to travel continues to grow and in February 2021 she says goodbye to Panama and heads off for a new adventure in Mexico, the US, Thailand and more, leaving her beloved Hotel Anachoreo in the hands of the King Family from Australia.

The Next Chapter

From February 2021, Hotel Anachoreo moves into the hands of Australian family of 4, the Kings, Cameron, Karen, Brody & Sienna.

The King family were much like many others, living a wonderful life “down under”. Cameron worked on the oil rigs as a chef, and Karen ran a successful Cake Decorating & Bakery business. In 2014, they decided to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, selling everything to travel the world together as a family.

Departing from Australia in early 2016, the Kings travelled to 32 countries over the next 4 years, before creating a base in Panama in early 2019.

After the world was rocked by Covid-19, and after an extensive lockdown living just out of Panama City, the Kings were craving adventure, cooler temperatures and fresh air, so in November 2020 they moved to Santa Fe, where they quickly fell in love with the quaint little town and decided to call it home.

Excited to be carrying the baton, in a hotel that has such a fine reputation, the King family look forward to welcoming guests from around the world. Cameron & Karen are excited to reopen the Anachoreo Restaurant featuring delicous recipes inspired from their travels along with delicious sweet baked treats for guests to enjoy.