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Sala Bai

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Sala Bai, 155 Phoum Tapoul, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Sala Bai
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Rating summary
  • 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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Shanghai, China
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The staff at this hotel are lovely and do their best to make your stay comfortable. It's not perfect, but keep in mind that it's a training hotel and they're doing wonderful work. Be patient with the front desk staff, all of whom are learning English and hospitality skills. Pros: -Very comfortable beds -Every space is immaculate -Nice bath products... More 

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Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I stayed there in December 2014 for 2 nights. The room I chose was the suite room, which was very comfortable, spacious and clean!! There was turn down service from housekeeping as well. I also had the breakfast and lunch at the restaurant. The food was professional with good presentation. All the students showed their hospitality and effort all the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Sala Bai initiative is absolutely superb. It takes poverty stricken youth, and provides them with hospitality skills to achieve a better life and support their families. The students are staff with the hotel and they are very well trained, courteous and generous with their smiles. The food, again prepared by the students, is absolutely mind numbingly tasty and well presented.... More 

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Sala B, Responsable relations publiques at Sala Bai, responded to this review

Wow, thank you very much for your very positive review! It is so encouraging for our team, trainers and students... Be sure that we will share it with them all! Thank you once again and we hope to get the opportunity to welcome you whenever you come back to Siem Reap! More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Ok so if you are the kind of person that only wants 5* hotels, don't waste your time, Sala Bai is not for you. We could have chosen any hotel in Siam Reap but we chose to support the local community and these students that proved themselves unbelievable.They are very friendly and helpful, they really make an effort to make... More 

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Sala B, Responsable relations publiques at Sala Bai, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment. We are very happy that you enjoyed the experience at Sala Bai! As a hospitality school for underpriviledged young Cambodians, we try our best to propose the best service possible in our training hotel and restaurant, so make our guests fully satisfied beyond the good cause purpose! More 

Melbourne
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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