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Sala Bai, 155 Phoum Tapoul, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Sala Bai
Ranked #74 of 227 Hotels in Siem Reap
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The rooms are nice and clean, the staff are great, always more than happy to help a much as they can. Everything is as advertised, have no criticisms. It's good to know your money is helping the students, not just filling someone's pockets.

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London, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Myself and a friend stayed at sala bai during our travels around asia. We choose it because of its ethical principal, backed up by some great reviews! The staff were all so kind and helpful, the room clean and tidy,and the rates reasonable. Having said that, this is probably not for a backpacker's budget! We cycled from here to angkor... More

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Yellowknife, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very friendly staff, clean and comfortable rooms, and very delicious food in the restaurant. The hotel and restaurant train underprivileged youth and have changed people's lives. It's a great place to stay in Siem Reap and you won't be disappointed!

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We stayed for one night at Sala Bai whilst visiting Angkor Wat. We were pleased to find that there were spare rooms (there are only four), as we had read about this hotel/school before we started our trip and thought it sounded great. Sala Bai takes in around 100 underprivileged local kids each year and teaches them various different skills... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We stayed - and ate one lunch - at Sala Bai during our two days in Siem Reap and were delighted with our choice. The room was simple (shower hose only) but very clean, cool and comfortable, with trainee staff making up beds to perfection! With on-site school and training, the whole set-up exudes a wonderful, optimistic atmosphere full of... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

On a first trip to Siem Reap, we picked out Sala Bai from tripadviser. All kudos given by earlier reviewers was confirmed by our experience. Fantastic choice! The young hospitality industry students here are absolutely charming, and while they are learning-by-doing as part of their course, they do a great job (staffing front reception,cooking, serving, cleaning etc|) and are well-supported... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We had two meals at the school's restaurant in November when we were there for a charity event. Claude, the director, gave us a warm welcome, and the staff and students were charming & helpful. Plus the food was delicious. The place was packed both times we were there, so reservations are perhaps to be recommended.

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Doha
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the twin bed room - maybe should have splashed for the suite - ours was small, bathroom tiny and no decorations BUT spotlessly clean. AC and fan were great. I think those of us past our backpacker prime would appreciate the value and cleanliness of it :). The staff is lovely and the fact it is a... More

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Zandvoort, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I had a really pleasant stay in the Hotel School! The students are very enthusiastic and do their utmost to help you around. The room was very clean with white crisp bedlinen. Wifi was available and had a strong signal in the room.

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Sala B, Manager at Sala Bai, responded to this review

On the behalf of the Sala Baï students, thank you very much for this comment. They are very happy to have such positive feedback on their quality of service. They are only at the beginning on their one-year training but so motivated to learn as quick as possible. We will be very glad to welcome you again at Sala Baï... More

Abu Dhabi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We decided to stop at a new restaurant for lunch, Sala Bai. The restaurant had opened two days before we visited it and you never would have known that this restaurant is used to train young Cambodians. We met Claude, the director, who explained how an NGO offers scholarships to 100 poor Cambodians so they can come to Siem Reap... More

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Sala B, Manager at Sala Bai, responded to this review

Thank you very much Leslie for your comment! Considering that we are at the very beginning of our training year, the students have still a long way to learn but your comment is very encouraging, and we have no doubt that this new intake will be a very good one! Come back whenever you want, it will be always a... More

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Address: Sala Bai, 155 Phoum Tapoul, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Siem Reap Province > Siem Reap
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4

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