Sokha Beach Resort
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We were packed and in bed early for our early departure firstly to Kep (on the Camobdia Side of the border) then over the border to Vietnam . Sometimes I surely wonder if we HAVE learned any lessons from our travels. I should have checked that the 'bus' tickets had seat numbers for example. For if they don’t it means you are travelling on a " …
After the bustle of Phnom Phen, we headed down the coast by local bus to Cambodia's top up and coming beachside resort, Sihanoukville! The local bus trip was again one of those life and death moments being hurled about whilst the driver beeped his horn every 10 seconds at everything and anything that moved......at one point he must have been …
Sihanouk Ville Beach 3 jam perjalanan darat melalui kota Phnom Penh Cambodia.
Coach to Sihanoukville was about $16 for both of us. The bus was better than the Mekong Express as the air con worked, but it stopped in a much more local store for lunch and all the westerners were hmmm, is it safe to eat or drink anything here? We settled on some deep fried banana which was lovely! Then onto Sihanoukville. Ok so we arrived with …
We arrived off the coach bombarded by tuk tuk drivers and moto drivers. It gets really tiring actually. We decided to blow our budget and stayed at sokha beach resort. And I'm glad we did. I know we'll ahve to pay off the credit card later, but it was nice to stay somewhere nice! The only comment I really want to make is on the fact that the rough …
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My husband and I came here for a relaxing 3 days at the end of a 2 week trip within Cambodia. We wanted luxury, and overall we got it with a few exceptions.
Class hotel in SIhanoukville. The beach is beautiful and compares well with luxury seaside resorts in the Carribean or in Thailand. I loved the food and found the rooms spacious, clean and very well furnished. Staff was helpful and friendly. Last thing: price are very competitive for a 4*+ - 5* hotel.
Stayed here for 3 nights with mixed feelings. Had booked 2 seaview rooms but arrived to find my children offered a room overlooking the food plate stacking area! Absolutely refused to stay in the rooms they offered us so they quickly moved us to better ones (why they didn't to that in the first place?). It was low season so the place was not overcrowded - as it is a HUGE, it might be pretty awful in high season. It does its best, but no way is it 'proper' 5*. The pool area is nice (though far too many young kids for me) and the beach beyond is also really nice; not very wide but long with a fishing village at one end and a locals' bit at the other (this gives is more character). Just about enough beach loungers so in high season, it would be impossible. Lunch on arrival was a bit disappointing and from the menu in the main area - burgers and frozen stuff. Their fish restaurant was good (not cheap) and you can choose your fish from the tank - go for the fresh stuff or it will be frozen; a buffet they had one night was absolutely excellent with really top quality meat, prawns, fish etc (we struck a bargain price with the manager!) so we were disappointed when it was not available the next night (we went into 'town' by taxi and ate there; food was very good local stuff and fresh fish but we nearly walked out as we watched the antics of a very large black rat running all over the tables at the end of the restaurant). Cocktails were good (tried a lot of them in the pouring rain under a thatched beach hut!) and wine was decent enough too. Staff were pleasant if not always awfully efficient and english was not spoken very well; pool room and Spa were very useful for our teenage kids and their cousins on the day it rained non-stop. They had a local 'Abba'-type group every night who tried very hard but were fairly hand-wringingly awful (NOT our scene but after a few drinks they didn't seem so bad - even at a distance!). The sound proofing in the rooms is awful. Every toddler staying there seemed to be screaming up and down the corridors at 6am and there was endless ringing of doorbells. My teenage sons had to listen to a very amorous couple for much of one night (my 14 year old was a bit upset poor chap). But all in all, it was good to have 2 days of doing absolutely nothing after 3 weeks of hard travelling but for stays longer than this, don't come - go to Thailand. The town is a dump with nothing of interest at all. It's a long 5 hour drive to get there (we enjoyed the scenery; teenage sons found their i-pods useful then!).
Komme gerade mit meinem Mann von einem Urlaub in Kambodscha zurück. Es war einfach fantastisch. Wir sind von Siem Reap nach Phnom Pehn und runter nach Sihanoukville gefahren. Haben im Sokha Beach Hotel für 2 Nächte gewohnt um meinen 30. Geburtstag zu feiern. Die Angestellten haben sich sehr um uns bemüht. Es gab immer jemanden, der einem geholfen hat oder Fragen zu beantworten, egal wie einfach sie auch erschienen. Die Zimmer waren riesig und mit allem Erdenklichen ausgestattet. Im Bad gab es eine begehbare Dusche und eine Badewanne. Der private Strand war fantastisch und man wurde von keinen Verkäufern belästigt, da niemand sonst dort Zutritt hatte. Versuchen Sie über das Internet zu buchen, da man hier etwas Rabatt bekommt. Jeden Abend gibt es Livemusik und tolles Essen.
Habe hier im Juni für zwei Nächte, zusammen mit meinem besten Freund gewohnt. Hatte ein tolles 5 Sterne Haus erwartet und bekam ein schlechtes, teueres und unfreundliches Haus präsentiert. Als wir an der Rezeption ankamen, kümmerte man sich nicht um uns, obwohl niemand außer uns dort war. Hatte bereits vorher, via Email um ein Upgrade auf ein Zimmer mit Meerblick gebeten und keine Antwort erhalten. Als ich wieder nachfragte, sagte man mir, dass keins verfügbar sei und es noch einmal 20 USD extra kostete (habe 84 USD pro Nacht bezahlt, plus 20USD für ein Zimmer mit Meerblick). Der Service war ok, die Anlagen haben uns allerdings entäuscht. Nach 19 Uhr kann man nicht mehr im Pool baden und der Whirlpool war nur für ein Geschlecht bestimmt, des halb kann man sich auch mit niemandem unterhalten und es wird schnell langweilig. Das Essen ist sehr teuer und von schlechter Qualität. Ich hatte gehofft, dass man sich etwas mehr um uns gekümmert hätte, da wir hier die Einzigen waren und es nonstop 3 tage lang geregnet hatte...Nie wieder.
I stayed here with my best friend in June for two nights. I was expecting a 5 star upstanding hotel, and arrived to an isolated, unfriendly, expensive place. First we arrived at desk and were not taking care of altough the hotel was empty. I had ask previously by emai to be upgraded to sea view, but didn't receive an answer. Once I asked again at reception they said they had no availability and that it was charged extra 20 USD. (I payed 84 USD per night, plus 20USD for sea view)
Stayed here as a stop-off on a sight-seeing trip around SE Asia. It was definitely a nice break from the travelling and the hotel was a nice, comfortable place to stay. We got a sea room which cost a little more but was definitely worth it. The staff were also very helpful and service good. The grounds were also pleasant and the restaurants food was okay though nothing special.
My husband and i have just returned from a trip to Cambodia. It was fantastic we spent sometime travelling from Siem Reap to Phnom Pehn and down to Sihanoukville. We stayed at the Sokha Beach Hotel for 2 nights as a treat for my 30th birthday, the staff just couldn't do enough for you. Someone would always be around to assist you and answer your questions no matter how silly they were. The rooms were massive with all the facilities that you would expect. The Bathroom had a walk in shower aswell as a seperate bath. The private beach was just fantastic, you didnt have any problems with people trying to sell things to you whilst you sunbathed as they are not permitted to go on the beach. Try and book the accomodation via the internet as you do get a discount. They have live entertainment every night and the food was nice too.